So you want to write a book in 5 easy steps? Fact vs Fiction. Allow me to add a touch of reality. There aren't five easy steps to writing a book. Not even 10 easy steps. It's never easy, seldom fun and rarely remunerative. The majority of self-published books sell less than 200 copies. … [Read more...] about Why you can’t write a book in 5 easy steps. How to become a respected author.