Two Hours to Write a Book

SNM137: Write An Entire Book In 2 Hours or Less

The number one reason we don't write books is time.  Well, let me shatter that false idol.  You can write a book in less than two hours.

Shatter Your Misconceptions

No one reading your book cares how long it took to write.  Do you have any idea how long it took me to write Serve No Master or Breaking Orbit?

The reader only cares about their own experience.

We are all selfish consumers.  As long as you enjoy the book and get the content you desire, the production time doesn't matter.

Imagine that you saw two identical cars for sale, but one was triple the price because it was put together by hand and took longer to assemble.

Would you pay extra just because it took the creator longer to make the exact same product?

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The faster you can write books, the more money you will make over time.

Shorter Books are More Profitable

You can easily price a  two-hour book at $2.99.

After Amazon takes its cut, you'll make around $2 for every sale.

That's a dollar per hour for every single customer who buys your book.

A longer book that takes forty hours to write will sell for $7.99.

If you write a book in a single workweek, you'll make about 20 cents per customer for every hour of writing.

Fast books sell for less but you earn five times more money for your time.

The highest price is not always the most profitable path.

Edit Smart not Hard

When you run a book through Grammarly, you can edit in a few hours and avoid spending a bunch of money paying an editor to do the same thing.

Editing without Grammarly takes ages and it's a total nightmare.

The software is free, so there is really no excuse for throwing money on the fire.

The more money you throw at a book before release, the longer it will take you to recoup those costs.

The purpose of writing fast is to make money faster, not to grow your debt faster.

Always control your spend as much as you track your income.

And that's just the beginning…

Show Notes:


Key Points:

  1. Dictation is faster than typing
  2. Two hours of talking is the sweet spot
  3. Spend money on transcription for easier editing

Resources Mentioned:

Kindle Book Description Generator

Breaking Orbit

Serve No Master on Amazon


Most other links can be found in my TOOLBOX


Send in your questions to podcast [at] servenomaster [dot] com


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