Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

Every Writer’s Dream: Never Pitch Your Writing Again

I just signed a book contract. It’s a dream come true. The book (which I’ll tell you more about later) is slated to come out soon. I’m excited about it, but what I’m most eager to share with you is the process of how it all came together.

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You see, I didn’t write a book proposal, hire an agent, or do any of the stuff the “experts” tell you to do. I just started a blog, and the publisher came to me.

Then I figured I’d better get an agent. And then we signed a contract. And lo and behold, now I’m writing a book.

Every writer has a dream

The dream is to not have to sell yourself — to just write and have the readers, agents, and publishers come to you. No hoopla or marketing gimmicks. Just good writing that gets its due.

Most of us would rather not worry about promotion. We wonder:

Can’t someone else do that for us? If only we didn’t have to worry about such petty things. If only we could just write.

Maybe that’s not a dream, after all. Maybe you can start pursuing your passion and get your writing found now. Not in five years. Today.

That’s what happened to me, and it happened a lot sooner than expected.

The best authors do this

The best authors and writers aren’t knocking on the doors of publishers.

Do you think J.K. Rowling is begging to get a book deal? Not a chance.

The world’s best aren’t worried about marketing. They’re creating meaningful art and building a platform around their work. And the gatekeepers are coming to them.

Wouldn’t that be great, if that could happen to you? (Maybe it can.)

How to change your writing career forever

I’ve been working on something for a while now (ever since I started talking to my publisher). If you’re wondering how to get a book published without turning into a self-promoting sleaze, then this is probably for you.

I just finished an eBook called You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One). The title says it all.

Most writers hate selling themselves. They just want to do what they were meant to do: write. Not pitch their work or advertise their services. Just write.

In this eBook, I share how you can develop three very important tools that will make that a reality. They are:

  • A platform
  • A personal brand
  • Channels of connection (i.e. a tribe of dedicated followers and fans)

How do you get a copy?

This book is important, one of the most important pieces I’ve written yet. I’ve spent hundreds of hours working on this project, trying to make it as excellent as possible.

The result is a thorough introduction into the world of publishing, tribe-building, and difference-making — all leading you to living the dream of every writer.

To find out more about the eBook and to get your copy,  click here.

About Jeff Goins

I write books and help writers get their work out into the world. I am the best-selling author of four books, including The Art of Work. Each week, I send out a newsletter with free tips on writing and creativity.

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  • Wael

    Hi Jeff,
    I’m an author, copy writer and editor, I own a translation agency in Saudi Arabia, and I believe that we can support each other in so many ways. Did you think to translate your books into Arabic before? Are they available in Arabic language? If you are interested to discuss this point, please drop me an e-mail: wael_kaakati@hotmail.com also note that I am writing my first book in Arabic on (How to write a book). This is not the final title of the book, but this is what my book talks about. I am reading a lot of resources in English and Arabic in order to gather as much information as I could. By the way, I’ve been through so many article and I read some parts of your books, and I am really admired with your style and approach. Let’s keep in touch to see how we can work together in Middle East. I am Lebanese living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia by the way. Wish you a lovely day.

  • Hi Jeff! Congrats on the book deal. It’s always fun to know that a dream is moving forward. Latest Indian Dramas Eps