Writing was the easy part.

Editing is the key.

There was a time when you set out to write a book, and hundreds of pages later you ended up with a manuscript ready for editing. Now, there are tutorials for everything you need to know about, writing, editing, formatting, publishing, and marketing your book. Read how a best selling author made the big time, just purchase his formula and you could be on the ‘Best Seller’ list with your first book. Of course its possible for new writers to hit the big time, and one in a million is still good odds for the thousands of writers wanting to become authors. I can speak with first hand experience of buying into the self publishing dream, but selling an unknown book on Amazon is a wild dream. Maybe the book has all the credentials to become a top seller, but it cannot sell in big numbers unless you are running a costly ad campaign on social media and Amazon. Most new authors pay good money to publish a book without having it professionally designed or edited, and it will only sell a few copies. That is fine, if all you want is your name in print to boost your ego. While it’s true that many successful writers never made the best seller list with their first book, I don’t think they relied on a tutorial to get them back on track, but you can be sure they were not short of tenacity. 

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