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The Mark of a Writer: Putting Your Name on Your Own Book Cover

June 16, 2014


It is every writer’s dream to get published. And this is not just any other form of written publication. Writers dream about publishing at least one book in his name. Coming up with something significant to write about is a challenge in itself. There are several ways to go about this. You have to think about a topic that you are most passionate about. It needs to be something that you are really interested in and would enjoy the process of researching and writing about it. Otherwise, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. When you enjoy what you are writing about, you will not find it difficult to write your book at all.

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You can take inspiration from the books that you enjoy reading too. Be careful, though, of copying anything from these books. You have to make your book your own; it has to be uniquely yours in terms of content and tone. Your personality should come across in the book that you are writing. This way, your readers will feel a connection with your words. They have to be captivated enough to keep on reading and perhaps even recommend your book to others. That is, of course, if you want to promote your book. But, even if you are only writing for a select group of people, you still have to make sure that you satisfy their need for information and entertainment. The whole point of publishing a book is not merely to have your name in the cover, but also for people to actually read it.

It’s easier to get published today than it was a decade ago. You can easily write an ebook and distribute it online. Check out Amazon and Kindle for authorship platforms through which you can publish your book. The niches are vast and you can write about any topic from any angle you desire. You can write self-help books, novels, bios, or even reviews of other books and distribute them in the form of ebooks even if you are not a known writer. You do not have to spend much for publication and distribution. Some even start making money out of ebook writing by using their own ebooks for their online marketing activities.

Your first step to writing your own book is to make the decision to write it now. Procrastinating and waiting for the right book idea will not get you anywhere. Read books from other authors. Read about success stories of how new authors have been able to realize their dreams of getting published. Get inspiration from these writers and start writing your own book now. With passion and talent, you can accomplish your dream sooner than you think you could.

still is a dream…


  1. The self publishing industry seems to have taken off. Wondering how the “traditional” publishers have been impacted.

  2. Great post — I wish I had the ability to be a writer but just don’t have the skills. I sincerely admire people that have the talent to write and have the perseverance to complete the task at hand….hats off!

  3. “Your first step to writing your own book is to make the decision to write now. Procrastinating and waiting for the right book idea will not get you anywhere.”

    I can relate much to the above mentioned words. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to write a book. In fact, on my first day of 2nd grade, I presented a makeshift book to my teacher, containing a story I wrote on a whim on several pieces of bond paper held together by a red yarn. To this day, I consider writing a book a dream that is too far-fetched, but I guess I now know why it’s still a dream – because I haven’t found the time and made the decision to start writing yet. I’m fervently praying, though, for clarity of mind so I can buckle down to business. Thanks for this inspiring post. 🙂

  4. This reminds me of my boss who is currently writing a book. Great post by the way! It gave me ideas on how to write a book. I’ll just probably share this post to my boss for now 🙂

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