Writing / Publishing Process

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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New Resources for Authors and Self-Publishers

I learned a lot and got many ideas for book publishing, writing, and marketing self-published books at the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) conference. It was great getting to network with hundreds of other authors and self publishers and vendors who offer some useful services to help in the publishing process. Two useful resources for authors and self-publishers that I found …

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Independent Book Publishers Association Annual Conference 2016

With only four more days before the 2016 Independent Book Publishers Association Publishing University, you still have time to register if you are an independent publisher or an author wanting to learn more about the publishing industry. There is always great networking, educational sessions by industry experts, and a vendor exposition where publishers printers and other companies offering associated services display …

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Book Writing as a Profession

Most people have active thoughts daily about various processes, interests, passions, people, places, things and other facets of their life that would make interesting content for a book. What they often lack is the knowledge or skills necessary to turn their thoughts into words that could be included in a book. Gaining the expertise to fashion a readable document that …

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4 Things To Know About the Best Nonfiction Books

The best nonfiction books, and the ones that are memorable, are written with a goal in mind. Many authors dream of fame and glory when they write a nonfiction book. Others just have a message that they want to share with people. Whatever your reason for writing a nonfiction book, you might want to do what successful writers do…have a plan. …

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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 to be ignored. The following are four simple nonfiction writing tips that can help ensure that you are creating  your nonfiction books …

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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 have learned to be effective in providing content to my readers and that you may also want to consider using. Focus book …

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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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