Does the World Really Need Your Memoir or Biography?| Episode 156

August 25, 2020

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?

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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