Here are several of the tips that I shared with people on how to get their book done in less time and with less effort. You can obtain the entire Write Your Book in 30 Days Home Study Course by selecting the PRODUCT tab on the website.
1. Post your book idea, target market and working title on the group wall at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=186446007900
2. Build a team. Create your own FB group to produce and market the book. Inform people of this new group with Twitter, FB status and invites. Our hashtag will be #bookin30. Learn more about Twitter at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o&feature=fvw
3. Get legal advice. Make sure your team members are clear about ownership of content and compensation.
4. Communicate with your group. Host a weekly conference call with your FB group to make assignments and keep them abreast of your activities. You can obtain a bridge line at freeconferencecall.com.
5. Pick a niche that people have an emotional commitment to paying you money to solve. Make a list of your ten ways to solve this problem. Each “way” could be a chapter in the book.
6. Commit to working on your book for at least 15 minutes a day. Select a book buddy from the group. The both of you will hold each other accountable to writing, editing or doing research daily. You could speak with your book buddy once a week and maybe send a quick email each day to share your progress.
7. Speak the book! Consider hosting a telephone seminar where you record your conversation with invited guests. The transcript from the calls could be your book.
8. Other Book Ideas – interview people, gather government data, solicit stories, use public domain material, review other books, re-package articles from other sources (articlecentral.com. articlecity.com)
9. Find vendors on elance.com, guru.com and freelancer.com. You may need a transcriber, editor, website designer, book cover designer, researcher and PR person. Members of your FB group could serve in this capacity
10. Learn from a book that is similar to the one that you intend to create.
11. Develop a chapter structure – Title, Quote, Concept, Definition, Facts, Story, Moral, Application, Exercise
12. Use the “Write A Book in 30 Days” FB group to share your insights and best practices with others who are on this journey.
13. Create a blog to offer a digital copy of the book for sale. Payloadz, E-junkie, EventBrite and RegNow are great options. Open an account with PayPal.com
14. Obtain a professional cover design. I like the graphics at MonsterCovers.com
15. Get quotes from on-demand printers – LuLu.com, VistaPrint.com, InstantPublishers.com or Mimeo.com – More resources will be on the official FB group.
16. Distribute a press release once the book is completed. Here are a list of top free press release submission websites – http://mashable.com/2007/10/20/press-releases/
17. Organize a launch party and make sure to invite me.