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We've just launched out podcast to help people with book writing, publishing & marketing. New episodes will be published every Tuesday and Friday. We would love to have our show on TuneIn.

We've just launched out podcast to help people with book writing, publishing & marketing. New episodes will be published every Tuesday and Friday. We would love to have our show on TuneIn.
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We've just launched out podcast to help people with book writing, publishing & marketing. New episodes will be published every Tuesday and Friday. We would love to have our show on TuneIn.








Ep 042: How can authors build their email list to market their book? with Meera Kothand

Writing a book is one thing, but marketing it is a whole other ball game! To help lift your marketing efforts off the ground, we asked bestselling author of the One Hour Content Plan and email marketing specialist Meera Kothand to stop by the show and share her invaluable insights. Meera's book hit the bestseller chart after just a few days thanks to the power of her e-mail list. She shares how delivering value and creating trust with your followers can ultimately grow your business and...

Duration: 00:15:04

Ep 041: How can authors effectively use their website to sell their services? with Tsavo Neal

For episode 41 of the Happy Self Publishing show, we sat down of Tsavo Neal – a digital specialist who helps businesses and consultants position themselves as authorities in their industries and gain new clients. Thanks to Tsavo’s expertise, a number of authors, consultants and coaches have been able to get the most out of their website and market their services effectively. Join us as Tsavo explains how self published authors can use their site and book in conjunction with one another to...

Duration: 00:15:03

Ep 040: How can authors distribute their ebooks and audiobooks via Draft2Digital? with Kevin Tumlinson

Many first-time authors become overwhelmed with all of the steps involved in the self publishing process and focus solely on Amazon to distribute their books, overlooking all of the other possible platforms. Kevin Tumlinson, bestselling author and Director of Marketing at Draft2Digital, joins us for Episode 40 of the Happy Self Publishing Show to explain how authors can distribute their audiobooks and e-books on alternative platforms, aside from Amazon. Having written over 40 books, Kevin...

Duration: 00:19:54

Ep 039: Alan McComas: How to effectively use press releases to promote your book?

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 estate as a side business and playing lots of golf! While he didn’t expect his book to receive as much coverage as it did, he shares his insights on...

Duration: 00:22:55

Ep 038: Ray Brehm: How do I use the concept of rapid writing to finish my book's rough draft?

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 joins us for Episode 38 of the Happy Self Publishing show to explain how the concept of rapid writing can help authors complete their books faster...

Duration: 00:16:03

Ep 037: Robbie Samuels: How to leverage the power of LinkedIn to market your book?

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 building valuable relationships instead. He joins us to explain how he successfully used LinkedIn to promote his book before its launch and engage his...

Duration: 00:16:39

Ep 036: Joanna Jast: How can self published authors make it to WSJ bestseller list?

We’ve all heard of the New York Times bestseller list, but what exactly is the WSJ bestseller list and how can self-published authors make it onto it? For episode 36 of the Happy Self Publishing Show, we’re joined by productivity coach Joanna Jast – author of Hack Your Habits and Laser Sharp Focus – the latter of which recently ranked on the WSJ bestseller list. While the general belief is that making it onto these prestigious lists is a privilege reserved for traditionally published...

Duration: 00:14:47

Ep 035: Qat Wanders: How to attract coaching clients using your book?

When entrepreneurs or coaches write a book, many of them are surprised to find that it quickly acts as a business card on steroids and shoots their sales through the roof. Our client Qat Wanders recently experienced a similar realization after her bestselling book Yoga for You brought in over $30,000 worth of coaching clients within just a month after its release! Readers found her on, Facebook and Twitter and quickly enlisted her savvy know-how to help them overcome chronic pain and more...

Duration: 00:13:05

Ep 034: Piyush Bhatia: How to make your book launch event a huge success?

Piyush Bhatia is the author of Get Your Dream Job and the founder of BM Consultants India, a site dedicated to helping professionals communicate more effectively. He recently hosted a successful launch party for his book, which saw over 150 of India’s senior executives from a range of multiple industries in attendance. He sat down with us to share what went into preparing his event and key details that authors should focus on to make sure that they launch their books with maximal bang....

Duration: 00:15:18

Ep 033: Marc Reklau: How do you get your self-published book distributed by traditional publishers?

As the author of the bestselling book 30 Days: Change Your Habits, Change Your life, Marc Reklau knows a thing or two about attracting offers from traditional book publishers. After selling more than 25,000 copies of his book in multiple languages, he was approached by publishers around the world hoping to distribute his book. Join us as he explains how finding success as a self published author can attract publishers who weren’t previously interested in your work.

Duration: 00:14:15

Ep 032: Akash Karia: How can authors attract speaking opportunities?

In this episode, we spoke with Akash Karia to find out how authors can attract speaking opportunities to promote themselves and their work. As the successful author of 23 books, eight of which are consistently on Amazon's bestseller charts, Akash is also a seminar leader and has been a keynote speaker on several international stages including TedX. He believes that all authors should reach a wider audience by becoming speakers and spreading their message through the world. Join us as he...

Duration: 00:16:00

Ep 031: Tom Morkes: How to run a successful crowdfunding campaign for your book?

As the CEO of Insurgent Publishing, Tom Morkes has helped bestselling authors Dan Norris, Jeff Goins and Jeff Lee Dumas market their books and has run a number of successful book crowdfunding campaigns. After recently raising $12,000 in just 30 days for his latest book, Collaborate, Tom sat down with us to share his tried and tested crowdfunding tips to help authors through each stage of the process. From pre-launching crowdfunding campaigns to making a plan of action once you've hit your...

Duration: 00:16:06

Ep 030: John Lee Dumas: How can the habit of journaling help authors achieve their goals?

Surprisingly, only 3% of the authors who start writing a book end up finishing it. The main reason? They don’t set a deadline to complete their projects. Tasks often expand into the time period we allot to them and if time isn’t allotted to writing your book, the task will expand into infinity! We recently sat down with John Lee Dumas, famed podcast host (Entrepreneur on Fire) and author of The Freedom Journal and The Mastery Journal, to learn more about how the writers who have read his...

Duration: 00:14:59

Ep 029: Emma & Sean Sumner: What steps should children take to publish their first book?

While it's challenging enough for adults to write their first book, the feat seems even greater when a pre-teen is the author in question. But with all odds stacked against her - writing a book is exactly what eight year-old Emma Sumner did! As the bestselling author of The Fairies of Waterfall Island, we interviewed Emma and her father Sean Sumner for Episode 29 of the HSP Show to find out which steps children should take to publish their first book. Tune in to learn how Emma took a 150...

Duration: 00:17:53

Ep 028: Tom Corson-Knowles: How do I make my book available in different languages?

As the founder of TCK Publishing, Tom Corson-Knowles has written over 20 books and has made it his mission to help his clients earn a full-time income off of theirs. To increase authors' revenue flow, one of the approaches he suggests is to sell the foreign language distribution rights to their books. Join us for episode 28 of the Happy Self Publishing Show, where Tom highlights the key tips and tricks to employ to entice foreign publishers to approach you for your book's distribution...

Duration: 00:18:47

Ep 027: Monica Leonelle: How to craft an engaging story for your fiction novel?

Having written over half a million words of fiction spread across multiples genres, Monica Leonelle has also helped thousands (yes, thousands!) of authors plan their books. She is also the voice behind a popular non-fiction series that helps writers put pen to paper faster and become better storytellers. Join us as Monica explains how authors can craft an engaging storyline for their fiction novel by plotting out a roadmap of it ahead of time. Drawing on her extensive previous experience,...

Duration: 00:16:32

Ep 026: Alison Sigmon: How to use your book to conduct a corporate workshop?

As many author-entrepreneurs know, your book sales typically won’t be your greatest source of income! As such, it’s important to think of different ways that writing a book can ultimately generate profit for your business. In episode 26 of the Happy Self Publishing Show, we spoke with Alison Sigmon to learn about how she used her bestselling book, Delivering Bad News In Good Ways, to start conducting corporate workshops. Join us as Alison shares her tips for developing content, partnering...

Duration: 00:20:13

Ep 025: Ashley Emma: How to choose the perfect title and sub-title for your book?

Caught up in the seemingly impossible task of choosing a title and sub-title for your book? We’ve all been there. Join us for episode 25 of the HSP Show, where bestselling author Ashley Emma explains how she manages to narrow down her selections and come up with a winning frontrunner. Ashley wrote her first novel at age 14, self published it at 16 and has written 6 books since – including the recent Amazon chart-topping Fearless Author. She highlights how seeking out your peers’ opinions...

Duration: 00:12:53

Ep 024: Jim Molinelli: How does one successfully promote their paperback book?

In today's episode, we sit down with architect and remodelling expert Jim Molinelli to learn more about how he got his book, Remodel, to the no. 1 bestseller position in both the Kindle and Amazon paperback stores. Join us as Jim shares the clever marketing tactics he employed to ensure that readers were buying paperback copies of his book, despite the fact that he was also selling a less expensive e-book version. He shares his valuable tips for climbing to the top of third party sales...

Duration: 00:17:29

Ep 023: Nick Loper: What are the best types of lead magnets for a book?

What are lead magnets and why should authors include them in their books? In this episode, we sit down with Nick Loper to find out why they're so important - especially for those selling on third party platforms such as Amazon. Nick is the bestselling author of several books, including the recently released Buy Buttons, and the founder of Side Hustle Nation - a growing community and resource for aspiring and part-time entrepreneurs. Join us as he highlights the best kinds of lead magnets...

Duration: 00:12:36

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