Getting Your Message Out There

November 24, 2010 by  
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Have you ever heard you can use your book as a business card? That is the general consensus with those who work with authors in any manner.
Most authors want to get their message out into the world and have no other basic desire except to speak to groups about what they have written about. When an author gives their book away to an audience, they are able to build a following of those interested in who they are and what their message is.
Often when authors are speaking, the event planner will prohibit selling to the audience, so giving the books away in exchange for the name and email address is more than a break even proposition.
Almost everyone will value the name of a new person in their database because they know the return is an average of $10 a month. And that is just the beginning. When you are able to build a database of interested parties, you will find they will bring you years of financial returns.
There is the purchase of audio programs, future books and even participation on your membership site that will have your bringing in income for your intellectual property. It goes well beyond your book.

Discipline of Writing

November 17, 2010 by  
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Most people I talk with who have a desire to write their first book feel like it’s too overwhelming. They look at the book as a monumental project.
What I do is to share my concept of how to write a book in 6 weeks, with one hour a day. It takes about three hours to write the outline which consists of 15-18 topics (chapters), 10-15 talking points (paragraphs) and 5-8 points for each paragraph. Once you’ve written your outline, you can write four pages an hour, 2 ½ hours per chapter, 25 hours to write ten chapters. After two edits, you will have your book completed in just four to six weeks.
It really is that simple!
Now for those of you who don’t enjoy sitting down at the computer everyday, and there are truly more of you than those of us who enjoy doing so, the easiest method of getting your book done in the same amount of time is to buy a digital recorder. Carry your outline with you everywhere you go. I have some clients who have put their outline on their cell phones so they are never without it.
You can talk your book into existence and when you get back to your computer, you will be able to transfer the audio files to text files. Then you simply massage the text to become the chapters.
Now, even those who don’t enjoy typing can create their book in 4-6 weeks and become an author in less than two months.

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