Changing the Destiny of Women Authors

How can we make sure more women authors get published, and their ideas heard? One woman at a time.

A good start would be for each woman to consider her book project as a product development effort as part of a business. It is a creative process, but it is also a business proposition and you must plan for it as you would for any business. Creating a book has financial, marketing, and product design implications. And second, get help from publishing professionals in creating a book that is intelligently designed, well written and has broad appeal. Finally, people buy books because they want to take a piece of the author home with them. A new woman author must make herself into a brand and promote herself and her book aggressively and persistently.

One of the trends in book publishing that is assisting women in their efforts is self-publishing. We’ve seen a number of women do very well with self-publishing. Some have been very successful selling their own books as part of already established speaking and consulting careers. Others have had their books noticed by major publishers, resulting in lucrative offers. Self publishing allows the new author to get a book in print much more quickly, so she has something to sell to clients and others. She can then continue to make changes in the book because the book is hers and she keeps only a limited inventory, allowing for immediate flexibility. It will become even more common in the future.

Women will continue to make strides and bring their voices to the important issues through their books. It is very gratifying for us here at eWomenPublishingNetwork to help a woman with an important contribution make that available to benefit everyone through a book.

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