Readers and publishers want to know that the author of a self-help book is an authority on the subject. For this reason it is best to write about topics you have qualifications for or unique experience in. Continue reading “Establishing Your Credibility as a Self-Help Specialist”
Self-Help Topics That Sell Books
If you are unsure what to write about, it is worth considering that most bestselling books cover a few major self-help topics:
- personal finance
- health (including weight loss)
- practical psychology
- personal improvement
The reasons for this are quite simple – the three biggest desires most people have are: Continue reading “Self-Help Topics That Sell Books”
Why did you write a book if you don’t intend to promote it and sell copies? Perhaps you want to actively market your book but don’t know where to start. Or maybe you are trying hard to promote your book but lack direction and focus. Books that are not marketed proactively simply fade away and die, so during the coming months we hope to inspire and motivate you to market your book via this blog. Continue reading “Market Your Book to Increase Sales”
It is common to begin with great gusto and enthusiasm when writing a self-help book, throwing ourselves in, getting caught up in the excitement, but most of us will run into problems at some point, some even abandoning our writing altogether.
Stumbling blocks are commonplace, particularly when it comes to writing a self-help book. The important thing to remember is that you are not alone and you will actually get to write the words ‘The End’ if you stick with it.
☺ As the old adage goes: there’s a book inside everyone.
When embarking on writing your first self-help book, you need to be mindful that it is a long-term project. However, by following the steps in this guide and committing the time to write every day, you can complete a quality manuscript in just ninety days. In fact, if you intend to write a short self-help book of 40,000 words or a 100 pages on a simple concept on which you are very knowledgeable, it is possible that you could go from the initial concept to a finished manuscript in as little as four weeks. Continue reading “Write a Self-Help Book”