I will never actively go out of my way to dissuade someone from doing something. But, seriously do yourself a favor and NOT bother with Create Your Own Book: This Weekend by Kerry Pharr. Mostly because most of the information on how to create your own book can be regurgitated into a blog post. Which, I am going to do.
First, Pharr instructs that everyone has something to say. Thus, everyone should say it. Be a pal and share your message via a paywall. An example of this paywall will be having ads on a blog and/or selling ebooks titled "Create Your Own Book: This Weekend," on Amazon.
Not only will you write what you want. You can write about subjects that readers are interested in. As entrepreneurs say, find a need to satisfy. See that you can provide different insight on how to write a book in a weekend? Write that book. Bonus points if you include links to your other published books as resources.
Or just toot your own horn and encourage people to write books similar to yours. Books on "how to" do things that don't actually tell you "how to" do them. Bonus points if you include numbers and figures from studies.
On principle, it's my obligation to say whatever I want on my blog. Thus, using tips from this book, I can make a couple of posts on how to cook with bananas and publish them on Amazon to reap money every month. OK I'm bashing this book a little too much. I apologize to everyone except Kerry Pharr.
Books like these make me sick. Every day, I see books like these posted as job listings on oDesk as easy writes for 20-30 dollars. Books where English is the only criteria necessary. Books that may or may not tell you important information that several 100 blog posts could explain better. Books that promise you how to create a book in a weekend when in reality it takes much longer to create. Books that are written for a quick buck instead of providing actual content.