Tag: Publishing A Book

Can I write the first draft and then turn my book over to an editor?

  |   Writing A Book
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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?

  |   Writing A Book
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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

  |   Writing A Book

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

What’s a book to do?

  |   Book Publishing

I’ve been a guest on Jim Blasingame’s Small Business Advocate show for more than a decade. I enjoy the banter, but a big reason I keep going back is that Jim is one of my friends who kickstarts my thinking. On a recent show, he did it with a question. What’s the future of the book when information is on  »  Read More

4/11/14: The Writing Edge for Business Writers

  |   Better Writing

You’re a businessperson. You may not think of yourself as a writer, but you know that writing well can boost your results and your career. Naturally, you want to do better. Every week I point you to one or two pieces that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. This week I’m pointing you to  »  Read More

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