This is such phenomenal advice.

I will add that as I approach pub day on my first book, the work of PR to get it out there is massive.

I actually really like this part of the work, believe it or not.

And very shortly, I will sign with Penguin's speakers bureau.
I've never had a speaking agent before despite 10+ years of public speaking engagements.

I am prepared to sell the shit out of this book because I want it out to as many people as possible and because I believe in the work. I set out to write a legacy book with this one.
I love writing. Love it.

But/and I will add: the fact that I have been selling services online for 10+ years has helped a lot in the context of marketing.

I will sell this book six ways to Sunday in as many ways as possible because I've got that drive.
Speaking of which, did you preorder yet, and call your bookshop and library asking them to carry it? 😉

penguinrandomhouse.com/books/622818/b…
(Oh, one final thing: the second chunk of my advance got sunk entirely into hiring one of the best PR book agents out there. Because sales of the first book predict the second advance. So. It's an investment.)

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