What is a book?
A book is a collection of words based on ideas you want to share with others
A book can take many formats in terms of size, shape and length
A book may include other ways to send information than written words
Business writers are used to research their markets; They do it for the products or services they provide. But it's important before you start writing as before introducing new parts of your business.
Books are as much product as anything else, and their designs can be improved or slow down. The design is not only referred to the presidents of the book or the pictures in it. I'm talking about the whole book; how the information is presented to the reader The reader will thank you for making it easy for them.
If you're not sure how to access this part of your book, it's a way to help you.
- Select 3 books from your collection that you have found useful.
- Do not look at the information they contain but how the book is designed. – Put your hat on the buyer. Without opening the book, write down some words that represent how you feel about their appearance. Happy, depressed, optimistic, curious? It's not right or wrong about this. What we try to find is your normal response to the appearance of the front and back of the book.
- View size, shape and format – We are still looking outside of the book here. There are no real ordinary formats for books; They come in all shapes and sizes. Measure the books if necessary to get an idea about the sizing. Can you put them in your pocket? Would they fit inside a small handbag? If you write a manual manual that you want people to handle, size, shape and weight are important elements of the design.
- Check now the book – I asked you to choose books that you found helpful. That's because I wish you analyzed what worked for you. Look at how the information is presented in the book. Is it the same in any case? Or is it a difference? If there is a difference to work out why it is. Is the way the information is presented in the book guide you through the content? Is it easy for you to dip in sections without having to read multiple pages at once. Think about how you used it; read directly through or chapter by section. Was it a book where you did exercises and if so how do they work for you? Write down all the little details that worked or did not. All of these already collected will give you an insight into what you want for your book.
Once you've done the books you like, try the same method of books you bought and hope they would help you and you were dissatisfied with them. You will learn as much of this and from those you liked.
Take the time to do this because you will end up with a clearer idea of how to build the book and get it right for you to write the book faster and easier.
You might find it helpful to spit up the layout of the book. Try the part of the text and see what it looks like. Abstract ideas can work fine until you try to work out. Better do it early than late in the writing process.
It's also in the early stages that you need to consider plugins for your book, such as CDs or DVDs. This can have a significant impact on the design and cost of the book.