I’m going to share a few tips with you to help you write a killer book presentation.

1. Know your audience

The first thing you need to do is to know your audience. Who are they? What are they looking for? What do they expect?

If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you won’t be able to write an effective book presentation for them. You won’t know what to say and how to say it. You’ll just be winging it, and that’s not a good way to write a book presentation!

2. Write your book presentation

You need to know what you’re going to say before you say it, right? That’s the same thing with writing a presentation. You have to write your presentation before you speak it.

If you’re not sure what you want to say, write it down. If you can’t think of anything, write that down, too. Write down what you think your audience wants to hear, and write down the things that you think they don’t want to hear. Write it all down. Then, when you’re writing your presentation, you can refer back to what you wrote down. This way, you’ll know exactly what you have to say to your audience, and you’ll have a better chance of saying it in a way that your audience will like.

Don’t write down your presentation until you’re done writing your book. You want to make sure that your book is finished before you write out your presentation. If your book isn’t finished, you may end up writing something that you have no idea what it means or what it’s supposed to say. If that happens, you’re just going to have to wing it and hope that you say the right thing at the right time. You can’t wing it if you haven’t written your presentation yet!

## Writing the Book

Now that you’ve written your book, it’s time to get down to business. In this part, we show you how to prepare your book for publication, and we give you some pointers on how to get your book into the hands of readers.

## Preparing Your Book for Publication

When you’re ready to publish your first book, you have a lot of decisions to make.

## What kind of book are you going to write?

How many pages do you want in your book? How many chapters do you need? What’s the number of words in each chapter? Do you want your book to have a table of contents, a glossary, a bibliography, and so on? (See Book I, Chapter 4 for more information on these types of book features.)

Who’s going to be your publisher? How much will it cost you to have your book published? How long will it take to get it published? What will you do if your book doesn’t sell as well as you think it will? What happens if the publisher doesn’t publish your book in the way that you want it to be published? (We talk more about these questions in the later section “Choosing a publisher.”)

Where will you sell your book when it’s published? Will you sell it online, in bookstores, or both? (Check out the section “Selling your book,” later in this chapter, for more info on these options.)

This chapter gives you the lowdown on all of these questions and more. We tell you what you need and what you can do to make your book the best it can be. We also help you decide whether self-publishing is the right choice for you, and if it is, we help you figure out how to go about doing it. Finally, we tell you all about the publishing industry and how it works, so that you can make the best decision for you when you decide to go the traditional publishing route or the independent publishing route.

Before you go any further, be sure to check out Book I to find out about the different types of books that are out there and how you can choose the one that’s right for you. You also need to read Book III, Chapter 1, which tells you about the basics of writing a book, and Book IV, Chapters 1 and 2, which give you tips on writing a good book proposal and a great book proposal, respectively. We recommend that you read both of these chapters before you get started on this part of the book, because they give you the information that you need in order to write the best book proposal or book proposal that you’re capable of writing. (For more on book proposals and book proposals, head to Book III and IV, respectively, of this book.)

## What Kind of Book Are You Going to Write and How Many Pages Do You Want in Your Book?

In this book, we talk a lot about the importance of having a clear idea of what your book will be about before you sit down to write it. But what if you already have an idea for a book in your head? What if you have an outline of your book already written out? If that’s the case, what do you do?