24: Becoming your own marketer, how to write your first book, brown doesn‘t mean premed, and a class about models

24: Sara Bawany: becoming your own marketer, how to write your first book, brown doesn‘t mean premed, and a class about models

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episode highlights and references:

what does it take to publish a book: 24 year old with a book on Amazon

the advantages of self-publishing over traditional publishing

the marketing-social media game: ghost followers, quality versus quantity, follower count, does it ever stop once you reach a certain number, vanity metrics, generations from now beyond your existence you could impact someone more intensely than during your life (also an idea from Sean McCabe)—great artists becoming famous posthumously

the writing process—how different writers come to the page

brown kids or immigrants generally—the battle between STEM and the arts—how did this originate (want to say where did this STEM from but the use of pun would undermine the seriousness of the discussion we had regarding this?)

it’s okay to be mediocre at something or even some things: referred to the following article during the show

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/29/opinion/sunday/in-praise-of-mediocrity.html