Thursday, October 17, 2013

MindStir Media President to Writers: Book Publishing Doesn't Have To Be Difficult

Today, during one of my book publishing consultations, a thought crossed my mind that I knew I wanted to cover on this blog: book publishing doesn't have to be difficult. I've found that many new writers tend to over-complicate publishing. Is that you? Authors get in their own way by allowing the "mysteries" and "myths" of book publishing to overpower the truths of publishing. Usually this happens because the author is trying to do everything on his/her own without much prior knowledge. And then, of course, publishing seems very difficult indeed....

For a rookie writer, especially one who has never published anything, the whole process can seem mysterious. These mysteries sometimes morph into fear. You know, fear of the unknown. Sound familiar? But there's really no reason to fear book publishing. There are book publishing professionals (like me) out there who can help you find the answers and simplify the publishing process for you. I do this for authors on a daily basis and it helps make publishing easy. Then there's all these publishing myths -- for example, your manuscript needs to be a certain number of pages to be acceptable, etc. You don't need to be preoccupied with these mysteries and myths. They're a waste of your time and they only add difficulty to publishing.

First and foremost, your focus should be on writing the best manuscript possible. Then, once you've done that, it's time to reach out to a book publisher that specializes in working with new authors, i.e. MindStir Media. A reputable publisher can help you sift through the mysteries and myths of publishing and move you toward the end goal without difficulty: publishing your book.

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