The eBook Saga

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I have been reading and listening to a lot of Steve Scott’s stuff lately. I am really impressed with him. I like the way that he shares information freely and how he is brutally honest about how much work goes into being an “overnight success”.

(And my little cynical voice of course wants to congratulate him on creating a brilliant brand while I really  hope that he is as good as he sounds. But enough of that.)

If you want to find out a bit more about him, you can go to his website or watch him on one of several interviews on YouTube. I have bought a number of his books off Amazon and they are just chockablock with handy info. This one is a nice bundled special containing three of his books. Please note that the way he writes is mostly in the field of affiliate marketing, niche and authority sites. Although I find it fascinating how you can earn such a tidy income in these fields, the reason why I enjoy listening to him, is not so much mentoring in this field, as it is being inspired by his willingness to through himself into a specific field (ebooks are a new field for him) and trying out different strategies.

And, of course, his work ethic.

Which is scary.

So what does this have to do with anything? Well, the fact of the matter is that I have two books that I have chopped into bits. At the moment I am working on the bits and I hope to flesh out each of the bits into a short book which I want to publish via Smashwords. For those of you who don’t know Smashwords, which is an ebook self-publishing and distribution platform, here is and interview by Joanna Penn with Mark Corker, and here is a video in which the owner, Mark Corker, explains how to publish your book.

… So, even if you are “serious about writing”, maybe learn a bit from Steve about self-discipline (he uses a pomador app to help structure his writing sessions) and a maybe have a look at Smashwords for that great novel you are writing. They distribute on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kindle, and lots more.

But, let’s get writing. I will keep you up to date on my progress.

Indie writing vs Big-5 publishing.

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Have a look at this great report by authorearnings.com – really worth a read!

Favourites, anyone?

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I like reading about the process of writing. To be honest – I might like it a bit too much. It is SUCH a handy excuse for not writing … *blush*

That being said, I really enjoyed Jeff’s list in this link: http://goinswriter.com/best-writing-books/

I am a huge King fan and fully agree with Jeff about King’s On Writing. Another favourite for those of you writing novels, was The Breakout Novelist by Donald Maass. Really helped me understand the bigger picture.

What would YOU like to add to the list?

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