Thursday, September 24, 2015

Write and Publish eBooks About Herbs

In the spring and early summer, people are out in their gardens, deciding what to plant and what to grow where. With more people interested in natural health and eating more flavorful foods, herbs are well back in favor. People want to grow herbs in their gardens, in window boxes, and on their balconies. The only problem is that while people have success in growing various herbs, they don't know what to do with them when they are ready for harvest. This is great news for those of us who love to grow and use herbs.

Pick a Herb

When writing an ebook about herbs, there are a number of ways to go about it. One of the most popular styles on Kindle is an ebook that focuses on just one herb, such as dill or caraway. Once you have chosen which herb to focus on, you will want to plan out your chapters.

A few chapter ideas are:

  • History of [name of herb]
  • Growing [name of herb]
  • Medicinal Uses
  • Cosmetic Uses
  • Tea Recipes
  • Potpourris
  • Food Recipes

Herbs of a Feather

Instead of just one herb, you can focus on a small set of herbs, such as favorite Italian herbs or popular potpourri herbs. Doing this gives you a large range of herbs to focus on, but the ebook also has an over theme, such as Italian or potpourri.

Some ideas for this type of ebook include:

  • Growing and using herbs for hair care / skin care / tooth care / etc.
  • Herbal butterfly garden.
  • Easy to grow herbs for the pantry.
  • Growing and using a variety of mints.

The Compendium

When it comes to ebooks, you will want to avoid a compendium or encyclopedia of herbs. The reasons for this are many. First, there are already numerous and famous herbal encyclopedias on the market - the market is already glutted. Also, large volumes that are encyclopedic in nature don't work well in Kindle format because of the lack of search functions and because it is so easy to lose a page in the Kindle format.

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