Everything has changed in the publishing industry. Opportunities for writers that didnât exist two years ago explode everywhere. But how do you get control of the future of your writing in these uncertain times? In this short book, bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith gives some guidelines and suggestions on how to invest in your writing future. Bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith is the author of over one hundred novels and hundreds of short stories. Not only has he written for Pocket Book in the Star Trek universe, but he did the only two original Men in Black novels for Bantam Books. He has been an editor and a publisher and is currently writing thrillers under another name.
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|Title of eBook: The New World of Publishing: Investing In Your Own Future|
|Release Date: 01-31-2012|
|Publisher: (Indie Author)|
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The New World of Publishing: Investing In Your Own Future
The following first appeared in a slightly varied form in a number of articles on my web site, www.deanwesleysmith.com. They are still there to read for free if you would like.
Just recently I had a local here in our small town who knows I am a writer walk up to me and ask me how "my book" was coming along. I get that question a great deal and have no idea how to answer it.
None. Zero. Zip. The reason I can't answer the question is based on the problem in the question and the problem in what I know the questioner knows.
The problem with the question is obvious. It assumes I only have one book and am taking a vast amount of time writing it, making it perfect by working it over and over and over. That's the unspoken assumption in that question. Otherwise, the person would have asked something like, "Which book are you working on now?"
If that person knew I could finish a new novel every two or three weeks if I wanted, they would be shocked and more than likely not talk to me anymore.
I also know the local friend just doesn't understand the difference between me being a Writer and me being an Author. And honestly, most people don't understand the difference. They think that once a book is written, the Author is done for a long time. My friend thinks it takes a very long time to write any novel. My friend thinks that books are special things, to be put up on some high pedestal and worshipped....