ASP 80: Jyotsna Ramachandran on Outsourcing Parts of Self-Publishing Business

Jyotsna Ramachandran is a stay at home mom of 2 kids and the founder of Happy Self Publishing. She started her online business journey by publishing books written by ghostwriters. This gave her the confidence to write her own book Job Escape Plan. Her claim to fame was when her book got featured in Inc.com … Read more

ASP 79: 5 Lessons Learned from #1 Overall Paid Book on Amazon

Lessons Learned from #1 Overall Paid Book on Amazon

“The harder I work, the more luck I have.”  – Thomas Jefferson Barrie’s book sold 2,900 copies in a 12-hour span. How did it happen?  Amazon randomly sends out push notifications on IOS and Android phones to promote books.  You CAN’T plan for these things OR even apply. It just happens if they think your … Read more

ASP 78: Debbie Drum on Automating Your Book Reviews

ASP 078: Debbie Drum on Automating Your Book Reviews

“A bad review is like baking a cake with all the best ingredients and having someone sit on it.” – Danielle Steele Debbie has been publishing books and digital products since 2010. She makes a full-time income from home by creating and marketing awesome content online. Debbie loves helping authors marketers get more exposure for … Read more

ASP 77: Matthew Turner on How to Run a Free Paperback Campaign

Matthew Turner is an author & storyteller who works with entrepreneurs, founders & creative thinkers build thriving businesses that light a fire within them.

“For it is in giving that we receive.” – St. Francis of Assisi Steve interviews Matthew Turner, an author and storyteller who works with entrepreneurs, founders and creative thinkers build thriving businesses that light a fire within them. After interviewing 163 authority figures, Matthew’s unearthed how successful people overcome failure and adversity, not only ensuring … Read more

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

Learn how start and grow an engaged Facebook group with Steve and Barrie as they discuss the different ways a Facebook group can help self-published authors.

“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 … Read more

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

Steve and Barrie talk about co-authoring and how it works.

“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 … Read more

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

• You want to hit a minimum word count, but at a certain point, a longer book does NOT equate to more sales.

“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 … Read more