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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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ASP 68: Ben Krueger on Why Authors Need to Podcast

The medium of podcasting and the personal nature of it, the relationship you build with your listeners and the relationship they have with you – they could be just sitting there, chuckling and listening… there’s nothing like that. – Marc Maron Steve and Barrie talk with Ben Krueger, the Podcast Educator and founder of Cashflow […]

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ASP 83: Pen Names: Should You Use One?

“The decision to use a pen name was nothing more than a desire to compartmentalize my life.” – Ashwin Sanghi In this episode, Steve makes a “surprising” confession about his name. Steve and Barrie also discuss the pros and cons of using pen names and the factors you need to consider in choosing one. What […]

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ASP 17: Continuing Education for Authors

Quote of the day: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin Today we will answer a few questions about Steve and his career as an ebook author. How did Steve accumulate his wealth of knowledge? One day at a time. Steve started his […]

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ASP 16: Building Relationships with Authors and Niche Experts

Quote of the day: “It’s all about people. It’s about networking and being nice to people and not burning any bridges. Your book is going to impress, but in the end it is people that are going to hire you.” — Mike Davidson Once again, Ron is busy with the Authority Pub Academy, which is […]

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