Archive for January 2016

How to become an Author   Leave a comment

The first thing you must learn is patience, remember the saying, Everything comes to those that wait. Well, be prepared for a long one. Some authors are lucky and get published without any problem, but these are in the minority. Most authors  end up waiting several years before (if they are lucky) having a book published. From going through lists of publishing companies, both large and some smaller ones, you will find they will not accept your manuscript unless it is via an agent. To find an agent ready to take on an unknown author, is like looking for a needle in a haystack. That is unless you are fortunate in writing a book that appeals to them. It is like the chicken and the egg, which comes first. You may think that once your book is published, the hard work is over. Well, have I got news for you, it’s just the beginning. Even though as an author you may have signed up for a marketing package, which you will find is not cheap, you still have to work on marketing your book yourself. This is crucial in getting yourself known. Unless you do so, you will more than likely find sales of your book are not giving you the return you both want, and expected. In view of this, many new authors rely on publishing online as an indie. Without doubt, this is the cheapest and easiest way to get a book published, which is then seen by thousands of potential readers.

My book, Follow in the Tigerman’s Footprints, sub-titled the Adventurous Life of an Expat was published via a P.O.D (print on demand) company. This, unfortunately, resulted in my book put on sale at a far higher price than I wanted it sold at. As for book sales, it was only published last December, so I now waiting to see how it goes.

One last piece of advice. Positive thinking leads to positive results, negative ones negative results.








Posted 30/01/2016 by Tigerman in Uncategorized

NONNIE’S “RAVE” REVIEWS   Leave a comment

Nonnies Rave Reviews is a must for budding authors.


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Posted 24/01/2016 by Tigerman in Uncategorized



Posted 24/01/2016 by Tigerman in Uncategorized