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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2014
It's an exciting time as Amazon.com and others have disrupted the publishing and book distribution industries, which has allowed many to bypass traditional gatekeepers. It harkens back to earlier times when small printing houses produced pamphlets and leaflets that informed and stirred the masses. Now, that power is available to everyone. However, this has also allowed more derivative and sub-par works to appear on digital bookshelves. A few "authors" may not care, but many more authors and would-be authors would appreciate some guidance.

A worthy addition to an author's toolkit is How to Write Nonfiction eBooks by Henri Junttila, the publisher of WakeUpCould.com, the architect/mentor of the Lifestyle Liberation Academy, and the author of five ebooks. He shares knowledge gleaned from his experiences to guide authors, especially new ones, toward getting an ebook written, published and sold. He will be the first to tell you that it is not easy, but it is also not impossible if you follow the steps he lays out.

A characteristic that distinguishes Henri's books is their structure. They are laid out to maximize comprehension and to induce action and he does it here through 17 chapters that lead the reader through several distinct phases from generating the topic to selling the completed book. Each chapter identifies a core issue in the process, discusses why it's important, describes how to address it with specific suggestions and examples, shares mistakes to avoid, and ends with specific action steps to carry out. Within each chapter are also questions and prompts to stimulate and articulate your thinking. Do NOT skip these. Get your thinking into written form. (You're an author; so, write things down.)

This book is also well-balanced in its content. All of us have come across books with compelling titles whose content was either too general or abstract to be useful. The reader leaves with the impression that it's a good idea, but have no idea of how to proceed. There are a few titles at the other extreme. They present a process with so much detail that you feel micro-managed and unable to apply it to your own situation. The content and approach in How to Write Nonfiction eBooks is "Just right," as Goldilocks might say, for you to take action. The writing is clear and uncluttered. It'll help you to learn by doing. So, don't overthink. Follow Henri's lead, take action, and accomplish your goal of writing and selling a book.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on January 13, 2014
I came across Henri Junttila a couple of years ago and really liked his writing. I've followed his writing ever since, and I've read all his books on Amazon. I like everything he writes -- How to Write Non-fiction eBooks might be my favorite -- and I like all his books for the same reasons:

1. He gives you honest information that works, and it's based on his own experience
2. His focus is on delivering the goods to you -- not on himself at all
3. He communicates in an easy-to-understand, easy-to-follow way which is so helpful, especially for beginners

All of these things are obvious in this ebook. In fact, this book is accompanied with a workbook that will help you even more. It breaks down the steps even further. Reading this book is like having a friend who has your best interests at heart standing by your side as you are writing your own book.

If you are looking for advice without hype and without overwhelm, this is the ebook for you.

Dr. Diane Chesson
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 18, 2014
I can't say enough wonderful things about this book. I bought several on this topic at one time, but this book led me to contact the author to get more information about his other products and services. If you are interested in starting a lifestyle business, or just learning more about how to write for profit and/or fun, this is a fantastic place to start. Henri Junttila is full of knowledge on the subject and has an easy to learn from style I highly recommend this book and his additional product offerings!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 8, 2014
This is a very informative book! Although it's quite a bit in length, it's still packed with a lot of information and no fluff. He's honest and gives really great advice on how to create an ebook and some extra content. I keep referring back to it to help with writing my books. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who's seeking to learn more or just write their own book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 23, 2014
Henri writes in a way that is easy to understand and keeps you from page to page without stopping. The process of writing is simplified so each step is no longer intimidating for a first time writer ... and those wanting to write a book for any significant period of time may realize that most of the steps are already started if not completed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2014
I recently went on a search for a good book covering the topic of outlining for a non-fiction book I plan to write. While there is nothing groundbreaking or new in this book, the author covers the topic of outlining very thoroughly. Whether you agree with everything he says or not (there are some minor things I would change in his method), what I found most satisfying is that everything he teaches you can see in his own book. His book is a fine example of his method. That's more than I can say for several of the other books on outlining that I read. For some reason other authors feel the need to pad their books with "examples". If you have such a great outlining method wouldn't you use it to outline your own book? Many do not, but Henri Junttila does in this book. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in outlining "how-to" non-fiction.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 6, 2014
This book was so helpful in so many ways, I felt as if the author wrote it just for me, I have exactly the problems that were solved in this book, I don't want to spoil it for anyone one else, but if your trying to write a book and it never gets done because you get in your own way regarding how it will look and weather people will like it and mass confusion that takes place trying to put together a book, then I highly recommend this book, because it will put your mind at ease and the the real work can begin. Once again this was really helpful I hope the author makes more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 10, 2014
Love all of Henri's goodies. Always to the point and actionable! Plus he keeps you motivated.

Looking at writing an ebook? This is the guide you need.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 2, 2014
Like it was written for me! I get overwhelmed very easy and having this 17-step plan helps me to focus on the task at hand without going into panic-mode :) Very happy with this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 6, 2014
Detailed & practical guide for anyone new to writing nonfiction eBooks.
Highly recommend to anyone who has something of value to share with others and thinks that she/he is incapable of writing - just follow the instructions provided by Henri Junttila and soon you'll start wondering how in the world you wrote an eBook!
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