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How to write an ebook fast while working at home

Write an ebook fast while working at homeThere are many good reasons to learn how to write an ebook fast while you are stuck working at home.

If you are a blogger, like me, you might have thought about writing an ebook for a long time.

I say that because so many of my blogging students and clients tell me they want to write an ebook fast, but just can’t get the time.

In fact, it’s not uncommon for them to tell me they’ve been trying to get down to the business of writing an ebook for months, sometimes even years.

So, why is it such a chore?

What’s the problem?

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Have you had trouble writing your ebook?

Maybe your first one.

Or even your “next” one.

Either way, you just can’t seem to write that ebook you have in mind for one big reason.

You’re making it too complicated.

How will you be able to…

  • Decide on the right topic
  • Do all the research necessary
  • Pull it all together into a workable outline, or table of contents
  • Find the time and energy to write all the body text
  • Organize it under a series of compelling headlines
  • Decide on an attractive and professional looking design
  • Pull together interesting images
  • Create an inviting cover
  • Find a page layout that will give it an interesting visual flow

Now, those are just some of the basics.

You also have to figure how to format it, how to deliver it to people, how to promote it… and so forth and so on.

So, yes, there’s a lot to it.

And it can get very complicated.

If you let it.

Working at home

Now, if you’re working at home these days, either because of a mandatory quarantine, or because your job has required you to work at home… this might be the perfect time to write an ebook fast.

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But, you don’t have time, right?

Even if you find yourself spending all your time at home, you have lots of distraction.

You might be doing work for your job.

At the same time, you might have to watch the kids, mow the lawn, paint the garage, stick to your excercise routine, prepare meals.

Even with what seems to be all the time in the world, you just don’t ever seem to have enough time to do it all.

Much less take on a new project as daunting as writing an ebook fast.

Part of the problem is probably that you just don’t have the work at home skills you need to pull it all together.

But, all that aside, you have to realize that there may never be a better time to write your ebook than when you ‘re working at home.

If you look carefully, you’ll see that you probably have lots of wasted time built into your daily routine.

And, really, this won’t take you nearly as much time as you might have thought it would.

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Okay, so here’s the strategy for writing your ebook fast.

Pick the right tool.

That’s the most important tip for you here.

I’ve used a lot of different software tools for creating ebooks.

But recently, I came across one that made it really easy to write an ebook fast.

It’s called Sqribble, and I’ll give you a quick tour of how I used it to write an ebook just a few days ago.

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You see, I decided to put some of my own isolation time at home to good use.

I wrote an ebook for my network marketing business.

It was something I had in mind for a while, but never could make the time for it myself.

Then I bought Sqribble and put it to use.

How I wrote my ebook fast while working at home

So here’s how I did it.

It all came together so fast that I’ve actually written 3 ebooks in one week.

And it only took a few hours to do it.

Seriously, using this method, you could easily do an ebook every day.

The first trick is this.

Keep it simple

An ebook is not supposed to be everything ever known on a subject.

It’s just a single, focused idea.

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Put a few words and images together to share that idea.

Not only is “simple” the key for you as the writer, it’s also the key for getting people to actually read your ebook.

Nobody wants to pour over 100 pages of text.

They just want a simple, quick solution.

Remember… the first trick to write an ebook fast…

Make it simple!

Use a power tool

Without a power tool, an ebook software… you’ll probably never get it done.

It’s just too technical and complicated.

Okay, so here we go.

My power tool to make it all happen fast and easy is Sqribble.

Here’s how I did it.

The writing process

This was the most work I did.

I wrote 5 short documents.

These were points I wanted to cover in my ebook.

Then I copy/pasted them into my ebook template.

Done!

Now, if you don’t know where to start, Sqribble has some great alternatives.

In just a moment, I’ll show you how to write your ebook fast without even writing it.

The process for creating your ebook fast

First, I clicked the button called “Create a New Project.”

That gave me the option to pick a template for my ebook.

There was a whole range of options, like these…

Write an ebook fast while working at home

Each template gives you an entire layout.

Like this one, for example…Write an ebook fast while working at home

That’s your ebook cover.

You can click on it to edit your title, color, image, and author name.

Now, let’s see what else is inside this template.

Your table of contents is automatically generated.

But like everything in the program… you can edit it any way you like.

Write an ebook fast while working at home

Then you get beautifully designed page layouts to use for your content.

Write an ebook fast while working at home

Write an ebook fast while working at home

Write an ebook fast while working at homeAnd then you get a closing cover page.

Write an ebook fast while working at homeAdding content to your template

When you actually start adding content to your ebook, you have some very, very cool alternatives to choose from

Write an ebook fast while working at home

Grab Content from URL
Provide a website URL/link and the software will automatically grab useful content from there and will paste content onto un-styled pages.
This could even be your own blog post URL.
How easy is that!

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Copy/Paste Content Manually
You can copy content from anywhere you like and paste it in the field ahead.
I used this option and copy/pasted the 5 short little documents I had written on my topic.

Upload Word/Text File
Just upload any unformatted word/text document and we will automatically grab its content.
This is actually an even faster way to do it, rather than copy/paste.
Wow, next time I’ll try this super lazy approach 🙂

Start from Article Collection
This option will show you a whole wide range of free-to use and edit “article collections” embedded right inside the software. It’s like having a collection of PLR without the hassle and expense of buying it and then importing it.
Way simple! You can start from those articles.
So, if you have NO idea what to write, find an article or URL on your topic.
Import it.
Edit it.
There you go.
You have your own ebook.
Just like that, you’re an instant author 🙂

Everything is editable

Of course, you can edit

  • the cover page
  • any or all images
  • the table of contents
  • hyper links
  • the background colors
  • text colors, fonts and styles

The template is just a template.

When I say everything is editable, I mean everything.

From cover, to title, to end cover image… and everything in between.

For example…

Headlines can be edited like this…

Write an ebook fast while working at home

Images can be edited like this…

Write an ebook fast while working at home

Paragraphs or text can be edited like this…

Write an ebook fast while working at home

You just wrote an ebook fast

That’s right.

You wrote your ebook fast with just 3 simple steps…

Step 1
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Step 2
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Step 3
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Okay.

Isn’t that a great way to write an ebook fast?

And to make productive use of your time while working at home?

But how do you get an actual ebook out of the process?

Simple.

Just click on “Create an ebook” inside of your Sqribble project, and find your E-Book generated Successfully.

Write an ebook fast while working at home

Now, you have your ebook inside of your Projects tab, right on your Sqribble dashboard.

Find it anytime you want.

Edit it anytime you want.

It’s yours to do with whatever you want.

Write an ebook fast while working at home

Deliver your ebook easily

Notice that when your ebook is saved in your projects file, besides editing it, you can also “Download” it.

Write an ebook fast while working at home

That way, you have it on your desktop so you can share it directly in any way at all.

Like I’ve done here with my ebook…

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Now my ebook is not perfect, as you will see.

It’s not the best writing I’ve ever done, and some of the layout still needs to be edited a bit.

I even forgot to link my table of contents with the content pages, but hey… I did this in a couple of hours.

And all the layout was done for me.

How simple is that?

Now if you want to actually sell your ebooks, Sqribble gives you a way to create your own ebook store.

Anybody can purchase your ebooks directly from that store.

But for now, I highly recommend that you just get started on your first ebook.

Don’t make it perfect.

I didn’t.

Just get it done.

I did.

How to write an ebook fast while working at home

So do you have a better idea of how to write an ebook, now?

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Working at home can suck for some people, or be a blessing for others.

Either way, writing an ebook fast can help you promote your business, your blog, your service.

I used mine to build and motivate my network marketing team.

How could you, your portfolio or your business benefit if you could write an ebook fast while working at home?

I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

Donna

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Donna Merrill
Donna is a well known blogger and creator of "Blogging Magic" - an intensive guide to blogging. "Blogging Magic" is for beginners who are trying to figure out how to bring their blogs to life with tons of visits, comments and social media interaction. It's even for advanced bloggers looking to reach new levels of authority and engagement with their audience.

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16 Responses to How to write an ebook fast while working at home

  1. Emenike Emmanuel
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    May 24, 2020 at 8:09 pm #

    Well said, Donna.

    Just like you rightly put it, the research part of the ebook writing is where the main work is.

    Once you identify a need you want to address with your book and you make proper research, you are book writing work is half done.

    The reason we have too many poorly packaged eBooks is because authors these days don’t take time to research the topic they want to rank.

    Thanks a lot for always putting out valuable content.

    Emenike
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  2. Gaurav Kumar
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    April 27, 2020 at 2:08 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Writing an ebook is an art. One can do it only when he/she has knowledge about the topic and know the art of storytelling. The success of an eBook depends upon how well it can connect with the reader. The subject, language, and story must engage the reader’s mind and make him the part of the story.

    The author should follow your tips to write an ebook faster.

    Thanks!
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  3. Erika Mohssen-Beyk
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    April 26, 2020 at 9:32 pm #

    Hi Donna,
    this seems to be a great program to look at. I think it can be useful for marketers and every person who likes to write.
    I will look at it and recommend it to a friend who wants to write stories. It seems it would be helpful for her as well.
    Thank you for showing all the great features here.
    I am looking forward to trying it.
    Thanks for sharing
    Erika

  4. diya thagu April 25, 2020 at 4:38 pm #

    Holla

    Thanks, you always provide useful content of the piece. I learn a lot from your blog

    Publishing an ebook on the blog is really a great idea to boost traffic. As in post, you provided awesome collect to write my 1st ebook very soon

    I am literally losing my mind I sat for 5 hours tryna do it only 5 pages down

    I found my final solution in this article

    Keep inspiring

  5. Shamsudeen Adeshokan
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    April 24, 2020 at 7:15 am #

    Hi, Donna,

    In the past, I have created a few ebooks using Microsoft word. But I think that comes with some limitations compared to sqribble.

    As a blogger, we already have the content we need to create an ebook but we just don’t look in that direction. If you have content published on your blog on the topic of your proposed ebook, you already have your ebook content ready.

    When I created my first ebook, 90% of the content was already published blog posts on my blog. I only need to add more content where necessary and add more visual elements.

    What stops many bloggers from going forward with ebook creation is that they believe the content needs to be fresh, epic, hundreds of pages, etc.

    While in reality, all that is not necessary. Though, it might make your ebook stand out and attract industry experts’ attention.

    But that shouldn’t stop you from getting it done.

    Thanks, Donna, nice read.

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    • Donna Merrill
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      April 27, 2020 at 1:10 pm #

      Hi Shamsudeen

      Excellent advice!

      Just start your ebook with content you’ve already written, on your blog or anywhere else really.

      Collect your content and then stylize and format it… that’s where Sqribble helps so much.

      It’s one thing to have words, but you need to format them into an attractive package, add a compelling cover, nice graphics and some calls to action.

      That’s all done in just a few minutes with this program, which is why I know it will be so helpful to people, especially bloggers.

      You can even just put your blog post URL into a template and it will pull all of the content right into your ebook!

      Pretty amazing, you think?

      -Donna
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  6. Moss Clement
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    April 23, 2020 at 1:59 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Your article is timely, particularly since more people are taking on the digital marketing route. As people start to work from home, many are using the opportunity to learn new things. However, ebooks are part of our marketing strategy. One can sell them or offer them as incentives to attract more email subscribers. At this point, I have not created anyone, so it make s your post a fantastic resource for me.
    Thank you for sharing!

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    • Donna Merrill
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      April 24, 2020 at 10:26 am #

      Hi Moss

      So true.

      People starting to work from home need many digital skills, software and knowledge than they ever did.

      Ebooks are great marketing tools as you say, but also just great ways to build your own portfolio and creds.

      They’re also very popular with the creativity crowd… bloggers, authors and the like.

      This will never get old 🙂

      -Donna
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  7. Philip Verghese Ariel
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    April 23, 2020 at 12:01 pm #

    Hi Donna,
    Good to be here again.
    A very timely piece for the season.
    I am sure the tips given in this post will help anyone to create an eBook in this crisis period or the lockdown period.
    Though there is enough before us to do this I am sure the tips will help boost the activity in short period of time.
    I am bookmarking it for my further reference.
    Glad to say that this post has been curated on the pages of IM platforms like BizSugar and GrowthHackers
    Best Regards
    ~ Phil

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      April 24, 2020 at 10:17 am #

      Hi Phil

      Always nice to hear that our articles are getting curated on the big sites, eh?

      I’m not surprised because this is a really popular topic during this lockdown.

      People are trying to get things accomplished that they never thought they had time for, and this is a big one.

      Not just for bloggers and internet marketers.

      Even people home from their regular jobs are writing ebooks related to their jobs and careers, to boost their authority, credibility and add to their resumes!

      -Donna
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  8. Marquita Herald
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    April 23, 2020 at 7:38 am #

    I’m always looking for new tools and I will definitely check this out, Donna! I like the look of your examples, and the process seems like it would be pretty easy to follow even for a newbie. Thanks for the tip and walkthrough!
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  9. Lisa Sicard
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    April 23, 2020 at 3:08 am #

    Donna, I LOVE LOVE This! I can’t wait to check it out. It took me forever to do my updated eBook this year. I have ideas for other eBooks since and this process looks amazing. Thank you and I started checking yours out, very nice!!
    I can’t believe how Ryan does his, just read his comment too, the king of eBooks 🙂
    I hope you and David and mom are well up there Donna. Have a great day.
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    • Donna Merrill
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      April 24, 2020 at 10:02 am #

      Hi Lisa

      Yes, this is a really nice program.

      It really makes it easy to create an ebook, and edit it any way, any time you want.

      I’ve tried most of the popular software and this is by far the best I’ve found.

      So yeah, give it a try.

      Happy Spring 🙂

      -Donna
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  10. Ryan K Biddulph
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    April 22, 2020 at 6:16 pm #

    Sensational job Donna.

    People really do over-complicate this process. We all can write a 6000 word pillar style post. Do the same but format for eBook. Formatting for a PDF upload is a piece of cake. Doing so for Kindle on Amazon takes a little more mindfulness but is still easy.

    Bloggers believe eBooks need to be digital versions of long novels, or hundreds of pages long. No way. All my eBooks are 6000 to 15000 words and I wrote 90 of those 6000 word numbers in 90 days. One, 6000 word eBook daily, during one of my Bali trips. Piece of cake.

    Ryan

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    • Donna Merrill
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      April 22, 2020 at 9:35 pm #

      Hi Ryan

      I certainly appreciate your input on this topic… you are the go-to guy for ebook info 🙂

      By the way, did you notice that you can format these ebook for Kindle, ePubl and Mobi too?

      Like you said, Kindle is a bit more work formatting, so this is a great feature the Sqribble added into the technology.

      -Donna
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