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The Wealthy Author [Paperback]

Joe Gregory , Debbie Jenkins
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Book Description

1 Sep 2009
Essential Tools, Tips, Checklists & Tests To Help You Make A Fulltime Income As A Non-Fiction Author The publishing game is changing. The playing field has been flattened. There has never been a better time to be a non-fiction author ... if you know the new rules! Renegade publishers, Debbie Jenkins and Joe Gregory, share their hard-won experience to show you exactly how to make a fast and impressive income as a non-fiction author in 6 easy-to-follow steps. This book obliterates the out-dated 'truths' of the publishing business and shows you what it really takes to succeed in the new publishing economy. Whether you're a budding author looking for your first break or a published author wanting to take your sales, profile and income to the next level - you'll love what you're going to learn when you read this book. Inside You Will Learn How To... 1. Come Up With Winning Book Ideas 2. Find A Market Eager for Your Book 3. Write Your Book Quickly & Easily 4. Get Your Book Published 5. Sell Loads of Books & Raise Your Profile 6. Turn One Book Into A Lifetime Income

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  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Publishing Academy (1 Sep 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905430698
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905430697
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 15 x 22.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 627,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Wealthy Author is NOT for people who...

  • Think a book should just do well because it's `good' and marketing is no task for a `proper' author
  • Expect somebody else (publisher, publicist, bookshops) to do all the work to promote their book
  • Just saw the `wealthy' bit of the title and think making money as an author is going to be easy
  • Want yet more theory but are not willing to follow this up with action

The Wealthy Author is for you if...

  • You are serious about writing a non-fiction book and want to get it right first time
  • You have a book in print (self published or with a mainstream) but sales are disappointing
  • You believe that the success of your book is down to the actions you take, not the wishes you make
  • You are a 'successful' author but are frustrated you still need the day job to survive

From the Inside Flap

Have you always wanted to be an author but don't know where to begin? Do you have a brilliant book idea or finished manuscript but don't know how to get it published? Have you considered paying to get published - even though the idea appalls you? Are you a published author but still need "the day job" to make ends meet? Do you wish you could make a full time living from writing and selling books? Are you seriously thinking about self-publishing and keeping the profit for yourself? Did you pay a small fortune to a vanity publisher and are wondering how you're ever going to make your investment back? Has the promotion of your book been left all up to you even though you're not a "marketing" person? Do you want more control, more of the profit and more success from your books? Are you already a savvy author with a good income from your writing - but want to go to the next level? Would you like to leverage your position as an AUTHOR-ity to massively increase your income for the long term?

If you said yest to any of these questions The Wealthy Author is for you.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I think it is going to be useful 17 Dec 2009
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I enjoyed this book, and I think it's going to be useful. It pulls a lot of information into one place, and organises it. It proposes quite a radical shift in an author's mindset from "I write, publisher sells" to "I write, and I think who and what I am writing for and why they'll buy it." The marketing is more important as the writing.

The model of publishing in this book is very much possible because of the internet and the ability to turn easily stored and transmitted digital files into presentable hard copy on an as needed basis, without needing to carry large stock, or take up bookcase shelf in a shop. The demise of a large bookstore chain in UK recently shows some of the problems of shop based, high staff, high stock businesses.

Publ;ishing will change and savvy future authors will be examining their options, which may or may not need large publishing houses. This book gives several useful ideas for authors and is worth reading.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Bible !!! 8 Dec 2009
I am currently writing my 1st non-fiction book.
The Wealthy Author is my BIBLE - it covers the entire process, book title, archetype, cover, forewords, how to write the book simply and easy and then lots of info on how to get the book into print and out to market.

Absolutely awesome, brilliant - if you're writing non-fiction then you're missing a trick without this book...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An invaluable guide for authors-to-be 7 Dec 2009
As an author myself, I know the value of great advice, and there's nothing better than this guide, which takes you step-by-step through the process of writing and publishing a book.

Joe and Debs really know their stuff, having helped many experts become authors, and I can't recommend this book highly enough. If you have ever thought of writing a book (and I know you have), this will help to make your dream a reality, so buy it now!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read it - then ACT ON IT! 3 Dec 2009
When I first had my own book published, I was so naive that I thought it would simply sell itself - after all, I wrote a book to help fellow Brit's move to Australia successfully - and tens of thousands do it every year... pretty big market, I thought!

But very soon the reality of not knowing how to market my book kicked in. I researched like mad and gathered information on the internet on how to get great exposure; I was featured in numerous newspapers and magazines yet still the sales were slow.

Then along came 'The Wealthy Author' and the more I read, the more it felt like this book had been written specifically with 'me' in mind!

The strategies and techniques are laid out on a platter for any non-fiction author. It's written by a duo who have expert knowledge with all aspects of writing, publishing and marketing books - and they are eager to share all they know to help others reach their goals.

I found this book has now catapulted me forward and highly recommend any author to read it - and ACT ON IT!

Well done Debs and Joe, and thank-you... heaps

Vicky Gray author of Didgeridoos and Didgeridon'ts: A Brit's Guide to Moving Your Life Down Under
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Guide 22 Oct 2009
What a brilliant, comprehensive, easy to read and apply book!

The Wealthy Author is designed so that you can read the book from one cover to the other, or dip into the book according to where you are in your own journey as a writer. Whether you are still looking for ideas to write about or whether you have been published but find that your book isn't selling, this book is for the complete novice as well as the experienced writer.

The book covers the whole spectrum of an author's journey, from how to generate ideas, to testing the market with your idea, to determining your book's position in the market, to how to write, market and sell your book.

The book points out typical mistakes that both the novice and the experienced author often make. Joe and Debbie show you how not to make those mistakes to begin with but also show you what to do what if you have already made those mistakes. I wished I'd read this book before I started writing my book - it would have saved me a lot of time, money and frustration!

The book contains lots of practical exercises, self-tests and checklists for each step of the author's journey to help you know whether you are on track and also so you know what to do if you aren't on track.

Once you've read this book you will know exactly what the structure of your book should look like, you will learn about the 9 Rules for typesetting your book and the 10 Golden Rules for creating killer front and back covers for your book. You will know whether you want to go to a mainstream publisher or self publish. You will understand what tasks you should outsource and what to be looking for in the people you hire.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
My first book has already been published so I wasn't sure how much I would learn from this book, but having read it the answer is "loads"! Joe and Debs share their secrets for success and, even if you are already published, this book really makes you think about how you can increase sales. They have both been there, done it and no doubt wear their T-shirts with pride, as they have moved the art of publishing into the 21st century. If you are thinking of writing a non-fiction book, this should be your bible.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative
This book is fairly directive in telling you how to make the most money you can from writing non fiction. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Ms. E. O'brien
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
A bible for authors. Covers the subject. Gives insights. Users direct honest approach. They also live what they preach. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Viktar Zaitsau
4.0 out of 5 stars essential reading for the potential self-publisher.
This book, in tandem with Aaron Shepherd's 'POD for profit' gave me all the information I needed about the publishing business and selling self-published books. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't be an author, be a smart wealthy author
I came across this book just as I finished writing my own book - had I found this earlier I could have saved myself
immeasurable time and effort. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Barry Duddy
5.0 out of 5 stars Red hot information which does what it says on the tin
How I wish I had read this book before writing
my first book. Combining all their book writing/
publishing, marketing and coaching expertise,
the authors provide an... Read more
Published on 23 Feb 2012 by Sharon Eden
5.0 out of 5 stars My own little bible
Fantastic book. I have wanted to write a book for so long but for one thing and another I have always put it off. Read more
Published on 17 Feb 2012 by Tracey Morewood
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Framework for Authors
The writers have done a good job here in writing a book for authors who are interested in writing for cold hard cash rather than as purely an exercise in creativity or because... Read more
Published on 27 Dec 2011 by Nick Pendrell
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I love this book. It is crammed full of useful ideas and advice that is essential for the modern non-fiction author. Read more
Published on 11 Nov 2011 by Ed P.
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality, worse content
As someone more used to fiction writing, I bought this book more specifically for the non-fiction market, to aid me in my pitch to agents. Read more
Published on 13 Oct 2010 by Sean Matthews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
As a man harbouring aspirations of becoming a successful author I can say this book is brilliant. Every aspect of writing and selling a book is covered: from some amazing... Read more
Published on 24 Sep 2010 by Andrew Carruth
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