Things to know before Writing a BookWhat you should know before writing a book
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Is So You Want to World a Book? Here are 10 things you need to know to get posted
I wrote this article in 2012 when I wrote my book Think Like a Rock Star. It was the aim of this contribution to give useful advices for others, especially for my many counseling buddies who were inquisitive about the whole writing of their own book. But I' m not in the publisher industry, I have no contacts with Frahlingen, and I really can't help you to ensure the release of your book, except what I have divided in this article.
I' m working as a DigiContent Strategian to help businesses with their contents and digiMarketing and to help them to develop programmes that better link my clients with theirs. Thank you for your read and good fortune in writing! 1- Find out what you want to talk about.
You' re gonna have to find out what book to put down. That book no one else could have written. I was contacted four years ago by an editorial journalist to create a book about YouTube. But I was really thrilled with the idea of having my own book for about 5 minutes until I realised that I wasn't really interested in writing a book about YouTube.
Over the next few years I was put on some other book idea, but I eventually found that Think Like a Rock Star was the only book I wanted to do. 2- Find out why your book is one-of-a-kind and meets a need of the world. As soon as you find out the subject of your book, you will find that your book has already been spelled out several time.
You' re gonna have to find out what you're bringing to the dinner party that hasn't been cleared yet. The' Rockstar' dialogue has help me to distinguish Think Like a Rock Star, but even that has not made the book entirely singular, as there are some other textbooks about what businesses can get to know about brands and advertising from the record business.
I' ve had to go deep, and when I publish the book in a few week, you'll see why Think Like a Rock Star is different. The point is, you need to find out what your'hook' is. 3- Find 3-5 textbooks that you think are similar to your ideas.
You have to declare for each book what your book has to offer that the competitor book is missing. When you suggest that your book concept will compete with 5 titles all of which were published in the mid-1990s, that will tell the publishers that your concept is gone, otherwise someone would have been writing about it in the last 15 years!
4- You need to provide an overview and index for your book. It' s here that things start to get serious, and we find out whether you really want to compose a book or whether you're just playing with the notion. That will be a great deal of work, but you need to show that to a prospective editor, and it will make the writing proces much simpler once you have a game plan to work on.
This will also be unbelievably advantageous for you because it will compel you to work out your ideas in several sections, which will help you to better organize the content of your book. 5- The first 1-3 sections should be typed. When you can give a good suggestion to a book editor that contains 1-3 soundly worded sections, you are an outstanding argument for why your book needs to be out.
Writing these sections will give you a good impression of how long it will take to complete the book. If, for example, it will take you 3 month to complete the first section, it could be a big one. 6- Make a suggestion for the book.
You have to tell editors who the book is for, why YOU are the one who writes it, what it's about, competitive magazines, etc... You must also insert the index and all the sections you have authored. You will also need to tell the publishing house how you will be marketing the book.
Seven - A killing concept will trump your website every so often. As I began discussing writing Think Like a Rock Star with editors, I thought my'online footprint' would be a big plus for me. The most of the editors I and my agents have spoken to had no clue who I was, in fact most of the denials we' We think Mark has a great plan, but....' If your ideas are great and the editors think that they will be selling, that's much more important than the number of Twitter fans you have, so don't think you need an umpteen number of supporters/friends before you can speak to a editor.
Find out if you need a frahling or want to go alone. Since 2010 I have been speaking to publishing houses about Think Like a Rock Star. There are only a few publishing houses whose editorial staff try to get in touch with prospective authors in this field. First you have to make payment to an agents, usually a portion of the funds you receive from the book, which includes your deposit, your bonuses, etc.
One of the immediate benefits is that you have direct contact with several dozens of publishing houses with whom the agency works with. That makes perfect business, if your suggestion goes to 30 publishing houses, you are expecting to receive a high no. Well, because most editors would tell you why they turned down the book.
Perhaps they didn't think the book would cover what it actually did, or they didn't get the real point of your book. So long as they tell you WHY they say no, you have something to work with when you ship it to the next publishing house. 10- Don't get wealthy from writing a book.
You will probably receive an upfront payment of $5,000-$10,000 if a publishers accept your book. Please note that this is an Intermediate Order, which means that you must return this amount to the publishing house. EDIT: I should have been clearer here, your progress is against the cash you make from the donations on the book.
If you' re serious about writing a book and getting the editor's mind, then you' re killing the first 6 paces. When you can make a well-organized and literal suggestion to a publishers that describes exactly what the book is, who will buy it and with 1-3 well-written sections, you are in good condition.
Up date: Before you ask me by e-mail how you can publish your book ideas or make a contribution, please make sure to check this article. That'?s the best piece of bookstore advise I can give you. not updated: i keep getting many moving and warm e-mails from those who have been reading this article and want to contribute a book that is usually written on their lives.
So, I am not the one mailing about your book idee because all the help I can give you is in this pole.