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The international bestselling hybrid author and crime novelist, Adam Croft, spoke with me from overseas about the processes, productivity hacks, and professionalism that have helped him become one of the most successful independently published authors in the world, and why writers need to develop a business mindset to do the same.
"Writing more books is going to earn you more money, and that should always be your priority.” – Adam Croft
Adam's previous career was as a freelance designer and editor, but his hard work and persistence over ten years have helped him become one of the biggest selling authors of the last decade.
How did Adam go on to sell close to two million books in over 120 countries in such a short time?
We'll dig into his inspiring story, including the stories behind his breakthrough worldwide bestseller Her Last Tomorrow, and his crime thriller Knight & Culverhouse series, which knocked J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child off the top spot in Canada only weeks after Her Last Tomorrow was also #1 in the same country.
His multiple bestsellers have also made him an authority on indie publishing, and he's been featured on BBC television, BBC Radio, the BBC World Service, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Bookseller and many other media outlets.
Adam now shares his unique expertise of the craft at The Indie Author Mindset where he offers to help "... authors cut through the overwhelming — and often conflicting — information that’s out there [with] solid help and information."
And Adam was kind enough to drop some of that wisdom here for you today. Stay tuned for Part Two of this series for a promo code just for Writer Files listeners!Please help us learn more about you by completing this short 7-question survey
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If you’re a fan of The Writer Files, please click subscribe to automatically see new interviews.In Part One of this file Adam Croft and I discussed:
- The nine book "overnight success"
- How Adam's past life as a freelancer and small business owner helped him in self-publishing
- The three facets of a successful indie author mindset
- Why the author's not interested in chasing the latest gold rush
- And what it's like to outsell your heroes
- Words Matter by Wix
- Partners in Crime podcast
- The Indie Author Mindset on Facebook
- The Indie Author Mindset
- The Indie Author Mindset: How Changing Your Way of Thinking Can Transform Your Writing Career by Adam Croft [Amazon]
- Adam Croft Readers Group on Facebook
- Adam Croft on Twitter
- Kelton Reid on Twitter