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The Story Studio Podcast - Writing, Storytelling, and Marketing Advice for Writers & Business
 
Stories turn songs into symphonies, events into memories, and lives into legends. In our crowded world, “knowing your story” cuts through the noise so you can make your mark — whether you want to sell more books, increase profits, or just make a difference. At Sterling & Stone, Story is our business. The Story Studio Podcast is where we explore ways we can all tell our stories better.
 
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The Rocking Self Publishing Podcast
 
Each week we interview some of the biggest names in self-publishing. In these in-depth interviews we look at where these authors started, how they made it, and how an aspiring self-published author can aim to do the same thing.
 
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The Author Hangout: Book Marketing Tips for Indie & Self-Published Authors
 
The Author Hangout is a Hangout on Air and podcast dedicated to helping authors navigate the self-publishing world.
 
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Author Strong Podcast | Giving Writers the Tools They Need to Succeed!
 
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott give their listeners the tools they need to succeed in today's publishing world. Mat shares the knowledge and experience he's gained over the last three years of being a full time writer to help Nancy, and all of the listeners, achieve their writing goals and make their dreams of writing for a living come true. Along the way, Mat and Nancy interview other amazing and best selling authors to find out exactly what they do to make themselves successful. Some special ...
 
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The Sell More Books Show: Book Marketing, Digital Publishing and Kindle News, Tools and Advice
 
Authors, are you struggling to get the word out about your books? Discover the latest book marketing and self publishing news, tools and strategies. This is the Sell More Books Show with Jim Kukral and Bryan Cohen. Every week you'll get helpful tips and ideas to make your book sales soar. Visit SellMoreBooksShow.com for detailed show notes and more info.
 
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The Writing Podcast
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The Writing Podcast was founded in late 2014 in the wake of The Self Publishing Roundtable’s final host stepping down from the show. Adam and Lindsay (the newest hosts of SPRT at the time) decided it would be best to branch off into a new show rather than continue with one in which all original hosts and owners were no longer involved.So what are the similarities and differences between this podcast and the old?I am glad you asked, convenient narrator. Like Adam and Lindsay’s prior show, thi ...
 
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Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
Mark Dawson is a best selling self-published author on multiple platforms including Amazon and Kobo. He is the author of the John Milton thriller series and its spin-off Beatrix Rose. In addition, he’s written several ‘Soho Noir' novels. Mark’s breakthrough came when he developed a marketing strategy for promoting and selling his books. His swift success enabled him to quit his 9 to 5 job and he has generated gross revenues of more than a million dollars in less than five years. Mark has bec ...
 
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TCK Publishing
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Non-Traditional Book Publishing for Independent Authors
 
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Self Publishing School : Learn How To Write A Book And Grow Your Business
 
Chandler Bolt from Self Publishing School teaches how to write a book, how to launch it, and use it to grow a 6-figure income. Gary Vaynerchuk, Pat Flynn, Grant Cardone, Lisa Nichols and Russell Brunson are just a few of the successful authors you'll learn from on this show. On this show you'll learn how to grow your income, authority & business with a book. Chandler reveals what it really takes to successfully launch a book, without the BS of traditional publishing.
 
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Begin Self-Publishing Podcast
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This podcast will take you through how to self-publish your eBook onto Amazon, Apple and the other global eBook Stores, how to market a book and general online business techniques needed to be a successful self-publisher.
 
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AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast
 
Are you new to self-publishing? Or a seasoned indie author who wants to cut through the noise to get only the most up-to-date and important self-publishing advice? The “AskALLi Podcast" is brought to you by the most trusted name in self-publishing, the non-profit Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). www.allianceindependentauthors.org/ 1st Tuesdays: ALLi Member Q&A: Answers to members' current self-publishing queries, hosted by ALLi team members, Debbie Young and David Penny. Only ALLi Mem ...
 
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Self Publishing Journeys
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The Self Publishing Journeys podcast is a weekly show for all indie authors.Show host Paul Teague interviews self- published authors about their writing journeys, passing on hints, tips and tricks along the way.He'll also chat to experts in related fields - proofreaders, development editors, cover designers, PR specialists, author platform creators - and they'll be offering their best advice and strategies.
 
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Happy Self Publishing Show
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Are you an aspiring author who wants to successfully self-publish your book? Are you looking for ways to increase your book sales and use your book to grow your business? You are in the right place because this is Happy Self Publishing show where you get all your questions related to book writing, publishing and marketing answered by successful authors. Enjoy the show with your host - the founder of Happy Self Publishing, Jyotsna Ramachandran
 
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Publishing Farm Weeklies
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This is because I live on a farm and I publish. Expect a Sunday/Monday show pretty much every week, depending if I get swamped. This is where I tell about the new releases and the special offers members can get.
 
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Everybody Hates Self-Publishing
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Everybody Hates Self-Publishing explores the good, the bad and the ugly of creating and producing your own work. Self-published authors will find advice on writing, book marketing and getting your book in bookstores. Aspiring writers will learn about being an indie publisher: Being an entrepreneur, creating your own DIY publishing house and thriving as an indie publisher means connecting with readers, booksellers and librarians and competing in a market that favors traditional publishing. Ho ...
 
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1) Phase 6 is now on pre-sale: http://viewbook.at/Phase6 2) Crime and Publishment event: http://www.crimeandpublishment.co.uk/ 3) Sarah Hardy's review blog: https://bytheletterbookreviews.com/By paul@paulteague.com (Paul Teague & Clixeo Ltd).
 
Welcome to Ask ALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly Member Q&A where ALLi Members’ have their most pressing self-publishing questions analyzed and answered. Join your regular hosts for the Member Q&A: Michael La Ronn and Dan Blank. Michael La Ronn is the author of over 30 ...…
 
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Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
James talks to serial entrepreneur Chris Ducker about the Rise of the Youpreneur and why self-published authors fit this business model perfectly. This week’s highlights include: Building a business around ...…
 
Josh is the author of four books, including Writing Without Bullshit. He is frequently quoted in major publications like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He’s also given keynote speeches at major conferences on television, music, marketing, and technology all over the world. Josh spent his whole life focusing on his two talents, ...…
 
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The Sell More Books Show: Book Marketing, Digital Publishing and Kindle News, Tools and Advice
 
Setting a $9.99 price point for your book? Crazy or the thing to do? Jim and Bryan are taking to the mic once again, this time they kick off the show with some exciting news about exciting news about Jim's traditionally published book and contract. Next they took a moment to acknowledge their generous patrons: Doubt the Stars, Guardian of the G ...…
 
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The Story Studio Podcast - Writing, Storytelling, and Marketing Advice for Writers & Business
 
After writing millions of words in the trenches of the self-publishing landscape, Johnny, Sean, and Dave have emerged with many lessons learned from publishing more than one hundred titles. In this episode the guys share their biggest takeaways, including: Why there are always exceptions to the rules. Why you need to “know your why.” How to fra ...…
 
GDPR or the General Data Protection Regulations are new EU regulations affecting how small businesses can use customer data - especially e-mail address lists. I talk to Annabel Kaye about the issues involved for self-publishers. You can find full show notes at http://beginselfpublishing.com/storm-gdpr-annabel-kaye…
 
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Happy Self Publishing Show
 
"How long should my book be?" has to be one of the most commonly asked questions asked by new authors. It is a difficult question to answer because it really depends on many factors related to your book. Here are some useful guidelines to help you assess how long your book should be. If you have any questions about how long your book should be, ...…
 
This interview is one of my 'Take 2' chats, where I catch up with one of the authors that I've spoken to before. Alison Ingleby is newly published writer of sci-fo and dystopian fiction - when we first spoke she'd just received some bruising edits on her first book. I met Alison at an Amazon event in Manchester last year and was keen to chart h ...…
 
1) I got my extra writing day in on Saturday – another 5169 words: 2) Featured on the Hawk and Cleaver podcast this week (Episode 46): https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/story-studio-self-publishing/id1140596479 3) You can now take Crypto payments on your author website! https://t.co/jo1rdHBpSE 4) Sarah Hardy's review of The Forgotten Children ...…
 
Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice broadcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it's our monthly IndieVoices' self-publishing salon with interviews conducted by ALLi Managing Editor Howard Lovy and updates from News Editor Dan Holloway. Howard Lovy has been a journalist for more than 30 years, and has spent the last ...…
 
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Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
Mark and James discuss how even beginning authors can gather reviews for their books, and why this matters. This week’s highlights include: The chicken and egg problem for new writers trying to get book reviews How to avoid Amazon removing your reviews The benefits of an Advanced Reader team Getting your readers enrolled in your success, which ...…
 
If you’ve ever been to a theme park like Disney World, chances are you’ve seen Steve Alcorn’s work. Steve is the CEO of Alcorn McBride, a company that designs products used in nearly all the world’s theme parks. He’s also the author of many books. He’s written historical fiction, romance, and young adult novels. He’s also written several nonfic ...…
 
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The Sell More Books Show: Book Marketing, Digital Publishing and Kindle News, Tools and Advice
 
Get out your crystal balls: will people be listening to or reading books more in 5 years? Jim and Bryan are back with another dose of the latest news and tips in the publishing world. First up, they take a moment to thank their generous patrons: A Turn for the Worse, How to Become a Productivity Guru, and COLD WAR: Alien Incursion. This week’s ...…
 
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The Story Studio Podcast - Writing, Storytelling, and Marketing Advice for Writers & Business
 
In a fast-paced, ever-changing media environment, it’s important for artists to understand the role of story in our lives and businesses, and how story will shape our future. In this episode, Johnny Sean, and Dave discuss: Sean’s experience watching the new P. T. Anderson movie, and what keeps drawing him back to watch his movies. How the infor ...…
 
Is your love of books hurting the environment? Don’t get me wrong—we at TCK Publishing love books. We wouldn’t be doing what we do if we didn’t! But part of our responsibility as citizens of the planet is to be aware of when things we love might have unintended consequences. If you love to read, I’m guessing you also value knowledge, truth, and ...…
 
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Self Publishing School : Learn How To Write A Book And Grow Your Business
 
Have you ever thought that writing a book is the same as copywriting or writing a sales letter? Copywriter and bestselling author Ray Edwards believes just that. On today’s show, Ray shares his PASTOR framework that he uses for writing sales letters and how he expanded it to write his first book. He also shares his morning routine, the tools he ...…
 
While writing your book, more often than not, with all the great ideas you have churning inside your head, you can’t help but be overwhelmed and be stuck at figuring what exactly to write about. Together with Jyotsna Ramachandran, the founder of Happy Self Publishing, let's discuss how to use the Decision Making Matrix to decide on your book topic.…
 
Euan Lawson is an experienced general practitioner and a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (FRCGP). He's the Deputy Editor of the British Journal of General Practice and BJGP Open. Euan writes non-fiction and fiction across a whole range of topics and genres. Most recently, he's co-authored How To Be A Healthy Writer with ind ...…
 
1) Friday's word count, hopefully another 5k to come on Saturday: 2) My 20Books Top 10: - I found ‘my people’ ie people who are in the same zone as me - I got great tips on writing & promotion - I met fab writers and made brilliant connections - Got pix & guests for podcast - I felt part of something much bigger than me - I found out that peopl ...…
 
Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it's our monthly beginners' self-publishing salon with advice, tips, and tools for indie authors just starting out. This month, we introduce our new hosts. Jyotsna Ramachandran is the founder of Happy Self Publishing and author of the inte ...…
 
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Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
Kobo’s Senior Manager for Author performance, Christine Munroe, talks to James about the advantages of reaching world markets with Kobo that other retailers do not reach. This week’s highlights include: On Kobo’s background and beginnings The idea of buying ebooks in a brick and mortar bookstore The reality that we’re still in a growth phase fo ...…
 
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The Sell More Books Show: Book Marketing, Digital Publishing and Kindle News, Tools and Advice
 
To feed the trolls or not feed the trolls, that is the question. Bryan and Jim are back with the latest in publishing. First, they took a moment to thank their patrons: We Own the Sky, Faster Than Falling, and Leaving Eva. This week’s tips include how to reach more readers by building and organizing your email list, building brand recognition w ...…
 
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The Story Studio Podcast - Writing, Storytelling, and Marketing Advice for Writers & Business
 
Welcome to the Story Studio Podcast with Sterling & Stone! After retiring the Self Publishing Podcast, Johnny, Sean, and Dave are back for chapter two. In this inaugural episode, the guys explain: What Sterling and Stone is and the company’s history together. Why the Self Publishing Podcast needed to end. Why story is so important for your art, ...…
 
Roger Edwards is an experienced marketer and I talk to him about the bits of marketing that tend to get overlooked - those bits like research that aren't about communication or advertising. You can find full show notes at http://beginselfpublishing.com/forgotten-bits-marketing-roger-edwards
 
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The Story Studio Podcast - Writing, Storytelling, and Marketing Advice for Writers & Business
 
Welcome to the Story Studio Podcast with Sterling & Stone! After retiring the Self Publishing Podcast, Johnny, Sean, and Dave are back for chapter two. In this inaugural episode, the guys explain: What Sterling and Stone is and the company’s history together. Why the Self Publishing Podcast needed to end. Why story is so important for your art, ...…
 
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Self Publishing School : Learn How To Write A Book And Grow Your Business
 
There needs to be a driving force behind product launches. Danny Iny has found that using books is the perfect driver. Danny is the founder of Mirasee, the host of the Business Reimagined Podcast, and bestselling author of multiple books including Engagement from Scratch!, The Audience Revolution, and Teach and Grow Rich. He is also the creator ...…
 
At Happy Self Publishing we are lucky enough to speak with aspiring authors nearly every day and along the way, we have come to learn and understand the rookie mistakes authors encounter as they write. In an effort to help authors avoid the book topic mistakes that we have seen over the years, together with Jyostna Ramachandran, the founder of ...…
 
Rhoda writes contemporary romances about smart women and the men who love them - but with no alpha males. She believes that clever is the new sexy! Her romantic comedies have been shortlisted for a number of awards, including the Romantic Novel of The Year. Apart from writing books, Rhoda has been a microbiologist. She is also a member of the U ...…
 
1) This week's word count: 2) Oh look, it's another Goodreads giveaway! 3) This is what my Kindle Nation Daily ad looked like: 4) My first promo ran from May 4th: 4th: $37.39 5th: $46.30 6th: $57.47 7th: $35.64 8th: $26.40 9th: $41.59 = $244.79 Here are the numbers from last week’s promo ... I thought the numbers were worse, but they’re actuall ...…
 
EP#80: Welcome to AskALLi, the self-Publishing advice weekly broadcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). In this, our monthly advanced salon, Orna Ross, ALLi Director, and Advisor Joanna Penn, of TheCreativePenn.com, analyse the latest tools and trends of interest to experienced indie authors. Topics discussed this week include: ...…
 
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Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
Book cover designer to the stars (John Le Carre, Stephen King and more) Stuart Bache talks to James about the new course he has put together to help authors design their own professional looking book covers. This week’s highlights include: Why book covers matter so much Considering genre when designing a book cover Mistakes authors make when th ...…
 
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The Sell More Books Show: Book Marketing, Digital Publishing and Kindle News, Tools and Advice
 
Will the teaming up of Kobo and Walmart be a dream for authors? On the momentous occasion of their 200th show, Jim and Bryan kick off the fun with a special thanks to their patrons The Darby Shaw Chronicles box set, God and Gigs: Succeed as a Musician Without Sacrificing Your Faith, and Star Flame: A Story from the Meclauks Kingdom. Helpful tip ...…
 
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Self Publishing School : Learn How To Write A Book And Grow Your Business
 
Fiction writing is fun and creative, but it has it’s own unique set of challenges. Things like character, plot, dialogue and more can trip up new fiction writers. Today, we have NY Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author J.F. Penn here to explain the nuances between writing fiction and nonfiction. Joanna Penn is a creative entrepreneur, ...…
 
Carissa Andrews is a Minnesota-based genre bending author who writes a combination of science fiction, fantasy, and dystopia. Her first novel, Pendomus, was the first of a three-part series and was published in 2013. Four years later, Polarities (Book 2) of the Pendomus Chronicles was released and Revolutions (Book 3) was released at the end of ...…
 
1) Here are the results from my final 'old-style' Goodreads Giveaway: 2) Words written this week: 3) The last-minute book promotion which I added to my list was from The Books Machine: http://www.thebooksmachine.com/deals/dealspromote.html 4) My book promo listing sites: FreeBooksy: https://www.freebooksy.com/for-the-authors/ Kindle Nation Dail ...…
 
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Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
Indie author community superstar Joanna Penn talks to James about putting a focus on improving her health and creating a sustainable long-term career as a writer. This week’s highlights include: Joanna’s collaborations and full production schedule in 2017 Making changes to prevent author-entrepreneur burnout Joanna’s break-up letter to sugar Be ...…
 
Ep#83: Novelists Jerome Griffin and Orna Ross, ALLi Director, discuss the seven stages of conscious creation as they relate to writing. Understanding the different requirements of each stage from concept to completion can, Orna argues, up your writing speed, ensure you're more likely to finish well, and improve your writing craft. Topics covere ...…
 
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The Sell More Books Show: Book Marketing, Digital Publishing and Kindle News, Tools and Advice
 
Has Data Guy sold out? Bryan and Jim are back for another week of the latest news and tips for authors. After taking a moment to thank their patrons How to Kick Author Overwhelm to the Curb, The Thing Speaks for Itself, and Dark as the Grave, they jump into this weeks tips. Authors can get to know their readers better with some simple tips, boo ...…
 
In this show I talk to Ian Sutherland who has been using Twitter to grow his author platform for several years. I talk to him about how his Twitter strategy has needed to change due to Twitter clamping down on automated tactics and his new Author Platform service. For show notes go to http://beginselfpublishing.com/twitter-authors-ian-sutherland/…
 
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Self Publishing School : Learn How To Write A Book And Grow Your Business
 
Perry Marshall has turned 80/20 into a verb. It's an action you take on your business. It's the central lever to any great strategy. Perry's book 80/20 Sales and Marketing is mandatory reading in many growth oriented companies. It's also one of my favorite books of all time. After reading it, I started giving copies away like I was Oprah. The b ...…
 
Tim Wakeling is an entrepreneur and marketer living in the middle of nowhere in rural Cumbria, my home county. His 'day job' is running The Helpful Book Company, which publishes books and videos that help people learn how to use computers, tablets and the like. He sells directly to the customer, so uses lots of email and direct mail to keep in ...…
 
1) Goodreads Giveaway results: 2) 3) Authors XP = 693 new leads = $45 = 0.06 cents per lead ... about 400 new subscribers added 4) Big promo next week ... Freebooksy, Fussy Librarian, My Book Cave, Kindle Nation Daily, eBook Soda, ManyBooks 5) AuthorsXP for book promotion - my affiliate link here 6) This Is Us - TV series on Amazon: https://www ...…
 
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Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
Author Kerry Gardiner chats with James about the rise of message bots; what they are, how they work, and how authors can use them for list-building, reader interaction, and so much more. This week’s highlights include: Discussion of the changes to the Facebook algorithms and their possible affect on advertising authors The potential Kerry sees ...…
 
EP#82: Welcome to Ask ALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Broadcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This is our monthly Beginners' Self-Publishing Salon, with advice, tips and tools for indie authors just starting out. And here are your regular hosts for the beginners’ salon: Jay Artale and Michael La Ronn. The topics covered in this beg ...…
 
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The Sell More Books Show: Book Marketing, Digital Publishing and Kindle News, Tools and Advice
 
Is the 50% KDP royalty rate a goof or a hint at something coming? Bryan and Jim take a moment to thank their wonderful patrons: The Author’s Guide to Ebook Bundling, More than Monsters, and A Band Director’s Guide to Everything Tuba. They’ve got some great tips this week including how authors can make their “Look Inside” shine, hooking more rea ...…
 
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Self Publishing School : Learn How To Write A Book And Grow Your Business
 
Writing a book can benefit your business as well as benefit you as a topic expert. Learn how my guest David McKay was able to do just that. He and his wife Ally have built a successful photography company called McKay Photography where they offer classes and travel photography tours around the world. His bestselling book and speaking engagement ...…
 
Carol Rivers' writing life began with short stories for women’s magazines, then novellas and eventually, sagas written for Simon & Schuster. She writes East End of London sagas which are set between the two World Wars, with gritty issues and feisty heroines and quite a bit of mischief. Carol's pen name is Parker Dee and her new series of self-p ...…
 
1) This week's writing progress: My work in progress: 2) My interview with Tim Lewis on the Begin Self-Publishing podcast: http://beginselfpublishing.com/self-publishing-2018-paul-teague 3) My award for being 59 out of 71 listed in the Top 100 self-publishing podcasts https://blog.feedspot.com/self_publishing_blogs/ 4) This info graphic is amus ...…
 
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Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
Demon coder and indie author Damon Courtney talks to James from the NINC conference about starting and running BookFunnel, an ever-evolving service that continues to support self published authors to get their books into customers’ hands. This week’s highlights include: How Damon came up with the idea for BookFunnel How BookFunnnel solves sever ...…
 
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