I Remember The First One
This is how my first book started out. It was a hand-written devotional that I was planning to teach for a Bible class. It was filled with terrible handwriting and bad grammar, but I knew what I wanted to say. Putting it on paper got the thoughts out of my head so that I could refine them. That was around 1998.
Fast forward to 2008. I was searching on the internet for a book. I found the book on a site called Lulu.com. Once I placed the order, I received a confirmation screen that indicated that my book would be shipped as soon as it was printed. Printed? I looked at the copyright date which showed that the book was several years old. This was NOT a new book. Why would it need to be printed?
That day I discovered something that would forever change my life, On-demand printing. I always wanted to publish a book but in 1998, there was no such thing as self-publishing. Even by 2001, the cost to have a vanity publisher produce a book started at $5000. However, I was able to publish my first book in 2009 for the whopping cost of $35, which was the cost of 3 proof books I ordered to make sure that “it was real.”
Since then, I have written 3 other books and the publishing company that I helped to start has published over 25. I have helped many aspiring writers publish their books and start their own publishing companies.But it started with one thing, THAT FIRST BOOK.
I want to encourage you today, GET THAT FIRST BOOK DONE. Tweet This
Don’t allow your fears to stop you. Your rough draft will look rough. That’s what a rough draft should look like. You may not be the best writer, that’s what editors are for. But you do have a message and people need to hear it. If you need help getting that first (or second or third) book done, contact me. I would love to help. Click here and let’s set up a free 30 minute consultation. I would love to help you get your message out. Someone is waiting for your message.