Tue, 17 February 2015
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Tucker Max details his successful career as a book author in this episode. He also gives advice to aspiring authors and talks about his new business venture: Book in a Box. Tucker opens up in this interview, and you won’t want to miss it. Tucker has been sued about his blog, was initially rejected by the publishing industry and has even been cheap-shotted by Shane Battier during a pick-up basketball games. He talks about it all.
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Did you know that only 3 writers have ever had 3 books on the NY Times best-seller list at the same time? Tucker Max, Malcom Gladwell, and Michael Lewis are the only authors to have reached such a level of success.
Tucker pioneered the model of “owning your audience and controlling your book sales distribution” when he published his first best seller “I Hope they Serve Beer in Hell” in 2006. Back then, writing on the web for free was frowned upon by the publishing world. Now it’s the norm.
In 2015 everyone wants to write a book. Smart business people see the value of a book serving as a ‘calling card.’ Books can promote your business, help increase your public speaking rates, and even develop one’s authority in a business category – it’s never been this easy to write and publish.
We talk about why people should write books, the current state of self-publishing, Amazon, and even when and how Tucker was sued by Miss Vermont a few years ago.
What you can learn from this episode:
Links mentioned the conversation
• Book in a Box: http://bookinabox.com/
• Tuckermax.me (Tucker’s blog)
• All of Tucker Max’s books on Amazon
• Machinima; www.Machinima.com
• David Marquet’s Turn the Ship around: http://www.amazon.com/Turn-Ship-Around-Turning-Followers/dp/1591846404
• Ben Horowitz’s The Hard Thing about Hard Things: http://www.amazon.com/The-Hard-Thing-About-Things/dp/0062273205
• Bethany Motta: https://www.youtube.com/user/Macbarbie07
• Nir Eyal’s Hooked: http://www.nirandfar.com/hooked
• Adam Grant’s Give and Take: http://www.giveandtake.com