For all of the writers out there who are creating works of fiction, and the specialists who are creating information products and nonfiction books that will change the lives of everyone who reads them, it’s time that you started doing things the right way. Too many people see that creating e-books is easy, so they just throw up a haphazard book in the hopes of making some money. This saturates the market with poor material, and it is not going to look good for you as a writer. You always want to put out quality products, and you will still be able to do that. Just make sure that you are using the right help. Here are a few specialists that might be able to help give your product the sheen it needs to fly off the digital shelves.
When it comes to editing, you have to make sure that you know what you are getting. Do you want to have a content edit, which will cover the actual content of the book to make sure it is accurate and that it works coherently throughout, or are you just after a copy edit for spelling and grammar? Many times, an editor is going to be able to offer both, but an edit for the content, plot, facts, etc., is usually going to be costlier.
When you are going to sell an e-book, you will find that the formatting is just as important as it is with a paper book. However, the style is quite different. With this type of formatting, you have to make sure that the book is going to work in the digital format. You can find a number of tutorials that can help you, but it is often easier and less frustrating just to hire a professional formatter.
You know the saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover”. Of course, that’s exactly what people do most of the time. If you have a cover that’s unprofessional, you will find that it’s going to turn many potential buyers away from your book. It might be an added expense, but it is worth it.
Are you creating your own e-books and selling them via your site or other online outlets? If you are, how do you handle all of the different aspects of the job, from writing to covers? Share your secrets of success with us!