While I was in California and I was in television, I never did a movie. That's not to say I didn't try.
What does this have to do with digital books? Just about everything as far as I can tell. The same techniques apply to both businesses.
Let's assume you are not writing great literature. You're writing commercial fiction.
I had someone say they wanted to have their book discovered by Hollywood and turned into a movie.
That's a good goal. I don't think it's very easy when Hollywood is constricting and making increasingly uninteresting sh*t for the masses. Don't blame me, check the box office stats on it.
But okay you want someone in Hollywood to find your book and maybe make it a cable movie. Or a webmovie.
Whatever level you get to, you'll be happy, right?
Write a book that sounds like a movie.
Then pitch it like a movie.
Blurb it like a movie.
You want to write an ebook that will get noticed? Do all of the above.
With one proviso--don't write off-genre like I do.