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 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 … Read more

ASP 048: Patrick King on Copywriting and Book Title Strategies for Authors

“Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.”- Jim Rohn Patrick King is a self-published author, dating coach, consultant and a front man of an eighties cover band. Steve … Read more

ASP 39: Our Top 10 Self-Publishing Screw-Ups, and How to Avoid Them

Quote of the day:

“Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time.”

– George Bernard Shaw

In this episode, Steve, Barrie, and Ron talk about 10 self-publishing mistakes they have made, why they made them, and how you can avoid making them yourself in the future. Learn from their past screw-ups so you can save yourself time, energy, and money.

(We’ll use David Letterman’s Top 10 list style to present our top 10 self-publishing screw-ups!)

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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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