Actions

  Print Article
  BookMark Article

Categories    Category List

  Accessories (0)
  Advice (0)
  Aging (0)
Arts (24)
  Arts And Crafts (0)
  Automotive (3)
  Break-up (2)
Business (289)
  Business Management (1)
  Cancer Survival (0)
  Career (58)
Cars And Trucks (42)
  CGI (0)
Coding Sites (1)
Computers (16)
  Computers And Technology (2)
Cooking (0)
Crafts (0)
  Culture (0)
Current Affairs (1)
Databases (0)
  Education (0)
Entertainment (3)
  Etiquette (0)
  Family Concerns (0)
  Film (0)
Finances (4)
  Food And Drinks (0)
Gardening (0)
Healthy Living (17)
Holidays (1)
Home (1)
  Home Management (0)
Internet (83)
  Jewellery (0)
  Legal (90)
  Marriage (0)
Medical (0)
  Medical Business (0)
  Medicines And Remedies (0)
Men Only (1)
Motorcyles (0)
Our Pets (2)
Outdoors (2)
  Parenting (0)
  Pets (1)
  Recreation (2)
Relationships (7)
  Self Help (0)
Self Improvement (0)
  Society (0)
Sports (3)
Staying Fit (0)
Technology (20)
Travel (13)
Web Design (1)
Weddings (0)
  Wellness, Fitness And Di (0)
Women Only (53)
  Womens Interest (0)
  World Affairs (0)
Writing (30)

Online Now    Online Now

Guests Online (59)

SoGou (China) (1)

Baiduspider (1)

Author Login    Author Login

Welcome Guest! Please login or create an account.

Username:

Password:



If you do not have an account yet, you can register ( Here ), or you may retrieve a lost user/pass ( Here ).

Navigation    Navigation

   10 newest articles RSS

Author Highlights    Featured Author

A. Davis
Twin Falls

View My Bio & Articles


Acharya Vikrmaditya
Delhi

View My Bio & Articles


Jacklynne Sheldwielfon
Arlington Heights

"I am a relational counselor, who likes helping people in relationships. The Magic of Making..."

View My Bio & Articles


Our Sponsors    Our Sponsors

How To Determine If There Is A Market For Your Book Or Novel

Author : Brian Scott   Top Author

Submitted : 2010-10-07 23:05:46    Word Count : 602    Popularity:   9

Tags:   freelance writing, writing jobs, freelancing, writing from home, make money online, comedy writing

Author RSS Feed   Author RSS Feed

Start by visiting some large bookstores. Take your notebook and a pen. Copy the Tables of Contents of books that treat the same subject matter that your book does. You will want to make your book significantly different from other books that cover the same topic. If your book is the same as other books on the topic, no publisher will show interest in buying it. However, don't be discouraged if you find many books covering the area in which you intend to cover. Many books mean that this area is very popular. For example, publishers bring out endless diet books each year. And there's room for yours, too!

Aim for at least three to five points of difference. This doesn't mean that you have to come up with all new information. In fact, presenting completely new information is impossible. Sticking with our diet book example, there's only one way to lose weight, and that's to take in fewer calories than you expend. Authors reveal this ghastly news to their readers in many ways. Therefore, it's how you present the material that counts. If you can show readers a new way to diet, and you can prove that your method works, you're in, with a hot seller on your hands.

Next, drive to the library. Ask the librarian for Books In Print. This multi-volume set of reference books lists all the books currently available by author, subject and title. Your library may have the books, or it may have the BIP CDs. If your library's BIP is on CD, get a printout of all the books in your subject area.

Don't faint if you see an ultra-lengthy list! Several years ago when I was assessing the market for a book on time management, BIP spat out ten-plus pages. I got all the books that sounded as though they might be similar via inter-library loan, and none resembled my book at all. So the fact that you find many books means little other than that this subject is popular. This is a good thing!

Next check out Forthcoming Books. FC should be available at your library right near BIP. FC lists all those books that publishers will release in the next six months.

You'll want to have the books which are the main competition for your book on hand if possible. You don't have to buy them all. You can borrow them from the library, or if they're listed on Amazon.com, you can use Amazon.com's clever "Look Inside" technology, so that you can scan the contents pages of competing titles.

Amazon.com is your next port of call. Type the subject of your book into the search query box, and you'll get a list of books which touch on your subject area. Print out this list. Having the list handy helps you when the time comes to pick a title. Read the descriptions, and all the reviews of any books that sound as if they might be similar to yours.

Now you've finished surveying the marketplace as it stands for your idea, take the time to write a brief report on what you've discovered. This report is for your own use. Do this right away when it's all still fresh in your mind. It's important to do this, because when you talk to your editor or agent, you'll want to have all the information on the market situation handy. Your report doesn't have to be long. A page will do.

Author's Resource Box

Visit Brians free website, http://www.FreelanceWriting.com and learn about freelance writing and find freelance writing jobs.

Article Source:
Ezine and Web Articles

 

  Report Article
Badly Written Offensive Content Spam
Bad Author Links Mis-spellings Bad Formatting
Bad Author Photo Good Article!