Following on from my post about developing writing skills, have you ever thought about taking a collection of your blog posts and formulating them into an ebook? It is easier than you think!
Re-purposing your Blog
Most blogs have categories and when you allocate your blogs to the particular categories you are making a collection of facts and information that you can share with others in an ebook or a report.
Or, you may not want to write an ebook or report, but give staff or customers an insight into your business. Using the same technique you can do that too.
By sorting out your blog posts on a certain topic you might not need to write very much at all in original content. You may need to rewrite some beginning and ends to the posts so that they follow on nicely in a book format, but that may be all you have to do.
Another alternative is that you may first set up a category in your blog, plan the topics to your ebook and then write your blog posts over a period of time and then formulate the ebook. This works as well and I know several online business people who operate this way.
All About Your Passion
So if you feel that you would like to write but have not yet done so, then think about these points and if you recognize how they follow on from each other then you will most likely realize that putting an ebook together is not that difficult.
What I am going to list here is the formula for writing an ebook that you can use for each and every book that you write.
You can break these groupings down into further chapters depending on the length of ebook you are going to write.
- INTRODUCTION – this is about what you are going to write about. It is a very short reasoning as to why you are writing the ebook, the problems people face on the topic you are going to write about, how you will solve those problems and the conclusion.
- PROBLEMS ON THE TOPIC
- SOLUTION TO THOSE PROBLEMS
- ABOUT THE AUTHOR
As you will realize numbers 2 and 3 will be the body of the ebook and you can break these sections down into as many chapters as you see necessary.
I have put the information in these few blog posts together for Kindle writers (although the above formula would be used for a hard cover book or report) as we are working on that basis, and for that reason I have put the ‘About The Author’ at the end of the ebook, rather than in the beginning where you would put if for a hard cover book.
Also if you are going to have Appendices then you should insert that after the Conclusion.
When you have an ebook in Kindle the buyer can review the first 10% of the ebook and this is why the author section is put at the end of the book. When buyers want to read about the book they do not really want to read about the author at that stage.
In the next post I will talk about formatting of your Kindle ebook. If this is not done right it will not display properly in the Kindle readers and people may want a refund.
Kaye Dennan is an experienced home business owner/online marketer of 7 years with a further 25 years as a small business owner. Her latest Kindle ebook is HOME BUSINESS IDEAS FOR WOMEN OF ALL AGES. Kaye has started a Home Business series to help home based business owners.
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