Write a Book That Makes a Difference
What message do you want or need to share with the world? Are you ready to add your voice to the conversation, expand your impact, and influence others as an author?
Imagine the impact you could have on the world with a well-written book.
Get the Word Out is a practical and comprehensive guide to writing a book that serves the reader and makes a difference with others—and in your own life. You’ll learn how to adopt a servant authorship mindset, focusing on the reader’s needs and your purpose. This approach helps you through every step of the writing process.
Whether you’re crafting a meaningful memoir, inspiring change with a “big idea” book, or establishing thought leadership within a well-defined segment, you’ll find inspiration, concrete advice, and ongoing support in these pages.
- Clarifying your audience and purpose (picking your “pond”)
- Getting past your inner gatekeepers
- Owning your expertise and communicating your authority
- Choosing a publishing path
- Writing the manuscript without burning out or becoming a hermit
- Using a book as a beacon to find your people
Practical, proven practices for a purposeful book
If you want compassionate and encouraging support on your writing journey, let this book be your companion from the first glimmer of the concept to the ongoing work after publication. If you’re already embarked on the journey, use it to guide your life after publishing (and perhaps to discover your next book.)
You’ll find suggested exercises, original research from a survey of hundreds of nonfiction authors, and stories and advice from inspiring authors who have written meaningful, purposeful books.
Many authors report that they wish they’d written their books sooner. How about you? What are you waiting for? Read this book today and start turning your dream into reality.
“The reader comes away not just with a message, not just with a plan, but with a mentor… The book moves beyond prescriptive nonfiction, and the reader receives not only information but connection.”
Critic’s report, The BookLife Prize
(read the review here)
“I heartily recommend it as useful for all those who are thinking of writing a book or are in the midst of the book-writing process.”
Review on The Writer’s Place
What Others Are Saying
“Want to leave an enduring legacy? Get your book out of your head and into the world. Anne Janzer shows how to turn intentions into results in this inspiring guide. Read it and reap.”
Sam Horn, author of POP! and Tongue Fu!
“Anne Janzer offers that ever-valuable combination of support and motivation—with the bonus of providing tips to help authors clarify their purpose, which really matters in this industry. The advice in Get the Word Out will encourage you stop waiting for the gatekeepers to give you permission and to green-light your work.”
Brooke Warner, publisher of She Writes Press and author of Write On, Sisters!
“As writers, we have the ability to make a difference in the world with our books. If you have something important to say, the insights and real-world stories in Get the Word Out will inspire you to cross the finish line. This is a powerful book that every nonfiction writer should read immediately!”
Stephanie Chandler, author of The Nonfiction Book Publishing Plan and CEO, The Nonfiction Author’s Association
Read an Excerpt
Listen to a Conversation about Servant Authorship
Listen to the Marketing Book Podcast interview on the book:
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Where to find it
Love print books? Find the print book in the usual places, including Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Ask your local indie bookstore to order it, or your library to carry it. Or order from Bookshop.Org and support the indie bookstores.
Instant gratification with ebooks? Find the ebook on Apple Books, Amazon Kindle, Google Play, Kobo, and more. Here’s a universal link to help you find the one you love best.
Prefer audiobooks? Find the audiobook on Audible, Apple Books, Google Play, Chirp, and more. (You can purchase it directly from me on my Authors Direct bookstore.)
Love your library? Ask your library to order the print edition. Or request it from the ebook or audiobook service your library uses: the book is available on many of them.