The Best of Self Publishing Podcast (Self Publishing Podcast #169)


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The Best of Self Publishing Podcast episode is the last of SPP Classic. Audra went through over 100 episodes to find the most informative, dynamic and interested segments for this final send off. Get a taste of the new intro and enjoy the best of Johnny, Sean and Dave! Next week, we start anew. If […]

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Ten Big Self Publishing Lessons from SPP 1.0 (Self Publishing Podcast #168)


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After 167 episodes, Johnny Sean and Dave talk about what they’ve learned from three years of writing, interviewing and recording the Self Publishing Podcast. Today’s special episode includes: The value of talking things out with others. Branching away from Amazon The Benefit of community Understanding the importance of a list The Value of haters — […]

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The Miracle Morning For Writers With Hal Elrod (Self Publishing Podcast #167)


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Today Hal Elrod joined Johnny and Sean to teach Dave how to improve his productivity by using a specific morning routine. Now, night owls don’t turn SPP off yet, because these techniques can be used regardless of when you wake. Live purposefully, create a morning routine and learn what many of the most successful people […]

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Is FREE Still a Viable Strategy (Self Publishing Podcast #166)


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After many changes in the Amazon algorithms we must ask ourselves, is free still a viable strategy? While free used to be an easy button to improving sales, it now has a more nuanced benefit. What may work for one author or even one book, may not work for another. Choosing free is both about […]

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Finding New Angles on Old Ideas (Self Publishing Podcast #165)


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Episode164? Nah, this is episode 165. This week the guys tackle a discussion of being influenced by other works without plagiarizing. It has been said that there are no new stories; attacking an old story is a novel way is a crucial topic for writers. We can be influenced by anything from movies, the news […]

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Ask Us Anything 7/02/2015


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6:28       What one thing have you done marketing wise that you think has had the most effect on your book sales? Also, with the theme this year of optimizing, what is the biggest difference? how are you tracking changes? 8:19       I’m about to release my second book in a trilogy spending 2015 as my production […]

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Trusting the Process to Get Through Tough Writing Snags (Sterling and Stone #164)


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If you’ve ever questioned your writing or wondered whether you were ready for your dream project, this inspirational episode is for you. As Dave said, sometimes writing something smaller and more personal will give you the lessons to attack the big stories. Fresh on the heels of finishing The Beam and Yesterday’s Gone, listen to […]

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Video Game Writing and Writing While Keeping Your Day Job with Justin Sloan (Self Publishing Podcast #163)


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Justin Sloan joins us to talk about video game writing and writing while keeping your day job. He a novelist, game writer for telltale games, and screenwriter. This episode is full of information on the differences in structure between novels and games, how he started and what is required to think outside the box when […]

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Selling More Books with Autoresponders, List Segments, and Email (Self Publishing Podcast #162)


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Selling more books with autoresponders goes beyond a simple newsletter list. While Sterling and Stone requires detailed segmentation, you can learn tools and techniques for you own list regardless of size. This episode covers: What is the purpose of an autoresponder How to use broadcast and autoresponders for maximum effectiveness What you should put in […]

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Building Unstoppable Street Teams with JA Huss (Self Publishing Podcast #161)


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Johnny and Sean brought JA Huss on to talk about street teams after they read her popular book 321. In addition to being the first romance book that Sean told Johnny to read immediately, they were impressed by the number of her day one verified reviews on Amazon. This interview took an amazing left turn […]

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Multi-Platform Distribution with Draft2Digital's Dan Wood (Self Publishing Podcast #160)


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This week we welcome Dan Wood, Director of Author Relation’s for Draft2Digital, to talk about how to make the most of a multi-platform distribution with Draft2Digital. The result is an intense episode packed with actionable information that should not be missed. In fact, you may want to listen to this episode multiple times if you […]

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Selling on Barnes & Noble with Nookpress's Julia Coblentz (Self Publishing Podcast #159)


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Once you’ve decide to step outside Amazon, you need to understand the best ways to market for each platform. This week we delve deep into Nookpress, and who better to learn to tips and tools to succeed on Nook from than Julia Coblentz, the senior marketing manager for Nookpress. Julia discusses: Why 3D box images […]

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How to Sell Big on Apple iBooks with Julia Kent (Self Publishing Podcast #158)


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One of the biggest strategies we push here on SPP is “go wide,” and for good reason. Select may make you more money in the short term, but nothing beats getting a foothold in your as many markets as possible, earning readers Amazon can’t deliver. But how can you get that foothold in other platforms […]

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Killer Publishing Apps with Seth Atwood (Self Publishing Podcast #157)


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Masterbeats—a new apps for writers, which will be finished and out sometime in the near future—is probably the best thing to happen to indie authors since Write Publish Repeat hit the stores. You’ll love all the features this baby will have, as explained by none other than Seth Atwood, the developer spearheading the app’s creation. […]

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SPP's 3-Year Anniversary Bash! (Self Publishing Podcast #156)


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After three years of sterling professionalism, the Self-Publishing Podcast is as strong as ever! This week, we celebrate our three-year anniversary—36 months of pure awesome as we watch Johnny, Sean, and Dave change the face of indie publishing. Even if you’ve been a fan of SPP for all of 5 minutes, you’ve probably already fallen […]

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Supercharging Your Writing Business (Self Publishing Podcast #155)


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Still swimming in enthusiasm from the Colonists Summit in Austin, Sean and Johnny have all kinds of awesome new projects and ideas. This week’s episode was basically a super-enthusiastic rundown of all the cool stuff that they guys talked about and did in the summit, as well as all the new ideas they came back […]

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Breakout success with "The Martian" author Andy Weir and narrator R. C. (Bob) Bray (Self Publishing Podcast #154)


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Hugh Howie, John Locke, Amanda Hawkins… these are writer that are known for something we all wish would happen to us. They all started out self publishing their books and ended up becoming household names (well, if your house is full of voracious readers, I guess). This week (or, actually last week), the guys talked […]

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Promotions, Bundles, and More with Kobo's Mark Lefebvre (Self Publishing Podcast #153)


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Everybody loves Kindle, or at least they are trained to think that they have to love it. KDP Select is just making publishing exclusive to Amazon more and more tempting, but not any less frustrating to Johnny (or anyone else with a strong, and reasonable, revulsion to having all your eggs in one basket). If […]

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Story Research Made Awesome (Self Publishing Podcast #150)


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The dreaded “R” word, the one task that sends some writers away screaming just at the mention of it—RESEARCH. Do you shy away from research? Do you hate it? Do you avoid writing certain yarns in your story garden just because you’re paralyzed by the gobs of research you know you’ll have to suffer through? […]

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Creating "Gotta Buy It!" blurbs with Libbie Hawker (Self Publishing Podcast #149)


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Product descriptions—an aspect of your publishing/marketing plan that many writers either do half-assed or ignore completely—are more important than you might think. As this week’s guest, Libbie Hawker explains in the show, you may pay for (or otherwise wrangle) a good deal of traffic to your book, but if your product description (sometimes called a […]

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Scrappy Networking for Authors with Donovan Scherer (Self Publishing Podcast #148)


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Just what does it mean to be “Scrappy” when it comes to networking as an indie author? And how can an author make a success, not just with online networking (via, blogs, email, or social networks), but also with face-to-face networking (like going to conventions and other live events)? This week, Donovan Scherer came on […]

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Selling on Apple, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble (Self Publishing Podcast #147)


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Finally, the episode we’ve all been waiting for, the show Johnny and Sean have been teasing us about for weeks, the unveiling of a project that has, until this week, been known only as “The Beyonce.” Invasion is here, and it’s not only the latest and greatest story to spring from the creative Engine of […]

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Using KDP Select and Kindle Unlimited as a Tactic (Self Publishing Podcast #146)


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This week, the guys had Lindsay Buroker on to talk about how you can use KDP Select as a tactic to sell books and make money, while not endangering your overall sales strategy long term. Lindsay seems to know exactly how to work KDP Select for her advantage, since last year she revealed a pen […]

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Self Publishing Questions Answered (Self Publishing Podcast #145)


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This week, the guys caught up on questions from you, our dear viewers/listeners, about self publishing. That wasn’t supposed to be the actual topic, but we’re pushing back the topic that the guys were SUPPOSED to talk about for another week or two. (But the topic that was postponed should be awesome when they finally […]

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