Authors Should Heed Those Discouraging Words
By Patricia Fry
A hopeful author said to me yesterday, â€œI know that your purpose in writing The Right Way to Write, Publish and Sell Your Book was to help authors succeed, but, as I read through your book, it almost seems as though youâ€™re trying to discourage them.â€
I said, â€œYouâ€™re right. I am. My aim is to discourage those people who are not suited to or who do not have the stomach for the fiercely competitive, highly professional world of publishing. Those who are still standing after my discouraging words are likely to succeed.â€
Patricia Fry is the author of The Right Way to Write, Publish and Sell Your Book. The second (Revised) edition is due out mid-September along with a workbook to use in charting your course through the publishing process. Watch for my pre-publication discount offer.