I often get this question about writing nonfiction books: “But what will I write about?”
Usually, I respond with something like: “write about what you enjoy — as long as that’s something that will sell.”
Writing nonfiction books on current trends
One of my favorite ways of finding topics is exploring trends. It’s far from guaranteed that a book you’ll write about a current trend will sell, of course. But if it does, and if you’re one of the first people to write books on the topic, you’ll make good sales.
Let’s look at some tips which will help you to become aware of what’s trending.
1. Explore social media for the latest trends and fashions
You can use social media networks to discover trends. Most of the networks have a “trending now” feature.
It’s that time of year again—welcome to your sneak peek into the official 100 Pinterest trends for 2019! Pinterest is its own positive corner of the internet, where more than 250 million people around the world come to discover new ideas to try.
2. Amazon: the global marketplace, ranked and reviewed
Amazon offers its bestsellers which are updated hourly.
Click a department link in the left sidebar, as in the image above, and you’ll discover the top sellers in each department.
3. eBay: discover what people are searching for most
eBay offers eBay Trends, which shows you what’s hot right now on the website.
If you’re into hobbies and crafts, it’s worth exploring Etsy.
Consider writing nonfiction books for sellers on the big online retailers
Here’s something to keep in mind. Millions of people sell on Amazon, eBay and Etsy, and hundreds of thousands of people are professional sellers on these mega online shopping sites.
Years ago a client commissioned me to write a series of books for professional sellers on eBay and Amazon. Those books sold well. So, if you’re currently selling on Etsy, why not compile a book of your favorite tips and tricks?
Speed counts when you’re writing nonfiction books on trending topics
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