There is more to a nonfiction book than a catchy cover and table of contents... much more. Wherever you are in the process of writing your book, if the chapters adequately convey your message, everything else you write must attract, inform, clarify, or sell.
There are 53,524 books on writing skills listed on Amazon, which tells you this is a very popular subject. However, you can read all 53,524 books and still not get your book written if you don’t apply your seat to the chair and your fingers to the keys.
1. Why do you want to write a nonfiction book?There are as many reasons to write a book as there are books. To establish your authority in a subject? To make money? To more deeply explore your field of interest? When you know your topic and want to share what you know with others, a book is one of the best ways to do it. High-profile CEOs often write books to pass along their business philosophies and practices to the next generation of leaders in their organizations; to articulate their personal visions for their companies to significant stakeholders; or to apply the hard-won lessons of their lives to the broader context of business, society, academia, or government.
2. What’s holding you back from writing it?Is it that writing a book is an overwhelming project? Perhaps you feel...
[This article was written by guest contributor Bobbi Linkemer. Check out part 1 of her series ("5 Mistakes New Authors Often Make") by clicking HERE.]If you are a new author, the whole process of taking your book from planning to promotion may feel like an obstacle course. But it needn’t be. To avoid some of the common book promotion obstacles, follow these five basic rules (plus one “bonus” rule to make everything even easier).