Category: Writing A Book

Writing a Book: Learn to Let Go

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“Great artists ship.” Steve Jobs said that. There may be exceptions in the great sweep of art history, but not many and not you. No book that you don’t finish will enhance your reputation or support the case for raising your fees. On the other hand, you want to turn out the best book possible. After all  »  Read More

Learning to Write Your Book

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Many clients come to me after they tried to write a book on their own. They know how to write. They discovered they don’t know how to write a book. Writing a book is different from any writing you’ve ever done before. If you want to have a great book-writing experience and write a great book, you must learn  »  Read More

How a Business Book is Different from Other Books and What that Means for You, the Author

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For years, I’ve been asking business leaders what they read. The range is stunning. Most of They read business books, but that’s not all. They read fiction and history books and biographies and memoirs. They read a lot about their hobbies or passions. Business book readers want specific things. They’re  »  Read More

Why and How to Hire a Ghostwriter

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If you engage the right ghostwriter, you’ll write a better business book faster. Of course, I’m biased. I’ve been a ghostwriter for about 20 years now. Here are some things you consider if you’re thinking about engaging a ghostwriter. Three Reasons to Engage A Ghostwriter Most people think that  »  Read More

Different Kinds of Editing and Different Kinds of Editors

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Here’s part of George’s email: “I’m confused. I’m done writing my book and I know I need a professional editor. But what kind? What’s the difference between a developmental editor, a content editor, a copy editor, and a proofreader? Help!” When I was cutting my teeth as a young  »  Read More

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