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Publisher's Summary

We've all made a mess.

And that means we all have a message.

This is the book that shows you how to take the former and make it into the latter.

From the New York Times best-selling author

When Anna David got sober and sold a book about her recovery to the biggest publisher in the world, she thought she'd made it. She was wrong.

Still, after years of struggle and self-discovery, she ended up thriving personally and professionally. Now she's sharing what she's learned and showing others how to do the same.

In this useful memoir-meets-manual, David reveals her personal lows (doing cocaine by herself while contemplating suicide), her career lows (a past-his-prime celebrity hurling a phone at her as she wrote his biography), and how her life today wouldn't be possible without those experiences.

The last quarter of the book is a practical guide so that listeners can make their own mess into a message - and memoir.

In this completely comprehensive "biz-oir" packed with proven and authentic tools and techniques, memoirists-in-the-making will travel with David on her journey from struggling addict to New York Times best-selling writer/entrepreneur and also learn:

  • How to determine a memoir message and "why"
  • How to select scenes
  • The advantages and disadvantages of traditional and self-publishing
  • How to come up with a title, rewrite a book and hire editors
  • Potential legal concerns and how to avoid them
  • How to gather blurbs, write acknowledgments and arrange for a foreword
  • How to be set up for success on Amazon
  • The importance of an Advanced Reader Team
  • And much more

The best time to write a book was 10 years ago. The second best time is now. To start creating the business tool that will change your career - and life - click "Buy Now".

Testimonials:

"This is the book I wish I had when I was I was writing mine. Through telling her own story, at turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Anna David brilliantly shows us how confronting our biggest challenges can lead us to our purpose and passion. Full of the practical guidance essential to writing and publishing a successful book, this is a must-read for anyone who wants to share their message with the world." (Lisa Smith, award-winning author of Girl Walks Out of a Bar)

"Anna is one of the most articulate, entertaining and powerful messengers I know." (Joe Polish, founder, Genius Network)

©2020 Anna David (P)2020 Launch Pad Publishing

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Inspiring & Practical!

I love three things about this book. Right from the start, the author provides a website with all the links to resources she refers to.