Miral Sattar has always been an entrepreneur, launching various businesses since high school — from creating a successful blog for South Asian women to having a t-shirt line with fun slogans for South Asian women to launching her own iPhone case business (one of the businesses she wishes she held onto). “The hustle has always been in me,” the Queens, New York, native says. This passion was passed along to her from her dad, an immigrant from Pakistan who was a very successful entrepreneur and who actually questioned why Miral wanted to work from someone else after she received a degree in engineering from Columbia University.
Eventually, while working for Time she became intrigued by the book publishing industry while working on her thesis for her masters degree, and created a tool that would evolve into her first business as an entrepreneur, Bibliocrunch. Bibliocrunch is a platform that connects self-publishing authors with professionals they need to produce their book. Today the platform has more than 17,000 authors and more than 1200 professionals. More recently, Miral has also launched an education platform, learnselfpublishingfast.com.
On this episode, Miral talks to Support is Sexy podcast about what you need to know before you self publish, why 40% of Amazon’s bestseller list is made up of self-published authors, how to learn what you need to know fast and why books have become the new business card.
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On this episode you’ll learn:
- Important lessons Miral learned from her dad about entrepreneurship.
- What she makes sure she does before every launch.
- How self publishing has evolved in the past five years.
- Why some authors choose self publishing over traditional.
- Myths about self publishing.
- First three steps to take to self publish your book.
- The sweet spot as far as pricing for your self published book.
- The biggest mistakes self publishers make.
- Why that five-star review really matters and the best ways to get them.
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[Music: “Someone Else’s Memories” by Revolution Void]