Short Is the New Long

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Short Is the New Long

  1. 1. The Publishing RevolutionSHORTIs the New LONG Ignite DC #10 Debbie Weil 09.26.12
  2. 2. Readers want information in small bites.
  3. 3. Phew… a short book is doable. Charles Dickens
  4. 4. Write for Kindle.
  5. 5. Hey, I’m areal book
  6. 6. Isn’t the goal to “tell your story”?
  7. 7. No! Your eBook has a business goal: to leverage revenue.Nic McPhee http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicmcphee/
  8. 8. An author is an entrepreneur.Flickr
  9. 9. Example of self-published eBook.
  10. 10. Got his eBook sponsored by GoToWebinar.
  11. 11. Collected blog posts make him a published author.
  12. 12. Help yourreaders make " one small change.
  13. 13. Your book needs a stylish cover and a title that makes readers say…
  14. 14. I gotta knowwhat’s inside.
  15. 15. How will readers find your book?
  16. 16. Start blogging now. Build your tribe. Listen to your readers. Be relentlessly useful
  17. 17. Ingredients of success: 1. Think like an entrepreneur " 2. It’s all about your readers 3. Practice…
  18. 18. Practice… practice… "It takes a lot of sweat to write a book.
  19. 19. Start writing…Big Ideas. Short Books.TMDebbie Weildebbie@voxiemedia.com

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