I hate to say it, but it just goes to show that with the
right presentation, people will believe almost anything,
whether it's in real life or on the internet. In real life,
facial expressions convince you to believe a statement, story, or sales pitch. On the internet, liars,
hackers, and basic no-good-thieves can rob you blind with
their facial expressions. It's called
a website. So, how does one know
which website to trust? Can you believe what they say? After
you've wasted your time and your money, what does it
matter? It's too late then. Research and ask questions before
you spend your money.
Enough about me. Let's get to the reason of why you're here.
If you're thinking about writing a book, here's the best
advice, and hopefully, encouragement, I can give you: First, think about what you want
to write. Whether it's true-life, fiction, poetry, etc., you
have to know what you want to write about to be able to do
it. Open up Microsoft Word, and then sit down and just start
writing. Let the words flow from your heart, and don't worry
about how it sounds... for now. The next day, re-read what you
wrote and make changes if you don't like the way it's going.
DELETE and COPY & PASTE are powerful tools. At least, you're
doing what you've been wanting to do. What have you got to
Note: Hand-written manuscripts
are not accepted by any publisher.
goal is to write a book and then have it published by a
major, big-time, publisher. That's about as easy as becoming
a movie star. Not to dampen your spirits, but it's the
truth. I've been there. I submitted my first book to every
major publisher and was turned down by all of them. But I
didn't let that stop me. Once I had written a book, I wanted
to be able to hold a copy of it in my hands. I was
determined to get my book published. I knew there were other
ways to make it happen. So... I did my research and found
out that self-publishing was the way to go for me. I used a
publishing how-to manual to get me started. I recommend Dan
Self-Publishing Manual. You can find this book on
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, at your local library, or visit:
It's the only book you really need to get started. Then, if
you decide to submit your book to a major publisher, check
The Writer's Market.
This book is a directory to the publishing world. It
contains a listing of all contacts in the industry.
are several types of publishers, but I suggest starting out
You won't have a physical copy of your book, but if that's not a concern, I recommend Kindle. More people use
it—hence: more sales possibility. Amazon's website for Kindle is easy to navigate and extremely user-friendly, with
excellent customer support.
Good luck and I wish you much success!