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7 Mistakes the Entrepreneur Makes as a First-Time Author

Common wisdom tells us that “Everybody has a book in them”, and the stats back this up. More than 80% of people say they hope to become a first-time author.  Entrepreneurs are no exception. At Grammar Factory, we recently surveyed business owners. We found that even among this time-starved group, nearly 70% want to write a […]

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Nonfiction book structure

Four ways to structure a nonfiction book

There are multiple ways to structure a nonfiction book. The right structure can be the secret to writing well and quickly. Some writers take years to finish their books, some take months, and some take weeks. Believe it or not, some can even finish their book in a few days.When you clearly structure a nonfiction, […]

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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 saying […]

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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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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 if […]

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Chapter structure made easy: our fail-proof guide

For every non-fiction book (particularly ‘how to’ books), there is one chapter structure that works every time. It’s effective, interesting and easy to follow, which makes for happy readers who are not only more likely to finish that chapter, but to read the next one too.I call it ‘what’, ‘why’, ‘how’.WhatNo matter what Simon Sinek says, I believe […]

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Think content is king? Think again

Content is important – no argument here. After all, it doesn’t matter how much style you have if there’s no substance. However, for your content to have any impact, it needs to be delivered in an easily-digestible form. You create this with your structure.Why structure is so importantWhile many people think an editor focuses on […]

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