Dec 18, 2017
Ep #7: Having a paper book gives a credibility to the person, you become an authority in people’s eyes. And for many people publishing a book was a huge jump in their career. But it always seems complicated and takes a long time.
In this episode, we will talk to James Woosley about how to publish a book even if you are not a writer.
And as this episode is part of the Marketing on a Budget series we will also talk about how you can publish a book without spending a lot of money.
James is a significant influencer and strategic planner who communicates the potential he sees so that it can be realized. As a project manager, coach, and consultant, he helps people and organizations move ideas from the dreaming and planning stages to full implementation.
There was a time when James wanted to make his first book as real as any book published by a major company, and he did it. It turned out to the self-publishing company where he helps other people to publish their books.
Time Stamped Show Notes:
[00:22] About the episode and James Woosley
[02:49] James shares how diversity of his experience brought him to the strategic planning and writing his first book
[04:06] How writing a book benefits you and your business
[05:43] James started to get more clients, getting on interviews and it turned to a new business
[06:31] Who can write a book
[07:35] What to do if you are not a natural writer
[09:10] How to choose what to write about if you have many ideas and knowledge
[10:01] If you write a cookbook, but talk about different things your audience won’t be interested in buying your book
[10:08] What's the process of writing a book?
[11:38] James shares how he wrote his first book
[12:46] What to start writing a book from?
[14:28] How to finish a book faster, but still keep it effective?
[15:47] Chunk your process so you can see the progress on your calendar
[16:39] How James had his ups and downs in his writing
[17:39] What to do when you finished writing your book and ready to publish it
[18:02] The choice between self-publishing and traditional publishing
[19:29] Should you do everything by yourself or invest in the book?
[20:14] Finding the balance between quality of writing and presentation of the book. James talks about J.K. Rowling as an example
[22:13] How much it costs to publish your first book and how to do it at a low-cost
[25:25] If you’re really on a budget - start with the ebook
[27:34] Get your book published on Amazon
[28:06] Are you spending so much time developing your book vs. creating content and serving your customers? Outsource things that aren’t core of your business
[29:40] What are 3 steps you can do to start writing and get ready for publishing your first book
[31:15] Even 20-30 minutes a day will make the difference
[32:42] Where to find James
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