How To Become A Published Author

Hi ! Author Stefanie Newell and this is The Life Of A Writer channel. Today’s video how to become a published author. So if you want to learn how to connect with readers and sell more books. Make sure to subscribe and get new content to your inbox every Tuesday, but in this video I’m going to be sharing seven tips for busy writers who want to write and publish their book without feeling overwhelmed. So in today’s video I want to share with you guys seven tips that I think are beneficial so you can kind of relieve yourself of that feeling of being overwhelmed and can just begin writing your book with realistic expectations. So that brings me to tip number one – Be realistic. I want you guys to be realistic about your time and the new endeavour that you’re taking on so when you’re thinking about your time and how many days you can actually put aside in a week in order to write, be realistic about that time frame. If you realistically know that you only have two nights a week where you’re able to write, I would much rather you go with that two nights than telling yourself that you’re going to write every single night and then once you’re not able to do that you give up all together. Video Transcript: Tips For Becoming A Published Author Tip number one – be realistic. So tell me down in the comments section. How often do you write? Tip number two – remember that it’s okay to have a difference of opinion. So, in most cases, this is going to be around the nonfiction genre. But let’s say for example you write in a genre where everyone has one particular point of view. That does not mean that you have to have that same point of view, in some cases, it’s almost even better that you have a difference of opinion because, first off, there’s going to be someone that agrees with you. Also, bringing a new viewpoint to an already existing conversation is definitely going to put you at an advantage over some of the other people because everyone has been talking about it from the same perspective. So remember that having a difference of an opinion is not always a bad thing. Tip number three – outline your book. Now we’ve talked about […]

How To Publish A Novel – Traditional Publishing Vs Self-Publishing

How To Publish A Novel – Traditional Publishing Vs Self-Publishing

OK, Your book is finished at last! The manuscript has been edited by a pro (or at least expertly self-edited with the help of beta readers) and is the best it can possibly be. So what happens now? You need to know how to publish a novel, and the very first step is to explore the different options available to an author. The video below does just that, from a point of view of a hybrid author. A hybrid author is someone who uses traditional publishing methods, but also self-publishes online. There are, of course, pros and cons for each  publishing method and Johanna Penn explains quite fully. The Pros and Cons of Traditonal Publishing Vs Self-Publishing How To Publish A Novel – Traditional Or Indie? Video transcript: Hello creatives – I’m Johanna pen from thecreativepen.com and today I’m talking about the pros and cons of traditional publishing versus self-publishing, or being an independent author. So first of all, what is traditional publishing, as we’re defining it here? Well, it’s the sort of time-honored approach of getting an agent and then that agent getting you a publishing deal. Then essentially a company, a publishing house, putting your book together. You work with editors, cover designers and then they publish your book to all the online stores and physical stores, and retail, and all of that type of thing, so it’s basically working with a company who will take your book and put it out into the world. Whereas being an independent author is essentially taking control of that process yourself and of course I have lots of videos on how to self publish. This is the book that you want to grab, if you’re interested in the technical details but for day today we are just talking about the pros and cons. So let’s start with the big one. One of the biggest reasons that you would want a traditional publishing deal is the prestige, the kudos, the validation, the penguin on the spine or the Virago press or the Hay House. I completely get it. I’ve had these thoughts myself but it’s interesting, because sometimes the myth and the dream, it doesn’t necessarily connect to the reality. This always comes back to your definition of success. If you want literary acclaim, if you want to win a literary prize, if you want a famous editor to pat you on […]