The year in books – 2017 at Grammar Factory

Every year my team and I are lucky enough to work with incredible entrepreneurs and business people – people who have a tonne of knowledge to share, and an audience they want to help, and just need a hand transforming that knowledge into a book.So I’m excited to share the publishing projects we’ve worked on […]

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Nonfiction book structure

Four ways to structure your nonfiction book

There are many ways to go about writing a nonfiction book. Some writers take years to finish their books. Some take months. Some take weeks. Some can even finish their book in a few days. So what’s the secret to writing well and writing quickly? Structure. Simply, if you have a clear structure, not only […]

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Self-publishing vs. traditional publishing

Self-publishing vs. traditional publishing

You’ve written a book, or are in the middle of your first draft, and you’ve started thinking about your publishing options. Should you try to get a traditional publishing deal, or would self-publishing make more sense for you and your book? Over the past decade or so, the publishing landscape has changed. Fifteen years ago, […]

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Interview: Reveal your inner author

Have you always wanted to write a book, but don’t know if you have what it takes to be an author? Then I’m excited to share this interview from the Flying Solo podcast with you, where host Robert Gerrish and I talked about how you can reveal your inner author. Some of what we cover […]

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Interview: So you want to start a business

If you’ve been thinking about starting a business, and are keen to get a behind-the-scenes look of where an established business began (along with avoiding some big mistakes along the way), then I’m excited to share the So You Want to Start a Business podcast with you. A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough […]

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How do you calculate the ROI of your self-published book?

After last week’s post on how long it will take for your book to deliver a profit, I started thinking. How do you actually calculate your book’s ROI? The short answer? It’s complicated. I’ve written before about the Zero Moment of Truth and how most people don’t buy from you the first time they interact […]

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Book to profit: How long does it really take?

Working with a lot of entrepreneurial authors, one of the most common questions I get from aspiring authors is, ‘How long will it take for me to make a profit from my book?’ I get it. As an entrepreneur or small business owner, there are countless places where you could be investing your time and […]

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Is content king? Find out on Taking Care of Business

For the last few years, content marketing has been the king of marketing your business online. The theory is simple – if you provide your potential customers with enough value up front, when they are ready to buy you will be the first one they think of. The ultimate goal is to have them thinking, ‘If I […]

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