Book Blueprint

How Any Entrepreneur Can Write an Awesome Book

Non-Fiction - Writing/Publishing
216 Pages
Reviewed on 12/07/2016
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Author Biography

Jacqui Pretty is the Founder of Grammar Factory, a publishing company that turns entrepreneurs into authors.

She has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Professional Writing and Editing from Monash University and over eight years of professional writing and editing experience. Since the launch of Grammar Factory in 2013, she and her team have worked with over 100 authors across a range of industries – including business, finance, health and wellness, travel, marketing, property, hospitality, law, photography, personal development and more.

Although Jacqui’s clients had a mountain of knowledge to share, she continued to encounter the same issues in the books she edited. Often their structures were convoluted, their content was repetitive and there were large gaps in the authors’ arguments, leading her make thousands of changes and cut thousands of words.

What frustrated Jacqui was that all of these issues could have been dealt with in the writing process, and this set her on a journey to create a system that any entrepreneur could use to write an awesome book, regardless of their writing experience. That system became the backbone of her Book Blueprint workshops and book, and is the same system she used to draft her book in just three days.

Many of her clients have become Amazon bestsellers, been featured on national television, landed paid speaking engagements and doubled their revenue. In short, she has witnessed first-hand the power of publishing to transform a business.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite

Book Blueprint: How Any Entrepreneur Can Write an Awesome Book is an instructional literary guide written by Jacqui Pretty. With so many independent authors self-publishing their work today, many believe that they are putting out a good product but are, in fact, making many mistakes which lead to low interest and poor sales. Jacqui Pretty’s guideline to creating a successful book is one which will get the author thinking hard about the story line’s premise, attention to detail, as well as how best to write and re-write until perceived perfection is the outcome. Planning the structure of any story is essential, rather than just typing it all out, auto-searching for typing errors and sending it off to a publisher. If you wish to go from simply being a name on a cover to a sought-out, respected, well-known name on a quality manuscript, Book Blueprint will gently guide you in the right direction. Whilst anybody can write a book, it takes a lot of planning, skill and focus to create a successful book, with effortless sales and minimal canvassing.

Having written a number of books, I was specifically interested in this title as there are so many self-described book advisers who will try to make money from anybody interested in writing a book. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Jacqui Pretty’s instructional guide was well researched and expertly delivered, without giving assurances to the reader that their book will most definitely do well. Instead of telling the reader what they should be writing, Book Blueprint: How Any Entrepreneur Can Write an Awesome Book takes you through the proper thought processes in creating a book which will sell. Having a fancy cover and blurb might entice a reader to glance at your book in a store or online, but it will be the first couple of chapters which decide the book’s fate, whether it be hit or miss. Key notations have been made throughout the guide, showing that any statistics or quotes have not simply been invented, but researched before publication. I found myself in agreement with most, if not all, of what Jacqui Pretty has to offer the novice author who wishes to be noticed in literary circles, and recommend this book to all budding authors who have a story to tell, regardless of their desired genre.