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15 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sean Platt. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sean Platt, often where they are interviewed.

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15 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sean Platt. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sean Platt, often where they are interviewed.

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The Fiction Formula And Self-Publishing Quickly with Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant

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Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant co-founded Sterling & Stone and the authors of a touchstone non-fiction book Write. Publish. Repeat. They've just released the follow up to that book The Fiction Formula and are co-hosts of the Story Studio podcast.

In this interview, Johnny and Sean explain:

  • Why they stopped creating courses and hosting in-person events for authors
  • How they're going to publish 150 books in 2020 (yes, 150!)
  • What it takes to generate thousands of dollars a month in revenue each month on Amazon
  • Where new indie authors should start if they want to self-publish quickly
  • How the Flywheel Effect (a concept from the business world) informs their creative process

And lots more.

I start by asking the pair why they decided to write a follow up to Write. Publish. Repeat.


The Fiction Formula

Write. Publish. Repeat. The No Luck Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success

The Flywheel Effect by Jim Collins

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Jan 08 2020 · 43mins
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KWL EP 110 - Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant

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Join Chrissy and Stephanie as they sit down with Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant, the masterminds behind Sterling & Stone. They discuss what goes on behind the scenes running Sterling & Stone, the top conversion elements every author should know, and why they decide to keep publishing wide. They also talk about their Smarter Artist Summit. 

Jun 05 2018 · 50mins

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Sean Platt | How to Generate 6 Figure Revenue Each Month by Writing Kindle Books

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Sean Platt is the Co-Founder of Sterling and Stone; a boutique publishing company that has published over 100 books since 2011. Sean has also owned a floral shop empire and a preschool, and he is currently also an author and podcaster for countless projects of his own. In this episode, we’re diving in deep into […]

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Jan 22 2018 ·
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TPW 040: Sean Platt on Being True to Self and Write, Publish, Repeat

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Sean Platt a fixture in the indie writing community stops by the show. From his breakout serialized dystopian hit Yesterday's Gone with writing partner Dave. How about popular Sci-Fi hits The Beam and Alien Invasion with his other writing partner Johnny? Not to mention their popular show the Self Publishing podcast and growing story studio Sterling and Stone. Despite all the success, books, podcasts, and software innovation, it comes down to one simple truth. The key to indie writing success: Be true to yourself and Write-Publish-Repeat. You can find Sean and his story team at: http://sterlingandstone.net.

Prolific Writer Takeaways:

  1. Do the work. You have to want to do the work.
  2. Writing is a journey not an event.
  3. Invest in yourself.
  4. Write-Publish-Repeat key to success.
  5. Be ready. Be prepared.

Recommended Resources:

  1. Software- Story Shop
  2. Software- Slack
  3. Fiction- Lexicon by Max Berry
  4. Non Fiction- Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday
  5. Movie- The Invitation
Sep 22 2017 · 1hr 5mins

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Fringe: Write Better Stories Faster Sean Platt and Johnny B Truant

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Ep#40: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast: Indie Author Fringe Highlight with Sean Platt and Johnny B Truant of Sterling & Stone believe the key to writing better is to write faster. Here they talk about their creative process, how planning helps authors to write a better story in less time, even if they're "pantsers", and their new story-planning app. A lot of indie publishing is frontier thinking. Sean and Johnny have been figuring the best way to approach their writing process, and in this podcast they share some lessons and techniques they’ve learned along the way.

Here are three elements from this podcast that really resonated with me:

  • Understanding your genre foundations.
  • Know your characters.
  • The importance of cover design for your readers, and you.
  • Want to know why some books sell more than others?

This information is out there and accessible to anyone who wants to take the time to understand their genre better. At the end of the day, if you want to sell more books, you have to write books that appeal to the genre’s core audience. When Johnny and Sean first started writing together it was as simple Sean coming out with a very simple outline and then Johnny turning it into a book. Along the way, David Wright joined the writing team, and they developed a systematic way of writing together that allows them to establish core relationships with the characters.

At the end of this process, there’s enough information for each of the writing team to be able to picture the locations and know the characters. They have a connection with all of them, and this is one of the elements that allow them to write their stories faster. The Cover Design topic never gets old! But what was interesting was hearing about Sean and Johnny’s writing process.

For Book 1 in the Invasion series, they commissioned the book cover before they started writing, and it provided some creative inspiration for their story details. During their cover design discussion, Johnny and Sean also discussed the importance of genre conventions in the cover process. Yes we all want our book to stand out in our genre, but if you design against the established conventions, especially in the major genres, you may end up getting passed over rather than stand out. 

Our weekly Self-Publishing Advicebroadcast is brought to you by ALLi, the Alliance of Independent Authors. This Indie Author Fringe Highlight  is one of four regular shows, which include an ALLi Member Q&A, a beginners' salon and an advanced self-publishing salon.   Find more author advice, tips and tools at our self-publishing advice center, www.selfpublishingadvice.org. And, if you haven’t already, we invite you to join our organization and become a self-publishing ally. You can do that at www.allianceindependentauthors.org.   If you're not familiar with our Fringe event, it's three-times a year, online conference for self-publishing authors, brought to you by the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), and fringe to the major global publishing fairs; London Book Fair, BookExp, and Frankfurt Book Fair. ALLi brings together the most up-to-date self-publishing education and information available and broadcasts it to authors everywhere. Running 24 sessions over 24 continuous hours allows our members, and other authors round the globe, to attend sessions, no matter where they’re located. For more information, visit our Conference Home Page.   Now, go write and publish.
Aug 22 2016 · 32mins
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SPF-005: Interview with Sean Platt

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This week’s guest, Sean Platt, has turned a love of writing into an indie publishing phenomenon in the shape of story studio Sterling & Stone. But that’s only half his story. In Podcast 5, Sean talks with the guys about what’s next for Sterling & Stone, author productivity, dreaming big, making the right choices and […]

Apr 01 2016 · 1hr 7mins
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64 - Writing - Sean Platt Chat!

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Today's Chat:

Author and entrepreneur Sean Platt returns to talk about his writing process!

To learn more about Sean head over to http://sterlingandstone.net/

Oct 23 2015 · 24mins
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Sean Platt on Reimagining the Business of Fiction

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Sean Platt is a pioneer and innovator in the business of fiction. He has a proven track record of doing what's never been done before, and with great success. He ran the second most successful fiction project in KickStarter history, and proved that fast writing can be good writing when he and his partner wrote a book in 30 days, live in front of 1,000 people. That's just part of it.
Today, Sean talks about what's to come, both for him and for the fiction industry at large.
Key Points
At 5:03 - Even though they had great success with serials, Sean talks about why they've stepped away from them, and why other authors should look for another strategy.
At 6:40 - Sean talks about one of his reimaginations that earns them the name 'hack writers,' but explains why that's not the case at all.
At 14:00 - Sean talks about the concept of Open Source Fiction as yet another reimagination in fiction.
At 16:10 - Subscriptions are becoming more common, and Sean has found a way to integrate it into his publishing company, but do it in a way that provides enormous value to his readers.
At 19:20 - Sean's final reimagination that includes world class narration, and a new model that could be very disruptive to the publishing industry.
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Jun 09 2015 · 24mins
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Writers’ Rough Drafts with Sean Platt - Episode 011

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Sean Platt is a bestselling author with over 60 titles to his name on Amazon. Primarily a fiction writer, Sean’s world of words has a very entrepreneurial arm. As the founder of multiple imprints and publishing projects including Collective Inkwell, Realm of Sands, and his newest Sterling and Stone, he works with business partners Johnny B. Truant and David Wright to create and put out multiple series of stories in a plethora of genres, from children’s books, through to fantasy and full out dark horror.

The voice behind the popular Sterling and Stone Podcast that used to be called The Self Publishing Podcast and website, he offers advice and insights to folks interested in self-publishing to help them set up their own entrepreneurial adventures. He has also penned the go-to guide for self-publishing success, Write. Publish. Repeat. In 2013, which continues to shine with over 400 five-star reviews on Amazon.

In 2014  with Johnny B. Truant, he completed and published an entire fiction book in just 30 days with their Fiction Unboxed Kickstarter project. And went for it again in November for NaNoWriMo with their Fiction Unboxed 1.5.

Nov 11 2014 · 32mins
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The Horror Writers Podcast - Episode #16: Sweet Sixteen with Sean Platt & David W. Wright

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Welcome to The Horror Writers Podcast. Join J. Thorn and Richard Brown as they discuss writing and publishing horror using strategies that work for all genres. A new podcast is posted every Monday.


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Nov 03 2014 · 52mins