Wednesday, 22 March 2017

How to Have a Great Idea For a Book

Goodbye Writers' Block
To make money you need to have something to sell.

And as writers, what we sell are our words, usually in the form of a book.

Books are our products that we sell.

But what do you do if you want to write a book but have no idea what to write about?

First, identify your expertise:

~ What do you enjoy researching?

~ What do you enjoy writing?

~ What do you know a lot about?

Next ask; who is your audience?

It’s no good writing a book if no one wants to read it. So picture in your mind the type of person who would enjoy reading your book.

Amazon is a great place to use for inspiration and ideas.

You can look at which books are most popular and you can see readers comments.

With Amazon’s “Search Inside” feature, you can get a really good idea of a book’s contents and the style of writing.

And in the reviews you can find out what people liked and didn’t like as well as what they would have preferred the book contained.

Once you know what to write about, you need to make sure that all your blog posts and emails that you write also serve your audience.

Don’t write only for yourself. Always let your audience know how they can benefit from what you’re telling them.

Then write lots of books and promote them heavily online.

Just always remember that before you write any book, you need a “hungry” market waiting to buy it, so know your audience and always write for them.

And if you want to know how to find hundreds of ideas for writing books, read:

Goodbye Writer's Block: How To Be A Creative Genius And Have An Abundance Of Ideas Plus The Inspiration And Motivation To Write

Monday, 20 March 2017

Paperback Publishing With Kindle

“Book Library” by digitalart
A few weeks ago I wrote an article about how I’m now publishing some of my books in paperback with CreateSpace, which is owned by Amazon.

And last week I received an email from KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) on Amazon, where I publish my ebooks, telling me that KDP now publishes print books too.

This makes it possible to offer a print and an ebook version of your books from one account.

And on KDP you receive 60% royalties from all print sales, minus the cost of printing.

So the question is, am I disappointed that after setting up my books with CreateSpace, it’s now possible to do it through one account for print and ebooks?

No. Not at all.

At the moment the print option with KDP is still in Beta stage so not all the services I receive from CreateSpace are available.

For example, publishing print books through a KDP account doesn’t provide an option for  receiving physical proofs, author copies or expanded distribution.

So for now I’m happy to leave my print books with CreateSpace and I’ll probably migrate them across to my KDP account once the services are improved.

But if you only have your books available as Kindle ebooks, now is a great time to offer a print version as well through the Kindle POD option of publishing, which is also free to set up .

You can find out more and set up your own free Amazon publisher account at

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Crucial Writing Advice

“Hands Tearing Apart A Banknote” by Sira Anamwong
Lately I’ve received a few emails from people giving me their opinion on my blog posts.

But let me get one thing straight first -

My advice about how to earn money from your writing (which is what ALL my posts are about) are only aimed at one group of people - those who are serious about wanting to earn money from their writing AND who aren’t afraid to do the necessary work.

Yet the emails I’ve been receiving are from people who don’t actually want to write.

Instead it seems they only want to read about making money from writing and that somehow money will magically appear in their bank accounts.

They say they don’t have time to write.

Don't have the skills.

Don’t know how to start.

Don’t know how to keep going.

Or they’re just too busy doing other more important things.

So let’s get a few things right about this subject.

Earning money from writing means:

  • Writing every day.

  • Publishing/submitting everything you write.

  • Actually wanting to write.

  • Buying any books/resources necessary to help you.

All the advice I give is crucial if you want to be a money-earning writer.

So don’t let this fall of deaf ears.

You must be reading this because you want to earn money from your writing.

So do yourself a favour and write and publish/submit something today.

Then think about what you’ll write, publish/submit tomorrow.

Once you make a determined start it’s easy to keep going.

Make today the day you stop wasting time and start writing more.

Do You Have What It Takes To Do The 12 Month Writing Challenge?

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Script Writing and Pitching Movie Ideas

There is no doubt about it. Production companies are screaming out for new movie ideas.

Just a quick Google search will show you how desperate they're becoming.

So if you have a brilliant idea for a movie script, this would be a great time to write it and start pitching it.

And if you're unsure how to do it, there is a plethora of information online all about screenwriting plus screenwriting software that you can try out for free.

But if you don't want to download software, you can also find plenty of free information about how to format a script plus websites where you can download movie scripts for free to see how the professionals do it.

And don't worry if you have a great idea for a movie but you don't want to write the script yourself.

You can pitch your movie idea to Hollywood production companies.

You can also pitch an idea for a TV show or a reality TV show directly to the TV network companies too.

And to make it even easier, I've put all this information together for you free-gratis-and-for-nothing.

You can find all this and more at my newly updated Script Writing and Idea Pitching pages at:

Script Writing

How And Where To Pitch A Movie Idea

How And Where To Pitch An Idea For A TV Show

How And Where To Pitch An Idea For A Reality TV Show're welcome. :)