How To Write A Book: The Complete Guide to Writing and Selling Your Own Paperback or E-book
by Cathy Harris
This book contains all the ins and outs of the writing and publishing industry. It was written for writers, poets, publishers, ghostwriters, editors, proofreaders, typesetters, copywriters, freelancers, syndicated columnists and other aspiring authors who are ready to get their names in print.
Every author I know gets asked the same question: How do you write a book? Writing a book is never exactly easy but can be a “doable” process. In other words, anyone can write book even children as young as 5 years old.
Writing, as opposed to publishing, requires almost no financial or physical resources. A pen, paper and effort are all that has been required for hundreds of years.
Whether you’re allowing a traditional publisher to produce your book, or you’re striking out on your own to self-publish, becoming an author can be a rewarding experience if you allow it to be.
Writing a good book, compared to a bad one, involves one thing -- work. No one wants to hear this but if you take two books off any shelf, I’ll bet the author of the better book worked harder than the author of the other one.
No matter how you approach it, a great deal of time and commitment is required. Nevertheless, seeing a book through to completion need not be a grueling task. If you approach the process with a thought-out plan, it can actually be enjoyable.
There are many reasons that people would like to write a book --what’s yours? Defining why you would like to write a book is important on several levels. First, it helps you figure out how dedicated you will be to completing your writing project.
Your writing project can be a “short-term” or a “long-term” project. Many aspiring authors have started writing a book but were side-tracked because of unethical people who have led them down the wrong path in the publishing industry. This book will help you get back on track and make your dream of writing a book come true. Good luck!
- Cathy Harris, November 2012
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