The number one question we get is “I want to write a book but I don’t know where to start.”
Here is your answer:
Step #1 – Read a Book on Book Proposals
Before you write your non-fiction book you need to write a book proposal.
5 Reasons to Write the Book Proposal First
- It’s much less work to write a proposal than a whole book.
- A book proposal will give your book focus and direction. Think of it as a super fancy outline.
- You will write your book in less time after your proposal is done.
- A book proposal will help you build an audience focus instead of an author focus. Authors who write for themselves have a hard time selling their work.
- You can sell your book proposal to a publishing house before you even finish your book.
Recommended book proposal books:
- How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen
- Book Proposals That $ell: 21 Secrets to Speed Your Success by Terry Whalin
Step 2 Start a Blog on Your Subject
How can you expect people to pay for your book if you can’t get them to read your blog for free? Blogging is a great way to hone your craft, build a platform and connect with your audience. For more about starting your book as a blog, read 5 reasons to use your blog as your books’s first draft.
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