📖Write Useful Books: A modern approach to designing and refining recommendable nonfiction

Rob Fitzpatrick
  • On writing well
  • self-publish your first 10,000 copies and then you can negotiate with publishers from a strong position
  • p.12 useful books are problem-solving products
  • p.13 make the promise so clear so that people can decide they don’t need it (they won’t be lured and won’t write negative reviews)
  • p.14 testing title: try to describe book in one-two sentences in a conversation, and see how people (mis)interpret it
  • p.49 add word count to the ToC to visualize reader experience
  • Austin Kleon, Show your work


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