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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Sure, anyone can write a book . . . but should they?

Don’t think you can write a book? Don’t worry, everyone can. In fact, I’ll teach you how. ‘Anyone can write a book’ is a favoured marketing line used by writing coaches and similar professionals across the globe to get you to buy their products and services. Now the purists in my field often respond by […]

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How to incorporate great interviews into your book

You have a great idea for a book – it’s about your area of expertise, you’re passionate about your subject, and you’re already thinking about the cover and marketing. Best of all, you have a large network you can contact for interviews. This is going to be awesome – with your happy clients and your […]

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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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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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Should you relaunch your book?

I can still remember the day… It was mid-August, 2015. I had an event coming up on the 22nd where I’d be sharing my business journey with an audience of 400-500 people, and I wanted to make sure my book was available to take on stage and to sell afterwards. The week before, six boxes […]

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What goes on your copyright (or imprint) page?

Open up any professionally published book. On page 1 you’ll see the title. On the flipside, you’ll see a bunch of scary legal information – copyright symbols, disclaimers, ISBNs, Dewey numbers, publisher details and more. This is your book’s copyright page, or imprint page. If your book is being published by a traditional publisher, or […]

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