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Do you have a story inside you that you want to share with the world? Do you dream seeing your name on a bestseller cover? Do you have a special message to tell? If yes, then what are you waiting for?If the reason you have not written a book yet is that you have doubts or you simply don't know where to start, then this podcast is for you.Write 2B Read podcast is created to encourage and inspire writers to become authors. It will have very short episodes with tips, reflections and encouragement as well as longer interviews with writers, who will share their views and thoughts about writing fiction and non-fiction, self-publishing, book marketing and anything else that you should know.Listen to the podcast, get inspired, write and inspire others with your writing!

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Do you have a story inside you that you want to share with the world? Do you dream seeing your name on a bestseller cover? Do you have a special message to tell? If yes, then what are you waiting for?If the reason you have not written a book yet is that you have doubts or you simply don't know where to start, then this podcast is for you.Write 2B Read podcast is created to encourage and inspire writers to become authors. It will have very short episodes with tips, reflections and encouragement as well as longer interviews with writers, who will share their views and thoughts about writing fiction and non-fiction, self-publishing, book marketing and anything else that you should know.Listen to the podcast, get inspired, write and inspire others with your writing!

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This show is awesome. I gave it 5 stars!!!

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I don't usually take the time to provide reviews. However, I listen to Read To Lead regularly and find myself looking forward to listening to the next cast. It's not that I necessarily plan to read all of the books reviewed or recommended by the guest, though I have purchased a couple as a result of listening. I really enjoy this cast because it covers useful books and material, has great insights and advice that I often find applicable to me, and I really like the end of cast key point summary. This cast will continue to be a central source for my learning. Oh yeah, I am 59 years old with over 30 years of success as a senior executive (Director to EVP) including building products, business units, leading companies ($15M to $70M rev) and turning around operations from 15 employees up to 5,000. I am a continual learner and Read To Lead has become an important source for my education and continued improvement. Thank you for the great work!

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By JimmyTee2 - Oct 24 2017
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This show is awesome. I gave it 5 stars!!!

Very informative and entertaining

By Mergalt - Oct 01 2017
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I don't usually take the time to provide reviews. However, I listen to Read To Lead regularly and find myself looking forward to listening to the next cast. It's not that I necessarily plan to read all of the books reviewed or recommended by the guest, though I have purchased a couple as a result of listening. I really enjoy this cast because it covers useful books and material, has great insights and advice that I often find applicable to me, and I really like the end of cast key point summary. This cast will continue to be a central source for my learning. Oh yeah, I am 59 years old with over 30 years of success as a senior executive (Director to EVP) including building products, business units, leading companies ($15M to $70M rev) and turning around operations from 15 employees up to 5,000. I am a continual learner and Read To Lead has become an important source for my education and continued improvement. Thank you for the great work!

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Do you have a story inside you that you want to share with the world? Do you dream seeing your name on a bestseller cover? Do you have a special message to tell? If yes, then what are you waiting for?If the reason you have not written a book yet is that you have doubts or you simply don't know where to start, then this podcast is for you.Write 2B Read podcast is created to encourage and inspire writers to become authors. It will have very short episodes with tips, reflections and encouragement as well as longer interviews with writers, who will share their views and thoughts about writing fiction and non-fiction, self-publishing, book marketing and anything else that you should know.Listen to the podcast, get inspired, write and inspire others with your writing!

The Brutal Truth of Being a Writer

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Today my guest is Tim Knox. He is a sought-after corporate speaker and comedian, published author, talk radio host, syndicated business columnist, and self-professed Mama’s Boy, Tim’s unique perspective is enjoyed by thousands who listen to his radio show, read his books and columns, and hear him speak every year.

You should check out his show Interviewing Writers too.

In this interview we talk about

- the difference between traditional publishing and self-publishing

- how to markets your books

- the business aspect of being a writer

- building author brand

Food for Thought

If passion was money every poet would be rich.

If the great writers in history had to market their own work chances are we never would have heard of any of them.

The hardest thing to do in a crowd is to get noticed.

If you are are a writer - write!

Be happy that you have the ability to write.

If you’d like to share your thought with me and other Write to be Read listeners, make sure you join our Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/write2bread/

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Mar 20 2016

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First Writing Experiences

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In this episode I share the story of my very first writing experience. Back then I did not realize that it was the starting point of a long and exciting journey. I know how it happened and you will know that too once you listen to this short episode. But why did it happen, I still don't know and most probably never will.

What about you? Do you remember your first writing experience? If you do, please feel free to share it with us either in the comments below or at the Write 2B Read podcast closed Facebook group.

Thank you for listening!

If you would like to help me and you haven’t already, I would appreciate if you could take a minute to leave a quick rating and review of the podcast on iTunes by clicking on the link below. It’s the best possible way to help the podcast grow so it can encourage  and inspire more people!

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Jul 01 2014

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Welcome to the Write 2B Read Podcast

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Hi everyone! I am very excited to announce that the Write 2B Read podcast is finally live. Many have writer's doubts, in my case I had podcaster's doubts. I've been thinking about creating a podcast since 2 years already, but never did anything about it. I was not sure about my voice, about my accent and about the fact that people will actually listen to me. Then I realized that I will never know until I try. So I spend the last few weeks learning podcasting from scratch and recording episodes and interviews for you.

Write 2B Read podcast is created to encourage and inspire writers to become authors. It will have very short episodes with tips, reflections and encouragement as well as longer interviews with writers, who will share their views and thoughts about writing, self-publishing, book marketing and anything else that they think you should know. I really hope that the podcast will help you in your journey of finding your readers and becoming a bestselling author.

You are welcome to join Write 2B Read podcast's closed Facebook group, where we will be discussing everything that you would like to know, share tips, provide feedback and simply spend a good time together.

Needless to say, that I will need your support badly and by just spending few minutes to rate and review the podcast on iTunes as well as subscribing to it by clicking at the link below will make a huge impact to podcast's growth and success.

Review Write 2B Read podcast!

From my part, I would like to offer you an ebooks for writers that I have created for free. You can check the details and get them by clicking here. Thank you in advance for listening to the podcast, spreading the word about it and providing feedback!

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Jun 30 2014

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Interview With Historical Fiction Writer

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Jul 01 2014

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Book Launch & Marketing

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 More About Derek

Derek Olsen is a husband, father and a number one best selling author. Derek and his wife Carrie encourage married couples to have better conversations about money. You can grab the free e-book 4 1/2 Conversation Starters on his website at derekandcarrie.com

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You can get more details about the book From Your Head to Your Hands -- How to Write, Self-Publish, and Launch Your Book on Amazon or on the book webpage.

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Jul 06 2014

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How to Make $450k a Year By Writing Fiction

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My today's guest is Mark Dawson - the author of John Milton series. Until recently, Mark worked in the London film industry. He now writes full-time and is working on three series.

I found out about Mark Dawson few weeks ago, when I read the article about him in Forbes. Last year Amazon paid Mark $450k. I tried to find out how did he make it and which were the main components of his success.

In this interview we you will find out

  • Where did Mark gain knowledge about self-publishing and book marketing  
  • When he realized that things start happening
  • How did Mark build his e mail list 
  • How Mark manages to be so prolific 
  • How Mark makes sure that his readers want to read the next book in the series 
  • How to use Facebook ads
  • How long did it take Mark to become full-time author 
  • Which is the most powerful marketing tool for authors 
  • How much money Mark spends to publish each of his books 

Useful Links

Self Publishing Formula (Mark's free videos)

Mark Dawson's website

The Self Publishing Podcast

Rocking Self Publishing podcast

The Creative Penn podcast

You can get free audiobook here

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May 05 2015

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A Talk About Criticism

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“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” ― Aristotle

In this episode I am talking about criticism and how to deal with it. Before I was also afraid to be criticized but then I came up with several thought, which made me think that criticism is not always a bad thing.

Below are the points that helped me accept criticism

1. It is not about you

2. You cannot have a look from the ‘’outside’’

3. No one is perfect

4. Chance to improve

5. Criticism as success indicator

6. Filtered criticism

7. Criticism as strong motivation

8.  For someone to criticize you, it means that he/she cares

9. Necessary criticism

10. Keeping the balance

Would love to hear about how you deal with criticism and what do you think about the topic in general. Head over to the Write 2B Read podcast closed Facebook group to discuss the topic with us.

Thank you for listening!

If you would like to help me and you haven’t already, I would appreciate if you could take a minute to leave a quick rating and review of the podcast on iTunes by clicking on the link below. It’s the best possible way to help the podcast grow so it can encourage  and inspire more people!

Review or subscribe to Write 2B Read podcast on iTunes by clicking on this link

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Jul 08 2014

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Where to Find Writing Ideas

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As my thank you gift for all those who have subscribed and reviewed my podcast I am offering 2 ebooks for writers + 3 lucky ones will get 1-on-1 coaching from me.

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This episode covers list of places, where you can find writing ideas!

How many times have you been stuck? How many times have you realized that it is time to update your blog or start your next book but did not have any idea what to write about?

So where could you get ideas about topics you could write about?

I came up with a list, which may help you come up with your own list of topics to write about.

1. Blogs

2. Magazines

3. Books

4. Overheard dialogue

5. Movies

6. Forums

7. Art

8. Music

9. Conversations with friends

10. Quotes

11. History

12. Travel/Trips

13. Children

14. Dreams

15. Free writing

16. Brainstorm

17. Success Stories

18. People watching

19. Your life

20. Other people’s lives

21. Photography

22. Questions you’ve been asked

23. Ask in social networks

24. Your previous writings

I wish you all plenty of ideas and a productive writing week!

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Jul 14 2014

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Writing Can Save Your Life

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Did you know that writing can save your life? Well that's what happened to the fantasy writer Ksenia Anske and that is why she gives out all her books for free... and makes money that way.

Confused? Well, you have to her my talk about writing and life with Ksenia in order to understand what I mean.

More about Ksenia

Check her website by clicking this link

Goodreads Author Page

Twitter account @kseniaanske

Amazon Author Page 

Get My Thank You Gift Now!

As my thank you gift for all those who have subscribed and reviewed my podcast I am offering 2 ebooks for writers + 3 lucky ones will get 1-on-1 coaching from me.

Get details here.

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Jul 17 2014

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A Talk About Success

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Click the banner below and get a free audiobook from 150,000 available fiction and non-fiction titles for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player.

I am not sure you know this, but a while ago I was a self-development blogger. My blog was called Life Probabilities and although I am no longer the owner and the author of the blog it still exists.  Now Vinod is the owner of the Life Probabilities and he is covering self development related topics there so you can check out the blog if you like similar topics.

So today I will present you with one of the blog posts I wrote at Life Probabilities about success. Since the thoughts I had are still valid I decided that I could share them with you here too.

Who doesn’t want to be successful?

Yup, that’s what I thought. No one.

These days there are many talks about becoming successful, not giving up after failure, getting there, striving for perfection and such. All that is supposed to motivate and encourage…

But sometimes, just the opposite happens.

Sometimes reading all those articles and coming back to where you are at that moment may make you even more depressed.

Why is that?

I think it is because many self-development authors contribute to the stereotyping of the meaning of success. The same thing does the TV, the media and the society.

If you ask around about who is successful many will somehow come up with the names of celebrities, rich businessmen, top managers or well-known people.

No one will think of a single mother who raised a creative and happy child. No one will come up with the name of a person, who left everything behind in order to follow his dream. No one will recall the young guy, who spent days and nights outside with his camera in order to finally make that perfect shot he had in mind.

What we need to understand is that success is not a fixed term. Success is different for everyone. For one being successful may mean climbing up the career ladder. For someone else it may mean not working for a corporation. For someone success may be being rich and famous. For someone else it is about a happy family and genuine friends. For some writing and completing a full length novel is already a success, but for someone else the success is becoming a bestselling author.

Besides that your vision of success may be evaluated periodically. At different stages of your life you may have different understandings of success. Life does not stand still and you have the right to change your mind and follow different goals.

Success is a complex term. It is not always obvious and visible. Being true to your values may be a success itself. Reaching inner peace and harmony, may also mean that you are successful.

In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey he has one exercise. You have to imagine your funeral. Think about who will be there and what will they say about you and your life. Surpassingly what you would like them to say is what you are supposed to achieve during your life.

For me success is living so that the words I would like to be told at my funeral are told when the time comes.

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May 01 2015

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London Book Fair 2016

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I have been at The London Book Fair this year and in this episode I share my impressions and takeaways.

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Apr 15 2016

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How to Write 19 Books Before You Turn 25

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Today I talk to Sommer Nectarhoff.

Sommer is a twenty-four year old writer from Chicago. He’s the author of nineteen books and counting, and though he’s written everything from poetry to literary fiction he’s currently couched in the swords and shields of fantasy.

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Apr 06 2016

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Read to Lead

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Mar 29 2016

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How to Gain Media Exposure

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We discuss why media exposure is so important and how one can get featured on media.

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Mar 23 2016

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Giveaways and Your Book Marketing

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In the previous days I have come across the same topic several times. Then I thought that maybe you have not heard of it yet so decided to let you know about this. What I am talking is Amazon Giveaways. Amazon let’s you create and promote a giveaway of items that are sold there. The interesting part of this for us is that we can now create kindle ebook giveaways.

What many authors did before was organizing book giveaways – mainly on Goodreads. Unfortunately you could give aways only paperbacks. I tried a giveaway of my first novel Highfall on Goodreads and although it did bring visibility to my book it did not impact the sales figure.

So why is Amazon giveaway different you may think. Well before I dive into this, I have to make a disclaimer. It seems like the Amazon giveaway can organize only the US residents, so if you have amazon.com account but no US address linked to your account then you won’t be able to make it… Hopefully they will roll over to the other markets soon too. The good news though is that you don’t have to be in KDP Select to be able to organize giveaways and of course giving away ebooks is more affordable and there are no shipping charges involved obviously.

Ok now let’s see why would you as an author possibly want to make an Amazon giveaway.

The first obvious reason, of course is get your book front of more people. And since those who have already purchased your book are not eligible for your giveaway you will end up will be reaching new potential readers.

The second good thing is that all the participants, who have not won the giveaway get the free sample of your book. Which means that the potential new readers will probably get the taste of your writing style.

Another good thing is that when you organize your book’s Amazon giveaway you can choose chose an option where in order to participate people have to follow you on your Amazon’s author page. This means that whenever you have a new book out all who follow will be notified. It is not as good as having them on your e mail list of course, but it is most probably the closest thing you can get with Amazon.

To wrap this topic up I’ll just need to say that your giveaways can last up to 30 days, ebooks purchased for the giveaway are non-refundable and you can check there is a Twitter hashtag #AmazonGiveaways you can follow. And maybe the best part of it all is that those who have tried the Amazon giveaways tell that it impacts book’s sales ranking.

Ok, that was it about the Amazon.

Now I will share my ideas about giveaways in general.

I personally feel uncomfortable, when things are not under my control. That is why strategies, which rely on specific social media channel, or only one platform, or an audience, which is not mine are not my favorite. I mean what if something happens to Facebook one day? Where do I find all those people who liked my page… You see what I mean right?

That is why I prefer to put time and effort bringing my audience to my place, that is my website and my e mail list. Are you already there btw? If no check out anialexander.com

Having that said I prefer to use KingSumo’s giveaway plugin for WordPress. The giveaway is done so that it increases participant’s chances to win when they share your contest like crazy and therefore it easily goes viral. But that is just the bonus. The best thing is that you are getting the list of all participant’s emails, which you can later use. I have used this only twice for now, but have seen great results with both giveaways.

The things is… if you are unknown writer like me, most probably people will not be interesting in your book’s giveaway, because they have not read you yet and they have not heard your name either, right?

Continued on anialexander.com/giveaways-and-your-book-marketing/

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Mar 20 2016

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The Brutal Truth of Being a Writer

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Today my guest is Tim Knox. He is a sought-after corporate speaker and comedian, published author, talk radio host, syndicated business columnist, and self-professed Mama’s Boy, Tim’s unique perspective is enjoyed by thousands who listen to his radio show, read his books and columns, and hear him speak every year.

You should check out his show Interviewing Writers too.

In this interview we talk about

- the difference between traditional publishing and self-publishing

- how to markets your books

- the business aspect of being a writer

- building author brand

Food for Thought

If passion was money every poet would be rich.

If the great writers in history had to market their own work chances are we never would have heard of any of them.

The hardest thing to do in a crowd is to get noticed.

If you are are a writer - write!

Be happy that you have the ability to write.

If you’d like to share your thought with me and other Write to be Read listeners, make sure you join our Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/write2bread/

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Mar 20 2016

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Reinvent You and Stand Out

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Today my guest is Dorie Clark. Dorie is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business ReviewTIME, Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is the author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future. Her most recent book, Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It, was released in April 2015.

In this interview we talk about

  • how Dorie build her platform through blogging
  • advantages of being a published author
  • how to choose what to be about
  • the 3-step process of reinventing yourself
  • the 3 word exercise, which will help with your branding

3 Step Process of Reinventing Yourself

Step 1 - find out where you are now (what are you known for) Step 2 - create a vision of where you wanna go and what do you need to do in order to overcome the gap of where you are and where you wanna be Step 3 - live your brand (make sure everything you do is in line with the brand you wanna become)

3 Word Exercise

Go to half a dozen friends and colleges and ask the following question - "If you had only 3 words to describe me what would they be?" You will be able to see certain trends and you might want to capitalize those in your branding.

Useful Links

Dorie's website How to Start Writing for High Profile Blogs

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Jul 28 2015

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Exploring Reader's Legacy

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Today I am talking to Ken Dunn. Ken is a bestselling author and the CEO and founder of Next Century Publishing and the Readers legacy. His mission is to change the way people read, write and experience books.

In this interview we find out

  • Ken's journey from being a police officer to becoming financially free and retired
  • how one book changed Ken's life
  • the challenges writers face today
  • what Next Century Publishing does
  • what is Reader's Legacy and why writers should get engaged there now

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Jul 21 2015

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How to Distribute Your Books Everywhere

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We, authirs discuss a lot about whether we should stick exclusively to Amazon or our books should be sold on all platforms available out there. I decided to talk to Mark Coker, who is an author himself, but what is more important for this particular case he is the founder of Smashwords. Smashwords was founded in 2008. It is a free ebook publishing and distribution platform, which works with over 100k authors and publishers.

In this interview we talk about:

Preorders and their benefits

Transitioning from Amamzon to other platforms

Why Smashwords is the best choice

Writing and marketing series 

Food for Thought

Every writer in the world has a right to publish a book.

The most important piece of the puzzle is to write a super awesome book.

If your book is only good - the good is not good enough anymore.

The book has to take the readers to the emotionally satisfying extreme.

Readers are reading either for an emotional experience or for an intellectual experience. (sometimes the combination of both)

There has never been a better time to be a writer.

Useful links

Smashwords

Smashwords Style Guide

Also - consider signing up for the Self-Publishing Success Summit, which is the best online summit on the topic with amazing line-up. On that summit 37 World-Changing Authors & Entrepreneurs Reveal How to Write, Market & Publish Your  First Book AND Use It To Get To 6 Figures

You can get your FREE access to the Self-Publishing Success Summit here.

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Jul 14 2015

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How to Make $450k a Year By Writing Fiction

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My today's guest is Mark Dawson - the author of John Milton series. Until recently, Mark worked in the London film industry. He now writes full-time and is working on three series.

I found out about Mark Dawson few weeks ago, when I read the article about him in Forbes. Last year Amazon paid Mark $450k. I tried to find out how did he make it and which were the main components of his success.

In this interview we you will find out

  • Where did Mark gain knowledge about self-publishing and book marketing  
  • When he realized that things start happening
  • How did Mark build his e mail list 
  • How Mark manages to be so prolific 
  • How Mark makes sure that his readers want to read the next book in the series 
  • How to use Facebook ads
  • How long did it take Mark to become full-time author 
  • Which is the most powerful marketing tool for authors 
  • How much money Mark spends to publish each of his books 

Useful Links

Self Publishing Formula (Mark's free videos)

Mark Dawson's website

The Self Publishing Podcast

Rocking Self Publishing podcast

The Creative Penn podcast

You can get free audiobook here

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May 05 2015

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A Talk About Success

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Click the banner below and get a free audiobook from 150,000 available fiction and non-fiction titles for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player.

I am not sure you know this, but a while ago I was a self-development blogger. My blog was called Life Probabilities and although I am no longer the owner and the author of the blog it still exists.  Now Vinod is the owner of the Life Probabilities and he is covering self development related topics there so you can check out the blog if you like similar topics.

So today I will present you with one of the blog posts I wrote at Life Probabilities about success. Since the thoughts I had are still valid I decided that I could share them with you here too.

Who doesn’t want to be successful?

Yup, that’s what I thought. No one.

These days there are many talks about becoming successful, not giving up after failure, getting there, striving for perfection and such. All that is supposed to motivate and encourage…

But sometimes, just the opposite happens.

Sometimes reading all those articles and coming back to where you are at that moment may make you even more depressed.

Why is that?

I think it is because many self-development authors contribute to the stereotyping of the meaning of success. The same thing does the TV, the media and the society.

If you ask around about who is successful many will somehow come up with the names of celebrities, rich businessmen, top managers or well-known people.

No one will think of a single mother who raised a creative and happy child. No one will come up with the name of a person, who left everything behind in order to follow his dream. No one will recall the young guy, who spent days and nights outside with his camera in order to finally make that perfect shot he had in mind.

What we need to understand is that success is not a fixed term. Success is different for everyone. For one being successful may mean climbing up the career ladder. For someone else it may mean not working for a corporation. For someone success may be being rich and famous. For someone else it is about a happy family and genuine friends. For some writing and completing a full length novel is already a success, but for someone else the success is becoming a bestselling author.

Besides that your vision of success may be evaluated periodically. At different stages of your life you may have different understandings of success. Life does not stand still and you have the right to change your mind and follow different goals.

Success is a complex term. It is not always obvious and visible. Being true to your values may be a success itself. Reaching inner peace and harmony, may also mean that you are successful.

In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey he has one exercise. You have to imagine your funeral. Think about who will be there and what will they say about you and your life. Surpassingly what you would like them to say is what you are supposed to achieve during your life.

For me success is living so that the words I would like to be told at my funeral are told when the time comes.

By

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May 01 2015

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10 Famous Fiction Writers Who Reached Success Through Failure

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Famous writers don’t need to seek literary agents and publishers. They don’t have to worry if their books will sell or not. Famous writers don’t have day jobs and have the privilege of doing only what they love – write.

We dream to become one of them. We wish to be where they are now. But did we ever think where were they before becoming famous? Well I can tell you. They were exactly where you are now. Most of them came to success through failure. Many of them even through a massive failure… Don’t believe me? Well let’s see… From the many examples I have chosen those writers whom almost everyone knows. Even those who don’t read much and have not read their books have at least heard about them. None of them was an overnight success but all of them deserved the success.

1. J. K. Rowling She gave birth to Harry Potter and the guy made her famous and rich. But things were not that smooth in the beginning. 12 publishers before that rejected her manuscript. So if she gave up, let’s say after the 10th rejection we would never know that Harry even existed.

2. John Grisham He was a lawyer, who loved to write. His first book Time to Kill was written in 3 years and rejected by 27 different publishers. But now he is one of the bestselling authors with total copies of 250 million of his books sold.

3.  Steven King Steven’s book Carrie was rejected 30 times, but once it was published it sold 1 million copies in the first year alone.

4. Stephanie Meyer From the 15 literary agencies she wrote to 5 did not answer at all and the other 9 rejected her book. Only 1 gave her a chance and we all know what happened next. show page on Awesound

Jul 21 2014

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Writing Can Save Your Life

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Did you know that writing can save your life? Well that's what happened to the fantasy writer Ksenia Anske and that is why she gives out all her books for free... and makes money that way.

Confused? Well, you have to her my talk about writing and life with Ksenia in order to understand what I mean.

More about Ksenia

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Goodreads Author Page

Twitter account @kseniaanske

Amazon Author Page 

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Jul 17 2014

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Where to Find Writing Ideas

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As my thank you gift for all those who have subscribed and reviewed my podcast I am offering 2 ebooks for writers + 3 lucky ones will get 1-on-1 coaching from me.

Get details here.

This episode covers list of places, where you can find writing ideas!

How many times have you been stuck? How many times have you realized that it is time to update your blog or start your next book but did not have any idea what to write about?

So where could you get ideas about topics you could write about?

I came up with a list, which may help you come up with your own list of topics to write about.

1. Blogs

2. Magazines

3. Books

4. Overheard dialogue

5. Movies

6. Forums

7. Art

8. Music

9. Conversations with friends

10. Quotes

11. History

12. Travel/Trips

13. Children

14. Dreams

15. Free writing

16. Brainstorm

17. Success Stories

18. People watching

19. Your life

20. Other people’s lives

21. Photography

22. Questions you’ve been asked

23. Ask in social networks

24. Your previous writings

I wish you all plenty of ideas and a productive writing week!

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Jul 14 2014

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Self-publishing and Writing Live

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About Johnny B. Truant

Johnny B. Truant is one of the hosts of the popular Self Publishing Podcast and an author of the bestselling self-publishing guide Write. Publish. Repeat. Johnny published over 1.5 million words' worth of books in 2013, then wrote a book live in front of an audience in June 2014 to show his audience how. You can see that whole process at FictionUnboxed.com. Johnny's Amazon Author Page Johnny's website

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Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode

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

Fiction Unboxed - see how a novel really gets written

The Self-Publishing podcast

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Jul 10 2014

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A Talk About Criticism

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“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” ― Aristotle

In this episode I am talking about criticism and how to deal with it. Before I was also afraid to be criticized but then I came up with several thought, which made me think that criticism is not always a bad thing.

Below are the points that helped me accept criticism

1. It is not about you

2. You cannot have a look from the ‘’outside’’

3. No one is perfect

4. Chance to improve

5. Criticism as success indicator

6. Filtered criticism

7. Criticism as strong motivation

8.  For someone to criticize you, it means that he/she cares

9. Necessary criticism

10. Keeping the balance

Would love to hear about how you deal with criticism and what do you think about the topic in general. Head over to the Write 2B Read podcast closed Facebook group to discuss the topic with us.

Thank you for listening!

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Jul 08 2014

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Book Launch & Marketing

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 More About Derek

Derek Olsen is a husband, father and a number one best selling author. Derek and his wife Carrie encourage married couples to have better conversations about money. You can grab the free e-book 4 1/2 Conversation Starters on his website at derekandcarrie.com

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You can get more details about the book From Your Head to Your Hands -- How to Write, Self-Publish, and Launch Your Book on Amazon or on the book webpage.

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Jul 06 2014

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First Writing Experiences

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In this episode I share the story of my very first writing experience. Back then I did not realize that it was the starting point of a long and exciting journey. I know how it happened and you will know that too once you listen to this short episode. But why did it happen, I still don't know and most probably never will.

What about you? Do you remember your first writing experience? If you do, please feel free to share it with us either in the comments below or at the Write 2B Read podcast closed Facebook group.

Thank you for listening!

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Jul 01 2014

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Interview With Historical Fiction Writer

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Jul 01 2014

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Welcome to the Write 2B Read Podcast

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Hi everyone! I am very excited to announce that the Write 2B Read podcast is finally live. Many have writer's doubts, in my case I had podcaster's doubts. I've been thinking about creating a podcast since 2 years already, but never did anything about it. I was not sure about my voice, about my accent and about the fact that people will actually listen to me. Then I realized that I will never know until I try. So I spend the last few weeks learning podcasting from scratch and recording episodes and interviews for you.

Write 2B Read podcast is created to encourage and inspire writers to become authors. It will have very short episodes with tips, reflections and encouragement as well as longer interviews with writers, who will share their views and thoughts about writing, self-publishing, book marketing and anything else that they think you should know. I really hope that the podcast will help you in your journey of finding your readers and becoming a bestselling author.

You are welcome to join Write 2B Read podcast's closed Facebook group, where we will be discussing everything that you would like to know, share tips, provide feedback and simply spend a good time together.

Needless to say, that I will need your support badly and by just spending few minutes to rate and review the podcast on iTunes as well as subscribing to it by clicking at the link below will make a huge impact to podcast's growth and success.

Review Write 2B Read podcast!

From my part, I would like to offer you an ebooks for writers that I have created for free. You can check the details and get them by clicking here. Thank you in advance for listening to the podcast, spreading the word about it and providing feedback!

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Jun 30 2014

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