Every person who writes a book dreams of fame, fortune and all the trimmings. Any person who says they don’t is not being 100% honest about it. Sure, we all write because we love it, but don’t tell me you never sat back and thought about how nice it would be to be JK Rowling, John Grisham or Stephen King.
It’s perfectly natural.
Anyway…my friend Susan Toy has spent the better part of her life in the book/publishing industry and she has written a blog post offering some tips for authors to be more successful.
As for making you rich, these tips are only guaranteed to show you the way…you still have to put in the effort.
OR … How I Nearly Became an Overnight Success After My Forty Year-Apprenticeship in the Book Business!
If you read my bio you’ll realize I have worked with books and authors in one way or another for most of my life. I have experience as a bookseller, a publishers’ sales rep, a promoter (a self-styled Author Impresario!), a speaker, a student of writing, editing and publishing, a published author, and a publisher of my own and other authors’ work. I’ve been writing this blog on-and-off for almost ten years, and have discussed the book business here, made friends with like-minded authors and readers, networked and reached many other people in the business, made many friends and connected with even more colleagues, have shared a great deal of information I discovered over the years on the topics of Publishing, Reading, and Writing (hence the name of this blog …), followed and…
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