APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur. How to Publish a Book by Guy Kawasaki, Shawn Welch

By Guy Kawasaki, Shawn Welch

"Essential interpreting (and reference) for contemporary authors, despite experience."
- Kirkus publication Reviews

"Nuts, bolts, and thought too. once more, man can provide, kicking the shiitake out of somebody who might let you know that you simply shouldn't, wouldn't or couldn't write a book."
-Seth Godin
Author and founding father of The Icarus Project.

This model of APE used to be up-to-date with the newest content material, evidence, figures, instruments, and assets on March fifth, 2013. to determine what content material has been extra because the final replace of APE please stopover at apethebook.com/updates. this is often model 1.2 (Baldacci).

In 2011 the writer of 1 of my books, appeal, couldn't fill an order for 500 booklet copies of the ebook. due to this event, I self-published my subsequent ebook, What the Plus!, and realized first-hand that self-publishing is a posh, complicated, and idiosyncratic strategy. As Steve Jobs acknowledged, "There needs to be a greater way."

With Shawn Welch, a tech wizard, I wrote APE to aid humans take regulate in their writing careers. APE's thesis is robust but uncomplicated: filling the jobs of writer, writer and Entrepreneur yields effects that rival conventional publishing. We name this "artisanal publishing"--that is, while writers who love their craft keep an eye on the publishing technique and bring fine quality books.

APE is three hundred pages of step by step, tactical recommendation and useful suggestion. if you'd like a hype-filled, get-rich-quick e-book, you need to glance in different places. however, if you'd like a entire and sensible consultant to self-publishing, APE is the reply.

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Reread very little—only a sentence or two now and then to be sure you are on the true course. In this way you can train yourself into good, workmanlike habits. The typewriter or the writing pad should not appear to you a good place to lose yourself in musing, or to work out matters you should have cleared up before. You may find it very helpful, before you begin to write to settle on a first and last sentence for your story. Then you can use the first sentence a springboard from which to dive into your work, and the last as a raft to swim toward.

Beyond that they seldom go. Sometimes they will point out to the persistent inquirer someone whose work shows the “originality” that they require, and those free examples are often responsible for some of the direst mistakes that young writers fall into. “Be original, like William Faulkner,” an editor will say, meaning only to enforce his advice by an instance; or “Look at Mrs. ” Once in a long while—a very long while if my experience as editor and teacher counts for anything—the imitative writer actually finds in his model some quality so congenial that he is able to turn out an acceptable story in the same pattern.

You must find subjects in which you are capable of making up your mind, to serve as the groundwork of your writing. The best books emerge from the strongest convictions—and for confirmation see any bookshelf. THIRTEEN THE WRITER’S RECREATION Authors are more given than any other tribe to the taking of busmen’s holidays. In their off-hours they can usually be found reading in a corner, or, if thwarted in that, with other writers, talking shop. A certain amount of shoptalk is valuable; too much of it is a drain.

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