It is almost too easy to push out a book these days, and there are many different reasons one might want to write and publish a book. As a result, it is vital that authors do their utmost to learn about and understand the path that is best for their genre, goals, and so on.
You might think you’d like to hire a ghostwriter to write your book for you, however, there’s wisdom in considering what your actual needs are first. This way, whether you decide to write your book yourself or have someone else do it for you, you’ll make a better decision overall. You will also have a better appreciation for the depth and breadth of the work you are investing in . . .
If this question was posed to you personally, you might say yes or no, depending on what your favourite genre was, and/or what your literary influences have been to date. You’d also likely agree that you have indeed read books you didn’t think were quite worthy of being published. . .
Here are 5 steps that are ideal to complete before submitting your manuscript to an editor or publisher for consideration. Prior to this, you could be working with an editor and/or writing coach to flesh out your work as discussed in my last blog post.
Think of those times when you agonized over the right words to put in an email, important memo, or cover letter. How helpful would it be to have an extra set of eyes and fresh input that in some cases might just take a few minutes?