As a computer science student, he started writing science fiction in his twenties. He who loved everything about science had a devoted following of people who loved science. His bestseller began as a series of blog posts on his website. The story revolves around a guy stuck on Mars. With extensive research into conditions on Mars, orbital mechanics, and space flight, Weir’s astonishing level of detail captured the attention of sci-fi fans. On repeated requests from his followers, Weir decided to compile all the blogs, self-published them and sold them on Amazon. From then on, it was stuff that dreams are made of. The Martian ended up on top of the New York Times bestseller list and even got adapted into a Matt Damon movie directed by Ridley Scott.
Back in the day if you wrote a book, your best chance to get it published was through an agent. You could always send it to the publisher directly, but at the risk of losing it amongst numerous other manuscripts vying for their attention. But if you were going through an agent, the chances of ending up with a contract were brighter because publishers trust agents to vet the proposals. This entire process spans several months and the rates of rejection are staggeringly high. Again, once published, the author doesn’t really get to know if his story reached the intended audience.
It is interesting to note that many new-age authors are finding this connection while choosing not to go through the grueling processes of traditional publishing. All you need is a significant presence on social media like Facebook or Instagram or even YouTube. Your followers on these media are your perfect audience allowing you to engage in precise target marketing. Giving away your book to your followers will ensure that your work is received by the intended audience as opposed to languishing on the shelves of a retailer. Remember, had it not been for Andy Weir’s followers, The Martian wouldn’t have seen the light of the day. Your followers may also goad you to do something extraordinary!
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