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How To Write and Publish your own eBook in as little as 7 days

by Wendy Woudstra, Reviewer   

 
 


How To Write and Publish your own EBook in as little as 7 days
By Jim Edwards and Joe Vitale
207 Pages, PDF eBook

RATED:

Pros 
•  Motivational in tone, it will spur reluctant writers to action
•  Well designed and well written
•  The seven day plan actually works

Cons 
•  Pricey for a digital-only product
•  The last 100 pages are only helpful to authors of ebooks on marketing subjects
•  Totally irrelevant for anyone hoping to publish fiction

I have to admit to being pleasantly surprised by this electronic book. My past experiences with ebooks sold and marketed in this manner have been poor, but Jim Edwards and Joe Vitale deliver a solid, professional package that can and will help many first-time non-fiction ebook authors.

The ebook itself is in PDF format, and printing is allowed, which makes it accessible to non-Windows users and those reluctant to read a complete book from a computer screen. The layout is easy on the eyes, sparing the reader from much of the unprofessional design and clip art-laden pages you might be expecting.

Edwards and Vitale begin by discussing how to research a suitable topic and angle for your ebook, how to appeal to your reader's motivations, and how to overcome the barriers of mental objections and procrastination.

Once they've convinced you that you MUST write, the seven day process begins. At the end of the week (assuming you dedicate yourself completely to the task) you may not have something saleable, but at least you have something to work with. Once words are on paper (or in this case, on screen) most new writers will find that the hardest part of the job is done.

The authors also offer tips on writing for those not accustomed to writing for an audience, and tips on formatting the final product.

The book doesn't get disappointing until the final 100 pages, which is the section dedicated to 'Author Interviews'. These seemed to me to be little more than advertisements for the ebooks of others. While perhaps someone planning an ebook on Internet Marketing might glean some information from the interviews, they don't offer much for the rest of us. It would have been nice to read some interviews from people who electronically published in more diverse niches.

The Bottom Line -

This is a well-written, and ultimately useful ebook that I would recommend for anyone who is interested in e-publishing non-fiction but hasn't yet got up the gumption to tackle the keyboard. If you're already on your way to completing an ebook, or if your desire is to write and publish fiction, this book isn't worth the high price.