I have decided to take the plunge and write an e-book. This particular book is being written using information that I have written elsewhere, in bits and pieces, all over the web, primarily here on Writing Online, and on Squidlog, but also in articles in other places. The topic is marketing and advertising your articles and websites, using both free and paid services. Since writing e-books is a project that other writers are also working on, I thought that I would relate to you, step by step, the progress that I am making on this project in a set up posts designed to help you write your own e-book.
The first step that I need to take is to gather the information that I have already written, place it into an outline, and decide what other information needs to be written to make the book flow properly. I would like this to be informative, yet easy for the average writer to read and understand. Writing Online is much, much different that writing for offline publishers, and the methods that I have learned over the last four years took a lot of time for me to understand. I would like to present the material in a streamlined manner so that others don’t have to struggle as much as I did.
Why an e-book?
One of the things that is nice about an e-book is that you can carry it with you at all times, in a e-reader, or on your computer. I, myself, have installed the Kindle reader on my iPhone to read books when I am waiting. If you want to download one of the Kindle reading apps for your device, you can. I would like my e-book to be the kind of book people refer to from time to time, as they are working on their writing projects.
So today, I will start gathering the information, then I will start to assemble the puzzle.