Probably, the best advice I’ve ever come across from a writer on writing is Elmore Leonard’s suggestion, “If it sounds like writing, rewrite it.” Second best is Mark Twain’s illustration of how to show, don’t tell, followed by Margaret Atwood’s close third, “Do back exercises. Pain is distracting.”
A year after celebrating the release of her first novel, Amanda Barber, a private music teacher, observes, “It’s easier than ever to get published, but it’s not easy to be successful. Publishing is a piece of cake, but to actually sell books—that’s the hard part.”
He’s living the dream of every self-published author.
Successful self-publishing might be fairly new, but one company can trace its roots back more than 200 years.
Booksellers, publishers, and agents are encouraged to take a look at the following listings of self-published books from authors either waiting to be discovered or with a track record and a following who are doing it on their own.