What are the benefits of using AI to write an ebook?
An ebook is a valuable tool to build credibility, generate leads, and grow your business. But regardless of whether you’re a writer, marketer, or entrepreneur, researching and writing an ebook takes time.
AI content writers—like Jasper—act as brainstorming tools and beat writer’s block. There are several reasons to use AI to write an ebook, including:
- Increase speed: AI content writers help you generate original content quickly, allowing you to maximize productivity.
- Boost creativity: Ebook writers can use AI to spark new ideas and avoid writer’s block.
- Encourage consistency: Users can specify the style and tone, which ensures consistency throughout your content.
- Improve the quality of your content: AI tools help make your content more engaging. They can also check for grammatical and punctuation errors.
10 steps to write an ebook using Jasper
Jasper is an AI writing partner that helps you create original content 10x faster. With over fifty templates, Jasper streamlines the process of brainstorming, writing, and marketing your ebook.
Here are ten steps to create your next ebook using Jasper.
1. Brainstorm topics
First, identify a list of topics that will resonate with your audience. Start by looking at frequently asked questions and common pain points. Or consider expanding on well-performing blog posts if you have one.
You can also use Jasper’s Blog Post Topic Ideas template to help you generate ideas.
The template asks you to fill in several inputs, including
- Company name
- Product description: Give an overview of your company’s mission, products, or services.
- Audience: Describe your customers.
- Tone of voice: Define your brand’s style and tone of voice. Use favorite authors, celebrities, famous brands, or emojis to convey your tone to Jasper.
- Examples: Share examples of other topics you’ve covered. A high-performing blog post or social media caption can be a good example.
Be as descriptive as possible when filling in the inputs. Detailed inputs will help Jasper better understand your objectives and produce better results.
Here’s an example of a fictional gardening store writing an ebook to market the business.
Here are a few of our favorite topics generated by Jasper:
- Apartment gardening: Tips for starting a garden in small spaces
- But I don’t have a green thumb! Starting a garden for beginners
- How to pick the right gardening tools for your needs
- How to create a beautiful garden on a budget
2. Complete research
Next, conduct research. Look for similar books on the same topic. How can you differentiate your content based on your background and experience?
Help your content stand out by sourcing relevant statistics from reputable sources. You can use the following resources to conduct research:
- Industry reports and whitepapers
- Industry-leading books
- Conduct interviews with experts in the industry
- Educational Resources Information Center
- BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)
- Google Scholar
- Social media, including YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter
3. Create a content brief in Jasper
It’s easy to get overwhelmed after researching. The research process likely produced a lot of information and sparked new ideas. The next step is to organize your findings. Jasper’s The Perfect Non-Fiction Book Introduction & Outline recipe is the perfect place to start.
First, create a new document in Jasper. Then copy and paste The Perfect Non-Fiction Book Introduction & Outline recipe into the Editor.
Next, fill out the content brief on the left-hand side. There are three parts to the content brief:
- The brief/description: Detail the what, where, why, who, when, and how of your ebook. Jasper allows you to enter up to 800 characters, so you have room to be as descriptive as possible.
- Tone of voice: Similar to the brainstorming example above, describe your intended tone using different descriptors. Be creative, and don’t be afraid to adjust the inputs if needed.
- Keywords: Enter up to three keywords. The tool will weave keywords into the text as much as possible.
4. Generate your outline
Now it’s time to create your outline. Click on each heading in the recipe and press Generate. Jasper will create outputs for the following sections:
- Book description
- Outline of each chapter
As Jasper generates outputs, refine them to meet your needs. We recommend including at least three sub-points for each chapter. You can also add quotes or statistics to your outline.
As you fill in the outline, you can also communicate with Jasper. For example, you can ask Jasper to expand on an idea or suggest alternative sub-headings. Type a command in the Editor and press CTRL+Enter on a PC or ⌘+Enter on a MAC.
5. Write a rough draft
After you’ve completed your outline, it’s time to write your rough draft. When you begin writing, don’t worry about being perfect. If you find gaps in your research, make a note in your outline and continue writing.
Jasper can also help you if you get stuck. If writing in the Editor, you can chat directly with Jasper, just like above. You can also use the Rephrase of Explain it to a Fifth Grader tools.
Alternatively, you can refer to other Jasper templates to help you write, including
- AIDA Framework: Uses the AIDA marketing framework to generate compelling copy
- Content Improver: Rewrites a piece of content to make it more intriguing
- Paragraph Generator: Writes engaging paragraphs
- Listicle: Generates lists related to your topic
When you have a rough draft, it’s time to edit. There are several editing frameworks. Regardless of your chosen method, break the editing process down into steps.
- Structural editing: Ensures your writing follows a logical path and adopts a tone and style that suit your audience. Structural editing also examines content to identify any contradictory or missing information.
- Line editing: Edit each sentence line-by-line, removing passive voice or unnecessary fillers, analyzing references and citations, and eliminating awkward phrasing.
- Mechanical editing: Check spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Mechanical editing also checks for consistent capitalization and abbreviations.
7. Source imagery
Imagery improves readability and engages the audience. By using images, infographics, graphs, and charts, you can break up large sections of text and better convey information.
Several sites help you source and create interactive imagery, including Jasper Art where you can create art or images that complement your writing in seconds.
8. Design your book cover
When writing your ebook, it’s okay to judge a book by its cover. Since the cover is the first thing people often see, a well-designed cover is critical to conveying your ebook’s content and tone.
First, look for inspiration. Check out best-sellers in your genre to see what covers stand out. You can also save ideas on platforms like Pinterest.
You don’t have to be an artist or designer to create a professional book cover. Today, you have several options regardless of your budget, including tools Jasper Art to generate a unique book cover in a few clicks.
9. Format your ebook
After you’ve finished your manuscript, you’ll need to format it for readability and e-reader compatibility. This includes:
- Your logo, font, and brand colors
- Table of content
- Page numbers
- Chapters, heading, and subheadings
- Images, charts, graphics, and call-out quotes
- Exporting your manuscript in the correct format for publication (e.g., PDF, EPUB, MOBI, PDF, etc.)
While you can format your book yourself, several tools make formatting ebooks a breeze. Consider using professional formatting software, including Atticus, Adobe InDesign, Scrivener, or Vellum.
Now it’s time to hit publish. There are several places to publish your ebook, including Kitaboo, Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), Apple Books, Barnes and Noble Press, and Google Play.
Once you publish your book, don’t forget to promote it. Share it on social media, promote it on your blog or website, and send it to your email list. And don’t forget to share your ebook with Jasper’s private Facebook community.