- Paperback: 130 pages
- Publisher: The Big Book Project (October 12, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1910054003
- ISBN-13: 978-1910054000
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,815,376 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Write! Stop Waiting, Start Writing. a Step-By-Step Guide to Turn What You Know Into a Book Paperback – October 12, 2013
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Let's be clear - the author wants you to visit her site, where you can subscribe to her email list, take her free course, purchase the $99 upsell, etc. Nothing wrong with that for those who need/want it, but some of us just want to read and get lost in a good book.
In case you are not sure which site is hers, it is mentioned and linked to 20 times throughout the book! For those who want to skip paying $4.99 to sit through the sales pitch, the site is thebigbookproject.com. Now I don't mind occasional and [very] subtle marketing, but when it is as blatant as this, I find it almost impossible to enjoy the book. Twenty 'Ads' throughout was far too much in my opinion.
On the plus side though, the information looks good.. Unlike the average internet marketer, Cathy Presland appears to know her subject well and to be speaking from experience. As I said earlier though, I haven't finished reading yet and so may tweak my review once I am done - Just wanted to give a heads-up and a few quick notes to anyone looking to buy this.
P.S. - If you are interested in the free 'worksheets' etc, as far as I can tell it's not made clear where exactly on the website to get them. On the homepage, click on the 'Write!' tab at the top. Once you're taken to a new page, scroll down to the 'click here to download' button, which takes you to a sign-up (email) form.
Throughout the book you'll work through your motivations for writing, what you hope to accomplish, the single point you wish to communicate to the reader, plans for a successful book launch, how to schedule your time to write and make it a habit.
I'm currently halfway through writing my first book and will attest that Cathy's book has made the process much easier. When I began I had no idea where to begin. By the end of her book I had a framework that has been indispensable.
The paperback edition has an extra space for notes and exercises. The Kindle edition has the same great content, but you will have to do the action steps on a separate piece of paper.