Season 6, Episode 13: How To Win With Your First Book [Podcast]

My Best Advice For New Authors

Welcome to Season 6, Episode 13 of the This Is Your Life podcast. If you’re an aspiring author, you’re going to love this episode. Why? Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to win with your first book.

Episode 13

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, counselor, pastor, or pundit, writing a book is one of those bucket-list items, isn’t it? But navigating the publishing world is like exploring a new country. You need a guide, and today I want to share my best advice for new authors.

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Insights I learned from over thirty-five years in the publishing business.
  • Why getting started in publishing means getting educated in the trade.
  • A trick one of the best-selling authors of all time uses to stay on his game.
  • What you need to do to ensure you can hook an agent, ink a deal, and create visibility for your book.
  • One tactic you can employ to drive crazy subscriptions to your email list.
  • How to decide between self-publishing and traditional publishing.

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You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here, courtesy of Ginger Schell, a professional transcriptionist, who does all my transcriptions.

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Question: Do you have a book in you? What is it? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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About Us

Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. Recognized by magazines like Forbes and Inc as an important online marketing and leadership expert, he’s also the founder of Platform University and 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. Read more about him here.

Michele Cushatt is a popular speaker and author. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog. She’s a three-time cancer survivor with a powerful, personal story. Listen to it here or read about it in her memoir, Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Imperfect Life.

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