Ever wanted to write a bestselling book? Here’s how you do it!
I always knew I wanted to write a book, I knew it would be great for my credibility, that it would help me build a much bigger audience and charge more for my time and services. But it STILL took me ages to make it happen because I didn’t know where to start. I knew what I wanted to write, but I didn’t know how to turn my ideas into a book that a publisher would want – let alone one that would sell!
In 2012, I wrote my first book, 'Stop Talking Start Doing' and it became what people like to call ‘an overnight success’ … It hit #1 and stayed there for 14 months in a row and broke all WHSmith records. However, the reality is, there was a formula behind its success that certainly wasn’t overnight; it wasn’t a miracle and it wasn’t by chance.
I’ve always believed the easiest way to create your own success is to learn from those who have been there and done it. Now I want to teach you …
In 2011 I went to an extraordinary event called OTK (Open The Kimono) with Tim Ferriss, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller ’The 4 Hour Work Week'. He had a host of other best-selling authors, publishers, self-publishers and experts sharing everything they knew about creating a bestseller. It cost me $10,000 and was worth every penny … many times over.
I applied everything I learned and within a year, I had created my own bestseller - proving anyone can do it, if you just know how!
Following the success of my book, I was inundated with people asking me how to do it and what was my formula. I had never realised there were so many people who wanted to write a book, but of course, it should have been obvious! Writing a book is one of the greatest marketing tools you can have - it opens doors where otherwise they may have remained closed. It’s arguably the best business card you could have.
Since then, I’ve taught hundreds of people how to write their own bestsellers. I’ve held large conferences with all the big publishers; Wiley, Capstone, Penguin, Random House and held exclusive 2 day workshops helping people turn their book ideas into published reality. I’ve helped authors get publishing deals with Hay House, Wiley and Capstone and when I was knocked off my #1 slot, I was delighted as it was by someone I’d shared my formula with; Jamie Smart, author of #1 bestselling book, ‘Clarity'. I say this a little bit to impress you, but mostly to show you it’s possible.
There are 7 simple steps you need to take to turn your idea into a bestseller (of course, you need to write it too, but Step 4 can help you with that - and even help you find someone who can write it for you!):
1. Understand the mistakes first-time authors make - and learn how do avoid them!
2. Know how to find the right publisher for your topic / industry
3. Understand the difference between traditional publishing, self-publishing or hybrid - and which one is right for you?
4. Finding editors, ghost writers, agents and collaborators
5. Nail your book idea so publishers say ‘yes!'
6. Getting your book to #1
7. Creating a platform that turns your book into a bestseller
If you want to learn more then check out my 'How to Write a Bestseller' online course.
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