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'Self-publishing is not for everybody'

20 February 2017

‘You have to be the writer and get the words down, then you've got to know to take off your writer's hat and put on your business hat. And this is why self-publishing is not for everybody...

If you sign up to my mailing list, you get the first two books in the Milton series free - you need to shoot them a pill to get them to sign up. But I know that when you start reading my books they're quite ‘hooky' and I have lots of other books for you to buy. Readers on average buy ten of my books... You want to take someone from being a customer to being a reader, then a fan and in the end you consider them friends...

I may be in the 1 or 2 per cent of authors making good money, but there are so many people now earning enough through ebooks to pay the bills or the mortgage, and take their wife out to dinner every now and then.'

Mark Dawson, author of 24 books, including The Cleaner, his latest John Milton title and the Isabella Rose series