Chandler Bolt is the CEO of Self-Publishing School & He has been featured in Forbes 30 Under 30, and at one time, he was a broke college dropout that became a multi million dollar business owner in 18 months. Chandler is the author of 7 bestselling books, including his most recent book titled “Published.” Self Publishing School was an INC 5000 company the last 3 years in a row, as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the US.

In this episode of 365 Driven, Chandler breaks down everything you need to know to get started writing a best-selling book. Even if you think these lessons might not apply to you, Chandler explains that writing a book is one of the most valuable things you can do to build an impact and establish yourself as an expert in your field. If getting started sounds overwhelming, Chandler very simply breaks down just how anyone can get started with the writing process, as well as the do’s and don’ts of publishing a book.

Quote from the episode:

“If you’re thinking about starting a business, sell then build. Until you have revenue, you don’t have a business, you have a business idea.”

Key highlights:

  • Chandler’s story of dropping out of college and continuing to get educated
  • What led Chandler to start a publishing company
  • It someone keeps coming for you for a thing, that might be what you should start a business around
  • How Tony used his audience to get an idea for a business
  • Chander’s failure of a business and how that led to a successful business
  • How to build a business before you launch
  • The difference between cash flow positive, neutral, and negative
  • The riches are in the niches- be specific in who you are helping, then expand later
  • A book is one of the most valuable things you can do to build an impact
  • Mistakes authors make when writing a book
  • Chandler’s two rules for publishing
  • What doesn’t matter when you’re getting started on your book
  • The M.O.R.E. writing method
  • Chandler’s opinion of ghost writing
  • Should we judge a book by its cover?
  • Tips for marketing- why you need to market your book
  • Do you need a website?
  • How to get people to review your book
  • How to get a free copy of Chander’s new book

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