Yeah, so I signed a book deal with a publishing company in China, the fact I have released several books on the Amazon kindle publishing platform shocks most people I know…”You wrote a book?” ummm.. yep….a few actually.
I am not the best writer in the world – as you can probably tell – but I enjoy writing and want to improve my writing skills and my storytelling.
I think the best way to do that is by continuously writing – practice makes better (not perfect, but better)
Also, I love reading books to find out new information and this then gives me plenty of ammo to pick new topics to write about – the next book I am about to read teaches you how to improve as an artist, drawing in particular.
So, after releasing 7 ebooks through the Amazon Kindle platform I got in touch with a publishing company in China, showed them two of my books that had been selling ok and to my surprise got offered a publishing deal.
I jumped at the chance, signed the contract and sent it straight back so we could get the first book released asap.
The world has become a small place in terms of making new contacts, enabling you to make progress in your life in the areas that you want to move forward in.
So, I started thinking recently, if I could sign a publishing deal with a book company in China, what else can I do?
It took about 6 months for the books to be translated and then released in China, first, the books were released on Amazon.cn – the Chinese version of Amazon – and then on to several other major ebook publishing sites in China.
Both books have sold ok, my first book released hit number 5 in it’s category, so no complaints from me, the 2nd book has just been released and will hopefully sell as well as the first book.
The best part of this? It has not cost me a single penny, the deal with the publishing company was great from my point of view, they translated the entire contents into Chinese, worked on the outline to suit their country better, uploaded the book to the various platforms and then released it for purchase, we just agreed on a royalty split.
I was honestly not concerned about the split on the royalties, I look at this way, when was I ever going to release a book in China? Seriously, was I going to translate the book? My Chinese is a little rusty so I am thinking it would not have ever happened.
So what I have learnt from this little experience?
So now, I try to look for new ways to move forward in my personal life and business on a daily basis, if you keep batting away you will find success along the lines somewhere.