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A quick guide on how to write your first eBook
Writing your first eBook:
eBooks are probably what most Internet marketers think of when they think of creating a product. eBooks tend to be longer than reports, although there are no exact guidelines as to what constitutes a report versus an ebook.
Typically, your book might be anywhere from 19,000 to 30,000 words or even more.
Most people probably cannot write anywhere near 30,000 words in a day, but many people can write 5,000 words in a day – especially when you devote your entire day to doing so, and if you have a firm grasp on your topic.
If you’re very comfortable with writing, then start out writing a longer ebook where you can cover things with a bit more depth than you could in a report—you can typically charge a higher price for that (although length does not always equal price).
But, if you’re not as comfortable with writing or you just want to get your feet wet, start out by writing a report. Reports can always be expanded into an ebook later on.
That’s actually what happened with our first eBook.
We started out planning that it would be just a short report as a freebie to build a list, but some people urged me to expand it and charge for it.
So we wrote more, and it ended up being 30 or so pages long. We submitted it for approval to Clickbank, and they declined it, saying for the price point I was asking, it had to be at least 50 pages long.
So we wrote more, included some images, and the more I wrote the more I was inspired to write even more.
It ended up being around 100 pages when all was said and done, and that was done in a total of about 2 weeks including all the revisions and extra editing it went through.
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