More advice for writers!...How can you tell if your book idea will sell...AND how can you find out before you invest time and money?

Judy Cullins, a twenty year veteran book and marketing coach, presents some ways to answer these questions in an article for Wordpreneur:

Make your book stand out from the crowd! Test your book’s significance, find your market before you write, and treat your book as part of your business.

1. Test your book’s significance.

•fun, humor
•easy to read
•teach something interesting, new?
•original, unique info?
•potential to positively affect the reader’s life?
•create a deeper understanding of life?
•give skills and info to help people? How to’s sell well
•do you already have an audience who wants it?
You only need 2 significances to have a book that will sell.

2. Find your market before you write.

Who out there needs or wants your information? Without knowing a preferred audience as your write, your writing may be too general and not compel your audience to keep turning pages. In my ebook Write eBooks or Other Books Fast, in ch. 3 – “The Essential Hot Selling-Points,” I discuss how to gauge which audience is best for your book.

3. Know your best audience.

Remember the 100,000’s online too. Write your audience a letter on why you are writing the book and how it will benefit them.

4. Keep your book short.

Most audiences want to learn something fast and easily.

5. Unleash your passion for at least 2 years for one book.

Love your topic and don’t quit.

6. Get some help with a book coach.

Try an introductory 1/2 hour book coaching session for only $35.

7. Intend to have your book vision manifest.

Know your book will be published, name your outcomes — what you will hear, see, and feel now that it’s done and people are reading it.

8. Treat your book as part of your business.

Make a plan — when to write, how much to write each week, when you will finish, what your next step is —approach a book coach professional.

9. Know you will eventually have to spend some money to make your book a top seller.

If you work a full week, then see if you can put 10 hours a week in on your book including its promotion.

10. Solve your audience’s challenge…

…and you not only will sell a lot of books, you’ll also have a 24/7 sales person for your book.

When you write your book aimed at your best audience, and spend enough time on it, you can produce a successful “e” or print book.

Judy Cullins is a 20-year book and Internet marketing coach who works with small business people who want to make a difference in people’s lives, build their credibility and clients, and make a consistent life-long income. She is the author of 10 ebooks including Write Your eBook Fast and How to Market Your Business on the Internet; she offers free help through her website’s 2 monthly ezines, The Book Coach Says… and Business Tip of the Month.