Author: Emanuel

Your book vs. This Year’s Bestseller. The winner is…

Do the opposite. Buy the book. Read the book. Realize that is better than yours; better written, with a better story architecture. Let the pain and the humiliation flood you mind, crush your thoughts of greatness. Then swim to the surface of the ocean of sorrow you’re in and start writing your next book.

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Less Internet More Cabernet

The other 1% are really facing writer’s block and is an excruciating experience. It’s like your hand are tied, your brain is frozen, and your soul is engulfed in darkness. The more it hurts, the more it pulls you in. 

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Bestseller by the end of the week

One week bestsellers have years of work to support them. Not only in honing your writing skills, but in making yourself known as a person who is worth reading. It’s the snowball effect that you should be focused on.

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The meaning of literary genre

Literary genre is used by bookstores to separate books into different sections. It’s also a matter of life and death for many readers/writers to assign a genre or not to the book of another writer.

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Good advice

There goes out the window the general definition for good advice. I care not if is critique or feedback, or just mean and cynical advice. If it motivates me to keep doing what I do is good enough for me.

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Would you buy a book because…

Would you really buy a book because…
Everyone else is reading it?
It has thousands of 5* reviews on Amazon?
You think the person who wrote the 1* review is an idiot which means the book is good?
One of your friends wrote it?
You like the cover?

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What it takes to become a writer?

Unyielding work ethic
Building a start-up means you have to decide what you will do and also what you won’t. Believe in your dream, work day and night and never compromise. It sounds difficult because it is. I can vouch for this with every night when I wake up searching my notepad under the bed to write an idea.
There isn’t any writer consumed by the drive to write who doesn’t understand what I wrote above.

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The publishing Big Five dilemma

The Big Five publishing houses produce almost 60% of the English-language books and thousands of small publishing houses and self-published authors produce the rest. The turnover and the rate of failure of the little guys are huge.

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The break-even point for book sales and the professional writer’s journey

One of the first question I receive when I talk with business people about project management tools for writers and about all the money and work hours that go into building Asengana is: “What’s your break-even point?”

I applied the same answer for the process of writing, publishing, and selling a book. It will be a back-of-the-envelope type calculation, but I will provide you with the document to download and add as many variables as you need.

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