Story and photo by Janette Turner
How do you become a bestselling author? According to Edmonds resident and bestselling writer, Mark Matteson, “You have to be a missionary for your book.” Matteson, author of the bestselling books Freedom From Fear and A Simple Choice, gave that advice at this week’s Best Seller Publishing Institute seminar in Bellevue.
“The first sale is to yourself,” said Patrick Snow, book publishing coach and leader of BSPI. And then you must “commit the rest of your life to sell your book” to others. Snow shared those tips along with a checklist to create a world-class book.
Participant Andy Fracica, author of “Navigating the Marketing Maze,” traveled from Fort Wayne, Indiana, to attend BSPI. “My book is about building your business without breaking your budget,” said Fracica. “One of the chapters is about setting audacious goals and I made the commitment to come out here to learn how to market my book as a best seller.” With a published hardcover in hand and the tips he learned at the workshop, Fracica is on his way.
To find out more about BSPI and their next event on Dec. 10, see here.