5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I’d Published by Jo Blakeley @theblissexpert

Journey into Writing…A good write up from Jo Blakeley.

Portobello Book Blog

Jo Blakeley

I’m pleased to welcome debut author Jo Blakeley to the blog today. She has kindly written a very entertaining and interesting post about things she wished she know before publishing her book. Jo is the author of Blokes, Beers & Burritos, a book which heralds the beginning of a new genre of self-help fiction, combining erotica, travel, fiction and self-help. 

Blokes, Beers & Burritos by [Blakeley, Jo]

5 Things I wish I’d known before I published a book!

I never meant to write a book; it just happened and before I knew it, I’d written 86,000 words, a well-known publisher had signed me up, translated it into several languages, marketed it around the world and sold millions of copies worldwide.

Lesson One: Unless you’re Patricia Cornwell, this is not going to happen.

In my world – and most other people’s I suspect – the picture is very different. It took me four years from first putting…

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