You’ve done it—you’ve made the decision that you’re going to write an eBook. Congrats!
There is no feeling like this one. The “Yeah, I’m going to go out and do this” triggers a heavy flow of creative juices, and the shot of adrenaline you need to go out and take that next step.
When it comes to eBook writing, people take one of two roads—either they focus on that one thing in which they are an expert and start writing about it, or, they think about what the masses want, and they try and craft some content that fits the need.
Actually, there is a third option—and it’s the best by far.
Finding the intersection between that thing in which you’re an expert (or enjoy immensely) and that in which a subset of the masses want as well. This ensures the content you’re producing comes from the heart (making it easier to write and for others to buy into) and will cultivate a loyal following if done successfully.
The question is, what do people want?
Unfortunately, there isn’t a clear cut list of the most searched for eBook topics, so, I’ve created my own based on a few different measures, including SEO keyword research tools.
I fired up a couple of keyword research tools which, for instance, give a measure on how often a particular keyword is searched on a monthly basis. I plugged in “ebook” and asked for information on all keywords that included the word “ebook.”
A number of the top searches were for specific fiction/non-fiction titles (“Harry Potter ebook”) and textbooks (“Thinking Mathematically 6th Edition eBook”). Because this post is here to help those writing their own eBooks, I’ve removed those titles from the list below (because you won’t be able to reproduce those works).
Also, given the different tools and metrics used, it doesn’t make sense to actually rank the topics in order of one being more popular than the others. So, just take the listing as a general lineup of popular topics.
And last, use this list to help you generate ideas rather than it being a source of truth. Use it as confirmation that yeah, you could basically write an eBook on anything.
Which leads to an important point: just because something is searched for doesn’t mean it’s a good thing for you to write about.
These are all very general terms, which means they are going to be searched for quite a bit. So, my point is, there are plenty of wildly successful ebooks, with topics that wouldn’t register on “most searched for” lists.
And at the end of the day, that shouldn’t matter. This world is made up of small communities—call them hobby enthusiasts, students of a particular subject, working professionals who are experts in a specific craft.
(It’s also worth mentioning that terms like “ebook advertising” or “ebook management” could simply be searching for tips on how to advertise their eBook, or how to manage their eBooks, etc.)
With all of that said, here is what I’m seeing:
Most Searched eBook Topics
- Science Fiction