Gauging Success for Your Nonfiction Book Idea
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Stop! Don’t go any further until you read a few books on writing and selling nonfiction such as Damn! Why Didn’t I Write That: How Ordinary People are Raking in $100,000 by Marc McCutcheon and Writing Nonfiction: Turning Thoughts into Books by Dan Poynter.
Your book has potential, but don’t plan to become rich or famous unless you consider reading the recommended books in the answers above and below.
It’s possible there’s a book signing deal in your future. Go for it! Consider reading Write the Perfect Book Proposal by Jeff Herman or Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write by Elizabeth Lyons.
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What is your book about?
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What are your goals for your book?
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Are there books on the market that compete with yours?
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Who is your book written for?
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What will you do once you’ve finished writing it?
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The length major publishers love: 240 pages
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How much will your book sell for?
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Who will buy your book?
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How will you promote your book?
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Where will you sell your book?
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How many copies will you sell?