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Advice to Prospective Book Authors

Advice to Prospective Book Authors
Via: Pete Freitag

An excerpt from the article
There are really two parts to writing a book: the writing part and the business part. Writing considerations include deciding what to cover and what to ignore, figuring out how to treat the material you’ve decided to include, setting up and adhering to a schedule, tracking changes in technology relevant to your book, ensuring readability, confirming technical accuracy ? a whole host of issues related to getting the right words on the page in a timely fashion. Here, I largely ignore those things. Instead, I focus on the business side of being an author, because, in my experience, that’s where most prospective authors have the most questions.