So, you want to increase your readership, sell more books and grow your author platform?

Here’s what you need to do:

Read and write every day.


There is no secret to success as an author. It’s a pretty simple process. Definitely not easy – but simple.

The writing is important because, well, that’s you work. Without doing the work, you can’t get paid or accomplish anything.

Schedule your writing time in your calendar. Do at least 15 minutes a day. Build the habits of success one step at a time.

As soon as one book is done, move on to the next. Constantly be creating. Breaks and vacations are for people who hate their work. If you love writing, do it every day. If you don’t love it, you should probably find something you love to do and do that instead.



The reading is important because you have to feed your mind with new ideas and constantly learn more to become the best in your field. Only the top (most committed and dedicated, not the most talented) authors get paid well.

The rest have a big list of excuses. In their head, of course (they’re too busy to write it down).

Here’s what you should read:

1. You Can’t Cheat Success! How The Little Things You Think Aren’t Important Are The Most Important of All

2. Systemize, Automate, Delegate: How to Grow a Business While Traveling, on Vacation and Taking Time Off

3. Kindle Success Stories: How Average People Like You Are Earning a Fortune Self-Publishing Kindle Ebooks

4. Rules of the Rich: 28 Proven Strategies for Creating a Healthy, Wealthy and Happy Life and Escaping the Rat Race Once and For All

5. Secrets of the Six Figure Author: Mastering the Inner Game of Writing, Publishing and Marketing Books

6. The Kindle Writing Bible: How To Write A Bestselling Nonfiction Book From Start To Finish

7. The Book Marketing Bible: 39 Proven Ways to Build Your Author Platform and Promote Your Books On a Budget

8. The Kindle Publishing Bible: How To Sell More Kindle Ebooks on Amazon 

9. Schedule Your Success: How to Master the One Key Habit That Will Transform Every Area of Your Life

10. 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love

11. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

12. Why Authors Fail: 17 Mistakes Self-Published Authors Make That Sabotage Their Success

13. On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft

14. Speed Reading for Dummies

15. Rich Dad Poor Dad

16. Making Ideas Happen

17. The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated

18. 80/20 Sales and Marketing: The Definitive Guide to Working Less and Making More

Bought all those books and still want to learn more about writing, publishing and marketing your books?

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