1. The memoir or biography
Record your own story or that of a family member and share the lessons learned.
2. The ‘how-to’ book
Help readers achieve something that you are good at, by providing step-by-step guidance and examples.
3. The mistakes book
Help readers to avoid commonly made mistakes by giving examples and solutions.
4. The book of interviews
Interview thought leaders about a topic you want to learn about or want to be seen as a though leader.
5. The question and answer book
Record the frequently asked questions and answers about a popular topic.
6. The __ ways to do something book
List the many different approaches to a certain topic, so that you will be seen as the expert on this subject.
7. The how to hire someone book
Most people have no experience hiring, for example a nanny or a contractor. Why should they reinvent the wheel? Write a guide about something that you have done many times and that will give them guidance.
8. The joke or quotation book
Collect all jokes or quotes about a certain profession and your target group for sales of this book is clearly defined…
9. The collection of stories
Aks others to contribute their best stories around a certain theme and select the best for your book.
10. The collection of your previous stories
Do you have a blog, do you write columns? How about bundling the best ones around a certain subject in a book?
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