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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 17 – The Pete Rose Effect and Outliers

The Pete Rose effect

On this week’s episode, Zach and J. discuss the Pete Rose effect, the danger of basing your expectations on outliers, and more:

  • Zach’s one year anniversary of becoming a full-time writer
  • A fun new approach to choosing bonus episodes on the Patreon
  • Amazon launches Prime Reading in China with over 500 Kindle titles
  • The Indie Author Support Network launches with a goal to unite indie authors and facilitate discussions around problems indies have with companies like Amazon
  • Why Mark avoids large Facebook groups
  • Amazon limits reviews on A Higher Loyalty to verified purchases, continuing a trend of special treatment for controversial political books
  • The Pete Rose effect and confirmation bias
  • Outliers in the publishing industry and the dangers of basing your strategies or expectations on their success
  • Why authors rarely make great screenplay writers
  • How this bias can damage your author career when left unchecked
  • What you can do to overcome your confirmation bias
  • What you should base your strategies and expectations on if you want to build a successful author career

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

News Links:

Special Treatment For Controversy

https://gizmodo.com/only-verified-buyers-can-review-james-comeys-book-on-am-1825453226/amp

Chinese Readocracy

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/04/19/prime-reading-launches-in-china/

Come Together, Right Now, Indie Authors

https://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2018/04/22/giving-a-voice-to-indies/

Other Links:

Confirmation Bias – https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-a-confirmation-bias-2795024

Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts by Ryan Holiday – http://books2read.com/u/3yZq1Z

Authors on a Train – http://www.authorsonatrain.com

Sell More Books Show Summit – http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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