Book publishing and writing

From self-publishing to traditional publishing, these articles have you covered. I’ve sold over 70,000 self-published books in several languages, and landed a 6-figure traditional publishing deal. I want the same for you.

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How I got a 6-figure book deal

I’ve done quite a bit of self-publishing (70,000+ sales across four books) but I knew zero about how the traditional side worked…

Write good

Word length, grammar, typeface, first person, who cares? It’s like debating shades of white in a paint store: it really doesn’t matter at the end of the day.

Cracking the best-seller list

I want you to make things because you want to make things. Because they should exist in the world, but don’t yet. Because you actually, really, honestly fucking enjoy creating them. And yes, partly because you like making money and feeling accomplished (who doesn’t?), but also because your voice should be heard. Not the voice of how you reached some bullshit milestone, but the voice of you sharing what you know with the world.

I’m giving notice

Noticing means we’re open to exploring ideas. Noticing means we’re paying attention without bias. And amazing things can happen when we do.

Marketing tools for any self-published book

Marketing your self-published book involves a lot of focused work, typically as much work as it took to write the book in the first place.

How to cultivate a writing routine when you run a business

How do you create consistent content that you don’t get paid to do? You have a business to run!

The common elements of good storytelling

My favourite activity while I lived in Tofino, BC was attending my artist friend, Roy Henry Vickers’ storytellings.

Create an engaging blog for your product

If you’re launching a company or product, congratulations, you’re now also a content creator—or you should be.

I wrote an article no one wanted

I wrote an article. No, not this one, a different one (that’d be too meta).

Self-publishing battle royale

This is what I’ve learned, having now self-published five books.

How to dominate at blogging

I was curious today what the “big guns” of Internet marketing tell their audience to do, in order to be successful. I’ve been accused of being an “Internet marketer” before, so I needed to know more about what I was supposedly peddling.