Here’s an interview I did recently with Dave Chesson of Kindlepreneur about selling books on Kindle. You can listen online by clicking the play button above or read the transcript below. If you’d like to download the audio to listen to later, click this button:
Self Publishing School is launching this week, and it’s a great way to learn how to write, publish and sell your first book.
I recently caught up with Chandler Bolt, the author of six self-published books and the founder of Self Publishing School.
In this video interview, he told me about:
- How to self-publish a book in 2017
- The one thing you must do before you write or self-publish your book
- How to avoid the common mistakes new writers (not authors!) make
- The simple rule that helps Chandler balance writing with running a successful business
You can listen to the interview online, download the audio to listen to later (click the button below) or watch the video. There’s also a transcript if you’d prefer to read the interview.
If you’re self-publishing your book, using a good book cover is one of your most creative important decisions.
A compelling book cover will help you sell more books on stores like Amazon, while an amateur book cover will put potential readers off.
Over the past three years, I’ve designed a book cover, worked with a friend to get a book cover I liked and used the popular crowd-sourcing service 99designs.
For my new book, I decided to find a book cover designer online and commission them to create a cover for me.
In this post, I’ll explain what you need to know about working with a book cover designer.
Have you written your first book?
Are you read to publish your book but you’re not sure how?
Would you like to sell more copies of your work and reach more readers?
There’s an exciting online event coming up for writers in July.
Over 35 bestselling authors and ultra-successful entrepreneurs will be there, too.
Big names like Jack Canfield, Pat Flynn, Charlie Hoehn, Joseph Michael, James Clear, Ty Cohen, Nick Loper, Brian Tracy, Ryan Deiss, Jaime Tardy, Hollis Carter, Jeff Goins, Joanna Penn, James Altucher, Michael Port, Hal Elrod, Russell Brunson, John Lee Dumas, Nick Unsworth, and lots more.
The event is called the Self-Publishing Success Summit.
And the speakers are going to show how to go from “no idea” to bestselling author.
Then use your book to build your brand, following, or 6-figure business.
Here’s the best part: These guest speakers have never been together at one event before. And some of these speakers charge thousands of dollars to attend ONE their live events.
But you can see all of them in one place for free — you don’t even have to leave your house.
And the event’s broken down into 3 steps so it’s easy to put to use.
Here are just a few of the speakers’ presentations:
Do you want to self-publish your book?
What services do you need to pay for when publishing your first book?
How much does it cost to self-publish a book for the first time?
These are just three of the questions I faced last year when I self-published A Handbook for the Productive Writer.
In this blog post, I’ll explain how much it costs to self-publish a book on Amazon and other digital stores.
What You Need to Self-Publish a Book
Got a book draft that you want to self-publish?
Great. Here’s what you need to self-publish your book:
- An editor
- A proofreader
- A cover
- A title
- An author platform
Now let’s break down the costs of these self-publishing services.
Editing and Proofreading
Almost every writer needs an editor and a proof-reader.
The editor’s job is to provide critical feedback about the overall tone and direction of a book, and the proofreader’s job is to eliminate typos and grammar mistakes.