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Craft Your Digital Book: A Step-by-Step Guide for Authors

Over the past few decades, there has been a revolutionary change in the way we consume content. Several readers are substituting digital books with printed ones.

eBooks have transformed the domain of content consumption with their portability, accessibility, and convenience. The popularity has escalated the demand for eBooks, and authors are striving to meet the demand.

With advanced technology, online book creation is not a big challenge. Authors can leverage several online tools to accomplish the task.

Make the digital book creation process simple by using relevant data, images, videos, interactive elements like animation, voiceovers, and much more. It enhances the quality of the online book and drives more engagement. These features help to entice the readers’ attention, and they’re intrigued to download and read the book.

Table of Contents

I. Tips to Make Digital Book Creation Simple

  1. Choose a Compelling Topic
  2. Begin with Content Creation
  3. Include Interactive Elements
  4. Choose the Best Format
  5. Design a Stunning Book Cover
  6. Add CTAs for More Action
  7. Publish and Share with the Audience

II. Conclusion

Tips to Make Digital Book Creation Simple

Creating a digital book can be overwhelming. With so many stages, like ideation, content creation, adding interactive features, CTAs, formatting, publishing, and more, there are multiple aspects of an online book creation process.

Check the following steps to make the digital book creation journey simple and quick:

1. Choose a Compelling Topic

The first step towards creating a digital book is deciding on the topic based on which an eBook is created. Choose a topic that will drive curiosity among the audience. In other words, it should be interesting and relatable to the readers. 

Thus, knowing the target audience is crucial for authors. Identifying their problems and offering them a solution will help you understand what they want. You can zero in on the topics that will generate more engagement.

Besides prioritizing readers’ interests, authors should be well-informed about the topic. It’ll help them create authentic content backed with powerful theories.

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2. Begin with Content Creation

Next is the content creation phase. This stage involves researching, structuring, and writing the content. Thorough research is the key to creating a pathbreaking eBook. Authors can substantiate their digital content with relevant and effective theories and make the book compelling.

Once done with research, draft an outline for the eBook. It will include dividing the eBook content into various chapters. The chapters can be further divided into smaller sections. This will help to keep the content short and crisp. It will allow readers to get a better understanding of the topic.

The final stage involves the writing part. Based on the research and structuring, authors can proceed with content creation. Make digital books compelling and engaging by using relevant keywords to optimize the digital content for search engines. 

Follow a consistent format throughout the chapters to maintain spontaneity. Use bullets, listicles, bold texts, and italics to highlight specific points readers need to focus on. Lastly, create a captivating title, and don’t forget to include the main keywords in it.

3. Include Interactive Elements

In this digital era, creating an eBook is not enough. It has to be an interactive eBook. A highly responsive eBook helps to boost engagement and interactivity. Authors can leverage advanced technology to include interactive elements in digital content like multimedia, voiceovers, animation, games, quizzes, music, and more.

The interactive elements transform a static text eBook into a highly engaging one. It enhances the reading experience and creates an immersive reading environment for the audience. Authors can even repurpose their existing content by including interactive features and transforming it into an enriching and compelling digital book.

There are several online tools available that offer free eBook templates integrated with advanced interactive features. You can modify the templates according to your needs and use them to create stunning digital content. Most of these tools are compatible with your mobile device. Hence, you can design your eBook on the go!

4. Choose the Best Format

You can save the eBook in different formats, provided it’s the right one for your target readers. If your target audience is mostly Kindle readers, convert the digital content to AZW format. Though it was initially designed for Kindle, it’s also compatible with other devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

One of the most popular and accessible file format options is the PDF format. It is compatible with almost all devices, like computers and mobile devices. It allows you to integrate your digital content with hyperlinks, interactive texts, and visual content.

ePub is another file format used for formatting digital books. It is an HTML file collection that provides formatting control at various levels. ePub file formats are of two types: fixed layout and reflowable.

You can access this file format on specific software applications such as Apple iBooks or a web browser that is compatible with this format.

5. Design a Stunning Book Cover

Creating an attractive digital book cover is as important as any other aspect of the eBook creation process.

After all, it is the first thing that readers would notice and acts as a visual representation of your eBook. Hence, authors should ensure their online book covers are well-designed and set the right tone to create a compelling first impression.

The cover of an online book is different from the printed counterpart. Here, readers will not be able to hold the book in hand and feel it. Hence, it must have an elevated visual appeal.

Use relevant images and illustrations to create visually impactful book covers. Fonts and colors used should match the mood and genre of the eBook. Ensure the typography (fonts) is legible, even on a thumbnail cover image.

The images or illustrations used should be device-compatible. Use high-resolution images for more clarity. The color palette should complement the context and emotion of the eBook. Using too many or too few colors can deplete the visual appearance of the book cover.

Lastly, to make digital book covers clickable on online reading platforms, they should highlight the right message and essence of the book shortly and crisply.

6. Add CTAs for More Action

An actionable CTA (Call-to-Action) can be a game changer for eBooks. It’s a prompt for your readers to take a specific action after they’ve read your digital book.

The purpose is to influence the readers to visit your website and social media platforms or download any other online book you wrote. A strong CTA helps your audience to make the next move as anticipated by you.

You can incorporate CTAs in various ways. Either you can include them in between chapters, or in the conclusion. Regardless of where you place the CTA, it should be visually distinct from the remaining text. Hence, you can enhance it by using graphical elements or different font sizes to make it noticeable.

7. Publish and Share with the Audience

Once the digital book is done, it is ready for publishing and sharing. Here, you have to take a call on how you want to distribute your eBook. You can either offer it for free or charge an amount.

Also, you can share the books in return for email sign-ups (names & email addresses). 

There are several online reading and publishing platforms where you can publish your eBooks. Besides, share the URL of the digital content or the PDF file on preferred social media platforms, your website, or your blog.

KITABOO is one such digital textbook platform that fulfills your digital publishing needs. It offers integrated multimedia and interactive features, delivers device-compatible digital content, supports multi-device reading options, offline accessibility of eBooks, and more.

KITABOO also provides metrics and analytics related to the eBook’s performance. Readers can provide analytical data to authors/ publishers based on the content of the digital book.


From selecting the right topic to deciding the most lucrative publishing platform, the journey of crafting a compelling and engaging digital book is not easy. To make digital books that attract readers’ attention requires a lot of investment – time, resources, and an eye for detail.

However, with technological innovations, several advanced tools are available that can be leveraged for creating revolutionary eBooks. In the above paragraphs, we’ve already discussed the road map for creating incredible eBooks. Hence, it shouldn’t be a challenge anymore.

Moreover, digital textbook platforms like KITABOO have made eBook creation tasks simpler. Authors and publishers can utilize this cloud-based platform to upgrade their eBook creation, publishing, and distribution process. With cutting-edge technology and various plug-ins, it streamlines your content creation process.

To know more about KITABOO’s digital textbook platform, contact us now!

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Vishal Dani

Vishal Dani

Vishal is the Senior Vice President and Head - Cloud Platforms & Technology at HurixDigital. He leads the product development group and technology solutions. More posts by Vishal Dani