Hiring a book coach can be a great decision. Here are just some of things a book coach can do for the nonfiction author.
1. A book coach is a teacher, partner and personal cheerleader. Support and guidance are two of the secret ingredients of book writing success, and a coach will help you stay focused and confident.
2. A book coach guides you through every step of the process. This includes planning, research, writing, editing, publishing and promotion.
3. A book coach asks all the right questions during the planning phase. Things like what is the subject of your book? Your target audience? What are your qualifications? How will your book be different? And better? How much control do you want over the publishing process? How will you promote your book?
4. A book coach helps you set realistic goals and create a schedule for meeting them. Writing a book is a long-term project, but certainly not one that should drag on forever. A coach will help you set achievable goals to mark your progress, make them measureable and include firm completion dates.
5. A book coach works with you on polishing your manuscript. Regular feedback during the writing process will not only keep you on track, it will also ensure that your book follows your plan from start to finish.
6. A book coach clarifies available publishing options. You may dream about working with a large New York publisher but, if that is not possible, a coach can make you aware of other viable options such as print-on-demand, working with a small independent publisher focused on your niche market, or self-publishing.
7. A book coach helps you promote your book before and after it is published. Much, if not all, of the marketing and promotion of your book is going to be your responsibility, and you will need all the help you can get to be successful.
Writing a book for the first time can be a daunting challenge. A book coach will help demistify the process and act as a guide through this uncharted territory.
[Bobbi Linkemer is a book coach, ghostwriter, editor and author of 17 books. Her clients include Fortune 100 companies, entrepreneurs and individuals. To visit her website, go to http://www.WriteANonfictionBook.com.]