Best Golf Swing Books in 2023
Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf
- In each chapter, a different tested fundamental is explained and demonstrated with clear illustrations, as though Hogan were giving you a personal lesson with the same skill and precision that made him a legend
- Covers grip, stance, posture, first & second part of the swing and a short summary and review
- Paperback size: 8" x 5A1/4"
- 109 pages Herbert Warren Wind: has been called "the best golf writer in captivity." His works include Thirty Years of Championship Golf (with Gene Sarazen), The Story of American Golf, and The Complete Golfer. Anthony Ravielli, an artist and avid golfer, used his vast knowledge of anatomy and the mechanics of human movement to show the reader the precise positions and related muscles that must be utilized to achieve success with Ben Hogan's techniques.
The Keys to the Effortless Golf Swing: Curing Your Hit Impulse in Seven Simple Lessons (Golf Instruction for Beginner and Intermediate Golfers Book 1)
The Single Plane Golf Swing: Play Better Golf the Moe Norman Way
- Moe Norman Golf Swing Instruction
- Single Plane Golf Swing Instruction
- 200 Pages of Detailed Golf Swing Instruction
Fix Your Body, Fix Your Swing: The Revolutionary Biomechanics Workout Program Used by Tour Pros
Stock Tour Swing: Use Golf Science To Uncover Your Version Of The Tour Swing
Understanding the Golf Swing
The Slot Swing: The Proven Way to Hit Consistent and Powerful Shots Like the Pros
The Flexible Golf Swing: A Cutting-Edge Guide to Improving Flexibility and Mastering Golf's True Fundamentals
FINALLY: THE GOLF SWING'S SIMPLE SECRET - A revolutionary method proved for the weekend golfer to significantly improve distance and accuracy from day one (1)
The Stack and Tilt Swing: The Definitive Guide to the Swing That Is Remaking Golf
The 3 Most Important Bases to Cover Before Selling Your Self-Published Book
Like baseball, you need to cover your bases when swinging the bat to selling your self-published book. This article will walk you through the 3 most important bases, and how to cover them.
When you've penned the last word in your book, a rush of must-sell-now can wash over you. You've spent so much time crafting the perfect book and it's ready for digital and physical shelves. Or is it? Before you start trying to sell your self-published book, make sure you've covered all your bases professionally.
Making a self-published book worth selling goes beyond the words and beautiful layout of text; people do, in fact, judge a book by its cover and they will usually read the first few pages of a physical book before they commit to buy. If they aren't impressed by this point, they're going to move on.
So let's move on and make your hard work pay off.
Base One: The Book Cover
In every way, the cover of a book is its packaging. Just as a professional looking series of tags set one shirt apart from the little sticker or tag hanging off a thrift store shirt, it's all about perceived value.
There are a few things that buyers evaluate when looking at a book cover:
So how do you cover this base? If you're really, really serious about your book and want it to fly off the shelves even self-published, go ahead and hire a professional illustrator. Look for one that is willing to work with you and your ideas to make a cover that is competitive in the genre your book fits. This can cost anywhere from $99 to $1500.
If you're really strapped for cash, or are creating a free e-book that you want to look great and get you noticed, you can always opt to design your own book cover. You will absolutely need some graphic design knowledge and professional software like Adobe Photoshop or, better, Adobe Illustrator. If you meet this criteria, take the following steps:
Base Two: The Book Description
Yup, you spent so much time on those opening paragraphs that you may be tempted to share them on your cover or in the description of your self-published book. Don't.
The back cover or dust jacket of a physical book is vital, and since a reader can't actually pick up and sift through a digital book they rely on the book description. So be unique. Grab their attention with a single paragraph or two at most and craft a hook that really captures the reader. Show, don't tell, them how your self-published book will be the perfect answer to their entertainment, education, or self-improvement needs.
The best article I've read on making a hook that really hooks comes from Michelle McLean at the Archetype Writing blog:
Base Three: Book Reviews
You've got to have book reviews. Full stop. Without some reviews from real readers who do not know you, your self-published book will struggle. Readers want to see that other people liked the book so that they have a good idea that they might like it, too.
Luckily, there's a perfect solution: Inkspand.com. This site allows you to upload your manuscript - and preferably an amazing cover - which is crowd sourced to readers who love your genre of writing. This is actually free! You provide a copy of the digital ebook version of your self-published book, and the reader will provide a book review. Not just stars, but an actual review. The feedback you receive is honest, and you can share results directly to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Facebook and Twitter.