ASP 60: Canva and Designing Eye-Catching Marketing Images

Learn how to use Canva.com to create eye-catching images and other design projects without needing to spend a ton of money.

“Creativity is magical, but is not magic.” – Charles Lamb Learn how to use Canva.com to create eye-catching images and other design projects without needing to spend a ton of money. Barrie shares how she uses the design app to create social media images, lead magnets, slide decks and workbooks. What you’ll learn in this …

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ASP 52: Mastering Masterminding for Your Author Business

Quote of the Day: “While some diversity is healthy, there must be a unity of purpose and mission. All of the members of the mastermind group are focused on the same main goals.” – Jonathan Milligan What is a mastermind group exactly? A mastermind group is a group of people you meet on a regular …

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40 Self-Publishing Resources, Tools, and Assets To Accelerate Success


As much time as we writers spend alone behind our computers tap, tap, tapping away, one thing is certain: we just can’t do it alone.

The business of writing, designing, editing, publishing, marketing, and selling your books requires the kindness of strangers — or at least a little help from your online friends who offer various products, services, and insights to help you stay focused, motivated, and up-to-speed on the ever-changing self-publishing landscape.

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ASP 35: A Turnkey Self-Publishing Solution with Reedsy

Quote of the Day:

“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.

– Red Adair

Barrie and Ron took the day off today, so Steve is interviewing Ricardo Fayet from Reedsy.com. Ricardo talks about how to use Reedsy to get help with editing, cover design and marketing your books. He also talks about their brand-new, free book formatting service.

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ASP 32: How to Get Published on Kindle Scout with Rachelle Christensen

Quote of the Day:

“When you publish a book, it’s the world’s book. The world edits it.”

– Philip Roth

Rachelle is the award-winning author of 10 books, including The Soldier’s Bride (a Kindle Scout Selection). She is a stay-at-home mother of five who writes mystery/suspense and romance from a little farm in Idaho, where she lives with her husband and family. In between raising kids and chickens, she carves out time to write daily, and studies marketing strategies. Rachelle graduated from Utah State University with a degree in psychology and a minor in music.

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