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How to write a book in 90 days

Kevin Bermingham
Kevin Bermingham
Kevin BerminghamPublishing Consultant and Author's Mentor at The Successful Author www.thesuccessfulauthor.com

Presentation given on 15/9/2013 at Daniel Wagner's Expert Success Summit.

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Click to edit Master title styleHow To Write a Book in 90 Days
Kevin Bermingham
Strategic Business Book Expert
Helping business owners, entrepreneurs and specialists
to publish a strategic business book that boosts
credibility and increases profits.
Click to edit Master title style
How To Write a
Book in 90
Days, Or Less
Click to edit Master title styleWho is Kevin Bermingham?
 Worked as an engineer, selling time for money
 Liked my work, earned just enough to get by, and
lived in a house I could hardly afford
 Felt trapped and knew my future would be 'more
of the same‘
 Dreamed of being free and retiring aged 30, then
35, then 40...
 My best friend died at age 40 - so I woke up!
 Successfully PLANNED a project - retire before 50
 Got bored travelling the world and wrote a book
 Built a training & publishing company in 90 days
Click to edit Master title styleWhat Will You Discover?
How to write a book in 90 days
1. The 3 steps to avoid failure,
2. The 3 keys to intensive writing
3. My proven 7-step sequence
Click to edit Master title styleAll Published in Less Than 90 Days!
Click to edit Master title style“A Dream Come True”
Writing my book has been a “dream come true.”
If anyone had asked me if I could write a book 90 days
ago, the answer would have been questionable. I never
believed I could, but I have!
The amazing feeling of holding my completed book in
my hand after 90 days – and then selling it – is
something special to experience.
Lynn Tulip Chartered MCIPD
Author of two books
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How to write a book in 90 days

  • 1. Click to edit Master title styleHow To Write a Book in 90 Days Kevin Bermingham Strategic Business Book Expert Helping business owners, entrepreneurs and specialists to publish a strategic business book that boosts credibility and increases profits.
  • 2. Click to edit Master title style How To Write a Book in 90 Days, Or Less
  • 3. Click to edit Master title styleWho is Kevin Bermingham?  Worked as an engineer, selling time for money  Liked my work, earned just enough to get by, and lived in a house I could hardly afford  Felt trapped and knew my future would be 'more of the same‘  Dreamed of being free and retiring aged 30, then 35, then 40...  My best friend died at age 40 - so I woke up!  Successfully PLANNED a project - retire before 50  Got bored travelling the world and wrote a book  Built a training & publishing company in 90 days
  • 4. Click to edit Master title styleWhat Will You Discover? How to write a book in 90 days 1. The 3 steps to avoid failure, 2. The 3 keys to intensive writing 3. My proven 7-step sequence
  • 5. Click to edit Master title styleAll Published in Less Than 90 Days!
  • 6. Click to edit Master title style“A Dream Come True” Writing my book has been a “dream come true.” If anyone had asked me if I could write a book 90 days ago, the answer would have been questionable. I never believed I could, but I have! The amazing feeling of holding my completed book in my hand after 90 days – and then selling it – is something special to experience. Lynn Tulip Chartered MCIPD Author of two books
  • 7. Click to edit Master title style3 Reasons Why Most Authors Fail 1.They Don’t Start Procrastination 2.They Get Lost or Stuck Overwhelm 3.They Give Up! Missed deadlines3
  • 8. Click to edit Master title style3 Simple Steps To Succeed! 1. You Must Start  Clear purpose  Sufficient benefits  Confidence and self-belief 2. Keep Going  Have specific goals  Clear priorities  Know what to do next 3. Don’t Give Up!  Hit deadlines, always!  Learn to keep promises  Keep positive and LEARN from mistakes! 3
  • 9. Click to edit Master title styleINTRODUCTION & OVERVIEW The -day Book Programme 90
  • 10. Click to edit Master title styleHow Long Does it Take? “I’m writing a book” or “I’ve got a book inside me” Writing a Book
  • 11. Click to edit Master title style There are two reasons why projects commonly fail.  The first is lack of planning to ascertain each of the necessary steps.  The second is that the project lasts too long and people lose focus. An ideal project should last no more than 90–100 days until completion. MATTA, N. F. and ASHKENAS, R. N. ‘Why good projects fail anyway’ Harvard Business Review, Sep 2003 Why Write a Book In 90 Days?
  • 12. Click to edit Master title style 1. Sure-Fire Strategy 2. Bullet-Proof Outline Chapter Two Chapter Five Publish Amazon & Kindle 3. Fool-Proof Writing Plan Chapter One + Chapter Six Chapter Seven + Print & Dispatch Chapter Three Chapter Four Cover & Copy Edit Design & Typeset DAY-90 Book Delivered TM Project Completion Kit Celebration Dinner & Awards Media Promotion Pack Consolidate & Proofread 2.Prototype 3.Plan 4. Produce 5.Prepare 6.Publish1.Propose 7.Promote TM The Successful Author 90-Day Book Programme A Guaranteed System for WRITING & PUBLISHING a Strategic Book in 90 Days, or Less Remember, the 90-Day Book Programme Contains Just Eight Weeks of Writing C-Your Book on Day-90B-Eight Weeks of WritingA-Accelerator Workshop KindleA B C
  • 13. Click to edit Master title styleFool-Proof 90-Day Programme
  • 14. Click to edit Master title styleThe Successful Author 90-Day Book Programme A Guaranteed System for WRITING & PUBLISHING a Strategic Book in 90 Days, or Less 1. Sure-Fire Strategy 2. Bullet-Proof Outline Chapter Two Chapter Five Publish Amazon & Kindle 3. Fool-Proof Writing Plan Chapter One + Chapter Six Chapter Seven + Print & Dispatch Chapter Three Chapter Four Cover & Copy Edit Design & Typeset DAY-90 Book Delivered TM Completion Kit Delivery Celebration Dinner & Awards Media Promotion Pack Consolidate & Proofread 2.Prototype 3.Plan 4. Produce 5.Prepare 6.Publish1.Propose 7.Promote TM Kindle
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  • 16. Click to edit Master title styleThe Successful Author 90-Day Book Programme A Guaranteed System for WRITING & PUBLISHING a Strategic Book in 90 Days, or Less 1. Sure-Fire Strategy 2. Bullet-Proof Outline Chapter Two Chapter Five Publish Amazon & Kindle 3. Fool-Proof Writing Plan Chapter One + Chapter Six Chapter Seven + Print & Dispatch Chapter Three Chapter Four Cover & Copy Edit Design & Typeset DAY-90 Book Delivered TM Project Completion Kit Celebration Dinner & Awards Media Promotion Pack Consolidate & Proofread 2.Prototype 3.Plan 4. Produce 5.Prepare 6.Publish1.Propose 7.Promote TM WORKSHOP DAY 1 Kindle
  • 17. Click to edit Master title style WHAT? Are you crazy? One day to design my book and then I’ll be completely ready to write it? But I was, and I did! It was nothing short of remarkable. My gratitude goes to Kevin Bermingham, who ‘kicked my butt’ and gave me the push I needed to write my book in ninety days. Jennie Harland-Khan, author of I’m Back! One Day to Design My Book!
  • 18. Click to edit Master title styleThe Successful Author 90-Day Book Programme A Guaranteed System for WRITING & PUBLISHING a Strategic Book in 90 Days, or Less 1. Sure-Fire Strategy 2. Bullet-Proof Outline Chapter Two Chapter Five Publish Amazon & Kindle 3. Fool-Proof Writing Plan Chapter One + Chapter Six Chapter Seven + Print & Dispatch Chapter Three Chapter Four Cover & Copy Edit Design & Typeset DAY-90 Book Delivered TM Project Completion Kit Celebration Dinner & Awards Media Promotion Pack Consolidate & Proofread 2.Prototype 3.Plan 4. Produce 5.Prepare 6.Publish1.Propose 7.Promote TM WORKSHOP DAY 2 – Pt1 Kindle
  • 19. Click to edit Master title styleDESIGN: Bullet-Proof Chapter Outline
  • 20. Click to edit Master title styleThe Successful Author 90-Day Book Programme A Guaranteed System for WRITING & PUBLISHING a Strategic Book in 90 Days, or Less 1. Sure-Fire Strategy 2. Bullet-Proof Outline Chapter Two Chapter Five Publish Amazon & Kindle 3. Fool-Proof Writing Plan Chapter One + Chapter Six Chapter Seven + Print & Dispatch Chapter Three Chapter Four Cover & Copy Edit Design & Typeset DAY-90 Book Delivered TM Project Completion Kit Celebration Dinner & Awards Media Promotion Pack Consolidate & Proofread 2.Prototype 3.Plan 4. Produce 5.Prepare 6.Publish1.Propose 7.Promote TM WORKSHOP DAY 2 – Pt2 Kindle
  • 21. Click to edit Master title styleBook Design Workshop Was Great I thought your Book Design Workshop was great! The fact that, in just one day, we broke down the whole book to the level of detail needed to start writing the very next day was just awesome! Alun Richards, author of two books, The Seven Critical Website Mistakes and Fire Your Webmaster
  • 22. Click to edit Master title style The 90-Day Programme Contains Just Eight Weeks of Writing 8-WEEK INTENSIVE WRITING PERIOD The Successful Author 90-Day Book Programme A Guaranteed System for WRITING & PUBLISHING a Strategic Book in 90 Days, or Less 1. Sure-Fire Strategy 2. Bullet-Proof Outline Chapter Two Chapter Five Publish Amazon & Kindle Chapter One + Chapter Six Chapter Seven + Print & Dispatch Chapter Three Chapter Four Cover & Copy Edit Design & Typeset DAY-90 Book Delivered TM Project Completion Kit Celebration Dinner & Awards Media Promotion Pack Consolidate & Proofread 2.Prototype 3.Plan 4. Produce 5.Prepare 6.Publish1.Propose 7.Promote TM 3.Fool-Proof Writing Plan Kindle
  • 23. Click to edit Master title styleThe 3 Keys to Intensive Writing 1. Coaching Provides SUPPORT Weekly, 60 minutes group webinar 2. Mentoring Provides KNOW-HOW Clear processes, plus 999 helpline via email 3. Accountability Provides MOTIVATION Weekly, 15min one-to-one via Skype 3
  • 24. Click to edit Master title styleThe Successful Author 90-Day Book Programme A Guaranteed System for WRITING & PUBLISHING a Strategic Book in 90 Days, or Less 1. Sure-Fire Strategy 2. Bullet-Proof Outline Chapter Two Chapter Five Publish Amazon & Kindle 3. Fool-Proof Writing Plan Chapter One + Chapter Six Chapter Seven + Print & Dispatch Chapter Three Chapter Four Cover & Copy Edit Design & Typeset DAY-90 Book Delivered TM Project Completion Kit Celebration Dinner & Awards Media Promotion Pack Consolidate & Proofread 2.Prototype 3.Plan 4. Produce 5.Prepare 6.Publish1.Propose 7.Promote TM PRE-PUBLISHING Kindle
  • 25. Click to edit Master title styleProfessional Cover Made it Better Then I posted my CV, along with a copy of my new book, to a prospective employer. Now I’ve ended up over here in Vietnam, with a teaching job, because of my new book. Bruce Clarke Social Entrepreneur
  • 26. Click to edit Master title styleProfessional Cover Made it Better  Editors  Proofreaders  Illustrators  Book Designers  Typesetters  Cover Designers  Book Printers
  • 27. Click to edit Master title styleThe Successful Author 90-Day Book Programme A Guaranteed System for WRITING & PUBLISHING a Strategic Book in 90 Days, or Less 1. Sure-Fire Strategy 2. Bullet-Proof Outline Chapter Two Chapter Five Publish on Amazon, Kindle & PDF Download 3. Fool-Proof Writing Plan Chapter One + Chapter Six Chapter Seven + Print & Dispatch Chapter Three Chapter Four Cover & Copy Edit Design & Typeset DAY-90 Book Delivered TM Project Completion Kit Celebration Dinner & Awards Media Promotion Pack Consolidate & Proofread 2.Prototype 3.Plan 4. Produce 5.Prepare 6.Publish1.Propose 7.Promote TM YOUR BOOK IN YOUR HANDS! Kindle
  • 28. Click to edit Master title styleAll Published in Less Than 90 Days!
  • 29. Click to edit Master title styleThe Successful Author 90-Day Book Programme A Guaranteed System for WRITING & PUBLISHING a Strategic Book in 90 Days, or Less 1. Sure-Fire Strategy 2. Bullet-Proof Outline Chapter Two Chapter Five Publish Amazon & Kindle 3. Fool-Proof Writing Plan Chapter One + Chapter Six Chapter Seven + Print & Dispatch Chapter Three Chapter Four Cover & Copy Edit Design & Typeset DAY-90 Book Delivered TM Project Completion Kit Celebration Dinner & Awards Media Promotion Pack Consolidate & Proofread 2.Prototype 3.Plan 4. Produce 5.Prepare 6.Publish1.Propose 7.Promote TM Kindle YOUR BOOK IS ON SALE
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  • 31. Click to edit Master title styleSUMMARY The -day Book Programme 90
  • 32. Click to edit Master title style There are two reasons why projects commonly fail.  The first is lack of planning to ascertain each of the necessary steps.  The second is that the project lasts too long and people lose focus. An ideal project should last no more than 90–100 days until completion. MATTA, N. F. and ASHKENAS, R. N. ‘Why good projects fail anyway’ Harvard Business Review, Sep 2003 Why Do Most Projects Fail?
  • 33. Click to edit Master title stylePUBLISH YOUR BOOK IN 90 DAYS 8-Week Coaching2-Day Planning Publishing Writing a Book
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  • 35. Click to edit Master title style 1. Sure-Fire Strategy 2. Bullet-Proof Outline Chapter Two Chapter Five Publish Amazon & Kindle 3. Fool-Proof Writing Plan Chapter One + Chapter Six Chapter Seven + Print & Dispatch Chapter Three Chapter Four Cover & Copy Edit Design & Typeset DAY-90 Book Delivered TM Project Completion Kit Celebration Dinner & Awards Media Promotion Pack Consolidate & Proofread 2.Prototype 3.Plan 4. Produce 5.Prepare 6.Publish1.Propose 7.Promote TM The Successful Author 90-Day Book Programme A Guaranteed System for WRITING & PUBLISHING a Strategic Book in 90 Days, or Less Remember, the 90-Day Book Programme Contains Just Eight Weeks of Writing C-Your Book on Day-90B-Eight Weeks of WritingA-Accelerator Workshop KindleA B C
  • 36. Click to edit Master title styleThe 3 Keys to Intensive Writing 1. Coaching Provides SUPPORT Weekly, 60 minutes group webinar 2. Mentoring Provides KNOW-HOW Clear processes, plus 999 helpline via email 3. Accountability Provides MOTIVATION Weekly, 15min one-to-one via Skype 3
  • 37. Click to edit Master title styleIt’s NOT for Everyone! My system won’t work for people who are:  Just starting out and have nothing to offer  No good at what they do  Picky or need lots of discretion - I have a RIGID formula and that's what we use  Perfectionists who won't accept Pareto’s 80:20 rule  Too detail-oriented and have no 'big picture'  Just want to 'help people', or to publish a message for no reward  Can't string two sentences together  Have never written a dozen pages in their life
  • 38. Click to edit Master title styleIt’s NOT for Everyone!  ‘Know-it-alls’ who aren’t coachable  People who say “if only”  People who aren’t committed to their own success  People who won’t learn to work with tight deadlines  ‘Big talkers’ who can never deliver what they promise  It’s DEFINITELY NOT for dreamers who won't commit to action
  • 39. Click to edit Master title styleWhat is The FIRST Step?  Discover much more about these seven secrets by reading The Seven Secrets of Successful Authors  You can download Chapter One FREE, from www.TheSuccessfulAuthor.com
  • 40. Click to edit Master title styleWhat is The FIRST Step?  Discover much more about these seven secrets by reading The Seven Secrets of Successful Authors  You can download Chapter One FREE, from www.TheSuccessfulAuthor.com
  • 41. Click to edit Master title styleHow To Write a Book in 90 Days Kevin Bermingham Strategic Business Book Expert Helping business owners, entrepreneurs and specialists to publish a strategic business book that boosts credibility and increases profits.

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