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Interview with Kevin Stansfield, author of ‘The Big Dipper’

The Big Dipper by Kevin StansfieldWriting a book was on Kevin Stansfield’s bucket list, and in 2010 he attended his first book writing workshop.

Although he wrote 10 chapters quickly, it wasn’t long before he hit a brick wall and the book ground to a halt. He worked on the book in his spare time, but it wasn’t finished or published.

Then in 2016, we were introduced to each other, and I became his book mentor. With weekly calls, he now had accountability, support and direction to get his book done. And earlier this year, my team and I published his book.

The Big Dipper: How to Survive the Rollercoaster Ride of Business Ownership was published in June 2017. Listen to our recent interview to find out more. Continue reading

Book writing client successes

I’d like to congratulate three of my 121 clients who have published their books in June.

It’s not easy writing a book. Many people struggle to get started and even more people start but never finish.

So let me introduce you to my clients and their books.

Thriving Abroad by Louise Wiles and Evelyn Simpson

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Introducing Librotas Books

librotas-books-portrait-6-x9When I rebranded as the Book Mentor, Librotas, I had a dream to set up a one stop shop for business authors, where I could provide all the support they would need to plan, write, publish and market their books successfully. And to some extent I did. I had a team in place that could help my clients with the areas where I didn’t have expertise – like editing, proofreading, design and publishing.

But now I have an exciting announcement.

Librotas Books

This month I am launching ‘Librotas Books’, a publishing arm of Librotas to help business authors to publish their books easily and effectively. I’ve partnered with Sam Pearce at Swatt Design to provide a bespoke and comprehensive service for our clients.

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What makes a good book title?

book titleI was recently agonising over the book title for my next book. I had a working title, but as I did my final edits, I found it didn’t fit anymore, and I was starting to call it ‘The Book With No Name‘.

Although I had many ideas, none of them were giving me the wow factor and making me feel excited. And if I felt that way, how could I make an impact with it? What’s more, as I talk about choosing the right book title in the book, I really do need to lead by example!

With a book title, it needs to grab the attention of your ideal reader. In this instance you’re appealing to two very distinct groups of people – those who are already in your community (where the book title may not be so important), and those who don’t know you yet, who need to be able to find your book, and will be influenced by the book title and what people say about it.

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Client interview: Louise Evans, author of 5 Chairs 5 Choices

Louise EvansI’ve recently been talking about how I can help you to plan, write, publish and market your book. I’ve can offer you books, online programmes, events, retreats and one-to-one mentoring. But don’t just take my word for for I can help you. 

A few of my clients have kindly given their time to tell you what they think about working with me, how their book has helped their business, and their advice to those embarking on the journey. You can listen to the first interview here.

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How to get a book published

How to get a book published - Karen Williams Book Mentor Librotas

Writing a book has become common place in the business community over the last few years. The question ‘how to get a book published?’ is one asked by many.

With the rise in partnership publishing, self-publishing, and eBooks, it’s easier than ever to see your name on the front cover of a book.

Most well known ‘experts’ have published at least one book, as they know it’s a great way to reach more people and build their credibility. But it can be a struggle to get clear on your message, know who you’re writing a book for, and using your book to attract more clients and grow your business.

So what are the steps you need to take to get a book published and who needs to be on your book publishing team?

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Your book is the hook

Your Book is the hookThe most important thing about writing a book is writing the right book. 

The right book is the one that will help you to build your business. You need to find your unique hook that enables you to stand out from the crowd, capture your reader’s attention, and makes an impact with those who need to hear your message.

But it’s not always easy to find the right idea. There may be lots of things going on in your head, and you’ve got to pick the right one for now.

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