How Do I Become An Author In Today’s Market?
Posted on 01/21/2013 Evan Swensen
Should you write a book? This is a question that many people struggle with. Just as every person is different, each book has its own reasons for coming across our desk and entering the publishing process.
Another question many people struggle with is, “How do I become an Author?”
In our new book, Becoming a Published Author, we collected the book writing and marketing stories of 32 of our authors. John Tippets of Texas felt he had a responsibility to his family that only he could fulfill:
A few years ago I began to realize that my children and grandchildren knew very little about my parents, Joseph and Alta Tippets. And so a project was started—writing about the lives of my parents, searching out information from extended family and personal memories.
In the spring of 1940, Joe and Alta were living in Alaska, the beginning of an exciting new chapter in their lives, which would bring adventure and great joy, but also incredible challenges.
In 1943, one of the coldest Januarys on record, my father, Joe, was flying home to Anchorage, when the small plane he was in made a crash-landing on the side of a snowy mountain in South-east Alaska.
Two of the six on the plane lost their lives. One was the famous bush pilot Harold Gillam, who left the survivors’ camp in an effort to find help.
My father was only 29 years old. As the days and weeks came and went, with no sign of the lost plane, friends urged my mother, Alta, to accept that she was a widow, and return to family in Utah. She refused. She somehow knew that her husband would be found alive.
Researching this book took me to many people and places. After publishing Hearts of Courage, I tell the story of my parents to many people and organizations, passing on Joe and Alta’s experience of faith and courage.
Our family and the world at large have been able to share that experience. This is one of the many wonderful things I’ve learned can happen when you write a book.
Should you write a book? That’s a question only you can answer. “How do I become an Author?” Perhaps we can help you with that one. We will be sharing more stories [in condensed form] from “Becoming a Published Author”. We hope some of these will answer your question.
Meanwhile, keep in touch.
Evan Swensen, Publisher
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