Book writing strategies

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 elements. Nonfiction books contain information based on people, issues, facts, data based on reality and actual events. This means that nonfiction authors …

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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 to make a solid living from my craft. Even so, after selling a couple hundred thousand books, I feel that my …

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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. That is because after your title captures potential reader attention, the next thing that typically happens is that they flip to …

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Selecting a Marketable Nonfiction Book Title

With almost 40,000 books a year published in the U.S., and the millions that have gone before, your book title is a crucial piece of your writing success. The title and subtitle that you select will serve to stop readers and encourage them to either open a link on a bookseller website or take the book off the shelf to explore …

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Inspiration for Writing a Book – Quote by Barbara Kingsolver

Many people who want to be authors search aimlessly for book writing inspiration. They talk to people who have written books, attend writer conferences and training programs,  how-to read books on book writing, and eventually hit upon something that inspires them. It might be an external motivator or cause; or it could be something more intrinsic from within. Writing a book can …

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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 writers are subject matter experts (SMEs) who have years of expertise and extensive knowledge about their topic. Because of this, they …

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How To Become a Writer – Four Easy Implementation Steps

How to become a writer or author is what many aspiring writers and authors want to know. This is one of the most common things that current and potential writers and authors ask me about when I do presentations on becoming a writer. They also want to know, “Where do I begin in order to write a book or article.” Here are four things …

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Tips for Writing Non Fiction Books That People Want to Read

Many nonfiction writers create works that are not often read. The challenge in producing good non fiction books that readers will receive well and enjoy reading is to do your homework in advance. Here a few tips for writing good nonfiction books: Identify a topic that is of valuable and interest to the greatest number of readers. A broader non fiction book market …

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Planning Is the Key To Successful Nonfiction Book Writing

Like anything else in life, those who succeed at nonfiction book writing make lists and prepare in advance. By doing research on your topic, such as, your competition, possible titles, and amount of existing research and information available on your topic, you will be better able to approach your manuscript with some solid ideas in mind. Additionally, do not try to …

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