Series: Self-Publishing Podcast
Want to publish and sell more books? Want to get your writing into the world without contending with agents, publishers, or the other gatekeepers in traditional publishing? There’s never been a better time to make money as a writer — to take your books directly to readers and be in charge of your own business rather than jumping through hoops to please the Powers that Be. Full time authors Johnny B. Truant, David Wright, and Sean Platt (owners of the 2M+ words-per-year indie publishing company Sterling & Stone) explore everything related to getting your writing published… and making money doing it… in today’s new DIY digital publishing frontier. This isn’t artsy talk — it’s “authorpreneurial” business strategy that turns self-publishing from sideline into a rewarding career.
This is a question/issue that many writers never even really address, which can set their growth back big time. You’re writing your guts out, and you’re incredibly proud of your […]
You probably already know about the Indie Author Power Pack. This post is just in case you didn’t. The Power Pack is an insanely good deal: three of the best […]
This week the guys talked about something new and exciting they’re doing. Sean and Johnny have teamed up with David Gaughran and Joanna Penn to shoot for the New York […]
This week, the guys talked about the pre-production process. The way Sean and Johnny develop their stories with beats has evolved constantly with each project, and it’s always getting better. […]
We’ve been talking about Fiction Unboxed 1.5 on the blog for a while. One key aspect of the project is that Sean and Johnny will be writing the sequel to The Dream Engine during NaNoWriMo. But what exactly is NaNoWriMo? Why do so many writers take up the yearly challenge? How can a writer take some of the underlying principles of NaNo and apply them all year to keep a daily writing habit in all the months that aren’t November?
Welcome to the fourth part of the Sterling & Stone Authorpreneur Nuts & Bolts video series for self-publishers. Scrivener is, at this time, the best word processing software for self-published […]
Previously on this show, KDP Select was compared to an abusive boyfriend that keeps begging you to come back, only to be beat down again. Exclusivity is a tough pill […]
This week (which was actually last week—welcome to the time warp!), the guys talked at length about their recent live events, namely the Author Marketing Live event and the Worldbuilders’ […]
This week the guys talked to Tucker Max about his new book, “Bookstrapping Your Way to a Bestseller.” Whether you’ve read the book or not, there was a lot of […]