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Afraid of judgment? Yeah, me too

Afraid of judgment? Yeah, me too

Writing a book can bring up all sorts of mental gunk. It requires you put yourself out there and, in doing so, you might realize you’re afraid of judgement. You’re worried about being criticized for your ideas, your message, or the way you present yourself. It’s normal to feel afraid of what people will think when you write a book. And I recently experienced this in a different way.  Read more…

How to know if you’re ready to write a book

How to know if you’re ready to write a book

Should you write your book right now? How do you know if you’re ready to write your book? What should you do if you are—or aren’t—going to get serious about this book thing? And how can you be totally cool with your decision, whatever it is? Here are three questions to help you know if you’re ready to write your book now, and some advice on what to do next. Read more…

Do we really need your book?

Do we really need your book?

There are a bazillion books in the world so, whatever you want to write about, the chances are good that there’s already a book (or two!) on that subject. But it doesn’t mean no one will be interested in your book. In this post, I’m going to tell you why we need your book in this world, and I’ll back it up with some extra resources from super-smart, entrepreneur business folks.  Read more…

How much should I share in my book?

How much should I share in my book?

Should you tell that really personal story in your book? Should you write about that incident, even though people might judge you for it? This is a question writers ask all the time. We know readers connect best when you share your message by telling your own story. But sometimes writers get scared of sharing too much. We worry a certain story will make people think we’re [insert really crappy thing here].  Read more…

Should I self-publish or publish traditionally?

Should I self-publish or publish traditionally?

The two most common paths to book publication, self-publishing and traditional publishing, each have both pros and cons. As a writer, you need to know the ins and outs of both so you can decide which to pursue. No matter what you decide, always remember this: There is no one right path to book publication. Read more…

How to get help writing a book

How to get help writing a book

If you’re struggling to write your book, if it feels like your beating your head against a brick wall, if the blank screen on your laptop is staring at you, judging you, this video will tell you the three types of help available to get you moving so you can finally write your book. Read more…

The one mistake most non-fiction authors make

The one mistake most non-fiction authors make

If you want to write a book about your business, you might not have given thought much to publishing yet. You’ve got to write the book before you choose between self-publishing and traditional publishing, right?! Wrong. That’s the one mistake most new non-fiction authors make. We’re going to talk about why you should decide how to publish your non-fiction book before you write. 

How will a book fit into your business?

How will a book fit into your business?

A book on its own will probably not make you much money. I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news. So why bother doing one? Because it can be the catalyst that bolts your business to the next level and makes a lot of money in other ways. In this video, we’ll talk about what those ways are so you can make money from your book, even if it’s not through direct sales.

How to know if you’ve got a good book idea

How to know if you’ve got a good book idea

Will anyone buy your book? Are other people interested in your subject? Is your book idea any good? Will anyone like it? These questions go through every new author’s mind and in this video, we’re talking about how to answer them before you write a single word of your non-fiction book.

Are you interested enough in your book idea?

Are you interested enough in your book idea?

Books are big projects so, before you start, you need to be sure you're interested enough in your book idea to make it worthwhile. How do you figure out if your book idea is good enough to keep you going? That's what we're talking about today.

5 questions to ask BEFORE you write your book

5 questions to ask BEFORE you write your book

... so you don't waste your time and money. If you’re thinking about writing a book but are worried about wasting your time and money, here are five questions to ask yourself before you start to write.