30 April 2014

The Author's Training Manual - The Ultimate Publication Preparation Guide [A Book Review]

About the Book

Anyone can publish a book and become an “author,” but if you want to become a successful author with a profitable publishing career, you need a clear, step-by-step guide to help you develop book ideas that sell. In The Author Training Manual, expert editor and book coach Nina Amir reveals the exact process successful authors have used to create business plans and proposals for their books and teaches you how to view your ideas through the eyes of acquisition editors and literary agents. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, plan to traditionally publish or self-publish, The Author Training Manual provides you with the tools you need to achieve your goals and become the author publishers and readers want. Inside you’ll find concrete steps, evaluations, sample business plans, in-depth training activities, editor and agent commentaries, and much more – all designed to help you stand out, from the slush pile to the shelf.

My Review of The Author's Training Manual

Being in the trenches with other writers and published authors means I hear a lot of conversations about preparing books for self publication, editing, querying, finalizing details, marketing, and everything else that goes into the publishing process.

I had the opportunity to read The Author's Training Manual by Nina Amir and this guide is perfect for any writer that is in the process of getting their book ready for publishing. In my opinion, as I read it, this is perfect for any author preparing to publish their book.

Reading this book makes me realize how much works is involved with the publication process. It isn't easy stuff and this book is an eye-opener. It handholds you through the process of choosing a title, figuring out how to market your book, how to summarize what your book is about and why readers should buy it, and so much more.

Another reason I liked this book is that this author does not beat around the bush, so to speak, on how to prepare your book. She describes the homework you must do in order to compete in this burgeoning market. She's like a friend who will always tell you how you look in an outfit. Even if it hurts your feelings. She is the one who will tell you if your book looks fat in those jeans.

Probably the only thing that stood out to me with this book is that this does seem to appeal to non-fiction or self-help authors a bit more than it would fiction authors. She does use examples with both though and for each chapter she provides a list of a few books you should check out, in case you need further help.

About The Author, Nina Amir

Nina Amir, the Inspiration to Creation Coach and author of How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual, transforms writers into authors. She inspires people from all walks of life to create books that positively impact readers and to develop careers as authors, achieve their goals, and fulfill their potential. Nina is a sought-after nonfiction developmental editor, proposal consultant, and author, book, blog-to-book, blog, and results coach. Some of her clients have gone on to sell 300,000+ copies of their books and to land deals with major publishing houses. She writes four blogs, has self-published 12 books and is the founder of National Nonfiction Writing Month, aka the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge. You can find all of Nina’s blogs by visiting her main website, www.ninaamir.com. You can also follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Purchase your copy by visiting Amazon.com and you can discuss this book at the virtual book club going on over at Goodreads.

I received this book in exchange for my honest review. This post contains affiliate links for which I will receive small compensation if you purchase through my link.

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