What's Your Book?: A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author

What's Your Book?: A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author

by Brooke Warner
What's Your Book?: A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author

What's Your Book?: A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author

by Brooke Warner

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Overview

What's Your Book? is an aspiring author’s go-to guide for getting from idea to publication. Brooke Warner is a publishing expert with thirteen years’ experience as an acquiring editor for major trade houses. In her book, she brings her unique understanding of book publishing (from the vantage point of coach, editor, and publisher) to each of the book's five chapters, which include understanding the art of becoming an author, getting over common hurdles, challenging counterproductive mindsets, building an author platform, and ultimately getting published. Brooke is known for her straightforward delivery, honest assessments, and compassionate touch with authors. What's Your Book? contains the inspiration and information every writer needs to publish their first or next book.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938314001
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 09/18/2012
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Brooke Warner is publisher of She Writes Press, president of Warner Coaching Inc., and author of What's Your Book? and How to Sell Your Memoir. Brooke’s expertise is in traditional and new publishing, and she is an equal advocate for publishing with a traditional house and self-publishing. She sits on the board of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) and the National Association of Memoir Writers (NAMW). Her website was selected by The Write Life as one of the Top 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2014. She lives and works in Berkeley, California.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction.

Why Do You Want to Write a Book?. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Chapter 1. The Art of Becoming an Author . . . . . . 9

Getting Intimate with Your Category,

Competition, and Audience

Chapter 2. Anyone Can Do It: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Getting Over the Six Most Common Hurdles

to Becoming a Published Author

Chapter 3. Challenging Your Mindset: . . . . . . . . . . 89

How Challenging What You Believe Will

Help You Accomplish Your Goals

Chapter 4. The Almighty Author Platform: . . . . 125

Understanding How and Why to Build

Your Platform So You Can Prevent Rejections

and Sell More Books

Chapter 5. Your Publishing Plan: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

A Strategic Road Map to Becoming

a Published Author

Resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223

About the Author. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231

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