The $1.99 Author

Coming soon on Draft2Digital.

The elevator pitch:

The $1.99 Author is an informative and fun book for those who write books and people who think they might want to.

The short blurb:

The $1.99 Author offers a pragmatic look at today’s publishing options for both budding and previously published authors. Almost every conceivable publishing path is touched upon with the pros and cons of each laid bare. This book is free of sugar-coated empty promises of success. Instead, readers will be made to understand there is a ladder awaiting them, and The 1.99 Author shows us how to climb it safely without going broke, without getting taken, and without too many heartbreaks.

The really long blurb:

Are you planning to write and publish a book?

Do you have a completed manuscript?

Have you self-published a book or even a few books?

Would you like to write books for additional income or a living?

Were you traditionally published by a “small-press” and have found yourself faced with book marketing? 

There are more myths and legends in the book publishing game than can be found in ancient Greek literature. 

The $1.99 Author offers a pragmatic look at today’s book publishing options for both budding and previously published authors. Almost every conceivable publishing path is touched upon with the pros and cons of each laid bare. E. A. Barker is a journeyman writer with a knack for drilling to the bottom of the truth-well while managing to serve up even the most disturbing of discoveries with a dash of humour. This helps to make this insider’s view of a truly bizarre industry a little more palatable. The pages are free of sugar-coated empty promises of success. Instead, readers will be made to understand there is a slippery ladder awaiting them, and The 1.99 Author shows us how to climb it safely without: getting ripped off, getting sued, going broke, being laughed at. . . in addition to mitigating some of the gut-wrenching experiences like piracy and plagiarism which most published authors have likely encountered.

Best of all, once you understand the game, you will be given a map of the minefield that is today’s book publishing industry so you can avoid the time-consuming low-yield traps . . . allowing you to concentrate your efforts on what really matters . . . writing more and better books. 

Are you the next one-in-a-million author with a hit book? 

If you think you might be, picture The $1.99 Author as being a glass-bottomed boat from which you can view the shark-infested waters of the publishing industry before choosing where to dive in. For every one author, there are hundreds of people lined up to fleece them. Whether you simply want to publish your memoir; publish as a hobby; or think you have what it takes to climb the publishing ladder into “The Big Five”, The $1.99 Author will save you a great deal of time, money, and heartache in your publishing journey.

Is this still “early 2021”?

I know, I know. . . I said it wouldn’t be long before I’d have this ebook out, but there were distractions:

  • I’m on LinkedIn now.
  • @EABarker1 was just released from twitter jail and I was fined 400 followers even after serving a six month sentence.
  • ‘To website or not to website, that is the question.’ A question which has now been answered by the creation of this web-page.
  • The first half of the book is really good. . . even if I do say so myself. To be frank, [but don’t call me Frank] I am having an issue with the length of the book. I don’t want to write a publishing bible.
  • I do have a long blurb which will never fit on a cheap paperback, should I decide to go that route later in the year. . . .

My first interview in about a year just happened.

Julie Tuttle posed some interesting questions. You can see my replies here.

Oops, I did it again.

This time it is an Author Spotlight with a handful of interview questions posed by Samantha Kroese.

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Watch this site or follow me on twitter @EABarker1 to stay informed about my progress and/or latest excuses.