The Healthy Writer

Books for Writers

Book 8
Curl Up Press via PublishDrive
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Do you suffer from physical pain relating to your writing life?

Are you struggling with back pain, weight gain related to sedentary working, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, neck pain, eye strain, stress, loneliness, digestive issues, or Repetitive Strain Injury?



These are the most common issues reported by writers and if you struggle with any of them, you are not alone.



Writing is not a physically healthy job, but if you want a long-term writing career, then you need to look after your body.



I've been through my own pain journey over the last six years. I used to get crippling migraines that sent me to a dark room, and back pain so bad that I couldn't sleep, as well as stress levels so high that I wasn't able to breathe normally.



Now, my back pain, migraines and RSI have almost gone completely, and I manage my writing life in a far healthier way than ever before. I share my personal journey and insights with you in this book.



My co-author is Dr Euan Lawson, who shares his insights into how we can reduce pain, improve health and build a writing career for the long term.



The book covers:



Introduction and survey results from 1200 writers



7 Reasons why writing is great for your health



Part 1: The Unhealthy Writer



Stress, anxiety, burnout



Back, neck and shoulder pain



Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)



A personal journey to a pain-free back



Writing with chronic pain



Sedentary life and inactivity



Sleep problems/ insomnia



Eye strain, headaches, and migraine



A personal story of headaches and migraine



Loneliness and isolation



Weight gain or weight loss



Joanna's Letter to Sugar



Digestive issues and IBS



A personal journey through IBS with FODMAP



Mood and mental health



Riding the Waves: Writing with depression



Alcohol - the good, the bad, and the ugly



Coffee and caffeine



Supplements, substances, and nootropics



Part 2: The Healthy Writer



Improve your workspace



Sort out your sleep



Sort out your diet



From fat to fit



Sort out your back



Lessons learned about writing from yoga



How to use dictation for a healthier writing life



The active writer mindset



Strategies for the sofa-bound



The active writer: Three golden rules



The running writer: Three rookie mistakes



Lessons learned about writing from walking a double ultra-marathon



Find a community



Build wellbeing with mindfulness



Develop healthy habits for the long-term



Conclusion: It's your turn. Choose life!



It's time to be a healthy writer!

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Curl Up Press via PublishDrive
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Published on
Aug 11, 2018
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Pages
330
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ISBN
9781912105816
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Healthy Living
Health & Fitness / Work-Related Health
Language Arts & Disciplines / Authorship
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Do you want to write a non-fiction book but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you worry that you're not ‘the expert' or have enough authority in your niche to write a book on it?

Are you ready to help other people and change your own life with your words?



The first non-fiction book I wrote changed my life. Sure, it helped other people, but mostly it altered the course of my life – so much so that 10 years later, I make a living with my writing.



I've written seven other non-fiction books and co-written two more and built a multi-six-figure income around my non-fiction eco-system. In this book, I'll share everything I've learned along the way and save you time, effort and frustration on your author journey. The book includes:



PART 1. Before You Write: Mindset



Why write a non-fiction book?



Can I write a book if I'm not the expert?



Originality. Or, there are so many other books on this topic



Who are you? Personal stories and the writer's voice



The day a non-fiction book changed my life



Fear and self-doubt



PART 2. Before You Write: Business



Types of non-fiction books



Business models for non-fiction books



Who is your book for? Identify your target market



Decide on the topic for your book



Decide on your book title



Your author name and pseudonyms



How long does your book have to be?



How long will it take to write the book?



Your perspective on time



Writing a book proposal



PART 3. Writing and Editing



Gather and organize existing material



Research, interviews, surveys, and social listening



Structure and organize the book



How to write the first draft



How to dictate your book



Turn your blog/podcasts/videos/talks into a book



Speed and quality



Focus and shiny object syndrome



Writer's block



Co-writing a non-fiction book



How to turn a boring book into an engaging read



Elements of fiction in non-fiction



Truth and perfectionism



Legal issues: Using real people, quotes, lyrics, images, and citing sources



Self-editing a book



How to find and work with professional editors



PART 4. Publishing and Product Creation



Your publishing options



The different formats for your book



Non-fiction book covers



Book formatting for non-fiction



Pricing your book



Your book sales description



Categories and keywords



Turn your non-fiction book into a multimedia course



Updating your books over time



PART 5. Marketing Non-Fiction



Two models of marketing and the importance of mindset



Book-centered marketing



Paid advertising for non-fiction books



Author-centered marketing. The power of a personal brand



Build your author website



Build an email list



Integrate email marketing with your book



Content marketing for non-fiction books



My non-fiction marketing journey



Conclusion and your next steps.



It's time to (finally) write your non-fiction book. Download a sample or buy now and start writing.

Do you want to successfully self-publish in ebook, print or audiobook formats?

There are thousands of new books being published every day, but many self-published books quickly sink to the bottom of the pile.


Many authors are frustrated because there are so many options for self-publishing, and they don't know which one to choose or what will be best for their book.


Others spend thousands of dollars to publish and end up broken-hearted with the result.


But it doesn't have to be this way.


I've spent the last ten years self-publishing bestselling fiction and non-fiction books and in 2011, I left my day job to become a full-time author-entrepreneur. I've made lots of mistakes along the way, but through the process of self-publishing 27 books, I've learned the most effective way to publish and market your books. In this book, I'll share everything with you.


The book includes:


- What you need to know before you self-publish


- Why self-publishing an ebook is a good idea


- How to format an ebook


- Exclusivity and going direct


- How to self-publish an ebook


- Why self-publish a print book


- Print-on-demand will change your life


- What you need to know before you print


- How to self-publish a print book


- What to do if you want help with the publishing process


- How to self-publish an audiobook


- After self-publishing


- How much does it cost to self-publish?


- How do you get paid when you self-publish?


- Book marketing principles


- How to market fiction


- How to market non-fiction


Plus, links to more useful resources.


If you're ready to successfully self-publish, then download a sample or buy now.


Updated: April 2019 with a new chapter on how to self-publish an audiobook

Do you want to sell more books and reach more readers?

Do you want to discover how to build an author career for the long-term as well as spike your book sales right now?



If you don’t know much about marketing, don’t worry. We all start with nothing.



I’m Joanna Penn and back in 2008, I had no book sales, no audience, no website, no social media, no podcast, no email list. No nothing.



Now I’m a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers and non-fiction. My books have sold over 500,000 copies in 83 countries, and I’m an award-winning creative entrepreneur and international speaker, making a multi-six-figure income with my writing.



Learning how to market my books and my personal brand changed my life. Yes, you need to write an awesome book, but you also need to know how to get it in front of the right readers.



How to Market a Book is for authors who want to sell more books, but it's also for those writers who want to think like an entrepreneur and build a long-term income. It's for traditionally published authors who want to take control of their future, and for self-published authors who want to jump-start a career.



There are short-term tactics for those who want to boost immediate sales, but the focus of the book is more about instilling values and marketing principles that will help your long-term career as a writer.



It's also about going beyond just the book, because these methods can take you from being an author into making money from other products, professional speaking, and creating opportunities that you can't even imagine yet.



In this completely updated Third Edition, you’ll discover:



Part 1: Marketing Principles



Book marketing myths, how discoverability works, and the polarities of marketing that will determine what you choose to implement



Part 2: Your Book Fundamentals



Prerequisites for success, how to optimise your book for online sales, categories and keywords, exclusivity, pricing and use of free, box-sets and bundling, and writing series



Part 3: No Platform Needed. Short-term Marketing



How to get customer reviews and find book bloggers, paid advertising with email blasts, paid advertising with Facebook, Amazon Ads and ad stacking, algorithm hacking, big data, and production speed



Part 4: Your Author Platform. Long-term Marketing



Building an author brand, author website, list-building and email marketing, content marketing, blogging, audio and podcasting, video and book trailers, social networking, professional speaking, marketing audiobooks, PR and publicity, TV, radio and traditional media



Part 5: Launching Your Book



Why launching is different for indie authors, soft launch, launch spikes, post-launch, how to relaunch backlist books. Includes an example book marketing strategy and launch plan checklist.



Other books for authors by Joanna Penn. Available in ebook, print and audiobook.



How to Make a Living with your Writing



How to Write Non-Fiction: Turn your Knowledge into Words



Business for Authors: How to be an Author Entrepreneur



The Successful Author Mindset: A Handbook for Surviving the Writer's Journey



The Healthy Writer



Public Speaking for Authors, Creatives and Other Introverts



Co-writing a Book: Collaboration and Co-Creation for Writers



Successful Self-Publishing



Career Change: Stop hating your job, discover what you really want to do with your life, and start doing it!



Joanna’s website for authors, The Creative Penn, has been voted one of the Top 100 websites for writers by Writers Digest several years running, and The Creative Penn podcast is one of the top podcasts for writers and indie authors.

Would you like to make a living with your writing?

This book will show you how.



I spent 13 years working as a cubicle slave in the corporate world. I was miserable in my job and my creativity was stunted by the crushing daily grind.



Then I started writing books and blogging, using my words to create products and attract readers. In September 2011, I left my corporate job to become a full-time author and creative entrepreneur and since then I've grown my business year on year, all based on my writing. More importantly, I'm finally living the happy life I always wanted.



I'm not a Kindle or blogging millionaire and this is not a get rich quick scheme. But I will share with you how I make a multi-six-figure income from writing books, blogging and marketing in an ethical manner.



We're living in the best time ever to make a living with your writing! Read on to learn more.



The book includes the following Table of Contents:



Overview of how I make a living and income split



First principles



Tips on writing and productivity



Tips on mindset






Part 1: How to make money from books



It's not just one book



Your publishing options: Traditional publishing



Changes in the publishing industry



Your publishing options: Becoming an indie author



How to self-publish an ebook



How to self-publish a print book



How to self-publish an audiobook






Part 2: How to make money online in other ways



A business powered by content marketing



Product sales



Affiliate income



Consulting or coaching



Professional speaking



Advertising and sponsorship



Freelance writing



Tips for content marketing






The transition and your next steps



Plus/ Companion Workbook so you can answer the questions in the book for yourself.



If you'd like to make a living with your writing, click to sample or buy now.

Being a writer is not just about typing.

It’s also about surviving the roller-coaster of the creative journey.


Self-doubt, fear of failure, the need for validation, perfectionism, writer’s block, comparisonitis, overwhelm, and much more. When you’re going through these things, it can feel like you’re alone. But actually, they are part of the creative process, and every author goes through them too.


This book collects the mindset issues that writers experience, that I have been through myself over the last ten years and that perhaps you will experience at different times on the creative journey.


Each small chapter tackles a possible issue and then offers an antidote, so that you can dip in and out over time. It includes excerpts from my own personal journals as well as quotes from well-known writers. I hope it helps you on the road to becoming a successful author.


The book includes:


Part 1: Mindset Aspects of Creativity and Writing


Self-doubt and imposter syndrome
Need for validation
Fear of failure
Fear of rejection and criticism
Your inner critic
Fear of judgment
Perfectionism
Writer’s block and procrastination
“I’m not creative. I don’t have any ideas”
“My writing isn’t original”
“Why write? There are too many books in the world already”
“I don’t have the time or self-discipline to write”
“I’m not finding writing much fun. It’s hard work.”
“I keep starting things and not finishing them”
Dealing with friends, family and writer’s groups
“How do I find my voice?”
Comparisonitis or “Everyone is better than me”


Part 2: Mindset Aspects after Publishing


Anti-climax and creative dissatisfaction
What is your definition of success?
What happens when you tell people that you’re an author?
“I’m overwhelmed”
Dealing with fans, authenticity and drawing the line
Haters gonna hate
Ambition, fame and fortune
Giving up


Part 3: Tips for Success on the Author Journey


Know thyself
Understand and hone your creative process
Develop professional habits
Manage professional relationships
Take control of your writing career
Find your community
Keep learning
Schedule rest and take time off
Think long term. Create a body of work

A manual for understanding the anatomical and emotional components of posture in order to heal chronic pain

• Contains self-help exercises and ergonomics information to help correct unhealthy movement patterns

• Teaches how to adopt suitable posture in the modern sedentary world

Many people cause their own back and body pain through their everyday bad postural and movement habits. Many sense that their poor posture is probably the root of the problem, but they are unable to change long-standing habits.

In The New Rules of Posture, Mary Bond approaches postural changes from the inside out. She explains that healthy posture comes from a new sense we can learn to feel, not by training our muscles into an ideal shape. Drawing from 35 years of helping people improve their bodies, she shows how habitual movement patterns and emotional factors lead to unhealthy posture. She contends that posture is the physical action we take to orient ourselves in relation to situations, emotions, and people; in order to improve our posture, we need to examine both our physical postural traits and the self-expression that underlies the way we sit, stand, and move. The way we walk, she says, is our body’s signature.

Bond identifies the key anatomical features that impact alignment, particularly in light of our modern sedentary lives, and proposes six zones that help create postural changes: the pelvic floor, the breathing muscles, the abdomen, the hands, the feet, and the head. She offers self-help exercises that enable healthy function in each zone as well as information on basic ergonomics and case histories to inspire us to think about our own habitual movements. This book is a resource for Pilates, yoga, and dance instructors as well as healthcare professionals in educating people about postural self-care so they can relieve chronic pain and enjoy all life activities with greater ease.
Do you want to write a non-fiction book but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you worry that you're not ‘the expert' or have enough authority in your niche to write a book on it?

Are you ready to help other people and change your own life with your words?



The first non-fiction book I wrote changed my life. Sure, it helped other people, but mostly it altered the course of my life – so much so that 10 years later, I make a living with my writing.



I've written seven other non-fiction books and co-written two more and built a multi-six-figure income around my non-fiction eco-system. In this book, I'll share everything I've learned along the way and save you time, effort and frustration on your author journey. The book includes:



PART 1. Before You Write: Mindset



Why write a non-fiction book?



Can I write a book if I'm not the expert?



Originality. Or, there are so many other books on this topic



Who are you? Personal stories and the writer's voice



The day a non-fiction book changed my life



Fear and self-doubt



PART 2. Before You Write: Business



Types of non-fiction books



Business models for non-fiction books



Who is your book for? Identify your target market



Decide on the topic for your book



Decide on your book title



Your author name and pseudonyms



How long does your book have to be?



How long will it take to write the book?



Your perspective on time



Writing a book proposal



PART 3. Writing and Editing



Gather and organize existing material



Research, interviews, surveys, and social listening



Structure and organize the book



How to write the first draft



How to dictate your book



Turn your blog/podcasts/videos/talks into a book



Speed and quality



Focus and shiny object syndrome



Writer's block



Co-writing a non-fiction book



How to turn a boring book into an engaging read



Elements of fiction in non-fiction



Truth and perfectionism



Legal issues: Using real people, quotes, lyrics, images, and citing sources



Self-editing a book



How to find and work with professional editors



PART 4. Publishing and Product Creation



Your publishing options



The different formats for your book



Non-fiction book covers



Book formatting for non-fiction



Pricing your book



Your book sales description



Categories and keywords



Turn your non-fiction book into a multimedia course



Updating your books over time



PART 5. Marketing Non-Fiction



Two models of marketing and the importance of mindset



Book-centered marketing



Paid advertising for non-fiction books



Author-centered marketing. The power of a personal brand



Build your author website



Build an email list



Integrate email marketing with your book



Content marketing for non-fiction books



My non-fiction marketing journey



Conclusion and your next steps.



It's time to (finally) write your non-fiction book. Download a sample or buy now and start writing.

Do you want to create, publish and market your audiobooks?

Are you ready to use podcasting to grow your author brand and reach more readers with your books?
Audiobooks are the fastest-growing segment in publishing with double-digit growth in markets across the world. Podcasting has gone mainstream with listeners consuming audio on mobile phones and in-car devices, as well as through smart speakers. Advancements in voice technology continue to expand possibilities for audio creation and marketing.
With such rapid growth in opportunity, how can you position your books in an increasingly voice-first world?
I've been podcasting for over a decade as well as narrating and producing my own audiobooks since 2014. I'm an avid consumer of audio content and I'm also experimenting with AI voice technologies. In this book, I'll share everything I know so you can position your books and your author brand for the next shift in reader behavior.
You will discover:
- Introduction
- Why audio and why now?
- The audio first ecosystem
- The audio mindset
PART 1: Audiobooks
- Types of audiobooks
- Writing, adapting and editing your work for audio
- Intellectual property considerations for audiobooks
- Your options for audiobook publishing and licensing
- How to find and work with a professional narrator
- Reasons to narrate your own audiobook
- Audiobook narration tips
- Recording studio options
- Audiobook recording, editing, and production
- How to self-publish an audiobook
- How long does an audiobook take to produce?
- How do audiobook readers discover audiobooks?
- How to market audiobooks
- The money side of audiobooks
PART 2: Podcasting
- Why podcasting is important for authors
- The difference between audiobooks and podcasting
- Types of podcasts
- How to research and pitch podcasters
- How to be a great podcast guest
- Should you start your own podcast?
- Podcast prerequisites
- Intellectual property considerations for podcasting
- Podcasting equipment and software
- Podcast structure
- How to be a great podcast host
- Podcast distribution
- Show notes and transcripts
- Collaboration and freelancers
- Podcast workflow and tools
- How to launch a podcast
- How to market a podcast
- Repurpose your content
- The money side of podcasting
PART 3: Voice Technologies
- Overview of voice technologies
- Speech to text: dictation
- Text to speech
- Voice assistants, smart speakers and devices
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the future of voice

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