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MINDSET SHIFT: EMPLOYEE TO ENTREPRENEUR

MINDSET SHIFT: EMPLOYEE TO ENTREPRENEUR
BY JAMES OH

Sunday, April 14, 2013

MY WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE ON MY FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION


MY WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE ON MY FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION


I received a negative reply from the publisher stating that they decided not to publish my book due to the softening market. I then turn this rejection into an opportunity by opting for self publication as I viewed it differently. I then began to complete and improve it further. With determination, will power and strong focus on my goal rather than the obstacles, I finally completed the book with joy. As far as I am concern, book publication may be less urgent, but it is important for me.

Day after day, week after week, month after month, I kept writing, fine-tuning and polishing until I am satisfied with this finished book. Fortunately, my editor allowed me to send it by installments. So, every time I received feedback from my editor with the first round of edits, I was not much surprised at the amount of "Red" on the pages. I became very used to it and send my other chapters until the book was finally completed. The journey was a smooth, steady with great progress, I would say. It may be due to my overwhelming passion and indulgence into it. I felt joy and peace instead of pain as I wrote. Each chapter served as my own discovery and it was very sweet, fulfilled and rewarding, I must say. Since this is my first book, I know that I needed to learn a lot. I am prepared for whatsoever comes along. What matters most to me is keep on polishing and honing my skills and ensuring that the book can serve its readers utmost well, in line with my motto : To Inspire and Get Inspire.  

I'm trying my very best not to get overwhelmed by the amount of work that my "finished" book still needs after comments from various parties.  The comments have been wonderfully encouraging.

I love and salute my editor, Lawrence Loh, who has the super duper ability to fix those sentences by keeping my initial message intact. Well done, Lawrence. At times, he also highlighted my confusing statements and urged me to re-look at it to ensure that it makes sense, is logical and consistent throughout my book.

Chapter by chapter as it progressed, the first draft of book finally came to an end. Then I thought of sending it to another editor. After some feedbacks, it did not turn up to our expectation. Lawrence again decided to go through thoroughly one more time for the entire book, before other supplement pages such as the profile of author, acknowledgement page, and book cover text were added to it. We truly want to create a unique, great read for readers to understand, think and apply it in their lives in responses to the rapid changes of the current environment individually, collectively and as a whole.

As to the particular need of design work, I shared the news with my childhood friend. He subsequently came out with two book cover designs after deep and serious thought. I then circulated the designs to my circle of friends for comments before we further fine tuned the finished product finally.

Thereafter, my son and I took it further by going through the video and guidebook before we managed to upload the entire book content together with its book covers, despite some technical hiccups here and there.

Though it was a lengthy process, yet it was and is so wonderful, fruitful and joyful journey I have ever enjoyed. Before it faded away from my memory, I better put it on record. So, take my challenge to give yourself a try and hope you too enjoy it.


For those who have gone through such an experience, please do share with us. We, of course, like to hear your experience. Through sharing and caring, we thrive for excellence.



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