Ask some questions Are you an expert in your field? Do you have a compelling personal story? Who are the readers? Clients? Employees? Answer these now to avoid headaches later.
Write the book Break the project down into bite-size chunks and be patient--a good book can take more than a year to complete. When you're finished, ask six peers to review it.
Find a publisher New online print-on-demand services will design, print, and even market your book. Be sure to get an ISBN number, which you need to sell your work commercially.
You're an author Copies can arrive within weeks. List the title with Amazon.com and BN.com. Many trade groups also feature online bookstores.
Rev up the promotion machine Send out review copies, but make sure you're targeting the right people. And remember: You're not promoting a book, you're promoting yourself.