88: How To Write A Successful Book That People Will Actually Read and Get Published with Meghan Stevenson

by neeta bhushan


Have you always dreamed about writing a book but have no clue where to start? I know you have a message that you’re ready to share with the world — perhaps all you need is a little push to be brave enough to put it out there. When done right, publishing a book can be one of the most viable ways for entrepreneurs and coaches to reach success, but it does require putting in the work before you launch. As many of you know, my first book with a publishing house, That Sucked. Now What? is coming out in January 2023, and many of you have been asking me for tips on how to become an author. So, I’ve brought Meghan Stevenson to The Brave Table. Meghan has been by my side throughout this publishing journey. In this episode, she shares her in-depth knowledge on how to get published and write a book people will be excited to read!

Meghan has spent her entire career in traditional book publishing, starting as an editorial intern in 2004 at Simon & Schuster and ascending to associate editor at Penguin before launching her own business in 2012. She has worked on multiple New York Times bestsellers, including developing the idea for The Bro Code, which has sold over 400,000 copies. Since launching Meghan Stevenson Books, she has helped over 100 authors write book proposals, sell their ideas and publish books.

With a focus on prescriptive nonfiction, Meghan and her team help entrepreneurs and experts write book proposals that sell to major publishers. To date, she’s helped clients earn more than $2,000,000 in advances from major publishers. Recent deals include It’s Not About the Money by Tasha Cochran (Avery), How to Lose Weight for the Last Time by Dr. Katrina Ubell (GCP Balance) and We Should All Be Millionaires by Rachel Rodgers (Harper Leadership).

Here’s what we get into in this episode… 

– What is an author platform, and how to build one

– The number one mistake junior authors make

– A behind-the-scenes look at the publishing industry

– The difference between a traditional book deal and self-publishing

– How to start growing your audience

– And so much more

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If you loved this episode, make sure you check out… 

-Follow @neetabhushan & @thebravetable

– Meghan’s website at https://www.meghanstevenson.com/ and find her on Instagram @megstevenson

–  Episode 40: Being Brave in Putting Yourself out There, Even When Facing Rejection where I talk about pitching my book

Episode 42 with superstar marketing expert, Emily Hirsh

– Exploring your creativity in episode 38 with Amber Rae

P.S. Love, don’t forget that you can get your FREE That Sucked. Now What? Guidebook AND your 5-day Fly Forward Healing Practice when you order your copy of my new book!


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