Should I Quit My Job? NO!!!

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Hi Angela,

I am still considering the book but unfortunately I am wracked with fear. I can’t live off my savings and can’t afford the health insurance to allow me to quit my depressing job where the morale is at ground zero. I am making some extra cash as a freelancer but am losing my creative spunk.

In addition, I have developed a myriad of health issues. MY MD told me yesterday to retire, but I help support a handicapped relative. At this point, I just don’t know where to turn.

I would never recommend someone quit their job with the hopes that a single book will support them. It’s not that easy. It takes a lot of work to make a book a success and an author needs to consider book promotion at least a part-time job. Authors of multiple books typically sell more than authors of single books because they are promoting multiple products to their readers; not just one.

I would also never, EVER recommend someone drain their savings to publish a book. The return on investment can take a few weeks – longer or never if the author isn’t actively and effectively promoting the book. Again, putting a book on the market and praying it takes off doesn’t work. Promoting books takes HARD work. Anybody who states or even implies otherwise is being dishonest, and should be avoided.

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