Philip Kiely graduated from college in May 2020 with a degree in Computer Science. Six days before graduation, he published his first book called Writing for Software Developers (aff link), which made over $15,000 in the first 24 hours after launch.
The book went on to be quite successful, and Philip attributes writing the book as a major reason behind landing a job as the Head of Marketing at Gumroad.
On this episode, I have a great discussion with Philip about how he wrote his book, how he edited it, and how he launched it. We also discuss how he connected with Sahil Lavingia (the founder and CEO of Gumroad), and ended up with a job at the company.
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Here’s a list of resources which are mentioned in the episode:
- Writing for Software Developers by Philip Kiely
- Gumroad vs. Amazon KDP – Which is Better for Authors?
- Ep. 049 Over $8,400 in 1 Week from His First Book – Arvid Kahl
- Ep. 052 Zeno Rocha on Translating Books to Other Languages
- Authority by Nathan Barry
- Robin Bourjaily’s editing services (contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Philip Kiely’s website and Twitter account
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