New Author Transformed into Untraditional Author

Here is an email I received from a new author that just read Untraditional Publishing. The simple act of changing her approach is what I believe benefits authors the most. 

This is what she said… 

“I finished your book. (Untraditional Publishing.) I absolutely loved it! That was the best advice I have ever received. I am proud to say that my first monetary investment towards my career as an author was your book! 

Last week I set up a photo shoot so that I could have new pictures and a fresh start for my author Facebook page and website. I am very excited about starting to build a book like a business. 

Thank you again for reviewing my work. I knew what I had written was far from spectacular, but I just wasn’t sure how to make it better. After reading your notes and your book, it has helped me tremendously. 

I have set a new goal for my book. I am going to take my time and grow as an author, build business relationships, and read. I will publish it after I stop focusing on word count and other nonsense. My goal for my first novel is just getting my name out there as an author. Even if it means giving away tons of free copies. 

I want to work on my writing. I will only get better. 

I have been in banking for seven years. I absolutely hate banking. It’s always been just a job and never a career. I am at a point in my life where I am interested in a career even if that means making sacrifices. 

No, I’m not quitting my day job (yet) but when I move back to the states, I would love to get a job as a writer until I can become a full time author. 

One of my co-workers self published her book about three years ago. She did several book signings locally. She charged me $15.00 to purchase her book. I wanted to support her. However, her story was lacking and did not seem real even though it was supposed to mirror her personal experience with an ex-boyfriend. 

She talked a lot about writing more books and even posted the titles of the sequels on Amazon. So far, she hasn’t written another. Promoting herself as an author has fizzled. The links to her website don’t work anymore and she never talks about her novel on Facebook, just posts inspirational quotes. 

I don’t want that to happen to me. I have been studying other authors and finding out what I like about them and what puts me off. Then I change my plan. 

My new Facebook page should be up and running in about a week. I am just waiting on the photographer to finish editing the pictures from the photo shoot. Thanks again for all your help!”

Clara  Brown 

Untraditional Publishing, by Ron Knight has over a thousand tips for improving your writing, marketing, and book sales. The first 20 pages are posted for authors to start building their confidence. http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/92130 




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