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Authority Self-Publishing is a show where you can get detailed advice from three author marketing experts: Steve Scott, Barrie Davenport, and Ron Clendenin. Primarily, they cover Amazon Kindle publishing strategies (through the KDP platform). But they also offers a variety of marketing tactics you can use to grow your book-based business. Each episode contains 30+ minutes of actionable content you can immediately apply to your writing business. Tune in every Monday and Thursday to get the latest news on indie publishing. Finally, each episode comes with detailed show notes where you can get a recap of the content and all the resource links that are mentioned.

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Authority Self-Publishing is a show where you can get detailed advice from three author marketing experts: Steve Scott, Barrie Davenport, and Ron Clendenin. Primarily, they cover Amazon Kindle publishing strategies (through the KDP platform). But they also offers a variety of marketing tactics you can use to grow your book-based business. Each episode contains 30+ minutes of actionable content you can immediately apply to your writing business. Tune in every Monday and Thursday to get the latest news on indie publishing. Finally, each episode comes with detailed show notes where you can get a recap of the content and all the resource links that are mentioned.

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Super helpful!

By KTJ2018 - Jun 14 2018
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A big thank-you to Scott & Barrie... I stated listening to the podcast about 6 weeks ago. In that short time I have learnt so much about the world of self-publishing it’s crazy. In fact, I have already started a book, set-up a webpage, created other content, figured out & used affiliate links, now I am building my email list... Thank-you!!!

An Essential For Any Writer

By Bkasija - Aug 19 2017
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This is absolutely my favorite writing podcast out of the many that I listen to. I find it helpful, informative, and very intriguing. I would definitely recommend a listen to any writer.

iTunes Ratings

135 Ratings
Average Ratings
133
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Super helpful!

By KTJ2018 - Jun 14 2018
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A big thank-you to Scott & Barrie... I stated listening to the podcast about 6 weeks ago. In that short time I have learnt so much about the world of self-publishing it’s crazy. In fact, I have already started a book, set-up a webpage, created other content, figured out & used affiliate links, now I am building my email list... Thank-you!!!

An Essential For Any Writer

By Bkasija - Aug 19 2017
Read more
This is absolutely my favorite writing podcast out of the many that I listen to. I find it helpful, informative, and very intriguing. I would definitely recommend a listen to any writer.
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Authority Self-Publishing: Marketing, Writing and Kindle Publishing Tips for Authors

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Authority Self-Publishing is a show where you can get detailed advice from three author marketing experts: Steve Scott, Barrie Davenport, and Ron Clendenin. Primarily, they cover Amazon Kindle publishing strategies (through the KDP platform). But they also offers a variety of marketing tactics you can use to grow your book-based business. Each episode contains 30+ minutes of actionable content you can immediately apply to your writing business. Tune in every Monday and Thursday to get the latest news on indie publishing. Finally, each episode comes with detailed show notes where you can get a recap of the content and all the resource links that are mentioned.

Rank #1: ASP 079: 5 Lessons Learned from #1 Overall Paid Book on Amazon

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Steve and Barrie share the five lessons they learned after getting the #1 spot on Overall Paid Book on Amazon.

Dec 15 2016

29mins

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Rank #2: ASP 041: Top 10 Self-Publishing Lessons We've Learned Along the Way

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In this episode, Scott and Barrie follow up the previous episode on Top 10 Screw-Ups with their top 10 self-publishing lessons and best practices. Learn some of the most valuable actions you can take to ensure you don't waste your time or miss important writing and marketing strategies.

Apr 11 2016

33mins

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Rank #3: ASP 022: WordPress 101 for Authors (and 8 Plugins We Love)

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WordPress is the preferred platform for bloggers, authors, and other content creators. Find out why you should host your website on WordPress and avoid the free service.

Feb 04 2016

31mins

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Rank #4: ASP 03: How Much Does it Cost to Self-Publish a Book?

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Confused about how much you need to invest in your self-publishing business?  In this episode, we break down the costs of running an author business.  Specifically, we break down what you need to invest based on three different levels, each representing where you are in your authorpreneur journey.

Nov 09 2015

39mins

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Rank #5: ASP 02: Writing Habit - How to Write on a Daily Basis

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Struggling with your writing? Want to crush your word counts with NaNoWriMo? In this episode, we explore a series of strategies to help you write on a daily basis and make sure you stay consistent with developing your writing skills.

Nov 09 2015

44mins

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Rank #6: ASP 028: Derek Doepker on Launching Books, Leveraging Influencers and Overcoming Your Doubts

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Frustrated with your self-publishing experiences? Learn how Derek Doepker overcame his initial failures and built a thriving authorpreneur business. He talks about how his recent book became a bestseller, the way he builds genuine connections with other authors, and his strategy for leveraging existing content.

Feb 25 2016

44mins

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Rank #7: ASP 020: How to Clarify Your Self-Publishing Goals

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What is your long-term strategy for running a book-based business? In this episode, we dissect how to clarify goals, the different strategies for taking action on them and how to align these with what you want to accomplish with your books.

Jan 28 2016

29mins

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Rank #8: ASP 039: Our Top 10 Self-Publishing Screw-Ups and How to Avoid Them

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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.

Apr 04 2016

29mins

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Rank #9: ASP 063: How to Create a Book Funnel for EACH Title

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Steve and Barrie talk about the importance of creating a book funnel for each title in your book catalog.

Oct 17 2016

21mins

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Rank #10: ASP 037: What It Really Means to Build A Business with Your Books

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The ever-changing landscape with Amazon and the self-publishing business in general means that authors need to think beyond their books. They need to learn how to build a sustainable business with multiple streams of income. But what does that really look like and how do you make it happen? In this episode, Steve, Ron, and Barrie give you the insider's view on becoming an online "authorpreneur" and growing your business to the next level.

Mar 28 2016

45mins

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Rank #11: ASP 066: Lessons Learned from Launch of Declutter Your Mind

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Steve and Barrie share the publishing and marketing lessons they learned launching the third book in their Declutter Series, Declutter Your Mind.

Oct 27 2016

28mins

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Rank #12: ASP 018: Project Management for Authors

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Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of writing and marketing you have to do as an author? Learn how to use a project-based approach to your business and get things done on a daily basis.

Jan 21 2016

32mins

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Rank #13: ASP 078: Debbie Drum on Automating Your Book Reviews

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Debbie Drum talks with Barrie and Steve on the importance of getting quality reviews for self-published books and how Book Review Targeter makes the process of finding reviewers easier.

Dec 12 2016

36mins

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Rank #14: ASP 023: How to Outsource Stunning Book Cover Design

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Readers DO judge books by their cover. In this episode, we go over the process for identifying good cover design, how to work with graphics professional and the importance of investing in great book covers.

Feb 08 2016

28mins

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Rank #15: ASP 076: How to Use Facebook Groups to Build Raving Fans and Readers

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Learn how to start and grow an engaged Facebook group with Steve and Barrie as they discuss the different ways a Facebook group can help self-published authors.

Dec 05 2016

28mins

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Rank #16: ASP 05: Amazon Defined - 9 Parts of Amazon Publishing You Should Understand

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Amazon has numerous features with their publishing platform.  In this episode we cover them all: KDP Select, Kindle Unlimited, Kindle Edition Normalized Pages Read, Author Central, the Associates affiliate program and much, much more. 

Nov 16 2015

38mins

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Rank #17: ASP 012: 2 Types of Self-Publishing Business Models

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Self-publishing isn't a one-size-fits-all strategy. You can make money from just books or you can generate a variety of revenue through your platform. In this episode, Steve explores the two types of business models.

Dec 21 2015

19mins

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Rank #18: ASP 026: How to Find (and Manage) Virtual Assistants to Help Your Author Business

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In this episode, Steve talks about his experiences with virtual assistants, why they are important part of running a book-based business, how to find one, and the best tools for managing people.

Feb 18 2016

27mins

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Rank #19: ASP 024: Video Marketing and Why Authorpreneurs Should Try It

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Creating videos for your book-based business can expand your readership.  But many authors are afraid of this platform.  In this episode, we go over a number of simple strategies for incorporating video into your platform.

Feb 11 2016

32mins

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Rank #20: ASP 074: Does Size Matter? How to Find the Right Length for Your Book

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In this episode, Steve and Barrie answer a popular question among self-published authors: What the "right" book length?

Nov 28 2016

21mins

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ASP 084: Stephen Guise on Mini Habits and Writing Classic Books

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In this episode, Steve and Barrie talk with Stephen about his book, Mini Habits. He also shares his experiences with various book launches, creating a Udemy course, and writing a book that lasts.

Jan 11 2017

39mins

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ASP 083: Pen Names: Should You Use One?

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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.

Jan 04 2017

18mins

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ASP 082: Patrick King on Turning Your Books into a Course

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Patrick King shares his experience with turning book content into an online course that sells in his second interview with Barrie and Steve.

Dec 28 2016

46mins

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ASP 081: What Are Your Self-Publishing Goals for 2017?

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Steve and Barrie discuss their self-publishing goals for 2017 and how other self-published authors can use SMART goal setting to accomplish more in the coming year.

Dec 22 2016

25mins

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ASP 080: Jyotsna Ramachandran on Outsourcing Parts of Self-Publishing Business

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Jyotsna Ramachandran, founder of Happy Self Publishing shares her online business journey and talks about her latest book, Job Escape Plan.

Dec 19 2016

36mins

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ASP 079: 5 Lessons Learned from #1 Overall Paid Book on Amazon

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Steve and Barrie share the five lessons they learned after getting the #1 spot on Overall Paid Book on Amazon.

Dec 15 2016

29mins

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ASP 078: Debbie Drum on Automating Your Book Reviews

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Debbie Drum talks with Barrie and Steve on the importance of getting quality reviews for self-published books and how Book Review Targeter makes the process of finding reviewers easier.

Dec 12 2016

36mins

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ASP 077: Matthew Turner on How to Run a Free Paperback Campaign

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Steve interviews Matthew Turner, an author and storyteller who works with entrepreneurs, founders and creative thinkers build thriving businesses that light a fire within them.

Dec 08 2016

51mins

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ASP 076: How to Use Facebook Groups to Build Raving Fans and Readers

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Learn how to start and grow an engaged Facebook group with Steve and Barrie as they discuss the different ways a Facebook group can help self-published authors.

Dec 05 2016

28mins

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ASP 075: A Beginner's Guide to Co-Authoring a Book

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Steve and Barrie talk about co-authoring and how it works. Co-authoring is a great way to share the workload and make the entire publishing process faster, especially for independent authors.

Dec 01 2016

34mins

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ASP 074: Does Size Matter? How to Find the Right Length for Your Book

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In this episode, Steve and Barrie answer a popular question among self-published authors: What the "right" book length?

Nov 28 2016

21mins

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ASP 073: How to Create Profitable BookBub Ads

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Steve shares his passion for BookBub and how he uses the platform to sell more books, get more exposure and increase his affiliate income.

Nov 21 2016

25mins

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ASP 072: Damon Courtney on Book Funnel and Advance Review Copies

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Damon Courtney is a self-published fantasy author. He is the creator of BookFunnel, a great tool that helps authors improve the deliverability of books.

Nov 17 2016

44mins

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ASP 071: Should You Be a Controversial Author?

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Barrie and Steve talk about being a controversial author and how to maintain your authenticity when controversial topics come up.

Nov 14 2016

22mins

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ASP 070: Jesse Lakes on Creating Dynamic Book Links with Geniuslink

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Steve and Barrie talk with Jesse Lakes from GeniusLinks and discuss how the tool can help authors determine what works for book-based businesses and sell more books.

Nov 10 2016

31mins

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ASP 069: How to Get Quality Reviews

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Steve and Barrie discuss the ways authors can get quality reviews using their author platforms and social media and even their existing books and connections.

Nov 07 2016

25mins

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ASP 068: Ben Krueger on Why Authors Need to Podcast

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Steve and Barrie talk with Ben Krueger, the Podcast Educator and founder of Cashflow Podcasting, about the importance of podcasting for authors and how it can help grow book-based businesses.

Nov 03 2016

35mins

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ASP 067: An Analysis of Amazon Prime Reading for Authors

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Steve and Barrie talk about how the latest Amazon program for customers, Prime Reading, and what it means for self-published authors.

Oct 31 2016

20mins

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ASP 066: Lessons Learned from Launch of Declutter Your Mind

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Steve and Barrie share the publishing and marketing lessons they learned launching the third book in their Declutter Series, Declutter Your Mind.

Oct 27 2016

28mins

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ASP 065: How to Use a Podcast Tour to Promote Your Book

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In this episode Steve and Barrie discuss podcast tours and how authorpreneurs can benefit from this form of book marketing.

Oct 24 2016

27mins

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iTunes Ratings

135 Ratings
Average Ratings
133
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Super helpful!

By KTJ2018 - Jun 14 2018
Read more
A big thank-you to Scott & Barrie... I stated listening to the podcast about 6 weeks ago. In that short time I have learnt so much about the world of self-publishing it’s crazy. In fact, I have already started a book, set-up a webpage, created other content, figured out & used affiliate links, now I am building my email list... Thank-you!!!

An Essential For Any Writer

By Bkasija - Aug 19 2017
Read more
This is absolutely my favorite writing podcast out of the many that I listen to. I find it helpful, informative, and very intriguing. I would definitely recommend a listen to any writer.