These days’ people want instant gratification, and it’s no wonder why. Technology has brought about the ability to connect with people thousands of miles away with the touch of a button and the ability to read a library full of eBooks on one small device. Because people are used to getting so much more, simple text-based eBooks won’t suffice for everyone. More and more tools are popping up, allowing people the ability to connect with what they’re reading in a way that was never possible before. When you choose an eBook self-publishing platform, choose one that can make your eBook interactive.
People Love Images
It’s no secret that people love images. As humans, we are drawn to pictures, lights, and color. The television rose in popularity and has stayed popular because of our love affair with moving images. If you have the ability to do so, add images to your eBook. This will enhance what the reader sees and add interest to your story. Additionally, if you have a hard time describing something perfectly, an image can help you capture what you’re trying to say. A picture is worth a thousand words, right?
You Have a Wide Range of Options
Images aren’t the only thing that you are able to add to eBooks. Among many eBook self-publishing tools, there is the ability to add animation, lights, and even sounds. If you are writing children’s books, this engages your little audience. If you’re writing about mathematical equations, you can add animation to show the process of solving equations. This helps your students understand the concepts behind math, rather than just memorizing the formulas. If you write an eBook about an opera singer, you can add music to the book in certain passages to transport you reader into that world. The options are truly limitless, and you get to engage your readers in ways you never thought possible. When you enhance the reading experience for them, they are more likely to buy more eBooks from you.
You Give Your Audience More for Their Money
By adding images to your eBooks, you give your readers more than what they may get with books, whether electronic or paper. Once people feel like they are getting more for their money with you, they will become repeat customers, and they will also spread the word about you to potential readers. They will buy from the person they connect with, and interaction connects people.
You Make a Name for Yourself
In a world full of self-published eBook authors, you need to make a positive name for yourself. You can’t do that if your work doesn’t stand out. When a person publishes a book on World War II fiction, it may be flat and boring to people who are used to a world of technology. But when you publish a book on World War II history, and you add in 1940s and 50s music, sounds of bombs, and moving images of Hitler and American troops, you engage them and immerse them in that world.
When you decide to self-publish an eBook, use all of your options and make the eBook interactive.
People like eBooks because they are entertaining, no matter where they are. Interactive eBooks give more entertainment than regular eBooks. The upside to this is you gain more customers without a lot of extra work or cost to you, since these features tend to be offered with most self-publishing tools available today.