An amazing example of this is Andy Weir.

 

Weir initially failed to sell his first book, The Martian, so he began posting free chapters of it on his personal website.

Later, he put a 99-cent version on Kindle. By 2013, the book had become so popular that Weir received an offer from Crown Publishing to buy the book for $100,000.

You can purchase your copy here.

Weir built a two-decade career as a software engineer until the success of The Martian allowed him to live out his dream of writing full-time.  He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of such subjects as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He mixes a mean cocktail, and currently lives in California.

Examples of this sort of self-publishing success are countless. But the question for those seeking the same thing now is, how did these authors do it?

It’s all about the three P’s.

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