Book Review: The Author Training Manual by Nina Amir

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4-20-2014 7-00-54 PMTitle: The Author Training Manual
Author: Nina Amir
Publisher: Writer’s Digest Books
Pages: 256
Genre: Nonfiction
Format: Paperback/Kindle

About the Book:

Anyone can publish a book and become an “author,” but if you want to become a successful author with a profitable publishing career, you need a clear, step-by-step guide to help you develop book ideas that sell. In The Author Training Manual, expert editor and book coach Nina Amir reveals the exact process successful authors have used to create business plans and proposals for their books and teaches you how to view your ideas through the eyes of acquisition editors and literary agents.

 Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, plan to traditionally publish or self-publish, The Author Training Manual provides you with the tools you need to achieve your goals and become the author publishers and readers want. Inside you’ll find concrete steps, evaluations, sample business plans, in-depth training activities, editor and agent commentaries, and much more – all designed to help you stand out, from the slush pile to the shelf.


I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

This is a great book for authors who are serious about getting their book published whether it’s through a publishing company or being self published. One of the many topics is which one is best for you.

The first chapter and Step #1 of the Author Training Process are mostly motivational, helping the author to get the right attitude which can be so important. After each step of the Author Training Process, there are exercises at the back of the manual which the author states is “the real training.”

The Author Training Manual presents writing a book like starting a business. Before you start writing your book it states you should have a business plan/business proposal whether you plan on trying to go through a publisher or being self published. It includes a lot of resources and samples of proposals and business plans.

This is definitely a good resource for any writer who is serious about getting their book published.


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About the Author:

4-20-2014 7-00-03 PM Nina Amir, the Inspiration to Creation Coach and author of How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual, transforms writers into authors. She inspires people from all walks of life to create books that positively impact readers and to develop careers as authors, achieve their goals, and fulfill their potential. Nina is a sought-after nonfiction developmental editor, proposal consultant, and author, book, blog-to-book, blog, and results coach. Some of her clients have gone on to sell 300,000+ copies of their books and to land deals with major publishing houses. She writes four blogs, has self-published 12 books and is the founder of National Nonfiction Writing Month, aka the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge.


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