About the Book"You want to write a nonfiction book that matters. A book that resonates with readers. A book that changes lives. And you're not sure where to begin. In Write a Must-Read, AJ Harper shares the method she developed and used for more than a decade to ghostwrite and edit bestselling books for some of the foremost thought leaders of our time. She gives you the complete framework she shares with her workshop students--the same framework she used with newbies, big-deal deal authors, small presses, and the Big Five. The secret: It's not about you. When you put your reader first--their desires, their challenges, their point of view, and even their experience of reading your book--you create the connection and trust required to transform their lives. This method also simplifies the writing and editing process and helps keep your inner critic at bay. The payoff: a must-read book, and a massive readership who serve as ambassadors for your message and your brand."--
A book is not about something. A book is for someone.You want to write a nonfiction book that matters. A book readers love and rave about. A book they underline, dog-ear, and highlight. A must-read. How do you do that, when you've never written a book like that before? When you aren't sure what content to include in a nonfiction book, or how to organize it? And when you're not sure if your idea is worth pursuing in the first place? At the heart of the answers to all these questions is a craft created by AJ Harper, ghostwriter and editor for some of the foremost thought leaders of our time. The foundation of that craft is a simple, yet powerful philosophy: Reader First. When you learn how to put your reader first at every stage of book development, writing, and editing, you can create the connection and trust required to transform their lives. In these pages, Harper reveals the proven methods and frameworks she has used for nearly two decades to write and edit perennial bestsellers. It's not the easy way, or the fast way; it's the effective way. The payoff for doing this important work: a must-read book, and a massive readership who serve as ambassadors for your message and your brand.
Praise for Write a Must-Read
"When you are ready to embark on the Artist's Journey and write the book you were called to write, read this book. AJ Harper's Write a Must Read is itself a must-read, an essential resource to help you produce the works you were put on Earth to bring forth."
--Steven Pressfield, bestselling author of The War of Art
About the AuthorAJ Harper is an editor and publishing strategist who helps authors write transformational books that enable them to build readership, grow their brand, and make a significant impact on the world. As ghostwriter and as developmental editor, she has worked with hundreds of authors, from newbies to New York Times bestselling authors with millions of books sold. AJ is writing partner to business author, Mike Michalowicz. Together they've written nine books, including Profit First.