3 Biggest Reasons Why Most Writers Never Make Money Online
For past 100 years or so, publishing houses have been spreading 3 big lies. These lies which most people believed (including me) about writing and publishing is just not true. There are so many lies spread around by these guys just so they can remain relevant, it boggles the mind.
The three most prevalent are:
Lie #1: The Only Way To Make It As A Best-Selling Author Is To Find A Publisher Who Will Publish Your Book In Print.
This is completely false. For many authors, trying to get published by traditional Publishers has been a nightmare. Sending a manuscript and waiting for ages before receiving a rejection note or nothing at all is no way to becoming a bestselling author.
Truth is, Book Publishers are notorious for only wanting to publish books written by already-popular authors and celebrities whose names they know will get the books sold. They don’t want to take risks with new and non-established authors. If a Publisher receives a manuscript from Mallam Nasir El-Rufai or Wole Soyinka and one from you, who do you think they’d publish? Your guess is as good as mine.
So what should you do?
Take advantage of the internet and reading devices boom and use these new platforms that support and encourage new and independent authors. Sell your books via Amazon’s Kindle Store and Smashing Words.
These platforms have removed all the barriers that authors have faced in the past. While Publishers have for years been the only way to become published, since the internet became popular in the 2000s, and with the growing popularity of Blackberrys, iPads, ePads, iPhones, Galaxy Tabs, Readers etc, the table has turned.
Now anyone can take their book and have it published in 7 days at most and in 30 days be pulling down thousands of sales guaranteed.
I’ll show you how to create and market best-selling books via the Amazon Bookstore, Apple iStore, Barnes and Noble marketplace, Sony Reader Store etc and the many offbeat strategies to sell books like crazy! In about 30 days, you’ll have a best-selling book if you follow my guidelines.
Lie #2: You Have To Be A Great Writer To Have A Successful Book.
False too. Writing is just writing. To make a book successful and make money, you simply need to know the business of publishing, something I’ll show you how to do. There’s at least one great book inside every human being. However, most best-selling books (including 5 of my own) are ghostwritten by others.
In fact, the guy who sold over one million books in 4 months last year, never wrote any of his books by himself ever. He simply paid some people to do the writing for him and he then does the selling. I’ll show you how to find the writers (at surprisingly low cost) if you don’t want or don’t have the time to write it yourself.
Lie #3: You Need A Good Publisher Who Will Market Your Book For You
This is also completely false. Publishers only distribute books and do little or nothing to market it. That’s the reason Publishers prefer to publish books by only established authors and celebrities in the first place; because they want to ride on these guys’ fame to push the book without much effort.
If they publish you, you have to market the book. Hell, even established authors also market their books too. That’s why they do book launches, book signings etc. If you have to market your book yourself, you should keep all the profits to yourself instead of getting just 5% royalty a Publisher will pay you.
It’s tough to find a Publisher as a new author. More and more authors are turning to self-publishing to get their name out and the money in.
Imagine Being Able To Say, “I Wrote A Best Seller!”
Imagine if you had your book selling over the internet making thousands of dollars in royalties while you sleep. Imagine being able to take your favourite hobby. . . “Writing Books” . . . and actually turning it into a profit-making business. Imagine the excitement of selling your First Book with your Name on the Front Cover! It truly is possible, but you need to know how.