eCourse: How to write a book in a week

7 steps to writing and self-publishing for entrepreneurs and non-writers

Imagine the feeling of holding your own book in your hands. How could you impact the world by sharing your message? This eCourse will help you to structure and speed up your writing process, book creation, promotion and publishing. You can do this in seven consecutive days, or allow yourself more time. Writing your book in a month is still a tremendous accomplishment!

The course is hosted on e-learning platform Udemy, where it sells for €129,99.

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“Writing the back cover material first seemed weird and I realized it is a stroke of genius”


“I wish I had done this course before spending 3+ months planning, writing, and marketing my own book!”


“This course delivers! You can clearly hear experience talking and the genuine intention to help students navigate their way through the jungle of self-publishing”


“I just published my book. What I haven’t been able to achieve in the past three years I did in just 7 days!”


“This course is amazing! It helped me get over my fear of writing my book; it shows how easy it really is. There’s nothing to be afraid of when it comes to writing and publishing”


A book? Me?

Yes, you! You have an experience you’d like to share. You are knowledgeable about your topic. People always come to you with challenges or questions. You can solve a problem or answer a question many people have. That is more than enough motivation and content to write a book.

Based on the bestselling book “How to write a book in a week” this eCourse contains tips, best practices, shortcuts, examples, inspiration, practical instructions and hands on exercises to get your book written and published.

Content of the eCourse

First we look at reasons to write a book, excuses not to write it and 10 successful book ideas/formats.

Then we guide you through the seven step process of writing, publishing and promoting your book:
1. Composing the back-cover text
2. Researching title/subtitle and designing the cover
3. Outlining: how to structure your book for easy writing
4. Pre-promotion and sales of your book
5. Writing, writing, writing
6. Editing and proofreading
7. Publishing

“Practical guide to plan, write, edit, publish and market your book this week. I am currently writing a book on business intuition and it has taken me well more than a week! If I had had this detailed how-to guide available I can immediately see how I could have cut my time way down. And avoided some mistakes I nearly made along the way. It covers not just the planning, outlining and writing process but also the importance of marketing if you want your book to be a best seller. There are practical tips on how to pick your title for better sales and how to get an amazing cover designed.Writing the back cover material first seemed weird and I realized it is a stroke of genius. Both to focus me and to help enroll others before my launch. It is focused on self-publishing, especially via Amazon Kindle and Createspace. Perfect for what I am doing. I met the authors at a conference and saw them first hand creating their own book in less than a week. Inspiring! ”
Michael Smith

“Catchy title, and it delivers! This  is one of the few quality courses that has something for everyone who is interested in publishing books or has already been self-publishing books. You can clearly hear experience talking and the genuine intention to help writers navigate their way through the jungle of self-publishing.  Whether you would like to accomplish your writing mission in one week or not, this surely shows you the way to achieve your dream of publishing your first book.”

“Everything you need to know in an afternoon session! My expectations were small but these things quickly convinced my of the contents:

– the 10 ideas for a book theme. I did not know these before. When I wrote my book, I should have rather taken some of these and not come up with my own idea.
– results-driven. Without this, no book will look good. This is emphasized a lot in this book.
– promotion. Super important otherwise nobody will read it.

My book took me 3 months. I should have seen this one earlier… 5 stars for totally over-delivering on my expectations! ”

“Extremely useful for busy people who wish to grasp the essentials of the book writing process.  I know Esther and her work for quite some time now. Everything she produces is of the highest quality. Recommended!”

“Excellent Resource and strategy. This is a great course for any aspiring self -publishing authors. Covering areas such as back cover strategies, keyword friendly title and subtitle (including self example), kick-ass cover design (demonstrating their own strategy), tactical structure to improve your writing, strategic promotion, writing and alternatives to writing, and finally editing. Additionally, the after writing process such as publishing and additional promotion strategies are discussed. This course is pragmatic, to the point and easy to understand. This course has many invaluable guidelines and advice, many of which I will be applying going forward. ”

“Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)! I wish I had done this course before spending 3+ months planning, writing, and marketing my own book!
It’s a similar concept to “”The 7-Day Startup””, a book that I really love and recommend to anyone who might be over-thinking their business idea. Just like starting a business, writing a book is something many people say that they want to do. But few of us actually commit to the process and get it done – probably because the process and steps seem overwhelming. Sure, you could work with a publisher and spend YEARS writing and launching a book. But why? The model has changed. Now we don’t need permission from anyone to write a book, and this great resource prescribes how to get it done fast. There’s no better way to stop procrastinating and making excuses than by having a playbook of what to do and when. Carpe Diem!!”

“This course is amazing!  It helped me get over my fear of writing my own book since it shows how easy it really is and that there is nothing to be afraid of when it comes to writing and publishing.”

“Simple but easy to implement so no bulls*** As a sales coach for entrepreneurs I’m already an expert in my field but the only thing that was still on my wishlist was writing a book. I was procrastinating this because of the limited time I have. What makes this book unique is that it is written in a clear language, simple but easy to implement so no bulls***. I now finally found a way to write and publish my book without my other projects getting delayed. So no excuses left, I’m just gonne do it!”

“How To Write a Book in a Week is a Dope. If you’ve always desired to write any kind of book but have never gotten yourself to do it because of time or other excuses then, this is the best course you will ever do. You will find out that writing is actually overrated. It’s very easy once you know what you’re doing and, that is what this course will teach you. I highly recommend it for every entrepreneur who want to master the act of writing great books in less than 7 days.”

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write a book in a weekEsther Jacobs (The Netherlands, 1970) is an international (TEDx) speaker and author. Esther has given over 1000 keynotes and published and contributed to over 25 books. Her workshops have helped over 400 entrepreneurs to write theirs. The NO EXCUSES LADY helps leaders and entrepreneurs to transform their challenges into opportunities.

Marie Stern (Germany, 1982) is an Amazon self-publishing ninja. She authored 7 bestselling Amazon books, even though she wasn’t even good at writing in school. However, she spent many hours browsing and reading in bookstores, discovering the secret behind successful books.

As a former data mining analyst, Marie knows the importance of research and finding structure in any process. Marie has shared her in-depth knowledge to help many non-writers to write and self publish their books.

Are you serious about writing your book? I am the author and co-author of more than 25 books and I have helped more than 400 CEO’s and entrepreneurs to write and publish their books. Writing and (self)publishing your book is easier than you think, with my 7 step ‘Reverse Writing’ method. Here are some options to get you on track with your writing and publishing:

Online workshops – Get inspired by the theme of the week, receive practical tips and get your questions answered. Check out all of the the themes and dates of the “From idea to book” workshops.

Reverse Writing? – Avoid the mistake most writers make: start at the end of your book, not at the beginning. It sounds counter-intuitive, but it really works. Find out more about ‘Reverse Writing’.

Free resources – Find inspiration and tips in my blogs. Sign up for my ‘interested in writing’ list to receive “10 ideas for a successful non-fiction book” as well as more tips and inspiration.

Read the book – Learn the 7 step approach, with lots of tips and examples, in my (recently updated) guide ‘Write your book in 1 week’

eCourse – Learn the 7 step approach in my eCourse ‘How to write a book in 1 week’. It builds on the concepts in the book and is presented in with lots of examples and exercises on writing, promotion and self-publishing of your book on Amazon.

Writing retreats – Spend one week in an exotic environment with other writers. Attend a different workshop every day to help you progress with your book. Get personal guidance and feedback. Join one of my writing retreats this year in  Curaçao, Mallorca and Thailand.

1 on 1 support– Maybe you’d prefer a 1 on 1 RESULTant session or even private writing coaching to have my undivided attention and full support in writing your book?

FROM IDEA TO BOOK IN 6 MONTHS – If you are really serious about writing and publishing your book, I can recommend my Writers Mastermind: I will personally help you with every step, so your book can be ready 6 months from now!

Results – My method really works: check out the books my clients have already published. Check out their lessons learned and their testimonials on YouTube.

5 tips  – Check out my 5 most important tips for writing your book in this video: