It’s never too late to write and publish a book successfully, no matter what anyone tells you.
Not at 40, not at 50, and not even at 80. The idea that there’s a timestamp on your ability to publish a book is a false narrative we’ve been feeding ourselves to avoid confronting something scary.
And we all know what’s scariest to us is the most important to us.
Bill Soroka knew as much. He decided to write a book when he was only 4-years-old.
A few decades later, he followed through on that commitment. Better late than never, right?
How many times have you thought, “I should write a book this year,”? How many people have even told you that you should write a book?
It’s actually a common aspiration, with about 80% of people expressing the desire to write a book.
So why, then, do only 2% of people follow through?
Usually, and what we hear most often from students, is that they just don’t know where to start or they don’t think it’s a possibility for them.
But with Self-Publishing School, Bill Soroka was able to keep the promise he made to his 4-year-old self and publish his book because ultimately, he didn’t want to die with a story still inside.
Everyone Has a Story Inside of Them
We’re big believers here at Self-Publishing School that everyone has a story inside of them.
No matter what you’ve done or have gone through, your perspective and events in your life makes that story unique—and worth telling. At only 4-years-old, Bill knew just as much.
But, as with what happens as we grow older, his own perceptions and likely that of those around him made him think he couldn’t do it, that it was impossible.
Misconceptions in the Publishing Industry Almost Led Him to QUIT
We know how much information out there about the publishing industry is false. Particularly when it comes to the differences between self-publishing and traditional publishing.
And Bill was a victim of those misconceptions for years.
It prevented him from following his oldest dream to become an author because he just thought it wasn’t in his realm of possibility.
“Self-Publishing School made publishing on my own a possibility. Not understanding how the publishing world worked, I just assumed I wouldn’t be able to do it or I’d have to work too hard to get myself published.”
This is not uncommon. After all, who wants to spend years simply looking for an agent to take them on, and then have to go through the process of seeing which publishing house will take their book?
And then have to wait in line another couple years for that publishing day to come?
But this is what people think is their only option to publish a book. When it’s simply not.
“When I saw Self-Publishing School and saw the success other people were having doing it, and held a book in my hand that was self-published that was good, it really opened my world.”
If you want to check out some of our students’ published books, head over to the Self-Publishing School Library!