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Writing Your First Book With Amelia Forczak

Guest interview with Nikki Groom on the Movement Makers Podcast

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About the Episode

Writing a book is an accomplishment, a milestone, and a big undertaking. In fact, many first-time authors can be intimidated by the process. Joining me this week to discuss what to consider when writing your first book is editor extraordinaire Amelia Forczak.

Amelia is the founder of Pithy Wordsmithery and was also a big part of my book-writing journey. In this episode, we explore the book-writing process, mindset shifts authors must overcome, and aligning your business vision with your book.

Having a book says so much about you. It’s also a marketing investment; providing an opportunity to showcase the unique work that you do.

Key takeaways:

  • The biggest obstacles first-time book authors experience, and how to overcome them
  • How to align the content in your book with your brand or business
  • Getting started with organizing your content, your thoughts, and your outline
  • Amelia’s transition from writing her first book, which was a NY Times Bestseller, to starting her own business
  • Is the book market oversaturated? Short answer: No. Amelia offers thoughts about how to stand out from the crowd and share your unique perspective
  • Creative marketing to help extend the shelf life of your first book
  • The paths to book publication: traditional publishing versus self-publishing

Amelia’s Official Bio: 

Amelia Forczak is the Founder of Pithy Wordsmithery, a Chicago-based firm that specializes in helping people write and market their books. She and her team members work with executives and entrepreneurs across a range of industries to help them build and monetize their thought leadership and grow their businesses. Over the past 10 years, Amelia has ghostwritten 10 business books, including five bestsellers. She has served as a content strategist or editor for many other successful books and bestsellers.

In addition to working on book development, Amelia spearheads clients’ marketing strategies, including website design, email marketing, social media, and graphic design. Amelia also manages a Forbes column on leadership strategy, where she provides ghostwriting and editing support for women business executives.

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