So far in our series on writing Kindle eBooks, we’ve talked about the benefits of writing a Kindle eBook, defining your target audience and building a platform before you write Kindle books. This week we’re going on to the next step – writing your Kindle eBook content.
Once you’ve decided on your target audience and you have some kind of platform in place, you’re ready to begin the writing process. To help you through the process of actually writing Kindle eBooks, here are some helpful tips and ideas you can use along the way.
Write Down Your Objectives
Before you start writing the actual content for your Kindle eBook, you should take some time and write down the objectives you have for the book. Why write them down? If you don’t write them, there’s a good chance you’ll lose sight of your objectives as you go through the writing process.
Your main objective should be what you want to share with the people who read your eBook. Write down what you want to share. Writing it down will help you achieve this objective.
It’s also a good idea to keep looking back over your work as you write. Ensure what you’ve already written is meeting the objectives you’ve laid out for yourself. If you’re falling short or getting off tract, eliminate unneeded areas and add additional information where it’s needed.
Create an Outline
Creating an outline is an essential part of writing Kindle eBooks. Many people get so eager to writer that they don’t take time to think about the writing process or the content they want to put into their book. If your ideas are not well thought out and well laid out, you’ll end up writing a very poor eBook.
Outlining your book with a very in-depth outline will help you stay on topic. It will also help you ensure your eBook is well organized while ensuring it also follows a logical flow. Once you have a good outline in place, actually writing the book becomes much easier.
After you’ve written your objectives and a good outline, you’re ready to start writing. Don’t delay the writing process. It’s easy to keep pushing it off and then your objectives and goals for the book fade over time. Decide on a time when you’re the most mentally aware, sit down, and start writing.
Avoid Adding Fluff
Keep in mind that eBooks come in various sizes. Don’t make the common mistake of thinking your book needs to be more than 300 pages long. Readers don’t want to purchase books full of filler or fluff. It’s better to have a lower page count with a corresponding lower price than to fill your book with fluff and end up with unhappy readers. Remember, quality is much better than quantity when you’re writing Kindle eBooks.
Microsoft Word is Helpful
If you’re going to write Kindle books, a good tool to use is Microsoft Word. Kindle actually suggests writing your eBook in Microsoft Word for a couple of reasons. First, it’s a great word processing program that offers spelling and grammar tools, which will be helpful in the editing process. Second, you have the ability to save the file in a format that will easily translate to the Kindle platform.
Add a Table of Contents
No matter what kind of Kindle eBook you’re writing, it’s a good idea to add a table of contents. It’s easy to add a linkable table of contents if you’re writing in Microsoft Word. This allows for easy navigation between chapters.
A Few Extras to Keep in Mind
While formatting will come later, there are a few things you should keep in mind as you’re writing the book. First, make sure you’re not using headers or footers, since they can’t be added to Kindle eBooks. Special fonts should be avoided as well, since they won’t translate over. Keep in mind that bullet points won’t work in the Kindle platform, although you can use italicized and bold headings throughout your book.
Kindle Book Ghost Writers
For those who don’t have the time or experience to write their own eBook, hiring Kindle book ghost writers is a great option. At Need an Article, you can hire an eBook writer to take care of the writing process for you. It offers a reasonably priced and easy option for getting your eBook ready for publication fast.
Get started writing Kindle eBooks today. Remember, NAA offers a quality eBook writing service so you can start publishing your eBooks quickly. Stay tuned next week for Part 5 of this series, which will include some helpful tips for editing your Kindle eBook.