Does your book have a chance to make money? Certain topics are more profitable than others. The trick is to determine in advance if people will want to buy your book.
This course helps you determine if there is a market for your book. There is no point in writing a book that no one wants to read.
You'll learn 3 basic concepts in this course:
1. How you get ideas for books
2. How to test your ideas to see if there are buyers for it
3. How to reshape your book to make it more market-ready
Ideas for books are everywhere. You may not recognized them when you see them, but I explain how to become aware of them.
I explain how ideas are formed in your mind... there’s brain science that will help you produce your ideas when you discover how they are formed.
There are many rich areas of ideas in your life and I discuss how to tap into them.
There are even so-called “Evergreen ideas” that you can tap into, and I explain what they are and how you can use them to your benefit.
This course is not limited to nonfiction authors. All the concepts apply to both FICTION and NONFICTION idea-generation, but I do have a complete lesson for fiction writers.
I discuss how you can shape the ideas the idea ideas you get... that’s essential to getting a solid book idea.
Importantly, you’ll learn how to test your ideas for profit potential.
This course also offers something you won’t often find... a strategy about what to do if a good idea goes bad.
This course gives you insight that will save you time and frustration as you write, publish and market your book.
An overview of course procedures and how to benefit the most from the course.
Did you know that there are topics that tend to make profits no matter what is going on in the economy or the world? Learn what they are.
Fiction writing ideas are easy. Take the truth and turn it into a lie. There's more to it than that, of course, and this lesson gives the details.
There are some great ideas already in your own mind. This lesson explains how you can use them to make book profits.
Whether you own your own business or an employee, their work is a great source of profitable book ideas. This lessons explains how to become aware of them.
Don't waste your time writing if no one will want to read your book. Do testing first to make sure you have a market for your book. This lesson explains how to test your book idea.
A child does not come into this world with maturity. It comes with growth, education and experience. The same applies to books. You need to take an idea and shape it into a book that will be profitable. This lesson explains the process of shaping and maturing book ideas.
Even the best idea can turn bad. That does not mean you need to abandon your idea or your book. This lesson explains what you can do to turn a "dud" book into a profitable one.
You're exciting about your book. That's good, but it can blind you to book marketing realities. In this summary, I explain how you must mix passion and reason to profitably write and sell a book.
Free and paid articles, books and videos from your instructor.
D.L. Hughes is genuinely interested in helping students reach their writing and personal goals. Your success is important to him.
He has over 30 years of experience as a writer, editor, publisher, educator, and business owner. Don’s education and experience include:
⦁ A bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees, including an M.A. degree in Communications.
⦁ Served as an editor for a national book-selling industry magazine.
⦁ Taught writing and media subjects at conferences and colleges, both overseas and in the U.S.
⦁ He was named to Outstanding Educators of America.
⦁ Traveled to 31 countries as an NGO journalist.
⦁ Worked for book publishers and has been the CEO of his own independent publishing company for over 24 years.
⦁ Mentors writers and edits books through Author Services at his web site.
⦁ His diverse portfolio includes public relations writing, advertising copy writing, news writing, magazine articles, technical writing, fiction books, nonfiction books, book ghostwriting, documentary film scripts, course content, multimedia scripts and online content.
Don’s interests are far-ranging and today he writes and edits books, blog posts and presents courses and seminars on a variety of topics. He is based in Southern California.