Write Your Book in a Flash: The Paint-by-Numbers System to Write the Book of Your Dreams—FAST!

Dave Betts

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  • Here’s an overview of the book-writing process. Start taking notes, and see how these steps fit into writing your book in a flash. We’ll do several exercises to create your masterpiece quickly. -        Get focused. Write an executive summary, which is a short 400-word description of the book. Identify your ideal readers, and describe their main pr...
  • Nonfiction books can have any number of pages. E-books can be a few pages long or as long as a traditional book. Nonfiction books tend to be about 50,000 words. How-to books and self-help books run about 40,000 to 50,000 words. Business books can be even shorter—for instance, Who Moved My Cheese? has only 96 pages and fewer than 30,000 words.
  • Remember, no one cares how many words your book contains. They care about reading the right content. However, I do have one rule that you can’t break: a printed book should contain at least 100–125 pages, so your name and title will fit on the spine.
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