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How To Write A Better Book

How To Write A Better Book
How To Write A Better Book

Before you begin writing your book, you must research your idea and see if it is in-demand with readers. Who is going to read it? To whom are you trying to appeal with your words? You must have a general idea of who your intended audience will be. Check out other books. Is there a book already published that resembles your book? What will make your book unique from theirs? If there are similar books already out there, what is going to make your book different and make people want to buy it?

When you are ready to begin your book, decide on a schedule that is best for you, one that you can stick to. Your schedule should begin before your research and carry through to the completion of the book. Make a detailed outline with the main plot, events leading to that plot, and explicit detail about the characters. An outline is also a good reference point to double-check your timelines and details.

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How To Choose A Money-Making Book Subject

How To Choose A Money-Making Book Subject
How To Choose A Money-Making Book Subject

People never change. Nor do their basic desires. They’ve existed for thousands of years and will continue to exist for thousands more.

Names of people will change. Technology will change. People’s desires won’t ñ their desires are hard-wired into our DNA.

That’s good for you ñ as an author. By knowing what people want, you can profit from their desires. And since their desires are predictable, your ability to make money from your book ideas just got a lot more profitable, as well.

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Book Publishing – What Is The Secret To Getting Your Book Published?

Book Publishing
Book Publishing

As a three-time published author and creative writing teacher I get asked a lot: “What is the secret to getting your book published?” Many of the interrogators are disappointed, some even disbelieving, when I tell them there is no secret. Getting published is about three key elements and none of them are a secret but all three play an important role. Book publishing requires a combination of luck, timing, and talent.

I know too much about the publishing game (and it is a game as much as it is a business) to discount the importance of luck when it comes to getting your book published. I have watched a lot of authors come and go. I have watched a lot of would-be authors do everything right to exploit their talent and then fade away into oblivion. I have watched a select few authors make mistakes and still come out with successful careers. While luck isn’t everything and should certainly not be a key part of your publishing and writing strategy, you need to allow for an element of luck — whether it is bad or good.

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How To Self-Publish Your Poker Or Gaming Book

How To Self-Publish Your Poker Or Gaming Book
How To Self-Publish Your Poker Or Gaming Book

Everyone thinks it is so easy to write a book. With so many people writing books these days, it is amazing there are enough people still buying books. In today’s world, if you have any amazing life experience, suddenly publishers want you to write a book about it. If it sells, then your experience was interesting enough to stimulate interest from a large audience; and if not, no one really cared.

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Book Proposals 101.: What Publishers Want

Book Proposals 101.: What Publishers Want
Book Proposals 101.: What Publishers Want

Lots of writers like to talk about writing books. You hear very few talking about writing book proposals. Maybe that’s why it’s easy to forget that a strong book proposal is the first step to getting a great deal for your non-fiction book. It’s where you make the big pitch and tell the editor everything that’s going to make him or her want to buy.

A book proposal is also a great time saver for you because you’ll find in the course of researching your book proposal whether or not your idea is viable, or whether your category is already crowded with similar books. Here are the parts that make up a book proposal, and a few tips on how to make it really stand out to a potential publisher.

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An Author’s Guide To Publishing A Book

An Author's Guide To Publishing A Book
An Author’s Guide To Publishing A Book

Ask any published book author about writing a book, and they will tell you it’s a monumental task. The process is long, drawn out, and gruelling. Even if you enjoy writing and don’t mind writing on the same subject for an extended period — the writing process will, undoubtedly, exhaust you. Getting your book published, however, will take even more time and effort than writing the thing in the first place.

Are you thinking about writing a book? Have you already written one? Do you wonder how to get your book published? If you so, read on. Here are some hand-picked tips on how to publish your book.

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