What is successful publishing? Publishing that results in a book that actually gets released, bought and read by your target audience. Easy right?

  1. Know why you are publishing your book and what you want it to achieve with it, both for you and your business.
  2. Write a comprehensive book project plan so you can make and record of all your decisions so you stay on track to the end of the project.
  3. Do your market research, look at other titles, look at what others in your field are writing about and make sure you understand the mind-set of your target market or ideal reader.
  4. Choose a title that reflects your message and the problem or issue your readers want to solve.success key
  5. Choose a publishing format that will work for your book and your business: Kindle, PDF or Print.
  6. Plan your book before you begin to write: choose a structure that works for your content.
  7. Create a writing schedule you can keep to: it needs to be challenging so you stay engaged but not so challenging that you fall behind.
  8. Be prepared to get help: feedback, editing, proofreading, marketing, technical help.
  9. Understand the purpose and activity of revising and completing drafts to get your book right.
  10. Write sales copy and marketing materials that will not only launch your book but keep it selling for a long time to come.

Deborah Taylor
Deborah Taylor

Hi, I'm Deborah Taylor and I'm a publishing consultant and book-writing mentor. I work with established business owners who want to share their message by writing a book but are struggling to get started (or finished). I help them write, publish and launch a stand-out, attention-grabbing book that will raise their profile, reach more of their ideal clients and grow their business. I am a trained editor with over 15 years' publishing experience with major blue-chip UK publishing companies such as Hodder & Stoughton, BBC Books, Cassell and Pearson. I have produced books on every subject under the sun and with professinals and experts from a wide range of professions, from chefs and gardeners to life coaches and career consultants. I would love to help you write a book you love and that will raise your profile, attract new clients and bring you exciting new business opportunities.