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This is the first 169 classic episodes of the Self Publishing Podcast. Want to get your words out into the world without contending with agents, publishers, or any of the other gatekeepers in traditional publishing? There's never been a better time to become a writer, and to be in charge of your own destiny rather than jumping through hoops to please the Powers that Be. Self-publishing ninjas Johnny B. Truant, David Wright, and Sean Platt -- who have manufactured online publishing companies that crank out a book every single week -- to explore everything related to getting published in today's new DIY digital publishing frontier. This isn't artsy talk... we're business guys with no-BS strategies to help you make self-publishing a rewarding reality.

This is the first 169 classic episodes of the Self Publishing Podcast. Want to get your words out into the world without contending with agents, publishers, or any of the other gatekeepers in traditional publishing? There's never been a better time to become a writer, and to be in charge of your own destiny rather than jumping through hoops to please the Powers that Be. Self-publishing ninjas Johnny B. Truant, David Wright, and Sean Platt -- who have manufactured online publishing companies that crank out a book every single week -- to explore everything related to getting published in today's new DIY digital publishing frontier. This isn't artsy talk... we're business guys with no-BS strategies to help you make self-publishing a rewarding reality.
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This is the first 169 classic episodes of the Self Publishing Podcast. Want to get your words out into the world without contending with agents, publishers, or any of the other gatekeepers in traditional publishing? There's never been a better time to become a writer, and to be in charge of your own destiny rather than jumping through hoops to please the Powers that Be. Self-publishing ninjas Johnny B. Truant, David Wright, and Sean Platt -- who have manufactured online publishing companies that crank out a book every single week -- to explore everything related to getting published in today's new DIY digital publishing frontier. This isn't artsy talk... we're business guys with no-BS strategies to help you make self-publishing a rewarding reality.

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Episodes

#169 The Best of Self Publishing Podcast

8/5/2015
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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 […] The post #169 The Best of Self Publishing Podcast appeared first on Self Publishing Podcast Classics.

Duration: 01:21:46


#168 Ten Big Self Publishing Lessons from SPP 1.0

7/29/2015
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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 — […] The post #168 Ten Big Self Publishing Lessons from SPP 1.0 appeared first on Self Publishing Podcast Classics.

Duration: 00:57:10


#167 The Miracle Morning For Writers With Hal Elrod

7/22/2015
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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 […] The post #167 The Miracle Morning For Writers With Hal Elrod appeared first on Self Publishing Podcast Classics.

Duration: 00:47:42


#166 – Is FREE Still a Viable Strategy?

7/15/2015
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After many changes in the Amazon logarithms 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 […] The post #166 – Is FREE Still a Viable Strategy? appeared first on Self Publishing Podcast Classics.

Duration: 00:47:08


#165 Finding New Angles on Old Ideas

7/8/2015
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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 […] The post #165 Finding New Angles on Old Ideas appeared first on Self Publishing Podcast Classics.

Duration: 00:53:34


#164 Trusting the Process to Get Through Tough Writing Snags

7/1/2015
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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 […] The post #164 Trusting the Process to Get Through Tough Writing Snags appeared first on Self Publishing Podcast Classics.

Duration: 01:00:33


#163 Video Game Writing and Writing While Keeping Your Day Job with Justin Sloan

6/24/2015
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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 […] The post #163 Video Game Writing and Writing While Keeping Your Day Job with Justin Sloan appeared first on Self Publishing Podcast Classics.

Duration: 01:01:29


#162 Selling More Books with Autoresponders, List Segments, and Email

6/17/2015
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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 […] The post #162 Selling More Books with Autoresponders, List Segments, and Email appeared first on Self Publishing Podcast Classics.

Duration: 01:14:45


#161 Building Unstoppable Street Teams with JA Huss

6/10/2015
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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 […] The post #161 Building Unstoppable Street Teams with JA Huss appeared first on Self Publishing Podcast Classics.

Duration: 01:01:49


#160: Multi-Platform Distribution with Draft2Digital’s Dan Wood

6/3/2015
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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 […] The post #160: Multi-Platform Distribution with Draft2Digital’s Dan Wood appeared first on Self Publishing Podcast Classics.

Duration: 00:54:29


Self Publishing Podcast #159 – Selling on Barnes & Noble with Nookpress’s Julia Coblentz

5/27/2015
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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 […] The post Self Publishing Podcast #159 – Selling on Barnes & Noble with Nookpress’s Julia Coblentz appeared first on Self Publishing Podcast Classics.

Duration: 00:54:35


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

5/20/2015
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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 […] The post Self Publishing Podcast #158 – How to Sell Big on Apple iBooks with Julia Kent appeared first on Self Publishing Podcast Classics.

Duration: 01:02:05


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

5/13/2015
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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. […] The post Killer Publishing Apps with Seth Atwood (Self Publishing Podcast #157) appeared first on Self Publishing Podcast Classics.

Duration: 01:01:27


Self Publishing Podcast #156 – SPP’s 3-Year Anniversary Bash!

5/6/2015
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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 […] The post Self Publishing Podcast #156 – SPP’s 3-Year Anniversary Bash! appeared first on Self Publishing Podcast Classics.

Duration: 01:05:54


Self Publishing Podcast #155 – Supercharging Your Writing Business

4/29/2015
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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 […] The post Self Publishing Podcast #155 – Supercharging Your Writing Business appeared first on Self Publishing Podcast Classics.

Duration: 00:55:24


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

4/22/2015
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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 […] The post Self Publishing Podcast #154 – Breakout success with “The Martian” author Andy Weir and narrator R. C. (Bob) Bray appeared first on Self Publishing Podcast Classics.

Duration: 01:07:54


Self Publishing Podcast #153 – Promotions, Bundles, and More with Kobo’s Mark Lefebvre

4/15/2015
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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 […] The post Self Publishing Podcast #153 – Promotions, Bundles, and More with Kobo’s Mark Lefebvre appeared first on Self Publishing Podcast Classics.

Duration: 01:08:35


Self Publishing Podcast #152 – Building Your Own Bookbub with Mark Dawson

4/8/2015
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As most of us know, the current promotion atmosphere is a little frustrating. Bookbub is the big man on campus, and yet trying to get your book accepted there is about as easy as getting Dave to use his Nutribullet. But is using a promo site like Bookbub the only option we indie authors can […] The post Self Publishing Podcast #152 – Building Your Own Bookbub with Mark Dawson appeared first on Self Publishing Podcast Classics.

Duration: 01:08:06


Self Publishing Podcast #151 – Audiobook launching with David H. Lawrence XVII

4/1/2015
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The audiobook market is unquestionably becoming more and more a thing, and indie authors would have to be totally bird-brained to not be interested in turning their written words into bundles of audio goodness. This week, the guys had audio-book legend David H. Lawrence XVII (and don’t forget the XVII!!) back on to talk about […] The post Self Publishing Podcast #151 – Audiobook launching with David H. Lawrence XVII appeared first on Self Publishing Podcast Classics.

Duration: 01:03:09


Self Publishing Podcast #150 – Story Research Made Awesome

3/25/2015
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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? […] The post Self Publishing Podcast #150 – Story Research Made Awesome appeared first on Self Publishing Podcast Classics.

Duration: 01:12:09

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