Hit Movie “The Martian” Started as a Series of Blogs!

Matt Damon starring in The Martian.

Matt Damon starring in The Martian.

Many of you are familiar with the hit movie The Martian, starring Matt Damon. But did you know that this best-selling, sci-fi novel was a self-published work that began as a series of chapters on now well-known author Andy Weir’s personal blog?  [A task, by the way, that we here at Epiphany have been encouraging and requiring our authors to do since we began.]

Anyway, back to our story. At a certain point, Weir decided to put the book on Amazon for free, but then chose to make a change and charge a retail price of $0.99. And that was the ticket. For more on his story, click here.

Blogging may seem like a strange tool when all you want to do is write your book and make your millions, but the story of Weir is something every self-published author should study.

The point in this blog, however, is this—if you have a book that you have written, or if there is a book in your brain that you wish to write, the bottom line is, you are going to need to get your name and your story out there. And a blog is a great way to do that.

The fact is, when your book is finished, you will not only want you will need buyers. As you well know, the competition out there in book land is fierce. Just spend a few moments scrolling through Amazon on any given day and you can begin to see the plethora of titles just waiting to be discovered. You don’t want to be one of those, and you don’t want a box (or boxes) of books sitting in your home office with no one asking to buy them.

Free eBook on Blogging!

Free eBook on Blogging!

Our free e-book, that we created specifically for those of you interested in writing your book, or getting the word out about it, is geared toward getting you blogging.

We hope you’ll download it today and begin finding a voice for your thoughts and ideas while testing out your content and growing your audience.

The world is waiting to hear from you, why make them wait any longer.

:) – Your Friends at Epiphany

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