On episode 102 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Mark Messick, a 16-year-old self-publishing prodigy. We discussed:
when and why he decided to become an author;
the amazing cover of his book Stupid on Purpose;
his new venture: Book Sales Doctor;
some of the biggest mistakes he sees self-published authors make;
his best tips for writing your book synopsis/marketing copy.
Plus, on Today in Writing, a $2.2 million Bible.
About our guest:
When I was 10 years-old I decided that I was going to become a bestselling author.
Whatever it took, I didn't care. I would do anything. But I would become a bestselling author.
Over the next 6 years I fought tooth-and-nail to fulfill that dream. I worked my butt off every single day. I never gave up on my dream, regardless of how insane it seemed. I was stubborn. I would work for 6, 8, even 10 hours a day. Writing, marketing, researching...day after day after day.
And now, finally, all of my hard work has paid off.
I'm 16 years-old. And I'm