In a previous article, I posted about the very first step to getting your e-book done. This week is all about a concept that chefs use called mise en place.
Mise-en-place is basically assembling all the bits you’ll need in advance so that when you get cooking (or in our case writing), you have everything you need so you can just focus on pounding out that e-book!
The first rule of putting together a successful e-book is making sure that you are giving something truly valuable to your prospect. The idea is for them to say “if I can get *this* for free – imagine what they give to paying clients…”.
So, I want your e-book to be at least 8-15 pages. No, you can’t teach somebody everything in 15 pages – but you can give them some very helpful information that establishes you as an expert.
Here are the 5 ingredients to a perfect e-book.
A title page will help your book – look like a book – instead of a report. Sometimes it’s the smallest details that are the most important.
Legal or Copyright page
This is important. It is a page that tells people that what is in the book is yours – and not to steal it. You are welcome to look at (and model) my page. Check it out here.
About You page
This page is missing from a lot of e-books. Don’t assume that the person reading the book is the one who opted in. Write a letter to you clients about what makes you different – and why they should choose to work with you.
(6-10 pages ) – This is where you teach. Choose 3 -5 tips and plan on writing 2 pages per tip. I will show you how to write the content in the next video.
Call To Action
This is another place where people miss out on a great opportunity. You need to tell people what you want them to do next. Do not expect them to read your minds. The call to action should include a quick summary of what they learned, and then some what you want them to do next… sign up for a class? like your fan page? book an appointment? Don’t leave your readers hanging without a good way to work with you.
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