There are a lot of people out there who, after reading a simple book believe that they can do it too. It probably just needs a story simple enough and with the required twists and turns to make a book. Not many realize though that writing a book is much different than thinking of writing a book. A large number of well know authors were rejected by multiple publishers before they made it big. You have to decide what sets you and your story apart.
A simple book may not be bad
A lot many times, we disregard those simple coffee table books that we feel don’t make a person an author. However, if you ask the author, you would come to know how much time and effort they put into it. It may not be the best storyline but what makes a good novel is that it keeps you hooked. There is a proper flow to it which makes sense, and the story is kept simple and meaningful. A book should be engaging and take you into a different world. No matter the simplicity of the story or the storytelling.
A classic novel remains such forever
On the other hand, a classic novel is one which relates to the reader on many levels and for many generations. Books like Pride and Prejudice, The Catcher in the Rye have stood the test of time and have shown people across generations, time, location what they mean and that everyone can take out a different relevance of the book any time they read it. Classic novels will take you through the journey of its characters and make you live their lives. They make you so involved that you cannot keep the book down and probably, keep reading it again and again and figure out a different meaning each time.