Without Faith In Yourself ….
As a writer, you must believe in yourself! Regardless of what you may think, you are the mitochondria or powerhouse that will engage readers, pushing them to buy your book. Your publisher can’t make people buy your book. The publisher will do exactly as his/her title suggests; publish your book! Most publishers will also handle getting your book into distribution and collect your royalties for you. Let me say it again. Your publisher cannot dedicate countless hours and thousands of dollars to just one book. Some publishers will perhaps, but they all won’t.
As an author, it is your responsibility and duty to build your platform. No publisher can do that for you. Even if a publisher could build your platform, would you be able to operate and perform on that stage? I’ll also say this. It would be completely unfair to the author if the publisher tried to build each author’s platform. We aren’t as passionate about your topic as you are! Doctors have the passion to heal; lawyers live to promote the law; authors live to write; singers live to sing and publishers publish! If you need help promoting your book, check out http://thebookpromoter.com provided by http://BooksGoSocial.com
If you’re going to write a book, you won’t get rich and famous overnight! Overnight success is achieved by taking small steps over years of hard work. You need to invest in yourself by reading books on promotion and marketing like, “Book Marketing in the 21st Century” by Nate Fortner to start. Get a copy of “How To Be A Successful Writer Overnight”. It is also another title by Nate Fortner that should interest you. Although, these two Kindle books may be for beginners, well-seasoned authors shouldn’t count them out. These would be great resources to remember the basics.
DID YOU KNOW?
College Education is now FREE worldwide! It’s called YouTube! I’m telling you, when I moved to Alabama, I dropped out of college, and I’ve learned more on YouTube than I ever did sitting in class! If you plan on being a successful writer, it’s time to focus and get committed.
I’m Nate Fortner, and I’ve written more than seven books to date, and I’m also a Country Christian Recording Artist. I travel the country all year long speaking to groups of authors, and performing concerts to thousands. However, right now you’re probably thinking, “I’ve never heard of you before now.” You’re absolutely correct, and if I hadn’t taken the initiative to write this, you may still not know who I am! Most people who attain celebrity status do it over a period of 10-20 years. As depressing as this may be, the important thing to remember is, they never gave up! They may have gotten knocked down, but they got back up! They kept pushing, and now they’re freakin celebrities! I won’t say who, but I have many celebrity friends who will tell you the same thing. Stay focused, get committed, and do whatever it takes. If you ever plan on making a difference in this world, you better get serious because you only live once! Watch out because Nate Fortner will be a household name in the next 20 years!
Nate Fortner, Author of “Book Marketing in the 21st Century,” and “How To Be A Successful Writer Overnight.”