How to Write, Market, and Publish Your First Book
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If you want to earn name, fame, or money, then this is the post you should read.
It’s about writing your book. Not only that, this post goes deeper and further to reveal all the secrets of writing, marketing, and publishing your first book.
The firsts are always special in life.
Your first date, first job, first salary, first car, and so on. There’s one “first” in your life that is going to make a big difference and top of all the firsts of your life.
That’s your first book.
If you do it right, then it’s going to make you famous and earn you lots of money.
Yes, there’s a catch. I’m not going to hide it from you, and I hope you got it already.
It’s “if you write, market, and publish your book in the right way.”
Writing, marketing, and publishing a bestseller book are no easy tasks. There is an art and science of becoming a bestseller.
If you do not do it the right way, then you may not benefit from your first book as much as you should.
You don’t write a book every day, therefore, when you do, you should try to make the best efforts.
If you want to take your chances, then go ahead and read this post. You’ll get a lot of information you need to self-publish your first book.
Though too much is revealed in that post and you may feel you know it all. But still that’s not enough.
To make your best efforts, you need to learn from the best.
Learning From the Successful Bestselling Authors
It’s wise to learn from those who have walked the path.
If you want to make your book a bestseller, then you should seek the advice of the bestseller authors. Why – to know the right way to becoming a bestseller author yourself.
They can guide you with lessons from their personal experiences. They can give you valuable tips that you might have no idea if you’re going to write your first book on your own.
There are many bestseller authors that have learned publishing tips and tricks through experimenting and doing it the hard way, and they have repeated their feat many times implementing their knowledge.
Here are few of these bestseller authors who have turned their book into a successful business.
Bestselling Authors Who Became Famous and Rich by Writing Books
How many bestseller authors do you know?
Do you know T. Harv Eker, Hal Elrod, Gary Vaynerchuk, Gretchen Rubin, David Allen, and Perry Marshall?
Harv Eker is the author of the bestseller “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”. This book appeared on the New York Times bestseller list and was #1 on the Wall Street Journal’s business-book list.
Hal Elrod is the bestselling author of “The Miracle Morning”, which is widely regarded as “one of the most life changing books ever written” (with 1200+ five-star reviews on Amazon).
Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial bestselling author starting with “Crush It! Why Now Is The Time To Cash In On Your Passion”, which was #1 on the Amazon Best Seller list for Web Marketing books. It also opened at #2 at the New York Times Hardcover Advice Bestseller list and #7 on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller List.
Gretchen Rubin, the author of many books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers Better Than Before, Happier at Home, and The Happiness Project. Rubin’s books have sold more than a million print and online copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages.
David Allen is the author of the phenomenal book “Getting Things Done” that ultimately became his business tool.
These are some of the people whose lives changed by writing a book. They become famous and rich.
These bestselling authors have understood what it takes to write and make their book successful. They have been able to replicate their success story.
These and many other bestselling authors, marketers, writers, and entrepreneurs have all come together on a single platform to deliver their best tips.
Imagine that Gary Vaynerchuk, David Allen, Michael Hyatt, Chris Brogan, Barbara Corcoran and so many other bestselling authors revealing their secrets and tips to you.
Not only revealing them, but also telling you exactly how to replicate their steps and methods to write a successful book that can help you build a business or make a name for yourself.
Writing Your Book
Do you know that Chandler Bolt used to literally hate writing?
Yes, he never liked to write. But he learned of ways that eventually made writing effortless and easy and he ended up writing five bestsellers!
One of the main problems with most people is that they fail to get started. That’s where David Allen comes to your rescue as he teaches you the “Getting Things Done” approach to writing your first book.
Jay Papasan will reveal the techniques of “The One Thing” to manage your time to finally write your first book.
Cal Newport will teach you how to eliminate distractions and then practice “Deep Work” to finish your first book.
While Gretchen Rubin will tell you all about the good habits of how to be a happy writer, Joanna Penn will equip you with fiction editing and writing techniques for your first book.
Other speakers include Jeff Goins, Ray Edwards, Eileen Wilder, Taylor Pearson, and more.
You’ll find at least one strategy or system in every presentation that you can put to use right away for massive results (like Jay’s time-blocking approach).
Know more by clicking this link.
Marketing and Publishing Your Book
Did you know that you need to start marketing your book even before your book is published?
You’re in the safe hands of Gary Vaynerchuk, the successful Internet entrepreneur having published four bestselling books, and Tucker Max, which sold 3 million+ books.
You already know the Pareto principle, right? Well, in this summit Peter Marshall will teach you the 80/20 of book sales and marketing. John Lee Dumas joins to reveal how to use the Kickstarter to crowdfund your book.
Grant Cardone will show you how you can use your sales skills to sell more books and eventually grow your company if you have one.
If you don’t have a business yet, these marketing guys will tell you how you can turn your book into a booming business!
Other speakers include Michael Hyatt, Pat Flynn, Bryan Harris, Chris Brogan, Carrie Wilkerson, Danny Ivy, Patrice Washington and many more.
Did you know that many of the above mentioned bestselling authors and entrepreneurs turned their books into a 6-figure business and a brand?
You too can do that if you listen to the success secrets and strategies of these speakers.
Jeff Walker will tell you exactly what he did to make $5 million from his book “Product Launch,” which is about an Internet millionaire’s secret formula to sell almost anything online, build a business you love, and live the life of your dreams.
Harv Eker will show how he built the largest success training company in the world using his book “Secrets of the millionaire mind”. Mel Abraham is there with his story of how he sold $500K in backend products and grew his business using a book launch.
Verne Harnish speaks about how he sold 250,000+ copies of his first self-published book.
This success summit is a rich resource of all about writing your first book, marketing and publishing it, and then monetizing it to bring you stream of passive income forever!
Over to you –
Have you thought of writing a book? Do you believe what all you can do with your book? What’s stopping you from self-publishing your book? Share in the comments.
I’ve been wanting to publish a book for a long, long time. What stops me is sitting down and actually doing it.
Another thing that stops me is that I know I have to start promoting it (like you stated you have to promote before you even write it!).
I’m already stressed for time as it is.
Nevertheless, this article made me re-visit one of things that I have on my list to do – publish a book 🙂
Hey, Vinay! What’s up today..?
First, I wold love to say thanks for sharing the article and it’s my favorite topic, honestly. Be a self publisher and author is one of my dream.
You know? I’ve been dreaming about having my photo on the cover of the book and see on some place such as local university, amazon kindle, and some where else.
I used to try to write a book, maybe 2 or 3 times but always to write. I don’t know, but feel unsatisfied with writing. I gave it up!…
Yeah, I read some of the experienced author and found that some of them have the same problem as what I did. However, they recommend to finished the first book.
Again, thanks for sharing your tips and I believe that this will help me to finish my first.
Hi Vinay can you please send that again I am unable to find it amongst my recent emails . Ty
I have seen writing & publishing e book is one of the best content marketing strategy many pro bloggers are using. Not only that, an awesome free e book can take the email list subscribers count to next level. Thanks for sharing these useful tips here.
Definitely, writing and publishing a book has many advantages if you are a blogger, or even if you’re a non-blogger.
Thanks for your comment.
This sounds like a great summit – and thank you for bringing it to my attention.
I have not yet written a book, although it is on my list of things to do.
Learning from the experts is a pretty smart way to go about it – and this summit is packed with big names that have clearly done well in this area.
I concur that learning from the experts is a smart thing to do. This is not-to-be-missed summit for those who even have an iota of thought to write a book. Hope you registered for it and make the best of it from tomorrow onwards. 🙂
A very thought provoking post indeed.
Yes, I have been given thought to the idea, but I think this summit might just be what I need to make the final dicision.
I registered and I am looking forward to attend the summit.
Have a great day,
I’m glad you like the post. I’m sure you’ll benefit from the Summit. I hope you’re all geared up for it as it starts tomorrow. 🙂
Wish you a great start to the new week!
Long time . This is a very interesting post and thanks for sharing this great opportunity.
I have signed up for the summit and can’t wait to hear from the pros. I do agree that the first published book should be special.
Glad you found this post interesting and worth reading. I’m sure the Summmit will be of great help as it starts tomorrow.
Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts.
Thanks for sharing this, Vinay.
I look forward to writing my first book and the best way to go about it is to learn all I can from the experts.
Here’s wishing you all the best for your first book. I hope you gain a lot of insight from this Summit to be successful with your first book. Thanks for commenting.
Writing a book is definitely a great idea, but they required valuable knowlegde in order to share with the community or in other to become successful in selling those ideas. Definitely go for the book.
I agree that for whatsoever reasons, writing a book is a good thing to do. Thanks for sharing your views.
I have not yet written any book and publishing is way far.
But you have come up with an amazing post which informs almost about everything needed.
Thanks for sharing
I guess you’ve all the reasons to attend the Success Summit and get all that you need to write and publish your first book now. 🙂
Thanks for visiting.
An awesome guide to write one’s first book. Writing surely is not an easy job. And if it is about writing a complete book, then planning & dedication need to be in a different level. Thanks for discussing the useful tips on marketing and publishing too. Take care.
Glad you liked the post. You’re absolutely right that writing a book requires planning, determination, and discipline. Some of the speakers in this Summit offer great value to help in these aspects.
Thanks for visiting and commenting.
How are you? Very informative post on how to go about writing and publishing your first book.
Well I have thought about writing books. I actually have the title of the 2 books but have not gone beyond that. My major deterring factor is the lack of discipline to sit and write. Quite naturally some thing will suffer in the process. Another reason I have not written is out of fear, yes I just mentioned the F word 🙂 I also do not have the disciple to do all the promoting and marketing and so on to get my books sold. Writing is one thing, promoting etc I believe is easier said than done.
I will also consider working with someone like Lorraine Reguly. Thanks for sharing. Have a gret week
Great to have you on this post.
Yes, I totally understand – getting started is a big thing, and then you need to keep up the momentum too, and finally complete your task. I had written about the Self-Publishing course in one of my earlier posts and in that you’ve an accountability partner to help keep you moving through the process and finish your book. Lorraine could be one for you.
I guess we all have some level of fear when doing something new, and little of anxiety too. That’s all okay. But yes, self-discipline is essential if you want to complete your book in a stipulated time and marketing of the book is certainly not an easy task.
I wish you all the best with your book project and hope this Summit will help you a lot. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences.
Vinay, one of the services I offer on Wording Well is to help others publish their books.
I have self-published one of my own books already.
I have also helped blind man Maxwell Ivey publish two books — a guide to success, and an easy-to-follow guide for weight loss and weight loss management.
In fact, his newest book just came live on Amazon yesterday! 🙂
Marketing these books, however, is another issue! 😉
I’m sure these bestselling authors know a thing or two about that! 😉
That’s great! How’s your book doing? Yes, I know about the books that Max wrote, he’s a strong-spirited person. I’m happy for him.
It seems a good coincidence that you can learn from the masters at the time when you and Max need it the most. Of course, one of the keys to making a book successful is the marketing aspect, just as blog promotion is to a blog.
Lorraine, you got big names like Gary Vaynerchuk, Peter Marshall, Grant Cardone, Michael Hyatt, Pat Flynn, Bryan Harris, Chris Brogan, Danny Ivy and others speaking in this summit. You’re sure to get plenty of valuable tips and advice there on marketing the books.
I hope you make the best of it.
Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts.
Truth be told, I only self-published my book so that I would know all of the steps to take and in what order they needed to be taken! 😉
I then helped Max with his two books.
I have plans on publishing a series of books about my life.
I will make sure to share this post with Max, too! 🙂
By the way, I sent you an email about doing some work on my site. I’ve yet to receive a response from you, that’s why I am mentioning this here…
You did the right thing, learning by doing is the best way. 🙂
I’m sure with all the experience you’ve now in publishing books, you’ll do a great job with your own book series.
Thanks for reminding me about the email; a few emails slipped by, including yours.