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Self Publishing Podcast Classics

This is the first 169 classic episodes of the Self Publishing Podcast. Want to get your words out into the world without contending with agents, publishers, or any of the other gatekeepers in traditional publishing? There's never been a better time to become a writer, and to be in charge of your own destiny rather than jumping through hoops to please the Powers that Be. Self-publishing ninjas Johnny B. Truant, David Wright, and Sean Platt -- who have manufactured online publishing companies that crank out a book every single week -- to explore everything related to getting published in today's new DIY digital publishing frontier. This isn't artsy talk... we're business guys with no-BS strategies to help you make self-publishing a rewarding reality. Submit your questions at SelfPublishingPodcast.com!

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#169 The Best of Self Publishing Podcast

The Best of Self Publishing Podcast episode is the last of SPP Classic. Audra went through over 100 episodes to find the most informative, dynamic and interested segments for this final send off. Get a taste of the new intro and enjoy the best of Johnny, Sean and Dave! Next week, we start anew. If […]

5 Aug 2015

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#168 Ten Big Self Publishing Lessons from SPP 1.0

After 167 episodes, Johnny Sean and Dave talk about what they’ve learned from three years of writing, interviewing and recording the Self Publishing Podcast. Today’s special episode includes: The value of talking things out with others. Branching away from Amazon The Benefit of community Understanding the importance of a list The Value of haters — […]

29 Jul 2015

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#167 The Miracle Morning For Writers With Hal Elrod

Today Hal Elrod joined Johnny and Sean to teach Dave how to improve his productivity by using a specific morning routine. Now, night owls don’t turn SPP off yet, because these techniques can be used regardless of when you wake. Live purposefully, create a morning routine and learn what many of the most successful people […]

22 Jul 2015

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#166 – Is FREE Still a Viable Strategy?

After many changes in the Amazon logarithms we must ask ourselves, is free still a viable strategy? While free used to be an easy button to improving sales, it now has a more nuanced benefit. What may work for one author or even one book, may not work for another. Choosing free is both about […]


15 Jul 2015

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#165 Finding New Angles on Old Ideas

Episode164? Nah, this is episode 165. This week the guys tackle a discussion of being influenced by other works without plagiarizing. It has been said that there are no new stories; attacking an old story is a novel way is a crucial topic for writers. We can be influenced by anything from movies, the news […]

8 Jul 2015

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#164 Trusting the Process to Get Through Tough Writing Snags

If you’ve ever questioned your writing or wondered whether you were ready for your dream project, this inspirational episode is for you. As Dave said, sometimes writing something smaller and more personal will give you the lessons to attack the big stories. Fresh on the heels of finishing The Beam and Yesterday’s Gone, listen to […]

1 Jul 2015

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#163 Video Game Writing and Writing While Keeping Your Day Job with Justin Sloan

Justin Sloan joins us to talk about video game writing and writing while keeping your day job. He a novelist, game writer for telltale games, and screenwriter. This episode is full of information on the differences in structure between novels and games, how he started and what is required to think outside the box when […]

24 Jun 2015

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#162 Selling More Books with Autoresponders, List Segments, and Email

Selling more books with autoresponders goes beyond a simple newsletter list. While Sterling and Stone requires detailed segmentation, you can learn tools and techniques for you own list regardless of size. This episode covers: What is the purpose of an autoresponder How to use broadcast and autoresponders for maximum effectiveness What you should put in […]

17 Jun 2015

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#161 Building Unstoppable Street Teams with JA Huss

Johnny and Sean brought JA Huss on to talk about street teams after they read her popular book 321. In addition to being the first romance book that Sean told Johnny to read immediately, they were impressed by the number of her day one verified reviews on Amazon. This interview took an amazing left turn […]

10 Jun 2015

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#160: Multi-Platform Distribution with Draft2Digital’s Dan Wood

This week we welcome Dan Wood, Director of Author Relation’s for Draft2Digital, to talk about how to make the most of a multi-platform distribution with Draft2Digital. The result is an intense episode packed with actionable information that should not be missed. In fact, you may want to listen to this episode multiple times if you […]

3 Jun 2015

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