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The Book I Wrote in a Month, That Nearly Killed Me

Posted by: By Tom Woods | October 05, 2018

In 2009 I had a book on the financial crisis spend ten weeks on the New York Times bestseller list — and then never come out in paperback.

Evidently the hardback sold well enough that the publisher decided it wasn’t in a hurry to produce a paperback edition.
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I had written it in a month, since the publisher said mine had to be the first book on the crisis if I expected to get any traction.

A horrible ordeal.

But an amazing result.

Well, I’m happy to announce that a tenth-anniversary edition of Meltdown is about to be released…in paperback.

My publisher was so helpful to me: I did some good television, a ton of radio, and some print interviews, and I promoted the book at a whole bunch of events.

In general, though: publishers suck a lot of your revenue, and don’t do much for you (except prestige, which I grant).

That’s why I, and lots of other people, have turned to self-publishing: you get to keep a lot more of the moolah.

The one problem: there’s a learning curve, and a lot to keep straight: cover design, editing, interior, marketing, distribution, etc.

You can spend 500 years mastering it all, and then hating your whole project, or you can get a little help and enjoy your life.

Plus, the checklists and videos I’m recommending come with the right to resell them as your own product. Somebody in your audience (blog, social media, whatever) needs this and will thank you for it.

Seems like there should be a catch, but there isn’t.

Except that the price goes up by 60% at midnight.

Keep your sanity. Click this link:
https://www.happyearner.com/totherescue

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