Amanda Hocking’s story might strike some as a one-off or a product of luck, but it's not. Her success was a product of great writing and smart decision making. And since she was a self-published author, she got to call all the shots.
As an author, you might wonder why you'd need to build an email list. Short answer: email lists make things happen. But you need to engineer that by engaging, creating a platform for interaction, and building your tribe.
Of course, not every self-published author is going to hit the bestseller list. But, you have a better chance if you apply some of the lessons taught by those who have.
Writing and publishing a book is an important goal for many business people, but book writing isn’t for everyone. If you're thinking of writing a business or self-help book — or ANY book — you should establish answers to these four questions.
Reading — in addition to being plain fun — can make you a better (smarter, more informed, satisfied) person. That’s why successful people are often voracious readers.