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

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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 is paramount in the title and subtitle selection process, as well as the importance of gaining outside perspective as an author.
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Ep 024: Jim Molinelli: How does one successfully promote their paperback book?

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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 platforms using tailored pricing strategies, category positioning and more!
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Ep 023: Nick Loper: What are the best types of lead magnets for a book?

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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 to use in order for authors to create as many leads and e-mail opt-ins as possible.
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Ep 022: Kylie Ansett: How do I create a mindmap for my book?

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In this episode, Kylie Ansett explains how creating a mindmap for your book can help you produce your best work. Based in Sydney Australia, Kylie is the bestselling author of two books and the guru behind an online course that teaches new authors how to write their first books. Join us as she explains how a mindmap helps you transfer all of your ideas and thoughts onto paper in such a way that can guide your vision, validate topics and ultimately structure your book’s contents. Using this handy tool is a great way to organize your thoughts and sift through any excess mental clutter – something that authors of all experience levels could benefit from!
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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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