How long does it take to Write a Book?

How long does it take to write a book?  For a non-fiction book here is an idea of the timing as well as the steps for a successful book launch.

Month One

  • Analyze the competition
  • Keywords
  • Three goals for the book
  • Draft  the book outline
  • Identify existing materials that can be used in the book

 Month Two 

  • Completed book outline
  • Identify the audience
  • Identify the Best Social Media outlets
  • Ideas for book cover and book identity.
  • Collect and edit illustrative stories

 Month Three 

  • Drafts of four chapters
  • Set up Social Media Channels
  • Identify appropriate speaking venues
  • Identify the best publisher for the project
  • Hire cover designer

Month Four 

  • Rough draft completed
  • Schedule for social media created
  • Book identity and cover approved
  • Identify Beta Readers

Month Five  

  • Send draft to Beta Readers
  • Request book endorsements (back of book blurbs)
  • Blog about the book
  • Schedule speaking venues and classes

 Month Six 

  • Evaluate Beta Feedback
  • Send the book to the final copy editor
  • Set up blogs from the book
  • Send the book to the publisher

Month Seven

  • Book launch
  • PR for the book in legacy media channels
  • Social Media Ads
  • Post and ask for reviews on Amazon
  • Plan to continue the conversation

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