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"In The Author's Training Manual, Amir offers aspiring authors a sure-fire way to evaluate themselves and their book ideas to increase their odds of producing books that attract both publishers and readers. She offers them a process by which they can tell if they have an idea that will stand up against the thousands of other books published every year--and if they, as authors, can stand up against the other authors willing to do whatever it takes to get their books out in front of readers in their market. In the competitive publishing world, aspiring authors need an edge. This book and the process it offers, provide just that." - Dan Poynter, author of The Self-Publishing Manual and 132 other books
"If you're aspiring to success in writing and publishing, Nina's guide should help hugely in developing an approach that's both realistic and professional." - Aaron Shepard, author of The Business of Writing for Children and From Word to Kindle
The Author Training Manual lifts the fog of confusion around getting published and illuminates every nonfiction and fiction writer's need to create a plan, keep on track, navigate all publishing options, tackle promotion, open possibilities for sales and, plain and simple, succeed as an author. This is the book I've been waiting for to recommend to all editing clients and writers." - Elizabeth Lyon, author of Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write and Crafting Titles
"An extraordinarily helpful guide for writers who want to take control of their own career and destiny. This book is full of simple tips everyone writing a book can use." - Chuck Sambuchino, author, and editor of Guide To Literary Agents
Becoming a successfully published author requires a lot more than simply writing a book. The Author Training Manual provides the specific steps necessary for both fiction and non-fiction writers alike in an upbeat and empowering style." - Martha Alderson, author of The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master
"If you are serious about getting published, you will stand out from your competition by using all of the resources at your disposal to set yourself apart in the most positive way. Nina Amir's approach taps into your natural creativity and applies it to the important business considerations that will help get your book in the marketplace." - Sheree Bykofsky, Literary Agent and co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published, 5th Edition
"Finally a book that offers indie publishers a tool for becoming savvy business people. Fiction and nonfiction authors alike will benefit from The Author Training Manual, which shows them how to create a business plan for a book that can succeed in the marketplace. A good idea is great; a marketable one is better." - Jim Kukral, author of Attention! This Book Will Make You Money and founder of The Author Marketing Club
"One of the most important things an author can do for themselves is to prepare to become published and to succeed in this role, which takes more than just writing a good book. It takes a solid plan. If you want the tools to succeed no matter what or how you plan to publish, this is the book you want to read." - Penny C Sansevieri, CEO of Author Marketing Experts, Inc., adjunct professor NYU and author of Red Hot Internet Publicity
Nina Amir’s book "The Author Training Manual" should be high on any aspiring writer’s list of Must-Reads. The book quickly pulls you in with a “Ready- Set-Go! Read morePublished 2 months ago by S Jean Schwartz
Being in the trenches with other writers and published authors means I hear a lot of conversations about preparing books for self publication, editing, querying, finalizing... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nicole P.
Nina Amir has written three books that can really help Kindle self-publishers—Authorpreneur, The Author Training Manual, and How to Blog A Book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nick Vulich
Fantastic book. Invest in yourself and give your book every chance of success by absorbing every helpful tip and strategy. Read morePublished 7 months ago by luke Duffy
A well written book, it helped me realize I'm not ready to release my novel next year. An author platform is essential & something I didn't know about until I read this book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Danial R.
The book is most applicable for nonfiction authors but applies as well for fiction authors. She pays excellent attention marketing and branding issues and that has to do with... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Roger
As a published author and writing coach, I found this book to be extremely useful--practical and inspirational. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Judy P Christie