I’m devoting the entirety of this post to deciding whether to write a fiction book you have on your mind for an important reason – it’s easier to make sales and generate sales for a nonfiction book consistently than it is for a fiction book. This is especially true if the nonfiction book is a self-help book or another book which is likely to appeal to a lot of people in your niche market, people who are likely to buy your book now.

Getting enough people to buy a fiction book you write is a different animal. Before you commence writing it, take these critical measures to help ensure you don’t waste your time writing, proofreading, editing, publishing and marketing it:

1) Spend at least a few minutes at your computer pondering whether you can truly make the book into a piece of work that someone other than perhaps a dedicated family member of yours will buy.

2) If you determine it’s worth it to pursue the project, spend considerable time coming up with a strong title for the book and think about how you can begin the book with an action scene likely to hook people into buying your story.

3) Devise a solid book description you can put into your “About the book” page and the blurb section of Amazon or anywhere else you choose to self-publish your work or submit it to a literary agent or publishing house for consideration.

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