If the idea of writing and typing out your entire book is too overwhelming, you have an alternative. We’ll help you speak your book. Here’s how it works.
If you start speaking spontaneously, you’ll likely end up with a big ole mess. Take time to plan your book before you start speaking. During a SPARK Publications’ Strategy Session, you’ll get help articulating your goals for the book and the key takeaways you want to give your audience. (If you’re reading this, you’ve likely already had a Strategy Session, or it’s on your calendar.) You’ll also need an outline or at least a table of contents to guide your next steps. If you’re writing a business book, start by listing the questions you’re most often asked by customers. If you need help even creating the outline, we can help with that as well.
Once you’ve done the initial planning, you have several options for getting the book out of your head.
With a cleaned-up transcript in hand, also known as your first draft, you will need to spend some time reading and editing your book to make sure it delivers the key takeaways you planned in your Strategy Session. Some reorganization and rewriting may be necessary to get the book as error-free and structurally sound as you can make it on your own. It will then be ready for an editorial analysis.
Once your manuscript is as ready as you can get it, send the Word document to SPARK Publications. We will edit your text for grammar and style and send you a redlined version to approve or reject the changes.
The end result of this process is a clean, fully edited manuscript ready for layout and design, also known as the fun part.