A-Z of Publishing: Amazon

A-Z PublishingAMAZON, the Earth’s Biggest Bookstore.

The best way to share your message and your expertise is with the written word. Webinars, seminars and word-of-mouth tuition are often forgotten in this information age where our brains are simply overloaded.

In previous generations, people wrote down the information they wanted to share and we still enjoy the benefit of that today. It’s wonderful to be able to “google” for information about just anything. One of the problems, however, is that you have to sift through a lot of information and sort out the good from the not-so-good. That’s why books and written courses are so valuable. They save time and money.

Previously, it was very difficult to find a publisher who would take a chance on an unknown author and those rejection slips caused many a writer to simply “give up.” I have a good selection of those myself and so do authors who became successful because they persevered. They faced rejection, discouragement, and deterrents. But they persevered

Margaret Mitchell got rejection letters from 38 different publishers before anyone finally deigned to publish her novel, Gone With The Wind.

Rudyard Kipling managed to sell one article to The San Francisco Examiner in 1889, but the paper then rejected any future submissions, saying, “You just don’t know how to use the English language.”

John Kennedy Toole, meanwhile, received so many rejection letters for his novel, A Confederacy Of Dunces, that he finally killed himself. Only the persistence of his bereaved mother led to the eventual publication of his novel and its receipt of the Pulitzer Prize in 1980.

Other famous authors whose works were initially rejected include Richard Bach – Jonathan Livingston Seagull (140), Stephen King – Carrie (30), Richard Adams – Watership Down (26), Thor Heyerdahl – The KonTiki Expedition, (18) Laurence J. Peter – The Peter Principle (16), JK Rowling – Harry Potter books (12) and even Beatrix Potter – The Tale of Peter Rabbit (8). She finally published it herself.

Kenneth Taylor’s idea for the Living Bible was rejected by Moody Publishing House.
He published it himself from his own garage and within the first ten years over 50 million copies had been sold. It led to the establishment of Tyndale House, Publishers of the runaway successful “Left Behind” series.

Amazon saw the gap and made their publishing software available to the masses. Now you can produce print and kindle (digital) books and publish them with Amazon without any out-of-pocket expenses… and receive amazing royalties, ranging from 35-70%. Right now kindle books are outselling print books and many of them have reached bestseller status on the New York Times Bestsellers List.

How many talented writers are there who gave up without ever making it into print because of misguided rejection?

Kindle books are simple to produce, but they do take some expertise regarding formatting for the Amazon Kindle software. You can learn to do this yourself with my very special “Publish Your Passion” Kindle Publishing Made Easy tutorial. Click HERE for more information about this amazing income-generating facility you can use to make your voice heard.

Why not have the best of both worlds? Check out my Global Publishing Course and find out how you can publish your book in print with Amazon without breaking the bank!





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