Do you dream of writing and publishing a book? If so, then you’re in the right place!

At The Book Shelf, we help aspiring nonfiction authors bring their books to life. We’ve worked on over 500 books with authors around the globe from first-timers to New York Times bestsellers and non-native speakers and we want to help you.

We know the publishing industry, genre standards, and reader expectations, so we’ll make sure your book is impressive enough to stand out among that million. Whether you’re looking to land a publisher or self-publishing, you’re not on your own. We offer cover-to-cover services from coaching to critique, content editing to copy editing, design to proofreading.

We believe that we’re all here to make the world a better place for others, so we specialise in books that make the world a better place and make a real difference in readers’ lives. Our specialist genres are: personal development, business entrepreneurship, well-being, and philosophy.

If you want to write a life-changing or world-changing book but don’t know where to start, browse our services or get in touch today and get your book on the bookshelf! You’ll also find writer’s guides with insider tips, success stories from published authors, and insights from a book editor.

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10 Self-Help Clichés to Avoid in Your Writing

If you’re writing self-help your primary goal is most likely to help people, but it’s easy to go wrong with self-help, especially in offering unhelpful clichés. So, here are the top 10 self-help cliches to avoid in your writing.

Why Nonfiction Needs to Have a Narrative

It’s tempting to think that stories are just for fiction, but your nonfiction book needs a narrative too. Want to know why? Find out with our guest Shazeen from The Writer Vending Machine.

 

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