Thursday, March 15, 2012

Write a F*$%ing Book Already - The Insider's Guide To Increasing Your Sales & Improving Your Career With A Book (Jim Kukral)

Write a F*$%ing Book Already - The Insider's Guide To Increasing Your Sales & Improving Your Career With A Book
Jim Kukral
Digital Book Launch
Nonfiction, Business/Writing
**** (Good)

DESCRIPTION: Books - be they old-fashioned hardcovers or ebook titles - create automatic authority. A book can help you land a job, increase your income, and otherwise improve every aspect of your life. No matter what you do, no matter what you know, someone out there wants to read about it... and that someone will pay money to do it.
So why haven't you written one yet?
Jim Kukral explains how the changing face of publishing is opening opportunities like never before - but you can't hope to take advantage of them until you've written a book. So get writing, already! What are you afraid of? Too much success?
A Kindle-exclusive title.

REVIEW: Though pitched at nonfiction, Kukral's blunt advice and brick-to-the-skull encouragement speak to all would-be authors currently hemming and hawing over the keyboard... not to mention people who never realized what a simple, 10,000-word ebook could do for their careers. He covers why everyone has at least one book in them (even if they think they don't), how to knock out the naysaying voices inside and outside one's head, and methods for using a new-minted book to increase existing revenue streams and open up new ones. If a few of his chapters seem a trifle sparse, Kukral has plenty of links to his website for more information - just the sort of cross-platform pitch that makes books, especially ebooks, such a lucrative investment for anyone.
One of my few complaints is how little time Kukral spends on the actual writing part of writing a book. He glosses over the actual process of organizing, outlining, drafting and polishing a manuscript, focusing instead on the end result and the benefits it will bring. I would argue that a well-polished book will ultimately bring more benefits than a slapdash hack job - judging solely from my personal experiences reading both polished books and hack jobs - but I suppose, to a seasoned salesman, ground chuck and sirloin both have the same sizzle.
If you've ever looked at a so-called "expert" book and thought you knew more than that guy, or if you've spent too long stifling your own writing urges, this book makes a good, solid kick in the backside to get moving and start writing.

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