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Writing Marketable Nonfiction Books – A Proven Process

Many new authors struggle with writing marketable nonfiction books. In reality, it is a process of researching and planning content that will satisfy reader needs, wants and expectations. Fiction books typically revolve around characters, situations, plots and other real or imagined … Continue reading

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How to Write Nonfiction Books that Sell (Part I)

My first three nonfiction books were published in 1994. Thirty-seven books and compilations later, I am still working to perfect my technique in order to write nonfiction books that sell. Like most authors, I have made mistakes along my path … Continue reading

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Ways to Succeed As a Nonfiction Author

There are a variety of ways to succeed as a nonfiction author if you take time to plan ahead before you start writing. Like many other things in life, writing a successful nonfiction book takes more than just a dream. … Continue reading

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Write Effective Back Cover Sales Copy for Nonfiction Books

As a nonfiction author who self publishes, one of the most important tasks that you will have to tackle is how to write effective back cover sales copy for nonfiction books. This cover content is one of the most important aspects of your new book. … Continue reading

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6 Nonfiction Book Writing Tips for Authors

Writing a nonfiction book differs from creating fiction books. Nonfiction authors are typically subject matter experts and spend a good deal of time researching to find or validate information that they plan to address in their books. On the other … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Write Nonfiction Books and Articles More Effectively

Too often, writers want to share everything they know about a topic when writing a non-fiction book or article. This can sometimes lead to boring or useless information being added. It can also cause an otherwise useful book or valuable content … Continue reading

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Elements of an Effective Non-Fiction Book

For over four decades, I have led workshops and given presentations to thousands of people. Since 1994, I have captured key points of my research and training session content in more than thirty non-fiction books. The following are two approaches that I … Continue reading

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Editing and Rewriting Are Essential Parts of Writing A Book or Article

Whether you are doing nonfiction writing or fiction, you likely want the finished piece to be the best possible. To ensure that this is the case, you have to face the reality that you will need to spend times on … Continue reading

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Use SMART Goals When Writing Non Fiction Books

Both aspiring and experienced writers often make the mistake of failing to develop and follow a plan when writing a nonfiction book.  This is a mistake and can lead to a less than stellar product in the end. In some cases, non fiction … Continue reading

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Four Common Excuses That Inhibit Aspiring Non Fiction Authors

Thousands of people likely say each day that they want to become a non fiction author…someday. Yet, many never achieve their dream because the find reasons why they cannot write. These people often have college degrees, years of experience and expertise … Continue reading

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