Most of us would agree that writing a non-fiction book is much easier than writing a fiction book. This is because fiction books are totally based on a writer’s imagination where the writer has to think, plan and plot a lot of things in the story to make it a perfect hit. Whereas, non-fiction books generally focus on real life facts and stories that don’t require much moulding. To make a non-fictional book impressive and engaging, it is important to choose an interesting topic to write about. Let us help you choose one.
Types of popular non-fiction books:
It is not necessary to gather too many facts and figures for a non-fiction book. You can simply plan for an underlying storyline to communicate your message to the readers. The best part about writing a non-fiction book is that you can include anecdotes from real life experiences. This would make your narration unique and engaging. Real life emotions like humour, mystery and wit may add value to the factual information you are willing to provide.
How-to Books –
How-to books mostly act as a personal guide or a life coach to its reader and that is why these kinds of books are picked up from the shelves quickly. How-to books are well planned step by step guides that enlighten the readers to achieve their goals. These books are a combination of life experiences and hard facts that Influence People to follow a narrative style that is personal and straightforward – making the reader feel that these books are specially crafted for them.
How-to books aim at delivering great ideas in a small pack of information. If you’ve dug-up simple hacks to do something great, the best way to share it with people is by writing a How-to book.
Self-help Books –
Self-help books are preferred because they offer solutions to problems of daily life. For example, books on achieving success, making money, and living a happy life address the key requirements of human behaviour that matters to everyone.
Author Mark Mason explored the idea that everyone cared about and wrote a book named ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***’ which focused mainly on helping people find comfort in being different and living life on their own terms. The idea clicked to the readers and the book became a New York Times bestselling author in the year 2017.
Therefore, to write an amazing self-help book, you must pin down a strong idea that would relate to the majority of readers.
Marketing, Management, Finance Books –
Readers are always on a quest to learn shortcuts and hacks to gain added knowledge on a particular subject that interests them. When they read non-fiction books related to marketing, finance or any such niche topic, they must be able to grasp and learn something new from them. No matter if the learning is little or more, the purpose is to serve a vast community of readers with different knowledge levels and expertise. While writing on a particular topic, you must ensure that you follow the current trends and latest strategies.
Remember, books with complex terminologies are more like textbooks that aren’t usually preferred. Try to add real-life examples and stories along with the information so that the reader feels overwhelmed while reading the book and gaining advanced knowledge of his preferred subject. Motivate your reader by sharing the success stories of people who started their careers from the scratch.
Converting great ideas into a non-fiction book is one thing and getting it available for the world to read is another. Wonder how to make it available to prospective readers? Choose your style of publishing here:
Traditional Publishing –
You must prepare a killer proposal to get your non-fiction book published traditionally. This is because an amazing book proposal decides if a traditional publisher would be willing to invest in your book or not. Your proposal must highlight the USP (Unique selling point), your profile (why you are the right person to write about the chosen subject) and the target audience of the book.
You can take the help of a literary agent to pitch your book to a traditional publisher or choose to approach the publisher directly. Submit your manuscript to the publisher and wait for them to respond. Generally, this route is time taking and requires a lot of effort and patience.
If you chose to publish your book the traditional way, plan everything right before you even start writing the book.
Self Publishing –
Self Publishing gives you the freedom to tell your story to the world in the way you desire. In self publishing mode you are the investor and therefore you enjoy the control over the entire publishing process. You are the one to decide the design, cover, MRP, royalty and marketing strategies for your book.
Damick Publications being one of India’s fastest growing Self Publishing platforms helps you maximise your benefits by keeping the publishing process easy and affordable. Now earn up to 100% Author Profit (Author Profit = MRP – Expenses (Print Cost + Distribution Cost)) on book sales. In Self Publishing, we as a publisher only take the publishing rights (Printing & Distribution rights) while you enjoy the copyrights to your hard work. We make your book available for sale on leading e-commerce platforms like Amazon and Flipkart along with Damick Publications website.
We understand that you need the right guide to help you through the journey of book publishing and making it available for the readers and we assure you that we would prove to be your best choice. Let us help you set up your career in writing.
Also Read, A Guide to Self Publishing in India