13 Proven Tools for Discovering Bestselling Book Ideas

There are a number of excellent tools you can use to find that next book topic. In fact, I use a combination of over 13 tools to research the various topics in my book catalog.

It’s not easy to find the right topic for your next book.

Either your mind is full of half-formed ideas…

Or, you simply don’t know how to get started.

Fortunately, there are a number of excellent tools you can use to find that next book topic.  In fact, I use a combination of over 13 tools to research the various topics in my book catalog.

The best part?

If you go through the process just one time, then you’ll have a notebook full of ideas that will form the foundation of your author business. This means you never have to struggle with what you’ll write next.  All you need to do is open up your idea book and pick the topic that relates to your passion and personal experience.

In this blog post, I’ll go over 13 resources that I personally use to generate bestselling book ideas.  But first, I’d like to start with two key points.

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40 Self-Publishing Resources, Tools, and Assets To Accelerate Success


As much time as we writers spend alone behind our computers tap, tap, tapping away, one thing is certain: we just can’t do it alone.

The business of writing, designing, editing, publishing, marketing, and selling your books requires the kindness of strangers — or at least a little help from your online friends who offer various products, services, and insights to help you stay focused, motivated, and up-to-speed on the ever-changing self-publishing landscape.

As you know, being a successful self-published author requires a lot more than just writing a great book. You have to morph into a one-man band, ready and willing to change out of your writers cap and into a variety of other hats depending on where you are in the process.

You may not have the skills or willingness to tackle everything with your own two hands, and that’s why it’s so important to develop your own file of go-to resources along the way.

Steve, Ron, and I rely on a laundry list of resources that have become essential for our Authority Pub business and our individual book businesses. We’ve gathered our favorites and want to share them with you.

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