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Think about it: buy the $8 book, let her buy the iced coffees, and you two can sit quietly reading somewhere. Followed by honest book reviewing and switching up favorites. What’s not to like?
I get bad reviews all the time. One star reviews are just as much a sign of passion for your work as five star reviews. And normally I never look at them. But this one I did. I picked it apart.
My good friend, Ryan Holiday wrote an excellent article recently, “Please don’t write any more books”. He’s correct also. Too many people now are writing books as “business cards”.
You can be Shakespeare and Melville and Philip Roth and rolled into one and it won’t mean a thing if you don’t have a great book idea. To every author I know, finding a great idea is the single hardest challenge of the job.