For what may be obvious reasons, whenever anyone — former employee, man on the street, historic novelist — enters our office with the bright idea of talking to someone who could help them with a book they've written, the neophyte author is sent along to my desk.

With one book out of print and two still floating around, I have become the designated book publishing guru.

The easiest part of doing a book is actually writing it. For those so inclined, the writing of the book should come naturally, or not at all.

The first piece of advice a lot of writers get is to look at the top-seller books and write one just like it only slightly different.

Then you too can be a top-selling author, make a lot of money and rest on your laurels on some sunny verandah sipping a cool glass of fresh lemonade.

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