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Licensing Thought Leadership | Mark Victor Hansen

Licensing thought leadership | Mark Victor Hansen

Expanding your thought leadership through licensing.

An interview with Mark Victor Hansen about authoring and licensing.

Today’s guest is Mark Victor Hansen, the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul franchise and best-selling author of The Power of Focus, The Aladdin Factor, and Dare to Win.

Mark discusses how he shifted from a business going bankrupt to a best-selling author! He shares his years of experience about how the book business has changed from selling books at the back of the room to online. Then, he explains how things are changing again due to COVID-19.

In addition, Mark gives incredible insights into how he makes a licensed the Chicken Soup for the Soul books when no one had ever thought it was possible to license a book.

We wrap up by discussing how you can keep your name relevant while travel restrictions remain in place. Mark gives advice on how you can take advantage of being a podcast guest. He explains how you can learn to speak without an audience in front of you.

Three Key Takeaways from the Interview:

  • Thought leaders need to keep up with the changing environment of sales for books.
  • Licensing your thought leadership might be the method you have not thought of to reach a huge audience.
  • Thought Leaders should be seeking podcasts to appear on to spread the word about their content while our movement is restricted.

New books should be strategically planned to generate leads, showcase your content, and promote your reputation.  Thought Leadership Leverage can help you use publication of the book as a springboard to launch an entire leadership platform.  Contact Thought Leadership Leverage to learn now. We can help devise a book campaign strategy and assist you with other aspects of writing or marketing your book.


Peter Winick has deep expertise in helping those with deep expertise. He is the CEO of Thought Leadership Leverage. Visit Peter on Twitter!

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