If you have ever considered writing a book, then you know there is a lot of behind-the-scenes work that goes into it. From writing and designing to marketing and more, it can be hard to know where to start. So today, I have a special guest who can help break down the process. Michelle Vandepas is a TEDx Speaker, author, and the co-founder of GracePoint Matrix Publishing, and she is well versed in what it takes to get a book off the ground.

Listen in as Michelle explains what the creative process behind writing a book entails and what you should be thinking about when designing your book. You will learn the most important things needed to create a strong launch, as well as a realistic time frame for doing so. If you have been thinking about writing a book or are scared to do so because you are concerned about the time it is going to take, this is the episode for you.

In this episode, we cover topics such as:

  • What you need to know about writing.
  • The creative process behind writing a book.
  • What you need to think about when designing a book.
  • Whether you should get a big publishing house to publish your book.
  • The most important things for building a strong book launch.
  • How quickly you can realistically get a book published.

Please enjoy today’s episode — and visit the resources below to find everything mentioned in the show!

What you will hear:

[8:15] Interview with Michelle begins.
[11:16] How to decide if you should write a book.
[14:24] How to determine what you want your book to be about.
[20:40] Realistic expectations you should have for writing a book.
[29:05] The process of designing your book.
[36:46] Marketing for your book.
[41:04] How long it will take to write/publish the book.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

Anybody has at least one book in them if they want. - @MichelleVan Click To Tweet Here’s my tip: I ask people to write their back cover first, because when you read a back cover, you immediately know what that books about. - @MichelleVan Click To Tweet If you are going to self-publish, buy your own ISBN. - @MichelleVan Click To Tweet

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