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According to Self-Publishing Resources 2011, it takes an average of 475 hours to write a novel. People lack time to change from their slippers before heading to the grocery store these days. They walk on the bottom of their pants instead of pulling them up and there’s no time to slow down in school zones let alone write a book. Yet, a poll of 2,700 U.S. Internet users, representing 100 million people, indicates that the Internet-using population alone has written about eight million unpublished novels and seventeen million unpublished how-to books.
People are cognizant and they want to share what they know. There’s proof of this in the Facebook posts of 800 million people (Nov. 7, 2011).
Facebook and Twitter are two of the largest social media sites as we roll into 2012. They are proof for the number of people using writing as a form of expression. The Encyclopedia of Authentic Hinduism reports the first written language was pictographs of bird, fish, ox or grain etc. The images were made by the Sumerians around 4000 – 3500 BC. Writing on walls has expanded to the Internet.
Take the number of people in the world into consideration, everyone has a story to tell. The interactive virtual book club of 10 Day Book Club allows even the novice writer to build a foundation and community. With more and more people choosing to self-publish, the process integrated by 10dbc allows the quality of published works to rise during the manuscript development process. The probability of a person writing something that is documented, stored and shared is huge these days. 10dbc creates an opportunity for sharing, receiving feedback and progressing down the path toward publishing.
10 Day Book Clubs observes two paradigm shifts:
- Writers move toward self-publishing, which creates a need for manuscript development and a knowledge of marketing.
- Traditional publishers ask writers to build a following through social media.
10 Day Book Club’s Mission Statement:
To create and facilitate a complete manuscript development process by resourcing interactive tools to increase a writer’s influence through publishing.
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