How to Create an E-book People Actually Want to Read

Create an ebook that doesn’t put people to sleep or lose otherwise, interested prospects…

E-books, oh e-books !

They’re a web favorite.

But, do people read e-books anymore?

I don’t know about you but, I’ve skimmed a few sleepers lately. And- to tell you the truth, writing them has not been all that appealing to me lately either.

I mean, even the best most salacious titles get a “yeah, right” lift of the left eyebrow.

So, how do you create an eBook people want to read?

The best way to create e-books people want to read is to enhance it with audio and/or video.

What is an enhanced e-book?

An Enhanced E-book simply means improved by adding interactive content like video, audio, pictures…etc.

Sure, words can be interesting, but in the world of iPads, Kindles and Nooks, multimedia content is better!

So, how do you add audio or video to your e-book?

Here are a few resources to get you started.

Vook.com is a site that allows you to sell your enhanced e-books. You can create and publish multimedia e-books for free.  To break through the noise of “Me Too Marketers” and blah, bland boring content, you have to spice it up a bit.  Vook.com is cool because you can give likely buyers a sneak preview of your multimedia content. Check out this the “Camera Ready” ebook by Manoush Zomorodi to see it in action. http://bit.ly/camerareadyebook

Blurb.com makes bookmaking fun! They allow you to create e-books for iPad and mobile. You can also create books from your Facebook photos and InstagramBlurb.com allows you to publish a hard copy book or a digital version, your‘re only limited by your creativity.

PDFPrinterPro.com

This is a cool tool I plan to create a tutorial for.  This is software you can purchase and download to your computer that allows you to create multimedia PDFs from your own computer. With this tool you can simply drag and drop audio right into your PDF document.  Check it out for yourself here http://pdfprinterpro.com/.

 

Interactive eBooks vs. Enhanced eBooks

I must highlight the difference between the interactive and enhanced e-books. Interactive e-books typically function like an app. These are custom applications you can create for mediums such as the iPad and tablets to create a story that jumps off the screen.

Enhanced e-books are not that complex and are easy for anyone to create. They typically feature some audio or video embedded in story to enhance the reader’s experience.

To command attention and stand out, not just with your e-books, but with any of your content, be innovative. Think of ways you can add value and fun. The more you’re able to help people experience your brand the better your business will be.

Shiny Object Alert! Okay, so I must leave you with this, enhanced e-books are really cool and if you are looking for a way to stand out in your niche; this is definitely a crowd pleaser. But, be careful to think about how the enhancements will improve your reader’s experience. Avoid enhancement for the sake of enhancement.

What do you think about the “enhanced e-book” movement? I’d love to know what you think.

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Kenya Halliburton, a.k.a Kenya 4G, a.k.a. The Busy Entrepreneur's BFF, is a Content Marketing Strategist helping busy entrepreneurs who hate or don't have time to write, create content to that wins clients and cash. If you're ready to create a knowable, loveable & buy-able brand... She's been warned but, like a true rebel she ignores them. She likes to giveaway free stuff so, go sign up for whatever cool freebie she's offering now @ http://MyContentPlanner.com

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