HOW TO CREATE HIGH-QUALITY BOOK CONTENT

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Providing your followers with quality content is a major method of staying relevant as an Author. Always delivering quality contents increases your chances of being a best seller in your genre. It can help you gain authority in writing and the only thing that differentiates you from others is originality. Inventiveness or originality is the essential key you need on your mission of creating high-quality book content. 

Perhaps, you are wondering; "is she discussing the chapter by chapter guide or table of content?" No, I am talking about the subjects, points or story canvassed in your book. It doesn't make a difference in the genre you belong to, your readers are more enthusiastic for what uncommon thing your book has. In this post, you will figure out how to make quality contents as a book author.



WHAT IS YOUR "WHY"?


The first and critical part of creating quality content is finding your WHY? No matter the project you intend to start, this inquiry must be addressed first. It is the key you need to start your engine for productivity? With a working engine, you are certain to have efficiency. On the off chance that the motor/engine to a machine is dead or does not have the correct key, production becomes troublesome. It is important to begin your composition Journey with a WHY?


Why are you writing a book? 

What are the problems you want to solve with your book?

What is inspiring you to write a book? 

Why have you chosen to write on a certain topic?

Your “WHY” can go on and on and on depending on what your drive is. 

It is important to adequately give an answer to your WHY? Knowing your "WHY" will help you when you begin the construction of your book. It will give you a concentration as you already know your objective. 

Then again, your "WHY" has a method of making your content unique. This is on the grounds that your "WHY" can persuade individuals to hear you out, gain from you, and value your work.

Depending on the genre you are writing on,  your "WHY" is capable of creating emotions within your book that will further make individuals appreciate it some more. For example; Mr Shewu a tycoon chooses to compose a book on the best way to begin from zero to a hero. His reason is to enable individuals to create a business that will give them the wealth and flexibility they need. His story spots light on his humble upbringing and how he said no to poverty. Individuals will effortlessly buy with this book since they can relate with his "WHY". 

At times your "WHY" can end up to be your selling point. For example, Mr Tony composes a book on the best way to be a smash hit writer. His "WHY" is the way that he has composed and distributed 20 top of the line books and all his book still keeps up their position on the top-rated rundown. 

This reason is equipped for persuading individuals who need this data to pick Mr Tony's book. If I had the option to pick among a list of books, I will pick Mr.Tony's book because is why shows his experience and proof that he can help me be a best-selling Author. 


Your reasons behind starting any project will prop you up when it seems like every other factor are attempting to stop you. 

It will guide you from the start to finish. Without a purpose behind doing what you do, you will end up defenceless against diversion and debilitation that are aimed at stopping you.

When you recognize what your reasons are, focus on it with the aim of making your “WHY” reflect through your work. 


There are diverse reasons why one may choose to compose a book. It might be that you want to be viewed as an expert in your speciality. Possibly to get additional following via web-based networking media. Probably to make some profit, to demonstrate your creative writing or to share your experiences. 

Whatever your reasons are; try not to be embarrassed by the "WHY" behind compositing a book. 

I call this stage establishing your framework.


IDENTIFY WHAT YOU HAVE


With the necessary questions tackled; how about we begin this development. Oh no! We don't have the material set up. This implies that we have some planning to do. 

Keep in mind that the way to make quality content is inventiveness. The second thing I prescribe you amid is to create a mental picture of what you need your book to be like. This implies that you need to give a profound idea to the subject or topic you intend to expound on. 

At whatever point you begin making a psychological picture of what you need your book to resemble, always track the things in your mind by taking notes. This is because if proper documentation is not made, ideas or points can be forgotten.

The most ideal approach to abstain from forgetting your ideas or points is to keep records, and I've found taking voice note and writing very useful. However, writing at this point is not my thing. In most cases, I have found myself forgetting what I intend to write. This kind of gets me pissed because I want the construction the same way it was in my head. This is why I record with my phone which reduces the chances of losing any information. This is what works for me, find what works for you.  Inability to keep records of your ideas can be likened to you building a mansion on the cloud.


DO YOUR RESEARCH

In the planning process of publishing a book; it is important to buy and read books by other writers. This is a great method for improving your piece. As a self-publishing coach, I've constantly emphasized on the significance of buying and reading other individuals' book; this way you can discover what your competitors are doing. What people feel about their work. Is it flawless, alright or epic? 

This isn't to take other individuals' work, yet it is to gain from their experience and avoid their mistakes. Most particularly to update your knowledge on certain things; to learn of the viewpoint of others. To get inspired and to help you prepare ahead of time. 


During the publishing process of my first book; I spent a lot of time searching for comparable books. I read books and articles from other individuals. I went for courses all with the aim to improve myself.  

With an updated knowledge of the subject topic, I had the capacity to develop a better book. I got input from my mentor which further aided in improving my book. 

Doing appropriate research will enable you to test what works and what does not. You can gain better value by looking on the web, taking courses, making inquiries and joining significant groups on social media.

PREPARE YOUR CONTENT CALENDAR

 After two years of blogging, I began utilizing a content calendar this year. Truthfully, it has helped me beyond my imagination. It has helped me concentrate on things I need in creating a perfect post, and above all, it helps me to maintain my focus. 

It's anything but a convoluted activity as it is for your own utilization. It isn't one of those content calendars which you need to share, particularly on the off chance that you don't have a writing team. 


With a content calendar, you can begin constructing the chapters of your book. You can more readily sort out when and where you need some specific data to show up. 

Let’s consider this part to be the building of your book. Interestingly, you can generally change things on your content calendar on the off chance that you need to. 

When you have the majority of this setup done, I will recommend you begin assembling the parts. The preparation done before will make composing and developing your book less demanding. I will say you go with the flow while developing your ideas. New Ideas might come in as the building process is taking place simply continue taking note of them.

After I completed my first book, I felt like I have made a major accomplishment. Indeed, it is an accomplishment however, it is the beginning of hard work; it is not a time to get comfortable. 

GET A BETA READER 

A beta reader is normally an unpaid test reader of an unreleased work of writing or other composition. They are to share an unbiased review from the perspective of an average reader. Mostly your family members can help you get this done.

Honestly, I prefer an outsider reading and judging my book. Mainly because I feel like my family will be biased in their survey. Therefore,  I prefer unacquainted non-authors to be my beta readers.

From experience, you will invest a great deal of energy looking for a beta reader who is eager to read your book for free. 

As one who has independently published a book and helped individuals promote their books; I can helpfully disclose to you that nearly no one is happy to give this help without getting money. One time, I found a post on Goodreads with somebody saying, "I am available to beta read books". I message her and she ended up charging per word. As my significant other dependably says " Even the Dogs don't shake their tails for nothing". This isn't to say you can't get a beta reader for free. You need to put in better work to discover one who is happy to peruse your book without sending you a bill. 

One of the most effortless ways of getting a beta reader is to converse with family and companions who you think can get the job done. 

 You can create awareness on social media, or email your relatives to inquire as to whether they may like to read your composition. Just be clear about your desires. 

Crafted by the beta reader is to let you know whether or not they like your book. This will majorly be from the viewpoint of a reader. 


FIND A CRITIQUE PARTNER 


Generally, a critique partner is somebody who enthusiastically reads your composition and gives legit feedback. Critique partners are majorly essayists i.e. writers. They help to discover the shortcomings within your book.  Critique partners understand story mechanics, they are professionals who do not hold back when it comes to sharing their opinion about your book. 

The beauty of working with Critique partners is that they give productive analysis from the perspective of a skilled essayist.

Mostly this service is done for free. Critique partners who offer these services for free do this for pleasure or maybe to test or show off their skill in editing and composition. You can also find authors to do an exchange with. This means that an author accepts to review your book with an expectation that you review their book. You have the option of paying also. It all depends on you. 

The two procedures discussed are very important. Most reviews are based on our own thoughts and what we believe is correct. Welcoming others to read your work from a reader and author point of view will additionally help you in improving your work.



GET  AN EDITOR


Never make the mistake of publishing an unedited book. In the event that you do, your reputation, your expertise and credibility will be questioned. Mind you, your potential readers are not really your family and companions. A random buyer who read a book and finds grammatical or structural errors are not scared to share an unfavourable review about your book. Constantly getting a low rating will at the end swing to no business coming in. Sound scary, right?

There are a few reasons why one may choose to skip getting a book editor. A major reason is because of the cost of hiring one. Most editors charge per word, page or hour. Contingent upon how cumbersome your book is, you might end up spending more than $2,000. 

The major slip-up most authors does is to get an editor and say "edit my book". Considering the fact that there are different kinds of book editing processes, It is best to inquire from professionals what your needs are. I simply say you are not in the position to diagnose your book.

To make this less demanding to comprehend; here is an instance. One with constant headache knows that visiting a doctor will come handy. Seeing a specialist will help you understand better the situation. Normally, tests are done to help the medical team get a clearer view of the problem. This way the right medication is recommended to tackle this issue. 

Heading off to an expert does not simply offer you the chance to get an issue illuminated. It gives you the opportunity to get a piece of professional advice. 

My point is don't go to a book editor saying "edit my book". It is great that you have acknowledged the fact that you need a book editor. It is ideal to offer them the chance to make proficient counsel. With there suggestions, you understand the sort of book editing your book needs. 

Thank God for Upwork and Fiverr, finding editors are made easy. 

You can talk to different editors and later pick the one you are most comfortable with. I will recommend you give out at least a chapter of your book to different editors. This way, you give them the opportunity to analyse and make a recommendation on the kind of editing your book needs? If a majority recommends developmental editing, it is best to go with their advice.


The tips above will help you greatly if you aim to create quality content. I hope you found this helpful. Please share! Click here to learn more about book covers.

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29 comments

  1. This is all good advice. I have a friend who wrote two successful novels and she always does a very extensive research before writing.

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  2. I've always wanted to write a book but i wasn't confident enough to do it. This is amazing, very insightful. Thanks a lot.

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  3. Perfect timing! We're just in the process of writing our first book and it's all so new and exciting! We have a media company but see so many things going on with small biz owners that we'd love to address in a no-bs way that we think a book is a great deliver method!

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  4. I am not a talented writer but I was thinking to write a book when I feel more confident. For now I write notes in my blog about Social Media for Businesses while I'm practicing my writing. I hope I could write a book someday. Your recommendations are great and encourage me to think about it again.

    Irene.

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  5. This is amazing. I have a friend looking to start her on ebook, i will be sharing this post with her.

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  6. These are great tips. Not planning to write a book but I can apply some of these to my blogging.

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  7. Great post! Especially finding the ”why” is so important - for anything you do that you want other people to but/read/use!

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  8. I’ve thought about writing a book. Thank you for sharing I will use this as a resource!

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  9. I was actually very recently interested in writing a book. This is all very useful information.

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  10. Fab tips here. I'm still yet to finish writing my book! I think I need to make time to get stuck in and complete it!

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  11. These are very helpful tips. I used to dream about being an accomplished author when I was a kid. :)

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  12. Such a great guide. This post cabn be very helpful especially for me who wanted to start writing my own book.

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  13. I agree with all of the listed points to consider when writing a book. You couldn't have said it less. Authors should endeavour to provide authentic content that is helpful.

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    1. That caught my attention as well. Authentic content is everything with so many people producing copies of stuff every day.

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  14. Having an editor is very important. It's like a second pair of eyes before you put out the product to your readers

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  15. Defining your WHY is the most important for sure. And also WHAT are people going to get out of this book. If there is no point, then people will simply feel as though they just wasted their time and never want to invest in another book you write.

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  16. Very interesting information! I like writing and this will definitely help me :)

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  17. Getting a beta reader & finding a critique partner are the two things that I think most new writers miss out planning on...very helpful post & informative post, worth bookmarking.
    - Nandita

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  18. This is definitely something I needed to come across! Cannot wait to try everything.

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  19. Love these ideas, especially the one about a critique partner as I bet this could be so important and helpful.

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  20. Sounds very useful! I know a lot of people dream to write and publish a book. I think it a great summing up of experience.

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  21. Finding your "why" is so important. It stems from the base of everything, and is your foundation for your entire book.

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  22. Great point about finding an editor! There have been so many times my eyes just wont see my own mistakes lol!!

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  23. Love this list you have put together. I’ve only briefly thought about writing a book, but never really put effort into it. I would definitely want a critique partner. haha

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  24. I've always wanted to write a book, maybe Fiction, but never got down to it. It requires a lot of patience, hence I resorted to writing blog posts. But your recommendations are great! -www.itsasweetsweetworld.com

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  25. Having a beta reader is such a good idea! These are all great tips.

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  26. This is a really thorough list - and so helpful! I will definitely be saving this for later. Thank you! It is my goal to write a book :)

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  27. It;s a process for sure and we all are grateful for all the quality reads we have been exposed!

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  28. There are such wonderful suggestions here! Knowing your why is so important.

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