Three quotes from famous authors summarize the precarious nature of writing and self-publishing a book.
“The profession of book-writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.”
– John Steinbeck
“Writing books is a whole lot easier than selling books.”
– John Grisham
“The future of publishing: 18 million authors in America, each with an average of 14 readers, eight of whom are blood relatives. Average annual earnings: $1.75.”
– Garrison Keillor
For sure, writing and selling books is a tough business. Storming the castle’s walls and gaining entry to the venerable book industry is not for the fainthearted weekend writer. In a light-hearted manner, this cautionary tale explains in detail the risks and rewards of self-publishing a book.