The process of taking a book from idea to publication requires a lot of decision-making. You have to make decisions about the particular area of your topic your book will explore, how you will organize your content and lead readers through your ideas, how you will layout and design your book (publishing), and how and where to market and sell it.
The Book Planning Bootcamp (for Nonfiction projects) is an interactive workshop experience that uses thoughtfully crafted activities to guide you through these decisions. By the end of this Bootcamp, you will have the clarity you need to make informed choices and determine the best ways to write, market, publish, and sell your book.
One of the hardest things to do is to write one book at a time, or to write the ONE book you’re actually trying to write. This session will lead you in identifying the focus of your book, empowering you to present your content in coherent, well-structured ideas that create a valuable and rewarding experience for your readers.
No book is written for everyone. Each book has a specific group of people it is written to and for. This session will lead you in clarifying your intended audience and the journey, solution, or transformation you want your audience to experience when they read your book.
Writing a book requires you to keep track of a lot of ideas and work your way through complex, multi-layered arguments. In this session, you will begin to outline your ideas, giving yourself a flexible roadmap that guides and streamlines your writing process; gives you an aerial picture of the information you need to cover; helps you determine whether information is missing, redundant, or incomplete; and helps ensure that each part of your book aligns with the overall focus and objective.
Publishing and marketing decisions determine how your book will be designed, experienced, and shared. This session will cover the publishing process (traditional vs. self-publishing, cover and interior design, etc.) and lead you in building the foundations of your book marketing plan so that you can begin to build an audience that is excited about your ideas as you write.
Marlita Hill is a multi-published author and 20+ year educator who creates, teaches, writes, mentors, podcasts, and speaks to an international audience in and across the areas of faith, art, and entrepreneurship. Her work helps creators define who they are as entrepreneurs—what their work is, who it’s for, and where it fits—so they have the clarity they need to make the best decisions in building and sharing their work their way.