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Entrepreneurs have tried several ways to penetrate the markets. The social media has of late joined the list of media used to promote their expertise. However, the impact of the traditional and the contemporary means of presenting oneself out in the world still are not as powerful as any entrepreneur would wish. Every person out there desires to be seen as an expert in their field thus reaping all the benefits that accrue to their expertise. In reality, only a few individuals reap massively, like being able to dictate terms of engagements. Therefore, one would wonder what else an entrepreneur would do to join this privileged few.
Jacqui Pretty in her publication, Book Blueprint, How any entrepreneur can write an awesome book, published by Michael Hanrahan publishing, explores the need for an entrepreneur becoming an author of a book in his area of expertise. The author clarifies that despite entrepreneurs using other media in reaching the market, this one surpasses the rest. She underscores the importance of bringing out a book by quoting Andrew Griffiths,
of a hard copy rather than an e-book.thud value
She starts by explaining that each entrepreneur has the ability to write several books if the rational approach was used. Subsequently, she demonstrates the importance of having the blueprint of one’s book even before the writing process begins. A book blueprint would enable the author to inscribe the book in the right structure over a short time. This would, in turn, minimize the harsh realities when one after struggling to write the book is advised to remove some chapters, split the book into two which might make the book writing process a herculean task like climbing Mt. Everest. Other authors simply run out of steam and while they had intended authoring a book, they find that the most they can write is half a page and they slowly drift to playing solitaire. She then goes through all the processes of coming up with an ideal book blueprint and at this point I would say she is genuinely an authority!
I would best describe Book Blueprint, as a learning experience right from the cover to the primary text. The confidence displayed by the author in specifying how one would write a blueprint is just amazing. She does not allow entrepreneurs give any excuse for the presence of many experts in the same field.
In addition, several extracts from other authors like Peita Diamantidi’s, Finance Action Hero, have been skillfully inserted to drive the point home.You know what? You’re right, there are already a lot of books out there on how to write a book, but here you are reading mine.
How I wish the author included some tips on writing fiction books. Some entrepreneurs are prominent storytellers and would feel left out. Presumably, that is for another day. This is a book that can convince anyone to author a book on their area of expertise. In a simple yet authoritative language, she conveys an explicit message. On a lighter note, even a person in their late childhood can write a title, How to be a child. I consider no reservation in my recommendations on who should read this book. Yet the people, who after reading this book will take that important step and author one, will be the principal beneficiaries. This title has been released in the market at the opportune time. I thus wish to rate this book with 4 out of 4 stars. For the avoidance of doubt, any prospective author will have added benefits.
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