5 Paths to Write Your Health Book (Pros and Cons)

Published on May 3, 2016 by
Write a heart-centered health book to heal more people.

Write a heart-centered health book to heal more people.

Do you have a book simmering inside you, but groan when you think of writing it?

Are you envisioning being cooped up in a tower or dark basement, cut off from friends and family while you furiously hammer out the words to your tome?

It doesn’t have to be that way.

In fact, writing a short, focused book on a specific health topic can be faster and easier than you think.

Here are 5 paths, with pros and cons for each. Which is most likely to work for you?

  1. Hire a ghostwriter.

Many writers and authors now offer services to help you write your book, giving you the time to concentrate on your clients or practice.

Did you know that the majority of business and health professionals use a ghostwriter? They are too busy running their business or practice to take the time to write a book.

Pro: An expert ghostwriter can do most of the work for you in shaping and writing a professional book.

Con: Expert ghostwriters can be pricy. For a full length book of 250 pages, you can expect to pay from $20,000 - $60,000, and top ghostwriters charge over $100,000!

Tip: Don’t go for the bargain basement ghostwriters. You get what you pay for.

Inexpensive ghostwriters may not have much experience, and turn out a sub-par product that discredits you rather than building your credibility.

If you hire a ghostwriter, look for someone with a proven track record in your field.

  1. Write the book yourself.

Just plant yourself in a chair, and keep writing until it’s done. (I’ve done this MANY times).

Pro: This is always an option, because it’s just you and your words.

Con: If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’re spinning your wheels. You’re not sure how to get started, or you’ve written part of a manuscript and now you’re stuck.

If you hate writing, or feel you aren’t good at it, this plan is not for you.

  1. Get a book coach, consultant or book shepherd

These services are not all the same, but there is some overlap. Consultants, coaches and book shepherds each guide you through the publishing process, providing options and encouragement.

Pro: This may be a good choice for some authors, as you’ll get a guide to navigate the waters.

Con: These services can be pricy, and in the end, you still have to write the book yourself.

If writing is not enjoyable for you, publishing will not be either.

  1. Get a “done for you” service for a short book 

If you’re trying to write the next great American novel, this avenue isn’t for you.

But if you want to write a short, focused book that generates leads for you, and builds your credibility, this is an excellent option.

Pro: You’ll save lots of time and effort with an “Author in an Hour” system where you “speak your book”, have it transcribed, edited and published. The cost is a fraction of a full ghostwriter’s fee. Yet you get a professionally written, polished book you can be proud of.

Cons: It is more expensive than writing the book yourself.

  1. Take a course on writing a health book. 

Learn an easy way to write a health book, and you can use this method to write more books in the future.

Pro: You’ll get expert guidance, an easy method for “speaking your book” and the resources you need to have it professionally edited and published – all for a fraction of the fees you’d pay a ghost-writer or a “done for you” service.

Con: You have to put some time into organizing your book, but using a proven template makes it much simpler.

The good news: I’m creating a pilot program for how to Write a Health Book.  

Pilot Project – limited space

I’m starting with a small pilot project of up to 12 people, so spaces are very limited. A few places are already taken.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to define your topic and narrow it down
  • How to choose a riveting title and subtitle
  • An easy way to outline your book so you never get stuck
  • A super-simple way to get the content written, even if you hate writing
  • How to get an eye-catching cover
  • The best options for publishing your book today

And much more!

You’ll be in a small, private group where you’ll get lots of hands-on help.

Guarantee: If you follow my program, you will be holding a published book in your hands in just 90 days!

Right now, you’re probably thinking, “All that sounds great, but I don’t know where to begin. How do I write my book, and what’s the best way to publish it?”

Let’s face it. Writing and publishing a book is a daunting task if you’ve never done it before.

That’s why I’m delighted to offer you a roadmap to get your book out into the world.

 

write a health book

It’s free! But in exchange, I’m asking a very small favor of you, so I can help you further.

Please shoot me an email, answering these 4 questions, and I’ll send you the roadmap right away.

  1. What kind of book do you want to write?
  2. What is your biggest stumbling block in writing and publishing your book?
  3. What would it mean to your business or practice, and to you personally, to get your book out into the world?
  4. What would the cost be to your business or practice if you DON’T write and publish your book?

Just copy and paste these 4 questions, with your answers, into an email and send it to: Lynda@LyndaGoldmanCopywriting.com I will reply within 24 hours (probably sooner) with your road map.

Thanks so much, I look forward to hearing from you!