Q. I didn’t expect to see the book start with a Q&A section. Don’t Q&A sections normally come after a chapter, rather than before the first chapter?
A. Normally they do. That’s why this one is so unexpected. But there is a reason it’s here. It’s here to take up pages. You see, authors are paid on how many pages they write, regardless if the pages are actually necessary or if they even relate to the topic of the book. So, I thought I’d just pick up a few extra bucks right up front and add a Q&A.
A. Of course not. That’s not the way book publishing really works. It’s unfortunate, because us authors could really cash in, but sadly, you don’t get paid on how many pages you write. You get paid on how many books ...