Write with reckless abandon

Today, we quoted Colorado’s most prolific author and my friend Othniel J. Seiden in our company’s newsletter. His advice to authors is to just “Puke it out!”  Or a less brutal way to say it is to “Write with Reckless Abandon.” When you’re in the mood to write – just write! Leave the second guessing out, leave the editing to others, just write!

Othniel Seiden

Colorado’s Most Prolific Author

Othniel Seiden has been writing for decades and he has been successful beyond most people’s dreams having books published by commercial publishers, translated into tons of new languages and selling hundreds of thousands of copies over time.  So, his advice is pretty valuable.

Otti also has a way of taking an epic novel and breaking it down into novellas or an encompassing non-fiction book and breaking it into separate microbooks.

These smaller versions or excerpts are more highly targeted and work to reach their market share quite effectively.

For instance, he wrote Coping with Arthritis and in that book, he had a chapter about Fibromyalgia. He decided he wanted to write a book called Coping with Fibromyalgia. Instead of starting a new book, he just chopped out the non-Fibromyalgia parts out of Coping with Arthritis and published what was left as its own book.

People who have Fibromyalgia using are searching for Fibromyalgia over Arthritis, so this book sells wonderfully well, even though the niche is much smaller.

My favorite set of questions, when an author comes to me with a book project is, “Is your book really a book?” “Is it only a book?” “Is it only one book?” The last time I asked that question, the book went from 1 physical book to 2 versions of the physical book and 13 e-books. Most times you have more potential than you thought you did. Let us help you figure that out!

Call us for a consult today! 303.794.8888. Or find out more at http://getting-published.com

Most common mistake made by authors! Easiest to fix…

Our favorite and most easily corrected mistake is the misuse of the word “foreword.”

In a single second, anybody can tell if your book has been professionally edited. If you have misspelled FOREWORD by saying: “forward”, I can guarantee you that no one with any experience in publishing has looked at your book! I can guarantee you that it has not been professionally edited. Many times friends or family will do a proof read, but if they are not well-versed in the book publishing industry, this mistake frequently slips through. The “foreword” is about writing something before the content of the actual book itself.

It stands for “beFORE the WORD.”

If you can remember this, you’ll get it right – every time.

A second, very common mistake authors make, and it’s something seen quite often, is that the author will fix the word “foreword” on the chapter head itself, but forget to fix it in the table of contents. Authors ‘tell on themselves’ with this quite common slip-up. Be sure to double check this!

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One Benefit of Partner Publishing with Books To Believe In – We stop you from making amateur mistakes!

Nothing kills a book project faster or deflates the dreams of the author quicker than losing confidence in the book itself. If you get embarrassed easily, then please take the time and expense to get the book professionally edited. Your confidence is key to your success and nothing underminds that faster than someone showing you an easily-corrected mistake.