How to Start Writing a Nonfiction Book

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Figuring out how to start a nonfiction book can seem like the hardest step to writing one. But it doesn’t have to be. In this guest post, book editor C.K. Bush (@theladyck) explains the basics of this task—from an acquisitions editor’s perspective. And she recommends you stand in her shoes to get going on your […]

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Write a Perennial Seller

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What makes a book sell or not sell over the long term? That’s an important—and a difficult—question to answer. In this guest post, W. Terry Whalin (@TerryWhalin) offers insight on the topic of book sales and provides a review of a new book on producing books that are perennial sellers. Every writer dreams of writing […]

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October Nonfiction Writing Challenge: Prepare to Write a Book in a Month

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November is a big writing month. Why do I mention this at the beginning of October and what does it have to do with your November nonfiction writing challenge? If you plan on participating in National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiwriMo), aka the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge, you have 30 days to prepare. You could […]

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Writing the Perfect Conclusion for your Nonfiction Book

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Most nonfiction books end with a conclusion. But too may writers rush through this important last chapter in the book. In this guest post, book editor C.K. Bush (@theladyck) offers a variety of ways to write a conclusion for your nonfiction book and explains why you need to spend time finishing your book well. I […]

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The #1 Reason Why You’ll Fail to Write Your Book in a Month

You’ve made the decision. You’re going to write a book in a month by participating in the Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN) Challenge. Congratulations. But I hope you don’t follow in the footsteps of many writers who make the same decision…but do not write their book in those 30 days. They sign up for the […]

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Five Easy Ways to Launch Your Writing into the Twittersphere

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Many aspiring authors don’t want to build author platform…especially not on social media sites. Even more writers don’t think Twitter will prove useful, so they avoid it. That’s a mistake in most cases. Today, author Cathy Turney explains why you should use Twitter when building your platform and how to do so quickly, effectively, and […]

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September Nonfiction Writing Challenge: Develop a Daily Word Count Goal

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You say you want to write a nonfiction book. Maybe you plan to write a full-length book of 60,000 words or so, or maybe you have a smaller goal, such as to write a 7,000-word ebook. What’s your plan to accomplish that goal? If you don’t have a plan, you’ll have a difficult time bringing […]

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The Periodic Elements of the Nonfiction Book Proposal

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Literary agent Mark Gottlieb sees a lot of book proposals every week. That’s a lot of nonfiction book ideas passing across his desk at Trident Media Group every year. In this guest post, he provides his tips on writing a book proposal that will show off your idea in a manner that makes an agent […]

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7 Simple Steps to Gain Visibility for You and Your Book

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You can never start marketing your book too soon. That means you must create visiblity for yourself and your work. In today’s guest post, Kathleen Gage (@KathleenGage), an internationally recognized Internet marketing advisor, explains how to sell more books by getting more visible to your target audience. In the last fifteen years, I’ve been published […]

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Why Writers Need to Get Involved with Audiobooks

If you think the only way for someone to read your nonfiction book involves them actually reading every word, think again. Audiobooks are hot and provide a valid way for readers to get the benefits provided in the pages of your book. In this guest post, W. Terry Whalin (@TerryWhalin) offers some powerful statitics and […]

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August Nonfiction Writing Challenge: Create a Daily Writing Habit

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Writers write…daily. If you haven’t developed the daily writing habit yet, it’s time to start—especially if you want to succeed as a writer. A perfect time to write will never arise. You can’t wait for inspiration to hit. You have to put fingers on the keyboard and invoke your muse to join you every day. […]

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10 Tactics to Help You Write a Book and Change the World

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Many nonfiction writers want to create change. They want to positively and meaningfully impact the lives of those who read their books. Or they want to inspire others to take up their cause for organizational or world change. But they can’t do it. Why? They don’t write and publish their books. Maybe you can relate. […]

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Income Tax Basics for Writers

Taxes. They’re inevitable, right? But if you find yourself required to pay taxes on your writing and publishing business, that means you are making money…and that’s a good thing. Today, author and attorney Helen Sedwick (@HelenSedwick) offers advice on tax basics for writer. This post is the fifth, and final, in Helen’s series on the […]

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3 Essential Things to Know About Publishing a Book

I believe there is a misconception about writing and publishing a book. Many aspiring authors hear that it’s easy to become an author. Not only that, they’ve been told they can write and publish a book quickly—sometimes in a weekend. For the majority of people, that’s simply not true…not if you want to publish a […]

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Writing the Perfect Introduction for your Nonfiction Book

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Most nonfiction books begin with an introduction. If you’ve ever written one, you know it’s a difficult chapter to write…especially whe you’ve not written the rest of the book. In this guest post, book editor C.K. Bush (@theladyck) explains how to get your book written even when you are struggling with the introduction. Now that […]

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