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Hi all:blush:Did someone write their own book? On what resources can I post an excerpt to test the interest of the public? Im interested in an international platform. Thanks
iryazpilzhjzr I believe you mentioned a similar platform once
sounds like youโ€™re describing Leanpub
I think they have lots of competitors now
thereโ€™s also a relatively new app called Radish that got some traction where you publish chapters one at a time and the audience can give feedback which affects the story, I think itโ€™s popular with romance novelists
"The World After Capital" was written on GitBook, and it seemed to work well for them.
Hi!!! Yes I Wrtite my own book. I've published it through Amazon KDP publishing.
Oh, thank you all!!! :hugging_face::hugging_face:My book is not completely ready yet, but several different plots have been started. I would like to translate them from Russian into English and send these initial parts to check the demand and interest of people.
Iโ€™ve written and published a fiction book in Russian on litres but I didnโ€™t really market it so almost nobody bought it (not surprising). Iโ€™m considering going the episodic path with the next story, probably on some platform like Inkitt
I've never heard of inkitt. :thinking_face:Yeah, we can publish a book in litres. But I would like to first place an excerpt somewhere to know if the story is fascinating and whether I should continue writing it))
If you enjoy the process why not keep writing?
Iโ€™m definitely not an expert in this but this is what Iโ€™d do with the 2nd book:
1. Start a blog on some reading platform where you announce the story with a short preview about it. From now on publish all updates there
2. Write a synopsis of the story, which is like a short plan. Itโ€™ll help to find plot holes and help to define what you want to write
3. Write a first draft of the story loosely based on the synopsis
4. Wow, you now know what actually you want to write
5. Start all over with step 1
6. When you feel ready hire an actual editor, eg in your first language. Send them a synopsis and use their expertise to find & solve any story issues. Thatโ€™s better than asking friends to help as they want to not lose friendship lol
7. Write a solid draft
8. Edit, rewrite, consult with an editor. Rewrite, rewrite, rewrite. Story is 80% ready
9. Publish an excerpt on the platform with your theoretical readers, get feedback and iterate on it
10. When you ~hate it~ feel like itโ€™s ready publish the first chapter, iterate on the feedback
11. ???
Obviously, it can go different for you and there is no right way to write and publish a book. Eg some people donโ€™t need to write synopsises. Just follow your guts, they know the best
hi! I just finished this "the 4-hours work week" book by Tim Ferris. Quite inspiring. Do you have any book to recommend that might inspire digital nomads/travelers?
I do recommend 100% for you "The element" by Ken Robinson - it's all about ur "zone of genius"
Unscripted by MJ DeMarco is also a great read
I would add Vagabonding by Rolf Potts. Definitely helped inspire my nomad journey.
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman => It's very good book about how our brain works.
Might be a bit of a strecth, but The Incredible Voyage by Tristan Jones. Read it a long time ago and i think it inspiried me to seek out adventures and the world
But most of it is false. Kahneman (and others) said it year after publishing the book when checking the information again.
It took me 3 years to finish it ๐Ÿ˜‚ maybe it's good but could be summarized much much more succinctly
plhdenvumgidj One great advice I heard recently was to go down your own rabbit hole and to seek your own curiosity deeply

Book recommendations are great, but that just builds a tribe of people that think and read the same thing. Instead, read contradictory books, read something no one has ever read and see if that resonates with you on DN, on travel, on fire, and also against all of them. Good luck!
I like history books about whatever country Iโ€™m currently traveling in, also historical fiction books set in the city Iโ€™m in, nothing like walking around and happening on a spot from the book
same here. I usuallygo to local bookstores and ask someone for recommendations. Usually got some really nice tips.
Not a fan of everything he says (mostly politics) but The Almanack of Naval Ravikant I found very inspiring. Especially the tech/entrepreneurship side. Itโ€™s also completely free in Ebook form.
I really enjoyed `Travels with Charley In Search of America` by John Steinbeck. Great travelogue and insight into what nomadism was like in 1962.

Also anything by Bill Bryson I enjoy.
Colossus of Maroussi by Henry Miller, about Greece, is +1skin-tone-2
Highly highly highly recommend `The Sovereign Individual` by James Dale Davidson and William Rees-Mogg. It will completely change the way you think about the future, governments, capitalism...
Thanks for this rec ^
Naval rarely talks about politics - I wonder what he could have said that made you disagree so much that you put is as a disclaimer
this book is totally insane in how accurately it predicted the future
he dares to question political correctness
He talked enough politics that I stopped following him on Twitter. I wonโ€™t get into it here (and no it wasnโ€™t about political correctness). I do respect the man for a lot of things. Itโ€™s impossible to agree with everyone on everything
just finished this one, canโ€™t recommend enough!
ztrsfrvjbskfb itโ€™s pretty old! is it still worth it? prob dumb question since youโ€™ve recommended it, but I wonder how valid the theses are
tempted to buy
More worth it and on point than ever UC7J96QD7. It's one of the most enlightening books I have read on my end.

Buy it!
you got me
agree - really love it. I found a lot of the advice really resonated with me... I mean I'm the target audience ("young" developer starting to save money) ๐Ÿ˜‚
did anyone here finish Infinite Jest? I have properly tried 3 times. DFW is a genius, no doubt. But some passages are... Unreadable IMO.
jjihmdr - I read it in college. The sections with Marathe / Helen Steeply are largely skimmable I thought.

Though thereโ€™s also something nice about the book itself taking on the same shape as a drug addiction soaring highs interspersed by long periods that drag on and make you wonder why you keep doing the drug / reading the book.

There are some real gems in the book too if you havenโ€™t got to the toenail clipping conversation yet, it is amazing. (Also the Eschaton scene is awesome)
I somehow managed to push myself trough it. ๐Ÿ˜…
Loved it, but it dominated a couple of months. Remember being especially haunted by the sections with Randy Lenz.
DFWโ€™s essay on David Lynch, who I adore, was my gateway drug
itโ€™s preorder only
Sad, maybe this is the new edition, I must have the old one then
fwftbntpj mine were his writings about tennis ๐Ÿ™‚
I want to love Infinite Jest, but can't stomach it. I find myself skipping over whole chunks of the book - while other parts are genius.
jsuaigt Curious if you tried some of the books IJ is sometimes compared to, like โ€˜The recognitionsโ€™ or โ€˜Against the dayโ€™ orโ€™ โ€˜gravityโ€™s rainbowโ€™โ€ฆparticularly like the first two whereas GR felt like one of the tasks of Hercules
And actually puts the reading effort involved in IJ into perspective
Wallace always bristled at any comparison to Pynchon which suggests to me that it was a bit close to the bone
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