How I Manifested A Bestselling Spirituality BookSep 28, 2021
This article contains the hidden secret to how I manifested a bestselling spirituality. book.
I’ve wanted to be an author since forever. Before I could write, my mom would write my stories down for me. As a kid, it was easy to finish those stories, because they were so short. But as an adult, I’ve started more novels than I care to count, and none of them are finished.
There’s something magical about writing though, something that lights me up inside, until, that is, the doubts kick in.
This story, the story of my bestselling book that lit up the internet in 2020 actually starts way back in 2011, when I started channeling God / Source. My boyfriend at the time, who’s now my husband, Phil asked me questions and we recorded the conversations. Phil spent hours (and hours and hours and hours!) transcribing them. Then, we put them in the basement and forgot all about them, never mind the fact that God told me to publish them. There was no way I was going to do that. I didn’t have the confidence in myself.
Fast forward to 2018 and Phil and I pulled those transcripts out of the basement. I started to follow what was written inside. Everything started changing for us. And I knew, deep inside my soul, that if I didn’t share this with the world, I’d regret it forever.
I had two problems, though. The first was that I was terrified, I mean completely petrified for my family and, quite frankly, anyone at all, to hear that I was channeling God. I was sure everyone would think I was crazy. This seemed like a big problem at first, but I figured out how to get past it. I decided not to share with anyone besides Phil while I was working on it. I made a promise to myself that I would tell my parents a week before I published it. That allowed me to stop focusing on the fear of what others would say and get to work.
My second problem was that I had no idea how to publish a book. I went to work on this problem by reading everything I could online about people who had published. I read a lot of blog articles. I read a few books. I watched a few videos. The more information I took in, the more I started forming a picture of what I wanted to do and how I would do it.
At this point, I still hadn’t done anything with the transcripts, besides reading them and using what was in them to start manifesting things into my life, like a huge raise for my husband and a few $5,000 checks that came completely out of nowhere. In other words, I wasn’t turning them into a book. But I was learning a lot about how other people turned words into books.
One thing I learned from all this research was that most people who self publish a book never sell more than 100 copies, and most don’t sell more than a handful to family and friends. Something like one percent of self published authors end up selling books, and most do it as a hobby.
Well, I wasn’t in it for a hobby. In 2018 my daughter was one and I was pregnant with my son. My husband hated his job, even though he’d gotten the raise I manifested. Every day going to work was a struggle for him, and I hated watching the life draining out of him, day after day. I decided I was going to turn these transcripts into a book that would change people’s lives by showing them how powerful they really are. My book would empower people to manifest the life of their dreams and to listen to their powerful inner guidance system. Then we would make enough money that my husband wouldn’t have to work anymore.
Buuuuut…I was pregnant and life got in the way. Plus, it wasn’t my job to save my husband. Everyone has to take responsibility for themselves in this life. And, I was scared. So, I kept using the words in these transcripts to manifest incremental upgrades in our lives. I forgot about turning it into a book and started writing fiction again.
Then one day I woke up and I knew that today was the day. Either I began the process of self publishing, still really not knowing how to do it despite all my research (because on the internet, everyone seems to have a different opinion about which way is the right way!). It was mid september 2019 and we were on a mini vacation at an indoor waterpark. My inner voice told me that changes were coming to the world (boy, was that an understatement!) in 2020 and my book had to be published by Jan 1, 2020 or it would be too late.
That gave me about three months. But I felt the truth in this guidance. I was not going to end up old and bitter because I had stuffed my dreams down deep inside. I knew it had been slowly eating away at me for eight years that I was too scared to take action and put my truth out into the world. I was tired of pretending to be someone who fit in and was “normal” and this feeling of faking it to fit in was finally more uncomfortable than my fear of people hearing my truth.
Now that my spirituality book is a big success, self-published authors email me occasionally and ask me how I did it. I tell them the same thing I’m about to tell you. My success has nothing to do with the steps I took. There’s no perfect formula that I cracked the code to. But there is a HUGE secret that I’ve never heard anyone else mention before that is literally the only reason my book became a success.
My book is a creation. If you want to write a book, it’ll be a creation too. Every creation has a blueprint (and you can use affirmations to create that blueprint). Every creation is first imagined in someone’s mind. Their original thoughts about their creation, while they’re only imagining it in their mind and while they’re taking action to bring it into the physical world so it can be experienced, those thoughts are what makes up the blueprint of the creation. And the creation will live out its existence based on those original thoughts, those original beliefs, unless someone who has a very strong knowing of their ability to create change comes along and alters the blueprint.
This means that the BEST time to create your book being a huge success is before you write it and certainly before you publish it. So that’s what I did. I wrote down everything I wanted my book to be, as if it already was:
One Truth, One Law is published on January 1, 2020.
It’s a best seller.
It helps people tap into their inner voice.
It helps people go after their dreams and create and fulfill their life purpose.
Everyone who reads it loves it and leaves a five star review (by the way, if you’ve read it and haven’t left a review yet, I’d appreciate it so much if you’d head over here and write a review. It doesn’t hurt to ask, right?!).
The book replaces and exceeds my husband’s income (it was replacing his income by June of 2020, when he quit his job, and by September 2020 we were making more from the book than he’d ever made at his job!)
My book sells 10 million copies (this is a bit of a longer term intention, but I know with every fiber of my being that I’ll get there.)
I had more intentions that I built into the creation of the book, but this should be enough to give you the general idea. A key part of these intentions that I set was that they weren’t just about me and what the book would do for my life, it was more about what the book would do for the lives of each and every person who read it. This is soooo important! Your book is not about you. It’s about your readers and the transformation you’re going to guide them through.
I know this little nugget because as I was setting my intentions, my inner voice explained it to me, and I’ve carried it with me every single day since. You too can get guidance from your inner self so you’re not wildly guessing where to drive the train of your life anymore (click here to get started with my free inner voice mediation or here to click here to pick up One Truth, One Law on Amazon or Audible – this book is the bible for tapping into your inner voice, the words of your intuition).
If I hadn’t been consciously setting these positive, bestselling intentions (and repeating them, a lot!), I would have been full of doubt and fear, and that would have been the blueprint that my book was built on. But luckily, I listen to my inner voice.
For the three months that I took all those important actions, editing, editing, and editing some more (I read the book 100 plus times easily during this process!), I chopped the book down from 350 pages to 112, I worked with a cover designer, an interior designer, 10 beta readers, an editor and two proofreaders. I hired awesome freelancers on upwork. I made mistakes. A lot of mistakes. I kept going. I got it done. Every single day, I repeated those intentions to myself, out loud, in the morning as soon as I woke up and at night before bed. At first, I read them on a piece of paper, but soon enough, I had them memorized and at that point, I started repeating them to myself throughout the day. In the end, the book was ready a week early, and I put One Truth, One Law on Amazon on December 23, just to see if it worked. It did. No one knew about it yet, but I sold one copy the first day. I have no idea who bought it, still.
Then I told my parents. My mom said, “Well, Erin, I always knew you were a little weird.” I laughed so hard I cried. All of that anguish, eight years of hiding my truth that I channel God so everyone I knew would think I was normal, and the whole time everyone already thought I was weird. It was the strangest relief. I was so grateful to my mom for that statement, and I’ve kept it with me the last year as I continued to step outside of my comfort zone and do more “weird” things that help to spread light and truth to people seeking more than what they can experience in the physical world.
Over the three months that I was working on the book, I built a small instagram following of maybe 400 followers and an impressive email list of 15 people. On December 30, 2019, I sent out an email and posted to instagram. I was hoping to sell 415 copies. I sold less than 10, and at this point the kindle version cost 99 cents. My parents bought the paperback, and a few other relatives as well. My aunt asked for my autograph. I was slightly embarrassed!
I kept at instagram through January and February. I raised the kindle price to 9.99 because I believed in this book and I wanted people to know how valuable the information inside was. I sold a few more copies. I don’t think it was 100 yet. I ran some Amazon ads, having no idea what I was doing, and watched as money disappeared from my account and the sales didn’t roll in. I kept repeating the affirmations anyway.
And by March, sales were picking up. I hired someone to run Amazon ads. I watched as the ads worked and more books sold in April. Then I got scared, because the ads cost money and we were just getting by with my husband’s income. Spending more on ads seemed crazy. We decided (mostly me) to ignore my inner voice and stop the ads. Then a few weeks later, I realized it was my programming and my money blocks, keeping me from stepping into success that made me stop the ads, and I started them up again. As we sold more books, we put more money into ads.
At the end of the year, I’d sold more than 11,000 copies of the kindle, the paperback and the audiobook. Over 750 people left me a 5 star review on Amazon and over 300 on Audible (my gratitude to you is infinite!!!) I receive emails every day where people tell me how their life has been transformed by my book, and this is the absolute best part of my creation. My husband doesn’t have to work. I no longer worry about money. During 2020, I became a quantum energy master and I saw the difference in book sales immediately. I’m so proud and honored to be the author of a bestselling spirituality book.
Everything happens in your mind. Everything. The physical world is just where you see the results of your thoughts and beliefs.
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I love you, and remember, YOU are more powerful than you’ve ever imagined.