How to Become a Published Author

How to Become a Published Author


No doubt.

There is how to’s for everything.

How to jump from planes. How to scuba-dive.

How to wash your car.

How to sew. How to read, write and prosper…  

You can learn almost anything, nowadays. The internet is full of lessons and important tips and insights. No wonder why they called it The Information Age (also called Computer Age, Digital Age, or New Media Age). It’s a historic period of the 21st century characterized from the rapid shift from traditional industry that the Industrial Revolution brought through industrialization, to an economy based on information technology (the use of computers to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data) – according to Wikipedia.

So how to become a published author in an Informational age, actually it’s opposite of rocket science. We may found that It’s easy. Read on why.

The easiest way to become a published author is by teaming with a Digital Agency to meet your needs. There are a couple of good ones on the internet, which can help you along your way starting from scratch and guiding you through the whole book process – to the bare end or after you publish. You don’t even have to know how to write, nor learn on the internet, and plus you keep all your royalties for yourself. Yes, that’s how we are rolling at The Books Factory.

eBook sales are ramping up since 2010 and almost every book on the planet is out there on the internet in this format. People are reading on their phones, tablets, laptops, and computers. Now, they are carrying a whole library with them, all the time in just one device.

The greatest thing about books being available online is their downward cost – there are no costs for storage, distribution, and physical materials so the sale is only on an informational basis and can be delivered instantly. That’s why thousands of eBooks are available for pennies and for the greater good that allows us as publishers to publish also for smaller audiences, and narrower niches. That’s why we too recommend and choose this route at The Books Factory. It’s win-win for everyone!

Should you self-publish or publish the traditional way?

You can always choose to self-publish too, but keep in mind that there are a lot of bad self-published eBooks that desperately need the helping hand of an editor to sum and clear them up. That’s why we believe you should consider a helping hand when it comes to publishing your book.

Should you choose to self-publish or go the traditional way?

If you are in doubt or wander around this question, you are not alone! Manny writers regardless of their skill level, career path or how established they are, struggle with this too.

Since 2000, times have dramatically changed and now many self-publishing authors accuse traditionally published authors of being short-sighted in their compliance to a “standard” system. But the truth is that there isn’t a single right answer to this question, it depends whether you choose the old traditional way or you want to be up to date with the New Media, and grasp its benefits.

Answering these 3 questions might help you decide:

  1. Do you expect to see your book in the bookstores across the country?

It’s almost impossible for a self-published author, to achieve wide-scale distribution. You may be the lucky one, and be able to get your book locally if you are well connected in your community but for the most part, self-published authors will sell on Amazon as an eBook format. That’s not bad at all because more than half of all the books sold in the United States are through Amazon. Combined with a Digital agency to cover marketing and promotion, it’s one of the most successful tactics you can choose to.

2) Do you want to hit the bestseller status and get media attention?

Whether you seek for the New York Times bestseller list or Amazon bestseller, you’ll need help from a traditional or digital publishing agency. It’s also very challenging to get any major media to pay attention to you as a self-published author.

3) Can your book easily reach your audience?

It’s senseless to partner with a traditional agency if your book’s audience is one that you can reach easily on your own. However, if you’re looking to increase your readership in some way or help you pivot – then a publisher can be of tremendous help.

Don’t use self-publishing as a way to land a traditional deal. Once you self-publish a book, it will be very difficult to garner interest for your book from a traditional publisher or an agent. Some digital publishes may offer you help, but it’s better to let them help you before you even decide to publish.

The success rate for self-publishing is not that different from the traditional. You may end up making more money in both cases. Self-published authors may find that marketing and promotion for their book are much tougher than the writing of their books. So are you committed to producing more work, and market it month after month, year after year?

You may be on your right path then.

So take action and see it for yourself. Go and try the traditional route first, get rejected, try to self-publish. Because it’s very very hard at first to go the other way around successfully. In the end, few authors end up as bestselling superstars. Some authors do very well. And the majority do not make a living from selling books. If you’re not an expert it’s better to ask for help from a Digital Publishing agency.

So:

  • Do you want to hit the bestsellers status on Amazon?
  • Do you expect to see your book sell across the country?
  • Do you believe your book can easily reach mass audiences?

If “yes” is your desired answer to these questions, schedule a free call with us, today. At The Books Factory, we always love to help you publish.

Benefits of Being a Author

Advantages of being a Writer


“Once upon a time, there was a prostitute called Maria.

Wait a minute. ‘Once upon a time’ is how all the best children’s stories begin and ‘prostitute’ is a word for adults. How can I start a book with this apparent contradiction?”

That’s how Paulo Coelho’s book “Eleven minutes” begins.

And we can’t argue, being an author is COOL.

And not only that…

This excerpt is the beginning paragraph taken from the famous Coelho’s bestseller – Eleven Minutes. It shows a creativity an author can foretake to make his idea stick, into readers minds. Make them love his product, remember the author, and spontaneously building the credibility of expertise in our minds. Just as this book did with me – I still remember Eleven Minutes, and its infamous beginning even though I’ve read it more than ten years ago. Unlike hundreds of other read books that didn’t leave me with significant emotion feeling wonderful, nor a pleasant thing that could make them stick into my memories.

Relax, we can learn this too.

Fasten your seatbelt we’re ready to launch!

Even though authoring a book and be on the niche is a big investment in time, effort, and money, in the end, it has a lot of benefits. With the writing, editing, proofreading, design and production work required to publish a book, it can take years before it’s done, and if you can’t write yourself, hiring ghostwriter may cost you a car. The struggle pays off!

Becoming an author is worth it, even when it takes years and costs thousands!

Because writing a book is such a big project, people often dream about doing it but don’t actually get it done because they get stuck along the way. We strive to change that and that’s why at The Books Factory we love to offer any help necessary.

Fun facts:

  • 96% said having a book positively influenced their business;
  • 96% generated more clients;
  • 94% generated more leads;
  • 87% attracted a more desirable client base;

These statistics are from a few years ago, but they’re still pretty fantastic!

1)Spread the word

Writing a book is one of the best ways to share your story and experience with the world. It allows you to reach audiences unlimited by geographic and economic status. There are other ways to do this too, but a book has more tremendous value because it’s an object and extension of oneself.

2)Help Others

Your skills and expertise may seem familiar and usual with yourself since you’re accommodated with them but to others, they may be like a treasury. That’s why it’s a good thing to share them in a book, and help others along the way. Becoming an author allows you to reach and help far more people than you could reach in real person.

3)Become an Expert

You may have heard the saying “your goals aren’t goals until you write them down on paper”. It’s similar to books. Even if you know what you are talking about until you’ve written about it, it’s harder for other people to understand you properly. So just the process of writing a book adds to your expertise a lot!

Becoming an author let others know you’re the expert!

4)Passive Income from Royalties

If we see book writing from the lengths of your income strategy, a book is something you write once and can make money from as long as you keep it in print. Of course, books don’t sell if you don’t market and promote them.

Don’t worry, we can help you with that At The Books Factory.

5)Get Publicity and Media Attention

Getting media attention may be a difficult task, whether is just for trying to share your story or try to get your business mentioned somewhere. A book is like a lead magnet, and a decent benefit of you being an Author.

Journalists are always looking for experts to interview, and that’s your chance to be reviewed in newspapers and magazines too. Any invitations for a radio or television show? With a book, you’ll have for sure!

6)Unexpected Opportunities

Perhaps the best benefit of becoming an author, according to us at The Books Factory! When you become an author, you’ll never know who will read it and what opportunities and coincidences it may unfold. You could be delivering the next TED Talk or even more.

Become an Author, and get the tons of advantages now!

Ready?

With our easy 12-step Done For You publishing, we always love to help you publish. Whether you’re an established author or just a newbie. We help people with vision and we believe, you might be one of us…

For more info,

Schedule a free call, now.

Should you hire a Ghostwriter for your book?

You have been wanting to write a book for quite some time now, but you never have the time. You’ve been too busy with everyday things like making time for your family, running your business, attending events, and things you weren’t able to foresee. Then you begin to realize that you no longer have the time to sit down, relax, brainstorm ideas for your book, and even get to write your book.

You start to think that you can never write your book with your schedule as hectic as that. If you rely only on yourself for this writing project you have in mind, it is never going to get done.

How to make your book a Best-seller

 

Anyone can write a book, but not everyone can write a best-selling book. There are hundreds of ways for someone to successfully write a best-seller. Best-selling authors like Stephen King, John Green, and J.K. Rowling are all different, and their expertise on book writing doesn’t match, however, could there be a secret formula to getting your book to be a best seller? Definitely. Here are some excellent writing advice that most best-selling authors have been using to help you write your best-selling gem.

Anatomy of your Book Cover

Your book’s cover is your best and most probably the only chance to persuade the prospective reader to pay attention to your book. This is true for both online and offline sales.

Great covers draw reader’s attention, arouse an emotional response, hint at the genre, theme, and style of the content, and showcase the overall desirability of the book. A well- designed cover assures the reader about the quality and worthiness of the content inside. The key to a successful cover is to maintain harmony and cohesiveness among the cover elements to achieve overall impact. 

Why should every entrepreneur publish a book?

Visibility and attention, from consumers, media and industry is a non-negotiable component of business success.Whether you want to sell a product/service, attract the best talent to work for you, raise capital, gain media coverage or be recognized as a leader within the industry, you must earn and retain this vital interest.

This complexity of this task is augmented by today’s media overload landscape. You have to compete every day for space in reader’s mind and memory or run the risk of becoming just another update they scroll through.

Writing and publishing a book centered on your business principles and your journey is the unique opportunity that puts you in a position to meet the challenges of creating visibility for yourself and your business.

The power of Print on Demand

    The advent of tech into publishing has single-handedly democratized the publishing industry.  

Most of the writers who come to us at The Books Factory think that the technology advantage is limited to ebooks or audiobooks. We take great pleasure in telling them about how digital tech has leveled the playing field in a single masterstroke with Print on Demand.

The traditional offset printing system was highly prohibitive to independent authors as it demanded upfront investment, stocking and inventory charges and distribution expenses. Consequently, writers had to sell a large number of copies just to break even.

But, over the last 15 years, the focus of writing books shifted from pure sales to different business and promotional objectives. With this shift, came the need for systems that catered the new breed of writers who operated majorly with Books and used hard copies only for promotional purposes. Print on Demand was the digital solution to the dilemmas of the independent authors.

How can I publish my own Book?

     Writing your book is the easy part. Publishing it is where the real challenge starts.

Many writers make the fatal mistake of confusing to publish a book with printing at this stage. It is fatal because this could be the difference between grand success and dismal failure.

Printing is just about getting your book into a physical and tangible form. At most, it might involve editing and proofreading. Many writers stop with printing and lose out on a golden opportunity.

To Publish Book, on the other hand, is a series of complex and interlinked functions that aim at creating a product that continues to work for the writers and their businesses.

Can you make your book a success by Self publishing?

         Can you become a successful writer by self-publishing?

Depends on how you define ‘publishing success’ for your book – what factors are you willing to consider, what outcome you want to achieve and what return on investment you aim for.

The beauty of self-publishing is that it is highly customised – all processes and functions are designed around the needs of specific clients. This gives you the amazing option to define your brand of publishing success, assemble the team to work for it and then truly achieve the outcome.