10 Self Publishing Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now

As busy schedules take precedent in our daily lives, many of us find ourselves too busy to read much between all of the projects we’re juggling at any given moment. At Happy Self Publishing, we’re a huge fan of podcasts – we can put them on while working, running errands or simply just multi-tasking like the productive bunch we are! Not only are they efficient, but they allow us to learn and absorb as we’re checking items off our seemingly endless to-do lists. Read More

Ep 005: Chandler Bolt: How to effectively run a free shipping launch of your physical book?

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In today’s episode, we sit down with Chandler Bolt to learn how to effectively run a free shipping launch of a physical book. Chandler is the author of 6 bestselling books including “Book Launch” and the recently released “Published”. He’s also the founder & CEO of Self-Publishing School, an incredibly valuable online resource for writing a book. Through his books, training videos, and Self-Publishing School, he’s helped thousands of people on their journey towards becoming authors.

An emerging trend in today’s self-publishing market is for authors to give away their paperback books for free. Join us as Chandler discusses shipping funnels and click funnels, and breaks down the economics behind CTAC, COGS and AOV in order to help make your book release profitable!

Hoping to grow your business and income? Chandler can help show you how to HERE. Be sure to also check out his FREE bestselling e-book on how to become an author in just 90 days.

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Ep 004: Kyle Gray: How can authors convert their readers into customers?

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In this episode, we sit down with Kyle Gray to discuss how authors can use content marketing within their book and on their websites to convert their readers into customers. Kyle is the author of The College Entrepreneur and runs a web marketing agency called Conversion Cake, which aims to help startups and small businesses grow with the use of content marketing.

Join us as Kyle highlights how authors can include tools and resources in their books to drive reader engagement, as well as how to address your readers’ needs by creating an actionable book marketing plan including bonuses, e-mail automations and CONTENT!
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Ep 003: Dave Chesson: How to pick the right keywords to improve your book’s searchability?

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In today’s episode, celebrated Kindle entrepreneur Dave Chesson sits down with us to discuss the three questions he asks himself in order to pick the right keywords to improve a book’s searchability. Learn how to boost your book’s clicks on Amazon, double your sales and be shown at the top of search results with the Kindlepreneur himself or, as we like to call him, the keyword king!

Dave founded the Kindlepreneur after working with self published authors for years and realizing that their number one problem had nothing to do with writing the book, but about marketing it once it was published. Since then, his SEO tactics and marketing tips have helped hundreds of authors learn how to turn their self published books into bestsellers.
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Ep 002: Rob Cubbon: Is it necessary to launch a book for free on Amazon?

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In today’s episode, Jyotsna sits down with successful author and entrepreneur Rob Cubbon to discuss whether or not it’s necessary to celebrate the launch of your book with a free promo. They touch upon the pros and cons of giving away complimentary products and content, and how doing so can affect your business.

Rob Cubbon initially started out as a web designer, and has grown his business by creating a variety of online courses and becoming a popular self-published author. His latest book, The New Freedom: Ordinary People Are Living Extraordinary Lives & So Can You is a runaway bestseller.
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Ep 001: Kenneth Cheadle: How to organize a book launch event?

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Kenneth Cheadle is the bestselling author of Millenial Takeover and a life coach that helps millennials take their careers to the next level. 

In this episode, Jyotsna and Kenneth discuss options for planning live book events, how they can help authors sell more books, the costs behind them and why they’re beneficial to an author’s morale.

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Ep 000: Jyotsna Ramachandran: Why should you self-publish your book?

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Jyotsna Ramachandran is the founder of  Happy Self Publishing, which has helped over 100 authors since its inception in January 2016. Since creating Happy Self Publishing, Jyotsnahas noticed that there are an increasing number of people who’d like to self-publish their books but are doubtful when it comes to the process behind it. She decided to create The Happy Self Publishing Show as a means to address these issues.

Each episode, she’ll be answering a commonly asked question by interviewing a self-published author who has successfully handled that scenario. In this introductory episode, she talks about the 3 of the most common myths she has encountered about self-publishing and why should one choose self-publishing over traditional publishing. She explains the benefits by discussing the case study of Hal Elrod, celebrated self-published author of The Miracle Morning Series.
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5 Point Checklist To Outsourcing Anything Like A Pro

Once authors understand what should be outsourced and what shouldn’t (see our previous blog post – How the 3 List System Can Boost Author Productivity), they should learn HOW to outsource it in order to get the best value for the money they’ve invested. In our profession, we see a lot of our clients try to outsource components of their self-publishing process and – to be perfectly honest – fail miserably.

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