Writing A Best-Selling Non-fiction eBook Checklist
Ok, it’s not going to be quite like Dave letterman’s Top Ten List, but hopefully it will provide you with some valuable information when it comes to writing an eBook with the hope of it becoming a best-seller.
There are some simple qualities that the best-selling eBooks have in common. At the very minimum you need to make sure that you give your eBook the best shop at becoming a best seller by meeting these minimum requirements.
1. Offer Some Unique Quality and Information.
What will make your eBook stand out form the rest of the crowd? Uniqueness! You must bring a unique point-of-view to an already saturated market. This just mean just creating a unique headlines or eBook cover, it means the content and what you offer with regards to new programs, evidence, systems or techniques.
2. Become an Expert for Your Topic.
You won’t fool anyone if you just re-gurgiatate some information that you have pulled from the internet and put together to create an eBook and then claim to be an expert. You don’t have to have some degree to be an expert but you sure do need some first hand experience and knowledge within your niche topic.
3. The Most Successful Non-fiction eBooks are Written from the Reader’s Perspective.
The reader who will buy your informative eBook is looking for you to solve their problem or satisfy their wants and needs. Therefore, you will want to write and construct your eBook with that in mind. Use simple and easy to understand language. You don’t have to big note yourself with big words or bragging about your accomplishments. You have already sold them on buying your eBook so don’t keep selling!
4. Prove Yourself by Backing up Your Claims.
If you make a bold statement or claim use and example to back it up. If you state how you have an incredible amount of experience in creating websites then provide examples. If you are a best-selling author then tell them a title of your eBook.
5. Make Sure Your Content is Easy to Understand.
Remember that the reader is seeking your advice because they need your help. Your are the expert, not them so write in a way that they can not only read your eBook but also be able to comprehend your main points.
6. Provide Real Life Examples.
People relate better to actual experiences that you have. So if you are discussing the topic of eBook cover designs then include photos of covers that look good and covers that don’t look good.
7. Have Someone Else Proof Read Your eBook.
You may be a great writer but to think that only you need to proofread your eBook is just asking for trouble. You must have it professionally proofread. It is amazing what someone else will pick up from a reader’s perspective. I always have to come back and make corrections or additions to my eBooks after they have been proofread. Have some else check the spelling, language, grammar, layout, punctuation and format.
8. Make Sure Your eBook is in Multiple Formats So it can Be Read on All Devices.
A customer who makes a purchase wants quick access to their eBook. If they find out that they cannot read it on their chosen reading device then that initial excitement will soon turn to anger and frustration and your name will be at the top of the list for complaints. Make sure it can be read on a PC, Mac, eReaders to tablets such as the iPad.
9. Your eBook Should Meet File Size Requirements.
An eBook that is too big takes up too much space and takes too long to download. This will just be a further irritation to the reader. When you add photos to your eBooks make sure you reduce the size of these photos.
10. Build a Relationship with Your Reader.
Write your eBook as if you are giving a one-on one consultation to that reader. Be personable and let them know how they can get in contact with you or follow you on your blog.
Your ultimate goal is to write a quality eBook that provides a great reading experience to the reader. You want them to keep coming back to you for more advice and to buy future eBooks that you write. These basic tips will help get you on your way.