I’m kicking off my self-publishing guide with a post about the most important step of all: writing a great book. Before we consider just what exactly makes a ‘great’ book, let’s hear from Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords:
“Write a great book” might strike you as common sense, but it’s the most common mistake of many authors. Some indie authors – intoxicated by the freedom to self-publish –rush their book to market before it’s ready to be seen by readers.
Is your book ready? By considering this difficult question, you’ll find the path to a better book revealed. With the power to publish comes the responsibility to emulate the best practices of the most professional authors and publishers.
If your book is poorly-conceived or poorly-edited, readers will reject it. If you write a great book that satisfies readers, they will reward you with their word of mouth.
Honor your readers with a…
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