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Jamie McGuire

How to Succeed as a Self Published Fiction Author

Jamie McGuire the genius behind international, bestselling contemporary romance, Beautiful Disaster. Jamie’s first self-published bestseller was picked up by Atria Books in 2012, and movie rights to Beautiful Disaster were auctioned by Warner Bros. in 2013. She is paving the way for the New Adult genre with Beautiful Disaster’s followup novel, Walking Disaster, debuting at number one on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists as well. She also wrote the Providence series, Red Hill, A Beautiful Wedding,and Beautiful Oblivion, the first in the Maddox Brothers series, also a number one New York Times bestseller. For more information on Jamie, visit JamieMcGuire.com.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • What steps did Jamie take to go from selling 100 copies of her book in the first month to 30,000 copies the second month? (4:15)
  • What it's really like to have a major publishing deal (7:19)
  • How to strategize for growth (10:07)
  • How to handle reviews (16:42)
  • Tips for treating your creative work as a business (18:17)
  • Advice for someone who is a couple books into their career (20:27)


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