The first step in book marketing has nothing to do with marketing; it has everything to do with creating a great product. Write a book that actually helps people, or entertains them, or inspires them. Write the truth. Write honestly. Write with passion.
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Listen in to this review . . .
I’ve been reading the ebook edition and enjoying the way you write…
…and eagerly awaiting the paperback so I can flip pages and pepper it with Post-Its and all the other things one does with such a useful, helpful book.
I especially like what you say at the end…
…about how you’ve learned that what you do doesn’t matter as much as how what you do makes people feel…
You make me feel very happy.
Very few authors do.
Especially on the subject of selling more books.
When I read their stuff, I get the oddest feeling that they’re not telling me the whole story.
You, on the other hand, recommend taking a 3-year approach to selling more books… and that’s just the minimum!
In all the books I’ve read on the subject of selling more books, not once have I come across that recommendation…
…but as soon as I saw it, I knew I could trust you.
Elizabeth Adams, a true fan
“Write the book you love, not the one you think you should write. If you’re creating something you aren’t head-over-heels in love with, you’ll peter out before page 50. Make something you’ll be proud of for a lifetime.” — Nathan Bransford, author