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14 More tips for publishing your first business book

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Through self-publishing platforms like Amazon, anyone with a great idea can create, publish and sell their own book. But aspiring writers must be warned: Simply because it's easy to publish a book does not mean writing and marketing has become simpler. You always need excellent writing skills and a comprehensive plan to make sure your book is well read and well received. If you are working on publishing your first book, follow the advice of the Young Entrepreneur Board members to make sure it is a success.

"What advice would you give to small business owners who are working on the publication of their first book?"

Tips for Publishing Your First Book

1. Get very clear about why you do it

"Books are not usually a lucrative business.You want to write a book either because it is a credibility creation tool that you want to use as a business card to put you in the door or for If you are a speaker, a coach or a consultant, you can have an idea that you want to share to help the world, not the monetary gain. "~ Darrah Brustein,

2. Write the marketing plan first

"Write the marketing plan of a book before the book.Why? A plan clarifies who will buy the book, which helps to know who to write the book.It is big.A plan also forces an author to become real with the financial realities of writing a book.What are the costs to produce the book, and what is the expected return? A plan raises questions and prepares an author for the journey to come. "~ Brett Farmiloe, Markitors Website Development

3. Start building your credibility now

"Whether you have begun to describe the first chapter or are about to send the final version of your book to your publisher, start generating visibility for your name as it will make book launches easier. to articles on magazines and online blogs, start interviews and publish your own blog. "~ Kristin Marquet, Creative Development Agency, LLC

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4. Use a Publication Service to Help You

"Using a service such as CreateSpace can speed up and ease most of the process of writing a book. You can download a Word document on their site, select the size, style and details of the book, then you can get an idea of ​​what the book will look like before it is published, from where you can order proof to be edited / edited, and in 48 hours you can have a book available Marcela De Vivo, Mulligan Funding

5. Build an email list for bonus content

"Writing a book is a great way to build authority in your niche.However, it's hard to sell from a book in relation to email." When you map your book, you must focus on creating bonus content that can only be obtained by joining your mailing list.For example, I wrote a free book and as part of the content I've been promoting a personality quiz that, once completed, would put them in my sales funnel. "~ Bryan Kesler, CPA Exam Guide

6. Treat it like any other project of the team

"People over-idealize the idea of ​​writing books." I had a habit of thinking that it meant that I needed to disappear into the woods until i have a complete manuscript, then i would like to come back to the world with my masterpiece.An alternative approach that helped us produce our first book was to treat the "Book writing as a team effort as any other team project." We built split tasks and went to work. "~ Tom Krieglstein, Swift Kick

7. Start small, then go big

"I recommend writing and publishing something manageable and small rather than writing a big volume.The most important part of publishing your first book is to publish it to demystify the process and learn a lot about yourself If you go big, you will end up delaying the publication of the book, if you publish everything, write and publish something small then become big with your new expertise. "~ Eric Mathews, Start Co.

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8. Self-Publication

"Have no vision of getting a huge publishing contract." Instead, start small and affordable with a self-published book where you can control the distribution and increase your Readership over time It was a much more stimulating experience and I put more control over what I wanted to get out of the book. "~ John Rampton, Calendar

9. Speak to the publishers

"It's a good idea to do some networking and try to start a conversation with an editor.You can learn more about the criteria that they look for in books that They take and publish and this will help you achieve that as well.Also, a little pros secret: Make a private presale through your own marketing channel and then take these numbers to the publisher Nicole Munoz, Start Ranking Now

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10. Investing in a professional publisher

"If you're planning to publish your first book yourself, a professional publisher is definitely worth it.A decent editor will help you clarify your ideas and expression, remove unnecessary verbiage and clean up typos and grammar that even the best writers do. "~ Vik Patel, Future Hosting

11. Read all the books of the industry

"I read 50 books in my industry before I started writing my book.I wanted to bridge the gap between the information available and what my audience wanted to hear.If I had I did not do my research, I could not write a book in the first place, read books, then write, it makes a world of difference. "~ Sweta Patel, Silicon Valley Startup Marketing

12. Get ideas from customers

"Your customers, website visitors, social media subscribers and anyone you talk to can provide valuable information about the type of content to include in your book. "Authority, it's important to cover topics that really interest your audience, take the time to ask questions and find out what people want to learn and how you can answer." ~ Shawn Porat, Scorely

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13. Share your passion

"Raising above noise while trying to write and market your book is very difficult for a new author." With self-publishing, everyone is in the business One of the biggest hurdles you will encounter will be getting your name.To do this, you have to write a good book and to do that, you have to be honest. that you are passionate about, that will make you notice. "~ Diego Orjuela, Cables & Sensors

14. Do it yourself

"There are so many books in the world, make sure yours is unique to who you are, if you are trying to be like everyone else, it will just get lost in the mix." ~ Abhilash Patel,

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