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Outsource Your Book: Your Guide to Getting Your Business Book Ghostwritten, Published and Launched Kindle Edition
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Like many entrepreneurs I'd love to have a book out but I wouldn't even know where to start! Wall Street Journal bestselling author Alinka Rutkowska shows you exactly where to go to outsource each of the 17 steps to creating and launching a bestselling book. She even lists the investment necessary to complete each step. While I found Outsource Your Book to be extremely informative, it's also overwhelming to think of everything that needs to be done to create a bestseller. I'll just hire Rutkowska's publishing company, Leaders Press to take it off my plate!
There are big projects in life that someone can manage themselves, if they choose, and outsource each component. One that comes to mind is building a house. You can operate as a general contractor, and hire a separate architect, foundation company, mechanical/electrical/plumbing, framing, drywall, flooring and many other needed trade professionals. Writing and publishing a book requires many subcontractors to produce a bestseller. Interviewing, writing, editing, book cover, publishing, reviews, marketing, etc. all require separate skill sets. If each component, just like when building a house, is not carefully managed, the end product will suffer or even fail. In any endeavor, it is always the "You don't know what you don't know" areas that bite you. This book outlines exactly how to make sure you don't fall into that trap.
- Allen Sanders | Financial Strategist and Founder of Empowerment Concepts
If you are thinking about writing a book, save yourself time and money by carefully reviewing this very concise guide on how best to leave your legacy behind in words. After working with several publishers as well as self-publishing a total of eight books myself, I still learned so much! An invaluable resource.
- Joe Dinoffer | President, OnCourt OffCourt
I have tremendous praise for Alinka and her team, having been through the book-writing process with them from soup to nuts. Simply put, if you want to create a bestselling book, use Leaders Press. If you want to write a book and hope for the best, then do that instead. Alinka and her team are professional, competent, courteous, passionate and attentive. I will use her team again when it's time to write my second bestselling book!
-David Fuess | CEO Catapult Systems and bestselling author of Why They Buy
Alinka has given authors all over the world a huge gift. She has dished out the secret sauce that maximizes the self-publisher's potential for profiting in an industry dominated by Amazon. Don't even think about trying to sell your next book without the detailed and expert advice you'll find in Alinka's new work. I have been writing books for 35 years and have watched the industry change before my eyes. Who would have thought you'd want to give away books in order to sell books? Who knew that reviews drive sales? But most critically, if you don't know how to manipulate your book's page details on Amazon, you are at a massive disadvantage. In this book, you'll get all the online links, the detailed methods and inside information needed to sell your important book. Writing it was only the beginning. Now to sell it, you must become a business and use every possible method to reach your audience.
- Randy Kirk | President, SoCal MasterMinds
About the Author
Alinka Rutkowska is an author whose works have made the USA Today bestsellers list, the Wall Street Journal bestsellers list, and the Amazon.com list of the top 100 bestselling authors in business and money. More than 100,000 copies of her books have been sold, and her book-creation process has been showcased in Entrepreneur magazine. She is the CEO of Leaders Press and has launched all its titles to bestseller status. She is the founder of LibraryBub, which connects independent authors with 10,000+ librarians. A sought-after lecturer, she has been voted a ""Top 5"" speaker and named most creative book marketer at the Bestseller Summit Online. She has been featured in Writer's Digest; on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox Business; with the Alliance of Independence Authors and International Book Publishers' Association, and many more.--This text refers to the mp3_cd edition.
- ASIN : B07MSGPFHF
- Publisher : Leaders Press (January 13, 2019)
- Publication date : January 13, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 1623 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 150 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,206 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Not worth it.
Read the editorial reviews provided and notice how many of them mention that they can't wait to use her services again or comments of that nature.
And her price estimates are completely ridiculous. She breaks down the "total cost" and it's something like $86,000. Seriously?? For one book?? Nevermind that you can get this done for WAY, WAY cheaper (which the book does not discuss) but I seriously doubt the average person looking at this book has a free $86k to spend on creating one book. If you're reading this and you do have $86k to waste, I guess buy this book since you're her target market?
Rutkowska makes it clear from the start of “Outsource Your Book” who her target audience is: CEO’s, corporate executives, and other industry experts who have significant expertise or a good story to tell but don’t have the skill or time to self-publish a book by themselves. And by publishing a book, I don’t mean throwing up some 20-page self-help treatise on some broad popular topic like weight loss, but, instead, producing the type of book that can make the major bestseller lists. For example, she discusses marketing books at the Frankfurt Book Fair, something that I would guess is far from the minds of the vast majority of people looking to get their foot in the self-publishing door.
Rutkowska breaks the entire publishing process down into 17 stages. Many of them will be familiar to anyone who has even a cursory knowledge of writing and publishing, such as outlining, the various types of editing, cover art, and writing a good sales page description. At each stage, Rutkowska outlines what a would-be author needs to do, some places the author might go to obtain needed assistance, and her idea of what the overall pricetag would be. All told, the cost is nearly $90,000. At that point, Rutkowska offers the services of her company, which can do everything she’s just outlined at, presumably, a considerably lower price. I haven’t checked into her company’s services, but I would guess the cost of using it would still be substantial.
So, for those who don’t intend to spend thousands of dollars either with Rutkowska’s company or some of the other sources she mentions, is there any value to “Outsource Your Book”? In my view, the answer is a qualified “yes,” as long as readers realize that this is not intended as a comprehensive “how-to” book on self-publishing. So, people needing help on the basics like outlining and keywords (which Rutkowska doesn’t even mention) are out of luck. And some of the advice she does give, such as the section on international marketing, won’t be of much use to beginners.
However, “Outsource Your Book” is valuable in two areas. First, as the title indicates, it’s a guide for where to go to outsource various services. Some of the websites and companies mentioned here are the usual suspects (e.g., Fiverr) that most readers come across in almost every single how-to guide, but others are less well-known. These lesser-known sites tend to be pricier, but they also provide a higher level of ghostwriting and editing quality, which some beginning authors may want. Second, scattered throughout the book like nuggets in a gold-panning stream are some valuable suggestions for any would-be publisher. Rutkowska’s discussion of positioning in the first chapter contains useful advice for any author, self-published or otherwise. Similarly, her ideas for writing an author’s biography will probably prove quite helpful, since many Amazon bios of self-published authors, fiction or non-fiction, are woefully inadequate.
I’m giving a qualified recommendation to “Outsource Your Book.” Yes, it is a sales pitch and one aimed at a rather exclusive audience. Unlike most self-publishing guides on Amazon, though, Rutkowska’s book is not a quickly produced cut-and-paste rehash of stale information. She knows what she’s talking about, and her suggestions are based on substantial experience. “Outsource Your Book” is more valuable for a few of its parts rather than as a whole, but it can serve as an additional resource for authors, whether or not they decide to outsource their books.
“Outsource your book” is the perfect fit for hard drivers. They can read the book and get a grasp of the professionalism it takes to launch it. Copy editing is not something they should try without any training. Let the experts handle it.
It’s also the perfect map for any author to follow. Yes, we can write and that’s just it. We need to keep writing and let go of things that take us off our game.
Book covers are made by graphics people — let them do it.
I have followed Ms. Rutkowska for several years. I think this her best effort yet.
the reader plenty to consider.
As a writer/author there is enough on your plate as it is.
Add in all of the side jobs, and there are many, most of them
out of your level of expertise, making outsourcing something to
We all have come across books that had major issues and problems,
and they left us with many questions as to why.
I write a lot of reviews and also write pulp fiction (mystery and horror),
and have found many simple and just plain overlooked mistakes.
Not to give the impression outsourcing is inexpensive, it is not.
Is the cost worth it?
That is a question for you to answer.