Dharma Talks MP3 – 5 Content-producers to Help in Writing the Book

<P>Ready to write your non-fiction book, but you don’t have tons of time to spend gathering content for your book? Relax. I’m here to help you become a book author in 30 days or less. I’ll give you 5 ways to amass content, without spending a lot of time, without doing a lot of writing either. I’ve also included sample titles I’ve written for each method.</P><P>(1) Change the Expertise Level: Use your own previously-created book or a competitor’s book as a model, but change the level of expertise. Create a version at a more basic level. Or, develop a book that’s for more experienced users. Position yourself as the expert’s expert with your book by targeting an audience with a high level of expertise.</P><P>Adapt one of these titles for your book:<BR />Pick the Brains of the Copywriter’s Copywriter<BR />How the Experts Create Top-Quality New Thingy-Doos<BR />The Experienced Marketer’s Guide to Mobile Technology<BR />The Basics of Using Spreadsheets to Make More Money<BR />Don’t Let Dharma Talks MP3 Players Scare You: Tips for New Users<BR />Profit from the Wisdom of Social Bookmarking Experts</P><P>(2) Transform a non-print series into a book: Gather the non-print materials you send out to clients, prospects, customers, others in your industry (e.g., CDs, DVDs, audiocassettes, videocassettes). Use the ideas in these materials to help you develop your book.</P><P>Transcribe these non-print materials into printed text (in your computer). Combine the content to write a book, adding transitions and comments. Revise your book to improve the flow, remove duplications, achieve consistency, etc.</P><P>Then, modify one of these sample titles for your own book:<BR />7 Supermarket Success Stories: Before and After<BR />How to Put Together Customized Computer Systems FAST (with DVD)<BR />The New Consultant’s Kit. All the Forms You’ll Ever Need, Included on CD<BR />ABC Software Upgrade Installation Guide: All Patches from 2000-2009<BR />A-Z of Social Media Marketing for Creating an Online Fortune<BR />Collected Highlights from SMM Newsletter Quarterly Bulletins</P><P>(3) Interview successes: Interview successful people in your field, located from industry publications, association membership lists. Learn more about them. Read the articles they’ve written. Visit their websites. Participate in their workshops. Write a book based on the success principles from the interviews.</P><P>Try one of these titles mentioning a success focus:<BR />Profiles of 23 Shipping Industry Leaders<BR />11 Principles for Success as a Physician’s Assistant<BR />Solo Practitioner’s Guide to What Top Doctors Do<BR />Success Stories of the Rich and Famous…in Their Own Words<BR />What Competitors WON’T Let You Know About the Plumbing Business<BR />Best Practices from Storage Facility Multimillionaires</P><P>(4) Accumulate quotations on a theme: Create a book of quotations on a theme or topic. Start collecting quotations, or solicit quotations from others. Compile them into a book.</P><P>Change these sample titles emphasizing quotations into a winner for your book:<BR />Comprehensive Collection of Quotations from andrew reynolds Author<BR />Quotations on Writing: 1000 Famous Last Words<BR />Quotations on Writing: Best-Selling Authors Talk About Writer’s Block<BR />Quotations on Writing: Why All-Time Favorite Authors Keep Writing<BR />Quotations on Writing: Words of Wisdom from Prize-Winning Women Writers<BR />Quotations on the Joy of Writing: Advice for Wanna-Be Writers</P><P>(5) Solve an industry problem Choose a topic you’ve read about in an industry publication. Decide how you can solve the problem your target market is complaining about, a need they have&#8212;if there’s enough information for a book.</P><P>Tweak one of these titles about solving a problem:<BR />Are Your Prepared to Compete with China?<BR />Don’t Get No Respect? How to Build Credibility&am