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Here is a quick guide to self publishing your first book in 2019.

  1. “write the book.”
  2. Make sure your book is a concept that the world is missing.
  3. Call people and ask them to buy 10 – 100 copies.
  4. Turn your book into an advertisement.
  5. Tell readers what you want them to do, always.
  6. Study successful authors
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The Facebook (FB) chief operating officer and author of “Lean In” sold nearly 2.4 million shares of the social network’s stock last week at an average price of $38 per share, according to a regulatory filing.

 It amounts to about $91 million.
Checkout Sheryl Sandberg’s TED Talk on “Women Leaders” below:
Britain Book Sale

A first edition copy of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” that contains author J.K. Rowling’s notes and original illustrations fetched 150,000 pounds ($228,000) at a London auction on Tuesday.

Sotheby’s said the work, offered as part of a charity book sale jointly organized with the English PEN writers’ association, was sold to an anonymous bidder by telephone.

Rowling peppered the book with many personal annotations, including editorial decisions, comments on the process of writing and a note on how she came to create the game of Quidditch.

She also drew about two dozen illustrations in the copy, including a sleeping baby Harry on a door step and an Albus Dumbledore Chocolate Frog card.

As part of the fundraising event, Rowling and dozens of other best-selling authors were asked to “scribble second thoughts, marginalia or drawings” on a first-edition copy of one of their books.

A copy of Roald Dahl’s best-selling children’s book “Matilda” containing new drawings by illustrator Quentin Blake fetched 30,000 pounds ($45,500), while an annotated copy of Kazuo Ishiguro’s acclaimed novel “The Remains of the Day” was sold for 18,000 pounds ($27,300).

In all, the sale raised a total of 439,200 pounds ($666,310)

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E.L. James, the author of the wildly popular “50 Shades of Grey,” is riding high off the success of her erotic adult novel, pulling in a whopping $1.34 million a week from book sales.
The author has sold over 20 million books world wide, which she takes 7% of every $14 paperback sold and another 25% of every $10 ebook downloaded.
Entertainment Weekly took on the task of crunching the numbers and revealed that E.L. would be getting a $20 million check from her publisher come September.

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