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Mike Howard: Life after publishing "The Salaryman"

September 27, 2020 Andrew Hankinson Episode 21
Now and Zen Japan
Mike Howard: Life after publishing "The Salaryman"
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Now and Zen Japan
Mike Howard: Life after publishing "The Salaryman"
Sep 27, 2020 Episode 21
Andrew Hankinson

This episode I welcome back Mike Howard.  It has been seven months since we first met on this podcast to promote his just published book "The Salaryman". Since then, there have been a lot of changes in Mike's life - many good, some negative, and one huge life altering decision. Mike discusses these developments as they relate to his book. This episode was spontaneous as we had originally planned to just meet for a "farewell" drink (spoiler alert) but we ended up recording and it became pretty self-reflective but also a lot of fun. Some other highlights from our conversation:

  • A spin-off project from the "Salaryman" book
  • Indie publishing do's and don'ts
  • How the book caused him to lose a friendship
  • Why he's moving back to the US
  • The book became his self-therapy
  • How much you can make with digital publishing
  • Self promotion sales results
  • His new Dream Job development
  • A relationship with a Japanese stand up comedian
  • The new Salaryman Manga series
  • Mike's house got broken into
  • A look back on 13 years in Japan

gugu Sleep Company https://gugu.jp
Dream Drive: https://www.dreamdrive.life
Also available Direct: http://www.thesalarymanbook.com
Contact Michael: [email protected]

Show Notes

This episode I welcome back Mike Howard.  It has been seven months since we first met on this podcast to promote his just published book "The Salaryman". Since then, there have been a lot of changes in Mike's life - many good, some negative, and one huge life altering decision. Mike discusses these developments as they relate to his book. This episode was spontaneous as we had originally planned to just meet for a "farewell" drink (spoiler alert) but we ended up recording and it became pretty self-reflective but also a lot of fun. Some other highlights from our conversation:

  • A spin-off project from the "Salaryman" book
  • Indie publishing do's and don'ts
  • How the book caused him to lose a friendship
  • Why he's moving back to the US
  • The book became his self-therapy
  • How much you can make with digital publishing
  • Self promotion sales results
  • His new Dream Job development
  • A relationship with a Japanese stand up comedian
  • The new Salaryman Manga series
  • Mike's house got broken into
  • A look back on 13 years in Japan

gugu Sleep Company https://gugu.jp
Dream Drive: https://www.dreamdrive.life
Also available Direct: http://www.thesalarymanbook.com
Contact Michael: [email protected]