Posts Tagged ‘self-help books’
Your Book as a Credibility Card That Builds Your Brand
Are you trying to establish your brand as distinct from others? A book written by you can serve as a credibility card for your expertise in your field of interest. Branding yourself with a book can help set you apart from experts that do similar work. It gives you a chance to show people what’s different about you, your message, and your methods.Read More
SELF-HELP BOOK CONTENTS AND STRUCTURE: A HANDY GUIDE
YouTube video on structuring a self-help book, I described the parts of a self-help book. Each of these parts helps you, the author, to take the reader on a journey, keeping them engaged and oriented as they go through a process of transformation (which is why self-help books are often called transformational nonfiction books). When you divide those parts of the self-help book into chapters, you are likely to end up with more than one chapter per part.Read More
HOW TO STRUCTURE A SELF-HELP BOOK: PARTS AND CHAPTERS
Writing a self-help book? Start with this structure: Define the problem. Give the history of the problem.
Explain what the reader needs to know before tackling the problem.
Offer an action plan. Expand outward with advice on how to apply the new knowledge and skills in the future, during especially challenging times, and when dealing with others (family, coworkers, community members) who are stuck in old patterns
BOOK TITLES THAT ARE MINDBLOWING: THREE TIPS FOR TITLING YOUR NONFICTION BOOK
“Don’t judge a book by its title”—but that’s what we do when we’re looking at books and considering whether to buy them. A title can make or break your book. Here are three utterly mindblowing tips for titling a nonfiction book. 1. Think holistically. Your title, subtitle, and jacket work together to sell your book. I…Read More
HOW TO WRITE A SELF-HELP BOOK: STRUCTURING
Many people have enjoyed reading self-help books but when it comes to writing one, they don’t know where to begin. How do you organize the material? What’s the secret to self-help book structuring? It’s taking your reader on a journey from a problem …Read More