If you are thinking about using a bookcoach to get help writing a book, you may wonder if it’s worth it? Most clients say that the cost of coaching is far less with the short cuts to publishing, and not making costly time and money mistakes.
They love the silent, encouraging partner, who will keep them on task so they actually finish their book. Then, they can make money within months of being self-published with a coach who knows her online marketing.
Here’s 10 Common Author Mistakes and How to Solve Them
One. Emerging authors don’t know their book’s purpose. Answer the question, “why are you writing it?” For fame, fortune? To answer a challenge? To brand your business and make money? To entertain?
Two. Emerging authors don’t know what their preferred audience wants or where to reach them judi online. They have an idea and start writing in a kind of automatic voice. If fiction, who is your audience? Do they mainly want entertainment? If self-help, what benefits will your reader get after they read your book? Where is your audience so you can promote to them? (realize they aren’t in bookstores; they are online)
It’s always best to write the book your audience wants rather than write a book and hope people will buy.
Three. Emerging authors think they need to write a print book of 200 plus pages and that they need an agent and a publisher. Today’s audience is online and wants a short book with easy-to-read key points. They want their challenges solved. They don’t need so many stories because their reading time is limited. They want information fast and easy. They will be happy to buy and print out a short electronic book under 100 pages. As long as they get their problem solved, they don’t care who your publisher is.
Four. Emerging authors leap into an introductory chapter all about THEIR story. Your audience wants what you can do for them first. If you use your story, interweave it with your copy that engages your reader by using the format “YOU.” It’s best to put your personal story as the last chapter or on the final pages of your book.
Five. Writers don’t realize they need to write the easiest chapter first, not necessarily in order from 1-8. If they pick a difficult chapter to write first, they get stuck fast, and either give up or go on to more research. When authors use your coach’s “Fast- Forward-Chapter-Writing Blueprint” they will write natural copy in conversational style.
Six. Emerging authors think they need to research a lot. Really, what you know is already in you about one particular topic. Make a short list of questions on one topic for each chapter of your book. Then, answer them. Now you have part of the middle of your chapter. Research usually tells, and your readers want to be engaged, not told. They love to discover, but not be taught.
Seven. Both emerging and professional authors write on and on without giving their reader a break or a reason to continue. Get your readers to turn pages and keep turning to finish. Put benefit-driven headlines throughout your middle chapter in your non-fiction work. Use a hook either in the headline or after the headline to pull and motivate readers to finish the chapter. Ask a question or two to include them about where they are now with this particular challenge.
Eight. Authors forget to use a hook at the beginning, the middle, and the end of each chapter. They launch on telling their reader all kinds of info they didn’t set the reader up to want.
You, the author, must motivate your reader to keep reading to finish each chapter. Then, the whole book. Now, you have your strong 24/7 sales team to give good “word-of-mouth.”
Nine. Authors don’t realize a hook includes a few questions about where your audience is now or some wild facts that affect your reader. After the hook, let your reader know the benefits of reading the chapter.
Ten. Non-fiction authors forget to put a finish on the end of the chapter. Maybe they list action steps. But always include a last paragraph that gives the reader a reason to turn to the next chapter. Remember, benefits sell.
Most clients rave about their book’s success after using a seasoned book coach, who has actually written, published and sold many books, and also written books about the skills it takes to finish, publish, and promote their books that in turn promote their business.