Book writing is a venture that many people have taken up over the years. There are many books that have tackled a wide range of topics. However, some books have been successful globally, while some haven’t. The following are 12 guidelines that will assist you in achieving worldwide success from writing a book.
Eliminate Any Restricting Beliefs Regarding Book Writing
The major obstacle that most people encounter when it comes to book writing is that they believe the book they want to write has to cover a subject that has never been covered, be a game changer, or be flawlessly written.
The above details are not relevant, and you can write without them. However, the book has to meet the desires and requirements of your audience. One thing you should keep in mind is that there’s a high possibility that the topic you want to write about has been tackled before. This should not deter you. Provided that you’re covering the subject matter in a way that serves others and uses your personal experience, you’ll be okay.
Choose from One of These Successful Types of Books
Successful, downloadable books are mostly found in one of these categories:
- A book about your personal experience
- A ‘How to’ book
- A book that incorporates the reporting technique
Utilize a Simple, Uncomplicated Formula
Most books that have been successful internationally use a simple, straightforward formula. It doesn’t matter who the author is. If you’re having any difficulties and don’t know where to begin from, you can try this formula.
Structure your book in a way that it has about eighty to a hundred pages and features about eight to ten chapters. Every chapter could be a tactic of solving the problem you want to tackle. You can use a plausible story in every chapter which explains your intended idea. Moreover, you can insert a quote at the beginning of each chapter.
Know the Objective of Your Book
What’s the main reason for writing the book? What do you want to achieve eventually? Some reasons for writing may include:
- Business promotion
- To make you look like an expert in a certain field
- To acquire publicity
As soon as you know the reason for writing your book, you’ll be capable of shaping how you write it and eventually marketing it.
Decide Between a Hard Copy and a Downloadable eBook
The two existing alternatives when you write a book is either do a physical (hard copy) and a downloadable book or simply do a downloadable book only. In this internet driven age, most people prefer their first book to be a downloadable one. The main reason for this is that you can begin immediately without worrying about the money and time needed to print a hard copy.
After having your first book published, you can do a physical and downloadable book for the second one since the physical one has a higher value.
Pre-sell the Book before Writing
As soon as you know what you want to write about, you can pre-sell it to businesses that are trying to find a solution to the same problem being addressed in your book.
One way of pre-selling the book is for them to pre-purchase a volume of the book. Another means is for them to pay to write an extra chapter for your book. Moreover, the companies can be featured at the back of the book in the section known as ‘Resources the Author Recommends.’ The companies could list their respective services in case your audience may want more assistance.
Worldwide success comes about as a result of how much you do before you write the book. You can come up with a page where people can be notified when your book becomes available. Another way of pre-marketing is creating a short YouTube video that serves as a trailer of what to expect.
Interviewing a Successful Person
Another way of having a globally successful book is reaching out to a renowned, successful individual and asking them if they can be interviewed for the book. Nine times out of ten, the targeted person will agree to it, and you will eventually have a best-seller.
You can also request the person to write a foreword for your book.
Have a Book Cover That Will Wow Potential Readers
For you to have a best-selling book, you need to have a captivating title and a magnificently designed book cover. Finding a perfect cover takes time. You can also enlist the services of a professional designer to come up with a masterpiece.
When the book is complete, you can send a copy to specific celebrities or other famous people for them to go through it. You might get lucky and get a note or a letter from the said celebrity that you can use to promote your book.
Offering Your Book for Free
If you intend to use the book to spawn more customers for your business, you should think of giving out your book for free. A book can be a good way of increasing product sales since it portrays you as an expert in the given field. Eventually, people will start trusting you.
Write Your Book in a Relaxed State of Mind
You should ensure that you begin writing your book when you‘re in top shape. If you write your book when you’re tired, the book will end up not being captivating. You can watch inspiring films or read other inspiring books so as to get inspiration to write your book.
The above are just but some of the tips that can guide you to having global success from writing a book. For any aspiring writer out there, you can always get help writing from various sources online.
All the best with your book!
Sophia Clark graduated from the University in the City of New York with B.A. in Journalism, 2011. She is a creative writer from New York who loves to share her thoughts with readers, now she writes for BeforeWriting. In her free time she enjoys writing fiction as well as reading it. Her big dream is to publish a novel one day. Connect with her on Twitter and Google +.