You have TWO good reasons to look at the list of books on this blog post:
- They’ll show you how to write a great book, get it finished AND get it published.
- I’m going to tell you how to get them for FREE!
The books on this list have made a BIG difference for me. They have inspired me, motivated me and guided me to take the right actions and get results. The only path to mastery is to keep educating yourself, learn new strategies, and try them out for yourself. Stay inspired and grow faster when you read top-notch books.
Of all the books I’ve read on writing, publishing and doing what it takes to get big projects done, the books on this list have helped me the most. I could have given you a list of a 100 books, but these are a good start. You should have every one in your library. If you’re missing any of them, click on the cover image or the title and the link will take you to Amazon.
But you can also…
Find out below how to get these books FREE!
10 Books to Make You a Bestselling Author
#1 How to Write a Book Proposal
By Michael Larsen
This newly revised edition of the Writer’s Digest Books classic outlines how to create an effective, nonfiction book proposal in a clear, step-by-step manner. A book proposal is like a business plan for your book, so whether you intend to self-publish or seek a publisher, How to Write a Book Proposal is THE fundamental book for every aspiring author who wants to sell books.
By Michael Larsen
Written by a top literary agent who gives writers an insider’s view of how to find and work with an agent throughout the process of getting published. If you want to know what agents want and how best to communicate with them, this book is a must read.
#3 Dan Poynter’s Self-Publishing Manual
By Dan Poynter
Book publishing is changing. The Self-Publishing Manual, Volume 2 describes how to use new techniques to write your book even faster, use new technology to publish it for less, and how to use social media for promotion.
#4 Joy Writing
By Kenn Amdahl
This book will make you want to write. It will also entertain, inspire, and cheer you as it nudges and teases you toward mastery of language. Novices and experienced writers alike will discover useful tips.
#5 The Elements of Style
By William Strunk & E. B. White
You know the authors’ names. You recognize the title. You’ve probably used this book yourself. This is the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. Use it to make a big impact you’re your writing.
#6 World Famous
By David Tyreman
World Famous reveals what enormous possibilities await you once you put your energy into inspiring rather than selling, being authentic rather than trying to fit in, and working to engage the marketplace rather than focusing on your competitors. Tyreman provides the reader a step-by-step process for becoming differentiated authentically by building a unique, kick-ass brand-identity. This inspiring book arms you with ways to command true loyalty just by being yourself.
By Brendon Bruchard
In The Millionaire Messenger, Brendon Burchard reveals the ”expert industry” secrets and shows how to become an influential and highly paid advice expert through websites, books, speeches, seminars, coaching, consulting, and online programs. If you’ve ever wondered how thought leaders spread their message, serve others, and build a real business, it’s here in this book.
By Stephen King
A revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it.
By Dr. Judith Briles
An extraordinary and interactive guidebook. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd and author and publishing expert, will share insider strategies on how she created multiple bestsellers and award-winning books for herself and hundreds of clients. Discover how to: Create a successful book plan; 22 Activities that will captivate your author and book development; Identify which publishing venue is right for you; Use simple ways to get to the core of your book; Carve out the time and space to craft your masterpiece; ID which Internet and social media features will work for your book; Steer clear of the publishing predators;Learn the components of creating a successful book launch; Cloud funding … and much more.
By Francine Prose
Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the masters. She reads the work of the very best writers—Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, Kafka, Austen, Dickens, Woolf, Chekhov—and discovers why their work has endured. She cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which literature is crafted.
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All you have to do to win one of these books is leave a comment or question anywhere on my blog… including the bottom of this page.
Starting this month (and every month thereafter), I’ll be selecting one person as the winner of one my Top 10 Books to Get Famous (from those who left a comment the previous month). You can leave as many comments and/or replies as you want (and that will increase your chances of winning), but you only need to comment or reply once to be eligible.
If/when you win, someone from my office will email you to ask which one of these books that you want. And we’re going to choose the winners randomly. That way you can win multiple months if you keep leaving new comments and/or replies. Just make sure your comments and/or replies are thoughtful and not just obvious attempts to win more books!
Why Am I Giving Away These Books?
Two reasons: 1) I want my Get Published Coach community to be an interactive place, so I can be of better service to you. The only way I can do that is to get you engaged (in other words… telling me what you like, don’t like, what you want, and what you need), and 2) I like to reward those of you participate, who take time to leave comments and ask questions on my blog, because I like to reward those who take action.
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