So, You Want To Write An eBook?

TranquilpenStarred Page By Tranquilpen, 13th Jul 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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While the topic niches are as vast as the sand on a beach, there are generally four main ebook categories you can write about...

n general, there are 4 types of info products that fall into the ebook category:

1. Pleasure books
These include fiction, novels, poetry, short stories, dramas, mysteries, suspense,
adventure, humor, etc.

2. Inspiration books
These include books on spirituality, religious topics, bible studies, stories from the
heart, certain types of self help topics

3. Study guides
These are reference books and can be on any number of topics

4. "How-to" books
These are the do it yourself type books and include self improvement topics as
well as a ton of others. This can also include How-to's about becoming successful
in your own business, How-to basket weave, etc. Any topic from A to Z can be
covered in a "How-to" format.

The Best Sellers Are How To Books

On the internet, more so than offline, the best selling ebooks are in the "How-to"
categories. When selecting your topic, make sure it's a subject that you do
actually have some knowledge about”or alternatively, make sure you hire a writer who does.

If you think that you've found an untapped topic, consider whether it's a topic that anyone is even likely to purchase in the first place. Make sure you really do your
research well for that one! The reason is that publishers know what sell. Like you, they are in business to make money. If there was money in the topic, chances are that some smart publisher would already have put out a book on the subject. So just do your homework carefully.

Getting Started With Your New eBook

Once you have an idea for your topic, assess the popularity of your chosen topic. This is where the keyword research startz. Here's a simple three-step process:

1. Identify keywords for your book idea.
2. Conduct a search of your keywords to determine how many people are
searching for the information you're putting out.
3. Run your keywords through the search engines and look for the following
A. The number of e-books already available on the subject.
B. The number of paid sponsor ads for the search. This indicates that there is interest on the subject”otherwise big companies wouldn't be wasting their marketing budgets to sponsor the searches.

One tool that you can use to do your keyword research is Click Ad Equalizer. This tool will let you do all of your research from one place. You can find it at:

Your research will tell you whether there is a market for your topic, and it will also tell you whether the market is over saturated. Don't be afraid of a little competition. In fact, some competition is actually healthy and it shows that there is definitely a market for the topic. In a highly saturated market, though, you will need to have more money to spend on advertising, especially if the cost per click is fairly high. Thus, I probably wouldn't pick a highly saturated market for my first product


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author avatar Tranquilpen
13th Jul 2012 (#)

Hello Johnny, thank you for the star.

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author avatar Denise O
13th Jul 2012 (#)

Some good advice on creating your own ebook. Another gem my friend. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Tranquilpen
13th Jul 2012 (#)

And again your my first visitor, thank you again for your confidence

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
14th Jul 2012 (#)

Ditto Denise O. Thanks.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
14th Jul 2012 (#)

Thank you Rez.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
15th Jul 2012 (#)

Very helpful...many thanks!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
15th Jul 2012 (#)

Thank you for reading, see you on the other side.

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author avatar Retired
28th Jul 2012 (#)

Good tips and info. Thanks TP :)

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author avatar Tranquilpen
28th Jul 2012 (#)

Glad you liked it RDN. Thank you for reading and commenting:-))

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author avatar MarilynDavisatTIERS
10th Jan 2014 (#)

Good morning, Trahquilpen; catching up on some reading on Wikinut and this is an interesting, informative and concise piece. Thank you for writing it. ~Marilyn

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author avatar Tranquilpen
27th Jan 2014 (#)

Hello Marilyn, thank you for reading my post and for your most welcome comments.<|>

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