Join a Community of Ambitious Writers

First of all, I’d like to thank all those who have joined our community so far. Over 40 indie writers and publishers have chosen to gain lifetime access to our platform (and community).

In case you missed the previous articles, you can read more about this new project here and here. And here. And here.

Just a heads up: the offer for lifetime access to irevuo for only $19 will expire at the end of this month, at which time the price will increase to $9/mo.

Don’t miss out!

Click here to join irevuo today.

The Extremely Shocking Story of How I Self-Published a Novel And Sold Two Copies in Four Months

It was November 2010. Maybe it was a dark and stormy night, I don’t recall. But I was going through a dark night of the soul, that’s for sure.

You know, a proper dark night of the soul, when you feel your chest being crushed under the weight of so many dying dreams that nothing can offer even a bit of comfort.

When the usual hack of, “Well, others have lost empires,” doesn’t help at all.

That’s when I found out about NaNoWriMo. I found out that I could self-publish stories. On Amazon. And sell those stories to people for money, which I could then use to purchase various goods that are needed for one’s survival.

I thought it to be the best thing ever, and so I dropped out of college and started punching those damn keys.

There were a couple of things that I hadn’t thought through though:

  1. I had never written a novel.
  2. I had never written a novel in English.
  3. I had no idea what it took to actually self-publish a book.
  4. I had no one to sell the damn thing to.

But, as I’m so fond of saying, we sometimes need a lot of courage to do something. Other times, we just need to be so dumb that we have no idea what we’re getting ourselves into.

And I was never brave…

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Even Angels Have Their Demons

From an early age, Marcus Aurelius seemed destined to become a philosopher-king.

The emperor Hadrian called him verissimus, meaning “most true and truthful.”

Adopted into the line of succession of the Roman Empire at the age of 17, Aurelius pursued knowledge of the truth with undying passion.

He’s often regarded as one of the wisest men to have ever lived, often ranking in second after Socrates, and one of the few virtuous and humble emperors of ancient Rome. Evidence of Aurelius’ pursuit of the truth lies in the image that is painted through a series of notes he wrote to himself, known by the name of Meditations.

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This Mental Hack Allows You to Work 12–14 Hours a Day

Did you know that you can deduce how much money someone earns by asking them a simple question?

You can, in fact, deduce a lot about them, about their principles, ethics, dreams, and goals.

What is that question?

Well, it’s simple.

“Do you believe in work-life balance?”

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Introducing: Referrals and Affiliates for irevuo

As you probably know by now, I’m hard at work building a hybrid platform to help independent writers brainstorm ideas, write, edit, publish, and market their books.

Now, as we work towards launching the community on June the 15th, I thought about further incentivizing your to take part.

Besides the obvious benefit (lifetime access to a growing library of content and the community for only $19), there’s more:

  1. You can refer a friend (another writer, most certainly!) and you both get 25% off the price of the membership. All you have to do is click this link here, and share our membership offer to a friend.
  2. You can become an affiliate by clicking this link here. If you have a blog that caters to writers and self-publishers, you can earn a 25% commission for every person who enrolls in the community.

That’s about it!

One thing worth mentioning: affiliate payments are made 30 days after a user purchases the membership. Via Paypal.

And if you haven’t had a chance to check out our platform yet, you can read more about it here and here.

And you can join irevuo by clicking this link here.

I look forward to working together with you on all your writing projects,

Cristian