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Hugh Howey Interview on Writing and Self Publishing | Publishing Profits Podcast #5

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Hugh Howey was a yacht captain when he wrote his first book which was picked up by a small publisher. But he quickly realized that all the marketing resources and tools used by publishers can be used by self published authors as well. He started self publishing his own books, and in September, 2011, his novella Wool took off and became a huge success.

Hugh has sold more than 1.5 million books now, some of his books have been optioned for film, and he’s turned down multi-million dollar publishing contracts because as he says in the show, “I earn more self publishing.”

In this interview with Hugh Howey, he says focusing on writing the best books he can instead of writing query letters and chasing agents and publishers has been a big key to his success. He’s able to be more productive and focus on the most important part of being an author — writing. He doesn’t “try to get strangers to read my work.” Instead, he just focuses on writing as much as he can and responding to every reader email, comment and question.

Grab your notebook and pen and get ready to take notes, because you’re about to learn how to make some serious Publishing Profits.

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Holly Komp says:

Thank you for the information! 

rick d says:

He looks like Kevin Costner! Great video. Thanks for the info. So helpful. 

E. Latimer says:

Great interview! That was super helpful! :)

johnmonk66 says:

I don’t think he is replying to emails anymore, I have not got a response
in a month since I emailed him. I think he is getting too big now. Once you
sell movie rights, you are too big to talk to new fans. Nevermind that i
have everything he has ever written, and original copies of them all.

johnmonk66 says:

when will we see high on real tv?

Rubbina Z says:

Great interview and interviewer. Thank you.

ElectronAlley says:

Thanks for the interview. It was well worth the time. FYI, I found my way
to your video via this month’s KDP Newsletter and the feature in it about
Hugh Howey.

Tony Rogers Jr says:

great show

Dennis Hester says:

Tom, thanks for interviewing Hugh Howey. It was one of the most insightful
interviews on becoming a successful author that I’ve ever heard. There
were many “take away” points that were instructive and challenging. Thanks
again for posting this interview and introducing me to Hugh Howey.

Mark McClure says:

Hugh’s a great guy to interview… no bs. Just his story. Thx

Mike Bryant says:

Great interview, a ton of good information.

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Tom Corson-Knowles says:
maxipad1 says:

Thank you for this!

Admiral Bolitho says:

A very informative interview. Thanks for posting.

seekup241 says:

Hugh Howey is a damn genius. Grabbed writing by the balls and made it
happen. 10 year plan!! haha most people don’t have a 10 day plan. Hugh’s
message spreads way beyond writing and we are lucky to have him as a
resource. Thank you for this interview.

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