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The Author Training Manual by James Scott Bell, Nina Amir

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Step #3Analyze How Many People Really Might Buy Your Book

I’ve often heard this advice: Write the book you want to read. It’s good advice if you want to read a book many people want or need. However, if you are the only one, or one of just a few people interested in reading such a book, its not advice you want to follow.

Maybe you are one of those writers who doesn’t care if your book has a market or any prospective readers. You simply have an idea for a book and want to write it. You feel passionate about your topic. You feel you must write your book no matter what—even if only a few people end up reading (buying) it. I call this writing “the book of your heart.” In this case, it may not matter to you if you sell one copy or one hundred because ...

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