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The Self Publishing Podcast - Writing, Indie Publishing, and Marketing Advice for Writers
 
Want to publish and sell more books? Want to get your writing into the world without contending with agents, publishers, or the other gatekeepers in traditional publishing? There's never been a better time to make money as a writer -- to take your books directly to readers and be in charge of your own business rather than jumping through hoops to please the Powers that Be. Full time authors Johnny B. Truant, David Wright, and Sean Platt (owners of the 2M+ words-per-year indie publishing comp ...
 
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The Creative Penn Podcast
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Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship
 
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The Rocking Self Publishing Podcast
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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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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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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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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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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).https://www.allianceindependentauthors.org/1st Tuesdays: Highlight from ALLi's Indie Author Fringe online conference. A presentation from an industry expert or successful indie author on making ...
 
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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
 
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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Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
Felicia Yap talks at the length about the how she achieved global success with her first novel – and how she’s dealt with the repercussions. Highlights of this week’s episode: Felicia’s unique and intriguing premise for her new thriller, Yesterday Working out story ideas on the dance floor Felicia’s very flexible approach to her writing routine ...…
 
Gabriela Pereira is the founder of DIYMFA.com, the do-it-yourself alternative to a master’s degree in writing. She teaches at conferences and online, and she’s helped hundreds of writers get the MFA experience without having to go to an expensive school. In this fantastic interview, we talk about the value of an MFA degree, but we also talk abo ...…
 
Ep#68: This week we're showcasing the session "How to Market & Promote your Travel Memoir – 1:1 Interviews with Travel Writers hosted by Jay Artale"Jay interviews a trio of successful travel writing authors who have self-published covering the following topics:Hybrid Author Jack Scott: How to use your blog content to write and promote your book ...…
 
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The Sell More Books Show: Book Marketing, Digital Publishing and Kindle News, Tools and Advice
 
Bryan and Jim are back with a very news-focused show! After thanking their patrons, Black Shadow Moon, The Tilt, and Twins of Prey, the publishing pundits discussed making big plays, connecting with readers on social media, and how to improve your email engagement. News stories included an idea for improving KDP customer support, lessons Joanna ...…
 
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The Self Publishing Podcast - Writing, Indie Publishing, and Marketing Advice for Writers
 
Here at Sterling and Stone, we have our own in-house email ninja: Christine Niles. She understands list building in a way that is accessible to both novice and seasons authors. In this episode, Christine explains how go from Zero-to-List in less than an hour. Christine explains the extent of her work at Sterling & Stone They discuss which popul ...…
 
In this episode I talk to Charles Harris, an experienced Screenplay Writer, Filmmaker and now best-selling novelist about how to write and pitch Screenplays, which as we discover are quite a different beast to novels. His first novel is the Breaking of Liam Glass.
 
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The Self Publishing Podcast - Writing, Indie Publishing, and Marketing Advice for Writers
 
Curious about Bootcamp? Writing a bestselling book doesn’t have to be overwhelming. After publishing over 100 books across several genres, the bestselling authors at Sterling & Stone Story Studio have developed and efficient process for every book they write. This process was developed in collaboration with their community, so they want to give ...…
 
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Self Publishing School : Learn How To Write A Book And Grow Your Business
 
Today, I am speaking with Crystal Paine from Money Saving Mom. Crystal is a wife, mother, speaker, and author of several books. Money Saving Mom is a coupon and blogging website about intentional living, finance, family, and business. Crystal began couponing while living on a strict budget while her husband was in law school. Her couponing and ...…
 
In this episode, Carrie Rollwagen shares her experience as a website copywriter with tips for how to create an author website, including which pages your website should include, where to link your books for sales, and how to process payments.
 
How do you go about ensuring that ALL of your books are out there earning for you? Cue, self publishing wiz, Chris Fox, on how to get the most out of your previously released books. This Week's Giveaway Chris Fox’s free book: Relaunch your Novel Download (function($){ // get the images of the gallery and replace it by a canvas of the same size ...…
 
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The Creative Penn Podcast
 
How do you determine the line between authentically sharing your story vs. writing for therapy? How do you blend episodes from your life that might help others with aspects that might hurt people you love? I talk about these issues and more with Roz Morris today. In the introduction, I share my lessons learned from 6 years as an author-entrepre ...…
 
Laura Read has worked in publishing for over seven years, as a designer for a journal and its award-winning website. She is now an author and freelance designer. Her poetry has been published in two anthologies. Her debut novel is called Deadly Sins – an exploration of the sexism that can permeate families and how sin can influence us all. Laur ...…
 
1) This week's writing progress – I should finish draft 1 of One Fatal Error on Saturday: 2) My 3d box set covers: I got these done via this Fiverr account: https://www.fiverr.com/dhananjayaeffec 3) Here's a sneak peek at my Amazon ads account – look at those $1200 budgets! You never actually spend those amounts 4) I forgot to mention this in t ...…
 
How did a first-time self published author manage to get press coverage from the likes of Fox, CBS and NBC? Alan McComas, author of the bestselling book Laidback Lifestyle, joins us to highlight how he effectively used the power of media press releases to promote his book – while also acting as VP of an engineering company, dabbling in real est ...…
 
Nick Loper is an author, entrepreneur, and founder of sidehustlenation.com, a growing community and resource for aspiring and part-time entrepreneurs. As the host of the top-rated Side Hustle Show Podcast, Nick explores a different business idea every single week and helps listeners discover the path to new job-free income streams. Nick’s origi ...…
 
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The Sell More Books Show: Book Marketing, Digital Publishing and Kindle News, Tools and Advice
 
What's your KU pain point? Jim and Bryan ask the big questions this week on Episode 180. After thanking their patrons Guardian of the Brail, Achieve Anything in Just One Year, and How to Drive Your Next Car Deal, the Towers of Publishing Power discussed tips on paperback preorders, rookie publishing mistakes, and a new email swap service. News ...…
 
Ep#67: Ep#64: 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 th ...…
 
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The Self Publishing Podcast - Writing, Indie Publishing, and Marketing Advice for Writers
 
You’ve heard the sage advice: “if you want to make it as an indie author, you have to start a mailing list right now!” But where do you start? How do you keep your list engaged? How do I send the taboo “buy my book” email without feeling like a total sellout? Meet Andre Chaperon. He’s an email wizard. We’re not kidding about that. His course Au ...…
 
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Self Publishing School : Learn How To Write A Book And Grow Your Business
 
It’s the man, the myth, the legend Mitch Matthews. Mitch is a speaker and entrepreneur and the host of the DREAM. THINK. DO. podcast. Mitch is an inspirational guy. He is a success coach and the author of Ignite: 3 Simple Steps for re-sparking Your Buried Dreams and Building a Plan That Finally Works. He is also the founder of the BIG Dream Gat ...…
 
In this episode, Carrie Rollwagen interviews photographer Kelly Cummings about how to design a social media campaign for your self-published book and book tour. We discuss how to use hashtags, how to deal with Instagram changes and how to spin a lackluster book signing into social media gold.
 
The publishing world continues to change, but authors who adapt and grow with it are making the best of both worlds, straddling traditional publishing and indie in the hybrid model. In today's show, I talk to Michael Ridpath about his journey. In the intro, I talk about Kobo's move into audiobooks, Draft2Digital's new professional quality ebook ...…
 
Dave Chesson is best known for his Kindlepreneur blog and website. He's is an 11 year veteran of the US Navy, but started a side hustle learning about online marketing. He created niche websites, learnt about SEO and affiliate income, then made the move into self-publishing. He now supports indie authors via his Kindlepreneur blog and service a ...…
 
1) This week's writing progress - 5k words for One Fatal Error: 2) Brian Meeks' Amazon Ads book: [amazon_link asins='1942810156' template='ProductCarousel' store='author-pt-21' marketplace='UK' link_id='ed89fde3-9499-11e7-9781-01729003d3f9'] 3) Sci-Fi & Fantasy Giveaway - I'm taking part in this InstaFreebie Giveaway next week: http://sffbookbo ...…
 
As the author of multiple bestselling books including Author Startup and High Performance Paperback, Ray Brehm has positioned himself as an expert who helps entrepreneurs become authors. Having spent over three months in the editing phase of his first book, he is no stranger to procrastination and how authors can become their own bottleneck. He ...…
 
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Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
One of Mark and James’ editors, Jenny Parrott, talks to James about the role of the professional editor in an author’s life. Jenny is clearly as devoted to good storytelling as any author, and she explains some strategies authors can use themselves to improve their stories, and why editing matters so much. This week’s key highlights: Figuring o ...…
 
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Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
The SPF Income Report, a unique look behind the scenes of a best-selling indie author’s advertising spends and revenue is back! Check out the stories behind the spreadsheets, graphs and stats from August 2017. Leave a ReviewBy Mark Dawson.
 
A few bloggers have cracked the code to making money from blogging, and Crystal Paine is one of them. She is a New York Times bestselling author, and she’s the founder of the incredibly successful blog MoneySavingMom.com, where she teaches moms how to save and earn more. In this interview, we talk about how Crystal became a professional blogger ...…
 
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The Rocking Self Publishing Podcast
 
When we first met thriller author Jim Heskett two years ago, he already had an impressive six titles out. Since then, Jim has been turning out books at a lightning-fast pace (20+ titles and counting!) all while juggling family, friends, and a full-time job. This week I catch up with Jim to find out how he does it.…
 
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The Sell More Books Show: Book Marketing, Digital Publishing and Kindle News, Tools and Advice
 
Happy Labor Day! Jim and Bryan each ran special sales this week (discount book descriptions and reviewer submissions) and chatted at length about tips on sending personal emails, dealing with fear, and changing up your Facebook Ads. After thanking their patrons Thawed, The Hat Trick Series, and The Dragon Rustler, the emperors of entrepreneursh ...…
 
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The Self Publishing Podcast - Writing, Indie Publishing, and Marketing Advice for Writers
 
We’ve spent a long time talking about our success, and we’ve talked about being strong marketers who also pump out great words. But what about the ‘arteests’ among us? Today’s guest, Matthew Beers is one of those who no longer looks as indie publishing as a last resort, but as an incredible opportunity. Matthew explains how he was a hypocrite w ...…
 
Ep#67: 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: indie author's David Penny & Debbie YoungThis month’s discussion ...…
 
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Begin Self-Publishing Podcast
 
In this show I talk to Louise Harnby, an experienced Fiction editor and proof-reader about how to get the most from an editor for your work of fiction.
 
In this episode, Carrie Rollwagen interviews Jonathan Walls, the web designer and developer who built the website for her book, The Localist. We talk about whether you should hire a web developer to design your author website or use a template, when to install Google Analytics, the pros and cons of WordPres and Squarespace, and which pages and ...…
 
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Self Publishing School : Learn How To Write A Book And Grow Your Business
 
Pat Flynn from the Smart Passive Income Blog and the Smart Passive Income Podcast is an entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, speaker, author, and an all around great guy. He one of the OGs of the Internet. It doesn’t matter how many people you talk to, some of them will say they got started after listening to his podcast or reading his blog. Pat i ...…
 
Today I’m talking with Brian D Meeks about Mastering Amazon Ads. We have a really interesting chat about some of the biggest things people get wrong with Amazon ads as well as how to integrate ads into a wider marketing plan – plus, how running a Facebook group can be a mixed blessing when it comes to book sales and energy management. I'm away ...…
 
Emily Benet is an author, journalist and award-winning blogger. She writes contemporary fiction. Her titles include the blog-to-book retail comedy, Shop Girl Diaries, the quirky romantic comedy, The Temp, and a novel about social media addiction, #PleaseRetweet. Her fourth novel, The Hen Party, is a fun, fast-paced reality TV saga set in the is ...…
 
1) Some good Createspace royalties coming my way, I've been selling decent numbers of paperbacks recently, mainly non-fictions and in particular, my Mailchimp book. I've received net earnings of Earnings of £380.30 this month, with zero promotion, and although I want it to be much more, this seems to be a reasonable amount: 2) I wanted to get b ...…
 
Having been recognized as a networking expert by Inc and Lifehacker, Robbie Samuels recently dropped by our podcast to discuss how authors can leverage the potential of LinkedIn to market their books. As the author of the recently launched Croissants Vs. Bagels, Robbie is an advocate of avoiding wasting time on networking and spending it buildi ...…
 
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Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
The paradigm shifts in publishing have opened doors for authors. And sometimes caused challenges for those authors who have lost rights to a trad publisher and now want them back. Orna Ross, Founder and Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, talks to James about these issues, how authors can approach getting lost rights back, what it ...…
 
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AskALLi: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast
 
Ep#66: This week we’re showcasing the session between Pippa DaCosta and Susan Kaye Quinn. If you’re wondering about the pros and cons of being exclusive with KDP or going wide with as many retailers as possible, our show hosts will explain which model works best in different scenarios.Susan is exclusively KDP and Pippa makes her books available ...…
 
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The Sell More Books Show: Book Marketing, Digital Publishing and Kindle News, Tools and Advice
 
With Jim's 24 Hours of Free Author Marketing Club promo and Bryan's crazy few weeks, there was a lot to discuss. After thanking their patrons, The Outline Book, Removed, and A Curse upon the Saints, the warriors of indie writing discussed networking, book cover redesigns, and Kindle Unlimited promos. News stories included Medium's subscription ...…
 
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The Self Publishing Podcast - Writing, Indie Publishing, and Marketing Advice for Writers
 
Katie is an indie author who also happens to be a military wife. She’s married to a Green Beret. Very few people realize what being a military spouse means, and how it affects every facet of your life, including being an indie publisher. Aside from giving up her career as a pediatric nurse, she’s moved multiple times. Indie publishing for her i ...…
 
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Self Publishing School : Learn How To Write A Book And Grow Your Business
 
Verne Harnish is the Founder of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and the Founder and CEO of Gazelle’s. He has written three books including Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and The Greatest BUSINESS DECISIONS of All Time and Scaling Up. He also has to be one of the best presenters that I have ever heard. He is a great guy, and I’m excited to hav ...…
 
In this episode, Carrie Rollwagen talks about how to network to promote your self-published book, including tips for a short and sweet elevator pitch, ideas for how to drive people to your website, and how to meet people who’ll care about your book.
 
Self-doubt and fear of failure are a normal part of the creative process, but that doesn't make them any easier to deal with. In today's show, Sarah Painter talks about how to write during the inevitable ups and downs. In the introduction, I talk about lessons all authors can learn from Dean Wesley Smith's article on how to run a physical books ...…
 
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Self Publishing Journeys
 
Jon Cronshaw is a newly self-published sci-fi and dystopian author. It's the second time on the podcast for Jon – we met at Carlisle's Bordlerlines Book Festival last year and at that time, Jon was about to self-publish his first book. When I first spoke to Jon in January 2017, he'd just got the first book written. He'd also been writing lots o ...…
 
The Essential Weekly Podcast For New And Aspiring Indie Authors Paul's Podcast Diary FeatureBy paul@paulteague.com (Paul Teague & Clixeo Ltd).
 
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Podcast – Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
Nick Stephenson talks to James about the value in author collaboration and how even introverted authors can go about building relationships with the aim of growing their audience and widening the reach of their books. This week’s key highlights: Nick’s take on the state of the indie author nation at the moment Author collaboration and the benef ...…
 
Ep#65: In a monthly salon type discussion, Orna Ross, Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors and Joanna Penn, of TheCreativePenn.com, talk about the latest tools and trends of interest to emerging and experienced self-publishing authors.In this show, Orna and Joanna chatted about:Using Editors and Beta ReadersThe impact of Dictating on ...…
 
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The Sell More Books Show: Book Marketing, Digital Publishing and Kindle News, Tools and Advice
 
We've reached 500,000 downloads, and we couldn't have done it without you! This week, Jim and Bryan discussed tips on ad copywriting, indie author mistakes, and writing by hand. After thanking their patrons Peaks of Passion, Where the Leaves Wither, and The Last Days Begin, the Walter Cronkites of self-publishing took on the latest news stories ...…
 
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