Developing Ebook Ideas

Successful ebook writing requires ideas, and ebook ideas are all around you. You just have to know where to look. Once you open your eyes to the possibilities, you will have more ideas than you ever thought possible.

Here are six places to start:

Personal Experience

Personal experiences can generate astonishing possibilities for ebooks. Never discount the value of even the day to day mundane activities and places that your life takes you.

You can capture these moments in your journal to use when the time is right.


Writers are readers.

Read not only for researching and entertaining, use it to jumpstart your own creative juices and spark new ideas that you can develop into your next ebook.

Books, magazines, newspapers and blogs can provide your next great idea.

People Watching

Keep your eyes open!

Many writers credit people watching for some of the ideas that became their best work.

Pay attention to everything around you and make notes. What may seem like nothing today may become the answer to your writing dilemma tomorrow or next week.


Talking to people can help you to generate ideas for themes, topics and even additional materials beyond the ebook.

Every day is another opportunity to meet someone new, someone different and expand your base of knowledge for writing.


Not only is net surfing entertaining, it is a fantastic way to generate new ideas for your writing.

The Internet can take you anywhere you want to go without ever packing a suitcase or leaving your home. You're here now, aren't you?

Take Notes

Keep a notebook.

Maintaining a notebook of your ideas is an excellent way to avoid losing an idea for which you have not yet found a home.

Some writers have said that they would be lost without their notebooks and write in them everyday without fail. 

The world is filled with book ideas, whether you plan to write an ebook, a traditional book or to publish it both ways.

The key to finding ebook ideas is to hone your powers of observation, then to write them down.

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