Book writing

“The book that will most change your life is the one you write…”

Have you ever considered writing your book? Writing a book helps to share your message and it positions you as an expert. As the (co)author of more than 25 books I have identified the best system to write a good book, fast. The secret is to start with the back cover: this is your marketing material and promise to your readers, plus it gives you the structure for your writing process. I have helped over 400 entrepreneurs write and publish their book, using this system. You’ll find my tips for writing, promotion and publishing in these blogs.

Publishing your book


Working with a publisher Don't send your completed book to a publisher. It is better approach a publisher in an earlier stage. Just send them your book idea, (working) title, back cover, table of contents / structure and maybe an introduction or first chapter. The publisher will also [...]

Publishing your book2019-12-11T09:57:01+01:00

10 ideas for a successful non-fiction book


Some of the best book ideas are very simple. Starting with a proven format will make the writing process much less overwhelming. Let's dive into the 10 most successful non-fiction book ideas to get you inspired.

10 ideas for a successful non-fiction book2019-12-08T18:12:30+01:00

Write a book


Is one of your intentions to finally write that book that you have been dreaming about for a ages? I'll give you tips and inspiration so that you no longer have an excuse! 😉

Write a book2019-12-11T10:00:52+01:00

Inspired by…


Inspired by... I made a list of authors who influence and inspire me in my writing. An interesting exercise, because it made me realize what kind of person/writer I want to be. Who inspires you? These are my 'heroes':  Neil Strauss (The Game, Emergency, The Truth): Surprises every [...]

Inspired by…2019-12-08T18:09:25+01:00

Storytelling – inspiration shot Sept 2018


Imagine the mayor of the city you are visiting for a conference, welcoming you with a keynote presentation and a song... Or meeting a friendly, modest man by the campfire, who turns out to be the singer-songwriter on stage the next day, sharing how events in his personal [...]

Storytelling – inspiration shot Sept 20182019-12-08T18:18:16+01:00

Book inspiration – inspiration shot Feb 2018


I'll never forget... ...the day I held the first print of my first book in my hand. I felt proud of the achievement, excitement that others would soon have access to my story, and the satisfaction of a huge project completed. Can you imagine holding a book that you have [...]

Book inspiration – inspiration shot Feb 20182019-12-08T18:16:27+01:00

Writing tips


Writing tips Here are a list of quick tips to give you a starting point and to show how easy creating a book can be. Many books, including (auto)biographies, start with an exciting scene in the introduction or first chapter, then once the reader is engaged, go [...]

Writing tips2019-12-11T06:08:15+01:00

The birth of a book


Tips for writing, publishing and promoting your book based on the example of my book ‘Jij bent een TopVrouw’ Do not hesitate to use existing material This book is a collection of columns that were previously published in the 'Woman' supplement of De Telegraaf. I put them all together [...]

The birth of a book2019-12-10T20:50:56+01:00

The back cover of your book


The back cover of your book When you start at the back with a well-written back cover, you can start to promote your book, approach a publisher, attract sponsors and potential buyers, ask for feedback from future readers, and start the pre-sale… Moreover, your back cover gives you [...]

The back cover of your book2019-12-11T10:25:50+01:00