Writing an e-book can be difficult. Readers, in particular e-book writers, want something that is worth the purchase. For you, this often means a relatively long e-book. If you find yourself having a hard time reaching your ideal word count, you may want to think about adding interviews to your e-book.
Interviews are a great way to add additional content to your e-book. In fact, you will also find that many e-book readers love reading interviews, especially if they are from a professional perspective. For instance, if you are writing an e-book on caring for your motorcycle, you may want to think about doing an interview with one of your local dealerships.
The previously mentioned sample is just that, a sample. When using interviews in your e-book, you will want to try and find an expert that is, in one way or another, related to your e-book subject. When it comes to e-book interviews, many writers think that they sound great, but wonder how they can go about getting an interview. In all honesty, there are a number of different ways that you can get an interview for your e-book.
You may want try and schedule a local interview, in person. You can do this by contacting local experts or business owners. If you are unable to find an interview subject locally, you may be able to find it online. If you come across the website of an expert in the subject of your e-book, try sending them an e-mail. You will find that many are more than happy to give you a few minutes of their time. When scheduling an interview try to make it in person or over the phone.
You should only use email as a last resort. In addition to wondering how they can get interview subjects, many e-book writers also wonder what questions they should ask. When determining what you should and shouldn't ask, you need to take a reader's perspective. If you were reading your e-book, what would you like to see in it? This is the best approach to take.
Questions that you should definitely ask include: experience working in the field, what it took to get there, and the pros of being involved in it. You may also want to ask your interview subject to provide a few quick tips to your readers. The questions that you ask an interview subject should be prepared ahead of time. You may want to make yourself a list of questions to ask. In fact, a list of questions isn't the only thing that you should do. When it comes to preparing for an interview, there are a number of steps that you should take.
One of these steps involves coming up with a quiet environment for your interview. You may also want to think about recording your interview, as long as your interview subject approves of being recorded. A recording will help to make sure that you don't miss anything important and it will also provide you with accuracy, especially when quoting. Once you have officially conducted your interview and walked away with the information that you were looking for, you may be wondering what you should do with all of that information. Of course, you will want to put it into your e-book, but you may also want to use all or a portion of your interview to also promote your e-book.
As previously mentioned, many readers enjoy reading interviews, especially by those who are considered experts in their field. If you are able to score an interview, you want to use it as often as you can. The decision whether or not you want to include an interview in your e-book is yours to make. However, it is important that you remember what an interview can do for you. A professional interview will not only increase your word count, but it may also help your e-book stand apart from your competition.
Whether you are able to interview a nationally known expert or just someone who is from your area, you are advised to include interviews in your e-book. They have been known to make e-books more interesting and readable.
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