The Business of Books
So now you are in business for your self ? Yes, you are now a Published Author, and that is exactly what it is !
All too often, newly Published Authors are of the misconception that their work is completed once they get their book in their hand. WAKE UP CALL !!!! Trust me . . . the work has just begun.
Speak with any successful Author, and they will have more testimony that we wish to hear about the hardships and Trials and Tribulations and the Sacrifices that go along with “Success”. Many new Authors get stuck on their achievement of finally getting Published. Yes . . . it “IS” a “MAJOR” achievement. WELCOME to the 1% Club of Writers. But if you are vying for more that a collection of your offerings to be utilized as Christmas and Birthday Gifts, Door Stops, Book Ends and Paper Weights, it is time for you to get an education and finite understanding as you what will help you make the transition into “Success”
I have in the past written a few Articles that address many facets of getting prepared for this moment, but there is nothing quite like experiencing the potential let down when you awaken and realize that people, including Family and Friends are not kicking down your door, not burning your Cell Phone Message box up clamoring to buy your book. Surprise!!!!
The process of being a productive and functionally “Selling” Author is WORK !!!
You will hear all the promises of “Next Week” or “when i get paid” . . . you might even experience hearing “Blatant Lies” and a myriad of other excuses. Use this as the fuel for your fire. To become somewhat successful does require a heightened level of “Drive”, “Enthusiasm”, “Action” and “Determination”. I call this the “D.E.A.D.” Principle . . . yes . . .I must die to all that i thought i knew about this process and “Re-Create” my “Self” into that persona i desire to be. I must not allow any thing or anyone deter me from what it is i seek to accomplish. I will listen to the “No” and constantly seek other avenues of expression to let people know i have said what i have come to say . . I Am Published, and I have a Book for sale and i want you to buy it . . . NOW !
Trust me . . you will be confronted with a lot if Indifference, Patronization and No . . . but the truth of the matter simply is, you results will mirror your Zeal and Efforts.
and Finally . . .Remember This !!! . . . “Every Time you hear a “NO” you are getting closer to a “YES”. . . Happy Hunting