What's Your Book?: A Step-by-step Guide To Get You From Inspiration To Published Author by Brooke WarnerWhat's Your Book?: A Step-by-step Guide To Get You From Inspiration To Published Author by Brooke Warner

What's Your Book?: A Step-by-step Guide To Get You From Inspiration To Published Author

byBrooke Warner

Paperback | September 18, 2012

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What's Your Book?is an aspiring author's go-to guide for getting from idea to publication. Brooke Warner is a publishing expert with thirteen years' experience as an acquiring editor for major trade houses. In her book, she brings her unique understanding of book publishing (from the vantage point of coach, editor, and publisher) to each of the book's five chapters, which include understanding the art of becoming an author, getting over common hurdles, challenging counterproductive mindsets, building an author platform, and ultimately getting published. Brooke is known for her straightforward delivery, honest assessments, and compassionate touch with authors.What's Your Book?contains the inspiration and information every writer needs to publish their first or next book.
Brooke Warner is publisher of She Writes Press, president of Warner Coaching Inc., and author of What's Your Book? and How to Sell Your Memoir. Brooke's expertise is in traditional and new publishing, and she is an equal advocate for publishing with a traditional house and self-publishing. She sits on the board of the Independent Book ...
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Title:What's Your Book?: A Step-by-step Guide To Get You From Inspiration To Published AuthorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.8 inPublished:September 18, 2012Publisher:She Writes PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:193831400X

ISBN - 13:9781938314001

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction.

Why Do You Want to Write a Book?. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Chapter 1. The Art of Becoming an Author . . . . . . 9

Getting Intimate with Your Category,

Competition, and Audience

Chapter 2. Anyone Can Do It: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Getting Over the Six Most Common Hurdles

to Becoming a Published Author

Chapter 3. Challenging Your Mindset: . . . . . . . . . . 89

How Challenging What You Believe Will

Help You Accomplish Your Goals

Chapter 4. The Almighty Author Platform: . . . . 125

Understanding How and Why to Build

Your Platform So You Can Prevent Rejections

and Sell More Books

Chapter 5. Your Publishing Plan: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

A Strategic Road Map to Becoming

a Published Author

Resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223

About the Author. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231

Editorial Reviews

"Everyone needs a guide like Brooke in the rapidly changing publishing landscape. She's someone you can trust to help you navigate the confusing and complicated waters of traditional publishing versus self-publishing. Whether you want to build an online presence, shop a manuscript, or betterunderstand your publishing options-it's all here!" -M.J. Rose, international bestseller and founder of AuthorBuzz.com"What's Your Book? offers a full overview of today's dynamic publishing process for writers at any stage of their careers. Brooke's strong background in traditional as well as self-publishing helps her provide a wide range of useful information about guiding a book from idea to book tour." -Ted Weinstein, Ted Weinstein Literary Management"I believe Brooke's coaching insights and publishing expertise help aspiring writers become successful published authors. If you want to learn ways to thrive in the new world of publishing, read this book and follow Brooke's suggestions. She is the Real Deal." -Sara Connell, life coach and author of Bringing in Finn: An Extraordinary Surrogacy Story