counter create hit How to Write a Non-fiction Ebook in 21 Days - Download Free eBook
Ads Banner
Hot Best Seller

How to Write a Non-fiction Ebook in 21 Days

Availability: Ready to download

How to write a non-fiction ebook quickly, using productivity tips and strategies, including how to pick a bestselling topic.


Compare
Ads Banner

How to write a non-fiction ebook quickly, using productivity tips and strategies, including how to pick a bestselling topic.

30 review for How to Write a Non-fiction Ebook in 21 Days

  1. 5 out of 5

    Monnie

    As a long-time writer of nonfiction (that's right, all you storytellers out there, you'll never have to worry about competition from me), I've thought about publishing an ebook a few times. What kept me from actually trying to do that, though, is one of the first requirements mentioned in this book: You have to know enough about something - from personal experience - before you can pass it on to others. The author does, however, point out that the knowledge doesn't have to be extensive enough to As a long-time writer of nonfiction (that's right, all you storytellers out there, you'll never have to worry about competition from me), I've thought about publishing an ebook a few times. What kept me from actually trying to do that, though, is one of the first requirements mentioned in this book: You have to know enough about something - from personal experience - before you can pass it on to others. The author does, however, point out that the knowledge doesn't have to be extensive enough to fill hundreds of pages; find a particular niche, narrow your topic to fit and stick to it. He does exactly that in this short (71 pages) ebook, explaining what you need to do - assuming, unlike me, you really do have information to share - from concept to outline to first draft to publication. And while he says it's possible to get from start to finish in 21 days, he emphasizes that speed is secondary to quality (hmmmm, I know a few big-time fiction writers who would do well to remember that one). Still other helpful points that yanked my "you betcha" chain include reading your finished work aloud (to make sure you didn't inadvertently leave out words or make other grammatical errors) and get yourself a proofreader (to which I'd add make that two or three). This book won't do the job for you, of course, but it does provide a solid framework for getting you on the right track.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    Well, I guess I already knew how to write an ebook—which is to say, how to write a book. Steve Scott’s how-to manual did offer some good tips in terms of writing for the genre, which is different from writing a traditional, standard 400-pager. But I still don’t have the faintest idea how to publish an ebook—nor will anyone who just reads this book without following all the suggested links and doing a great deal of additional research. So it may be said that this book may “point the way” for someo Well, I guess I already knew how to write an ebook—which is to say, how to write a book. Steve Scott’s how-to manual did offer some good tips in terms of writing for the genre, which is different from writing a traditional, standard 400-pager. But I still don’t have the faintest idea how to publish an ebook—nor will anyone who just reads this book without following all the suggested links and doing a great deal of additional research. So it may be said that this book may “point the way” for someone starting out on a journey to find out how to publish original online books. However, if you're looking for a comprehensive guide that provides the answers to all your questions, you may be disappointed, as I was.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mathias Bear

    This book is worth reading for the discussions on research alone. If you follow Mr. Scott's advice, you will stand a much better chance of writing something that someone might actually read. After all, isn't that the whole point of writing a book in the first place?

  4. 5 out of 5

    Clayton

    Great Job Steve. Awesome book! Steve really helped me finally get my book published. I'd been kicking around an idea for years and this book helped me put it to paper and get it out in the world. This is a must read for anyone thinking about writing a book. Get it done!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Pete Nikolai

    mediocre booklet While the book provides a process for writing a book in 21 days, it does not provide much insight on how to write a book worth reading. Thousands of writers are cranking out books with little concern for quality and impact. Readers have limited time and don't need another mediocre book.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Fee

    a quick read, easy to skimm. There is nothing mind blowing in this book, you could probably think of most steps yourself. But you probably wont and just start writing and forget some important steps. Skimm this book first. Just consider it a checklist.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sam H

    A Writers Companion This book will always stay on my kindle as a reference guide. If you want to write an eBook this is an essential. Easy to read and packed with lots of practical advice. Time to get started on my book now.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Terry

    I found this book to be filled with ideas. Normally I take notes when I read and this results in my note taking every several or more pages, but this book basically had useful info on every page. I didn't even bother to take notes. Really good book.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Faye du Preez

    Easy and to the point Sometimes I feel that I'm never going to get anything published and along comes a book that assures me this is not the case. I liked it. Easy to read and digest and makes me think that tomorrow is the day! Day 1 of 21 days and counting:-)

  10. 5 out of 5

    Robin M

    I did not learn too many new things, but I did appreciate this little book as a refresher of old knowledge. Also, it got me writing again, so there you go.

  11. 5 out of 5

    wendy

    Great book I enjoyed this book. I found some really good advice for getting my book written quickly.although this 21 day model doesn't include advertising and promoting.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Cleber Da cunha

    Resourceful I gave me a lot of ideas on how to publish my first e-book. Enjoyable reading. Easy to assimilate the ideas

  13. 4 out of 5

    John L. Donelson

    Short, sweet, and consistent! A great guide to help beginning writers. I am glad I found this series. Looking forward to implementing these steps.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Yazmín-Ríos Viva

    This book is awesome It is a comolete and simple step by step guide on how to write a nonfiction book. One of the bests about writing . I have read a lot of them. I am really happy.

  15. 5 out of 5

    TERRY FRIEDMAN

    Excellent, ideas.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Tanzeel haider

    Quite resourceful. This short book is a very good manual on writing book and publishing in kindle.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Thependragon

    A great book with good ideas I started reading this book because I was trying to find a way to make a little extra money while in college. This book provides a no-nonsense step by step approach to publishing. The advice and plan outlined in this book make sense and it is packed with useful resources and tips. I must read for an aspiring E-publisher.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Dale L. Roberts

    I'm a huge fan of Steve Scott's website and Authority Self-Publishing Podcast. Admittedly, I've attempted to sit down and read Steve's books, but for one reason or another, never completed the process. My lack of focus could be attributed to Steve's writing style or my waning interest in whatever topic. Steve is a good speaker and his podcasts are far different than his written content. But, that should not dissuade you from reading his books. Finally determined to crank through a Steve Scott boo I'm a huge fan of Steve Scott's website and Authority Self-Publishing Podcast. Admittedly, I've attempted to sit down and read Steve's books, but for one reason or another, never completed the process. My lack of focus could be attributed to Steve's writing style or my waning interest in whatever topic. Steve is a good speaker and his podcasts are far different than his written content. But, that should not dissuade you from reading his books. Finally determined to crank through a Steve Scott book, I nabbed up "How to Write a Non-fiction Ebook in 21 Days" through the Kindle Unlimited membership. Once committed to the process of reading his entire book in one sitting, I found it quite pleasurable, informative and rather easy to finish in under an hour. Without revealing too many of his tips and tricks to cranking out high-quality ebooks, I have to say he gives practical advice with real world examples. The timeline he sets up is precise and doesn't bog me down with too many things in one day. If I were to nit-pick one point - tags in a book description. I'm not sure that he is aware he has this advice in his book still, otherwise, I'd think he'd remove this tip. In a recent Authority Self Publishing podcast, Steve clearly stated that keywords are overemphasized and aren't as critical as most self-publishers would have you believe. So, his statement made me take pause and think why would he have a point to add tags into your book description since it's a blatant tool for keyword optimization. Essentially, tags are clusters of keywords you couldn't slip into your book description. Having these extra keywords at the bottom of your book description is thought to be a way to optimize search-ability on Amazon. I believe this tactic is garbage and merely serves to confuse the customers. Information Steve doesn't include in his book is in the KDP Dashboard under your book's info, you have a keyword slot that you can insert up to 7 keyword slots with a total of 399 characters (including letters, numbers, punctuation and spaces). Rather than muddy up the book description or create confusion, in my opinion, you should slip those keywords (tags) into the background in the KDP Dashboard. Outside of the simplicity of his writing and that one issue I have, Steve's book is on the mark and serves as a perfect companion to any aspiring self-publishing author. I'm looking forward to reading another Steve Scott book on nonfiction.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Marie Segares

    I had a chance to read several short ebooks that have been queued on my Kindle for months during a cross-country flight, and this was one of them. I have had a non-fiction book idea mulling around for ages and though I do a lot of writing as a blogger, I have not yet been able to crank out a book. Steve's suggestions and timeline for writing an ebook in 21 days are very straightforward and there's a very good chance I may finally follow through. In particular, I found his suggestions for separat I had a chance to read several short ebooks that have been queued on my Kindle for months during a cross-country flight, and this was one of them. I have had a non-fiction book idea mulling around for ages and though I do a lot of writing as a blogger, I have not yet been able to crank out a book. Steve's suggestions and timeline for writing an ebook in 21 days are very straightforward and there's a very good chance I may finally follow through. In particular, I found his suggestions for separating the editing process from the writing process to be very helpful. If you are someone that prefers to work from a timeline or schedule template and you are interested in writing a book, I highly recommend How to Write a Non-fiction Ebook in 21 Days. If you are looking for a detailed guide to self publishing, this is probably not the book for you because it focuses heavily on getting over the barriers to writing with minor attention to publishing an Amazon Kindle ebook.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Scott Koon

    "How to Write a Non-fiction Ebook in 21 Days" was a quick and easy read. Steve's book provides step-by-step instructions that cover the complete process of creating an ebook. The writing flows well, and the ideas are very well organized. I have used several of his ideas to streamline my writing process. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who is new to writing and publishing. One caveat. I've listened to an interview with Steve. He works very hard at writing and has honed his craft. This "How to Write a Non-fiction Ebook in 21 Days" was a quick and easy read. Steve's book provides step-by-step instructions that cover the complete process of creating an ebook. The writing flows well, and the ideas are very well organized. I have used several of his ideas to streamline my writing process. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who is new to writing and publishing. One caveat. I've listened to an interview with Steve. He works very hard at writing and has honed his craft. This book is not about shortcuts or "how to become an instant writer". Instead, it is a well-written description of Steve's process, complete with ideas and suggestions, to help interested individuals develop a similar habit.

  21. 4 out of 5

    TM

    very straightforward, clear, helpful I'm involved with writing a series of training manuals for my specialty at my company. So some of this material doesn't apply (no need to find buyers) but I am compiling the work in mobi format (using scrivener) so people can email the book to their kindle, tablet or smartphone. Applying the tips about a hook -- that is, getting more into my trainees heads -- helped me write the overview that became the outline which now I am using to reorganize the content I very straightforward, clear, helpful I'm involved with writing a series of training manuals for my specialty at my company. So some of this material doesn't apply (no need to find buyers) but I am compiling the work in mobi format (using scrivener) so people can email the book to their kindle, tablet or smartphone. Applying the tips about a hook -- that is, getting more into my trainees heads -- helped me write the overview that became the outline which now I am using to reorganize the content I had already written for the first manual in the series. I expect that using the overall process on the remaining topics in the series will help me be much more productive.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jerry Walch

    An excellent introduction to writing a nonfiction E book in 21 days and will be especially helpful to those who want to break into writing by writing a nonfiction E book. I have been writing professionally since the mid 1970, but Have never written an E book although I've thought about doing a series of E books on electricity for the beginning DIY electricians and I think I will test Steve Scott's approach by starting that series. Scott certainly lays the process out in a manner that anyone can An excellent introduction to writing a nonfiction E book in 21 days and will be especially helpful to those who want to break into writing by writing a nonfiction E book. I have been writing professionally since the mid 1970, but Have never written an E book although I've thought about doing a series of E books on electricity for the beginning DIY electricians and I think I will test Steve Scott's approach by starting that series. Scott certainly lays the process out in a manner that anyone can understand and makes it easy to follow. This book should be a must read for anyone thinking about writing a nonfiction E book.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Vertrees

    This book was a quick read. It seemed like there was good information, and it was only a couple of dollars. I would recommend reading it once through and then looking back as you need it. There were some useful tips that you could apply to any project (breaking into parts, setting time limits, etc.)The biggest tip I got was the recommendation of Stephen King's 'On Writing' which I read in between finishing this book. The shameless self-promotion was annoying, but was consistent with his recommen This book was a quick read. It seemed like there was good information, and it was only a couple of dollars. I would recommend reading it once through and then looking back as you need it. There were some useful tips that you could apply to any project (breaking into parts, setting time limits, etc.)The biggest tip I got was the recommendation of Stephen King's 'On Writing' which I read in between finishing this book. The shameless self-promotion was annoying, but was consistent with his recommendations to get ebooks to sell. Overall recommend.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jax

    this book answered some questions I had about eBook publishing. One of those is, "how many chapters should I aim for?" At 6-9, the answer seems fairly accurate and is consistent with what I've seen in other ebooks so far. It doesn't include much about eBook publishing, although I'm not disappointed as I'm fairly competent in that respect already. I will definitely be checking out Scrivener though.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sandee Hemphill

    Steve gives you quite a punch in this book. His writing style is casual yet filled with usable information and tips to get the job done. He does not skim; on information and offers lots of links to take you beyond these pages. I have several of his books and am always in for a treat when I read one.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Colette Laforest

    Another great book by Steve Scott I want to hate a guy that has had the kind of self publishing success that makes me green with envy. But seriously, how can I when for a couple books you get his entire blueprint for success? So here's the deal, if you want to succeed in Kindle publishing read Steve's books, do as he outlines, write a book, and repeat. That's my plan.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Lance and Ashley Kerridge

    Simple, straight forward, thorough. I'd recommend this to anyone looking to publish an ebook, most definitely beginners, it couldn't get any simpler than this author's straight forward approach.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Emma Jordan

    Clear, concise direction for any one who has ever planned to write a book, but became waylaid, whether through life or fear of rejection from publishers. Great chance to explore the world of ebook publishing from a successful eAuthor.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sophie Cayeux

    Like all Scott's book, clearly written. Simple to understand. Full of information. Inspirational. Motivating. Value for money. But this one is rather over-optimistic and simplified ...well perhaps some people do manage to write a book in 21 days. I'm certainly not one of them...

  30. 5 out of 5

    Joan

    The lesson here is the book itself - not any information contained therein. After the first few chapters, I just scanned through rapidly -hoping to spot some helpful tidbit. One of those I spotted was information on how to design a cover.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.