What to do after you Write a BookAfter you write a book, what can you do?
Clues as to why you should release your work before it's ready.
Here's how many folks think you are writing and publishing a book: This is the legend that all good works are composed by those who have been hiding for years in remote huts or Czech flats and then appear with huge swarms that are completely exhaustive the first time they are made publicly (i.e. published).
Today it is the truth that many fiction is composed and publicized in this way, but from a historical point of view, fiction has often been composed and publicized - ever belonged to Dostoevsky, Dickens or Tolstoy? In fact, authors of working works often changed their plot lines (if they had any fully elaborated plans) in reaction to the perception of their work by the general publics, as the sections were regularly released.
Luckily, new technology has enabled the author to restore the terms of ongoing release without having to wait for Big Publiclishers to return their business strategy to conventional series release formats. Combining the computer, web, electronic readers and running e-book publication portals means that contributors and small editors can get back to work.
Mass publication is only one type of in-progress publication, which is particularly suitable for longer work. Instead, think of yourself as a writer of non-fiction; say you have a passion for modelling and want to create "The Advanced Guide to Modell Trains". Going along with the old "myth of the doorstop", you would try to find a publishers.
Well, how would you like it if you found out after the publication of your volume that no one wants an intermediate leader, but that there is a great need from avid reader for a beginners' leader? So what if you found that they don't like your exaggerated technological approaches to a subject they enjoy?
to deserve someone's interest? You would have been spending all that would have been composing a novel that no one wanted to do. Instead, you could shift direction and begin authoring (and publishing!) a beginner's manual in an easier way, sell it to the reader you've already found on your first try, and build your audience as you work.
They could develop your books to respond to significant readership feedbacks and look for new ways to find new audiences over a longer timeframe, rather than just during or after the publication of your work. Then when you have completed the Beginner's Guide, you can create an intermediary for all your lucky newcomers.
Finally, you were able to author even this progressive leader that you were so committed to writing - but with an already existing and expanding readership. In-process or " leaner " is the past and the present of today's world. While there will always be room for the writers of the traditional 20th c. doorstops, there will also be more room for those who are willing to type in a more extreme way and deal with the kind of readership who are so keen that they are willing to buy an incomplete work.
Did you try to publish in-progress? Working at Leanpub and once co-founder of an artful non-profit group.