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How To Write A Bestselling Book

Jan 25, 2013
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How To Write A Bestselling Book

Occasionally I’ll get an email that reads something like, “Congrats on your bestseller! How did you do it?”

As if I really have any fuckin’ clue!

I usually just send them over to this John Scalzi post, which seems about as clear-headed as you can get: “How to Build a New York Times Bestseller (or Maybe Not).”

If they want to know about the publishing business, I send them to Ted Weinstein’s workshops.

If they’re really interested in trying to manufacture non-fiction, I send them to Tim Ferriss:

I keep any “secrets” I’ve collected in the following tags:

But mostly, I just want to send them this:

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