Surgical Removal Techniques for the Book Inside You

Wendy Keller

Whether or not you have a book inside you can be simply determined. Most local hospitals will be happy to charge you for an MRI to determine this. Normally, a trade book will appear on the scan at about 6x9 inches, a hard cover (which can sometimes be determined by sharp edges poking through the abdominal cavity), is often slightly larger.

For those of you without health plans, or worse, with HMOs, determining if you have a book inside you can be done without the benefit of your doctor. My strong recommendation is to sit quietly with your idea for a few moments, breathing as you would in an ashram.

After some time, focus on the content of your proposed book. Feel the sensations of eagerness well up within, like a white light from Times Square’s biggest marquee shining down on your body, suffusing your speaking business with greater success, notoriety and of course, higher fees.

If you find yourself reverberating with glee at the presence of these thoughts, chances are you will test positive for containing a book. 

But this, my friends, is not enough. The book must be given life. There is an easy and most effective first step to forecast the future of your intended project, before it is born. This process is similar in some ways to a pregnant woman having an amniocentesis to determine genetic flaws with her unborn child. You sit down again, this time in front of your laptop. Repeat the breathing process from exercise one and type the words “” into your browser. 

Again, you will be suffused with white light, then more colors, as you log onto “Earth’s Biggest Bookstore.” At this magical location, where it says “All Products”, select “Books”. Next, type in the words that most closely relate to the subject of your book-to-be.

Words like “finance”, “management”, “change” and so forth are all likely candidates. When the Amazon listing returns with a group of books using that title, select the top selling 6-8 books most closely related to your book. And now, using all the willpower at your disposal, despite the fact your revenues have been down since 9/11 and you are struggling to pay your upcoming NSA membership dues….ready?….order all 8 of them!

That’s right! Actually support another writer’s work! For every dollar you spend here, the author will be profiting pennies, and someday, you, too, will be in that happy category…if you follow through.

When the books come, open them up and read them. Muse on how your unborn title could offer something New, Different, Better or More (NDBM) than the book you are now reading. Ponder this as you would the great mysteries of the Universe.

Only when you have succinctly determined that the book you are incubating will become something NDBM than the competitors, only when you know that you can do better and can clearly tell a third party why without hyperbole, only at that moment will you know for certain that, boy golly, you DO have a book inside you!

Submitted with love to Super Greggy

Wendy Keller
Keller Media, Inc.
Literary Agency & Speakers Bureau
23852 West Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 701
Malibu, CA 90265 USA
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