Monday, 23 April 2018

One Step At A Time..


Publishing is easy. The tough part is to find readers who love your story, who can connect with your story in some way.  Some part that is so intriguing that it leaves them hooked and want for more.  A reader wants to find a good story and feel that it is theirs. They’ve taken this story into their lives and committed hours and days to read it in the hopes that it might improve their quality of existence — or at a minimum, provide an experience to remember and something they can recommend to others.

While this may sound weird to you, after committing so much time and effort into creating this story, the endgame is not to get credit for the book. The real endgame is to give the world a great story experience.  Yea, this was difficult for me to understand, but ultimately this is the bitter truth or rather sugar-coated truth!

With this in mind, books that I’ll usually pass up are:

  • Free (why did the author work so hard to give it away?)
  • Cheap (yeah, OK, but what’s the book about?)
  • Self-published (how a book is published isn’t an issue to a reader)
  • Five years in the making (or some other big number)
  • An author’s greatest achievement (compared to what?)
Books I’ll give a second glance are promoted as:

  • A great story about…
  • An award-winning story about…
  • A poignant story about…
  • Recommended by (fill in the name of an established author)
  • A wonderful beach read, by-the-fire read, vacation read, weekend read, etc.
  • A great first book (not everyone wants to test-drive an unproven author, but I do it coz many times it turns out its better than reputer authors of today's time!)

I want the author to take into consideration that I have a great time reading. I want the author to promise me a treat for investing my time. I want the author to make my life better. 

πŸ’œThis is why we write.  Isn't it??? To fulfill a promise to the reader. It isn’t about us, the price, or how the book was made.

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” —Harry Truman

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