How To Be a Professional Author with Steve Farber


Have you ever felt like you had a book inside of you? That is what we are going to talk about today with my good friend Steve Farber.

Steve is one of the highest regarded leadership experts in the world. Today, we do a deep dive on everything involved with being a professional author. And we help answer the question, “Should you attempt to be an author?”

Question Highlights:

  • How did you come to be known as one of the most extreme leadership experts in the world?
  • What advice do you have for someone who wants to be an author?
  • Would you write a book in hopes of making a profit?
  • Should you go with a publisher or self publish?
  • Is writing and printing traditional books still going to be a thing in 10 years?
  • What’s the most surprising lesson?
  • Who is this book for?

Guest Bio:

Steve Farber is the former Vice President of legendary management guru Tom Peters’ company and is the founder and CEO of The Extreme Leadership Institute—an organization devoted to helping its clients develop award-winning cultures and achieve radical results.

Listed on Inc.’s ranking of the Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts in the world, and #1 on Huffington Post’s 12 Business Speakers to See, Farber is a bestselling author, popular keynote speaker, and a seasoned leadership coach and consultant who has worked with a vast array of public and private organizations in virtually every arena.

Farber’s third book, Greater Than Yourself, debuted as a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller. His second book, The Radical Edge, was hailed as “a playbook for harnessing the power of the human spirit.”  And his first book, The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership, was named one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time.

His much-anticipated new book, Love is Just Damn Good Business, published by McGraw-Hill, is available now.

Farber is a member of the exclusive Transformational Leadership Council, and his column, The Extreme Leadership Chronicles, runs frequently on

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You’re Going To Hear About:

  • The best advice for aspiring authors
  • Making money through writing
  • The differences between a publisher or self-publishing
  • The future of the book industry
  • Using love as a core company value
  • The tough side of love

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