If you would not be forgotten
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worth reading,
Or do things worth the writing.

—Benjamin Franklin

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Writing a book is a tremendous experience.
It pays off intellectually.
It clarifies your thinking.
It builds credibility.
It is a living engine of marketing and idea spreading,
working every day to deliver
your message with authority.
You should write one.

—Seth Godin

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Has the publishing industry capsized?

Has the publishing industry capsized?

If you are an author, a writer, or even have an idea for a book, there are some things you should know about the world of publishing today. Namely, it is that the importance of getting published may have changed by 180 degrees to the way it was when I became an editor...
So, you have an idea for a book?

So, you have an idea for a book?

  “You know, I have always had this idea for a book . . . ” I hear this comment quite a lot. It usually happens soon after I tell someone what I do for a living. I used to tell people that I was a ghostwriter, but I had more people think that meant I wrote...