I am a Number 1 Amazon Best Selling Author!

I am a Number 1 Amazon Best Selling Author!

I received a Facebook message from my friend John last week on Wednesday at 4.02PM that read “Congrats mate you are now a Amazon number 1 best selling author!”


You could have knocked me down with a feather at the time, but here I am a week later, and to be honest it still hasn’t really sunk in yet!

After all, it’s not every day you make it to #1 the best selling authors list!

The background

I first became friends on Facebook with John in September 2014 as we were both members of the Facebook group “I Love Personal Development”.

Eventually I discovered that John was a life coach, running his business from Bali in Indonesia.

We had a couple of Skype chats and discussed business and personal development.

Eventually John approached me in early 2015 about a project he had been working on, which was a book of inspirational stories about overcoming challenges and he asked if I wanted to be a part of it and write a chapter telling my story.

After some initial reluctance, I set about writing my chapter, and a few weeks later I sent it in for a first edit.

After a bit of back and forth it was finished, and now all I had to do was sit back and wait for the book to launch.

The launch

Eventually the book was set to launch on Amazon on November 30 and it was a bit of a nervous wait!

But launch it did, and a couple of days later it hit number one!

To be honest it still hasn’t really set in yet, but I am definitely proud to have been a part of this project that is for sure!

At the moment I have read several of the stories in the book and they are truly inspirational to say the least.

I have to admit that I never thought that I would be a part of writing a successful book, and several years ago I never would have imagined doing what I am doing now.

It just goes to show that it is never too late to change your life and you never know what is around the corner if you’re open to it!

Unleash your power and live your dreams!



If you have any questions or comments, leave them in the comments section below.

To your success,

John W. Newman

Dream It, Believe It, Then Achieve It!

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A Journey Of Riches: The art of overcoming challenges, is a Co-author book with twenty different stories of overcoming challenge. Whether the challenge was an emotional significant event, a toxic environment or a series of challenges you’ll be inspired by the human spirit to shine through adversity. Get your copy below:

AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B018QMPHJW
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B018QMPHJW
US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018QMPHJW


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  1. I liked it, the facts you have written and the way you are pointing out on the spectacle. You are a perfect blogger, Thanks for sharing the information. Great efforts!

  2. Wow congratulations, that is amazing news! I bet you are so proud of your participation in the book! It’s always nice to read a collection of stories. The book has a great write up.

    It sounds very exciting to be apart of something so popular. Are you thinking of writing your own ebook now?


  3. Hey John, this is great to hear. That’s a pretty spectacular achievement, not everyone can say they’ve been an amazon best selling author. Congrats.

    Do you have any recommendations for creating an eBook? I know there are a handful of services, but wanted to know if you had any insight into this topic.

    Wonderful work John. Cheers,

    • Thanks for your kind words Todd,I appreciate it 🙂
      As for creating an eBook, the great thing about having a blog is that you can often bring some of your posts together, add a bit here and there, add some high quality images, then I would recommend you send it off to Fivver.com, and they can make it all look very professional for around $5, and you have yourself an eBook!
      I have created and sold my own eBook, and created several free report PDF giveaways for my subscribers using their services!
      All it takes is a bit of work and determination!
      Thanks again!

  4. Hi John, This is amazing news, well done. I knew you had it in you when I started reading your articles some time ago. You deserve this and keep up the great work!

  5. Hi John, this story of great personal achievement confirms that you should never give up and just move forward. Something positive will occur that you never even dreamed of. It also shows that you need to keep your eyes open for new challenges. In this way your article is a very motivating post. Cheers, Jerry

  6. Wow John this is amazing news!
    Now I can safely tell my friends I know a best-selling author in Amazon, pretty cool! I’ve always wanted to write a book of my own but procrastination hits me every time and I ended up delaying it until today.

    Seeing someone nearby reaching the top really does inspire you to work harder. A Journey of Riches eh? Will definitely check it out. Congratulations!

    • Thanks so much for your comment and kind words Riaz 🙂

      Yes, I never would have believed this even 12 months ago, but as I said before, you never know what is around the corner!

      I am certainly glad this inspires you and I can’t wait to read your book as well! 🙂

      Thanks again 🙂

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