A potential author wrote to me:
I believe good books exist for a reason. The primary reason is not about you but your readers.
You may want to make money, get fame, brand yourself, or become an expert in your field by writing and publishing a book. Fair Enough.
But most — if not all of us — write because we want to help someone solve something.
That one person.
The process of writing and publishing a book is tedious. It’s not rocket science but certainly cost you fair amount of time and money.
Unless you really like writing for no reason, you should care if anyone would be reading it.
(In that case, you probably don’t want to go through all the hassles in putting out a book. Just sign up a free account at Blogger.com and start blogging for free.)
Otherwise, I assume you do want people to read your book after you’ve gone through all the hard work. Period.
Even though you might think you have the greatest idea to share, the questions that come to your mind is probably this:
How do I know then?
Here is a simple “no-cost” test for your book idea before you invest in time and resources.
This process should give you enough confidence and ideas about your “coming soon” book.
Of course, the above test may work better for writing and publishing non-fiction books. If you’re planning to write a fiction book, you are not solving a problem but rather, you are satisfying a need for entertainment.
Use your imagination and add in your own twist to this test.
For example, you want to write a sci-fantasy book. Then find someone you know who is an avid reader and ask him questions like:
I bet he will have a lot more to tell you.
So you want to write an intelligent book?
What is the brilliant ideas that you have been wanting to share and help more people?
Tell me more in the comment below!
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