[Book Review] How to write a non-fiction book in 30 days: a 7-step guide to writing a good book fast by Kevin Albert

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Front cover

Genre: Nonfiction

Length: 146 pages

Publication date: 15 September, 2021

Publisher: Self-published


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My Review

How to Write a Nonfiction Book in 30 days is primarily written for the US audience so certain details (KDP, Upwork) may not apply to you. However, the book is filled with useful tips to prepare a framework before you start writing. It’s short and can easily be read in a day.

But the title is slightly misleading: the 30 days is only for writing the first draft and it’s assumed that you either know enough about the subject to start drafting headings and subheadings or you’ve already done your research.

Even so, I learned quite a few clever hacks that I wouldn’t have known otherwise such as how to write the perfect title and how to perform quick research for content ideas.

I’m not entirely sure if the author’s method of determining word count for each chapter will work well. I found the entire section on creating a blueprint (which he says is a crucial point) a bit complicated.

He gives some solid advice on getting the actual writing done using practical productivity methods and gamification. His tips on self-editing are quite useful, too.

I wasn’t happy about the author’s method of vetting freelancers on Upwork because I’m against such sites where people have to compete on price. But I understand his point of view as a client looking for a good deal.

If you’re considering writing a book and you need a push to get you started, this book gives you plenty of motivation and encouragement. Getting a book done from start to finish within 30 days may not be practical, but with the tips in this book, you can certainly get the bulk of your writing done.

(I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.)

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18 responses to “[Book Review] How to write a non-fiction book in 30 days: a 7-step guide to writing a good book fast by Kevin Albert”

  1. An interesting subject! Why should anyone want to rush through a book though – surely the more time you take on it, the better it is!

  2. I’d consider looking at other books on writing. This one is not geared towards an Indian audience so figures, calculations etc. are not useful for us.

  3. Thank you for reading!

  4. It’s not easy. I have ideas but even getting a proper outline written is difficult.

  5. Writing a book in just 30 days sounds amazing. Practically I think it’s difficult to complete a good book and non fiction where you need to do lots of research. Loved your honest review.

  6. While every blogger wants to become an author some day but it would take me 30 days just to gather the motivation of writing one. As of now, I think I’m very far from that. I don’t even understand the market rn.

  7. You are right, Satabdi. One can develop the first draft in 30 days but not a complete book. I feel writing a book takes time and it should not be rushed. Thanks for sharing a balanced review.

  8. I would like to grab a copy because what I need is the motivation to write a book. The 30-day limit seems a bit confusing though, my purpose would be solved by the other important tips.

  9. Can you really write a book in 30 days? You are right, the title is misleading. But the books seem to be helpful for writers. Thanks for sharing an honest review.

  10. True. As I said, the title is misleading.

  11. Seems an interesting book. Though i have my reservations about if it will really live up to the name & get you to write a book in a month, i am sure there are many tips that will be a great deal of help to any writer.

  12. Also I forgot to add, as the name suggests what I also thought was that may be it sounds like for the authors who are yet planning to write the book, yet while reading I thought that people who are already published authors will get to learn hacks from in here.

  13. Writing a fiction book in 30 days isnt that easy as it sounds but yes, when I read this book I felt positive about it as it is motivational. I learned quite a few clever hacks that I wouldn’t have known otherwise such as how to write the perfect title and how to perform quick research for content ideas. There are all the elements needed to go from idea to publication. Your review gave me more views on this book.

  14. Writing a book that too non-fiction in 30 days is no easy task. Your review wants me to grab this book. Let me check it out once

  15. Writing a book in 30 days for anyone would be miraculous. Maybe some pointers are good. Lots of research goes into a book. This is a very candid review, Satabdi.

  16. Writing a book is not easy and requires lots of time , efforts, reasearch and patience 🙂
    I wish I can write a good book one day ( not getting time because of my hectic schedule)

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