How I Got a Book Deal with Hay House when I had ZERO Followers 🔑
And major keys I learned along the way
What’s up, friends? It’s me, James from @wordsarevibrations.
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For today, I have an exciting new episode of my podcast, Homesick Alien Club, to share with you…
Someone on Instagram asked for my best manifestation story. This is it.
In 2017, I published my first book, Sh#t Your Ego Says, with Hay House. At the time, I had no audience or marketing platform whatsoever. I probably had a couple hundred Instagram followers, all of whom were friends and family. I had yet to make a single meme. I was a complete unknown.
So how was I able to sign a book deal with one of the most famous self-help publishers? Honestly, it was an adventure. There’s no template. You can’t get there by following someone else’s path. My story involves taking risks, moving across the country, becoming homeless, and eventually finding a way that was fully and authentically mine.
In the newest episode of Homesick Alien Club, I share the complete, uncut story of how the book and book deal for Sh#t Your Ego Says happened, while sharing some major keys 🔑🔑🔑 I learned along the way,
This episode is a must-listen for anyone who wants to be a writer or build a personal brand. Please take a minute to listen, subscribe to my podcast, and leave a review.
That’s not all! A couple more exciting updates…
New book available:
My new book, How to Laugh in Ironic Amusement During Your Existential Crisis, will be available in a couple short weeks. The book attempts to deal with the current events of the world head on, in a way that is both hopeful and hilarious. It’s also the first ever collection of memes + poetry. You can preorder the book now.
New merch + apparel:
In advance of my book launch, my publisher just released a new line of merch, designed by me. Pick up yours today while you preorder the book.
Thanks y’all. Much love 💜