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Writing and Publishing a Book – Step # 1

Step # 1 – Decide on a Title

Hi and welcome!

OK, the first step in creating what will be a very simple inspirational journal is to decide what to call it.

In this case, we’ve decided to go with “365 Days of Inspiration” – which also helps with the format of the book, being a journal for one year.

While this step seems simple enough (and in this case I’m cheating ~ a client has asked me to create a book with this name that they can give away as a free ebook), creating a dynamic, catchy title that people will want to buy is often a daunting, frustrating experience.

Here’s a simple book-title formula I love presented by Jeff Goins in his website goinswriter.com:

Number or Trigger word + Adjective + Keyword + Promise

Example: Take the subject “bathing elephants.” You could write an article entitled, “How to Bath an Elephant” or “Why I Love Bathing Elephants.”

Or you could apply this formula and make it: “18 Unbelievable Ways You Can Bathe an Elephant Indoors”

Another (more serious) example: Take a bold promise like “selling your house in a day.”

Apply the formula and you get: “How You Can Effortlessly Sell Your Home in Less than 24 Hours”.

Action Item:

Decide on a title – or at least a working title – for YOUR book!

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If you need more information or would like personal coaching, please feel free to contact me for a no-obligation consultation.

4 comments

    • admin says:

      Hi John – yes, a title can make or break the success of your book. The vast majority of people choose a book by 3 elements:

      1. Book Title
      2. Cover Appeal
      3. Synopsis on the Back Cover

      I’m sure you will come up with a sensational title for your book! We have a fabulous time during our coaching sessions where we brainstorm book titles…

  1. Margaret Westwood says:

    I’ve been thinking about writing my book for about 10 or more years and that’s all I’ve done, THINK about it. It’s about time I did something about it and I’ve started following your steps here. Thank you and I promise to send you a copy.

    • admin says:

      Congratulations, Margaret!!! You’ve taken the next step! I’m certain you can do it – and we are here to support you every step of the way…

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