Book Author Question: What key experience is required to become a bestselling author?
John Kremer’s Book Marketing Answer: The key experience required of anyone who wants to become a bestselling author is to read. Read other authors. Read the top books in your genre or field. Read and read some more. And, of course, buy books!
As Ernie Zelinski recently wrote in the Book Marketing Success Stories Facebook group:
I'm amazed by the number of people I have encountered who want to be bestselling authors and don't read other people's books.
When I discover a bestselling book in the areas that I write in, I promptly buy the book to see what makes the book so successful.
And no, I will not take it out of the library. That's for losers. If you won't buy other people's books, why would you expect other people to buy your book?
My advice: Read the best books. Buy the best books. Encourage other people to buy and read the best books. And make sure your book is one of those best books.
In Ernie’s post in the Book Marketing Success Stories Facebook group, he started by showcasing two books he bought in the early 1970s that got him on the right track in life: The Lazy Man’s Way to Riches by Joe Karbo and The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment by Thaddeus Golas.
As it turns out, those were two books I bought and read as well back in the 1970s.
And, as you can see, those two books inspired one of Ernie’s own books, The Lazy Person's Guide to Success : Financial Independence and Personal Freedom Too!
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