SHOW

Are you an aspiring author who wants to successfully self-publish your book? Are you looking for ways to increase your book sales and use your book to grow your business? You are in the right place because this is Happy Self Publishing show where you get all your questions related to book writing, publishing and marketing answered by successful authors. Fill out the form on this page to post your questions and get them answered by experienced self-published authors who have been there and done that. Enjoy the show with your host – the founder of Happy Self Publishing, Jyotsna Ramachandran. Don’t forget to subscribe and tune in every Tuesday and Friday for a brand new episode with a brand new guest!

POST YOUR QUESTION

available on itunes
available on stitcher
Available on TuneIn
SoundCloud
Joanna Jast

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

Click the play button on the podcast player below to listen to the episode. You can also download the episode and listen to it later.

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 authors, Joanna explains how self-published ones can break the mold by using a handful of clever marketing strategies.

Read More

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

Click the play button on the podcast player below to listen to the episode. You can also download the episode and listen to it later.

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 through her tailored yoga techniques. Join us as Qat explains how her book helped attract these clients and how you can mimic the strategies she used to ultimately grow your business.

Read More

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

Click the play button on the podcast player below to listen to the episode. You can also download the episode and listen to it later.

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. Join us to learn more about Piyush’s top event planning tips, including selecting an overarching theme and contacting noteable speakers to present their thoughts in order to increase the value that your launch can provide.

Read More

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

Click the play button on the podcast player below to listen to the episode. You can also download the episode and listen to it later.

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.

Read More

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

Click the play button on the podcast player below to listen to the episode. You can also download the episode and listen to it later.

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 explains why becoming a content marketer in this day and age is the single most effective way to become a bestselling author and tune in as he shares his valuable tips on how to make that happen through public speaking opportunities. Akash helps authors communicate more persuasively in public presentations, encourages them to tell better stories by branding their messages and enables them to sell more effectively and increase their sales.

Read More

Tom Morkes

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

Click the play button on the podcast player below to listen to the episode. You can also download the episode and listen to it later.

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 target, join us for Episode 31 of the Happy Self Publishing Show.

 

Read More

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

Click the play button on the podcast player below to listen to the episode. You can also download the episode and listen to it later.

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 (Entrepreneurs on Fire) and author of The Freedom Journal and The Mastery Journal, to learn more about how the writers who have read his books have hugely benefited from the habit of journaling. Tune in to learn about how the process of journaling and setting S.M.A.R.T (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound) goals can help you complete your book in just 100 days.

Read More

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

Click the play button on the podcast player below to listen to the episode. You can also download the episode and listen to it later.

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 word book writing challenge and turned it into 20 chapters of her first book with the help of her father, a talented author in his own right.

Read More

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

Click the play button on the podcast player below to listen to the episode. You can also download the episode and listen to it later.

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 rights and have your book sold across international markets.

Read More

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

Click the play button on the podcast player below to listen to the episode. You can also download the episode and listen to it later.

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. As the founder of the popular Prose on Fire writing website, she is also the voice behind a 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, she highlights the ways in which structuring your book before getting started on writing on it can lead to an improved finished product.

Read More