Yet very few actually do.
Why do so few follow through and get published?
The first disconnect happens with an incredibly complex publishing world. There is so much to learn to navigate different contracts for a deal.
The second challenge for many new authors is understanding whether they should connect with a literary agent to overcome the first hurdle.
Working with a good agent is akin to finding a map to get from idea to final product as efficiently and effectively as possible and in one piece.
If you have a good fit with an agent, you know their experience and relationships are worth gold.
Where do you start?
Maybe you have many friends who are authors and they can provide advice from their perspective. However, the heavy lifting is still up to you.
The reality is that even if you're a self starter with a go-get-it attitude and do roll up your sleeves, there are only so many hours in a day.
Any spare precious moment should go to your art -- writing the book.
How does your book go from concept to published?
Where can you turn for help to make better decisions?
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His Book, The Art of Non Conformity, shot to number 8 on Amazon on its first week out and sold out shortly thereafter. His second book will be released in May.
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This new guide is massive - 45,000 words and lots of supplemental interviews, recordings, and transcripts.
You will find three package options (“Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Austen”), including:
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- questions to ask when considering an offer
- the three clauses in every book contract you should pay close attention to (Warning: if you miss these, you'll regret it later)
- everything about money -- advances, royalties, foreign rights, auctions, and more
- and Q&A with various editors
That will help you sort out the process. But more important, it will offer help and a clear plan for aspiring authors.
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Psst, so is writing a book on your bucket list?
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