Book Writing Tips, Part 2

Book Writing Tips, Part 2

Continuing my response to questions that I began in our previous post, here are more questions and answers.

Question: What’s the best page length for a good book of interest that will sell?

Great question! I cover that in my new book, “Write Your Book in a Flash: The Paint-by-Numbers System to Write the Book of Your Dreams” (available Spring 2018).

Here’s a short answer:

It depends.

“Who Moved My Cheese?” has fewer than 100 pages.

“Good to Great” has about 250 pages.

I think people today like to read short books. They have limited attention spans. If they can read it on one airplane ride, that’s probably the right length. Don’t do more than 250 or so pages.

Question: How do you differentiate your book when there are already so many about the same topic?

Look at the review of competing books on Amazon. The reviewers will tell you what they think is missing from those books. That’s what you should focus on.

QUESTION: I have a regular job and family responsibilities; Where do I find the time to write my book?

Make it a priority. You can write a book if you devote 30 minutes a day, every day, for six months. If you can’t find 30 minutes by cutting out TV, waking up early, going to sleep later, or taking part of your lunch break to write, then you aren’t serious about writing a book.

Writers write.

NEXT: More questions from people just like you!

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I’m looking forward to helping you.

Dan

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About the Author:

Dan Janal has written 13 landmark books, including 6 for John Wiley & Sons, that have been translated into 6 languages. He is a serial entrepreneur and inspiring business keynote speaker who helps entrepreneurs realize their dreams of creating a successful business, leading a balanced life, and achieving financial freedom. You will also find him frequently on webinars, podcasts, and radio shows. He's probably the only person who created 8 different businesses that make $100,000 a year by using 8 different business models. He has spoken on marketing topics and futurism in six countries and four continents and has taught at Berkeley and Stanford. He's one of the most creative, problem-solving persons you’ve ever encountered. And now, he has created the paint-by-numbers system for writing the book of your dreams, available through live support or on-demand training.

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