The first audio is on Structuring, and the second is on Self-editing, and third: ‘making your book interesting’ with stories.
Structuring (Audio) (9min)
Making your Book Interesting (3min)
What are the Stages of Book Development?
BAA Book Development Stages (PDF).
Time for Research
Competitor and Comparative research is important, to give you an idea what books are selling, in which categories, and what angle they take.
Hop along to Amazon and search your genre’s categories to find bestsellers. See what ‘gap’ each hotly reviewed
You can see below an example of three categories this book ranks in — two of which ar
If the book
Do a few ‘general term’ searches to see what comes up for particular niches, e.g. women’s health, mental health; the closest ones to your idea also contain the keywords you need to write
Do ‘Google Trends‘ comparison of 2-3 searchable topics you have in mind. Just start with the first term and then add more afterwards. This helps to see broader trends in searching, but is not the whole picture.
Researching Competing Titles on Amazon
Book Plan Template
This Book Plan is important aspect in planning your book, and where you write a Pitch, draft Synopsis, and Target Audience. Not only for pitching to agents, a book business plan can help you form a strategy for a successful indie book launch.
Plan with a Publishing Schedule
After researching, please fill in your full PUBLISHING SCHEDULE.
If you opt to use Jennifer as a writing coach, then you’ll get your own personalised one sent.
Transcribe your Thoughts
Remember to plan out content first. Brainstorm and mind map to get your content out, then start to order the work and trim the fat you don’t need for the thesis (book mission).
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Key learning: A transcription of your notes is not a book. Only good bones and editing will make it a book worth reading.