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What Is A Book’s Foreword & Why You’ll Want One

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What Is A Book’s Foreword & Why You’ll Want One



The purpose of a foreword is to reinforce the message within the book and give it maximum credibility via a personal message to the reader. It is written by someone who isn’t the author, who has a high profile in the field the book contributes to and someone whom the reader likely knows of and respects.
It’s a great bit of marketing for the book and expert positioning for the writer and the author. Placed within the book itself, it goes before the preface, introduction and other content. Because of its positioning, the foreword has the power to set the readers’ expectations for the entire book.
Some key points good forewords include are (in no particular order):
A few lines that sum up the essence of the book, the overall message, its purpose
A paragraph or two on how and when the expert and the book’s author first met with a few lines on their ‘journey’ together from then until now - the aim of doing this is to back-up the autho…

How To Choose The Right Topic For Your Book

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How To Choose The Right Topic For Your Book


Knowing what to write about can be confusing for authors, particularly if you're new to it. It can be easy to give in to the temptation of procrastination - "I can't decide what to write about, I obviously need to give this book some more thought" - so to navigate this tricky part of the planning process, we take all WBR clients through a simple exercise we call Topic Selection.
Topic Selection asks the author to list every question, problem, opportunity and strength their ideal reader has or is likely to have. Don't worry about how many things you come out with - this part is a brainstorm so get as much down as possible. When you're done and have nothing more to add, go through the list and eliminate anything repetitive, and anything you don't want to allocate business resources to in the future.
The points you'll be left with are either:
Potential topics for your book - in that case, you can choose the one tha…

We're Hiring! Innovation Manager...

Innovation Manager - £20K + bonuses, 32 days paid leave, flexihours

Overview
Revolutionary business book company seeks a capable planner and organiser to keep business owner, business processes and new projects in check, and execute tasks with efficiency. The role is an exciting opportunity to coordinate a wide variety of different projects and areas of the business to support a busy business owner.
This role is ideal for a systems-oriented person who creates comprehensive structures that incorporate a totality of needs. The business owner will be looking to this role to provide the baseline of operations or procedures for other activities. It is not a role for a person who hesitates to question omissions or who would accept less than conformity to the basic principles established.
It is important you can roll your sleeves up, approach your work with a sense of humour, initiative and a positive can-do mindset, and that your values are aligned with ours:

WBR Values
We approach every pers…

We're Hiring! Snr Book Developer...

Senior Book Developer, Part-Time/Full-Time


Overview
Revolutionary business book company seeks a talented editor/book creator to help produce high quality business books for successful business leaders. The role is an exciting opportunity to work with industry-leading entrepreneurs, helping them package up their unique knowledge and personalities to help educate those they work with. You’ll be able to flex your entrepreneurial muscles by bringing new ideas to the table, too.
The scope for personal and professional growth is vast - as long as you can roll your sleeves up, approach your work with a sense of humour, initiative, attention to detail and a positive can-do mindset, and your values are aligned with ours, you’ll find a multitude of opportunity within this role.

Core activities for Senior Book Developer include: You’ll do the final check on each business book prior to publishing, going through it with a fine tooth comb to make sure it fits the Book Brief and is up to standard re: p…

We're Hiring! Publishing Consultant...

Publishing Consultant £40K-50K OTE No Cap B2B/B2C

Overview
Revolutionary business book company seeks a talented sales person who's passionate about books, to convert successful business owners interested in becoming an author into clients. The role is an exciting opportunity to build trust and credibility with industry-leading entrepreneurs, understanding their issues and opportunities in order to provide them with valuable recommendations, clarity and direction. You’ll learn how to advise on a unique and in-demand service, and be able to flex your entrepreneurial muscles by bringing new ideas to the table, too.
The scope for personal and professional growth is vast - as long as you can roll your sleeves up, approach your work with integrity, initiative and a positive can-do mindset, and your values are aligned with ours, you’ll find a multitude of opportunity within this role.

WBR Values We approach every person, task and opportunity with a mindset of;
Individualityeveryone is uni…

How to make your book make you money...

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How to make your book make you money...
And some traps to avoid


Beginning a new project as we strive to achieve our goals for the year ahead is a natural time for business owners to be putting plans in place for the year ahead and for many of us, those plans include finally authoring that book. Until recently, a big challenge wannabe authors had was the production of the book. That is, refining the idea, structuring the information, finding the time to actually writing it, figuring out what design might be needed and how to publish.


However with companies providing services that package all of this up so you don't have to worry about any of it, like Write Business Results Ltd, producing a book has never been easier. Our clients who choose the Signature Book Package, for example, become published authors of high quality business books in 4-6 months typically, having spent 10-15 hours on the book itself, without writing a single word!



And before, all of those activities took…

When is the best time to write your book?

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"Ruth Stone once beautifully described the moments at which inspiration for her next poem caught up with her as a thunderous train of air that would come barrelling down over the landscape. And she would run like hell to the house, as she would be chased by this poem, the whole deal being that she had to get to a piece of paper fast enough so that when it thundered through her, she could collect it and grab it on the page.  At other times, she wouldn’t be fast enough, so she would be running and running, and she wouldn’t get to the house, and the poem would barrel through her and she would miss it, and it would continue on across the landscape looking for ‘another poet’.  And then there were these moments where she would almost miss it. She'd be running to the house and looking for the paper and the poem would pass through her. But then she'd grab a pencil just as it was going through her, and she would reach out with her other hand, and she would catch it.  She would catc…