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The Tale of a Published Author


How to become a published author


Published by Richard Shepherd at Smashwords


Copyright Richard Shepherd 2011 All rights reserved


Chapter 1. Introduction


The purpose of this book is to give potential authors an insight into the process that goes on when you write a book and then are fortunate enough for the book to be professionally published. I have yet to see any comprehensive information available on this either in book form or on the internet, but I wish that someone had told me what was involved before I went down this road.


Having looked around on websites selling books, such as Amazon, and book stores, I have yet to see this topic covered, although from a potential author’s point of view it is of great interest.


I wrote a technical book that as it happened turned out to be a successful world class book that was published by a major USA publisher.


The publishing process was an education for me and was a steep learning curve. The object of this book is to document how my technical book happened, from the very start of getting the idea to write a book to the finished product being available in a book store, and to pass on to potential authors the lessons learned along the way (and there were many!)

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