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5 Not-So-Obvious Challenges a First-Time Author Has to Face

By Karol

Just a couple of weeks ago I wrapped my series here on Writers in Charge titled “Just Got a Book Deal … Now What?!” The series was about my initial experience with a big publishing company and some first-hand insights into what I was doing and how. Also, I talked about how I got the book deal in the first place. Feel free to check it out if you haven’t already. Here’s the first part of the series.

Anyway, since a couple of months have passed, now, I have actually finished the writing process (at least the first drafts) and entered the production stage. In other words, a stage that leads to the book getting published and released to book stores, online partners, and Amazon.

Even though the series is over, I’ve decided to share some additional advice with you and talk about some of my challenges towards the end of the whole adventure.

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Just Got a Book Deal … Now What?! [Part 3]

By Karol

Hi there and welcome to the third and last part of my short series on getting a book deal. Just to refresh your memory, a while ago, I was contacted by a representative from PACKT Publishing who offered me a book deal. This has led to a number of interesting revelations including this short series where I’m sharing my thoughts and insights.

Just to recap, in the previous two parts of the series (here and here) I talked about things like:

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Just Got a Book Deal … Now What?! [Part 2]

I hope you remember, but if you don’t, this is the second part of my short three-part series on getting a book deal. Originally, it was supposed to be a two-part series, but as it turns out, there’s a lot of things that deserve to be mentioned, so now it’s a three-part series.

A while back, I was happy to announce that I got a book deal and am now a part of a well-recognized publishing company. The first post (linked to above) explains how getting a book deal usually happens, how to get noticed, how the work process itself is laid out, what’s with the presence of templates (for everything) and why scheduling is crucial.

This second part is about the legal/official stuff and about the thing everyone wants to know – how do you make money on a book deal.

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Just Got a Book Deal … Now What?! [Part 1]

From Oni: As an avid reader of this blog, you should know how much we advocate getting clients to come to you instead of having to pitch them. The same approach can be used when trying to get a book deal. Writers in Charge contributor Karol, recently got a book deal and explains how he did it in this article. Enjoy!

The funny thing is that this is not just a purely speculative post giving general advice on how to work with publishing companies … I really did get a book deal, and I want to tell you all about it.

First of all, I’m now a part of PACKT publishing, and the new author of WordPress 3 Complete – their main WordPress book.

The things I want to explain here include: the what, the how, the how to do the same.