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Jul 09, 2019 23:59:24

Steps to become an author of a book

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I would like to be an author of a book. Usually, authors have some message to distribute to the mass. Writing a book is just one of the options.

But I would like to set this as a goal to learn one of the specific subjects.

Before writing a whole book by myself, I would like to start small as always this is one of my principles to move forward. So I am trying to publish a book by translating other books written in English to my mother tongue.

To approach the publishing company, I started to translate some of the parts in a book and later I would want to show the works to prove my work.

Also, we could divide the book into smaller parts and work on as a team.

The benefits of dividing the work would be as follows:

  • a smaller chunk of work
  • mutual review
    you can get the review from the other author. Typically, if you write a book, you need to find other persons who are familiar with the topic. Also, you can collaborate with others to come up with better content.
  • mentally supported

It could depend on persons but I feel this would be good for a beginner.

Of course, there are always drawbacks.

  • overhead
    we need to spend the time to align the way of writing a book or translation. For example, an expression, terminology, and way of explanation should be consistent across an entire book.

I did not count writing a book as a way of earning money so it should not be that problem to share the revenue since it was already nothing. Dividing nothing becomes nothing.

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    @hiro - Why not try to write a book by yourself rather than translate?

    Keni avatar Keni | Jul 10, 2019 10:58:14
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      @keni Encouragous comment. I was analyzing the reason thanks to your comment. (I forgot to explicitly mention here that I would like to write about technical book). I am seeking for feasible steps. To write a technical book, I need to be an expert on some areas which requires more reading and technical experiments. But I do not want to stop. Through translation, I would position myself to read very closely the books around that area.

      Hiro avatar Hiro | Jul 11, 2019 16:16:59
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