James Altucher

From James Altucher, editor, The Altucher Report: Andy Weir first published The Martian as a serial—released one chapter at a time—on his website. He had only a few thousand readers.

He started writing and researching it in 2009. After everyone rejected it, he published the book himself in 2011. (It was his first published book, but he’d been writing for years. That’s how it goes…)

The book became so popular—selling 35,000 copies in three months—Random House bought it. It republished the book in 2014. It quickly landed on every best-seller list.

Ridley Scott then scooped up the movie rights. Matt Damon is now starring in the film. (It opened last weekend to $55 million at the box office.)

Very exciting!

I called Andy and asked to interview him for my podcast. He was very kind and agreed. I also asked him for writing tips.

(I said it would be for my listeners… But really, I was asking for my own personal benefit.)

I’m going to spoil the show, but I hope you’ll listen anyway. Here are Andy’s three tips:

  1. It’s easy to daydream about your story, but you have to sit down and write.
  2. Resist the urge to tell your story to your friends and family.
  3. This is the best time in history to be a writer. Today, you can bypass the gatekeepers.

In the podcast, Andy reveals the full details that took him from self-published to six figures. Click here to access it for free.

Reeves’ Note: Andy’s not the only one who took an unconventional road to success. James turned $2,000 into $10 million… from his kitchen table… in only nine months. He’s agreed to share his approach for the first time ever. Click here to learn how it works.