GUESS WHAT? I’m a #1 best-selling author!

It’s taken me a few days to get over the emotional high and truly process what just happened. I am a #1 best-selling author. WOW!

I honestly never thought this would happen to me. This is my fourth book, and it didn’t happen the first three times, so I didn’t think this time would be any different. I was rather content with the fact that I had birthed another book, it was going to help a lot of people, and I would possibly glean new business as a result.

I was advised by many best-sellers on the strategies to becoming a best-selling author. They include doing an anthology with 20 other professionals or pricing the book at $.99 and pushing sales on one day. While I am not knocking those strategies because they clearly work, that’s not what I did.

My process was more like the tortoise and the hare. I was the tortoise. I published my book in June and I hit the best-seller list in July (roughly 6 weeks later). My sales were steady but nothing out of this world. So much so, that I wasn’t really paying attention to my rankings.

One day last week I noticed that my book was #38. I smiled and thought, “Since I’m in the top 100, I’m technically considered a best-seller.” Well I continued to promote the book and then I looked up and I was #7. This got me excited! MY book was #7??? WOW!!!

I sent out an email to my list sharing my excitement and I posted it on Facebook. My clients, friends, and family got so excited. They bought books and they encouraged their friends to do the same. Several hours later, my book hit #1!!!

My husband and I were out grocery shopping and I was constantly checking my phone. Imagine me walking down the aisles of Kroger checking my phone every 2 seconds. LOL

We were in the car when it happened. I hit the refresh button and just like that, my ranking changed. I was NUMBER ONE!!! Thankfully my husband was driving. I screamed so loudly and I tried to jump up and down but my seat belt restrained me. All I repeatedly said, “oh my God, oh my God”.  Then I called my mom. I said, “Mom, I did it! My book is NUMBER ONE!

I have accomplished a lot of things, but this by far is one of the greatest! Grab your copy of my #1 best-selling book: Did You Hire a Fraud? today!

Bernadette L. Harris is a Tax and Forensic Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, keynote speaker, and #1 best-selling author who has helped hundreds of business owners put systems in place to protect their businesses and prepare for growth. She speaks to audiences across the country about entrepreneurship and fraud prevention.

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