Episode 301: Bestseller Balls

Show Notes

OMG it’s the 301st episode! Question: do you dream about getting onto the New York Times bestseller list? Don’t bother mate. Bestseller lists are balls—and if we write a book with the aim of getting onto such a list, our book ain’t gonna cut it. This week, Vicky and Joe take a peek into the world of bestseller status, rip it a new one, and natter about The Wheel of Time. Again.

 Key Points

  • [1:25] Vicky is thinking about changing the name of this podcast…again.
  • [2:10] Can you believe Vicky and Joe have been podcasting since 2015?
  • [5:35] Quick update on project dingle.
  • [6:15] Everyone wants to be a bestseller. Why!
  • [8:15] Don’t look at other people’s best sellers and assume it’s a good book.
  • [10:35] Just because you have a best seller doesn’t mean you’ve sold a lot of books, or made any money.
  • [13:05] Although sales might be great, you have to look at why you’re writing this book.
  • [16:30] Vicky will help you write the best book you can write, and have a book you’re really proud of.
  • [17:50] Marketing takes longer, but you’ll have a better and more targeted audience by the end of it.
  • [19:55] Want to write a book but don’t know how? Book a free call with Vicky!

    Mentioned in This Episode:

Creative book coaching


Power Hour

Boyhood, Childhood, Youth by Leo Tolstoy

The Great Hunt: Book Two of ‘The Wheel of Time’ by Robert Jordan

How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell 

Email Vicky about 1:1 coaching at: vicky@moxiebooks.co.uk

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About Vicky...

Vicky Fraser is the founder of Moxie Books and author of How The Hell Do You Write A Book and Business For Superheroes. She helps business owners write life-changing books, connect with readers and new customers, and grow their businesses. When she's not doing that, she's hanging from a trapeze by her feet.

About the Author Vicky Fraser