Ali Luke is author of Publishing E-Books For Dummies, and writes for Zen Optimise. She wrote a great post for SmartBlogger titled “21 Dumb Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your First E-book.” It’s full of good advice and thought-starters whether you only plan to write e-books or you are thinking about a larger book, too.
Here’s my favorite piece of advice. It’s number five, “Trying To Make Your E-Book Too Valuable.” Here’s the meat.
“With your first e-book, it’s easy to think you need to deliver the definitive e-book – the only one your audience will ever need. If that sounds like a good plan, ask yourself this: ‘What will I give them next?’ Chances are, you won’t write just one e-book. You might write several in the same series, or you might create a short starter e-book for free, and then write a more advanced one to sell.”
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