Originally Posted by Steve Pavlina
IMO creating a book for a niche audience defeats the purpose of working with a mass market publisher. Better off self-publishing in that situation.
Since this thread started with the idea of doing another book for Hay House, that was the context. However, I have no problem doing an ebook on a topic that may not appeal to a smaller number of people buy which could still be very impactful for its readers.
Right now, however, I'm thinking about what sort of book might be good for mass market distribution.
want to write a book next
Hay Houses' suggestion may be clouding your desires. And since you're antsy to connect with a mass audience, and it's worked before, you might be forcing it as a way of expression again.
Your desire--is to connect with more people and make a great impact. How do you want to do that
? Forget about what Hay House wants, and stop trying to model (or asking us to model) what messages "the masses" want. That's much
harder than you think.
How do you
want to connect with people next
? Design for that.
But the problem *could be* at a higher level than that; Or lower. The juice-feast detox may be killing your clarity.
Maybe you should wait on the problem.