“Can you guarantee that we’ll write a bestseller?” I’m a book writing coach, so I get that question a lot. I think it’s because most of the people who contact me think the only way to measure a book’s success is whether it’s a bestseller. That’s true even though most of them are » Read More
Tag: Publishing A Book
The Manuscript’s Done but the Work’s Just Begun
Whew! It’s done! After a year or more, your manuscript is done That’s a big deal. Celebrate, but not too long. You’ve achieved a major milestone, but there is still a lot of work to be done to make your book successful. A great book will define you in the marketplace for a decade. It can be the most important » Read More
Can I write the first draft and then turn my book over to an editor?
Cory sent me an e-mail with the following question. “I can’t spare the time to write my book and I don’t want to use a ghostwriter. Can I write the first draft and then turn the book over to an editor?” I think that could work, but there are conditions and consequences. The main condition is you must be » Read More
Why should a publisher invest in you?
Every publisher wants to sell books. That goes for self-publishers every bit as much as for legacy publishers. Publishers invest in authors. They spend money to cover the cost of publishing. They spend money on marketing and distribution. That goes for self-publishers every bit as much as for legacy » Read More
Learning about writing a book from Overcoming an Imperfect Boss by Karin Hurt
Karin Hurt is a newly minted entrepreneur. She wrote Overcoming an Imperfect Boss because “I wanted to be able to have something tangible to weave into the PR of the launch of my new company.” If you’re thinking about writing a book, you can learn a lot from what Karin did right. Analyze the market Karin » Read More