How to Write a Nonfiction Book That Actually Sells
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How to Write a Nonfiction Book That Actually Sells

The Step-by-Step System for Writing Non-fiction Books in 30 Days from #1 Bestselling Author Tom Corson-Knowles
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What Will I Learn?
  • Write a Nonfiction Book in 30 Days or Less
  • Become a Master Communicator Through the Written Word
  • Write Blog Posts That Attract Attention, Readers and Customers
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  • Basic English
  • A Word Processor or Writing Program Like Microsoft Word, Pages, Google Docs, or Scrivener
  • Pen and Paper (for you old school writers!)

Learn How to Write a Bestselling Nonfiction Book Like a Pro in 30 Days or Less

Who else wants to know... The Secrets to Becoming a Prolific, Successful Nonfiction Author and Writer?

In this step-by-step video training course, Tom Corson-Knowles, the #1 Bestselling Author of more than 25 nonfiction books including The Kindle Writing Bible shares his secrets to success as a nonfiction author and writer.

There are countless benefits to being a productive and prolific nonfiction writer from receiving regular cash flow to your bank account, to getting paid for speaking gigs and consulting, the opportunities are endless for writers who can communicate powerfully and effectively with the written word…

This course is designed to help you come up with profitable book ideas and write your book in just 30 days.

In addition to the powerful lectures, video trainings, writing templates, and additional resources available in this course, I will also answer all of your questions about writing your nonfiction content.

It took me six long years to finally finish my first nonfiction manuscript because I didn't know how. I don't want anyone else to struggle the way I did.

That's why I created this course for you.

I'm looking forward to working with you!

Here's to your success,

Tom Corson-Knowles

P.S. Just scroll up and click "Take This Course" now to start on your journey to becoming a bestselling author.

Who is the target audience?
  • Writers, Authors and Bloggers who Want to Learn How to Write Compelling Nonfiction and How-To Information and Make Money From Your Ideas
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Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
3 Lectures 33:01

In this lecture, Tom shows you how to discover your purpose, mission and "Why" for writing your book. Authors who are purpose-driven tend to complete their books faster, get published sooner, and ultimately achieve more success.

Why Write a Book

Who Am I to Write a Book?
Mastering the Writing Process
10 Lectures 01:15:47

In this video, Tom shares 4 key strategies for generating new book and blog post ideas. Before you decide WHAT to write, it's important to get generate lots of ideas for several reasons.

First, the more ideas you have, the better ideas you will have. Quality comes from quantity of practice.

Second, the more ideas you write down and express, the easier it will be to focus when you choose which project to work on next because you will have "cleared your mind" of all the creative ideas and projects you've been dreaming of consciously and subconsciously.

Third, if you ever get bored or stuck on a project, you can come back to your list of ideas and find something new that inspires you and gets you back on track.

4 Ways to Generate Book Ideas

Now that you've generated a boatload of ideas, it's time to prune them down and get focused on what's most important for you right now.

Pruning Your Book Ideas

Did you spend at least 15 minutes brainstorming book ideas?
1 question

In this video, Tom shares 3 key ways to do market research to test your ideas and see if they have the potential to earn a significant side income or even a full-time income for a nonfiction writer.

Because market research does take some time and effort, you're probably going to want to prune your list of ideas first so you don't spend a lot of time and energy doing market research instead of doing what counts - writing content.


Market Testing Your Ideas

Now that you've narrowed down your book ideas, done your market research and picked the topic you want to write about, it's time to generate the ideas for what you will include in your book.

Remember, we're using our creative brain here and brainstorming, so just write down ideas regardless of if they're "good" or "bad" or any other considerations.

Just write down as many ideas as possible. In the next video, we'll narrow down your ideas and begin your book outline.

Generating Ideas to Include in Your Book

In this lecture, Tom shares his process for outlining a nonfiction book, and the key points to focus on to improve your writing quality, speed and output.

Outlining Your Book [Analytical]

In this lecture, Tom shares a simple process that will help you eliminate writer's block and get you in the zone as fast as possible during your writing sessions.

Planning Your Writing Sessions

In this video, Tom shares some great ways to keep your momentum going when writing your book, so you never have to worry about writer's block or forgetting where you left off in your manuscript.

Continuing the Writing Process

In this lecture, Tom shares a powerful tool to get you unstuck if you ever feel unsure of what to do next while writing your book. Most writers get bored, confused or just plain give up halfway through their manuscript. By simply printing your manuscript and editing and writing by hand, you can break up the writing process, bring much more clarity to your work, and move through this common obstacle that stops many authors from ever finishing their book.

The Secret to Getting Unstuck

A Few Words on Perfectionism
Things Every Write Should Know
7 Lectures 01:41:33
Backups and File Storage

In this candid interview, bestselling author Steve Berry shares his honest perspective on what it takes to succeed as an author when it comes to self-editing. Steve has sold over 19 million books. Although he write novels, they are all historically based and involve a massive amount of historical research and fact checking, so his experience is similar to what many nonfiction writers must go through.

Although Steve is probably quite far down the perfectionist scale, he never lets his commitment to excellence stop him from getting his work done and published. In other words, he uses his perfectionist tendencies to help him write the very best book he can, and then he shares it with the world.

You can tune in to the Publishing Profits Podcast show if you'd like to see more interviews with bestselling authors like this:

Or subscribe to the show on iTunes here.

The Importance of Self-Editing

Reading Your Manuscript Out Loud

Finding Beta Readers

In this video, Tom walks you step-by-step through the process and mindset of hiring an editor, what to expect and how to avoid making a costly mistake.

Websites for Finding Potential Editors - By far my favorite site as mentioned in the video lecture. (Formerly

Questions to Ask When Hiring an Editor

What is your specialty?

How long have you been editing professionally?

What is your editing rate/fee per 10,000 words?

Can you guarantee delivery within 2 weeks (4 weeks max)?

Can I see your list of at least 3 references, preferably from past clients?

Step by Step Instructions for Hiring an Editor

Finding Editors - Posting a Job on Guru

In this lecture, Tom discusses page count and word count, and shows you how to find the exact page count and word count for your manuscript in Microsoft Word.

Note: Your page count will vary from platform to platform. The same manuscript may appear to be 200 pages in Kindle and more or less in print form.

Technically, there is no such thing as a real page count for an eBook, but all eBook distributors now show an estimated page count number for all eBooks. Because those numbers are just estimates based on an algorithm, sometimes the eBook word count appearing on Amazon, for example, may be very different from the actual page count in Microsoft Word, or when your book is printed.

Page Count and Word Count Explained
About the Instructor
Tom Corson-Knowles
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Bestselling Author of Schedule Your Success

Tom Corson-Knowles is an entrepreneur, blogger and international bestselling author. He started his first business at age 13, manufacturing SAD lamps out of his father's garage.

By the time he graduated from Indiana University Kelley School of Business at age 22, Tom was already earning a full-time residual income from a business he started from his dorm room.

After taking a few years off to travel and enjoy an early "retirement," Tom decided to jump back into the business world as an entrepreneur, investor, author, coach and consultant. Today, Tom shares what he learned on his way to becoming a successful entrepreneur through his books, video courses, seminars and advanced training programs.

Tom is the author of more than 20 bestselling books including The Kindle Publishing Bible, Schedule Your Success, Rules of the Rich, and Email Marketing Mastery.

Tom is also the founder of TCK Publishing, an independent publishing company that specializes in online marketing.

Learn more with Tom for free on the Publishing Profits Podcast show where he interviews bestselling authors and business tycoons every week to show you how to create the business and lifestyle of your dreams.