Sunday, April 10, 2022

Authors, Do You Possess These 6 Things To Succeed?


Authors need many skills and traits to succeed. Some come with their DNA, others are learned and practiced. Here are six things that I believe talented writers will need in order to succeed as published authors.  

1. Curiosity

Everything begins with a question, a desire, and a need to know. If one doesn’t question things and look to make them better, what will drive them?   

2. Optimism

Attitude trumps aptitude. Confidence, conviction, and optimism are tremendous currencies to get what you want.  

3. Momentum

You need to be able to initiate actions, not just react to things. You have to dig within you to be moved to act.  

4. Support

The help and direction from family, friends, and coaches can get you through anything in life, including book marketing.  

5. Rest

Yes, book marketing is not just about skills, connections, knowledge, experience, creativity, and timing -- it is about getting proper rest, diet, and exercise to help you function at your maximum, so take care of yourself!  

6. Rewards/Fun

We all need a pay-off for being hard-working, goal-oriented, detailed, focused individuals. Incentives drive us to take risks, work longer, and act creatively.  

Are you lacking in one or more of these areas? Well, it is time to address where you fall short and correct course. Start now. 

Please Contact Me For Help

Brian Feinblum, the founder of this award-winning blog, can be reached at He is available to help authors promote their story, sell their book, and grow their brand. He has 30 years of experience in successfully helping thousands of authors in all genres.


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About Brian Feinblum

Brian Feinblum should be followed on Twitter @theprexpert. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2022. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This blog, with over 4,000 posts over the past decade, was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by as a "best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book publicity firm, and two jobs at two independent presses, Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres, right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Susan RoAne, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America, and has spoken at ASJA, IBPA, Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, Newsday, The Journal News (Westchester) and The Washington Post. He has been featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald. For more information, please consult: 


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