January 8, 2014
4 PM PST 5 PM MST 6 PM CST 7 PM EST
Guest: Nina Amir
We are so pleased to have Nina Amir return as our guest! Nina has traveled the path of publishing from self-publishing to becoming a renowned author at Writer’s Digest books. She knows her stuff, and in this teleseminar she will guide us through the things you need to know about getting the right focus for your book and plan your trajectory from writer to author so you are successful.
The average book today sells only about 250 copies a year, 3,000 in its lifetime. Improve your odds of becoming a successful author by producing a business plan for your book before you write a word. As you do, you’ll develop an Author Attitude and learn how to evaluate your ideas and yourself through the same lens used by an acquisitions editor. You also develop a career plan to help you reach your destination: successful authorship.
Learn how to determine if your book is not only a great creative idea but also marketable product—a viable business venture—as you go through the Author Training Process. It’s the foundation for creating books that sell—to publishers and to readers! This evaluation tool helps you determine if your book is ready to go to market—to be shopped to agents, publishers or readers—and if you are ready to become an author.
This is NOT a session on how to write a book proposal (but you’ll learn a lot about it). This IS a session about how to use the parts of a book proposal as a process to train yourself to see both the creative and business aspects of writing and publishing a book and creating a business plan for a book. This session is appropriate for fiction writers and for nonfiction writers.
(Based on Nina Amir’s new book, The Author Training Manual, Writer’s Digest Books, Feb. 2014.)
- Learn how to discover if your book idea is marketable.
- Find out how to decide if you are cut out to write and market a successful book—if you are an attractive publishing partner or savvy indie publisher.
- Discover what publishers and readers want.
- Learn how to produce a successful book.
- Take the nine steps in the “proposal process.”
- See through an acquisitions editor’s eyes.
- Find out why you shouldn’t write your book as soon as you get the idea.
- Learn how to be the business partner a publisher seeks.
Nina Amir, the bestselling author of How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual, is a speaker, a blogger, and an author, book, and blog-to-book coach. Known as the Inspiration to Creation Coach, she helps creative people combine their passion and purpose so they move from idea to inspired action and positively and meaningfully impact the world as writers, bloggers, authorpreneurs, and blogpreneurs. Some of Nina’s clients have sold 300,000+ copies of their books, landed deals with major publishing houses and created thriving businesses around their books. She is the founder of National Nonfiction Writing Month, aka the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge, and the Nonfiction Writers’ University. As a hybrid author she has published 15 books and had as many as four books on the Amazon Top 100 list at the same time.
I am looking forward to the session.
Sounds interesting and worthwhile. I just self-published my first book on memoirs MEMOIRS OF MY BIPOLAR AQUARIAN SON, “Tough Love Sucks!” [currently in review status for minor change], and the most concerning part is including truisms that may affect others. One fears that certain readers [referenced in book] may not like being mentioned in a publicly available source, but author can’t tell her story without the inclusion of such names and incidences – and I didn’t feel replacing names with fictitious names would be true to a memoir [biography] writing.
I’m writing a memoir of sailing around the world and flashbacks of growing up on an English farm. Wonder if it should be in the memoir section or the ever popular sailing around the world section.
Sounds great! Won’t be able to view live, but would love to be able to access a recording.
The recording is now posted. Enjoy!
I am writing a memoir of how I healed after the murder of my son. I am open to all options to help me.
wanted to “attend” this but was not able to on the 8th. When are you doing it again?
Sorry that you couldn’t make it. The recording is now up if you would like to listen to it. The next call will be in February. Stay tuned for details in our newsletter.