How to Write Your First Book
Author: Stefanie Newell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Calling all aspiring writers, speakers, coaches, experts, entrepreneurs, business professionals or anyone considering writing a book for the first time... If the thought of writing a book has been confusing for you in the past, then here's the simplest strategy for writing your first book and ensuring you're a successful author! Do you have a book idea that you've wanted to write for a while but were confused on the steps? Are you overwhelmed by all of the books on writing, publishing and marketing? With a proven formula for success How to Write Your First Book will help you to write better and to understand the fundamentals of writing your first book no matter your writing level or ability. If you are motivated to take your career to the next level or simply want to publish the fiction idea that's been floating around in your mind, the simple and easy to use formula called the W.R.I.T.E. method will help you to accomplish your goal of becoming a published author. Whether you are a new author hoping to find success with your very first book or a professional using it to brand your business, this formula works! The fact of the matter is a well-written book does not always guarantee success. With the W.R.I.T.E. method, you are given the tools you need to attract your audience and make a consistent passive income from your books so that you can write for a living. In this book, all of the questions you didn't even know you had will be answered. You'll learn: - The formula for writing a book that ensures success! - How to research your book idea to determine if it's profitable before you write the book! - How to choose between traditional or self-publishing based on your time, writing goals and budget! - How to write specifically for your target audience so that you can sell more books! - How to create a book title, cover, and book description that will garner you massive sales! - What to consider with respects to your very first book launch and while creating an author platform! - And much more! Perfect Gift Idea For Writers! It doesn't matter if you are looking to write great fiction or an inspiring non-fiction book, whether you choose to self-publish or traditionally publish, this book will be of value to you! If you've been waiting to write a bestseller because you just didn't know how to get started, look no further! This step-by-step guide places you on the path to success! Buy How to Write Your First Book today and be one step closer to becoming a published author in 2017! Stefanie is an expert in her field and that shows through in her writing. I have been writing for quite some time, but this book gave me information I didn't know anything about. This is definitely a must for anyone thinking about writing a book for publication. - Sarah S.
The Destiny Formula
Author: Ayodeji Awosika
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Do you feel stuck in your circumstances? Do you have big dreams, but lack the right strategy to reach your goals?If you answered yes to either of these questions, read more to learn about what this book can do for you.This book is for: People who know there's more to life than the "cookie-cutter" options laid out for us. People who know what they want from life, but feel a bit "stuck," and need an extra push to reach their goals. People who have big dreams for their lives, but keep getting sidetracked. People who are motivated, but need direction and guidance in finding their life's purpose. Look, the purpose of this book isn't just to get you "hyped up." If you're completely lazy with no ambition there isn't a book out there that can help you.This book is for people who know deep down they could be doing more and need some strategies to get where they truly want to be. I've been in your position. I know how you feel. You set goals and fall short.You have big dreams and you know it's possible to achieve them, but they intimidate you. You've been following the conventional path and you know it doesn't suit you at all. You know you have the talent and ability to succeed, but you need to create a plan that will finally work. Are you the type of person who is willing to invest in yourself and your future?I know what you might be saying to yourself... "Is this book worth it?"If all this book did was give you a useful strategy to kick your procrastination habits and make real progress towards your goals....would it be worth it? If all this book did was give you that much needed kick in the pants for you to "snap out of it," and get back on track...would it be worth it? If all this book did was help you find more clarity about what you should do with your life...would it be worth it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I think the answer to whether or not you should invest in yourself and buy this book is clear. What's stopping you from living the life of your dreams?Scroll up to the top and select "Buy now with one click."
Publish Your Nonfiction Book
Author: Sharlene Martin, Anthony Flacco
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
Publishing Your Nonfiction Book In Publish Your Nonfiction Book, successful literary agent Sharlene Martin and noted novelist and nonfiction author Anthony Flacco draw on their years of experience to provide you with an in-depth understanding of what the publishing industry is really like and how to successfully navigate it in order to ensure a long-term career. You'll learn: Techniques for writing a strong query letter that hooks agents and editors right from the start Strategies for putting together a stellar proposal package that successfully pitches you and your book Methods for creating a respectable author platform - before you start pitching your book Tips for getting an agent and building a lasting working relationship And much, much more! Plus, the authors examine actual query letters and proposals that worked, so you can see firsthand exactly what catches an agent's attention and why. Publish Your Nonfiction Book is the one-on-one agent consultation you need - but seldom get - to learn the ropes and seal the deal.
Build Your Author Platform
Author: Carole Jelen, Michael McCallister
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
A great book is no longer enough. An author platform is the most powerful key to success in today’s saturated market, and increasingly, publishers are demanding that new authors come to them with an existing audience of interested followers. Authors who are self-publishing have an even bigger need to build an engaged audience. Social media makes building the writer platform easier than ever, but, unfortunately, most authors struggle to get it right. How can authors create their unique platform, connect with followers, write a manuscript, and grow their business? In Build Your Author Platform: The New Rules, top literary agent Carole Jelen and tech expert Michael McCallister apply their combined 35 years of expertise to outline 14 practical, hands-on steps to create a presence that will produce high book sales and expanded audience. From pre-publication through book launch and beyond, authors will learn how to: • Define goals and a unique brand • Employ successful website strategies, content, social presence, media authority, and training • Secure positive reviews • Attract viewers efficiently without cost Filled with detailed lessons, examples, success stories, and techniques used by marketing departments at major publishers, Build Your Author Platform is an indispensable guide for anyone looking for insight into publishing, promoting, and marketing books.
Living the Promises
Author: Jenifer Madson
Publisher: Conari Press
Living the Promises is a personal, warm 365 reader includes quotes and exhortations, celebrations and lists of gratitude's, and all manner of real-life inspirations. Each month begins with a promise and each day explores that promise. Jenifer Madson shares her ongoing story of recovery: what it was like, what happened, and what it is like now, not with "drunkalogues," but with stories and sayings and strategies that will help you or someone you know get sober, stay sober, and live a life of joy. Living the Promises is the first meditation book to be based specifically on the 12 promises of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, and is the perfect daily guide for anyone in recovery seeking peace and healing. Among those promises are: "We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change."--From The Promises, Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism, 3rd ed.
Sell Your First Book & Develop a Successful and Sustainable Writing Career Before you can land a book deal—before you can even attract the interest of agents and editors—you need to be visible. How do you become visible? You develop a platform, or a way of reaching your readers. Everybody can develop a platform, and this book shows you how to do it while you're still writing. This book offers: A step-by-step approach to creating, growing, and nurturing a platform An economical approach to self-promotion (no need to spend thousands) A clear way to uncover your strengths and weaknesses as an author The strategies that are essential (or not) to online promotion A philosophy of authorship that leaves you confident, empowered, and equally partnered with agents, editors, and publishers (instead of waiting to be discovered) A diverse set of tools and methods for getting known (not just web-based tools or ideas for extroverts) After you read this book, you'll be able to answer the inevitable question: "What's your platform?" You'll learn the hows and whys of becoming visible and how to cultivate visibility from scratch. Best of all, you won't need any previous knowledge or experience to get started. Growing a writing career isn't just about landing one book deal and then scrambling like crazy. There is a more strategic and steady way to lay the groundwork so you can avoid scrambling altogether—and Get Known Before the Book Deal is the only comprehensive book that shows you how.
The New Author
Author: R.A. Barnes
Publisher: Marble City Publishing
A beginner’s guide to writing a novel, publishing as an independent ebook author and promoting your brand using social networks. With foreword by Jim Williams, author of ten internationally published novels including the Booker Prize nominated Scherzo. The New Author is an excellent piece of writing, combining deceptive simplicity, lucidity and charm: a trick which in practice is very difficult to pull off. The book is also informed by considerable intelligence and analysis founded on firsthand experience. Barnes explicitly warns against the trap that engagement at the required level can become obsessive and time consuming, and in a couple of nice vignettes he makes his point with wit and style. The New Author is a terrific companion for independent e-publishing and I recommend it. There are at least three reasons why you might want to buy this book: 1. you want to be an author; 2. you have already written a novel and want to publish it as an ebook; 3. you want to promote yourself as an author. This book is a beginner’s guide on how to do the above. It isn’t a magic elixir for foolproof million copy marketing of your ebook. It is based upon the experiences of this author and a broad-based peer group. I have to warn you right now, this is not going to be an easy journey. Less of a country stroll, more of a trek up Kilimanjaro. The good news is that almost anyone can trek up Kilimanjaro with the right support, appropriate equipment and a positive attitude. See you at the top. The New Author is a non-fiction work of 44,000 words. What this book does and does not contain The scope of this edition is deliberately limited to basic novel writing guidelines, first practical steps in building and operating a social media platform for authors, and the process of epublishing a novel on Amazon KDP and other market channels via Smashwords. A list of recommended further reading is provided that covers the subject matter, should readers wish to delve deeper into these areas. This edition of The New Author does not contain a method approach to novel writing, advice on publishing in print or a prescriptive ‘silver bullet’ approach to ebook marketing. The internet is a labyrinth of blogs, websites and web-based tools. User interfaces are constantly being improved, upgraded and changed. No screenshots have been included in this book in order to avoid early obsolescence and to keep the format and page display simple and readable. Hyperlinks to the internet have not been used for similar reasons and to avoid accidental use by the increasing number of ereaders with touch screens. Contents Introduction Foreword Part 1 - writing a novel - Have you got what it takes? - The time, space, support continuum - The Rules - Plot and premise - Planning and structure - Characters - Narrative Voice - Tense - Settings – the six senses - Pace & structure - Dialogue – people will talk - Theme - metaphor - Language and grammar - Editing - Writing peer groups - Beta readers - Vignette 1 - Peer review; the blind leading the blind? Part 2 - Promoting your brand using social networks - Brand - Nom de Plume? - Content - the nitty gritty of your social network platform - Website / blog style - Search Engine Optimisation SEO for your blog / website - Facebook - Twitter - Reader groups - Other social networks - Vignette 2 - Compulsive Communication Syndrome Part 3 - publishing an independent ebook - Getting your manuscript into shape for publishing - Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) - KDP reports - KDP Community - Amazon Author Central - Smashwords - AutoVetter - Premium status - Your pricing on the web - Your ebook’s reviews on the web And finally… - Self-publishing in print - Marketing an ebook - Vignette 3 - Under the influence - social networks Ruby’s Top Ten Tips for Ebook Publishing Recommended reading
Author: Benjamin Percy
Returning to Echo Canyon before it is turned into a golf resort, Justin Caves and his father Paul battle the demands of the terrain and the presence of bears along with each other, as Justin deals with his rocky relationship with his father.
Creating a platform isn't just beneficial--it's essential! In today's world of blogging, websites, Twitter feeds, and Facebook updates, building a writer platform from the ground up can seem a daunting task. Never fear--author and editor Chuck Sambuchino provides expert, practical advice for increasing your visibility, selling more books, and launching a successful career. In Create Your Writer Platform, you'll learn: The definition of a platform--and why you should start building one now. How to harness the 12 Fundamental Principles of Platform. "Old School" and "New School" approaches to platform, from article writing and conference speaking to website development, blog posts, and social media avenues. How to develop a platform for nonfiction, fiction, and memoir. In addition to Chuck's invaluable insights, you'll also find 12 case studies from authors with effective platforms, as well as professional advice from literary agents. If you're serious about building a platform tailored to you and your writing--a platform that's going to help you succeed as a writer--look no further than Create Your Writer Platform.
Writers talk about their work in many ways: as an art, as a calling, as a lifestyle. Too often missing from these conversations is the fact that writing is also a business. The reality is, those who want to make a full- or part-time job out of writing are going to have a more positive and productive career if they understand the basic business principles underlying the industry. The Business of Being a Writer offers the business education writers need but so rarely receive. It is meant for early-career writers looking to develop a realistic set of expectations about making money from their work or for working writers who want a better understanding of the industry. Writers will gain a comprehensive picture of how the publishing world works—from queries and agents to blogging and advertising—and will learn how they can best position themselves for success over the long term. Jane Friedman has more than twenty years of experience in the publishing industry, with an emphasis on digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She is encouraging without sugarcoating, blending years of research with practical advice that will help writers market themselves and maximize their writing-related income. It will leave them empowered, confident, and ready to turn their craft into a career.
Think Like a Publisher
Author: Randy Davila
Publisher: Hierophant Publishing
Straight Talk from a Publisher The publishing world has changed! An explosion in printed books, E-books, and self-publishing has contributed to more new titles coming to market than ever before. With so much happening, how does a new author stand out from the crowd? Not to mention turn a profit. In Think Like a Publisher: 33 Essential Tips to Write, Promote, and Sell Your Book, Randy Davila, President of Hampton Roads Publishing & Hierophant Publishing, explains the nuances of the publishing industry in plain English, and gives authors all the tools necessary to be successful in today’s rapidly changing publishing world. Broken down into three easy to follow categories of Editorial, Marketing, and Business specific tips, Think Like a Publisher offers invaluable insight into how publishers think about manuscripts, marketing, and their partnership with the author. You will also learn: What publishers (and readers!) look for in a manuscript The most common new author writing mistakes—and how to avoid them The makings of a great book title and cover The pros and cons of self-publishing vs. traditional publishing How to build your author platform and gain a following The ins and outs of the business side of publishing—contracts, royalties, agents, and more! For any writer who has felt intimidated by the prospect of bringing a book into the world, Think Like a Publisher offers a one-stop guide to understanding the publishing industry and what it takes to make your book a success!
Author: Benjamin Percy
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Award -winning author Benjamin Percy presents an explosive and deeply layered literary thriller set in the American West. They live among us. They are our neighbors, our mothers, our lovers. They change. When government agents kick down Claire Forrester's front door and murder her parents, Claire realizes just how different she is. Patrick Gamble was nothing special until the day he got on a plane and hours later stepped off it, the only passenger left alive, a hero. Chase Williams has sworn to protect the people of the United States from the menace in their midst, but he is becoming the very thing he has promised to destroy. So far, the threat has been controlled by laws and violence and drugs. But the night of the red moon is coming, when an unrecognizable world will emerge...and the battle for humanity will begin.
Promote and Sell Your Work! You've written a book, but if it doesn't sell, what's the point? In Sell Your Book Like Wildfire, marketing expert Rob Eagar explains how to use the best promotional methods available to get your book noticed and drive sales. You'll learn how to: Increase your book sales by driving readers to bookstores and online retailers Build a brand that makes your books stand out from the crowd Secure more media interviews and speaking engagements Connect with key influencers who spread word of mouth Create raving fans who buzz about your book on social media Ignite your confidence to sell more books and make more money as an author. Whether you're a first-timer or an old-hand, self-published or traditionally published, a novelist or non-fiction writer, this is the only marketing guide you'll ever need.
The Author's Guide to Building an Online Platform shows the reader how to: Develop a high-traffic website, establish himself as an expert in his field, build a fan base with e-newsletters, blog for fame, and utilize tactics to gain visability on Amazon.com and other online stores.