Why is Writing a Book Important? There’s a reason why you want to write a book…in this episode I examine those reasons. There are good and bad reasons to write a book, but by listening to this podcast you are showing that it is important to you. Understanding why can help you in your writing career.
Episode 18 In Today’s show I have a mild rant – **sorry** – about a newspaper article in a UK Sunday newspaper, the Sunday Times. Sadly most of the actual article is behind a paywall (that is you have to pay to read the whole story) online, but you can get the gist from the summary here. […]
In this first episode I start off with the slightly provocative statement:
Self-Publishing is Easy
Of course, what many people describe as Self-Publishing is not in any way easy. Writing a book is not easy – it is a lot of work. Marketing a book is not easy. But in my mind neither of these is the essence of Self-Publishing.
This podcast will primarily be based on looking at the core activities needed to self-publish a work. We won’t be talking (at least at the beginning) about how to write a book or how to market one. Both of them need to be done however a book is published. Most major publishers know how to market a book to print book-distributors, but not to readers, so however your book is published you will still need to do marketing to readers.