If this is the year you have resolved to finally write a book, you can quickly evaluate your topic ideas and uncover the one which has the best chance of being completed, published and enjoyed by readers. A great book idea—your great book idea—is one which you are enthusiastic to write about, have the credibility to do so, and simple market research shows that readers are eager to read what you have to share.
When you are ready to get serious about the book idea which has been percolating in you, here is how to evaluate if your topic meets the three criteria for a successful book topic. For Chris Sharek, an Environmental Engineer, his idea for a book not only met all three criteria, it was also sparked by a burning question in his mind: “With today’s electric car technology and availability, why are we not making smart consumer transportation choices?” A smart choice, according to Sharek, would be to purchase and drive an electric car similar to the Chevy Volt he drives. When he is charging his Volt at an electric vehicle (EV) station, he usually fields questions from curious passers-by. This made him realize that there is a lot of misinformation, confusing terms, and negative articles that people have been exposed to and made him wish that he could hand them a book with accurate information and answers to their questions. While he grabbed their attention with “so far I’ve calculated my mileage at 224 miles to the gallon” Sharek has a passion to explain more, to tell the whole story.
Sharek said, “I’d like to see, in my lifetime, that there are more electric vehicles (EVs) on the road than those that run on internal combustion engines (ICEs.) I’d like to see Americans realize that this is the opportunity for us to once again rule the automotive world as we are the most creative, innovative, free-thinking society on the planet.” http://youtu.be/SQhiKJ2Iomg