I’m sharing the cost of publishing a printed book as I believe it’s really important for people who want to publish a book what they’re potentially up for before they start on their book writing and publishing journey.
One of the major areas that most ‘How to write your book’, ‘how to publish and market your book’ sites and program don’t deal with in what I regard as significant detail is the whole area of the costs, both in time and money, of creating a platform to market, promote and sell your book. That’s what I am covering in this post and it’s the biggest hidden cost of the self-publishing space.
There are 5 main opportunity costs of writing. Organising, research and re-reading, interviewing, writing, time away from other things. Writing, like most things takes commitment, consistency and self discipline. Yes, there are online courses and that promote writing your book in a week, 10 days or a month, and I am sure many people could write […]
Next to tips on how to start writing, the question I am asked most is, ‘How do I know what I’ve written is any good, and what’s next? So, thought I’d share my experiences of the writing process and what happens when you have ‘finished’ writing. 1. You’re not finished The first, and important thing to […]
One of the biggest challenges in the journey to self publish a business book is the process and cost of production and publication. I am often asked to provide advice and recommend a range of service providers for writers. That’s one of the main reasons I started The Book Adviser. I thought it would be […]
Times have certainly changed in the publishing world and the rate of change will only get faster. Its an exciting time to be a writer with significant experience as a Publisher. In the past clients and friends, and sometimes strangers, would ask me how to get their book published. And there was a simple answer. Find […]
The old saying is ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover.’ The reality is though, especially in the content overloaded world we live in, is that potential customers and clients DO and WILL judge your book by its cover, and the back cover (summary and endorsements of well-known people) and, if you’ve captured their attention, […]
In a world where information, trends and commentary are presented and consumed through words and images rather than conversations and actual interaction with people, words have more power now than ever. This makes crafting words well an essential and vital part of how businesses and people market themselves. I’ve previously written about my passion for […]
As a professional business writer and storyteller I’ve worked with a wide range of people across all industry sectors to help them tell their story. More and more, professional consultants are asking me to help them create a book that captures their IP/thinking and gives them a platform to extract more value from their years […]