Using iBooks Author to Write Your First Digital Book

ibooks and ebooksFor those of you who love to write and dream of publishing a printed book or a digital ebook then we’ve got some advice for you.  When do you plan to write your book? I ask you, what’s wrong with starting today?

Writing an eBook has never been easier, in fact Apple makes it easy by giving you free iBooks Author software to make publishing and creation much easier to sale your digital book for the iPad. Face it, most bloggers love to write and dream of having a wider readership. We also found an iPad app called Book Creator for iPad that you can download here.

So no more excuses from any of us about writing and getting published. Here’s extra motivation to get started on writing your ebook or starting a blog:

1. People are buying print books.

Despite all the negative news about major news print going under , the book industry is still in the black. There’s just something about holding and reading a printed book that the iPad can’t fully replicate. Sure, eBooks publishing is popular but print books are here and still in demand.

And if people are still buying books that means publishers are still looking for the next great writer. Could that be you?

2. Self Limiting Beliefs Hold You Back

Learn what you need to know about crafting a fantastic book proposal. Then put in the due diligence to refine it as well as your book idea before you send it off to any agents.

If you wonder why there are so many rejection letters sent out each day, it’s because most people skip these crucial first steps. Put in the time and care on your proposal, and you will already be ahead of the game.

3. The book industry is changing, which means opportunities await you.

The great thing about self-publishing today is that you don’t have to wait for a “yes” on your book or ebook idea. Many authors are finding success by self-publishing their books. But there are things you need to know up front before choosing the independent route.

First, self-publishing does not mean lack of quality. If you are going the ebook writing self-publishing path, make sure you invest in creating a beefy  book or ebook. Spend some money and find an editor, a graphic designer, and educate yourself on the unique requirements of ebook writing and ebook marketing.

4. Fast credibility.

Having a book is still a big reputation boost for any ebook writer. It helps build trust with your audience, and gives you another promotional tool for expanding your reach as an expert. Having published a book still has a ton of value in more ways than just earning their writer an advance.

5. It’s really exciting.

I haven’t met a writer yet that hasn’t enjoyed the process of creating, writing, and bringing to life their own published book. Sure, it’s a lot of work and can be stressful at (most) times.

But when you hold that book in your hands for the first time and run your fingers over the cover—that’s a magical moment.

Ewharton