In this episode, Brent interviews Morgan Gist MacDonald, the CEO and founder of Paper Raven Books, about the importance of writing a book for entrepreneurs. They discuss the process of writing a book, including identifying the scope and topic and navigating the book funnel. Morgan emphasizes the need to consider the reader’s perspective and the relevance and timeliness of the book. She also shares insights on monetizing a book and the different types of nonfiction books. The conversation concludes with a discussion on getting reviews for a book and the services offered by Paper Raven Books.
- Writing a book can position entrepreneurs as experts and provide credibility in their field.
- The process of writing a book helps authors discover new angles and nuances to their frameworks and stories.
- A book funnel is a marketing strategy that includes offering bonuses and upsells to readers.
- Authors can monetize their books through backend products and services.
- It is important to consider the reader’s perspective and the relevance and timeliness of the book.
- Different types of nonfiction books, such as how-to guides and inspirational stories, can work for different business models.
- Building an email list and getting reviews are important for book marketing.
- Paper Raven Books offers services for authors at different stages of the book-writing process.
- Authors can choose different formats for their books, including ebook, paperback, hardback, and audiobook.
- Writing multiple books can create more income streams and increase an author’s visibility.
- Authors should focus on solving a specific problem or providing a specific outcome for readers.
- Using keywords and categories on Amazon can help increase the visibility of a book.
- Turning blog posts into a book requires organizing the content and ensuring a cohesive narrative.
- Authors should consider their goals and the specific outcome they want to achieve with their book.
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00:00Introduction and Background
02:26The Importance of Writing a Book for Entrepreneurs
04:32Navigating the Book Writing Process
05:30Identifying the Scope of the Book
07:26Choosing a Relevant and Timely Topic
10:15Considering Different Types of Nonfiction Books
14:47Understanding the Book Funnel
19:53Building a Book Funnel
23:38Monetizing a Book
25:13Making Money from Books
27:04Different Types of Nonfiction Books
30:25Types of Clients at Paper Raven Books
32:18Getting Reviews for a Book
36:27Working with Paper Raven Books
37:33Choosing Different Book Formats
39:54When to Write a Book
41:51Using Keywords and Categories on Amazon
44:26Turning Blog Posts into a Book