Wednesday Jul 26, 2023

The Four Ways to Structure a Self-Help Book

This week, we’re discussing an industry secret for self-help book authors to make their writing both accessible and actionable. A self-help book is written from an abundance of professional and personal expertise. As a writer, you have stories, examples, studies, and steps… and you’re working to present it in a way that can literally change your reader’s life. Where do you even start in organizing it all? 


In the publishing industry, there are four basic ways to structure a self-help book. Abby Dengler, Editorial Director at Berry Powell Press, breaks down these four structures with examples from real books to show how different authors can organize their content to fit their particular message. This episode will guide you in processing how to organize your own self-help book so your reader can get the most out of your book for their own lives. 

Connect with Abby on Instagram at @abigailstonejoy for more writing support and creative community. Learn more about Berry Powell Press here and follow us at @berrypowellpress on Instagram.

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