“If you’re writing a book, or thinking of writing one, please don’t take the quickest path to the poorhouse,” says Stewart, a former newspaper editor.
“Don’t start writing your next book unless you can identify multiple ways you’re going to make money from it.”
I say amen to that.
Stewart continues: “The answer ‘I’m going to make money when people buy it at the book store’ doesn’t count. That revenue is quickly wiped out from what it cost you to publish the book.
“Sadly, thousands of authors view the book as the end product—the one thing that’s going to bring them fame and fortune and make them rich. When the book doesn’t sell, they call me, sobbing because they can’t park in their garages that are filled with unopened boxes of books they can’t unload.”
Here is what Stewart says smart authors do: