Waylon H. Lewis, author of Things I would like to do with You, shares what he's learned the hard way about how to fund, publish, print & sell a book eco-responsibly, independently & very, very profitably.
WRITING YOUR BOOK.
The tools you need to start—and finish—your book. Before you put your first word down on paper, we'll help you answer: why are you writing? How can it connect? Can this be my living? Where's my voice? Who's my community? Enjoy a wealth of tools, community, writing exercises and tips to get you from here to there.
PUBLISHING YOUR BOOK.
How successful, independent publishing works. If you want your story told, we'll teach you how to do it with full control, expert advice, and huge profits per sale. Understand the different pieces of publishing a book, from choosing a printer to creating a cover design to independent distribution.
SELLING THE HELL OUT OF YOUR BOOK.
Building an audience & promoting your book—organically. Serialize. Crowdfund. Book tour. Eco shipping. Learn how to reach as many readers as possible without being used by Amazon—and take home 95% of the profits from your work, instead of 5-10%.
90% instead of 10%. Say that outloud, twice.
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StartDon’t write the book you think you want to write.
StartGenuine Connection & Emotionalism: finding the Middle Way. (3:29)
StartHow to Write a Story: Arc & Accessibility. (4:35)
StartHow not to Bore your Readers. Plus, 10 Basic Tips. (4:45)
StartAdvice from Award-winning Author Ada Calhoun. (5:19)
StartAda Calhoun: How do you know when you've Found your Voice? (2:32)
Waylon Lewis, founder of Elephant Journal & host of videos, podcasts, and events in Walk the Talk Show, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat.” Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green twice, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword’s Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by “Greatist”, Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: “the mindful life” beyond the choir & to all those who didn’t know they gave a care. His first book, Things I would like to do with You, examines modern relationships from a Buddhist point of view.