I wonder if a book can have a life of its own. Let me explain where this thought came from:
In case you don’t know, the idea of writing my book came last year while I was going through difficult health issues due to a burnout (dizziness, extreme body weakness, lack of focus and concentration, even anxiety and panic attacks). The idea simply popped-up in my mind, filling me with a lot of energy and purpose. It gave me something to hang on during my recovery. So I followed this path, not exactly knowing where it will lead me. 🙂
About halfway through the writing process, I randomly chose a publishing date without knowing all the details about how to get there.
Strangely enough, I was able to publish it exactly the set due date … even if 1-2 weeks earlier I thought there was no chance!
So here it goes: the ebook launched the set date … achieving the #1 Amazon Bestseller status in 3 categories within the first 12 hours! Two days after was still there, plus #1 Hot New Releases in Resumes category.
I like how it took over the world, with readers in US, UK, France, Italy, Mexico, Australia and, of course, Canada! It even surpassed several times the well known Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and What Color Is Your Parachute? (job hunting & career).
See why I think a book has a life of its own?
It pushed me to write it, gave me the publishing date, helped me coordinate everything by that due date, and … it did its magic to become #1!
I’m still puzzled, trying to figure out how this happened, so I can repeat these results with my next books. Yep, I discover that I enjoy writing … although I was avoiding it as much as possible during the secondary school! 🙂
As you can see, I’m quite excited about how all this turned out. As I’m writing this message, the book still shows up the first on Amazon for keywords like introverts job search or introverts resume.
What’s next? I’m launching the paperback next week, at the same time with the free promotion for the ebook (to help it stay on top a little more).
My question for you:
What did you avoid in childhood? Would you like to give it a try at least now, when you have more power on what you can do with your life?
Please let me know your thoughts! I’m quite busy, but I’ll still enjoy hearing from you.
PS: Click here if you’d like to read the first two chapters of the ebook.