The Phone Book

Is it possible to find book ideas in your local yellow pages?  Let’s give it a shot.  Go find your phone book and take a look through the yellow pages.  First thing that comes to mind is that this in itself is a directory put together by a company and they are making money off of it.  If you live in a large populated area, how about writing a guide for dining out?

Or, think nationally and compile a directory on plumbers.  Perhaps a book on how businesses can maximize their advertising dollar in phone books?  Since the yellow pages consists of businesses and businesses need more business, what book could you provide to help these businesses?  Don’t just think about the local businesses near you – think globally.  If you’re a lawyer, a doctor, a mechanic, photographer or hair dresser and you’ve succeeded you could write a book and share your secrets with the same type of businesses.