Monday, May 05, 2008

Do You Want to Be a Published and Profitable Author?

Roger Parker will be joining Yvonne Perry on Writers in the Sky Podcast May 9th, 2008!

Roger C. Parker is the 32-Million Dollar Author. He’s written 38 books that have sold over 1.6 million copies around the world. He created his Published & Profitable membership site,, to share what he’s learned about writing and publishing—and to help new authors avoid some of the mistakes he’s made, and seen others make.

Published and Profitable contains hundreds of articles, audios, assessments, case studies, interviews, templates, videos, and worksheets to help members plan, write, promote, and profit from a nonfiction book.

As described in several of the articles, audios, case studies, and videos at Published & Profitable, there are 10 key characteristics of effective titles—and books that books that enjoy perennial sales success typically incorporate many of the characteristics.

Change is one of the most important characteristics. The need for change is one of the major differences between fiction and nonfiction books. Whereas fiction books are purchased for pleasure, nonfiction books are purchased to achieve change. The desired change can be to solve a problem or to achieve a goal. Either way, it’s the reader’s desire for change that triggers the book’s sale, and everything that follows for the author.

The implications of the need for titles that promise change involve clarity, specificity, and urgency.

To learn more about the 12 characteristics of choosing the right title for your book, visit and download free Write Your Way to Success report describing a 4-step action plan. You’ll also weekly tips and newsletters about planning, writing, promoting, and profiting from your book.


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