Wednesday Jul 19, 2023

How to Write a Nonfiction Follow-Up Book or Series

Fiction books aren’t the only ones that can have sequels! Rather, many nonfiction authors are inspired to write a follow-up or turn their first book into a series. Doing so can be incredibly advantageous. But writing a follow-up prompts many questions: What merits another book? What should it cover? Who should the audience be? How do you create a cohesive series? Not to mention… how do you know people will buy it? 


In this week’s episode, Dr. Janyne McConnaughey discusses how she answers these questions while writing the follow-up to her award-winning book, Trauma In The Pews. She shares how listening to her readers’ feedback showed her who the audience needed to be and what questions the next book needed to answer. Tune in for insight on how to write a nonfiction follow-up that expands your audience and builds momentum. 


Janyne’s most recent book, Trauma in the Pews, won Gold in the 2023 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award. Get your copy of Janyne’s book’s here, find her on social media at @drjanyne, and visit her website at Learn more about Berry Powell Press here and follow us at @berrypowellpress on Instagram.

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