Ebook publishing is year in and year out becoming more and more popular. Traditional publishing is either not offering a premium quality product or is rather too expensive for an average Joe. That is why ebook publishing is on the constant rise and probably will continue in the same trend in the following years. Many new and aspiring authors are going independent because that status offers them much more opportunities than regular publishing. Among them are mostly blog writers who feel that even though blog posting is a great way for them to express their ideas and share them with the whole world, ebooks are something concrete and serious, and can transform these bloggers into something more impressive, an author. However, even if you start writing ebooks, there are some serious mistakes authors may encounter.
Topics you know little about
One of the most common mistakes that indie ebook authors fall over is choosing to write about something they are not very much familiar with. Or they might get tempted to pick a hot topic that is very popular in the present day in order to create a premium book. Authors do this primarily in order to entice readers with something that is currently the talk of the town. But picking such topics is a big ebook publishing mistake. If you known nothing or little about a certain topic that you have chosen to write about, creating a premium work of art will be a huge amount of work and may run you to the ground. You will have to do a lot of research and spend time exploring and getting to know as much as possible about that topic, or even pay someone serious money to help you out.
Starting to write an ebook from the get go
Even though many authors can not wait to start writing their book, they often fall into trap of initiating work too early. Jumping into writing without having at least some plan about the possible structure of the book will cause you serious problems within days. You may often end up getting confused, find yourself repeating things or getting into dead ends, wasting precious time. Before you start writing, set up a structure or a clear outline and that will help you and save you time. That may seem a bit boring, but it will make the writing stage far easier and more fun. This does not mean that you have to draw up an extensive plan. Try freeform brainstorming or mind maps and index cards to help you get the ideas flowing.
Not being consistent
Although your ebook is a project of high priority for you as an independent author, it can be really tough to carve out the time for working on it regularly. However, if you are not consistent and do not write and commit to your book on a regular basis, you will never build up any momentum. You may write for a few hours to begin with, but then end up taking a couple of days or weeks off, and never getting back to your ebook publishing project. Find a consistent time each day and do not try to write a couple of thousand words each day.