You might wonder if writing a book is for you. Do you have an idea or experience you’d like to share with the world? Are you are knowledgeable about your topic? Do people always come to you with challenges or questions? If you can solve a problem or answer a question that many people have, that is more than enough motivation and content to write a book.
I still remember the day I held the first print of my first book in my hand... A magical moment. I felt proud of the achievement, excitement that others would soon have access to my story, and the satisfaction of a huge project completed. Can you imagine holding a book that you have written?
After (co)authoring 24 books I have perfected the creative process from idea to book. With what I know, and after helping 400 entrepreneurs to write and publish their own books, I want to share my most important tips with you.
First we will look at the reasons to write a book (and excuses to not do it...). Then I'll show you 10 proven formats for a successful book.
The main body of the ecourse guides you through these seven steps:
1. Composing the back-cover text
2. Researching Title/Subtitle and Designing the Cover
3. Outlining: how to structure your book for easy writing
4. Pre-promotion and sales of your book
5. Writing, writing, writing
6. Editing and Proofreading
This process will help you to structure and speed up your process of writing, book creation, promotion and publishing. You can do this in seven consecutive days, or spread them over more time. You can also allow yourself more time than a week if you wish. We consider writing your book in a month still to be a tremendous accomplishment!
Esther Jacobs (The Netherlands, 1970) is an international (TEDx) speaker and author. Esther has given over 1000 keynotes and published and contributed to 21 books. Her workshops have helped over 400 entrepreneurs to write theirs. The NO EXCUSES LADY helps leaders and entrepreneurs to transform their challenges into opportunities.
Marie Stern (Germany, 1982) is an “Amazon Self-Publishing Ninja”. She authored 7 bestselling Amazon books, even though she wasn’t even good at writing in school. However, she spent many hours browsing and reading in bookstores, discovering the secret behind successful books.
As a former data mining analyst, she knows how important research is and how to find structure in any process. Marie helped many non-writers have their book written and likes to share her best knowledge on how to self-publishing and sell books.