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.
THE DO-IT-YOURSELFER’S GUIDE TO SELF-SYNDICATION
A practical resource outlining the self-syndication process, step-by-step. Packed with detailed information and useful tips for writers looking to gain readership, name recognition, publication and self-syndication for their column or articles.