Have you ever wanted to write a how-to book? Need some advice? Well, you've come to the right place my friend!
Here are the tips that I have followed while writing my 38 books, one of my favorites being my latest book which I co-authored with my wife Susan, The Route 66 Photo Road Trip - How to eat, stay, play and shoot like a pro.
I also following these tips when writing e-books.
These tips apply to writing all types of how-to books, not only photography and photography/travel books.
1 – Study and know your subject - inside and out. Old saying: If you want to become an expert on something, write a book about it. Hey! you can even write your own e-book on the subject, which is relatively easy these days.
As well as you may know a subject, hire (or have the publisher hire) a technical editor. He or she will probably catch stuff you miss and mistakes you make.
2 – Know where you are going. Before you start, have a detailed outline (which may change). If you don’t know where you are going, how are you going to get there?
3 – Respect the reader. This might be the most important tip. When writing each sentence, respect the reader. Remember, you are not writing the book for yourself, you are writing it for the reader. When writing your book, keep Amazon.com reviews in mind. You want as many 5-star ratings as possible, and you have a better chance of getting those rating if you respect the reader and do you very, very best.