The e-book revolution has made it easier than ever for first-time authors to write and publish. But is a good idea and decent writing skills enough? Writing and publishing a book is like starting a business, and the creative part is probably 10% of the work. Researching your competition, making sure every fact and idea is double-checked, figuring out finances, and plotting out the editing, design, marketing, and technology happens before you write a word.
- Introduction: An Overview Of How You Evaluate Your Idea
- The Key Idea: Most Of The Work Starts Before You Start Writing
- The Master List: What To Accomplish Before You Start Writing
- How To Objectively Evaluate Your Writing And Illustration Skills
- Fiction Versus Nonfiction Issues
- Who Is Publishing Similar Titles, And How Well Are They Doing?
- Do You Have Time, Resources, And Energy To Market A Book?
- Create a marketing plan before you start writing.
- Build a team to improve the quality of your book.
- Build a timeline for publicity deadlines.