Tag: writing a book

How to Use Quora to Write Your Next Book – Guest Post by Allen Taylor

How to Use Quora to Write Your Next Book – Guest Post by Allen Taylor

Writers can come up with all sorts of ways to choose topics for books we want to write. From personal experience to keyword research, there are a myriad of ways to test the market, research the market, and write for the market. Even writers who aren’t market-oriented come up with creative ways to address the […]

How to Develop a Tantalizing Book Concept

How to Develop a Tantalizing Book Concept

There are many ways to develop a compelling book that will capture the attention of your target audience and accomplish your goals. Here are some options to consider: Reveal details about your company’s history Share compelling customer case studies Tackle an important issue in your industry Provide methods for using your products and services effectively […]

The Ultimate Business Marketing Strategy: Publish a Book

The Ultimate Business Marketing Strategy: Publish a Book

I cannot imagine what my career would look like if I hadn’t authored books. Hands down my books have brought me more opportunities, credibility, and exposure than anything else I’ve ever done. If you want to be considered an authority in your field, then writing a book is your best ticket to get where you […]

How Long Should Your Nonfiction Manuscript Be?

How Long Should Your Nonfiction Manuscript Be?

I get this question a lot, and it’s a valid one—especially since the answer can be divided between traditionally published books and self-published books. Generally speaking, traditional publishers expect completed nonfiction book manuscripts to be between 50,000 to 75,000 words. Most traditional publishers will place restrictions on an author and require that the manuscript not […]

Research Your Competition Before You Write Your Book

Research Your Competition Before You Write Your Book

Whether you’re self-publishing or traditionally publishing, a pivotal part of your book-writing process is researching its competition in the universe of books that already exist. If you’re pitching to a traditional publisher, this exercise is a required part of the book-proposal-writing process. But even if you’re self-publishing, you should evaluate your competition so that you […]