Why writing nonfiction books is not just about books any more

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One of the best things about the current spread of media and publication options is that the basic content from your book can be shared in many more different ways than was the case 20 or even 10 years ago. I have mentioned quite a few of these en passant in my new book but it’s worth taking another look at the main ones, so you can bear them in mind.

woman sitting on bed with flying books

Who knows to what other communication treasures your book could lead you?

Blog to book and back again
Depending on the nature of your content, a series of blog posts form a very good basis for a book. I’ve done this a couple of times now and so have a number of other authors who contribute to How To Write Better. You get the double bite at the cherry. Don’t worry that people won’t buy the book if an equivalent but spaced-out version exists on your blog, by the way. They will buy the book because the formats are very different and will be used for different purposes. [Read more…]

Thinking of buying a book on how to write a book?

Here’s what the beta readers said about mine…

If you’re thinking about buying a book to guide you through the journey of devising, planning, writing and publishing a nonfiction book, I would recommend my new one.

Don’t just take my word for it…

“Love the narrative style, so live and speaks to me (I’ve often chosen to not read a book for the very reason of the narrative style not suiting me)… I very quickly get the impression you can actually help me get started. And I don’t have to gloss over terminology I don’t understand, as you’re explaining it. I feel I’m being guided to write ‘like me’ not what I think others want.”
V.L., counsellor and charity managerhow to write a brilliant nonfiction book“As someone with no experience of book authorship, I couldn’t have hoped for a more informative guide to the perils and pitfalls of writing and publishing – essential reading.
If you’re looking for someone to hold your hand through the process of writing a non-fiction book from start to finish, answer all your questions, and even ask you some searching ones, then look no further than this. [Read more…]

Happy Jewish New Year – Shanah Tovah

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“Can this year just stop already?” says Ryan Prior of CNN
Jewish New Year

A chance for us all to reflect and renew

“It’s a thought ricocheting around the world as we cope with Covid-19, quarantine, wildfires and hurricanes. Now it can.”

Rosh Hashanah, which marks the Jewish New Year, begins Friday, September 18. Even if you’re not Jewish, it’s a way to immerse yourself in parts of these rituals of renewal. Maybe God knows we all need a little renewal now.”

Wishing our readers a peaceful period of renewal and reflection

Happy New Year – Shanah Tovah – from us all at HTWB

 

Bubbles for the weekend…

Your weekend smile … another delightful poem by retired GP (Family Doctor) Andrea Kingston. Enjoy!

funny poem about champgane

So I gave up and found a new glass, With enough champagne in it to last…

Bubbles

It seems I’ve mislaid my champagne
(Yes I’ve been down the garden again)
The last time ‘twas seen
Was a space wide and green
But both lawns seem quite clear, in the main [Read more…]

Are you a graduate looking for a job? Some advice from a clued-up cohort

Please welcome our new columnist Yasmin Mattocks, recently in the job market after graduating from University with an English degree. In this article she shares her experiences and advice to anyone in similar circumstances…

Life after graduation: advice from an English graduate  

Graduating from university is really envisioned as the ultimate goal for a lot of students, and so it should be: it is an achievement which deserves to be celebrated. However, after you finally receiving a mere piece of paper awarding you your degree, it may dawn on a lot of graduates that their years of fun are all finally over and they don’t know what to do, or even worse, they can’t get a job.

article about graduates finding jobs

“It has taken me months to come to terms with the realities of life after graduation…”

I know that for me it felt like a bit of an anti-climax, overshadowed by unemployment, after years of thinking I would come straight out of university and bag a well-paying job. Following my graduation in the midst of a pandemic and an economic crisis, I and many other graduates have found ourselves in a bit of a sticky situation. [Read more…]

Why you won’t need me to help you write your nonfiction book

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I’d love to help you write your book but frankly, with all my experience and skills having been poured into this book, you probably won’t need me!

“Suzan is full of knowledge and common sense so this book is a must have from the moment you consider writing a book”Elizabeth Toogood, Insightful Business Mentor

It’s here at last for you to learn, write, make the right decisions about publishing, and above all to enjoy the whole experience.

I give you… the long promised, much-agonised-over

How To Write A Brilliant Nonfiction Book!

It was worth the wait…

[Read more…]

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