Have you ever wanted to earn something in addition to your work? Have you ever wanted to share your knowledge with other people? Have you ever thought about writing a book?

This website will guide you through all the steps of writing your E-Book. The Intro discusses why you should write one. Chapter 1 helps you planning and organizing your work. Chapter 2 gives you some general tips about what you should implement in the book and what you should keep in mind while writing it. Chapter 3 is about the actual act of writing and provides basic instructions on how to use Microsoft Word or Apple’s Pages to write your book. Finally Chapter 4 gives some tips on how to sell the book and Chapter 5 provides some useful links and other resources.

Intro

Why write an E-Book?
Why now?
Advantages of an E-Book compared to a book
What are the downsides?

Chapter 1: Before you start writing the book

1.1 How to find the time and where to write
1.2 What topic should you be writing about?
1.3 Planning and organizing the ebook
1.4 Deadlines
1.5 Where to get your motivation from
1.6 Keep working

Chapter 2: General tips on writing the book

2.1 Note about formats
2.2 How to start
2.3 Language to use
2.4 Rhetorical figures
2.5 Thesaurus or synonyms
2.6 Provide instructions
2.7 Examples, case studies and exercises
2.8 Avoid highlighting text
2.9 Overviews
2.10 Points of view
2.11 Contact
2.12 Interactivity
2.13 Once you think you reached your goal. Proofreading.
2.14 Cover

Chapter 3: How to write the E-Book

In Apple’s Pages

3.1 How to use paragraph styles
3.2 Automatically generated summary
3.3 Page break
3.4 Keep headings and content together
3.5 Internal links and links
3.6 Graphics, Text Boxes and text colors
3.7 Text indent
3.8 Colors
3.9 Columns
3.10 Object placement (images, Text Boxes, …)
3.11 Header and footer
3.12 Footnotes
3.13 Cover page
3.14 Once you think you reached your goal. Proofreading.
3.15 Change Pages’ language setting
3.16 Export

In Microsoft Word

3.1 Cover page
3.2 Automatically generated summary
3.3 How to use paragraph styles
3.4 Page break
3.5 Keep headings and content together
3.6 Internal links and hyperlinks
3.7 Graphics, Text Boxes and text colors
3.8 Text indent
3.9 Colors
3.10 Columns
3.11 Object placement (images, …)
3.12 Header and footer
3.13 Footnotes
3.14 Once you think you reached your goal. Proofreading.
3.15 Export

Writing on an iOS Device

3.1 Using Apple’s Pages
3.2 Using Microsoft Word

Chapter 4: Selling the book

4.1 Personal note on DRM (does not tell you how to apply them)
4.2 Where to sell your E-Book
4.3 How to present it
4.4 Pricing
4.5 Advertising
4.6 Social networks

Chapter 5: Useful links and other resources

5.1 Applications
5.2 Pictures and graphics
5.3 Selling books
5.4 Useful books
5.5 Building a website

Reading (and Annotating) an E-Book on an iOS Device

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