All of my life, since I was a child, I knew I wanted to be a writer. Over the years, I wrote many books, and prepared many manuscripts and never published them. I would take a project so far, and then never be able to push through the final barriers to publish the material. Four years ago I began blogging, and now have approximately 8 separate blogs. Some I write to often, others just once in awhile.
In 2012 I began a project on the subject of two books in real estate, and I was determined this time to publish them all the way and make them available for sale on Amazon. In December, I published my first two books in an eBook format for Kindle that are now available on Amazon. On can find both of them by searching the key words ‘Land Contract Homes’ under books on Amazon.
The first book is entitled: Understanding Land Contract Homes: In Pursuit of the American Dream. It covers the subject of seller financing through the means of a Land Contract, and is written to be useful to both buyer and seller. The second books is a follow up of more specialized material on the same subject, but directed at residential property investors. It is entitled: Land Contract Homes for Investors.
Both of these books have just started to sell on Amazon, so to measure their success is too early. However, the first book: Understanding Land Contract Homes: In Pursuit of the American Dream has already had 350+ downloads, so my feeling is that it will do well in 2013.
In addition to independently publishing my own books in 2012, I established my own independent publishing company as well. I intend to expand upon that in 2013, and perhaps even publish other authors than myself as time goes on. I am currently working on my next two books, drawing from my past experiences in other professions. One is on the subject of Sales Management, which has a working title of: ‘The Art of Sales Management: Lessons Learned on the Fly’. The other book is a memoir from my 15 years in the Stained and Beveled Glass business in the 80’s and 90’s, which has a working title of: ‘Memoirs of a Stained Glass Man’. Both of these books I hope to publish in the first quarter of 2013.
So as we enter a new year in 2013, I just wanted to share that I am excited about the future, and fulfilling my lifelong resolution to write. I hope everyone reading this has a wonderful and prosperous New Year!