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17 Steps to Earn Your First $1,000 with Self-Publishing

Self-publishing often can be a frustrating business.You hear about the success stories from some authors, but the books that you write seem to languish in obscurity.In fact, you might be spending more money on your books than you’re bringing in.Fortunately, there is a simple process you can follow to get the ball rolling with your […]

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ASP 76: How to Use Facebook Groups to Build Raving Fans and Readers

“Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.”  – St. Augustine Learn how to start and grow an engaged Facebook group with Steve and Barrie as they discuss the different ways […]

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ASP 75: A Beginner’s Guide to Co-Authoring a Book

“I don’t know about you, but I’m wired for networking and co-laboring. I love team-work and prefer joint projects over flying solo.” – Frank Viola Steve and Barrie talk about co-authoring and how it works. Most authors spend a lot of time writing by themselves. Co-authoring is a great way to share the workload and […]

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ASP 74: Does Size Matter? How to Find the Right Length for Your Book

“Good things come in small packages.”  – Proverbs In this episode, Steve and Barrie answer a popular question among self-published authors: What the “right” book length? Steve reveals his word count sweet spot and how tracking book sales helps him determine what book length to aim for. What You’ll Learn in this Episode: How to […]

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ASP 73: How to Create Profitable BookBub Ads

“When it comes to promoting your book, BookBub.com is the Holy Grail.” – Steve Scott Steve and Barrie talk about BookBub, the massive platform that self-published authors can use to promote books. Steve shares his passion for BookBub and how he uses the platform to sell more books, get more exposure and increase his affiliate […]

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ASP 72: Damon Courtney on Book Funnel and Advance Review Copies

“It’s a dangerous thing, putting your thoughts out there. You step into the river of words, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no telling where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R. Tolkien Damon Courtney is a self-published fantasy author. He is the creator of BookFunnel, a great tool that helps […]

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ASP 71: Should You Be a Controversial Author?

“I am not afraid that the book will be controversial, I’m afraid it will not be controversial.” – Flannery O’Connor It’s important for authors to take a strong stance to build a strong and loyal audience. But topics like politics and religion elicit very strong reactions from people. Barrie and Steve talk about being a […]

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