Why Salt In the Wounds Makes You A Profit-Making Publisher
Thanks for being here. Thanks again.
You are who I do this for. The only reason I do all I do.
I’m only here to help you. Yes, you. Just you.
Sure there’s other people I help, but I’m just talking to you right now.
Last week, I asked you to tell me what you want most, how I could help you most.
And I got a lot of answers, so thanks. If you haven’t answered me, then just know that whenever you do have something to say to me, I’m here and ready to answer you the best I can. I’ve got over a half-century of experience right now and several mostly-full hard drives with various solutions on them. (Not to mention all my backups.)
Do feel free to speak your mind and let me know.
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What’s new these last couple of weeks?
- More books posted on Classics You Should Know. And I took some of the older ones off that page to make room for the new ones. We’ll eventually get this up to 3 or 5 new books each week and taking off that many of the earlier ones.
Sure, they’ll all still have their own pages, but the free downloads will disappear. So I’d suggest that you sign up for that list today so you can hear about what’s new and reminded to get your own copies so you can read great classics in any time you have.
- I got another breakthrough in books publishing, and this is over there at Selling Your Book Online. And there is another in the works for next week. As I’ve pointed out, I only write about book publishing when I’ve seen a paradigm shift that will help you write, publish, and market your books better.
- If you haven’t noticed, there are a couple of new book-casts up, one on Think and Grow Rich, the other on Wake Up and Live. I’ve had to wait for the requisite three episodes to get them listed on iTunes. But they are up there now.
This is of course a great way to get an audio book subscribed to. Yes, you have to wait a week between episodes, but the best way to learn is through repetition. This is as true now as it was when Julius Caesar was going to school. One of those natural laws that sits around.
- Of course, there will be more Classics You Should Know.
- And we’re working on the last book-cast, which is If You Can Count to Four. (You can get a free download of this as linked.)
- My Indian VA is going to free himself up to help me with the Classics, so that I can then start working on course-books for each of these five references you can get via podcast.
All that means is that you’ll be getting even more great value to help you improve your life.
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In moving my old files from another blog on book publishing, I inadvertently triggered some old email opt-in, which then sent all these posts back to me. Frankly, this was a surprise. I’d done all this research for you and didn’t realize what I’d done there.
The trick is that these were simply blog posts, they weren’t podcasts. So I had disregarded them. My mistake. What I now realize is that there is a ton of material there (years of writing) which can still be repurposed into a podcast, and perhaps a follow-up book on writing.
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What I dislike about the approach most “how to write and publish” authors are doing these days is that they are mostly the perennial Pollyanna about how exciting it is to write and publish anything at all. The other end is by people who have worked out how to make 6-figures from their writing and are holding that up as the standard.
They leave this gap in the middle, which is how to jump that gap.
This is where I come in. And if you study my back trail, you’ll see how I regularly throw salt in the wound. I push that people who have gotten their first book out to the world, but have no sense in business, should either learn the business or quit.
Anyone and everyone can make a living from writing and publishing. You do have to run it as a business, and it’s going to take years. Most never make it. Those who do persist in spite of family, friends, and any background training they’ve had. The people who make a living from book publishing are extremely realistic, but are also extremely optimistic and goal driven.
They are not bright-eyed idealists, but bright-eyed pragmatists.
If this is you, carry on (and look up my earlier posts and books on this subject.)
Otherwise, keep your day job and hire people to publish your books for you.
Either way, enjoy your dreams.
Until next time.
PS. Here’s that list to Sign up for Classics You Should Know…