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David Evans | motorbookworld

Technical Books and Their Worth

Jan 13th 2015 at 2:22 AM

Writing a technical book is something that not every author is expert of. The most important thing about being the technical automotive author is the ability to demonstrate knowledge in the area the writer is working about and pass on the ideas on the paper. The publishers prefer these authors only. In addition, the publishers also want books on the area which is of great interest at the particular moment. However, it is just a guess in the dark about how successful that particular book will be. In general, any publisher wants sale in figures that will cover all costs.

A best seller book can make millions of dollars for the writer as well as publisher. The level of success is not very uncommon in the market but it is fixed only for a few. Books with hot topic combined with a bit of good marketing and a bit of luck results in huge success. Realistically, if anyone had a real idea of how to accurately predict the fate of the book then they will be the best seller and the richest person as well. Predicting in case of a book is something that is almost impossible. An already successful author may have a better chance of managing but even so it is a big guess.

Automotive technical book market is more like gambling. However, if a book is successful, it keeps earning for the concerned people for many years. As it is based more on realistic things, the books have to be exceptionally good to garner attention of the readers by providing them some quality information.

People buy automotive technical books for working on the engine of their automobile or garnering information on the vehicle they drive in. When people are impressed by the book, they keep asking for the copies and the publisher have better chances of making huge profit along with the writer. However, making a technical book interesting is a task that is difficult to achieve. The good thing is that people often get the book along with the vehicle they purchase. The need may arise for the book for a vintage model or the classic make which are no longer sold. The copies of the books are available at many motoring shops both online and offline to help readers get the information they need.

Automotive technical books are highly knowledgeable things which can help readers as and when required – like when there is any engine failure or breakdown.

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