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Saturday, November 14, 2015

The 3 Biggest Mistakes That Prevent People From Finishing Their Book

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Brian Tracy, Guest Author

Are one of these mistakes holding you back from writing your book?

I want you to have all the confidence in the world so that you can write your book and become a bestselling author.

A&S-FinishBook1The truth is that many people want to write a book, but they are held back by self-doubt and the fear that they won’t be successful. Fortunately, there are many steps that you can take to ensure that you are successful. I want to show you a system that can help ensure this success.

Here are just a few things that becoming a published author can do for you:

• Establish you as an expert in your field
• Pave the way for other products and services you could offer to your clients
• Provide you with a lifetime of income
• Give you great conversation material at parties and gatherings
• Give you the confidence to begin new journeys

My good friend Mike Koenigs has helped thousands of people publish books for years. He is a seven-time #1 Bestselling Author, “2009 Marketer of the Year” winner, serial entrepreneur, filmmaker, speaker, and patented inventor. Mike Koenigs is the CEO, and Founder of “You.Everywhere.Now.” and creator of “Publish and Profit.” Mike’s products and services have simplified and automated marketing for over 35,000 small businesses, authors, experts, speakers, coaches, and consultants in more than 60 countries.

When I think of business and sales success I think of Mike. I would recommend him to anyone looking to publish a book in order to elevate themselves and their business.

I’ve invited Mike to post on my blog because he truly believes anyone can publish a book, just as I do. He is giving away copies of his book Publish and Profit for FREE and wants to help you become a bestselling author.

THE 3 BIGGEST MISTAKES THAT PREVENT PEOPLE FROM FINISHING THEIR BOOK- BY MIKE KOENIGS

According to an article published in the New York Times, 81% of the United States population wants to write a book someday, or think they have a book inside them.

Don’t you?

According to a recent article in Forbes magazine, 600,000 to 1,000,000 books are published every year in the United States alone. Most of them sell fewer than 250 copies in total while others go on to sell millions.

Why?

THE 3 FATAL MISTAKES

After working with so many people, we’ve found that most failed authors make three fatal mistakes that prevent them from either starting or finishing their book.

And for the ones that do actually finish, here are the reasons why they aren’t successful at marketing, promotion, sales or getting results.

MISTAKE #1: ERNEST HEMINGWAY EXCUSE

The first mistake is the “Ernest Hemingway Excuse.”1

That’s thinking you have to be a writer in order to be an author. Nothing could be further from the truth.

One of my favorite success stories is 9-year-old Abbey Richter, who wrote four bestselling books in only three months about rescue pets. She was featured in American Girl magazine and has been asked to speak at events and sign autographs.

Another is Andy Falco, a former K9 cop who left service after being injured on the job. He came to us on the verge of bankruptcy and foreclosure. He recently closed a $349,000 deal with the country of Bahrain… all because of a book!

They were not writers, but they both wrote bestselling books…

A&S-FinishBookI “wrote” my first book by talking into my iPhone.

MISTAKE #2: ALBERT EINSTEIN ASSUMPTION

Mistake number two is something we call the “Albert Einstein Assumption.”

That’s thinking you actually have to be an expert or even smart in order to be an author of a book. I barely graduated high school and never went to college.

Many of our clients and customers who are successful, profitable authors didn’t start out feeling confident or prepared either.

But they took a chance… and took action using a proven system…

Now, their books are giving them the influence, income, authority, community, and autonomy they deserve.

Don’t you want the same thing?

MISTAKE #3: WARREN BUFFETT BS

Mistake number three is conveniently named after the third wealthiest person in the world…

It’s called “Warren Buffett BS.”

That’s believing and thinking that you have to be rich or famous in order to be a successful published author.

It’s just not true – none of our published students began with a silver spoon in their mouth. Neither did I.

But they did have a system – a proven, tested, and refined five-step formula that will allow you to write, publish, and profit from your books, even if you’re not a writer. And even though you don’t have to start out being famous, a book is one of the very best ways to become famous… especially on your topic.

If you want to learn more about my Publish and Profit book writing system please click the button below to get a copy of my bestselling book for free. I’ve helped many people become bestselling authors and I’d love to build a relationship with you.

BrianTracyCopyright 2015 by Brian Tracy & Mike Koenigs. Brian Tracy is a self-help author of more than 60 books, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, business coach, and keynote speaker. Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations.

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Monday, December 31, 2012

How to Write a Book: 4 Proven Steps to Writing a Book That Sells

Filed under: Author Tips,Guest Author Articles — Larry James @ 8:30 am
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Brian Tracy, Guest Author

A recent study by USA Today found that a huge majority of people have dreamed of writing a book. If you’re among them, I’ve got great news: you can make 2013 the year you finally do it. You don’t have to navigate the mysterious waters of the writing and publishing world alone. I’ve written and had published more than 50 best-selling books – so I know a thing or two about the process – from idea conception and writing to publication and marketing. In this article, I share my proven 4-step process for writing a book that sells.

writing-a-bookThere are more than 2,000,000 books published each year and yours can be one of them. You have the ability, right now, to write and publish a book on a subject that is important to you. Like riding a bicycle, learning how to write a book is a skill that you can master with practice and repetition. According to USA Today, 82% of adults dream of writing a book someday, either to express a heart-felt concern about a subject, or to earn a living, and even become successful. The key to writing a book is to “Just Write!” Writing is one thing that you cannot get worse at by doing it.

I did not graduate from high school, and I failed high school English. I fantasized about writing a book for many years before I decided to “Just write!” In 1981, I began giving talks and seminars to ever large groups. To speak effectively, I had to do hundreds of hours of research, and read hundreds of books over the years. To keep current, I read dozens of magazines and thousands of articles. I’d read many of them several times.

After I continuously learned how to write a book, I realized I had a powerful writing process to publish successful books: Start with a strong chapter that gives a lot of value and benefits to the reader, develop the subject throughout the books, and end with a strong chapter that summarizes and emphasizes the main points. It is a simple formula, but it works, over and over.

Today, I write four or five books each year and am published by seven different publishers in the U.S., as well as dozens of publishers in 38 languages and 58 countries. I have sold millions of books on a wide variety of subjects. In this article, I want to share with you four of my most effective techniques for writing and planning a book:

Find Your Passion

Start with a message, idea, or story that you really want to share with other people. This must be something for which you have a passion, something that you believe in. One of the best definitions of a writer is: “A person who cannot not write.” An easy way to start your flow of ideas is to ask yourself what you have a passion for. What knowledge, expertise or believe do you have that could benefit the lives of others? By asking yourself these questions before you start the actual writing process, you can trigger a great idea that can help you single out a subject.

Be an Expert

You must be an expert on your subject and know ten words for every word you write, or the reader will know that you are talking off the top of your head. For instance, if you want to write on success, you must already be successful. If you write on money, you must already be rich. If you write on relationships, you must be happily married. Think about an area, subject or topic that you have experiences in that make you an authority on a subject.

writingbookHow to Write a Book People Will Buy

Exactly who are you writing this book for and why will your book appeal to them? When you write a book proposal, you will be asked to describe the type of person who will buy the book, and the number of those people that exist in the current market. Make sure that your market is large enough. I only write books that I feel have at least one million potential book buyers.

Expand Your Knowledge

Continuously expand your knowledge on the subject you are writing about. Find a book, buy, read and learn everything you can about other authors, books or articles dealing with the same subject. This will help you tremendously during the writing process.

Make sure that your material is different and better than other people writing in your field in at least three ways. When you are doing your research, gather all the information that you will need to write your book so you can organize it into a logical structure before you begin writing.

If you want to make 2013 the year you finally finish your book, you may want to join Brian Tracy for his FREE webinar titled, How to Write a Book and Become a Published Author here: http://discover.briantracy.com/aff_c?offer_id=14&aff_id=694

BrianTracyCopyright 2012 by Brian Tracy. Brian Tracy is a self-help author of 54 books, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, business coach, and keynote speaker. Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations.

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