Is it balanced and usable to write for both nonfiction and fiction? Well the answer to that is that it is balanced. Actually, 90% of what’s going to be on the in the video shown below is equally applicable to writing and publishing in both categories. It doesn’t … there is so much, people tend to think of this as being very different. From a marketing point of view they are quite similar, though from some respects it can be a lot easier to promote a niche non-fiction book. If you write fiction in a very specific sub-genre, you’ll have an advantage when it comes to book marketing.
A lot of the stuff does not necessarily need to be tailored. They will be points in the process where I’ll highlight the differences.
Say okay, do it A,B, C if it’s a fiction book, A, B, C if it’s a nonfiction book X, Y, Z. If for the differences I’ll highlight those as we go through. Most of the stuff, you probably missed this because it was fairly earlier on. I gave the example that, you want to have a great title and a great subtitle and they need to work together in specific ways. I said that, a lot of … most nonfiction books or a lot of nonfiction books will have a subtitle but a lot of nonfiction books won’t. They are missing a big trick there it’s a good way of marketing the book. You should definitely have I would definitely recommend a subtitle for fiction and nonfiction. That’s just one example there of things where what people do in fiction nonfiction is often different.
Actually from a marketing point of view, they should be doing the same thing. It will cover, it will essentially cover both. My writing is I’ve written a fiction book but my writing is primarily nonfiction. If you are a fiction writer it will cover you for that too equally well.
I’m throwing in book covers on some of the specific differences between … basically the same similarities between fiction and nonfiction, when writing a book description. Also ways that you can tailor it depending on whether you have let’s say a fiction book, a cookbook, a children’s book, a nonfiction. Highlighting some of the different popular books showing how let’s say a fiction book would use a subtitle effectively, how a children’s book would use a subtitle to market it. Which is a little bit different than the nonfiction. It’s like the principles are always the same.
Because marketing and human psychology if you get big enough context it’s the same no matter what type of book it is. When you get into some of the nitty gritty details, you see little fine points where you can tweak it one way or another. That’s actually part of the bonus I’m throwing in where I go over some of those details. People, there is a difference between fiction and nonfiction but like you said about 90% of it is the same. It’s very minor little translations here and there whenever you say okay it’s talking about something and how do I apply this. Let’s say he’s using a nonfiction example but there is almost always a way that you can translate that into fiction.