Ep 038: Ray Brehm: How do I use the concept of rapid writing to finish my book’s rough draft?

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As the author of multiple bestselling books including Author Startup and High Performance Paperback, Ray Brehm has positioned himself as an expert who helps entrepreneurs become authors. Having spent over three months in the editing phase of his first book, he is no stranger to procrastination and how authors can become their own bottleneck. He joins us for Episode 38 of the Happy Self Publishing show to explain how the concept of rapid writing can help authors complete their books faster and overcome roadblocks in the self publishing process.

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

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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.

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How To Finance Your Book Using A Crowdfunding Campaign

Hoping to self publish a book but short on funds? You’re not alone. From sourcing a great cover design to editing your book, formatting it and setting up the strategy required to market it, self publishing costs can easily add up – especially with everything else going on at any given moment in our lives!

We’ve previously written about how partnerships can lower your publishing costs, but after having interviewed bestselling author Tom Morkes for our podcast, we knew that a blog post about book crowdfunding would be of benefit to first-time or veteran authors hoping to find additional income sources, too.

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

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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.

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How To Create A Book Using Content Sourced From Your Blog

If you’re the founder of a well-established blog, there’s a high likelihood that a valuable book could emerge from the mountains of carefully crafted content you’ve spent the past year(s) publishing.

Let’s put the concept into perspective quickly. Nowadays, the average non-fiction book clocks in at around 50,000 to 75,000 words. Granted, that might seem like an intimidating number to some but in the grand scheme of all of the blog posts you’ve written, it really isn’t! Let’s say that you’ve had your blog for 3 years and published between 20-30 posts a year on average, with each post containing between 750-1000 words. You’re left with well over the typical amount of content that goes into a book, providing you with ample room to sift through and pick the posts that are relevant while discarding the ones that aren’t.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Client Case Study: Automate Academy’s Kathryn Jones

As the bestselling author of Automate Your Routines, Guarantee Your Results, Kathryn Jones has helped countless entrepreneurs and professionals increase their productivity, achieve their goals and automate tasks in order to focus on the bigger picture.  Since self publishing her book, it has hit Amazon’s bestseller list and helped propel her business, Automate Academy, to new heights. We recently sat down with her to learn more about how writing a book helped Kathryn grow both personally and professionally, as well as which tidbits of advice she would give to new authors hoping to do the same.

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