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(Special Note – This book was a New York Times bestseller!)
Health Book FAQs
What can a health book do for me?
Writing a health book may be the best business decision you ever make. That’s because it can:
- demonstrate your expertise
- establish you as an expert in your field
- bring you new patients/clients
- increase your website traffic
- generate speaking engagements and radio/television appearances
- be used for profitable back-of-the-room sales at your speeches
Does my idea have to be supported by numerous scientific studies?
Not necessarily. Many new ideas are backed by a modest number of studies plus personal experience, then build from there. It’s perfectly all right to base your book on a combination of studies and your own experience with patients/clients.
Do I need a health book ghostwriter with a medical background?
If you’re writing for laypeople, a ghostwriter familiar with basic concepts of physiology, nutrition or your specific field should be able to handle the job. But if you’re writing for a scientific audience, you’ll probably need a ghost with advanced knowledge of your topic.
How do I ensure the book is accurate?
You are in complete control of the content. If something is inaccurate, simply tell the ghostwriter and he/she will change it.
Is it cheating to have someone else secretly write my book?
No. Your readers are interested in your ideas; they don’t care who selected the words or shaped the chapters. However, if you like, you can mention your ghostwriter in the Acknowledgement section.
What kinds of health books become bestsellers?
All kinds. Here are the top ten New York Times bestselling health books from a January, 2019 list, along with their descriptions:
#1 – When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi – “A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.”
#2 – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a ****, by Mark Manson – “A blogger argues that we should stop striving to be positive at all times and instead become better at handling adversity.”
#3 – The Whole 30 Cookbook, by Melissa Hartwig – “Recipes for the Whole30 program of nonprocessed whole foods and no grains, dairy or sugar.”
#4 – The Lose Your Belly Diet, by Travis Stork – “The doctor and talk-show host promotes an eating plan that includes improving ‘gut health.’”
#5 – The Gene, by Siddhartha Mukherjee – “An overview of the history and science of genetics by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ‘The Emperor of All Maladies.’”
#6 – Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods, by Anthony William – “Unconventional advice about 50 foods, the symptoms and conditions they can help relieve, and recipes.”
#7 – Green Smoothies for Life, by J. J. Smith – “A 30-day plan for weight loss that includes recipes for meals and special treats.
#8 – The Zero Sugar Diet, by David Zinczenko with Stephen Perrine – “A 14-day plan for cutting out all sugar and using protein and fiber to slow the absorption of carbohydrates.”
#9 – 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse, by J. J. Smith – “Beverages of combined leafy greens and fruits are the basis for a weight loss and health plan.”
#10 – Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande – “The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life and how they can do better.”
As you can see, the list includes:
- Memoirs – When Breath Becomes Air
- Self-improvement – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a ****
- Diets – The Lose Your Belly Diet, Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods, Green Smoothies for Life, The Zero Sugar Diet, 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse
- Cookbooks – The Whole30 Cookbook
- Genetics –The Gene
- Critique of the medical system – Being Mortal
(You can view this New York Times bestseller list by clicking HERE.)
Do I have to do any of the writing?
No, the ghostwriter can handle it all for you. It helps, however, if you provide the ghost with written and/or audio materials you already have, which might include papers or newsletters on the topic you’ve written, copies of pertinent studies, and relevant patient handouts.
Are there different ways to structure a health book?
There are numerous ways to structure a health book, including
1. Introducing a New Idea – A look at a new idea or item that’s designed to improve the lives of most everyone – even those who are in good health. See, for example, Green Tea: The Natural Secret for a Healthier Life.
2. Problem, Breakthrough, Plan – A quick look at a significant health problem, followed by a description of the “Ah ha!” moment when a new solution was discovered. The remainder of the book presents your plan for better health, based on the new solution. See, for example, The Arthritis Cure.
3. Cohesive Concept, Point by Point – A presentation of a new program or idea, with each of the book’s chapters focused one element. See, for example, Wake Up! You’re Alive.
4. There’s a Problem! – A look at a problem that most people don’t realize is afflicting them. See, for example, The Paradox of Choice.
5. Anthology – A series of chapters or essays, which may be by different authors, grouped thematically. See, for example, Handbook for the Heart: Original Writings on Love.
6. Encyclopedic Approach – A compilation of explanations, definitions or other information, all on the same topic, arranged from A to Z or in some other logical form. See, for example, Alternative Cures that Really Work.
7. Learning Day by Day – A series of ideas, exercises, or inspirational quotes the readers are to consider/perform one after the other, one each day/week/season. See, for example, A New Day, A New Life: A Guided Journal.