People love books, and if you offer them a relevant one for free, they’ll give you their email for it. In this post, I’ll share three indispensable tools you’re going to need if you want to create a proper, professional-looking ebook, and a bonus one to make the process even simpler! You can create a note for each section, and paste the relevant ideas in it. It’ll help you visualize your whole book as you write it. Reedsy Book Editor for formatting Alright, let’s say everything is now written and ready in Evernote. Technically speaking, books can be found in three formats: PDF (also the format used for printing it) EPUB: the most common ebook format MOBI: the format used by Amazon’s Kindle Ideally, you want to send your subscribers your book in all three formats or let them choose their preferred one. Bookfunnel for delivering the book Alright, you now have all the files you need to get your book on your readers’ multiple devices. One way to deliver your book is to set up an email automation that sends readers a link to download your book every time they sign up to your list through your lead magnet. So you will likely end up doing a lot of customer support and receiving technical questions from readers that you won’t know the answers to… This is why a lot of professional authors now use Bookfunnel. Then they’ll receive the right file along with instructions on how to get it on their device.
If you have a blog, run a company, or are just trying to make a name for yourself in your field, you’ll probably know that there are few tools like a book to assert your thought leadership, and gain new clients or followers.
Dubbed as “the new business card” by James Altucher in 2012, books are more powerful than ever. They carry a sense of authority, of “seriousness.” This is why so many bloggers offer them as lead magnets, or content upgrades or exit popups. People love books, and if you offer them a relevant one for free, they’ll give you their email for it.
Now, while everyone nowadays can write and publish a book, doing so still requires a lot of effort and dedication. And because so many people are doing it, you really want yours to stand out.
In this post, I’ll share three indispensable tools you’re going to need if you want to create a proper, professional-looking ebook, and a bonus one to make the process even simpler!
1. Evernote to write your book “on the go”
You’ve probably already heard of Evernote as a note-taking app, right? Well, it can be just as handy for putting your book together.
Writing non-fiction requires a lot of discipline to organize all your ideas into a solid, logical outline, and still incorporate a sense of narrative throughout the book.
But the first step is generally always to write down all your ideas. That’s what some people call a “brain dump”, you put everything that comes to mind – everything you think could go into your book – onto paper. Then, once you have all your ideas written down, you can start organizing them into sections.
That’s where the Evernote app comes in handy. You can create a note for each section, and paste the relevant ideas in it. It’ll help you visualize your whole book as you write it.
More importantly, the really cool thing about Evernote is that you can access it from any device, at any time. Say an additional idea comes to you during a commute, you can just pull out your phone and write it into the right note section.
Or say you’re on a plane, with no internet connection, you can still open Evernote and keep writing your book. Heck, it’s what I’m doing right now with this blog post, at 35,000 feet up.
Finally, contrary to Word, or Google Docs, Evernote will rarely crash on you, even with tens of thousands of words in there.
Bonus tool: Dragon
Dragon is one of the most advanced speech-recognition software out there and used by many authors I know to simply dictate their books (whether it’s into Word, Scrivener or Evernote).
So, if you’re one for speaking instead of writing, give it a try. It’ll cost you $75 for the basic version on PC (on Mac, only the $300 “professional” one is available) but might save you a lot of time.