Writing a book can be simple when you systemize it. Follow simple step and you will have a business card that shows you are an authority. After the word author means originator. to our society, the originator must be the expert. What this means for you as the author of the book: you will be revered as the go-to person on the topic you have written on.
Step one see yourself as an expert in what you do. This mindset will help you get over the fear of being seen in the public as the singular person. This thought will be important when media outlets like Depictions Media knock on your door.
Step two find out what people in your marketplace want to know. Interview others in your field. I would suggest 50 to 100 people around you. Make sure these people either know something about your topic or are currently looking for answers in the field of your research. this should seem pretty simple. The advantage of this is you have an idea of what people know and what people actually want to know. You will use this information for positioning of your expertise.
Ask 10 questions based on your research. This will give your book direction and meaning. the research is the key to knowing what people really want. Up to this point, you only had an idea of what people might want. Here are ten question for my own book.
- Why did you start telling peoples stories?
- How will telling help me market my skills?
- How will the public see me after being interviewed?
- Does my personality matter?
- Where should I start looking for media outlets?
- Are newspapers dead?
- Does radio really work?
- Is TV too expensive?
- What about blogging
- Well, a book change how I am seen?
Use your research to answer the question. As you answer the questions your writing will expand into 80 to 100 pages. Those pages will become inspiring to the reader and build your audience. A book tells the world “ I am here as an expert ready to bring solutions.” Solutions are what people want.