Castelnaudary, France (PressExposure) January 07, 2012 -- Ever wondered what it takes to write and publish that book you've been thinking about for ages? In this authoritative, up-the-minute guide, writer, editor, and ebook publisher Jonathan Veale pulls no punches as he outlines the steps to take - and the pitfalls to avoid - as you plan, write and see your first book completed and published for all to read.
Few writers make fortunes from writing books. Many spend recklessly and make nothing. Both extremes need to be dismissed. The middle ground is described here. Whether you have a thriller in mind, or a perhaps slightly less exciting autobiography, the generous advice here will help you see your project through from idea to publication.
The activities of rogue publishers and agents are explored in depth so that you can identify them easily. Once in their clutches your returns diminish and your pocket empties.
The guide recommends you acquire a few hours of editorial advice as you plan and pursue a writing project, but purely to keep you focused and on track.
Ebooks, together with the latest print-on-demand options, permit writers with their wits about them to publish books, printed and or digital, at minimum cost, and market them worldwide using Amazon websites and similar online retailers. A chapter describes this exciting new route for aspiring writers.
This guide will increase your chances of success, ensure your writing does you credit, . . . and it will also protect your pocket. That's why this book is being marketed as an ebook at a modest price. But the information contained is designed to save you thousands!
Specifically, this book helps you:
* get started - many people talk a good book. This guide shows you how to complete one
* have a clear understanding of the likely market for your book
* set a budget for editorial and technical assistance
* self-edit relentlessly so that your natural prose style shines through
* prepare your manuscript so that traditional publishers take note when you submit your project for consideration
* spot vanity publishers and agents - the people who build up your dreams then charge a fortune.
* find technical assistance, at trade prices, if you decide self-publishing is the route for you.