I am an author and a published author. I also use the internet as a tool to share my knowledge about the world.
That’s right, you are one of those people who have taken the time to write a book. But in a lot of cases, even if you do this, you still have some author authority. You can claim to be an author by publishing a book that’s a lot like your own; that you wrote it in your spare time, or that you’ve taken the time to research and get all the research done right.
I am aware of this because I used to have a lot of self-published books. The books were really good and a lot of people who read them, enjoyed them. However, there is a big difference between self-published and self-authored books. Self-published books tend to be written by more independent authors who get their work out there to the public for free. Self-authored books tend to be written by more-traditional authors who have to pay for the work to get published.
That isn’t to say self-published is always bad but it is to say some authors do better with self-pubbed books. The problem is that self-published books are more likely to be ghostwritten by a few people who don’t really contribute. That’s because there is a huge amount of work left to be done on the books and it is difficult for authors to write for themselves.
Ghostwriting is the term for the art of the author writing their own book without the actual approval of the publisher. This is especially easy to do if the book is about a topic that is popular, like a sports team or a movie, so that even if the book is published, it is still as popular as it was when it was ghostwritten. Ghostwriters can then sell their work to other publishers to get a bigger cut, which can be pretty lucrative in some cases.
Ghostwriting is not as easy as that for authors. It is indeed difficult to write your own book. Of course, this is particularly difficult if you are starting out as an author. You can’t just say, “My book,” because the real-world world can be so different from your imaginary world. And you can’t just say, “I write my own book.
The problem is that writing your own book does require certain amounts of authority. That is, you need to have the reputation and credibility to let your book get published. And that is not really easy to give. There is a misconception among many authors that they can just say “I write my own book.” The reality is that only a small percentage of authors are able to do that. You need to stand out from the crowd and have some of that authority.
It’s not that easy to get that authority. You can’t just read one of the 50,000 books published in a year and think you can just say I write my own book. It’s not that easy to get that authority either. You have to be able to identify and understand why people will read your book. You have to have the credibility to make that case.
How do you know if you are credible? A great example of a credible author is the guy who was able to get a publisher to publish a book after he had written it himself. I once attended a conference and saw two authors speak. The first was someone who had previously published a book herself and the other was someone who had published a book for a major publisher, but had never actually published one.
I don’t want to be insulting, but I don’t think it is a good idea to pretend to be a writer. Writers are generally people who want to keep their writing alive, and often they don’t have the time or energy to write something worth reading, let alone writing a book that will be published. But to pretend to be someone else is just a way to make money, so it doesn’t help much.