Have you ever wondered why some writers earn millions of dollars and sell tens of thousands of books, while others struggle to earn back even the smallest advances? Do you know what makes one book outsell another? How do you attract new readers to buy your books in droves? Are you still trying to find a way to get your book published and onto those shelves, in front of readers where it belongs? Dear Fellow Author, A few short years ago, I was asking myself many of those same questions.
I wanted to know how I could get my foot in the publishing 'door'. I was curious about how I could get my own books to sell well, and how I could get readers to recognize my name as being synonymous with an author they could trust. I also wanted to know what I could do to improve my writing to such a degree that editors would never consider rejecting my manuscripts. That's when I embarked on a research odyssey, of sorts. You see, for more than two years, I studied what the best-selling authors did and how they wrote.
I interviewed editors and agents to learn about their likes, dislikes and preferences. I asked bookstore owners and distributors what made them buy the books they chose. I attended conventions and seminars, trying to figure out why some authors got paid six-figure advances and others remained in the poor house. What I learned surprised me! In fact, I think it will surprise you, too. You see, it is true that almost anyone can write a book - but it really does take something special to turn a book into a best seller. So ... Can anyone turn a book into a best-seller? Honestly, the answer is NO. Too many...Read More Detail