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Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 10:22pm On Mar 14
All4good:


You are totally mistaken. There are many reasons authors choose to adopt a pen name other than trying to conceal their ethnicity or cultural background.
More apt is the desire for writers to overcome certain glass ceilings that could hinder the acceptance of their work.
To answer your question, yes I have seen British and American Authors adopt Pen names; notable amongs which are Joanne Rowling (Harry Potter) using the pen names Robert Galbraith and JK Rowling . Also Benjamin Franklin used the pen name Mrs Silence Dogood and Samuel Clemens used the pen name Mark Twain. I believe these are enough proof for you.
Understanding a writers motive, audience and personal challenges determines if the use of pen name or real name is the best route and not "get rich quick" as you put it.

No you didn't answer the question. You simply avoided the question. Have you ever seen a white man use a Yoruba, Hausa or Igbo name? Have you ever seen this happen before? You didn't answer this. You avoided it.

The examples you gave are white people adopting white names and this was not the focus of my earlier post.

Not everybody can adopt a name or a white name. I'm not saying some people are not doing so. If at all as a Nigerian you want to hide your identity and use a pen name, why don't you use a native name that belongs to your cultural heritage? If some whites are using pen names, they use white names. If Nigerians want to adopt a pen name, instead of using or adopting Nigerian names, they adopt foreign white names.

Why can't you use your cultural name or even if it's not your cultural name, use any other Nigerian name? Eg a Yoruba writer adopting an Hausa name or vice versa, if you want to hide your identity. Has this happened before?

So the fact that some people are doing something doesn't mean it's good for everybody. It doesn't mean you should advise every dick and harry to do it.

Majority of authors don't adopt Pen names except those who are writing many books on different genres or are writing very classified or politically expository content. Like George Orwell - Animal Farm.

And mind you, with my over 15 years of professional experience editing books for both Nigerians, Africans and whites alike, I can confidently tell you that many Nigerians who adopted white names for their books didn't go far with it. They simply couldn't sustain it because at the moment it's expensive in the long run to maintain a pen name especially if you're already known to some extent with your own name.

Mind you also, in the course of my editing career, I've met white writers who later regretted adopting a pen name. They wished they had stuck to their real names, but it was already too late to do this and changing back to their real names would mean a lot of confusion, expenses and waste of decades of years in the process. So all that glitters is not gold. I'm talking from experience. Many years of experience.

My focus here is that Nigerian writers or African writers can make it in any genre they want even by using their own names as long as they package their books well and promote it massively. Yes they can make it without necessarily having to be forced to adopt a white man's name. That's my focus.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 12:09am On Mar 15
Launching your writing career in a strong way matters. Don't be a flash in the pan.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 12:10am On Mar 15
Yes don't be a flash in the pan. Be a force to reckon with. Be a force to identify with who will produce many fruits and stick around for a long time to come. Yes you can!
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 7:36am On Mar 15
Having a collection of books you've written is important. It will boost your sales.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 7:47am On Mar 15
Your content is key. It's the king!
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 9:31am On Mar 15
Never ever compromise on your content when writing a book.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 10:04am On Mar 15
And make sure you don't copy what others have written. Create your own. Use your own ideas and when you use other people's ideas, you must not copy it verbatum.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 12:42pm On Mar 15
Your uniqueness as an author will take you places. It will take you round the world.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 2:13pm On Mar 15
There's always something in common with bestselling books; uniqueness, creativity, compelling story narrative and proper packaging. Writing a bestseller is possible. You must plan well to accomplish it.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 4:12pm On Mar 15
If your book is not a bestseller, we can make it a bestseller. Let professionals handle your book.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by Saintzykie: 4:25pm On Mar 15
We need to talk...how do I contact you
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 4:27pm On Mar 15
Saintzykie:
We need to talk...how do I contact you

Send us a mail via editorspublishers@gmail.com
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 4:50pm On Mar 15
As a businessman or woman, you can share all your experiences in business in a book. Intending businessmen and women would buy your book to learn from it.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 6:52pm On Mar 15
Make money with every opportunity.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 9:45pm On Mar 15
Writing and publishing a book is a lifetime opportunity to make money and keep making money for yourself.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 2:35am On Mar 16
You can't do it alone. You need professionals to edit and publish your book for you. We write, edit and publish books. If you need our services, get in touch with us.

Check my signature for our contact details or get them in my first post on page one of this thread.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 3:49am On Mar 16
In fact that 400k on the title of this thread is a conservative amount. You can actually make more than that monthly selling you books.

There's a strategy to it. Let us handle your book project and let's teach you how to do it or we do everything for you.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 5:43am On Mar 16
With this lucrative venture you can make quite more than that.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 6:21am On Mar 16
So we shall look more closely at the content of your book and how you can make it superb. We shall do that soon.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 7:48am On Mar 16
So when we talk about content, it really depends on the genre of book you're writing.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 7:51am On Mar 16
Stay tuned on this thread as I'll be talking on a lot of issues regarding writing, editing, publishing, etc. Anything that deals with books.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 7:51am On Mar 16
Drop your comments, observations, questions and contributions.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 7:54am On Mar 16
Yes anything that deals with books, the business side of books and how you can harness your talent as a writer/author and make cool regular income for yourself.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 8:23am On Mar 16
So making your content superb is very important in writing a book. It makes the difference between a great book and a book that's below standard.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 9:25am On Mar 16
For fiction, your narrative technique must be top notch.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 10:42am On Mar 16
First things first. You must generate the idea.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 11:25am On Mar 16
The moment you have the idea then you can proceed from there.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 12:04pm On Mar 16
So what's the idea for a fiction and how do you do this?

We're coming back to it.

Stay tuned.

Drop your comments.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 2:48pm On Mar 16
yuppy101:
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Hmm, long advert indeed.


Pls kindly stop posting adverts on this thread.

Thanks.

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Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 3:47pm On Mar 16
So before you get your idea for fiction, you must first of all know the type of fiction novel you want to write.
Re: How To Make N400,000 Monthly Selling Your Books by BookEditor: 4:59pm On Mar 16
So many types or genres and sub genres of fiction, some of which are as follows:

Romantic fiction

Thrillers

Young adult fiction

Crime fiction

Mystery

Detective fiction

Fantasy

Science fiction

Horror fiction

Children's literature

Political fiction

Humorous fiction

Speculative fiction

Women's fiction

Family saga

Western fiction

New adult fiction

Mythopoeia

Etc, etc.

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