From idea to print, most books take around two years – and some can take a lot longer. That’s a lot of time to invest in a project which may or may not be successful.
So, how do you save yourself a lot of time, energy and pain, and find out whether your book will be successful before you write it?
Please note – by “successful” I mean that your book sells – to a publishing house initially, and then is a hot seller on the bookstore shelves. If you’re publishing an ebook, “successful” means that you sell lots of copies.
Your blog is a fantastic test-marketing tool – use it
Blogging gives you the means to test-drive your book ideas. For example, if you were thinking of doing a book on diet cooking, create a blog first and post some articles about diet cooking.
The number of clicks and comments you get are a good indication of how appealing (or unappealing) this idea actually is.
If you get NO clicks, and no interest, you’re likely to get exactly the same results when you spring your diet cooking idea on a publisher.
A few blog posts are a lot faster to write than a book proposal, or an ebook, if you’re going the ebook route.
Test-marketing works for everyone, even for writers, so test-market all your books before you write them.
Write more – the key to your writing success
Yes, you can write more – even if you’re a world-class procrastinator.
Did you know that when you write more, your writing improves? Many of my writing students experience this. They find that when they write more, writing is easier for them – they’re not dominated by their inner editor.
My new writing class, “Write More And Make More Money From Your Writing: Develop A Fast, Fun Productive Writing Process” is based on lessons I developed for my private coaching students to help them to write more, improve their writing, and make more money writing.
If you’re struggling with your writing, the class will help. The techniques you’ll learn in class with help you write fiction, nonfiction, and copy for business.
Discover how you can write more, improve your writing, and sell more of your writing to higher-paying markets.
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