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Quick and easy ways to do book market research

If you’ve decided to write your business or self-help book, you will need to do some research to find out if there’s a readership for your book. Making sure there’s a market is important, but it can be done fast with cost-free and easily available tools. Tracking...

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Mapping out your book

Everybody has different ways of planning, plotting and manipulating information. So when you start planning the content and structure of your book, you should choose methods that play to your strengths. Most people work with one main, or two particularly strong...

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Finding Your Book’s Market

Having an idea for the business or self-help book you want to write is a great start but you also need to be sure there’s a readership for your book, however niche, so it can increase your impact, income and influence. Here are some tips to ensure you have identified...

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How to Create a Brilliant Book Title

Your book’s title is probably the single most important thing to consider at the initial ideas stage. Some publishers may want to change it, but your title (even when pitching to publishers) says a lot about you, your position and your book’s chances. Never...

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How to Create a Winning Book Idea

Are you one of those lucky people who wake up with a new idea for a book every morning? If so, you can use the checklists, tools and self-tests that follow to review your ideas and pick the one most likely to connect with your perfect audience. If, though, like many...

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Don’t get scammed with writing or publishing your book

It seems like every time I look on Facebook there’s another “promoted post” or sidebar ad offering to help me write and/or publish my “bestselling” book. Targeted ads obviously target me, because as a writer and publisher I post about and look at book-related stuff....

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How should I publish my business or self-help book?

There are currently three clear paths to getting a business or self-help book published: Traditional/legacy publishing Self-publishing Hybrid/supported publishing Each option has its pros and cons – here’s a quick summary of each. You’ll find more detail in our...

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Why You Should Write Your Business Book With A Writing Coach

The first book I wrote was commissioned by a publisher. I was thrilled, of course. As a work-life balance expert I was very happy to hear that a publisher thought the subject, an emerging concept at the time, was one that merited a self-help book for individuals, as...

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Tips for Author Radio Interviews

Radio is a great place to start getting your book covered by the media. In the UK, local radio stations are usually keen to feature local authors, especially if your press release or initial contact with them makes them feel you have a good story to tell, interesting...

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Getting Book Reviews – Tips & Techniques

Good, honest, critical reviews are an essential marketing tool. They allow your readers to know what to expect, they give information about your book, they generate interest and discussion, they often link back to your website and/or purchase site, and they heavily...

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