How To Find Content For Your Ebook

Not all of us are born with the gift of the gab, nor the eloquent penmanship of Shakespearian prose. Bottom line, you need good content to write your ebook. Not only limited to that, you’ll need good content to market your digital product, whether by means of eBay auctions or your very own website. Now, the big question is, how do you find it?

The first thing you should start looking at is the Google Search engine. This is one of the world’s foremost powerful research tools that you can use as a driving force behind your prospecting for appropriate information on your digital product topic.

You can find virtually anything with this tool. Try looking up other authors’ ebooks and study their content and formatting – but pay close attention to avoid any form of plagiarism! It is illegal, immoral, and absolutely untolerated! An accusation of plagiarism will shut down your credibility and subsequently your entire online business in every which way, shape and form. Simply don’t even think about doing it, and hope to go unnoticed.

You may, however, study published online material and re-write it using your own words and interpretation. And you do not have to limit your reference material exclusively to content that you find online.

Try reading articles in magazines, newspapers, or reports. Watch your local or international television news. Pay close attention to any of these information outlets and suppliers that relay content that is relevant to your particular project.

Another option you could consider would be to consult a known Guru on your subject of interest. Surely, you know either directly or indirectly someone in your life that is an Expert on a topic, vocation, hobby, sport, or otherwise, that you have an interest in – and that you can write about. Why not try to consult with that person?

With his/her permission you could record a video or audio session of your interview and use this content for your digital product. Using this method only bolsters your own credibility and leads potential buyers directly to you, your product, and your website (if you choose to have one).

HUGE TECHNICAL TIPS:

1. To publish your ebook or digital product, use the free software.

The reason for this is simply that you can EASILY save and export your documents immediately in PDF format – the industry standard for ebooks, or any compiled digital product.

2. Include page breaks in your formatting for each new major section.

3. Use www.tinyURL.com to mask your affiliate links in any of your ebook/digital product documents – it’s unfortunately pretty common now for people to recognize your affiliate name within a hoplink where they can easily substitute their own, and steal your commissions.