Everyone has a book in them, whether its a 25 page or 250 pager, a simple recipe book, how to crochet, how to fish for the big ones, how to garden, etc. -- but not everyone knows how to get it published. And worse, many are simply too shy about telling family and friends that they have something they want to write about.
Although I was the art director for various magazines in New York City, many times I was asked to read a book that was submitted for the magazine’s review. I was to give the book reviewer my thoughts on the book and many times I was upset at their spin on it ... after all I was just an artist, not a writer.
Now, all along my creative mind was constantly coming up with ideas for books but I had no idea how to get one done and published, until a writer friend of mine, who had written a book and reached the top 10 in the NY Times Book Review, told me of a new medium: E-Books!
I checked it out and was on my way! I urge all of the PATCH readers to look into this medium -- not the ones that charge you for your own book, but the free ones. I use smashwords.com and have helped many friends get their book up on Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple, Diesel, Sony and Amazon.
Amazon.com said Thursday that its customers now buy more e-books than print books.
Happy writing -- Bob McAuley email@example.com