Examples of how to begin your life story, from the autobiographies of John Denver, Nelson Mandela, Ronald Reagan, and American sniper Chris Kyle.
If you’re self-publishing your book, you may run into the digital versus offset printing question. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of each.
If you’re DIY self-publishing, you’ll be dealing directly with a printer. Printers have their own terminology, so you’ll need to understand short run, POD, print broker, web offset, and other terms. Here’s a discussion of 10 printing terms, plus a link to a list of printers who print books.
Learn six bestselling techniques of beginning a memoir, including “make them wonder,” “make them smile,” “make them relate,” and “make they sympathize.” Includes examples of each of the six techniques, taken from popular books.
Do you want to write about your life, but are not sure whether you have a story to tell? Here are 25 different ideas for memoirs, 25 ways of thinking about your life and organizing your thoughts into a great book.
A memoir is a carefully selected “slice” of your life, revolving around a situation, experience, or interaction with others that raised powerful emotions or triggered insights. Keep reading to learn more.
The way ghostwriting works depends on you. You may be the “you do it type” who wants the ghostwriter to do it all, the “I’ll finish it when you’re done type,” or one of three other types. Learning what type you are will make the ghostwriting process much smoother.
The end of the writing is just the beginning of your work. Odds are excellent that you’ll go through several drafts before getting it right. Here’s some advice to apply the moment you think you’re finished.
A look at the price range charged by professional ghostwriters to write a book – and why they charge what they do.
Many people use the terms “autobiography” and “memoir” interchangeably, but there is a major difference between the two. A look at the two ways of writing your life story, and a discussion of which is best for you.
There are many reasons why someone would want to write a book, and the “why” helps determine how you shape and write it – as well as what you do with it once it’s complete. Check out this list of “whys” to help you home in on your motivation, which is the first step to writing a great book.
You need PR to sell your book, but hiring someone to handle it for you can be expensive. Here are some tips for getting free PR.
It’s just one of endless clauses buried in a book publishing contract, but it can cost you a lot of money if you’re careful. Learn more about the clause with claws.