Tips on Writing a Book – How to Write a Book From Outline to Finish Line

outline to finish lineAre you looking for tips on writing a book?  In this post, I will share with you strategies on how to write a book from outline to finish line.  My focus is on writing nonfiction books because I have personally written 35+ nonfiction books and have developed a system that works for me.

There are literally endless possibilities for the books you can write and publish. I look forward to helping you move forward so you can finish writing and publishing your nonfiction book.

And the benefits of publishing your Kindle book can last a lifetime. Here are just a few of the benefits possible to you as a Kindle author:

  • Credibility
  • Authority in your niche
  • Exposure for your business
  • Reach more people with your message (even internationally)
  • Get leads for your business, 24/7, on autopilot
  • Find new clients for your services
  • Diversify your income
  • And more!

100+ Places to Promote Christian Books

promote Christian booksIn this post I share over 100 places to promote Christian books in response to this question I received:

Hi Shelley, thank you so much in advance for your advice. I just published a new devotional/motivation book for Christian entrepreneurs. I was wondering if you had any recommendations as the best place to market my book. I had good success with gospelebooks.net.

Do you know of any other similar sites? Thank you again for your help.

The majority of my books are Christian nonfiction books and so I have done a lot of research on this topic.  Here are a few resources to consider.

And if you have a question for me, you can submit it here:  www.shelleyhitz.com/ask

KindleSpy Review – 3 Ways Nonfiction Authors Can Use This Tool

kindlespy reviewI first heard of KindleSpy last year and at the time I didn’t think it offered enough value to recommend it to authors or use it myself.  However, I recently had two of my Author Audience Academy members mention it in our forums and recommend it as a helpful tool.

Therefore, I decided to do my own KindleSpy Review and did indeed find it useful with the new updates.  They are now on version four of this tool, it’s actually a browser extension, and have added new features.  At the time of publishing this review, it is $47 to purchase KindleSpy.

I did a review and demo on Periscope that you can watch below.  Simply scroll forward to the four minute mark to avoid the introductions.  And if you’d like to join my scopes live, download the Periscope app and follow me.

5 Ways Authors Can Use Periscope to Sell More Books

In this post, I’m going to share 5 ways authors can use Periscope to sell more books.

I love Periscope. I know a lot of people are talking about it, but, second to Facebook, it has become one of my favorite social media platforms. I love the instant connection. I love the video and the comments.

Plus, there is such a low barrier to entry. Personally, I’ve used Google Hangouts for a few years for webinars and there can be a steep technical learning curve. However, with Periscope, you can get started broadcasting with your smartphone after downloading the app. You can use a tripod, microphone, and/or lights to enhance your scope; but, you don’t need any of those things to get started.

Watch the Periscope replay video or read the transcript below:

{Productivity Tip} How to Use Evernote as Your To-Do List

In this post I want to share a productivity tip with you on how to stay out of your email inbox and get things done. One of the biggest mistakes I have made is spending too much time in my email inbox, checking email all day, and using it as a to do list.

Instead, I’m using Evernote as my to-do list. I have a notebook titled “To Do,” I have a weekly action list note and a note with today’s action list.

I want to show you in this short post and video tutorial how to use Evernote as your to-do list.  I’ve set it up so my to-do lists at the top of my screen on Evernote when I log in. It took me a while to figure this out so I wanted to share it with you.