When first time non-fiction book authors come to me, I find that just as often as not they suffer from too many ideas as opposed to no ideas, or only one. After years of helping them wrangle through the process of selecting which of their ideas they should focus on for their first book, I came up with a way to look at multiple ideas and quantify their readiness. It’s now part of the first course I offer online in the Academy, Passion & Purpose.
It’s called the Book Idea Quiz, and It gives you a method for determining which idea will work best for you and the market, right now. You answer the following six questions, assigning point values to each, and the tool works out which is the winning idea, and what you might need to do to make a so-so idea a winning one, if that’s the one you’re set on doing first.
Here are the factors I use in the Quiz…use it to get you thinking… Continue reading