I am a big fan of self-publishing. There’s never been a better time for writers to get their words out into the world without waiting for permission from gatekeepers.
But what if you still dream about a traditional book deal with a Big Five publisher?
Mike and his son looked for a fascinating Christian-based book appropriate for a grade schooler, and they couldn’t find one. So Mike decided he would write a book for this niche. Even though he’d never been a writer before, Mike set his mind to it and came up with the idea for The Secret of The Hidden Scrolls.
When you’re trying to prove a point and the opposite result happens, you’re left with an interesting dilemma. I was intentionally not trying to hit a bestsellers list with Real Artists Don’t Starve, because I was focusing on the long game instead of the short-lived success.
But in spite of my efforts, the book debuted on The Wall Street Journal Best Sellers List at #6.
Do you know what I did when I heard that news?
Not long ago, Erin and her family were in poverty. Today, she has a successful writing business reaching countless people with her work that was 7 years in the making.
In January of 2011, she had a 2-year old and a newborn. Her family was barely making ends meet. Erin’s husband was teaching high school Spanish, she was working several jobs, and they were dangerously close to foreclosing on an out-of-state home.
What does it take to be a perennial seller, and can any artist do it? Here to answer those questions, and more, is my friend Ryan Holiday. Ryan is a genius marketer and best-selling author of several books including The Obstacle is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy and Perennial Seller.