Learn About Non-Fiction Writing By Robert W Lucas

Nonfiction author, writer, and self-publisher ideas, strategies, resources, and advice.

The Business of Writing Nonfiction Books

Many people say “someday I am going to write a book.” For a variety of reasons, most never accomplish that vision. Life takes over. They have kids, work two jobs, encounter medical and family issues, and the list goes on. The reality is that many people simply do not have the drive, determination, or ability to set a long term goal …

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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. Some people have the mistaken belief that writing a nonfiction book will bring them fame and fortune. While there have been many exceptions (e.g. …

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Robert W. Lucas to Speak at Florida Writers Association Mini-Conference

Author Robert W. Lucas to speak at Florida Writers Association mini-conference for nonfiction authors at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs on June 25, 2016. Along with Bob, other successful authors and other writing industry professionals will conduct sessions designed to help current and aspiring authors build their knowledge related to writing, producing, marketing and selling books and building an author platform. Bob’s three- hour session, The Business of Writing: …

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Proven Tips for Successful Author Book Signings

There are many ways for authors to effectively market and sell their books once published. Many authors and self publishers have relied of author book signings to gain exposure for themselves and their book(s). If planned and executed properly, these events are helpful in letting local bookstore personnel, potential readers and the media know about your latest masterpiece. You can also potentially …

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2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist – Robert W. Lucas

I am excited to share that my first self-published book, Make Money Writing Books: Proven Profit Making Strategies for Authors was selected as a Finalist in the Writing/Publishing category of the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The book shares best practices related to my writing and promoting thirty-seven books during the past two decades. It covers strategies and ideas for: Financially …

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Do Authors Need a Website? – One Professional’s Viewpoint

Do authors need a website? When I speak to author groups, I am often asked my opinion on that topic. Two questions that I typically receive include: “Do I really need to spend time and money developing a website?” “Should I have one author website that has information about me and my books or is having a book website to highlight and sell my book(s) …

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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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Three Tips for Writing Effective Nonfiction Books

Like every other book genre, non fiction books appeal to a certain type of reader. Depending on your focus, you might be sharing a personal memoir, providing self help tips, giving guidance on a specific topic or skill, or offering numerous other bits of information that readers might use to enhance their knowledge. Whatever your intent, you should take time …

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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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