Why are you writing your book & why will readers buy it?

I always ask my nonfiction book coaching and copy editing clients two questions before we begin any work on their book: Why are you writing your book? Why will someone buy your book? The first steps The first step to writing a book or ebook is to determine these two motivations: Author motivation: why do you want to write this book or ebook? Reader motivation: why will readers want to buy this book or ebook? Let me clarify what these mean. Author motivation can include a variety of goals such as: make passive income share expertise solve a problem teach a skill spread a message promote a brand build a writing career use ebook for promotion enjoy creative output You may have a different motivation,…

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Why haven’t you written your book yet?

We all have those tasks in life that come easily and those that don’t. And we have activities we’re passionate about and some we’re lukewarm on. But if you want to write your book, you have to be passionate enough about it to overcome whatever stands in your way—whether it comes easily or not. See if you relate to some of these common reasons (or excuses) aspiring authors have for not writing their book: I don’t know how to start or what to write about. I often find new book coaching clients tell me they have plenty of knowledge and experience but don’t know if their subject matter is good enough or unique enough. I don’t know if I’m a good enough writer. Many first-time authors are…

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Book Review – Read Books All Day & Get Paid for It: The Business of Book Coaching by Jennie Nash

Who wouldn’t want to read books all day and get paid for it? I know I do. And as a book coach, I do just that. Although I’d like to do more of it.  So I sought out this book to build my book coaching business as I was impressed by the author, Jennie Nash’s, website. Not only is she a book coach, but she has a successful intensive book coach training program and lots of other activities going on. I found Read Books All Day & Get Paid For It to be a small book with a big punch! It has just about everything you ever wanted to know about book coaching and didn’t know where to find it.  All about book coaching The topics Jennie…

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Why I’m a fan of ebooks

Ebooks have been outselling print books according to Amazon stats. Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you probably know what they are—and maybe have even read one.  If not, immediately download the Kindle app to your smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop and buy an ebook NOW! You can also find free ebooks and get them on loan from most libraries. History of ebooks Ebooks in their current format burst on the scene around 2007 when Amazon released its first Kindle device. Prior to that an “ebook” was a book written and saved in a PDF format to be downloaded from any website. I wrote my first ebook—for a client—in 2004 on how to improve your bowling score. Then I wrote one for myself…

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