I was recently reading an extensive piece about people having trouble conceiving babies, and it made me think that one of the things I like best is helping a client conceive and shape a book concept. Over the years I have helped a number develop their preliminary ideas into books that have done very well.
Last week, one of our clients was in for an “ideas” lunch and though we had kind of a vague idea of what he should do and when at the beginning of the meeting, by the time it was over we had helped him come up with a really strong concept which he is now pursuing. In doing this, we all took into account his credentials, his platform, and the audience he wanted to reach.
And that same day, I reached out to another new author and suggested a book concept and how he might approach it. When I returned from my weekend away last night, I had the proposal ready for my edits. Exciting to actually see it right there!
I wonder how you like to develop your book ideas. What are the steps you take? Do you talk your ideas over with anyone to help develop them? What do you think about as you are going through the process? What is your success rate?