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Rodney Miles

Rodney Miles

Rodney Miles has had a hand in over 200 books, many best sellers, as ghostwriter, collaborator, or primary author. Today he collaborates, coaches, and trains emerging and established authors worldwide.

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If Creating Books hits 100 pre-orders by Saturday 1 September 2018 3 A.M. UTC, then it will be pitched to 43 hybrid publishers when the campaign ends.

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Creating Books

How to Write, Edit, Design, Produce, Publish, Launch, Market, and Sell Your Book Like a Pro

Want to be a best-selling author? Rodney Miles shows you how to write, edit, design, produce, publish, launch, market, and sell your book like a pro in Creating Books.

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Self-Help Writing and Publishing
Melbourne, Florida
120,000 words
75% complete
2 publishers interested

Synopsis

IS THERE A BOOK IN YOU? Eighty percent of us think there is. Let professional book collaborator Rodney Miles and his new book, Creating Books, help get your book finally out of your head and into bookstores. Creating Books is your roadmap to a professionally produced book, and possibly to a career as an author. Part handbook and part memoir, Creating Books reveals the exact steps taken by the pros to produce high-quality and successful books that have lasting impact. 

As the digital age spawned self-publishing, so now is self-publishing spawning a golden age of books, where self- and hybrid-published authors are no longer the dregs of society but innovators and leaders in the world of ebooks, even as traditional publishers consolidate their dominance of print distribution and national media. In the race for dominance, both up their games as markets merge, genres and formats expand, and more opportunities are available to the modern author than ever before. One of those opportunities is the know-how shared in Creating Books, enabling any author to produce professional-quality books, and not only on a pre-planned sequence and timetable, but in a way that fosters creativity, inspiration, and efficiency. The result is more great books that change lives—the author’s included. 

Today’s modern author can control their own destiny if they understand the modern publishing environment and use the time-tested steps involved in creating quality books.These are those steps, these are those new definitions, and these are the advices of a seasoned, professional book collaborator. Creating a book should be a fun and life-changing experience. But all too often we get frustrated by what seems like a mystical process. Not any longer. Creating Books is your roadmap to a professionally written, produced, and published book, for anyone who has had the dream of being an author.

A guest foreword and articles by other industry pros are also being discussed.

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Outline

Introduction: The Modern Author

PART ONE: Bibliophilia

[ 1 ] Bibliophilia

[ 2 ] New Definitions

[ 3 ] Good Writing

[ 4 ] Cool Design

PART TWO: The Book Creation Cycle

MAJOR PHASE 1: Concept, Purposes, Plan

MAJOR PHASE 2: Writing through First Draft

MAJOR PHASE 3: Reviews and Revision

MAJOR PHASE 4: Design and Production

MAJOR PHASE 5: Strategy, Distribution, Preorders

MAJOR PHASE 6: Launch and Sales

MAJOR PHASE 7: Review, Strategy, Next Book

PART THREE: Productivity

[ 5 ] Productivity

[ 6 ] Tools

[ 7 ] Project Management

[ 8 ] Hiring & Freelancing

[ 9 ] Author Business Development

[ 10 ] My (New) Business Model

[ 11 ] Always Learning

Conclusion: A Golden Age

Appendix: The Book Creation Cycle Worksheet

Appendix: Parts of a Book

Appendix: Ingram versus Amazon

Appendix: CreateSpace versus Ingram (Print)

Appendix: Lorem Ipsum

Recommendations

Publishizer Hall of Fame

Glossary

Index

Audience

BASED UPON EXPERIENCE acquiring and working with clients, they seem to fall into several categories:

  • Successful professionals who are ready to take their expertise to a broader audience,
  • Professionals who seek a tool (their book) with which to facilitate their coaching or consulting,
  • People who seek a powerful tool (their book) as a hub for their marketing—With a book they can easily create “up-funnel” and “down-funnel” products and services such as courses and speaking presentations. 
  • People who have gained important insights they wish to preserve and share with the world,
  • People who train through fable or market through advertorials,
  • People seeking to improve upon their credibility or authority or claim a niche,
  • Writers who recognize there must be a process they can follow for professional-quality books,
  • Authors who seek help and improvement in writing, editing, design, marketing, launch, and sales of books,
  • People confused by publishing options today,
  • People who commission the biography of a family member,
  • Anyone who has decided to speak or coach professionally,
  • People writing and publishing to support worthy causes,
  • People who, personally or professionally, wish to look back, reflect, and share their experiences (memoir and autobiography),
  • People who have simply decided to finally make their dream of writing and publishing a book come true.

Each can be described as a demographic. Many get frustrated by lack of skills or time, for whom Creating Books might re-ignite their purpose and provide a roadmap to successful publishing, with a plan for their book and author career going forward. 

According to Bowker, over one million books are published each year (https://outthinkgroup.com/the-10-awful-truths-about-book-publishing/), so the number of aspiring and developing authors who will seek guidance by way of a book is massive and served by only a handful of classics, with even fewer niche-guides for traditional and self-publishing. The target market is clearly large enough to ensure good sales, and Creating Books is unique in that it is the only book the author knows of that supplies what he calls the full “book creation cycle” in addition to new and relevant thought on books, publishing, and productivity today—all vital for a modern author’s success.

Author

Books by Rodney Miles

In addition to titles contributed to as a ghostwriter. Most titles published "wide" (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, KOBO):

As a Credited Collaborator

  • The Power of Done: Effective Strategies for Coaches, Consultants, and C-Level Execs by Cynthia Freeman
  • Winning Ways for Living: Get Smarter, Perform Better by Kurt Krueger
  • The Girl Power Guidebook: The Program, Strategies, and Insights that Transform and Empower Girls by Erin C. Mahoney
  • The Girl Power Journal: Be Strong. Be Smart. Be Amazing! by Erin C. Mahoney
  • Positive Vibes for Women by Erin C. Mahoney
  • The Sun Above the Clouds: An Autobiography by Paul Hebert
  • Into Blue by Kristin J. Thompson
  • The Secret History of Dice: From Ancient to Modern Times by Donald Taber
  • Tuxen Method Vacuum & Decompression Therapy: Easy and Effective Soft Tissue Treatment Techniques for Professional Massage Therapists by Tonje Tuxen and Silje Tuxen
  • BullsEye! The Seven Tactics to Hit the Bull’s Eye in Your Business by Betsy Jordan
  • Coach! Seven Keys for the Beginning Coach by Betsy Jordan
  • Ganbaru Mindset: Do Your Best: Successful Mind Management Through Brain Cancer by Luke Amery
  • Getting Healthier: The New Paradigm in Health Care by Dr. Martin Gelman
  • The Choice by Delina Fajardo
  • Hope & Healing: The Case for Cannabis by Dr. Joseph Rosado
  • Alchemy for Everyone: The Alchemy of Negotiation by Dr. Matthew Lohmeyer
  • Live What You Love: Career & Financial Strategies with Success Stories for Teenagers by Alison Pilling
  • Frustaci: My Story of Strength, Beauty, and the Ciao Bella Rose by Claudia Frustaci
  • Hand-Crafted Parenting by Dr. Hoe Bing Lo


As Publisher, “Bimini Books”

  • Wampus Cat’s Cure for Alcoholism and Other East Texas Stories by Tom King
  • Give Guns a Chance! by Tom King
  • My Father’s Heart: The Poems of Ferris Ray Paxton edited by Rodney Miles Taber
  • The Kiss by Bill Hamilton
  • Los Angeles in a Day by Nirupama Naresh
  • First Love by Zu Barnes
  • The Happiness Flow by Tom King
  • WEIRD: A Short Biography of “Weird Al” Yankovic by Douglas James
  • Christmas Gifts: Four Stories of Faith by Tom King and Mary Katherine Keen
  • Christmas in the Dominican Republic by M. Alexa
  • Black Coffee: A Short Story by S.M. Penner
  • All You Need is Love: Real Stories of Kindness compiled by Rodney Miles


As Co-Writer

  • 365 Surprising and Inspirational Rock Star Quotes with Alison Taylor
  • Christmas Around the World with Zu Barnes
  • Thanksgiving Around the World and in Your Home with Zu Barnes

Promotion

WITH THE RIGHT TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING DEAL, the author will make a full-time commitment including travel to the marketing and publicity of Creating Books. Even if/as a self-published author, the following is being planned:

  • A seven-city book-signing tour in Florida
  • 100 radio appearances
  • 100 podcast appearances
  • 100 guest blogs
  • Television appearances

It all starts local and grows.

Additionally, Creating Books lends itself to speaking appearances at conferences and schools. The current Publishizer campaign encourages donations to libraries and schools, in fact.

Concurrent with the pre-release of Creating Books, the author is expanding his practice from offering only full-service book collaborations to a full menu of scalable and other products and services to help people become authors, and to help authors become better, more successful authors. A full web redesign is underway that includes a fully-planned marketing strategy with sales funnels all supported by sales of Creating Books. These plans include the creation of these additional materials:

  • Free special reports that lead to landing pages and book sales
  • Audiobook version
  • Workbook
  • Online course

The author is planning on devoting the time, author involvement, and a long-term strategy that includes writing more books to ensure the success of Creating Books in combination with the full-service print distribution, national media connections, and wisdom of a traditional publisher.

Part of the purpose of the release of Creating Books is to quickly expand the author’s platform, aggressively growing and intelligently nurturing a database. In the meantime, the promotional plan for Creating Books relies heavily on publicity and other marketing strategies, all supported by the author’s professional standing and credibility as a seasoned and professional book collaborator.

Competition

In the genre of books about writing and publishing, there are classics which appear on many writers’ shelves such as:

  • On Writing by Stephen King
  • On Writing by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Elements of Style by Strunk and White
  • The Chicago Manual of Style 
  • On Writing Well by William Zinsser
  • Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
  • The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Today, there are “niche” classics and indie-oriented titles that have been great successes such as: 

  • Let’s Get Digital by David Gaughran
  • And any of the many nonfiction books on the subjects by self-publishing pioneer and thought leader Joanna Penn (whom the author intends to offer the Foreword)

Creating Books fits right in the middle of all of them. Part handbook, part current trends, part professional memoir, and filled with the depth and breadth of the subject of creating professional-quality books from concept to successfully published and contemplation of your next book. 

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