Are you looking to join the MAJOR LEAGUES of the PUBLISHING WORLD?
There are a lot of mistakes I see from people in Write to Publish, other groups on Facebook, and the writing world in general. If you make these mistakes, you’re going to have a hard time getting published, never mind selling your book once it is published.
My team and I at the Writing Gym come from a place of service to you all. Our goal is to get you to a place where you’re able to achieve your publishing dreams. How have we helped writers stop making the same mistakes over and over?
First, we offer quality support.
Support includes giving feedback. Some of you have talked about peer-to-peer feedback, but if you are looking to publish and sell books under major leagues of the writing world, you need the right kind of feedback.
If I wanted to play basketball, having my neighbor’s kid teach m to slam dunk won’t get me into the NBA or WNBA. If I really want to learn basketball, I have to learn from someone who knows all the tricks.
Despite this, writers who want to be in the major leagues of the publishing world go to their neighbor or the librarian for feedback. They are not going to give you the kind of feedback you really need to get to the big leagues.
In other words: drop those peer-to-peer feedback, the free writing groups, and the beta readers, because those are not helping you.
Those who try otherwise end up frustrated, and waste years of their lives getting the wrong kind of feedback. They want to keep working, to keep trying to get published, but they cannot go anywhere until they find the right kind of feedback.
You need to go with somebody qualified. Yes, it will cost money but it is worth investing in if you are really dedicated in pursuing your publishing dreams.
We at the Writing Gym have been training writers for a long time and getting them published. We have seen what can kill their chances of getting published, selling books, and reaching readers.
A lot of writers may think that they’re on the right track and are making a smart decision, but they’re not.
It won’t catch up with them for months, maybe years. Then one day, they’ll end up frustrated, trying the same things over and over, but never getting better results.
What we do in the Writing Gym is help clients do better than they’ve ever done before. We see writers from the VIP membership program finishing novels and moving on to the Publishing Mastermind, where they find agents from publishing houses.
Second, you must realize publishing is a business.
Many of you have heard this fact and still refuse to participate, instead of going on the self-publishing route. Some of these authors find out really quickly that publishing requires you to sell books. It sounds obvious, but many writers don’t want to accept that publishing is a business in this way.
If you want people to read your book then it needs to get into their hands. How is it gonna get into their hands? You can give it away for free and lose money, or (if) you can sell it, you may make a small profit.
At any rate, you’ve got to get that book out there in order to get your message into the world, which is presumably why you want to write a book. You have a story to tell.
The bottom line: if you want to sell books, you need to acknowledge that publishing is a business, and you need to treat it as one if you want to be successful.
We know we’re treating something as a business when we’re ready to invest in ourselves and our progress. If we’re not at that point, we’re not going to reach our readers and our goals.
At the end of the day, investing in yourself, investing in the resources, and investing in a professional is going to help you reach your viewers, whether you want to self-publish or traditionally publish.
Publishing successfully is about having the best product with a great marketing plan, and platform your readers are interested in to hear your message and consider buying your book.
These are some of the helpful tips we offer in the Writing Gym VIP program. We help our writers finish and publish novels every single day.
We’d love to talk to you if you’re serious about getting published, and if you’ve got questions about your individual situation and what you can do about that. Click this link to book a free appointment.