All you have to do is cross out the wrong words. In this article, I offer 10 steps for writing a book along with 10 bonus steps.
Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Many of the people who want to write a book Is their idea that bad? And sometimes an idea many people think is really stupid turns out to be brilliant to a lot of other people e.
When someone asks me if they should write a book, I always ask these questions: What are you hoping to get from it? There are so many GREAT reasons to record and share your ideas with the world through a book, I wish more people did that in fact, I believe so much in books that I started a company to help people easily turn their ideas into books.
So what are the wrong reasons to write a book? Last year, there were aboutbooks published -just in America. According to BookScanonly about books per year reach acopies sold. That means you have, statistically, about a 0.
The number that reach 1 million sold is even fewer, probably close to And virtually no book does more than that.
The return on time invested for authors is horrendous when you measure it in terms of the expected value of book sales.
The good news is that a book CAN make you a money, if you look at it from a totally different perspective. Instead of trying to get rich by selling millions of copies, if you look at a book as a way to generate attention for your other endeavors, then the path to profit can become wide and smooth.
For example, if you have some skill or knowledge that is very valuable to people, the best way to build a consultancy and sell that knowledge is by writing a book that shows what you know.
This establishes you as an authority and gives you credibility to sell your services and charge a premiumas well as giving you a consistent pipeline of people looking for the exact type of skill and experience you offer. This is using a book to make money, but doing it an indirect way. You can think of the book as a business card, or general marketing material.
The fact is, books not only possess a credibility that very few marketing materials do, they are a great way to differentiate yourself in crowded fields, and a great way to find people who have the exact problems that you can solve, and connect with them.
How does that happen? Amazon is the 3rd largest search engine in the world, and the largest search engine for professionals. Think about it-how many times have you had a problem, and tried to solve it by finding a book about it?
Yes, yes, there are famous authors. But far fewer than you think. In fact, there are only about 15 or 20 living people who are famous ONLY for writing and nothing else.If you've ever been told that "You should really write a book" and you've decided to give it a try, this book is for you.
It hones in on the three key measures necessary for aspiring authors to conceptualize, sell, and market their memoirs/5(41). As you go through these experiences, people will say to you, "YOU SHOULD REALLY WRITE A BOOK." Because almost everyone has a computer and keyboard, writers put their fingers on the keyboard and produce manuscripts/5.
Writing a book is leaving your comfort zone. Trying something unfamiliar can be scary—we get it. But, that’s precisely why it’s exciting.
The only way you grow as a person is by forcing yourself to leave your comfort zone. Time to jump off the cliff—write a book and become an author this year. You Should Really Write a Book is essential reading for those wanting to write commercially viable memoirs in today’s vastly changed publishing industry.
It is designed as a guide for writers, editors, and marketing professionals. If you've ever been told that "You should really write a book" and you've decided to give it a try, this book is for you.
It hones in on the three key measures necessary for aspiring authors to conceptualize, sell, and market their memoirs. You Should Really Write a Book is essential reading for those wanting to write commercially viable memoirs in today’s vastly changed publishing industry.
It is designed as a guide for writers, editors, and marketing professionals.