The other day I picked up a copy of Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” which was first published in 1936. It’s a great book I’ve read a couple of times. If you never have, I highly recommend you read it.
Carnegie starts out by telling his audience why he wrote the book. In that discourse he mentions that more than 200,000 different titles were published between 1900 and 1935.
I suspect Carnegie would be blown away if he were alive today and learned that more than a million titles were published last year, and that for every available place for a book on a shelf in a bookstore, there were 100 to 1,000 titles competing for the space.
Competition may be a good thing, but the question is, how in the world is a would-be author to break through all that clutter?
Well, a new way has just been launched every aspiring novelist needs to know about. It’s a publishing program from Amazon’s Kindle Book Publishing Division called “Kindle Scout.”
Amazon refers to the program as “Reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books.” The idea is for readers to help decide if a book should receive a publishing contract.
In exchange for letting you know about this, I hope you will not think it too shameless of me to ask you to click on the link below and view my entry in this program. It’s called CORSICA & KARMA. If you like what you see, please “nominate” my book.