Ideas for Content to Include in Your Nonfiction Book

Nonfiction books

1. What common questions, concerns or problems does your target customer have? Can you answer those questions in the book? (If you have an FAQ for customers already, that can be a great source of content to include in your book).

2. What actions should your reader take in order to solve their problem or get what they want?

3. What actions should your reader stop doing in order to solve their problem or get what they want?

4. Do you have a system, process or methodology that could help the reader? If so, consider including that in the book (for example, “7 steps to overcoming procrastination.”)

5. What common myths are out there that aren’t true or don’t work for many of your readers? Busting myths is a powerful tool for educating and helping people solve their problems.

6. What common attitudes and beliefs hold your readers back from the success they’re looking for?

7. What attitudes and beliefs should your reader adopt to help them get what they want?

8. What common mistakes do people make? How can they avoid making those mistakes?

9. What stories of success or inspiration can you share that would help your readers learn what to do?

10. What stories of failure or mistakes can you share that would help your readers learn what not to do?

11. What resources exist to help your reader solve their problems? Consider creating a list of helpful resources, tools or contacts (for example, “A list of helpful resources for overcoming alcoholism” or “A list of software, tools and gadgets that can help improve your productivity.”)

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