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12 characteristics of meaningful nonfiction books
This article describes how meaningful nonfiction differs from fiction and other types of nonfiction. Learn what to look for when evaluating nonfiction books, so you can save time writing your books and sell more books by building as much "success" into your book as possible. . . .
Building Blocks: Using MindManager to sort ideas
This brief, illustrated tutorial shows how to use Mindjet's MindManager mind mapping software to organize ideas. Learn how to save time converting your existing knowledge into a logical table of contents for your book. . . .
Proposal Analysis: Kenneth Roman's The King of Madison Avenue
Study this lesson-packed book proposal by Kenneth Roman proposal for his recently published biography of David Ogilvy, The King of Madison Avenue. You can download and print the entire proposal, or study my illustrated and annotated comments about its key points. . . .
Choosing the right format for your book
Efficiency is central to becoming a published and profitable author. Whether you're writing e-books or books for the trade, efficiency begins by choosing a format that's practical for you. Here are 12 suggestions for choosing the easiest type of book to write. . . .
Proposal Analysis: Michael Ellsberg's Power of Eye Contact
Annotated example of a successful book proposal. Download and print the proposal, then refer to it while reading my detailed annotations calling attention to specific points. This is your opportunity to study a successful book proposal and note how the key points relate to each other. . . .
MINDMANAGER TEMPLATE: Reader Persona Planner
Many writers painstakingly create the kinds of books they'd like to read, rather than focusing their writing on the books that their readers want to read. The Reader Persona Planner makes it easy for you to get inside your reader's minds and identify the topics and information your readers are looking for. . . .
MINDMANAGER TEMPLATE: Analyzing Books Online
Online research provides the foundation for a successful book proposal and a successful book. The more an author researches their competition online, the better they can identify the book that's needed and position the book apart from existing books. . . .
MAP TEMPLATE for Planning a Book Proposal
Regardless of the publishing option you choose, your book proposal plays a crucial role in the success of your book. Use this MindManager template to define all aspects of your book; it's mission, intended market, competition, contents, and promotion, before you begin writing your proposal. . . .
12 essential characteristics of successful book titles
Choosing the right title for your nonfiction book is one of your most important tasks. This article reviews the essential characteristics of successful titles, so you can choose a title for your book that promises the right benefits, targets the right market, and positions your book apart from the competition. . . .
MindManager templates for analyzing books at Amazon.com
Online research plays a crucial role in the success of your proposal and your book. This template makes it easy for you to keep track of all the important information contained on the typical page describing books at Amazon.com. . . .
12 things literary agents want to know about you
How to prepare for the questions that literary agents are certain to ask you when you call or meet them, when seeking somone to represent you. . . .
VIDEO - Choosing a title for your book
You'll learn the 12 most important characteristics of an effective book title, and how to evaluate the titles of existing books in your field. You'll also learn how to evaluate the proposed title of your own book. . . .
Publisher's Catalogs: View your book from the perspective of a bookstore owner or manager
Publisher's catalogs provide authors with an "industry perspective" on your books' title and description. . . .
Can you really write a book?
Your ability to become profitably published depends on your answers to the following questions. . . .
Proposal Writing Handbook
A concise introduction to successful book proposals, with links to numerous online proposal planning mind maps, templates, and worksheets. . . .
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