The Self Publishing Podcast - DIY Digital Publishing, Kindle Publishing, and Advice for Writers
About This Show
Want to get your words out into the world without contending with agents, publishers, or any of the other gatekeepers in traditional publishing? There's never been a better time to become a writer, and to be in charge of your own destiny rather than jumping through hoops to please the Powers that Be.
Self-publishing ninjas David Wright and Sean Platt -- who have manufactured a publishing machine around Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing platform -- join popular blogger and author Johnny B. Truant to explore everything related to getting published in today's new DIY digital publishing frontier. This isn't artsy talk... we're business guys with no-BS strategies to help you make self-publishing a rewarding reality. Submit your questions at SelfPublishingPodcast.com!
Most Recent Episode
#172 Balancing Efficiency and Effectiveness
4 days ago
Its really tempting when youre just starting out to try to do everything yourself, but this is the worst thing when youre trying to balance efficiency and effectiveness in your workload. From creating your own website, cover designs, even editing your own manuscript, these are mistakes that dont just cost you money in the form of your time. They can cost you book sales. If youre serious about your future as a writer, or an artist in general, whats keeping you from investing in your future?
A new way to read screenplays that doesnt involve awkward Kindle sideways scrolling.
Vacations - Dont CHEAT yourself! Take time to reset your mind. Also, Sean advises to NOT go on vacation where a lot of people know you.
What is YOUR time worth? Think youre saving money by doing that cover design yourself? Not really. Consider outsourcing small tasks to free yourself up to do what youre best at - creating! (But dont make THE most tempting mistake when dealing with your audience.)
Sneak peek of Sterling and Stones April Fools joke for next year.
Know what you want, and connect with your team. But understand that what you want isnt what they want. Especially when it comes to geeking out on technical manuals.
Dave rants at people who ask questions, then argue with the advice they just asked for.
So with all the free time you get from outsourcing, this is what you should do with those 30 hours instead!