Itâ€™s tough to be a self-starter and to work independently when your efforts seem to be for naught.
Donâ€™t you feel more like working when youâ€™re actually experiencing positive feedbackâ€”when your articles are being accepted, your books are selling well and/or your clients are thanking you profusely for your good work? Ah, yes. And isnâ€™t it annoying when you are ignored and rejected? Itâ€™s not easy to get back on that bucking horse. But successful writers and authors have done so many times. Theyâ€™ve licked their wounds, tended to their bruises and climbed back up into the saddle. Itâ€™s the only way to succeed.
If you want writing/publishing success, giving up is not an option. If things arenâ€™t going your way, find another way. And donâ€™t look for the easy way out. One of the easy options offered to hopeful authors today is the fee-based publishing service option. These companies may call themselves â€œpublishersâ€ or â€œself-publishing companies.â€ They may seem like the answer to a struggling or hopeful authorâ€™s dreams. In reality, these publishing services may actually be stifling your dreams of success.
They donâ€™t do anything to help you grow as a writer or as an author. They take more away from you than just your money. They give you an easy way out of the frustrating, difficult process of authorship. They publish your book for a fee and then toss you to the wolves. In the process, you have not been encouraged or guided in how to make your book the best that it can be. You know nothing or little about the publishing industry and how you fit into it. You are not prepared for the reality of your promotional responsibilities. And you are trying to sell a book that may not be ready for an audience and that is often too high priced to sell.
If you are contemplating turning your book over to a fee-based publishing service, PLEASE read my book first. The most valuable gift you can give yourself is knowledge. Educate yourself about the publishing industryâ€”learn about your choices and the ramifications of those choices. Donâ€™t spoil your chance for publishing success. Arm yourself with knowledge and make educated decisions.
In my book, The Right Way to Write, Publish and Sell Your Book, I donâ€™t tell authors not to use fee-based publishing services. What I do is to provide the information you need and outline your choices so that you can make a more informed decision about your future as an author.
Remember, that while writing is often from the heartâ€”publishing is a business. Use your head. Read The Right Way to Write, Publish and Sell Your Book and make the right decisions for your particular project. http://www.matilijapress.com