The Homeowner’s Handbook is an excellent book. I don’t think that is exactly what is being looked for though. Although I could be way off base.
From the research I’ve been doing over the last few days, what makes Mr Fix it a success is how personal and down to earth his material is, as well as being extremely easy to assimilate for the average person.
Having a face, a personality, those too are all things that contribute.
Greg, I don’t particularly see what being “ready to go” has to do with anything.
Being able to research your target market, find the niche, and fit into it perfectly is far more important than spending alot of money on a product that has already been out there for an extended period of time and is not competetive in this niche. Although HH is highly successful in it’s target market.
There is alot that goes into a book like this being a success and it takes far more than just the technical knowledge that goes into the book. Excellent writing skills, charisma, wit, style, charm…and much more, all contribute to the success of a book in this niche market.
I emailed Nick with my ideas, he said let’s do it, and I got on it. I don’t even care if he wants to have it written under a pseudonym or what. (Ms.Fix It or what have you, with some hot chickie poo on the front). I think Nick is looking for a best seller and that is going to take some serious writing and marketing.