EPISODE 28: Writing and republishing a previous book

Welcome to the Rage Against the Manuscript podcast. Why unpublish a book and rewrite it? As authors, we all have unfinished series or books we feel didn’t get the chance to shine. I offer some tips for giving those neglected books a second lease on life.


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In this episode:

  • Unpublishing a book – how to tell if a book doesn’t fit your author brand.

  • Storytime: My tales of chaos and mayhem from the world of rewriting and republishing earlier novels.

  • My current project: Rewriting and republishing a shared-world project novel.

  • How to rework an old novel for a newer market.

  • How to decide if republishing is the right goal for you?

    “If you feel as though a book doesn’t fit your author brand, you could consider unpublishing it. This includes series you start and don’t finish. It might also include books you want to give a spruce – changing up covers, blurbs, etc. Sometimes a new cover = a new audience. 

    Steff Green

    Author of How to Rock Self-Publishing.

    If you've got a question you want to ask me about self-publishing or writing or building a career as an author, head over to the Rage Against the Manuscript FB group or email me steff@rageagainstthemanuscript.com and I’ll talk about it on a future episode. Happy writing! 


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