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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!

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Ep 021: The Merrymaker Sisters: Is it a good idea to sell my book exclusively on my website?

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In today’s episode, we sit down with the Merrymaker Sisters to discuss whether selling your book exclusively on your site versus via traditional online retailers such as Amazon is a good idea. As the founders of a lifestyle empire that reaches over 1.5 million readers each year, the Merrymaker Sisters recently published their latest cookbook, Get Merry, and have been selling it exclusively to their existing audience on their website. Join us as they highlight the pros and cons of avoiding traditional online retailers and going the DIY route when it comes to making book sales.
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Ep 020: Azul Terronez: Should I hire a book coach and how do they help?

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In today’s episode, we sit down with Azul Terronez to discuss why you should hire a book coach and how they can help you as an author. Azul Terronez is passive income guru Pat Flynn’s book coach and has encouraged countless authors to find a vision for their books and take the actionable steps to make it happen. Join us as the bestselling author of The Art of Apprenticeship explains why gathering the confidence to write and finish your book is the most important step in the process and how a book coach can help you decide on the right message in order to change your career’s trajectory.
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Ep 019: Rosalind Cardinal: How can self published authors get their work stocked on book shelves?

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When she isn’t busy selling books as the successful author of The Resilient Employee, Rosalind Cardinal is the managing director of Shaping Change, a consultancy specializing in organizational development and human resources. While having her book climb to the top of the bestsellers chart on Amazon, Rosalind also managed to sell an impressive number of copies of it in traditional bookstores – a huge dream for many self published authors. Join us as she shares her tips for how to have your next book stocked on shelves in print.
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Ep 018: Steve Scott: How do I generate multiple book ideas and decide on my book’s final topic?

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In this episode, we sit down with Steve Scott to discuss how to facilitate the process of generating multiple book ideas in order to ultimately decide on your book’s topic. As the founder of the incredibly resourceful Authority Self Publishing and the author of 69 books, Steve is a seasoned veteran when it comes to conjuring up content ideas. Join us as he shares his insightful tips, including using research to uncover your audience’s most pressing questions and making use of Google’s keyword planner to figure out what you should be writing about.
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Ep 017: Hynek Palatin: How do I ensure that my book is well-formatted?

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Prague-based Hynek Palatin is a self-published book author and designer who specializes in e-book and paperback formatting. Join us as he highlights what authors should look out for when formatting their book and shares his valuable tips and tricks for creating the most attractive manuscript possible. Having designed a multitude of projects, Hynek is a leading authority on formatting and can help authors ensure that their book’s interior design is professional, consistent and well-executed.
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Ep 016: Honorée Corder: What’s the best writing method to follow when you’re co-writing a book?

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In today’s episode, we asked Honorée Corder about which writing methods were best to follow when co-authoring a book. As the author-entrepreneur behind over 20 books, including the bestselling You Must Write A Book, Honorée has worked with numerous co-authors, including the famed Hal Elrod. Join us as Honorée highlights the benefits of partnering with a co-author, how to pick the right one and the ideal practices to make the working process between the two of you more efficient.
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Ep 015: Morgan Gist Macdonald: Is it necessary to hire an editor if I have an excellent command over the English language?

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In this episode, we sit down with Morgan Gist Macdonald to highlight the importance of hiring an editor for your self-published book – even if you’ve got an excellent command over the English language! Morgan is the founder of Paper Raven Books and the bestselling author of Start Writing Your Book Today. Join us as she discusses how spelling and grammar mistakes can negatively impact your Amazon reviews, lead to lowered book sales, prevent you from signing traditional publishing deals and hinder your chances of collaborating with industry leaders in your field.
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Ep 014: Michal Stawicki: How to get the best ROI from Amazon ads?

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Not a natural marketer? Join us as we interview Michal Stawicki to learn how to see your best-ever ROI on Amazon ads. As a serial entrepreneur and author, Michal has written an impressive 15 books in the past three years along and is the founder of ExpandBeyondYourself.com. In this episode, he explains how to experiment with Amazon ads to boost your book’s search ranking and see an overall increase in sales. Michal highlights all of the details you’ll need to know, from how to set up the ads to how to research which keywords to include in them, how to set keyword prices and more.
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Ep 013: Kathryn Jones: How to create a valuable team to support your book’s launch?

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Join us as we sit down with marketing guru Kathryn Jones to discuss how authors can build a valuable launch team to propel their book’s sales immediately after its release. As the bestselling author of Automate Your Routines, Guarantee Your Results, Kathryn employed her savvy marketing know-how to attract over 560 people to her first book’s launch team in April 2016. Their reviews and support enabled her book to hit Amazon’s bestseller list and drew significant attention to her business, Automate Academy. In our latest episode, Kathryn shares how to change your pitching perspective, cater to your audience’s interests and employ simple marketing tactics to ultimately build an actionable book launch team.
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Ep 012: Jaya Ramachandran: When there are so many books written by experts, who will read my book?

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In episode 12 of our podcast, we sat down with Jaya Ramachandran to discuss how authors can overcome self-doubt and stop comparing themselves to experts within their niche. As the bestselling author of Bounce Back With Power, Jaya Ramachandran quit her 9 to 5 job and has since become a serial entrepreneur in the self-development and coaching space. She highlights the importance of finding your authentic voice as an author, connecting with your audience and sharing content from your own perspective in order to produce a book that ultimately stands out from the pack.
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