OK. I need to get this out of me.
This was the first book in the last seven years that I finished in ONE SITTING! It took me one whole year and 63 books to be able to pull off this feat!
I no longer have to say, “Back in those days I could read books in one go!” I did this on Feb 21st!
I guess it also is partly because, Nathan’s narrative was simply fantastic!
Also, I wanted to start a post of mine with “OK”
This book talks about how writing and self-publishing would not necessarily have to be a stressor to your wallets. With the right mindset and strategies and marketing as shown in this book, it does seem to increase the probability of earning through self-publishing.
I expected this would talk about how to write a book and preach about how it’s fine to do so and all. But No. This is not that book. This book talks about everything other than writing.
Authority talks about taking something you are good at and making your knowledge earn money for you while you sleep. This book helps us understand writing, editing, marketing, contacting customers, launching, platforms to sell or host, compares different possibilities and gives a wholesome idea of how the process works and why (and more importantly, how) one should choose one option over another based on their needs.
What I really liked about the book: The title! Simple, and ingenious, and hands down cheeky!
I really liked the fact that this book had no unnecessary stuff, no digressions. Everything was to the point and definitely a value for money. The book talks about Convertkit, which was Nathan’s brainchild. What I loved was that he didn’t preach it. He spoke about other email service providers just as much. His strategy of marketing resembles a lot like Seth Godin’s mindset!
Oh my! All the tools he talks about! OMG! Gold! I know how to kickstart my project too now!
What I didn’t like about the book: I didn’t dislike anything in this book. But, (there’s always a but, but I don’t like to generalise though) the tools are mostly catered to the western world. Being an Indian, and a student who just graduated, these tools are definitely costly!
Authority is a book that anyone who has no clue about self-publishing their non-fiction or self-help book should read. The idea and mindsets are limited to non-fiction. But, there still is a lot of knowledge that could help fiction writers (like me) as well!
Definitely a worthy read!
Unless you’re curious to understand how self-publishing works, I don’t think it is for you. It’s pretty niche.
I Would Rate it:
So, here is a song for you.
More Power to you!