Well, of the more than 50,000 books printed each year, fewer than 5,000 are fiction. That means that more than 45,000 nonfiction books are being published. Every year.
Once your book is published, it can keep making you money for years. In fact, while the average novel has a shelf life of a few months, nonfiction books can remain in print for years.
And with the growing digital and self-publishing markets, you have an even better shot at earning a living from sharing what you know or are learning.
What do people want?
The possibilities for writing nonfiction books are endless. You don't even have to be an expert in your chosen topic. You can find experts to share their knowledge with you and your readers.
The steps to write a book are not as complicated as you might think.
Start by figuring out which path to publication you want to take. Do you want to submit a proposal to agents and publishers for a traditional contract? Or do you want to dive into the self-publishing world with your own ebook?
Each path has it's own advantages and disadvantages. It's up to you which risks you are willing to take.
Once you have made your choice, the next step is to determine which book to write.
Mine your nonfiction reading list and take book notes.
Follow the book writing tips for the type of book you want to write, whether it's how to write a biography or how to write an e-book.
Getting started really is the hardest part. Once you've found the right idea and created your outline, the work gets easier. You can even journal your book.
Do you want to make a career out of writing nonfiction books? Go for it!
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