- File Size: 1470 KB
- Print Length: 58 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: December 27, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005XNIX1W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,209,923 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
So You Want to Sell a Million Copies? Kindle Edition
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I would prefer to read a book focusing on epublishing or at least not taking it for granted that I plan to submit my work to a traditional publisher. In today's age it can't be assumed that all writers will choose that route.
This preference is mentioned in the first chapter but it should really be in the description as well.
Mahana's eBook talks about how to make it in the real world as a writer. So often new writers venture into the world of writing without a clue, they think all they need to do is write a killer book, blog, or whatever and it will automatically sell. So not true. Unfortunately it takes a lot of time, patience and effort to land a publishing deal unless you know someone in the business, and even then you may not be in luck.
By reading Mohana's book you will learn how to avoid common newbie mistakes, how to overcome writers block, writing during major life changes, how to approach publishers and the appropriate way to send and respond to query letters. So You Want to Sell a Million Copies shows you how to deliver a promising book from its infancy to it landing in a publishers hand.
This book is filled with advice on how to manage your time, create a writing ritual and how to get involved in writer's groups. It is very helpful for the new writer who is trying to find their place in the world. Also I thought the tips on character development would be great for anyone who is trying to write a novel.
This book will explain to you how the publishing world works if you want to go the traditional route. Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar explains all the main players who will be producing the finished product - your perfectly edited book.
Along the way this author also gives some advice on books you need to succeed. You may want to pick up a copy of 2014 Writer's Market too.
So while this does not teach advanced marketing techniques it is helpful. If you are looking for a marketing book too I'd recommend: 1001 Ways to Market Your Books.
I enjoyed this book and think you will too. If you have the heart of a writer you will really relate to this book.
~The Rebecca Review
This book is such a helpful guide and is chockfull of tips, exercises, humor, and practical advice for any writer, whether you are just starting out or finding yourself consumed with the minutiae of daily living and looking for a way to get your ideas down into some form of structure.
Want to write a book? Let this book guide you. Best of all, Ms. Lakshmi Rajakumar shares specific steps to getting started, daily exercises, and finishing the darn thing! Having published four books and contributed to several more, she knows of what she speaks.
Buy this book!
Rachel Thompson, author A Walk in the Snark, The Mancode: Exposed; founder BadRedhead Media
If you are a newbie writer and struggle with that first draft, the author, Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar, inspires you to do what you love the best every day, and most importantly, she makes you ask the question whether or not you really love writing and why. Is it commercial gain that attracts you the most about publishing industry, or do you strive to be heard by the readers all over the world? Talking about common mistakes new writers make, the author gives you a piece of advice on how to avoid those mistakes and what to do instead, such as how to make your name known, how to learn from others and so on. The book is written simply, and it is short, so you will probably give it 3-4 hours of your time, if not less, but it will stay with you along the way and you will probably read it again and again on different stages of your creative process.
Therefore, if you are experiencing a writer's block and don't know how to move on, maybe getting this e-book is that first step back into the realm of writing you need right now, the inspiration that will make the bestseller you have in your mind become a printed reality.
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To be perfectly honest, I picked this book up because I was looking for something to blog about. But then, a lot of people find a lot of real gems that way. Read morePublished on October 6, 2013 by Graham Downs
I have been attempting to read this book off and on for months. It reads like stereo instructions. Not a great guide.Published on January 31, 2013 by S. Farley
I found the author to be helpful and encouraging, and I can relate to her experiences in the struggle to fit time for writing into everyday life. Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by Peke