Hugh Howey on Self Publishing & Using Social Media


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Hugh Howey and Gary Scott on  Using Social Media

In 2011 while working at a book store, Hugh Howey typed out a short story “Wool”, during his lunch breaks.  Soon this publication was earning him over $100,000 a month on Amazon.

Hugh is a writer that every self publisher should meet and hear because his educational background has little to do with his writing and he only recently began selling his books.  His self publishing company is already exceeding a million sales.  Yet selling has not been his main goal.

Hugh’s story teaches us many lessons.   First he shows that you do not have to have a degree in literature to succeed in writing.   He dropped out of college and moved from job to job, being a Caribbean yacht captain, doing computer repair, roofing, and finally working in a small Appalachian town as a bookstore clerk.

This is inspiration… these earnings, but his love for writing and lifestyle tell an even more important tale.

Hugh Howey did this and created quite an amazing story you should hear.

You can quit the rat race and fulfill your dreams through writing.   Many don’t because they feel that writing somehow has something to do with education.  This is not true. Many writers have no literary background at all as this short video with Hugh Howey explains.  In 2011 while working at a book store, Hugh typed out a short story “Wool”, during his lunch breaks.  Soon this publication was earning him over $100,000 a month on Amazon.  You’ll see the great inspiration that can help you self publish from Hugh.

Hugh Howey… has sold over a million books at Amazon.  I took the offer of his great novel “Wool” free at Amazon.com.   I was hooked and ordered and read all his Sci Fi books. 

Hugh is really worth listening to.  His latest book Dust moved up to #7 on the New York Times best seller list!

You can learn more powerful lessons about self publishing from Hugh Howey at “Eight minutes and seven seconds that can change your life” and “Why Anyone Can Get into Self Publishing” and How much Work is Self Publishing and How to Get Ideas for Self Publishing