6 Books to Help Writers Finish the Year Strong

I love a good book. There are so many great books out there, and as writers, it’s hard to choose which ones to pick first. That’s why I created this list of 6 Books to Help Writers Finish the Year Strong! I want to help you achieve your ultimate potential as a writer, and these books will certainly send you on your way!

Without further adieu, here they are:

80/20 Sales and Marketing: The Definitive Guide to Working Less and Making More by Perry Marshall

Finding invisible profit centers in your books sounds fantastic, right? All writers would love to make more money, and this book teaches you how to market specifically for your product {ahem, book}.

Write. Publish. Repeat. By Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant and David Wright

This book shows how book sales are governed by business principles that haven’t changed in 50 years … and aren’t going to change anytime soon. Teaching you to frame your writing as a business, not just as an art.

How to Make a Living with Your Writing by Joanna Penn

Joanna also provides great tips on self-publishing in print, ebook, and audiobook. I love that she includes an overview of how she makes a living from her writing, so you know you can too!


The 8-Minute Writing Habit: Create a Consistent Writing Habit That Works With Your Busy Lifestyle by Monica Leonelle

The strategies mentioned in this book are specific and well-outlined. I also love that she begins the book with self-evaluation.

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Hal accounts for all lifestyles and schedules in this life-altering book! He recommends taking 60 minutes, in the morning, on activities that bring peace and clarity to your life.

Become an Idea Machine by Claudia Azula Altucher 

Creating ideas every day is amazing for your writing! It will open up the door to new book ideas, readers, and release you from the fear of failure because you know how to create new ideas all the time.

This is only a short list of books I recommend for the end of the year. If you’d like to see all of my favorite books, you can go here.

More Good Stuff…

Your prosperity begins and ends with what you think, say, and do–or in this case what you do, read, and listen to, so try these on for size:

~Prosperous Reading: How to Use Your Book to Market Your Book by Tim Grahl

~Prosperous App: I recommend Blinkist for consuming books in 10-15 minutes (it’s my new favorite app!).

~Prosperous Listening: The GSD Mode episode “How to Become a Successful Author” features yours truly!



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