Saturday, April 29, 2017

You Can Become a Published Author



According to statistics, 90% of bloggers aspire to become a published author. Out of that 97% do not finish writing what they begin. 

If you have written a novel, congratulate yourself, sit back and bask in the glory. You persisted in chasing your dream while the others were busy being busy. You have become a member of that rare 3% who succeeds in completing their novel.

April A-Z Challenge this time might change this statistic I guess. The percentage of people who are going to emerge as winners are surely going to be very high. People who persist for a whole month, writing every day for a month.

 Blogchatter is going to guide the A-Zers registered with them to publish their eBook using their A-Z posts, get it reviewed and market it as well.

A book is born through hours and hours of dedication. There is no short cut.

As Hemingway said, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

In this era, publishing has become easy with the advent of many self-publishing platforms like Amazon, CreateSpace, Kobo etc, authors are able to find a platform for their stories easily. Get a detailed insight into the various online platforms available here.

Many of the bloggers I know are publishing eBooks based on their A-Z challenge.

Anmol Rawat is planning to terrorize his readers with an A-Z anthology of Horror stories.

Tina Basu is about to make her readers drool with an eBook of desserts.

Paresh Godhwani is writing an A-Z memoir about Travel in the Local Train.

Dr. Amrita Basu is publishing an eBook about the A-Z of fruits.

Vinodini Iyer is publishing a collection of A-Z letters to her son filled with wisdom to face life in its many facets.

Deepa Malhotra Gandhi’s eBook is filled with A-Z parental wisdom.

Mayuri’s eBook is a collection of her favorite Indian sweets with an associated memory or incident from her life.

Roma Gupta Sinha is writing a heartwarming love story.

Upasna is writing the A-Z about minimalism.

Many of these bloggers are already published authors. This time they are taking the e-route via Blogchatter. 

If you wish to read these posts before they are taken down, rush to their blogs.

Though my initial intent was to convert my A-Z posts into an eBook, I realized these posts were bringing organic traffic to my blog as my theme was A-Z essentials of writing a Novel, which is a much-searched topic online. Hence these posts will remain on my blog.

As this month is proving, the distance to getting published can be just a month.

Are you planning to publish an eBook using your A-Z posts?




During this A-Z April Challenge, I am exploring the A-Z journey of writing a Novel with examples from Literature.

The Letter of the day is Y

Linking this post  to Blogging from A-Z

Have you read the Letters A, B, C, D, EFGH  I  J K  L M N  O P Q R  S T U V W X?






14 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for including me in your list, Preethi. It feels really nice.
    I am in the 97% who don't finish what they start. I hope to change that soon :)

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  2. Thanks for the mention love❤ Hopefully I shall be able to publish the novella as my second ebook, if all goes well 🙈😊

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  3. It's a special feeling when one of your mentor mentions you among the top bloggers of the country. It give assurance that I am doing a good job. Thank you Preethi. Hopefully everyone will convert it in to an E-book.

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  4. Oh, thank you so much Preethi :)
    2 Posts left! I would have asked you to read after I finish compiling and editing, but I know, this time you can't! :p

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  5. I honestly don't know how.. And with the deadline being next week, I don't know if I can manage with the duty schedule I have

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  6. aww thank you so much Preethi, I am hoping to make the dessert recipe soon enough, before i loose all steam!

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  7. I'm so glad I found your blog before the challenge ended! I do plan to publish a book on my A-Z theme (journaling), but will elaborate more and reorganize.

    I look forward to reading through your other April posts!
    Journaling: Y is for Yearly Word

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  8. That's an interesting idea. I've seen books--movies--from blogs. Why not AtoZ?

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  9. A few of my readers asked if I'm going to turn my AtoZ into an ebook. I still don't know whether this is a good idea...

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter - 1940s Film Noir

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  10. Thanks a ton Preethi for the kind mention- and when its coming from a Veteran, its a Six. I hope to get the things in time. Need to plan.

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  11. I am sure that all the published books will help readers on the various theme about writing. Preethi! I am saving your themes that will help in my personal and self-growth.

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  12. I would like to convert my A to Z posts into an e-book but don't have much idea how to go about it. Will look out for guidance. Thanks for this post.
    http://soulmom.in/

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  13. Thanks Preethi
    So kind of you to mention me .I loved the A to wisdom about writing through your books.Thanks for helping

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  14. M glad I came across this post. Though I commenced reading from the letter Y, I'm gonna start from the start. Thanks for the tips, gonna help me greatly. Cheers!

    Rashi Mital

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