Are you a blogger? And do you think that you have published as much as you can?
That’s no big deal these days as many bloggers write quality content in a short period. And, there will also be bloggers who have been writing for a long time, building their audience base slowly through post by post, for months or even years.
So, the question is not about how much you publish. It is all about how smart you are with publishing. Being a blogger have you ever realized that you could profit from your blogs apart from using them to increase your online influence?
Yes! You can monetize your website through blogs but, in this case, you need to put all the contents of your blogs in a different format and organize them differently.
Therefore, in this blog, I’m about to focus on the need to create an ebook and the strategies for creating one from your blog posts. You may even have zero experience with the E-Publishing process, Just stick with me until the end of this blog to get all the pieces of information you require.
Why create an eBook?
We are living in the digital era in which the internet and social media have taken over the world from a different perspective. So, we need to observe that people too get adapted to new trends instantly. They still enjoy reading but in slightly different ways.
This fact serves as the base that so many websites have made use of to create eBooks. If you have compiled blogs that provide enough insights on any particular industry, or it deals in detail about a certain topic, then it’s probably time you start to create an eBook out of it.
Can you guess the chief factor for creating an ebook out of your blog? First and foremost, there isn’t any need to wait to get inspired for any quality content as it is already available. And secondly, you can promote your ebook on your blog. As everyone who visits your site gets a chance to read your ebook, It is always considered the best and wisest way to promote it on your blog. So, let me provide you with the strategies to get it done constructively.
Strategies to Create an eBook out of Your Blog
The following are a few effective strategies that would let you create an ebook out of your blog within a short while.
Create your eBook’s framework
Initially, you should have a general idea of what you want your eBook to focus on. This can be achieved by choosing a specific blog post and using that as a framework, or you can choose a topic that you’ve written a blog about and continue expanding that blog’s gist into ebook content. And now. you may tend to question how long should your ebook be?
The truth is it doesn’t matter how long the ebook is as long as the eBook’s content seems valuable. Thus, having fixed the framework of your ebook it is the flow of its content you have to work on next.
Determine the flow of your content
Once you have set up the eBook’s framework you can easily start working with the flow of your ebook. Based on your previous blog posts, your readers will have an assumption about the style and context of your next blog post. Whereas with an eBook, this isn’t possible.
So, it’s your responsibility to bring about logic by connecting each point. This can be done by including information that you missed, and excluding facts that staunch followers of your blog would already know. And at last, you may need to shuffle around and organize all of your chapters so well to make them fit in your framework.
Work on an apt introduction and conclusion part for your ebook
Now, go through your framework and your Ebook content outline again. You must have all snippets of your blog’s content, copied paragraphs from other external references, and rephrased contents( if any), connected. And, If you wish to make your readers clearly understand every jargon, enriched term, or word phrase you have used then try adding footnotes.
This is an exciting feature that is possible only with books and not with blogs. Even after completing this crucial step, you would find that your content seems missing something. What are they? It’s the introduction and the conclusion part of each chapter. These top and tail elements are the key nuances that turn a blog into an ebook.
Thus undeniably, by adding an introduction and a conclusion part to each individual chapter of your ebook you can make its chapters easily understandable as a whole.
Work on the features of an ebook
With the addition of all top and tail elements your eBook will be all set just in terms of its content. Of course, your content will be exactly as you wanted it to be. Yet, how does it look? Does your digital text now look like a real book? Definitely, your answer will be a big “No!” Asides from the content that constitutes your eBook, there are other features of the ebook that equally matters
Your eBook needs to have all its titles and footnotes in the right place and in proper fonts. Apart from this, there comes the page numbers and the table of Index you need to give enough attention to as it clearly gives an idea of what the book is about to your readers. And, never forget to mention your copyrights information and external resource references if any.
So, is that all? Hold your horses! What about the cover design of your eBook? Have you thought of it too? I know, all these factors will make a writer not excited but anxious. Yet, What can you do? Are you planning to get all these done on your own? Hope you remember the phrase I used at the beginning of this blog, “being smart with publishing”.
Therefore, act smart by shifting your responsibilities to someone who is more responsible than you. It would be even better if you get to seek an experienced professional to aid you with converting your blogs into eBooks.
Finally! You have reached the end of this blog. And, I’m sure you have got all your queries answered on reading the strategies involved in converting your blogs into an ebook. As I suggested the wisest way to get it done within a short while is by relying on reputed eBook conversion houses like us.
This is mainly due to the fact that the process doesn’t end with your blog being made into an eBook.
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