Want some help to write your next book? Here’s a useful update

Do you have a great idea for a book, but don’t know how to go about writing and producing it?
Does writing a book seem a lovely idea, but as such a large project is a bit scary – especially if it’s your first one?

Get your book written and published - without the scams

That wonderful feeling when your new book is actually published and out there…me with my latest. (And over-bleached hair – apologies.) Photo by Kate Everall https://www.kateeverallphotography.com/

The help you need to write your book and get it out there

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Story time for authors working with book coaches

Should I trust a book coach to get my book published

Have you been invited by a charming book coach to help you get your book written and published?

Once upon a time not a million years ago I had a book marketing client called Miranda. She wrote romantic fiction and had been working with a Fairy Godmother Book Coach (FGBC).

Miranda had been paying the FGBC at least GBP £500 (USD nearly $790) per month over a period of well over a year: Miranda was inspired to write a trilogy of novels and of course this takes time. Mucho months at GBP £500 a hit. [Read more…]

Want to write a nonfiction book? Make sure you pick the right topic

Want to write a nonfiction book? Make sure you pick the right topic

Why a positive concept triumphs over a negative one … see below

With nonfiction books the question of whether or not to write one has to be a business decision.

It needs to be taken in the same way as a decision to introduce a new product or service.

With nearly all nonfiction (and fiction too, up to a point) there is usually room for a good new book on the market, provided it’s likely to attract a substantial group of readers because: [Read more…]

10 key steps to successfully write a business/nonfiction book

10 key steps to successfully write a business/nonfiction book

10 steps you need to take if you’re going to write a best-seller nonfiction/business book

Great – you’ve got a brilliant idea to write a business or nonfiction book that you know will be successful, you’ve got a publisher interested or you’ve decided to self-publish. Now all you have to do is sit down and write it…

It doesn’t have to be a huge, mammoth task. Just as you would with any other project, you need to plan it out and work to that plan so you accomplish things bit by bit. Here are my 10 key tips… [Read more…]

Why it’s still worthwhile to write a (good) business book

Why it’s still worthwhile to write a (good) business book

Yes, yes, I know it’s one of mine, but it’s still an example of how nonfiction/business books can work well for you

The entire international book publishing scene has changed a lot in the 21st century.  Whereas becoming a published nonfiction author was difficult even until the end of the 20th century, now it’s easy due, largely, to the vastly increased number of different publishing options, not to mention an increase in delivery options – print, eBook, audio book, blog serialization, etc.

Undoubtedly the fact that producing and publishing a book has become a) easier and b) cheaper makes the whole book market more accessible to wannabe authors. Consequently there are literally millions of books out for sale out there, and not all of them are good. [Read more…]

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