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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.

   
 

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