Get eBook Leads in 10mins/day: #4 Determine Your Topic

We’re walking through a step-by-step tutorial on how to write, publish and market an eBook campaign to generate leads. We’re currently in Phase #1: Researching Your Topic. Today we are on Step #4: Decide On Your Topic.

Review your research and brainstorm the top 3 eBook topics

Target the overlapping area between what you are good at and what your audience wants. What can you offer your audience that will help them in some way and how does it relate to your area of expertise? Brainstorm 3 ideas and run them by your team.

Choose a topic by asking yourself, “Is anyone going to read this?”

Predicting customer reception is another critical step that should be taken before selecting a topic. Ask yourself whether your ideal prospect would download your eBook and read it.

Here is a word of advice from Isabel Isidro of regarding predicting how well your eBook will do. Isidro warns that you must take the customer’s perspective and that most organizations with inaccurate perceptions of their customers:

  • Make untested and unwarranted assumptions about what customers think
  • Rely on weak anecdotal evidence
  • and accord too much weight to atypical complaints

Use this suggestion to take on the eye of your reader and determine whether or not they would genuinely be interested in your potential eBook topic.

Now that you have a topic, choose a title

The title of your eBook will be the first thing that most of your readers see. Get creative and draft 3 potential titles. Pick one that sticks well with you and celebrate because the first phase of acquiring leads with an eBook campaign has been completed!

As Seth Godin puts it, “now that you’ve gotten the idea for your eBook,the act of writing your idea in a cogent, organized way will make the idea better!”

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