Ep. 101: Sharing Your Story in a Book
Welcome back, storytellers! We're coming in hot with season 7 of The Storytelling Lab with an incredible episode line-up and can't wait for you to start listening. On this episode of The Storytelling Lab, Rain talks all things taking your story to the pages... that's right, writing a book! Rain is currently in the final stages of the self-publishing process and wants to give you all the tips and tricks he's learned along the way.
In early 2019, I started writing my first book based on the thoughts, ideas, and experiences I had telling stories through video for 15 years.
My plan to launch this book was set and I naively thought I'd be done in 3 months.
But that was okay because I learned a lot more during that time and each month that passed the book actually got better. I talked to publishers, literary agents, editors, and publicists to learn all I could about the process.
I planned to self publish it in the Spring of 2020, but it still wasn’t finished. I kept working. Finally, later that year, I got 90% done and started interviewing editors.
Most were too expensive, even though I found some great fits. I looked into hybrid publishing but it was way too expensive.
Then, I found the PERFECT editor. All the ability and at a rate I couldn't believe.
I was finally moving forward. Until I never heard from him again. Completely ghosted.
So I decided to bank on who and what I can rely on -- ME and my TEAM.
And we're bringing it to you on November 2nd.
I couldn't be happier and the timing couldn't be more right.
Okay so a third party I rely on to make my work great is you. Your feedback is always helpful and so today I’m going to ask for it.
Which of these covers do you like and why?
Would it make you want to open the book and read the first page?
Feel free to ask me any questions about the cover or the writing/publishing process.
Because chances are, you might’ve thought about writing a book, too. It is, in fact, a great way to tell your story and share your ideas with the world. Especially if you have a business where you are helping people achieve their goals. A book is a tool. To teach and to learn.
I broke down my whole process, and all that I’ve learned along the way in this podcast this week. We are back for Season 7 (this is our 101st episode, baby!) and all this season we are talking about how to tell your stories in different formats, mediums, and platforms.
We talk a lot on the show about how to be bold enough to share your stories.
Now we are going to talk about how to execute them.
No more theory. Down to the nitty gritty.
In this episode of The Storytelling Lab, I talk about how you can take your idea for a book, put the pen to paper, and bring it to your people.
Listen at the link above.
Peace and Love,
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