Am trying to do due diligence to find the niche for a self-help book. I "get" the general idea of whether to piggyback or avoid popular titles, being exquisitely specific about your reader, and avoiding being a johnny-come-lately, me-too book.
My fuzzy plan is to:
- Start at the Library of Congress and to research titles with words similar to those I'm thinking of incorporating, and using the LC Advanced Search to limit the parameters.
- Use a spreadsheet to record titles of interest and author names.
- Use titles from the spreadsheet to do research on Amazon.
What sites or books or personal experience can you offer to help me refine my plan?
Note: If the final form is relevant to your answer, then know that the book will be published in paperback. At the moment, there are no plans for Kindle.