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Become an Author in 30 days  Presented to BAM November 2013
Become an Author in 30 days  Presented to BAM November 2013
Become an Author in 30 days  Presented to BAM November 2013
Become an Author in 30 days  Presented to BAM November 2013
Become an Author in 30 days  Presented to BAM November 2013
Become an Author in 30 days  Presented to BAM November 2013
Become an Author in 30 days  Presented to BAM November 2013
Become an Author in 30 days  Presented to BAM November 2013
Become an Author in 30 days  Presented to BAM November 2013
Become an Author in 30 days  Presented to BAM November 2013
Become an Author in 30 days  Presented to BAM November 2013
Become an Author in 30 days  Presented to BAM November 2013
Become an Author in 30 days  Presented to BAM November 2013
Become an Author in 30 days  Presented to BAM November 2013
Become an Author in 30 days  Presented to BAM November 2013
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Become an Author in 30 days Presented to BAM November 2013

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In this presentation made to the Billings Advertising and Marketing club

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  • 1. How to Create a Book in 30 days
  • 2. Why should you publish a book? • • • • • Books are a business card Expert Status and Credibility Networking Speaking / PR opportunities Lead Generation
  • 3. Where do you start? • What will you write about? • What is the purpose of your book? • How will you write your book?
  • 4. Four ways to write your book • • • • Write it yourself Hire a writer Hybrid Crowdsource it
  • 5. Crowdsource it • • • • You don’t have to write it Multiple people to promote it Potentially slower Needs a lot of editing
  • 6. Write it yourself • • • • You control it It’s your voice Least expensive Usually takes the longest
  • 7. Hire a writer • Usually the fastest • Potentially better quality • Most expensive
  • 8. Hybrid • • • • Fast Moderate expense Your voice Your content
  • 9. Step One Research • Read 3 books on your subject – Look up the authors for blogs and social media presence – Sign up for newsletter if they have one • • • • Do a Google search on your subject Do a Google blog search on your subject Do a Twitter search on your subject Look for hot topics in your market
  • 10. Step Two Planning • • • Write down a minimum of 15-20 of the biggest questions about your subject Take the strongest 10 questions – Write them on the top of PowerPoint slides On each slide write down 10 bullets about the larger question
  • 11. Step Three – Creating • • • • Write 250 – 750 words about each bullet Or Record yourself answering the questions Have the recording transcribed
  • 12. Step Four – Editing • • • • • Review all of your content • Do the chapters make sense? • Are they in the right order? • Look for what’s missing Write an Intro chapter Write a closing chapter Have other people read it and/or Hire an editor to edit it
  • 13. Step Five - Formatting • • • ePUB format • XML based e-book format Kindle formatting Print on Demand
  • 14. Questions

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