Going North Podcast
216 – “The Write Way” with Amy Collins (@NewShelvesBooks)
Jan 20, 2020 · 41 min
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Don’t assume that you will be a successful author without time, talent and or money.

Today’s featured USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author is publishing industry expert, Amy Collins. Amy and I talk about what it takes to become a successful author and more!!!

 

Key Takeaways:

Over 1.3 million new books came out in 2018.

4 million ISBN numbers have been generated in 2018.

No book has become a bestselling book without some kind of help.

No one is exempt from the hustle requirement when it comes to marketing and selling your books.

Constantly get the word out about your book consistently.

Time, money and or talent are a must with writing. Any 2 of these with daily consistent effort can help you become a successful author.

Have a good growing relationship with your readers and be willing to grow your readership.

People who call themselves lazy are just really afraid.

Don’t wait for the perfect moment to ask for what you want.

Ask or make an offer at least once a day.

Seek to become a successful author and not just a bestselling author.

“Being afraid is not an unusual thing. We all have fears.”

“Do not build your team based on who you like. Build your team based on what you need.”

“Don’t say yes to things unthinkingly.”

 

Amy’s Site: https://www.newshelves.com/

Amy’s Books: https://www.amazon.com/Amy-Collins/e/B001K8G8KW/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

The opening track is titled "New Perspective" by the magnanimous chill-hop master, Marcus D (@marcusd). Be sure to visit his site and support his craft. http://marcusd.net/album/secret-bosses-unreleased-retrod-beats

 

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