The fastest way to get published is to write a “tips” book. These books range from dating tips to web design tips. But what is the best number of tips? According to Steve Harrison, co-founder of Reporter Connection, seven is the lucky number! Anything below or beyond this number may be too much or too little for readers.
People like to receive information quickly. Experts believe the attention span of people keeps declining each year. We’re used to sending instant messages through texting, IM, or emails. Although, some experts believe email is on the decline but that’s another blog. Most people don’t like to search for hours on the internet or read a monstrosity of a book. They want information that’s “down and dirty” and gets straight to the point.
If you’re unsure how to write or structure a “tips” book, find one you like and mimic it. Use it as a guideline to write your own book. Remember to construct an outline and table of contents. If you find it difficult to create these, you may want to reconsider your book idea. Perhaps you’re not passionate about it or it’s just not working.
Freelance writers won’t have a problem writing a “tips” book because they work with clients and give them advice and some are writing coaches. Use your expertise to write 7 Tips to a Successful Freelance Writing Career, 7 Tips to Writing Blogs, or 7 Tips to Writing Web Copy. You could sell these books on your website or give them away for free when people sign up for your newsletter. Not only is this a great marketing tool but it will get you published!
Stop struggling and write your book today! Brainstorm for ideas and choose the one that most resonates with you. Don’t stop writing until you finished because you can always go back to edit and proofread or hire someone to do this. Good luck!
Did you write a “tips” book? How many tips did you offer? Share.