UPDATED April 26, 2013 to include an example of a specific method for how to write a book, plus a video demonstrating the power of having a book VS only a business card, plus a book that teaches 6 simple formats for how to write a book.
Want to Know Exactly How to Write a Book that Positions YOU as the Natural Industry Leader?
If you are a coach, speaker, mentor, entrepreneur, business owner or any sort of expert, you NEED to be the author of your own book to attract things like media attention, customers, etc.
“Do I NEED a book?”
If you don’t know how to write a book, you may procrastinate becoming a published author by telling yourself it’s not that important. OH how wrong you are!
Imagine you’re in a meeting. You have a problem for which you need help. Two people with solutions are right in front of you. One is an author of a book, adn the other is not.
Watch this video & you’ll see the effect a book has on a prospective customer. This is the story of the book VS the business card.
Who are you instinctively going to trust?
The author, of course. Author is, after all, the root of “authority.”
And maybe you know that you need a book but don’t know how to write a book that positions you as the industry expert worth following.
Never Let “How?” Get in Your Way!
You would never walk into a kitchen, throw foods into a pot and turn on the flame. You would get help in the form of a recipe (whether in your head or in a book/online) to guide you.
Same thing is true with writing a book. You simply need a recipe or trail of breadcrumbs to follow. Don’t worry yourself with the “how”. Find a good recipe that’s easy and follow it.
Everything’s Easier When You Have a Recipe!
and for an overall idea of what you’ll want to do that is very specific steps to write a book, check out this article. It will tell you what you need to include in the book, such as testimonials and specific instructions on how the reader can interact with your material.
There are many simple ways to write a book. For example, you can turn the steps to do something into a how-to book. How-to is one of the most popular categories of book ever.
Instant Author Formula: 6 Simple Recipes for How to Write a Book Fast is among Amazon Kindle free books April 27-28, 2013.
Here’s what you’ll discover in Instant Author Formula:
- Why being an author is essential for any visionary, entrepreneur or business owner
- What a nonfiction book buyer REALLY wants & how to deliver it
- The most important thing to do BEFORE starting to write
- Step by step guidance for 6 of the easiest methods for how to write a book
- 3 common mistakes you’re likely to make and how to avoid them
- What the end of your book needs to do
- How to create book bonuses your reader will CRAVE in minutes
You also get a bonus step by step course on how to write a book – value $997
Follow your bliss!
Ronda Del Boccio, the Story Lady
bestselling nonfiction and fantasy author, author mentor and speaker.
Creator of the BLISS Butterfly Author Success System
I am truly grateful for the opportunity to self-publish books for Kindle. And for all of you who are writing books, here is the latest good news courtesy of
This is news from Kindle Direct Publishing, which is opening the doors to authors in countries all around the world for independent publishing for Kindle reader.
We are excited to announce Kindle Direct Publishing in India!
If you have distribution rights in India for books you’ve published through Kindle Direct Publishing, they are now available in the Kindle store for India (sold to customers in India on Amazon.com). The list prices for titles sold in India are currently identical to those you’ve chosen for the Amazon.com store.
If you would like to review or change your preferences or pricing for each title sold in India, you can visit your KDP Bookshelf here.
Titles sold in India will appear in your Amazon.com sales reports. You can visit your sales reports here.
You also now have the option to receive royalty payments in Indian Rupees (INR) for sales on Amazon.com. If you would like to review or change your payment preferences, you can do so on your KDP Account Page.
Also, be sure to check out the India Kindle Store press release:
Thanks for your continued interest in Amazon KDP!
The world opens up more and more each day!
Publishing via KDP is free.
But before you publish your book, there’s an important step…writing the book!
How would you like me to take you by the hand and walk you through all the steps to write a book and get it published – for free?
The 30 Day Awakened Author Challenge gives you just that! I’m your virtual teacher guiding you through the whole process. Once you join, you will receive an invitation to get live weekly help and much more at a HUGE break, and I encourage you to give yourself and your book the added benefit of not doing it alone.
Join the free Awakened Author Challenge now.
Follow your bliss,
Ronda Del Boccio, the Story Lady
#1 bestselling author and Celebrity Author Mentor
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Kindle Direct Publishing News: India Now Open
Changing Times for Book Authors: How Have Tablet Computers Changed the Way People Read Books?
My good friend Lasse Rouhiainen is getting ready to publish his book, and he asked me, “Should I publish first in print and then Kindle later?”
Good question. I told him, “I would publish to both together, but only direct traffic to 1″ Buyers can see other editions of a book available, so if you send traffic to the print book and someone prefers Kindle, they will see the alternative format and be able to make their purchase.
During the campaign for the most recent #1 best selling book in which I am a co-author, Trust Your Heart: Building Relationships that Build Your Business, we directed traffic to the print edition. However, the Kindle edition also reached #1 bestseller rank.
This demonstrates the power of epublishing.
It’s no secret that audio books as well as the Kindle Reader and Nook are expanding options for book readers. Now you can have a whole library in your hands without needing a wheely-cart to haul your cherished books with you.
When I saw this article, I had to share it, because I know how much having a tablet computer has changed the way I am able to read.
As someone who is mostly blind, I need other options for reading. I can only read small print for so long. Large print books are a joke. So heavy and huge you can get carpal tunnel syndrome just trying to hold them up to read them.
I love my Audible subscription, because I can “read” with my ears and save the eyestrain. Now with my tablet or smartphone, I don’t have to drag the laptop around with me or be in earshot of my desk to listen via computer. What freedom to listen with my phone or light little tablet.
And Kindle books on the tablet are a dream come true for me. I can make the print as large as I need it without holding a 10-pound tome up to my face to read. What a blessing! I never got into reading Kindle books on the computer, even though the free Kindle app makes this possible. Personally, I’m at the computer enough and want as much freedom from the desk as possible.
Research showing the growing trend of reading or listening to books on the tablet does not surprise me.
as an author-expert, you want to be on the cutting edge.
Tablet E-book and Audio Book Readers Read More Books
by Sandy Weaver Carman. Click to see Original article source.
As the market penetration of tablets continues, the number of people reading e-books and listening to audio books continues to climb. The Pew Internet and American Life Project has fielded several studies over the past couple of years and found that people using tablets are consuming more books.
When looked at from the “new toy” perspective, you would expect that people with tablets would be heavy readers at the start of ownership and taper off after a few months. That’s not what the research has shown – their studies have shown steady, continued heavy readership/listenership by those who use tablets.
Because they didn’t study smart phones, I’m going to have to just share my own behavior and that of friends and colleagues who also read books and listen to them on their smart phones: the data works there, too.
Technology, as it becomes more portable and affordable, is driving the way people use books. This is bad news for traditional publishers, but good news for business owners and solopreneurs who need to demonstrate their expertise by having a book with their name on the cover.
E-books are much less expensive to publish and have the added benefit of no production costs – when a customer clicks the “buy it” button, they get automatic delivery to their wireless device. No printing cost and no shipping cost.
And the same goes for audio books – almost gone are the days of having to buy expensive sets of CDs, in favor of the soft-copy digital download. Instant gratification, no flip-card-mess of a CD case to figure out, and the reader can work out, do chores, commute or even work while listening to the book. Smart phones and tablets make great audio book players – they go wherever the reader is going and allow them to absorb the book while doing other things.
When assessing your product offerings, realize that people want choices. Give them what they want, and give them ways to interact with your message on their tablets and smart phones. Give them e-books and audio books, as well as other audio products.
Do you have a question? I’d love to hear it, and maybe answer it right here. Helping people monetize their content is what we do!
Sandy Weaver Carman
CEO, Voicework on Demand, Inc.
I partner with writers, speakers, trainers and coaches, taking work they’ve already done and turning it into a new revenue stream. Ready to get your feet wet?
Thanks for a great article, Sandy!
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Are You Just Another Expert, Or Do YOU Have the X Factor?
Any expert goes through all the ups and downs of growing a reputation, getting articles published, and figuring out how to write a book knows the power of perseverance.
Staying on course through ups and downs – through trials and tribulation – takes courage.
Kicking it up a notch –
Any expert – any business owner – who decides to write a book, then takes the steps to write a book. has a double dose of gumption.
Adding more fuel, anyone who follows through on writing that book, getting published, and then undertaking the ongoing challenges of book marketing knows the meaning of “do it!”
And all of that is no guarantee of success.
Yeah, I know. You want to believe it’s just grit, muscle or hard work that makes for success.
Not giving up early – following one course until successful – is definitely important.
But how many people do you know (maybe including YOU?) who work hard and still aren’t getting the results they want?
X Marks the Spot
What’s missing for so many isn’t skill, hard work or follow-through.
If working more, longer, and harder were all it took, then lots of struggling authors, musicians, artists, and business owners would be wildly successful and blissfully rich!
So what’s missing?
What’s missing is sharing your X Factor!
What is “The X Factor”?
The X Factor is not just a TV competition show that just came to the USA, with Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul and L. A. Reid as judges.
The REAL X Factor is a quality, not a show.
The X Factor is that special something that makes you stand out from all the people who do the same thing you do.
It’s not just staying the course, not just skill, not just talent.
It’s some of all that plus a dose of something sparkling and magical.
An example of the X Factor is one of the contestants who auditioned for the new (in America) show, The X Factor.
Melanie Amaro came with a heart full of dreams and a big gift.
“If I could, I would probably sing everything,” Melanie said during her pre-audition spotlight.
She sings constantly in her everyday life, and when she sings, the power that comes from her is palpable.
Wow – that was powerful!
That extra “something special” is the X Factor.
And it’s not only about hitting all the “right notes” either.
“Do people either HAVE the X Factor or not?”
The brightest of the bright have the X Factor, and many people believe that either a person has that magical quality or they don’t. Period..
I say the X Factor is inside every person with a dream; it’s simply a matter of bringing out the X inside you!
The X Factor is magic. And I say it is something you can develop!
And now you’re thinking…
“Do I have the X Factor?”
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