New writers are urged to investigate
the lucrative market of "HOW TO" books. Often
this genre can provide a steady income for authors who write
informative books about subjects addressing a multitude
of do it yourself projects.
Paramount to writing successful " HOW TO" books
is the gathering of thoroughly researched information, presenting
it in a simple, easily digested format which will save the
reader time and avoid costly mistakes. Whether writing about
recipes or garage construction, a step by step, foolproof
method of attaining goals can be a sure winner. Gather as
much good information about your subject as possible, often
from first hand conversations with experts, and cull the
salient features for your book. Writing a successful "HOW
TO" book takes perseverance, persistence and patience
but the finished product can be very rewarding.
Consideration should also be given to clear, crisp illustrations.
Unless you possess artistic skills, your best bet is to
collaborate with a professional illustrator. Quite often
attractive illustrations can make the difference between
a marginally accepted book and a market success. Remember,
"HOW TO" books can provide satisfaction for both
the author and reader. Research the subject matter and see
what has been written to date. You might be surprised to
learn that your proposed content can fill an important gap.