I get many inquiries from authors who want to write a memoir, autobiography, or family biography. But they've never written a book before. Here's how and why I discourage them from doing so.
Blog: Do You Really Need to Write a Memoir or Biography? http://hub.me/anJ36
YouTube video: https://youtu.be/eh3PpjpgL0U
Timestamp show notes (click on timestamp to view segment on YouTube):
0:11 What are legacy books?
1:09 What's the problem with memoirs and biographies?
2:18 "My first, and maybe only/last, book."
2:58 The words-per-pound problem
5:04 Why memoir and biography authors don't care about the market
5:59 What memoir and biography authors really want... and how to get it
7:56 The video alternative