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

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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