Joanna Jast

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Tom Morkes

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

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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.

 

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5 Reasons Why Publishing A Book As An Entrepreneur Will Completely Transform Your Business

One of the most recurring comments we hear from the entrepreneurs we meet is how much they’d love to write a book, yet what little time they have to do so. Many of them wonder if taking their focus away from running their business in order to finally finish their book will actually be worth it in the grand scheme of things.

Well, judging by some of the world’s biggest entrepreneurial names – we’d have to say a BIG yes. It’s no secret that notable leaders such as Tony Robbins, Guy Kawasaki and Gary Vaynerchuk found significant success thanks to the invaluable content they provided to the public via their books.

Here are five reasons why you should take a page out of their books (no pun intended!) and write one of your own.
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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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How To Implement The Ideal Content Strategy To Grow Your Author Brand

In today’s ever-expanding digital era, it’s no longer enough for authors to only write a book. Sure, you might have written the very best book within your niche, but your sales will eventually lose momentum unless you start producing accompanying content to blast to your audience via newsletters, e-mail marketing automations, your blog, social platforms and more!

Why is a carefully curated content strategy so important for authors?

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6 Foolproof Methods To Uncover Bestselling Ideas For Your Next Book

It’s one thing to write a book, but another to write a book that people will actually want to read.

With thousands of new books being self-published every single day, how do you decide on a topic that will draw in an audience’s interest, set itself apart from the pack and sell?

Deciding on your book’s topic is no easy feat. As an author, you’ll be tied to your work for life – so it had better be good! And you’ll be investing months of your time into the process of writing it, so you should be prepared to spend months living, breathing and dreaming of your subject.

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jaya ramachandran

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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