Write a Must-Read: Craft a Book That Changes Lives-Including Your Own

Write a Must-Read: Craft a Book That Changes Lives-Including Your Own

by AJ Harper
Write a Must-Read: Craft a Book That Changes Lives-Including Your Own

Write a Must-Read: Craft a Book That Changes Lives-Including Your Own

by AJ Harper


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A book is not about something. A book is for someone.

You want to write a nonfiction book that matters. A book readers love and rave about. A book they underline, dog-ear, and highlight. A must-read.

How do you do that, when you’ve never written a book like that before? When you aren’t sure what content to include in a nonfiction book, or how to organize it? And when you’re not sure if your idea is worth pursuing in the first place?

At the heart of the answers to all these questions is a craft created by AJ Harper, ghostwriter and editor for some of the foremost thought leaders of our time. The foundation of that craft is a simple, yet powerful philosophy: Reader First. When you learn how to put your reader first at every stage of book development, writing, and editing, you can create the connection and trust required to transform their lives.

In these pages, Harper reveals the proven methods and frameworks she has used for nearly two decades to write and edit perennial bestsellers. It’s not the easy way, or the fast way; it’s the effective way. The payoff for doing this important work: a must-read book, and a massive readership who serve as ambassadors for your message and your brand.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781989603697
Publisher: Page Two Books, Inc.
Publication date: 05/24/2022
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 398,795
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

AJ Harper is an editor and publishing strategist who helps authors write transformational books that enable them to build readership, grow their brand, and make a significant impact on the world. As ghostwriter and as developmental editor, she has worked with hundreds of authors, from newbies to New York Times bestselling authors with millions of books sold. AJ is writing partner to business author, Mike Michalowicz. Together they’ve written nine books, including Profit First.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Put Your Reader First
Chapter 2: Identify Your Ideal Reader
Chapter 3: Zero in on Your Core Message
Chapter 4: Commit to Your Promise to Readers
Chapter 5: Filter and Gather Content
Chapter 6: Create a Transformational Outline
Chapter 7: Test Drive Your Content
Chapter 8: Write Your First Draft
Chapter 9: Stay the Course
Chapter 10: Edit One Pass at a Time
Chapter 11: Map the Reader Journey
Chapter 12: Show Better Stories
Chapter 13: Plant Seeds for Revenue and Reader Engagement
Chapter 14: Feedback Protocol
Chapter 15: Letting Go/The End
Close/Call to Greatness: Career Author
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