6 Business Book Author Success Stories [2023]

Updated: November 1st, 2023
Start A Business Book Author

Here are some real life success stories of starting a business book author:

1. Merrative ($24K/year)

Harshala Chavan, the founder of Merrative, came up with the idea for her business after noticing a lack of dedicated spaces for people to discuss literature. After attending a book club meetup, where she had a great discussion with others who had read the same book, she wondered if she could bring this experience online at scale. She validated her concept through participating in BPlans and growing her Instagram page, which eventually led to the launch of Merrative as a community-led marketplace for publishing talent.

How much they make: $24K/year
How much did it cost to start: $100
Current team size: 0


How I Bootstrapped A $2K/Month Online Community To Discuss Literature

Merrative, a community-driven marketplace for publishing talent, generates an average of $1,500 per month in marketplace transactions from their 5,000+ strong community of readers, writers, journalists, and scholars.

Harshala started Merrative over 3 years ago
Harshala grew the business to $2K/month
It cost Harshala $100 to start the business

2. ACX

  • Website traffic: 1.73M/month
  • Business rank: #12.2K

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Learn more about starting a business book author:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a business book author?
-> Pros and cons of a business book author

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established business book author
-> Marketing ideas for a business book author

Other resources

4. I Will Teach You to Be Rich

Bestselling author, Ramit Sethi, featured in ABC News, CNN, and the WSJ, has taught thousands to manage their personal finances and how to become rich.

  • Business rank: #23.2K

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5. Biblio.com

Created in 2005, Biblio is privileged to be part of a global community of book lovers, and they’re committed to fostering its growth. Here you can get rare books as well as information on bookstores.

  • Website traffic: 1.46M/month
  • Business rank: #36.8K

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