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I Self-Published my First English Book

I have self-published some books in Japanese before, but this is the first time to publish a book in English. I am so happy to achieve this!

I started blogging and writing in Japanese in 2014 as a free-lancer but I didn't write any articles in English until last year. Though my English writing was not so good, I suddenly had the idea of becoming an English writer.

>Why I am writing in English, even though it's not my native language

Then, I chose Medium as a platform to practise my English writing as a second language. My final goal is written in this article below:

>The Real Reason and My Target for writing on Medium (Medium)

Now, I feel that I can write more easily in English and I hope my progress won't stop. I want to self-publish more books in Japanese and English.

Book writing is not the same as blog writing or article writing. My English book that I published this time was based on the stories which I had posted on Medium. I collected the stories and edited them, revised them into the book, then published it.

The final revision was done when I was staying in China.

>Flight Review of Air China: from Canada via Beijing to Japan (Medium)

I had to stay 20 hours in China without any internet connection. I didn't have anything to do but writing, so I just sat with my laptop and quietly worked with my book.

I like writing and book writing is also fun. However, publishing books and selling books are two different things.

I don't have many English audiences yet and this is just a beginning as an English author.

(the book is available on Amazon.)

I think we live in a bright world where you can publish your books so easily. I hope that I can enjoy more and more writing in English in the near future.


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