What if Nobody Buys my Book?

The writing and editing and design is done. I’ve spent months creating a book I can be proud of. And I’m ready to put it out into the world.

It’s all so exciting.


Until I start to wonder. What if nobody buys my book? Or worse, what if people buy it and hate it?

18 Steps to Own Your Life: Simple Powers for a Healthier, Happier You goes on sale next Tuesday, March 6 in the Kindle store. And it’s available now for pre-order at just 99 cents. The price goes up after launch day.

With launch right around the corner, it’s natural that these self-doubts and fears start to creep in.

Some of the Simple Powers I outline in the book help me through these negative thoughts. (This is my instruction manual for life, after all).

Another thing that helps?

The early feedback I’m receiving on the book.

Honestly, I am both honored and a little shocked at the advance feedback the book is getting from both professional reviewers and people who have signed up for my advance reader team.

I can’t link to it yet, but Readers’ Favorite has let me know that the book is getting a perfect 5-star review. Here’s a bit of what that reviewer has to say:

Keith McArthur’s 18 Steps to Own Your Life is one of the finest books in this genre I have ever read. From the first chapter, I knew this was going to be a new outlook on the self-help genre. You are told from the outset what you will learn from this guide and it didn’t disappoint me. You are encouraged to take the first of a ‘million tiny steps’ and with easy to follow bullet points, that make sense. This is the only guide you will need, not just to improve relationships and self-esteem but much much more. How can you connect with any person and build rapport? How do you change your limiting beliefs and destructive rituals? If you buy just one self-improvement guide this year then this is the one you should get. A fantastic insight into the mind, and you will be blown away by what you learn about yourself.

18 Steps to Own Your Life | 5-star-review

I’ve also received some amazing feedback from my advance reader team, people from around the world! Here are a few examples…

“This book reads like your best friend giving you the advice you need that doesn’t simply make you feel good, but inspires you to work along side them to make those small changes that make all the difference.” — Juanita Cox, Boston, Massachusetts

“A straight-to-the point, practical guide for living your best life.” — Beccy Harris, Wokingham, England

“Life-changing information that is clear and easy to understand and apply!” — Roslyn Brooks, Goochland, Virginia

“McArthur’s book contains all the elements to excel at joyful living.” — Mike Mather, Gold Coast, Australia

“Keith’s book holds true to its title—the steps are concise and effective, covering the pertinent elements for a healthier, happier you.” — Candace N. Bisram, Trinidad and Tobago

“18 Steps for Your Own Life has to be one of the most practical self-help books I’ve had the pleasure to read.” — Jo-Ann MacDonald, Sydney, Nova Scotia

With advance praise like this, you can’t go wrong with a 99 cent book. And you don’t need a Kindle to read; just download the Kindle app on any Android phone, iPhone or tablet.

If you pre-order, it’s a win-win. A great deal for you and really helpful for me. That’s because pre-sales let Amazon’s algorithm know this is a book worth recommending.

How can you help? Go out and buy a Kindle copy of the book before launch. Then leave a review of the book when it goes on sale next Tuesday.

I can’t wait to hear what you think!



  1. Good luck on the book launch. I’m sure that would be going through my mind if I ever managed to get a book out. From what it looks like though you’ll do great 🙂

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