“It’s really important to love a book when you acquire it. If you don’t have that kind of emotional commitment to something, you wind up second-guessing yourself…”
Sometimes I read what I wrote a few years ago and feel embarrassed. It’s not necessarily bad – it’s just that my priorities have changed. I look back and am relieved I didn’t publish it. You’ve studied numerous books. What is the trend that you’ve noticed between an author’s earlier works and later works?
What is an International Standard Book Number? How does it work? Do authors need one? We have all seen the small barcode that sits on the back cover of every book. It is a unique 13-digit number assigned to every format of each book.
A writer is very close to their work. What may appear to be an error to the editor, may go unnoticed in the eyes of the author. That is the difference between a writer and an editor. A little tough love here and there from the editor is only to bring out the best in the writer.
I first came across the concept of co-authoring in a post on Co-Authors. It inspired me to research further, brainstorm and come up with a few techniques through which writers can collaborate to create their best work yet.
Despite the fact that I start each morning with a ‘blink’ of a new book, I can’t say that it’s replaced or even enhanced my reading experience. For me, it’s the equivalent of asking a friend, “Oh so what’s the book about?” and then getting a rundown of the key points in a coherent and logical manner.
There is a reader for every book. The author’s challenge is to connect with readers who will understand and appreciate their book. Welcome to Club Mith Books: the book club for authors by authors.
For starters, you can increase the font size and read a book with lights out, hidden inside a blanket, without a torch-light. Also, you can easily bookmark a particular page or highlight your favourite quote without the fear of destroying the sacredness of the book. Plus, you can buy them anytime, without worrying whether or not they go out of stock.
People often have thoughts, ideas and knowledge in relation to their area of expertise that they want to share in a book. Working with a ghostwriter will help you narrate this expertise into a book that readers will enjoy. Celebrities, chefs, make-ups artists, spiritual leaders and individuals from all walks of life work with ghostwriters. A ghostwriter’s skillset enables them to help you communicate your message and your story to readers from all over the world.
I started toying with the idea of doing a Mith Books YouTube channel sometime last year. I honestly had no idea where to begin. From filming, to editing, to post-production… How does it all come together? How do I even begin to chart this uncharted terrain? Each time I found myself facing my hyper critical inner voice, I would remind myself that that’s how every professional starts – as an amateur.