How Andy Weir Took ‘The Martian’ from Blog to Bestseller to Blockbuster Movie (Starring Matt Damon)

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Say you write a book and it takes off online. What if it then turned into a mega-hit … say the movie rights were sold to a Hollywood studio and Matt Damon was cast to star in it?

Don’t believe it can happen? Listen to this …

This is Andy Weir’s story, and in this podcast he explains exactly how it happened.

Oh, and you should go read his book, The Martian; it’s really great.

In this episode of Authorpreneur, host Jim Kukral and Andy Weir discuss:

  • How in the heck Andy was able to make The Martian into something so big
  • How he negotiated his book publishing rights and his film options
  • The story of how he first got his writing noticed online
  • What it feels like to learn Matt Damon is starring as a character he invented
  • His long-term plans for writing more books and living as a full-time author

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