Some authors publish under a predetermined, contrived name because they value their privacy; enjoy choosing a new identity or name; dislike their birthname; need a fresh career start; fear fame; feel a greater sense of writing freedom; or want to differentiate works that span multiple genres.
Traditional publishers usually keep that control. Speed You will probably speed up your publication date by over a year or more if you self-publish. Even the editors, the publishers, the marketing guys most of them will not recognize the message you have to offer.
I try to limit this feeling in my life whenever possible. But if you already can hand-deliver the customers, what do you need the traditional publisher for? Have an honest voice.
Make sure every post or video you do bleeds from the heart, entertains, and educates. How do you get traffic? Blog on bigger sites that aggregate bloggers or podcasts or whatever.
It takes time to build up. But sincere voices will always rise to the top. The assumption is that you will write a good book. And read good writers every day.
Then you will write an even better book. A typical book is anywhere from 40, words. So if you can average 1, words a day, seven days a week, you can write four to eight books a year. Or one very very good, edited, revised, professional one. I also wanted a high-quality foreword for the book.
I realize why he used to be an improv comedian when I read what he wrote. To get my tips on writing read 33 Unusual Tips to Being a Better Writer 4 Know What You Want If you are self-publishing then you can publish your book right now without any other effort.
If your goal is to have a published book and use it to get customers, consulting gigs, speaking gigs, etc. I highly recommend it. The reason this is possible only now is because for the first time, the best editors, designers, marketers are no longer working at the big publishing houses.
Instead, they are striking out on their own and independently charging for their services. The demand is there. And that was more than some of my mainstream publishers did. At the time, my wife asked me if I was kidding on this. But I told her to read my second book and she stopped questioning it.
In other words, it was awful. With Choose Yourself, I went all out. I hired two copy editors to go through the basics on spelling and grammar. Maxwell Perkins in the s but have been sorely lacking in the past 20 years from traditional publishers.
Nils has previously edited bestsellers from Tucker Max, Kamal Ravikant, Ryan Holiday, and a dozen writers, as well as written screenplays, books, etc. Nils and I went back and forth on more than 15 different rewrites for my book.
The difference between the original version and the final version is like the difference between chicken shit and chicken salad. And yes, publishers have editors. Some very good ones.
But I specifically wanted to choose my own editor and use an editor that has worked on books that have sold millions of copies. With millions of books out there, the competition is incredible.
Hiring the best editor, design firm, marketing firm, and audio firms were all part of that. Not just the best around but who I felt were the best in the world.
I made sure I put out a product I could be proud of. She designed the spine, picked the fonts, the inside flaps, the back cover, and all the quirks — tables, pictures, asides, etc. One guy who was making a solid living self-publishing science fiction novels told me that he always made an audiobook.Many authors actually look to publish a book anonymously because they don’t think that book will succeed.
They don’t want to take a risk with their real name or their established identity. Here’s a simple fact to consider: if you don’t think a book is good, then most readers will hold the same opinion.
Of course there are publishers who will consider publishing your book either anonymously or under a pseudonym and I am one of them.
Our publishing agreement would be in your real legal name, but the book’s author can be whatever name you wish it to be as long as you aren’t impersonating someone else. I provide advice about how to write novels, comic books and graphic caninariojana.com of my content applies to fiction-writing in general, but I also provide articles specifically about superhero stories..
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