I have worked with authors for more than three decades. Based on my observations, here are 7 characteristics that separate the highly successful ones from the others.
If we must choose between old books and new ones, we should always select an old one. C.S. Lewis provides three reasons why.
The launch of Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy’s new book Living Forward has been massive. Thanks to you, we hit several bestseller lists out of the gate and made a major impact in the marketplace. Our marketing team built out a launch plan over a year ago and spent countless hours refining and executing it […]
When I conducted my most recent reader survey, almost half of you said that you one day hoped to write a book. So let me ask you a question: When will that day come? Whether you’re a business leader, speaker, blogger, pastor, or podcaster, if you’ve got a book in you, there’s never been a […]
Let’s say you’ve always wanted to write a book. What would you do if a publisher made you an offer today? What if a deal was waiting in your inbox right now? The truth is you’ll probably have an agent who can help walk you through all the fine points. But with or without an […]
The hardest thing about writing a book is writing a book. I bet you know what I’m talking about. A 500-word blog post is one thing, but a 50,000-word manuscript? Writing a book can feel like a daunting task. I once heard an author compare it to an ant crossing the interstate. It can be […]
If you’ve always dreamed of writing a book, I have good news. You’re living at the very best moment in history to have the impact your message deserves. But you have your doubts, right? Maybe you’ve heard the statistics on how many books get automatically rejected by agents and publishers. Maybe you’ve already been rejected. […]
The reaction to my free video series, Breaking the Publishing Code, has been phenomenal. We knew the message would resonate. But, we had no idea that nearly 15,000 people just like you would raise their hand and say, “I want to get published and have more impact than ever before!” Just like these 15,000 people, […]
I’ve been in book publishing my entire professional life—more than thirty years now. And I’ve worked at practically every level of the industry, from grunt to CEO. I’ve done marketing, sales, and editorial. I’ve even typeset books and represented authors—not to mention being a bestselling author myself. You cannot believe the number of changes I’ve […]
Eighty percent of people think they have a book inside them. I bet you’re one. But the idea of getting published can feel overwhelming. Where do you even begin? Nothing makes an impact, creates authority, and opens doors like a book. But the publishing world seems so intimidating, full of unspoken rules, procedures, and expectations. […]
If you’re an author, you know it’s as much about marketing today as it is about writing a good book. If you are an aspiring author, you’re about to learn this lesson—perhaps the hard way. Whether you self-publish or publish through a traditional publisher, YOU have to drive the marketing engine. You can’t afford to […]
I’m not sure if you noticed, but something amazing just happened in the world of publishing. And I think it’s a sign we all could benefit from noticing. When book designer Adam Lewis Greene decided to create a better Bible, he didn’t do it the way most publishers do. He didn’t commission a new translation. […]