5 excuses that will stop you from writing a book

Last week I attended The Best You Expo in London, and something one of the speakers said really resonated with me. This was the gist of it: “So many people put off doing what they want to do. There’s always an excuse… They’ll do it when they’ve achieved something else first. They’ll blame other people…

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What does a book mentor do?

On Wednesday 14 February, I’m going to tell you more about what I love to do! At 1pm GMT, please join me and my colleague Sheryl Andrews for the first Ask the Book Mentor webinar of the year. You can ask us any question you like about planning, writing, publishing or marketing a business building book.…

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How to write a book that sells

It’s not enough to write your book, put it on Amazon and hope that someone is going to buy it. Although you can turn your knowledge, wisdom and even your story into a book, it needs a great outline, a great structure, a great hook and ultimately a great idea to become a book that…

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Why writing your book won’t happen

We recently introduced Make It Happen days. The idea is that you schedule a whole day to focus on your book. Not only do you make the commitment to writing your book, you get us by your side to help you if you get stuck and give you coaching and mentoring to allow you to…

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6 ways to fund your book (before you’ve finished and published it!)

If you’re employing a book mentor or coach, sourcing an editor, using an illustrator, engaging a designer, or going down the partnership or self-publishing route to get your book out there, you’re going to need to fund your book. In my recent blogs I’ve mentioned the importance of getting support in the areas where you…

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How Can I Publish My Book?

How Can I Publish My Book

I was recently asked: How can I publish my book? These days it’s easier than ever to publish a book. Whereas in the past you had to get an agent or send your proposal and a few chapters to a traditional publisher – hoping to avoid the slush pile – things have definitely changed in the…

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My TEDx Talk Journey

On the eve of my 40th birthday, I wrote a list of 10 things that I wanted to achieve in 10 years. The top thing on my list was doing a TEDx Talk. Last month, my wish came true. I was invited to put together a proposal for a new TEDx event in Chichester. Within a week I was…

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How to Save Time and Money on Book Editing

How to Save Time and Money on Book Editing

In our recent survey, I was asked: How can I save time and money on book editing? In my view, book editing is essential to a book’s success. There’s nothing worse than opening a book and seeing typos, inconsistencies and grammar mistakes, and it would stop me from wanting to read on. Are you the same?…

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Karen is a fantastic Book Mentor

“I mean it when I say, that I think Karen is a fantastic book mentor.  Prior to working with her, I thought I’d written my book, but it was actually a jumble of stories. One of the first things that Karen helped me do was to untangle all of my ideas and turn them into…

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