I’ve been overwhelmed by the support I’ve received these past few months in relationship to the launch of The Book You Were Born to Write.

Good wishes, congratulations and positive feedback have been abundant.

But there’s one question that’s lingering in the air…a query many are wondering silently, and many more are actually asking me:

“Well…how is the book selling??”


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In this week’s video I’m preparing you to answer this question, since I promise you’ll be getting it a lot when your book makes it into the world!

You may be surprised by my answers.

In this video you’ll learn:

  • How sales metrics are tracked at traditional publishers
  • Why it’s best to wait 2-3 months before checking on book sales
  • The two metrics I’m tracking in the meantime (hint: these are more important to me than sales figures!)
  • And…drumroll please…whether I feel like I did a good job launching The Book You Were Born to Write!


Some of you have asked for a book launch debrief, and this video is bringing it right to ya!

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Kelly Notaras is the founder of kn literary arts and the author of THE BOOK YOU WERE BORN TO WRITE: Everything You Need to (Finally) Get Your Wisdom Onto the Page and Into the World, published by Hay House. An editor for 20 years, she’s worked at HarperCollins, Penguin, Hyperion and Sounds True. She speaks regularly at the Hay House Writer’s Workshops and offers consultation by appointment. Find out more about how she can help you with your book.