Friday, April 20, 2018

Co-Authors Wanted!

If you're a skilled fiction writer who wants to stay focused on writing books and leave the marketing and other expensive and time-consuming publishing activities (editing, cover design, blurb writing, etc.) to someone else, this co-authoring opportunity might be for you.

I will take your rough or finished manuscript and modify it, if necessary, into a final product that will please the 'unputdownable' tastes of my current reader base. Then, I'll market the book into that reader base under both our names using the same promotional methods that have proved effective with my own books.  This includes me doing all the publishing steps mentioned above.

The benefits to you are:

1.  A 50% share of all royalties received from the book, paid to you quarterly.
2.  Increased visibility and sales of your own books - my readers will see your name and be exposed to your body of work.
3.  You will have more time to focus on your writing.
4.  You retain the right to market and publish the coauthored book in paperback format, if you wish--I have built up my reader base in the ebook market and focus on that format.

Why am I making such an offer?  Simply because I don't have time to write as many books as I would like, and also because other authors can bring in new stories and characters to my offerings.

So far, I have done this with three other authors (Farsheed Ferdowsi, Robert Rand, and Devika Fernando), and it has proved beneficial for all of us.

If you have a book that you think might work well under this arrangement, please email me at mike [at] and tell me about it.  I'm particularly interested in books that are part of a series or have series potential.

Good luck with all your writing projects!

Mike Wells

P.S.  If you're uneasy about showing me your work, please don't be.  I’m the last person on earth who would make any critical judgement about any other author's writing. I never write book reviews or engage in any other form of literary criticism or analysis—I learned a long time ago that fiction is art, and what one group of readers thinks is bad, another group of readers thinks is pure genius. If you don't have a large following, it may simply mean that you haven't had enough reader exposure.  All I’m going to tell you is whether I think your work is a close enough match to mine for us to co-publish.

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