Ready to Write Your
Here are the 12 Steps
to Jump Start Your Book--
and Make Sure
Congratulations! Simply by
clicking on this page, you have made a commitment. You
have indicated that you are a person of
You are finally tired enough
of letting your book simmer away inside you. It's starting
to boil up, and you're ready to tend to it. You feel in
your bones that it's time to add some ingredients to the pot,
so to speak, and see what kind of delicious result will delight
you and the rest of the world.
you're willing, but ... you have a question.
I get started?"
I have just the
right answer for you.
toolkit called "Jump Start Your Book: 12
Steps to Writing a Book that Sells."
Whether or not
you've already written your manuscript, this resource
will give you all you need to plan your book so that you
won't guess ... you won't wonder ... you will know
that it will sell.
Do you dream of landing a contract
with a publisher? Listen to what a top professional
publisher has to say about Jump Start Your Book.
before you write your book,
before you send your proposal
on to people like me, you MUST read --
and honestly answer -- Diane Eble's
'Jump Start Your Book: 12 Steps to Writing a
Book that Sells.'
knows publishing from the inside out. She
knows how we think and how the business works. And
she wants to help you succeed! So
do yourself ... and us publishers ... a
big favor and get Jump Start Your
-- Betsey Newenhuyse
Director of Editorial Production, Moody
Your First Coaching Session: Laying the
In essence, this is your
first coaching session. Actually, your
first several coaching sessions.
I created this toolkit to be
a cost-effective way for people to get my expert
help to start their book. This coaching session would
normally take a client at least one, if not two or
three sessions to work through with me, which for some
people is simply beyond their budget. You don't
really need my personal help, anyway, until you've
first thought through these 12
Jump Start Your
Book lays the all-important foundation for all
of your next steps in writing and publishing your book. No
matter where you are in the process--just beginning to think
about it, book partially written, or even completed--you
will need to answer these questions in order to find
the fastest, most direct route to the plan that
best suits your true goals and needs.
The 12 steps are actually 12 questions that all
successful authors answer--usually before they write
their first word.
Because questions force your brain to come up
with answers--answers that are true for you.
It's as old as Socrates, who used questions to
tease the truth out of people.
As you answer these 12 questions, you will
begin to get a clearer picture of your book. More
importantly, you will start to communicate your book in a
way that others can receive.
And that is what publishers are looking
How Publishing Has Changed--and How "Jump
Start" Gives You the Edge
changed dramatically in the past 10 years or so. It's now
harder than ever to get a publishing contract with a
traditional publisher. If you have not answered the
questions in "Jump Start Your Book," your chances of
getting a publishing contract are about on a par with
winning the jackpot lotto lottery by buying one ticket. (By
the way, those odds are somewhere between 1000 to 1 and
55,000,000 to 1 that you will lose.)
when you answer the 12 crucial questions in the Jump
Start Your Book Manual, you will have laid the groundwork
for writing a killer book proposal that makes a publisher
take notice and offer you a decent advance--perhaps even
a huge advance. (That will depend on whether you do the
other things you will learn.)
the Jump Start Your Book Manual
is like constructing a jigsaw puzzle. The exercises
allow you to construct the pieces we will use to
put together the final picture of your publishing puzzle.
That picture will fit you and your needs and goals
precisely; no cookie cutter or one-size approach
here. You will discover:
What you really want
from publishing a book--and whether writing and
publishing a book is truly what will fulfill
your deepest desires. (This can
save you years of wasted time and grief and lead to
The two possible
audiences for your book, and why this matters
financial realities of publishing
a book--and how to make them work for, not against,
question to ask yourself when thinking about your
book's topic (publishers will ask it, and if you
don't have a ready answer, your book is
Four ways to
write your book (two of which you probably
have never heard of)
The mind-set you
must have if you want to make money from
your book (rather than find it on the
Barnes & Noble "bargain books" shelves within a
- Special bonus: a section
containing three ways to beat writer's
block and generate great ideas quickly and
easily.(Using just one of these techniques, one
client outlined her entire revision of her book in 12
In addition to all these benefits from the Jump Start Your
Book Manual, I have put together several more
bonuses in the Jump Start Your Book Toolkit to
speed you along the publishing path.
Special Bonus #1 Takes You Step-by-Step
through Creating an Information
In addition to the Manual and Workbook,
you get this special bonus: a 51-minute
MP3 audio of an interview I did with Kevin Wilke of
NitroMarketing that takes you step by step through the
process of creating an information product. This
special training session is unavailable anywhere else
except through Kevin's special "10 in 90" training
session, which is now closed. I am offering it only to those
who order Jump Start Your Book.
You can use this additional coaching
session to help you write your book, or even to create a
smaller product first--an eBook, Special Report, or article. (I
recommend this--it's one quick way to begin to establish your
expertise and create an extra stream of income.)
In this recording you will
- the brainstorming technique
that I've used for everything I do (not only writing). This
technique allows you to generate ideas so
quickly you'll be amazed.
- how to identify which of the two
kinds of writer you are, and how to work with your
- how to recognize and deal with the
"internal editor" that tries to sabotage your
- cutting-edge tools that enable you
to evaluate your market (one of the key questions
you must answer) to ensure that your book will
become successful. (Most of these you probably
never heard of.)
- which information your book
must contain in order for it to sell
- how to evaluate your ideas if
you have more than one, so that you make sure you work on
the one that will give you the quickest results in
the easiest way.
- advanced (but easy!) research
tools and strategies that will make creating your
content easier than you ever imagined.
- two secrets I've used (in addition
to the brainstorming technique) to bypass writer's
block completely. I guarantee these will work
for you, too.
- how to organize your material
so that your book takes shape almost by itself.
- how to actually create an
eBook or other product in PDF
- how to write a book if you
don't like to write.
training is a $67 value--but you get it
free as part of your Jump Start
Your Book Toolkit.
There's yet another
Special Bonus #2: How to Write
Irresistible Queries and
This bonus will dramatically increase your
chances of being published by traditional magazine
and book publishers.
It will show you exactly how to make sure you
are paid to write
I'm talking about getting paid to write
the articles that will help you establish your
credibility as an expert in your field. The queries you
submit to an agent so that you can attract a traditional
publisher (who will pay you an advance and royalties to
publish your book). And, the book proposal you need to
attract a book publisher, who will pay you an advance and
royalties, publish your book, and handle the
distribution of your book into retail and other
Authors who are published and paid for
it--whether in magazines or by a book publisher--have
learned the art of persuading magazine and book editors
that their ideas and ability to convey those
ideas are worth publishers paying
how to write powerful queries (for magazines)
and book proposals.
I hate to say this, but the paid magazine and
book publishing industries are extremely competitive. To
break in, you have to stand head and shoulders above the
thousands of submissions publishers receive every single
There are only six--count 'em,
six--major publishers in the U.S. (They are:
Random House, Inc.; Penguin Putnam; HarperCollins,
Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings, Time Warner, Simon &
Schuster.) To even be considered by any of these
publishers, you will need a literary agent.
How do you get an agent? You write a killer
query letter! Then, for them to sell your work to a
publisher, you need an outstanding book
So, whether you're trying to get published by a
magazine or a book publisher, you need to know
how to write powerful queries and book
In this Special Bonus, which is part of your
Jump Start Your Book Toolkit, you will receive an audio
download of a class I did with Suzanne Lieurance,
known as "the Working Writer's Coach," and I
did for the University of Masters online
Here are just a few of the things you will learn
in this recording:
The number one reason queries are
rejected--and how to avoid
The one thing you must do to hook an
editor. This works not only to sell to a
magazine, but also to the media. Learn this
well, and you will leap-frog over the
Two things to do before you even send
your query, to pave the way. Do this, and
the editor will welcome your
query--and likely, publish you as
How to get editors to come to
you for more articles.
How to know what magazine editors are
on pitching specific
The trick that will boost
your chances of getting
The difference between how you
approach magazine and book editors.
How to find the right
agent (crucial--the wrong one can be
The five essential
elements of a winning book
Why you should never write a
book until you've done this
Why it's crucial that you get
your book proposal right
before you submit to a
outline for book proposals (the very
same one I used to sell every book I
ever proposed--11 books and 1
The most important
part of a proposal--and how to make
this as strong as possible.
insider's tool that you
can use to prove there's a market for
How to make your book idea
irresistible to a publisher.
The key questions to answer that will
make it easy for an editor to sell
your book to the publishing
The secret formula
for the "marketing plan" section of your
proposal, that will convince a publisher
you're worth investing in.
How a fiction proposal
differs from a nonfiction
proposal--and what you absolutely
need or you'll never sell your novel.
Special Bonus #3--For Those Who Take
Once you answer the 12 crucial questions
contained in this first coaching session, you will have
proven to me--and more importantly, to yourself--that
you have what it takes to become a successfully
I will be so
proud of you! To reward you, I want to give yet
another, very valuable bonus.
complete and send me the answers to your 12 questions (the
Workbook part), you will be entitled to a free,
20-minute one-on-one "laser coaching session" to
help you figure out your blueprint to publishing success.
This in itself is a $85 value--your reward from me for
completing the manual.
You will have
the opportunity for me to work with you to
map out your next step
your next step ...
all the way to your finished
No, let me
correct that. All the way to your finished,
successful book and money in the
As you sit here
reading this, imagine ... what will you do with an extra
stream of income (or two)? Replace your current vehicle?
Remodel your kitchen? Pay for your child's college
education? Secure your retirement? Finally take your dream
Your Book ... or a Movie?
dreaming. Now it's time to take action!
If you're really
serious about starting your book now--and
you wouldn't have read this far if you weren't--you need to
ask yourself an important question at this point.
What kind of
investment are you willing to make to fulfill your dream of
getting your book published?
Would you be
willing to forego say, the cost and time you would
spend for dinner at a nice restaurant and a
move, in order to begin writing your book?
That's about all
it would take to get started right now. The Jump
Start Your Book: 12 Steps to Writing a Book that
Sells Toolkit costs only $97--less than
what you would pay for dinner for two and a
movie for two with large popcorn and a soft
The 2-3 hours
you spend answering the questions, instead of eating out and
watching that movie, will go far toward laying the
foundation for your book. When you listen to the audio
classes, you will gain all the information you need to
brainstorm topics, begin your book, brainstorm article
topics, and write powerful query letters to send to editors
and agents. You will also have my proprietary book proposal
outline that will allow you to build on what you've done
with the Jump Start Your Book Manual. You will have just
what you need to write a powerful book proposal just
like the ones I used to sell every book I ever
So the next time
you're invited to go out to a movie, you can just smile
and say, "Not this time. I'm writing my book." They'll
probably look at you in surprise--until they see the glint
of determination in your eyes. Right then and there, you
will experience the respect that will only grow as you
continue taking action toward writing your book. When it's
finished, you will enjoy the prestige
that comes from being a published author.
Better than a Ph.D. ...
of publishing a book surpasses even the cache of
having a Ph.D. or M.D., believe it or not:
|According to Kevin Hogan, author
of The Science of Influence, nothing
boosts your credibility and expertise in the
mind of the public like your own printed book.
An advanced degree is actually second
to having published a book.
degree would cost you tens of thousands of dollars--not to
mention 4-9 years of hard work. The cost of
Jump Start Your Book is infinitesimal
compared to the cost of a Ph.D.! And it will get you where
you want to go, much faster and easier.
Listen, I am so eager for you to begin your
book now, I considered giving these valuable tools away. But
then I realized if I do that, they will end up sitting
on your computer gathering cyberdust along with all the
other free downloads you've collected and done nothing
So I'm doing the next
best thing by offering you the free follow-up
coaching session. In essence, you will
get Jump Start Your Book for free. I'm just
requiring you to invest a bit upfront, so you will
appreciate its value.
In fact, between the audios
and the free follow-up coaching session, you are getting the
equivalent of at least three coaching sessions
for less than half the price of one
The real value, of course, is the time
Jump Start Your Book and the follow-up
coaching will shave off of your learning curve. It might
take you a thousand hours to write your book. Then you may
spend many months in the typical "find an agent/send it off
to a publisher and wait" routine. This process can take
another year or two!
But if you start
your book correctly, by answering the 12 questions in the
Jump Start Your Book manual, you
can shave hundreds of hours of time off of the process.
If you follow the steps in the audio, you can even create an
interim product quickly. In your follow-up coaching
session, I'll show you how to begin to establish your
credibility and build an added stream of income right away,
even while you're writing your "bigger book."
When you finish
Jump Start Your Book, you will determine which is the best
publishing route to take, and you will know
you have a saleable book. Chances are good that you
might be able to secure a publishing contract and
advance even before you write your book.
(That's the way the pros do it. Get paid before you
write--and know that it will be published.)
How much is your
time worth to you? Is it worth $20, $47 or $150 per
hour? Whatever your time is worth, doesn't it make
sense to invest a fraction of it or even twice that,
to save you many hours and much money? Isn't it worth
$97 to learn how to do it right--plus get
a road map for your action plan, customized to
"I consider Jump Start Your
Book Toolkit to be a
value. If I had sat down for a few days
and thought about questions and challenges
related to putting my project together, I
probably would have come up with about
two-thirds of what's covered in the JS Manual.
The rest probably only comes with experience,
so I'd have had to pay for that, one way or
another. Even the things I could have come up
with on my own, however, were
the cost. It would have taken me
quite some time. What's my time worth per
hour? A lot more than $97 divided by the
number of hours I would have wasted
thinking, and then organizing my
I have a friend who just
self-published a book. He had a terrible
time getting it done, probably because he
hadn't thought about some of these
"Einstein is reputed to have said, 'Don't
look to become a person of success, look
instead to become a person of value.'
you've achieved this."
--Dave Jacobs, High Ridge, MO
Why You Need to Act
With my coaching/consulting practice filling up
rapidly, I do not know how much longer I will be able to
offer this last bonus. Even if I continue to offer it,
chances are very good that I will raise the price
considerably. So if you're serious about starting your
book, the time to act is right now.
It all comes down to:
Do you want to be
published? Are you ready for
your words to finally profit you, your audience,
and the world? Are you ready to change lives? Are you ready
to take your life and your career to the next level?
If your answer is yes, please get
your instant download of the Jump Start Your
Book: 12 Steps to Writing a Book that
Sells Toolkit right now.
(Note: When you download the document, you
will be able to choose whether you prefer an Adobe Acrobat
PDF formatted file, or a Word document. The mp3 audios will
be available for instant download, which you can listen to
at your leisure.)
In just five minutes,
you will have everything you need to finally start
writing your book!
Taken together, the resources in the
Jump Start Your Book
Toolkit equip you with the
three skills you absolutely need to become a successful
author: the right mindset, the right
tools, and the right action steps in the
right order. Just by working through the manual and putting
your answers down on paper, you will be developing the
skills you need in order to succeed.
As I said, there are many ways to go about
publishing, depending on your goals. Once you have your
answers, I can help you evaluate which
of the two ways to write a book, and which of the three ways
to publish it, best fit your goals.
Remember, if you have questions as you go
throughthe Jump Start Your Book Manual or
the other tools, you can always e-mail me. I will answer you
personally, plus you can hear your
questions answered on the "Ask Diane Anything about
Writing or Publishing" free group coaching teleclasses I'll
If you are not satisfied with the "Jump
Start Your Book Toolkit" in any way, please contact
me for a no-hassle refund. (Details will be
included in the document.) I want you to be
completely satisfied that this "first coaching
session" is worth much more than you are paying, or
I don't want your money.
All it takes
is that first step. Click the
button below to get instant access to
all the resources that make up your first coaching session.
Answer the questions as best you can, then either fax
or e--mail it back to me se we can set up your free
follow-up coaching session.
Diane! I want to take
action toward getting my book
published. Send me your first
coaching session, the "Jump
Start Your Book: 12 Steps to
Writing a Book that Sells"
Toolkit, which includes
all the following:
- Jump Start Your Book
(PDF or Word doc)
- Jump Start Your Book
(PDF or Word doc)
- 51-minute audio on
How to Create Any
Information Product from
- 60-minute audio class
on How To Write
Irresistible Queries and
Book Proposals (So You Get
- 20 minutes of
determine the best path of
publishing for you (when
you return the Workbook
want to start my book
Note: If you
are more comfortable sending a check,
click here for how to do
Thank you for the privilege of helping you
get your book started. I look forward to learning more
about your project!
P.S. I am
nearly booked solid for my book coaching, so I do
not know how long I will be able to offer the follow-up
laser coaching session. This is a
most valuable aspect of the Jump Start Your Book
Toolkit, (an $85 value in itself), since it is when
you get customized suggestions on which publishing
path best fits you. I would hate to have you
miss out on it. If you're serious about starting your book
or information product, I suggest you take action
right now. Click the box above that says "I
want to start my book NOW" and let's get your book
P.P.S. Jump Start works for creating
ANY information product, as the following testimonial
"I've been trying
to get started on my book for weeks
and couldn't seem to find a starting
point. This is
it! The exercises in
'Jump Start Your Book' made
me write down the things that were floating
around in my head in no particular order,
to the chaos of ideas.
"Jump Start helped me
figure out what kind of information product
I wanted to create. I now know it's not
a book I'm working on, but a
telecourse. The process showed me
how to determine who my ideal client is
and why I'm doing this course.
" The 3-word,
5-minute exercise was invaluable in
helping me describe my course. It
enabled me to pinpoint the benefits I will
provide and figure out who I can count on
for help. Thanks for a
great guide, Diane."
--Cathy Perkins, Hickory,
"The WordPress Dashboard---Your
Mission Control" telecourse