Tim Grahl
Tim Grahl

Tim Grahl

I've been in publishing in various roles for 15 years.

As a book marketing consultant, I've put dozens of books on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and other bestseller lists.

I am now the CEO and Publisher at Story Grid, where we have the only comprehensive story theory developed from the ground up by my partner Shawn Coyne.

I am the author of five books, including the perennial sellers Running Down a Dream and Your First 1000 Copies. My next novel, The Shit Head, is coming September 19, 2024.

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Your First 1000 Copies: The Step-by-Step Guide to Marketing Your Book

The best advice available to authors who want to build a long lasting connection to their fans.


Running Down a Dream: Your Road Map to Winning Creative Battles

A deeply personal field guide to defeating your own worst enemy.


The Threshing: A Novel

"If you are a fan of Hunger Games or the Matrix, this is the book that you carry around with you until you get to the end."


Book Launch Blueprint: The Step-by-Step Guide to a Bestselling Launch

Based on dozens of launches that have put books #1 on New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.


The Writers’ Common Language: A Shared Vocabulary to Tell Better Stories

When writers are speaking the same language, they communicate better and help each other tell better stories.