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The Truth About Writing and Publishing a Book (Part I)

Do you want to know the real truth about writing and publishing a book?

Writing and publishing a book takes effort.  It can be hard work.  There I said it!  It’s not the glamorous, inspired, get-in-the-flow-and-glide-through-life lifestyle we all like to think it will be.

Words rarely fall out of people and land perfectly on a page in a way that moves readers like they’ve never been moved before.  To have an impact like that takes time and effort, planning and skill.

And there are many things that need to be done to become a successfully published author, many of which are a huge surprise to most first-time authors.

There are a few key principles, however, that can make the process of writing and publishing a book way more satisfying and effort-less than they might be if you aren’t aware of these things. Let me tell you what they are…

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Top 10 reasons why a solopreneur should contribute to a compilation book project

At Disruptive Publishing, we have a lot of experience putting authors together in compilation book projects, so we can tell you from experience that they are a great idea for first time authors and for solopreneurs who want to self-publish but are short on time and funds. Let me tell you all the reasons why.

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Author versus Authorpreneur: Which are you?

Our world has changed dramatically, thanks, in a very large part, to the Internet.  This has given rise to a whole new way of being for everyone, not just authors. 

We now have a whole generation of adults who have only ever known a life where the internet is central to every part of it, and if us authors don’t get ahead of the game, we are going to be left behind.

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Writing and The Inner Critic: Why do you really want to write that book?

I had a lovely conversation recently with one of my Women Of Wisdom (#WOWFactor) who has been published in several compilation books and is now in the process of writing her own wonderful book about her particular area of passion and an area she has been working in for decades.

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Publishing Options. What’s Best For You?

For many people, writing the book is something they would really love to say they have achieved. To be able to say you are a published author is a remarkable experience. 

Writing the book, however, is just one part of the process of becoming a published author. There is a much bigger picture than many aspiring authors realise. 

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The Power of the Published Author

Or why small biz peeps should write a book?

Your presence on social media is a great representation of your brand. Your blog attracts and engages with new audiences. Your email list keeps you connected with fans and followers.

Each tool in your marketing toolkit has a job to do, but the one with the most power by far is your published book.

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WRITE to MARKET

Last year I wrote a blog about how to write a good nonfiction book using a formula I created using the word WRITE as an acronym. You can read about that here.

Once you have written your book, however, you have to market it.  There is no getting around this, so I created a marketing formula you can use that flows directly from the WRITE formula.

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Your book in the hands of an Influencer…

I wanted to share with you how one or our authors ended up having her book shared to a mailing list of more than 60K people, then to a Facebook page with a following of more than 230K, and then to an Instagram account with a following of more than 61K people.

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Your book in the media…

Congratulations to Disruptive Author, Paula Burgess, who was featured in The Redcliffe Guide this week. What a great article.

Paula is a wonderful advocate for people living with ADHD and it is wonderful to see her, and her book, Beyond the ADHD Label, in the spotlight and still relevant after more than 4 years of being in print.

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