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.
Would you like to use Twitter or another social media platform to promote your work?
What kind of struggles are other indie authors facing today and how can you overcome them?
In this interview, Ian explains how he got started with self-publishing.
He also describes how he balances writing with the other parts of becoming a thriller writer.
And Ian explains why Twitter is great social media network for indie authors and thriller writers who want to promote their work.
Q. Can you describe the process of writing your thriller books?
It was quite a long book, and I needed to cut down some of the words.
There was a prologue, a 10,000-word prologue, right at the beginning, which was a great scene, but all it did was introduce the main character of.
It didn’t have anything to do with the rest of the book.
I edited it out and wrote a replacement scene instead, but I was still sitting there with this 10,000-word scene which I quite liked.
I ended up writing a sixty-page novella with this scene. The two stories came together, had a trademark twist, which is what I’m into, and seemed to work really well.
I suddenly had the prequel, which I hadn’t ever planned to write when I was writing the novel, but there it was.
I was able to release both on the same day.
Do you want to become a copywriter? Are you looking for advice about what this profession is really like? What do you need to do to get started on this career path?
Henneke Duistermaat is a copywriter, author and coach.
She has written for top blogs like Copyblogger and KISSMetrics and also published the popular book Blog to Win Business: How To Enchant Readers and Win Clients.
In this interview, Henneke explains how you can become a copywriter, what makes compelling copy and what her life and writing routine is like.
Finally, Henneke recommends a number of books that can help you get started on your journey to becoming a copywriter.
Miguel Delaney is a football writer for ESPN, the Independent on Sunday, the Irish Examiner, and Blizzard.
In this interview, he explains how you can become a sports writer or journalist, and he also describes what life is like in this busy profession.
Q. How can someone become a sports writer or journalist?
I can only explain my own circumstances, but it’s far from the only route.
I did a degree in journalism and then, while studying for a masters, managed to get subbing shifts in a paper.
From there, I kind of hung around, hassled the editors to write more. Ultimately, you’ve got to put yourself forward!