Saturday, March 15, 2014

So You Want to Write a Kindle Book

Have you ever kicked around the idea of writing a Kindle book?

It's ok. You can admit it. Let me share a secret with you. I didn't tell my wife, or kids, or anyone I'd written my first book until it had sold over 100 copies.  The day it hit number two in the eBay category on Amazon, I finally figured what the hell - no better time than now.

Can I share another secret with you? It's a year and a half later, and none have read one of my books yet. I'm beginning to think they never will. It doesn't really matter, though. I've written twenty more short books since then and sold over 10,000 copies on Kindle, and another 2400 paperbacks. So I still get the last laugh, there are people out there reading them.

What I'm trying to tell you is that if you've got a book in you - let it come out.

Don't worry about what other people think.

If you're really worried about it, you can publish your book under another name while you're testing the waters. Amazon doesn't care whose name you put on your book.

I recently started two series under different pen names.

It's sort of exciting and even liberating in a way because I can say whatever I want because nobody is going to know it’s me. What I've got to hide, I'm not sure. One of my titles is Get Off Your Lazy Fucking Ass and Get a Job Already. Hard to believe, but one of my reviewers started off their review saying "...despite the cursing..."

Here's a thought. Write your book. If you only sell one copy, that's one more than you would have otherwise.

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