Lisa Jacobson

5 Things I’d Definitely Do If I Wanted to Write a Best-Selling Book

5 Things I’d Definitely Do If I Wanted to Write a Best-Selling Book

If I remember correctly, it all began with a phone call.

A friend calling to tell us about another friend’s story. Felt like a long-shot, to be quite truthful. “Just hear him out – that’s all I’m asking,” our friend insisted.

It was a good story alright. Even ending up on the New York Times Best-Seller list for months on end. A first-time author and an unknown name. Not necessarily the typical experience, I grant you, but why not?

Yes, why not.

If you’re wondering if you have a best-selling book in you as well? And interested in getting it traditionally published?

Here are 5 things I’d definitely do if I wanted to write a best-selling book.

5 Things I’d Never Do If I Wanted to Write a Best-Selling Book

5 Things I’d Never Do If I Wanted to Write a Best-Selling Book

We’ve been married 20 years now and have remained in Christian publishing ever since. Marketing, editing, agenting, writing: we enjoy anything that has to do with books. And, yes, we still talk about these things – and each other – as passionately as ever.

So maybe you’re writing a beautiful or incredibly interesting book of your own. One that you think just might be a best-seller. If you are? Here are a few things I would never do.

The End.

The End.