Outlining, drafting, revising, editing, editing again, getting someone else to edit it for you painful! And a few of the big ten because — maybe, right? Most new authors sell less than books. But even if they do publish your book, the fact is that bookshelf space in stores is incredibly scarce, and the competition for those spots is fierce. Many authors still act as if this is the lay of the land, however, imagining that once a book is accepted by a publisher, the rest will all be taken care of by a publisher that will push the book to stores, and to the waiting masses beyond. Even the biggest publishing companies require authors to do most of the marketing for their new book themselves.
How to Write a Bestselling Non Fiction Book
How to Write a Bestselling Book - Kary Oberbrunner
I never set out to become an author. My main source of income had always been through my work as a psychotherapist. I'd only started writing articles as a way to earn extra money after my husband passed away. Millions of people read it and within a few days, a literary agent contacted me and suggested I write a book. I spent the next couple of weeks creating my book proposal after I researched how to write one. And incredibly, that proposal landed me a deal with HarperCollins. I spent months writing, editing, and rewriting.
Writing a novel: 7 tips from bestselling authors
Creative writing professor and novelist James W. Hall tries his hand at teasing out the magical, alchemical recipe for creating a bestseller in his new book, Hit Lit: Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century's Biggest Bestsellers. Hit Lit grew from a university course Hall began teaching years ago about about popular fiction, inspired by a collection of year-by-year lists of bestsellers he found in his university's library. Bigger than a big. Though Hall admits, "these twelve novels have radically different settings, different characters, very different plots," he says they all share 12 common features to the point where they are "permutations of one book, written again and again for each new generation of readers.
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