Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Looking for...Ways to be a Better Man (or Woman)

"You make me want to be a better man." I can't name the movie, but I remember that some sappy guy said this to a woman. And, honestly, I think most guys can relate. They meet a woman who seems to have everything they want and suddenly realize, She's out of my league. To get her, you have to raise the level of your game. In short, she makes you want to be a better man.

I'd like to be a better man also. Can you help me? I'm looking for books on....

  • Self-improvement
  • Career improvement
  • Leadership
  • Popular Reference
  • Small-business How-to
  • Practical nonfiction

Whether you've got the next How to Win Friends and Influence People or the next What Color is Your Parachute? I'd like to hear from you. If you can write about leadership in life or in business or simply how to become head of the PTA, you may have a market. Can you write How to Write Crossword Puzzles or Snorkeling for Dummies? We might be able to find you a deal. Are you an expert quoted regularly in Entrepreneur magazine, then perhaps there's a market for a book by you. Can you write practical nonfiction on a topic or topics people want to know more about? Let me know.

Of course, I have to beat the dead horse and say You Must Know What You Are Talking About! And You Must Be An Established Expert In Your Field! And You Must Be Able To Write! Writing a book will not establish you as an expert. Being an expert may be enough to help your book get published. Owning Microsoft Word does not mean you know how to write. Be confident in your abilities but humble enough to recognize that if people don't know who you are, they might not want your opinion. Successfully writing in these areas boils down to a topic of wide interest, credentials that show you know what you are talking about, and good writing. Period. If you can fill that bill, let me know.

Z

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As Good As It Gets...that's the movie...

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