Ebook writing and publishing
It’s been a busy few weeks. I have been studying ebook writing and publishing and I have the draft ready for my very first ebook.
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Once again, I have been scouring the net, reading blogs and watching heaps of YouTube videos about ebook writing. There is such a lot of information on the internet providing us with so many choices. However, I concentrated on ideas to help me formulate a plan of action to simply get the
An Outline to start
In order to put my ramblings into some sort of format and start my ebook writing, I built a mindmap. I simply wrote words on a page relating to topics I thought about in relation to the general subject of the book. I then wrote ‘single word ideas’ around each topic. Just words and I added anything that came to mind whether I felt it may be relevant or not.
Then I wrote sentences around some of those words that I felt could expand out into paragraphs or even pages. Some words were then discarded as irrelevant to the flow of the ebook.
Some format to work with
Next step was to figure out a beginning, middle, and end. From there I added the sentences and remaining words into each of these sections and expanded the sentences around each word. From there each sentence expanded to a paragraph.
A few rewrites and revisions later and I have a draft ready to give to an editor to review. The big question now is whether I will bore the socks off people, or whether they will find my story helpful and give them something to consider.
My book is a review of my life through the ages, and where I am at this particular point in time. It details the steps I am taking to build an online future and passive income sources.
Whilst I have not repeated the information I have here that describes my early life with regard to my travels, this ebook describes my life, both past, and present, with regard to financial security.
Ebook Marketing and Publishing
One of the courses I found that I will be using to follow up with the publishing and marketing aspect from here on is this one (affiliate). I will now also start on my next book mindmap.
Whilst I will still do most of the Ebook writing myself, I may try to outsource some of the research and marketing so that I can quickly upscale and hope to write one book per month. I have a number of niches I am looking at and the research required will simply give me an opportunity to check other angles to ensure that I am offering a sound opinion.
My goal is to make ebook writing one of my passive income sources going into the future. Ebook writing and publishing, I personally find an interesting topic and I believe a fantastic way to put my years of journal writing into practice.
I am not a good writer, and being a high school drop out who just passed English as a subject in High School, I know my vocabulary is fairly limited. I often can’t think of the correct ‘big’ word to use in a sentence, however, I think my meaning is generally understood.
I will continue to blog and plot my general outline and actions so that I can share my journey with my readers.
Love to hear your thoughts.