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What's Missing in your Nearly Finished Book?
Judy Cullins c. 2005

Bookcoaching clients come to me at different stages of writing their books. The ones who start from ground zero with a coach and learn what goes into each chapter to make it more readable and sell better. The ones who have been writing a long time, a year or so even. They often leave the project because they ran out of gas--got stuck what to do next. They may think they can manifest their book dream now and make millions.

You want to build your reputation. You want to use your book to brand your business and attract new clients. If your book is almost ready and you think it's ready for a publisher or self-publishing, think again!

You may just need a line editor who can certainly use "grammar check" and put those commas where they belong. But, if you need to know if your book will sell well, you need to get feedback on a few parts of your book so far. A sample chapter, a table of contents, these are just the beginning of what you need to hit the top selling book charts. If you contact a professional bookcoach or consultant, she will notice if you answered your audience's major questions that led them to buy your book..

Ask yourself, “does my book benefit my audience in each chapter so they will finish it, finish the book and recommend it to others?”

Check List to Help you Know What's Missing in your Book

___Sizzling title because this is the #1 way to sell books
___Professional front cover because this #2 way to sell books
___My preferred audience who need and want this book
___Five-Ten benefits that will answer my audience's question, "Why should I buy your book?"
___The 30-60 Second Tell and Sell
___Branded chapter titles and beginnings that help sell
___Table of Contents that motivate the reader to read
___Your back cover Five Essentials that sell book
___Front matter that fits your book's style
___Back matter that includes a sales page and more
___What cover person is best for your book?
___What Print on Demand printing company is best for you?
___Where to find your targeted market so your book will sell well
___How to reach your targeted market the best way for you.
___Your Book Marketing plan before you leap
___Your best promotion, publicity and other techniques to sell books

This checklist can give you a real picture of how finished your book is. You can either choose to put a little more effort and money into it to get accepted by your audience or you can quit and chalk it up as another life experience.



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