How to write your book

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

Have you ever considered writing your book? Writing a book helps you share your message and become an authority in your area of expertise.

I’ve authored and co-authored over 30 books, been a writing coach for over 400 people and organized 20 writing retreats. I’ve discovered the best system to write a great book within 1 week to 6 months: Reverse Writing.

My secret? 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.

In these blogs you’ll find free tips about writing, promoting and publishing your book. On www.estherjacobs.info/writeyourbook you’ll find more information and how I can support you in bringing your book to life.


Yann’s success story


Yann's success story Yann wrote a book for his business in two weeks I never thought I could write a book. I did realize that I have a lot of knowledge and experience about a specific niche: subscription models for product-based businesses. And that companies really need [...]

Yann’s success story2021-10-22T13:11:01+02:00

How do you turn your book into an online program or eCourse?


If you have written a book, you have already done a lot of preparatory work that you can also use for other things, such as a podcast, blog series, presentation, training, or eCourse. That can be a great source of income, a way to introduce more people to you and your method, and/or to reach and help even more people. How do you turn your book into an online program or eCourse? Here are some pointers and tips.

How do you turn your book into an online program or eCourse?2021-10-21T13:43:18+02:00

7 ideas for a book trailer video


Did you know that you should actually start your book promotion while you are still writing? To many writers, that sounds vague and scary. One of the options you have to promote your book is a book trailer video. Very specific and fun to think about. Here are 6 possible formats for your book trailer video, a number of examples, and a tip where you can have such a video made for a reasonable price.

7 ideas for a book trailer video2021-09-20T14:18:41+02:00

Do you have an elevator pitch for your book?


Nowadays we have an 'executive summary' for every project: a short summary that tells an interested party what it is about within a minute - and if possible even persuades them to participate or sponsor the project. For our book, we often don't think about that, or only much too late. This article explains why an 'elevator pitch' for your book is extra important, and how to make it…

Do you have an elevator pitch for your book?2021-09-03T18:08:54+02:00

To self-publish or work with a publisher?


Publishing a book has long ceased to be the exclusive right of traditional publishers. As an author, you have more choices and that's a good thing. But how do you decide whether to approach a publisher or work with one of the many self-publishing platforms? With this handy choice matrix, you can make an informed decision.

To self-publish or work with a publisher?2021-08-19T17:14:17+02:00

This is what writers can learn from storytelling


Storytelling, examples and personal stories help to involve your reader in your reasoning or story. Storytelling is not just for fiction books like thrillers or novels. It also makes non-fiction books such as business books and (auto)biographies much better. Anyone can explain a certain lesson or theory. What makes your book so special is YOUR take on it, YOUR experiences, personal stories and examples. So storytelling. But how? Here are five practical tips for better storytelling in your book.

This is what writers can learn from storytelling2021-07-17T07:53:25+02:00

When is your book finished?


After working on your book for so long, it is sometimes difficult to complete the process. When is your book finished? And how do you deal with the feeling that you have so much more to say? That it can be even better? Many authors feel a kind of resistance to publishing their work. How can you overcome that? In this blog, you will find a number of things worth knowing and tips.

When is your book finished?2021-09-23T12:25:32+02:00

10 practical applications of self-publishing platforms you probably didn’t know about


In the past, you could only publish your book through a publisher. Nowadays you can easily publish it yourself. It's easy, it's cheap and anyone can do it. There are many examples of books that were rejected by a publisher that ended up being a huge success. The self-publishing platforms offer many opportunities and ensure that you can simply offer your book at (online) bookstores. In this blog, some useful tips & tricks and functions of these self-publishing platforms that you probably didn't know about.

10 practical applications of self-publishing platforms you probably didn’t know about2021-06-11T17:02:53+02:00

The three questions to ask your proofreaders


Once your book is ready, you can ask proofreaders for their feedback. These are often friends and acquaintances and their response is usually positive. How do you make sure that your proofreaders really benefit you? I’ve found that there are three questions you should ask your proofreaders for feedback that really makes your book better.

The three questions to ask your proofreaders2021-05-05T12:06:27+02:00

When is a book a success?


Do you have any idea how many books have to be sold in the Netherlands to get bestseller status? By the way, is your book only a success if it is a bestseller? That depends entirely on your expectations and goals. A number of considerations and tips to make your book a success.

When is a book a success?2021-04-20T12:01:53+02:00
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