Hi, have you ever thought about writing a book? If so, what subject would you want to cover in your book and why? What do you think does it take to write and publish your own book?
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Actually I've already done it, and my book is going to be published. It's a biography about a composer, born in my town but famous in the US at the end of 1800; being myself a biologist I find quite difficult to invent a story myself, but I can manage how to write down the result of my research! I did my research and wrote the book in 2 years, during my spare time, then I spent 2 or 3 months in finding an editor, and now I'm waiting for the publication. I hope it will be published soon Emotion: smile
Hi Francesca,

Thanks a lot for sharing your experiences with me. Could you please also tell me why wrote your book? What about publishing on the internet?
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I don't think she wants to publish it on the Internet. It's because of money...
Hi Spinnaker,

Could you please elaborate? Do you mean that publishing and selling ebooks is impossible? You probably know something about the ebook industry, do you do?
I have thought about writing a novel. But to be honest, it doesn't see light. Why? because the act of writing a book doesn't merely depend on the idea. The style, way of expression, rules...etc should be put in consideration.

Truely Openmind, this is a nice post.

My Regards
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OpenmindHi Francesca,

Thanks a lot for sharing your experiences with me. Could you please also tell me why wrote your book? What about publishing on the internet?
SpinnakerI don't think she wants to publish it on the Internet. It's because of money...
I just want to point out that I didn't write it because of money, I did it because this composer has been totally forgotten here in his hometown and I have discovered him by a chance, so I wanted to introduce him to my fellow-citizens because he has been very famous in the US: just think that he led the Marine Band and used to play in the White House. I've never thought to earn something by selling my book, and I was willing also to give my book for free! But you know how it goes, the editor wants to earn something and I need an editor because he is going to give my book an ISBN code, so it will be a 'real' book, available in every archive of the world!
I'm not going to publish it on the Net just because I wrote it in my native language and he wasn't famous in Italy, so nobody but my fellow citizens could be interested in knowing him, but I'm going to build a web-site in Italian and English Emotion: smile
i love writing and others say that i`m good at it. i think the same, and i wanted to write a book. you know, make up my own story. but it is really hard. after a few pages i had to admit, that it was not even near the level of proffesionals. so i keep at what i am good at. writing articles, mostly about computer games and all the things going on in this particulary part of the world, the gaming industry.

a book does not just take time, but needs lots of good ideas and a mind that can put all the thoughts together in a tensing and entertainment way.......keep the reader reading. this is hard
Timbo20i love writing and others say that i`m good at it. i think the same, and i wanted to write a book. you know, make up my own story. but it is really hard. after a few pages i had to admit, that it was not even near the level of proffesionals. so i keep at what i am good at. writing articles, mostly about computer games and all the things going on in this particulary part of the world, the gaming industry.

a book does not just take time, but needs lots of good ideas and a mind that can put all the thoughts together in a tensing and entertainment way.......keep the reader reading. this is hard
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