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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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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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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How To Organize A Podcast Tour To Promote Your Recently Launched Book

Appearing on podcasts can easily become one of the single most effective efforts in your book marketing plan. With over 200,000 podcasts being recorded in the United States alone, the medium is a relatively new marketing platform that easily enables authors (or any other professional) to reach a wider audience than they ever would on their own digital channels. Many authors report seeing an instant spike in their Amazon sales after being interviewed by a podcast host, made possible especially by the fact that hosts select their guests based on whether or not the discussion would be of benefit to their audiences. In short, podcast hosts have already done the extra legwork of exploring a niche, building an audience and figuring out what they do and don’t respond to. All you have to do is show up, talk about your book and engage them!

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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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8 Habits You Need To Break To Achieve Your Highest Ever Productivity Levels

Writer’s block and procrastination are two of the chief nuisances we hear about in our clients’ lives on a regular basis. From hitting a creative wall and being seemingly unable to move forward from it or relentlessly avoiding deadlines, these two grievances are easily the greatest obstacles that most authors face. We’ve all been there at some point or another, and have paid close attention to what works and what hasn’t while trying to get ourselves out of the unproductive mess we’ve found ourselves in.

Luckily, there are a couple of habits you can avoid in order to make the writing process easier for yourself – even if you’re predisposed to avoiding any and all forms of project commitment like the plague. Read More