- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Writer's Digest Books (March 18, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1599631458
- ISBN-13: 978-1599631455
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 62 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #256,512 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Author
Someone on Twitter once asked, "Why isn't there a manual for authors?" At the time, none existed. Now one does.
I wish I'd had this manual when I started out as an aspiring author, but I'm so pleased to provide it to you so you can discover quickly what it took me so many years to learn.
If you've read How to Blog a Book, you'll find that The Author Training Manual takes you on an in-depth journey through what I previously called "the proposal process." In fact, I've written an entire book based on one chapter from my previous book. Why? Because what I now call "the Author Training Process" is such an important aspect of becoming an author and producing a marketable book. Indeed, used correctly, it does, indeed, train you to become a successful author--one who sells books.
I hope you'll purchase The Author Training Manual and do just that: train yourself to succeed as an independently published or traditionally published author. If you do, you will enjoy the opportunity to share your message or story and actually make a meaningful impact on readers' lives and a positive difference in the world.
Go Achieve More Inspired Results,
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This is a fun approach that makes this relatable. She offers nine steps to be successful as you try to not only write a book but write one that sells. For instance, along with the "author attitude" you must #2, Know Your Book and Why Someone Would Want to Buy It. She really digs in to encourage you to #3, Analyze How Many People Really Might Buy Your Book, and check out what the competition is doing. Not only is this setting up a realistic outlook, it's giving you concrete steps to take to take action and build your platform. She offers strategies to help change your vision along the way if necessary in order to reach your goals, like #6, Decide If Your Book's Content Matches Your Initial Vision. Finally, she approaches how to find a good publisher. I found the author positive and encouraging while also realistic, which is really important. I think any aspiring author will find something to enjoy and benefit from in this book.
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Holy cow! I didn’t realize how much really went into the whole process! Of course, as an avid (and even fanatical) reader, I didn’t really know how deep the process goes. Something as simple as how to build a table of contents or researching genres didn’t seem like a big deal. But in reality, they are. You have to know how to set standards up for yourself and even for others in a way. You also have to figure out what kind of audience you’re trying to engage. She goes on to share with the reader tips and tricks to put you on the right path.
It’s inspiring to have someone be motivated and helpful in the process. She’s able to be a coach through her writing to help anyone looking to begin the process. Not all self-help or how-to books are truly what they’re supposed to be. A guide to success and support. For me, this was an exceptional read. Thanks Nina for lighting the fire so to speak! If you’re wanting to branch out and start something new, this is a good way to go!