I would greatly value your thoughts and opinions on this.
As you may know I mentor women business owners in marketing. What a lot of people don`t know is that I`m also very skilled at helping people get their book together. My forte is "how-to" and "self-help" type books.
(Remember, authoring a book can be an awesome marketing tool for your business. If you really have something worthwhile to say it gives you great credibility.)
I help them get the book proposal together, develop the structure of the book and make it so the book in your head as it`s written is helpful, clear, gives real step by step direction, and it`s also marketable and reflects your uniqueness and your style as a person and a "brand." Often for aspiring authors getting the book that`s in your head out onto the computer screen requires some real coaxing and massaging.
For four years I taught a 4-week teleclass under the auspices of a best-selling author in his seminar program on this topic. When I did my own book proposal and sent it out to agents - I got a literary agent in less than a week. Six weeks ago I took on a mentoring client who`s making great strides in getting all this together.
I`m having a new site put together focused on the mentoring work I do - it should be together by the end of the week (fingers crossed). I decided to include a page on "book mentoring" for people who might be interested. But it would be helpful to get input on what you as an aspiring author might need answered or need help with.
So, I`d really appreciate your thoughts if you`ve ever considered seriously writing a self-help or how-to book.
What`s your most important question(s) about writing a book?
Thanks in advance,
Denise Michaels, Author, "Testosterone-Free Marketing"
PS: Does the thought of marketing drive you to chocolate? I`m looking for a very special woman who loves her business but hates selling and marketing. Tell me about your business and your challenges and I`ll tell you how I can help you have more fun, feel more confident and make a lot more money. All my marketing mentoring clients get results. Visit me at http://www.MentoringwithDenise.com