Billie Eilish Review
Billie Eilish has been part of many a publishing powerhouse over the years, but did you know that she’s published under her maiden name as well? If you’re not familiar with this, it is a common practice for authors to publish under their first names (especially in the UK) as an act of courtesy.
Interestingly enough, Eilish has also been on the forefront of promoting self-publishing in the publishing industry, and she discusses it in her first book, “Publish or Perish: How a Book Writer Turned Into a Non-Writer Learned to Write.” In fact, that book was one of the most downloaded titles ever for the publisher Scribner. It is also currently at the top of Amazon’s best sellers list.
The author, along with co-author, Donna Martin, founded the publishing company Aftershock Books, which published the book. They hope to continue to publish eBooks with additional authors, but they aren’t looking to publish it by themselves.
Of course, publishing a book can be quite the adventure. Eilish discusses the project and the events that led to it. She says that she started writing the book when she was going through a breakup, and by the time she was done she had accepted herself as a failed writer.
As such, she felt it was necessary to share that with others, and the book is only one way that she’s chosen to accomplish that. Additionally, as a final way to share her story, Eilish has already published another book under her maiden name. That’s right, you can buy her other book under her maiden name – right now.
In fact, it’s been selling, and if you’ve never read it, go out and get it. It’s available on her official website, and Eilishsays that she wrote that book so that she could “show people who I really am.” Not surprisingly, that book is called “Rosebud: A Novel of Life, Love, & Death.”
As for publishing that book, though, Eilish admitted that there were “a few bumps along the way.” The publishing process was difficult, but she has no regrets and that it taught her a great deal about her business.
So, there you have it, from the author of “Publish or Perish: How a Book Writer Turned Into a Non-Writer Learned to Write” comes another book – one about how Billie Eilish became the successful author that she is today. Perhaps what caught my attention the most is the author’s love for writing and her book covers. This makes me want to be more involved in the book publishing industry, so that I can publish more books myself.
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