This week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: What is the title of your book and who is your target audience? Here’s what they had to say:
Joel D Canfield: The working title is “Making Resistance Irrelevant: Why You Aren’t Writing and What You Can Do About It”
It’ll be good for both nonfiction and fiction authors, whether they’ve published or not, who are having a hard time sticking to their writing regimen, and struggle to create their best work.
Phil Ross: I’m currently working on a trilogy of Major League Baseball’s Latino umpires.
The base title in each book is on the one theme, with added branching out progressively in the second and third books, reflected in the subtitles: 1. BLUE HOMBRES: The Life and Times of Major League Baseball’s Latino Umpires (published in late 2016); 2. BLUE HOMBRES 2.0: Major League Baseball’s Latino Umpires and Their Crew Mates Embrace the High-Tech Revolution with Much Gusto (due out in April); and 3. BLUE HOMBRES numero tres: Major League Baseball’s Latino Umpires and Their Peers Peer into the Future Pondering Drones and Robots (probably will be published by year’s end).
All are written in a way that captures varying appeal for hardcore fans, casual watchers and those who may not have been interested but might be intrigued learning something about an esoteric subject that has not been broadly covered before. God has blessed me with a gift to write in an informative and entertaining way, and, despite numerous health issues associated with being in my 70s, I feel strongly about using those talents to communicate with others.
Finally, amid all that — a tough trick but something I’ve been willing to try — there was one, altruistic reason for me, a longtime former college and prep umpire, and lifelong journalist/P.R. operative, to do this project. I want to show young people — whether Latino or not, or male or female — an unconventional way to make a legitimate and rewarding living, albeit one that can take an emotional toll on anyone.
David Evans: After several years working as a mediator and counsellor, I’ve noted that many people in a conflict are just One Good Idea away from resolving that conflict. So I developed a course, and wrote a book, to help them find that One Good Idea. Needless to say, I titled it, “ONE GOOD IDEA.” I market it to groups and professions who have high conflict rates. Estate planners are a key group, because there is often a great deal of conflict after a parent dies. David Evans, Psychology Today blogger, “Can’t We All Just Get Along?”
Nancy Adams McDonald: “The Shadow Tiger: Billy McDonald, Wingman to Chennault”
Target audience: WW2 and early aviation enthusiasts, history/ historians, men’s clubs, military groups, retired living facilities, China history, men’s book clubs, military groups speaking engagements, military museums, air shows, aviation organizations, pilots and associations.
Marie DeHaan: “Cancer Is a Funny Thing: A Humorous Look at the Bright Side of Cancer…And There Is One”
My target audience is cancer patients (like me) and anyone who gives them support. http://www.cancerisafunnything.com/
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