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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 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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Ep 011: Austin Netzley: If I have just $500 to market my book, can it still become an Amazon bestseller?

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In Episode 11, we sit down with author and marketer Austin Netzley to discuss how to stretch your book marketing efforts on a shoestring $500 budget. Austin is the founder of Epic Launch, one of the most celebrated book launch companies operating today. He has worked with authors Brian Tracy and Peter Woods and has helped launch hundreds of books, moving more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. He is also the author of Make Money, Live Wealthy – which was a bestseller in multiple categories on Amazon for over 100 days straight.
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Ep 010: Pia Edberg: How do you maintain your book sale consistently even months after the launch?

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In Episode 10, we sit down with Pia Edberg to discuss how to consistently maintain book sale figures even months after your launch. Pia is the bestselling author of The Cozy Life, which continues to sell thousands of copies both online and in its printed format to this day – despite being published 9 months ago! Join us as Pia shares her book marketing tips and strategies, including the use of Kindle Direct Publishing Promotions, social media hashtags, Amazon ads, giveaways and more.
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Ep 009: Derek Doepker: How can I create an audiobook if I don’t have the budget to hire a narrator?

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In Episode 9, we sit down with Derek Doepker to discuss the ideal methods for authors to narrate their audiobooks on their own. Derek is the bestselling author of 10 books, a self publishing veteran and the founder of popular fitness blog ExcuseProof.com. His books are available in audio format and he has narrated nearly all of them himself. Join us as Derek highlights several DIY ways for authors to voice their own audiobooks, whether they’re hoping to save money or simply connect with their audience on a more personal level.
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Ep 008: Lise Cartwright: How does one become an author if they don’t have the time or skills to write?

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In Episode 8, we sit down with Lise Cartwright to discuss alternative options to becoming an author for those who don’t have the time or skills to write.  Lise quit her job five years ago to become a full-time freelance writer. Since then, she has authored and impressive 28 books – and plans to write 10 more in 2017 alone! She also runs Hustle & Groove, a consulting business that helps convert blogs into profitable side businesses. Join us as Lise explains the difference between being a writer and an author, presents the option of “speaking” your book and highlights the power that angel writing services can provide to those who simply aren’t gifted with the written word.
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Ep 007: Scott Allan: What’s the best way to get reviews for your book as soon as you launch it?

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Scott Allan is the author of half a dozen bestselling books, including the recently released Do It Scared. With his extensive experience in promoting his work, he shares some of the tips and tricks he’s learned over the years when it comes to launching a book. Tune in as Scott explains how he managed to receive over forty 5 star reviews within the first week of launching his new book, as well as how to effectively put together a valuable book launch team. You’ll gain firsthand knowledge about how to build buzz around your new book, the importance of building a relationship with your readers and the 1000 fan rule in order to garner your most reviews ever!
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Ep 006: Jagadhees Thirumoorthy: How to create the discipline to write a book in spite of having a full-time job?

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Writing a book is one of the most time consuming tasks an individual can take on. It requires time, patience and energy – all of which is made more difficult when we have a multitude of other commitments to keep to in life! In today’s episode, we sit down with Jagadhees Thirumoorthy to discuss how he created the discipline to write his book, Conquer Your Dreams, in spite of having a full-time job as a marine engineer.

Join us as we discuss the three questions we ask ourselves before forming habits, including What, How and Why. Jagadhees explains that habits can become second nature to us if they’re backed by a strong enough cause and deadline,  and highlights how his often lonely environment at sea helped him achieve his book writing goals.
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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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