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).
Bought all those books and still want to learn more about writing, publishing and marketing your books?
Subscribe to the Publishing Profits Podcast show and listen while you’re in the car, doing errands, working out, and traveling. Whenever you can, you should always be learning more if you want to become a highly paid author.
Tom Corson-Knowles is the founder of TCK Publishing, and the bestselling author of 27 books including Secrets of the Six-Figure author. He is also the host of the Publishing Profits Podcast show where we interview successful authors and publishing industry experts to share their tips for creating a successful writing career.