In the last 2-3 weeks I have written 14 nonfiction eBooks. How is that possible? The faster you write, the more books you can have available for Amazon and BN.com and the more opportunities you’ll have to build your readership. Here are a few tips that helped me create my nonfiction eBooks so quickly: 1. First of all, write what you know. Only pick a topic that you know a lot about and that you do not need to do any research for. Pick a topic that is very specific. For example, instead of writing a book on “How to Bake” it will be about “How to Bake Cookies” or more specifically, “How to Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies for Diabetic Kids”. 2. Brainstorm topics, every single aspect of the topic that you think people should know. For example, if you’re writing a book on how to wash a dog, you might write: “How to Wash a Dog” How to know if your dog is dirty How to get your dog in the bathtub What types of soaps should you use How to dry your dog without soaking the bathroom. 3. Write those lists of topics until you cannot write anymore, then organize them in an order that you think they naturally should flow. 4. Next, use Audacity (which you can Google) to record yourself talking about each topic. It’s free. This will take at least 1-2 hours of your time, perhaps more depending on the how extensive you want to make your book. Remember, an eBook doesn’t have to be long. It can be as short as 20-30 pages and that’s something you can achieve with 1-2 hours of audio. 5. Now, you need to have your book transcribed and this doesn’t have to cost a lot. For as little as $5 per 20 minutes, you can have your eBook transcribed. I suggest going to Fiverr.com, Freelancer.com or Elance.com to look for someone and make sure whoever you choose has many 5-star ratings. Then, interview them until you find one your comfortable with. 6. Finally, you’ll need to edit and proofread the book. You can do this yourself or hire someone from the sites listed above or even have an intern do it. If you start in the morning, and you line your transcriptionist and editor up ahead of time, you too can have an eBook ready in a day.
This was originally written by me exclusively for Rick Frishman’s Newsletter. Feel free to copy and spread it as you wish. I only ask that you give me full credit.