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The Rocking Self Publishing Podcast

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Each week we interview some of the biggest names in self-publishing. In these in-depth interviews we look at where these authors started, how they made it, and how an aspiring self-published author can aim to do the same thing.

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Each week we interview some of the biggest names in self-publishing. In these in-depth interviews we look at where these authors started, how they made it, and how an aspiring self-published author can aim to do the same thing.

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So helpful

By ilovepodcast66 - Oct 14 2017
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Love the show! I go back to previous episodes and take tons of notes.

Superior Interviewer

By joeflo3 - Oct 15 2015
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Simon gets to the point and gets himself out of the way of the information authors need to hear.

iTunes Ratings

123 Ratings
Average Ratings
119
2
1
0
1

So helpful

By ilovepodcast66 - Oct 14 2017
Read more
Love the show! I go back to previous episodes and take tons of notes.

Superior Interviewer

By joeflo3 - Oct 15 2015
Read more
Simon gets to the point and gets himself out of the way of the information authors need to hear.
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The Rocking Self Publishing Podcast

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Each week we interview some of the biggest names in self-publishing. In these in-depth interviews we look at where these authors started, how they made it, and how an aspiring self-published author can aim to do the same thing.

Rank #1: 167 - Diversifying Your Income with Rachael H

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Popular return guest Rachael Herron has left her day job! This week I catch up with Rachael to learn how she has successfully transitioned to full-time writing and the creative ways she’s diversified her income since going full-time. rspcast.com/rachaelherron

Oct 27 2016

1hr 5mins

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Rank #2: 178 - What Makes a Book Successful

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We first met T. Ellery Hodges back in 2015 here on RSP to talk about the amazing success of his first book The Never Hero. This week he returns to talk about the recent release of his second book, how he built his beta reader team, and the wild success of his first audiobook. rspcast.com/178

Apr 28 2017

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Rank #3: 177 - Having a Game Plan with Amy J. Murphy

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Science fiction author Amy J. Murphy joins us this week to talk about her heroine-led space opera series Allies & Enemies, how she Kickstarted her indie publishing career, and productivity strategies she uses as a writer with ADD. rspcast.com/amymurphy

Apr 14 2017

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Rank #4: 174 - Write a Book a Month with Jacqueline G.

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It’s been 18 months since we first met Jacqueline Garlick in Episode #109, a month before Amazon imprint Skyscape was scheduled to launch the re-release of her first book Lumière, followed closely by the new release of its sequel Noir. This week Jacqueline returns to talk about her experience as an Amazon-published author and update us on her latest projects, including her non-fiction books for writers. rspcast.com/garlick2

Feb 16 2017

1hr 20mins

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Rank #5: 173 - The 5 Day Novel with Scott King

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Meet Scott King, a middle-grade fiction, thriller, and nonfiction author, as well as screenwriter, game board photographer, and fellow podcaster. This week I sit down with Scott to talk about his recent book The 5 Day Novel, in which he breaks down the process he used to write his own thriller Ameriguns in just 5 days. rspcast.com/scottking

Jan 27 2017

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Rank #6: 172 - Success Through Community with Barry H.

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Barry Hutchison began his writing career with a flying leap into screenplay options at the age of 17, followed by 80+ traditionally published children’s books, before deciding to self-publish his adult fiction. He had a bit of a stumble with his first series, but followed up immediately with a second series that did very well, all within one year. This week, I talk to Barry about the things he learned from that first series and how community helped him turn the second one into success. rspcast.com/barryhutchison

Jan 07 2017

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Rank #7: 171 - Simple Steps to Success with Michal S.

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Michal Stawicki is a personal development author from Poland. This week he joins us to talk about how he learned from established authors in his field to write and publish 15 books in four years, how to use Quora to drive traffic and affect Amazon’s algorithms, how he’s making Amazon Marketing Services ads work for him, and the importance of persistence. rspcast.com/michal

Dec 24 2016

54mins

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Rank #8: 169 - Getting Book Reviews as a New Author

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We last talked to medieval western and fantasy author Derek Alan Siddoway in Episode #100 about PR and networking strategies for authors. This week we catch up with Derek and find out how things have been going for him the past 18 months. rspcast.com/dereksiddoway2

Nov 28 2016

1hr 3mins

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Rank #9: 168 - A Book as a Business Card with Rachel S

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This week’s guest is Rachel Smets, a nonfiction writer based in the Netherlands. Rachel is the author of Awaken Your Confidence, and in this interview, we find out how researching successful people for her book helped lead her to her own success. rspcast.com/rachelsmets

Nov 10 2016

52mins

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Rank #10: 166 - Superhero Adventure with Percival C.

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This week'€™s guest is Percival Constantine, superhero superfan and author of the superhero adventure series Vanguard. This week I chat with Perry about his journey to self-publishing, how publishing’s changed since 2008, and his upcoming crime fiction series set in Japan. rspcast.com/constantine

Oct 13 2016

58mins

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Rank #11: 165-Creating Effective Characters with Alida

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We first welcomed author, editor, writing coach, and consultant Alida Winternheimer to the show over two years ago in Episode #58. This week she’s back to give us an update on her career and talk about the most important element of your story: your characters. rspcast.com/alidawinternheimer

Sep 29 2016

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Rank #12: 163 - Building Your Fanbase with Adam Houge

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Bestselling author Adam Houge has sold over 2 million books in Christian Non-Fiction, as well as genre fiction under pen names, and he just started publishing in 2013! This week I chat with Adam about how he got into self-publishing, how he was able to create such extraordinary success in such a short amount of time, and how he’s been able to write more than 100 books in the past three years. rspcast.com/adamhouge

Sep 16 2016

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Rank #13: 162 - The Changes in Publishing with William.

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William Kowalski is a traditionally published and award-winning literary fiction author who has moved over to indie publishing. This week I chat with William about the major changes he’s seen in the publishing industry, why he chose to self-publish, and My Writing Network, a multi-site network and community he’s built specifically for writers. rspcast.com/williamkowalski

Sep 08 2016

58mins

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Rank #14: 161 - Fairy Tale Retellings with KM Shea

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K.M. Shea writes familiar stories that we’ve all grown up to love…but with her own twist. This week, I talk to Kitty to find out how she found modern day success retelling tales of yore. rspcast.com/kmshea

Sep 01 2016

1hr 4mins

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Rank #15: 157 - Successful Launch Strategies with John.

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Supernatural thriller writer John L. Monk recently made the move to post-apocalyptic YA to bestselling results. This week, I talk to John about the specific launch strategies he took to make his new book a success. rspcast.com/johnlmonk

Jul 22 2016

1hr 18mins

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Rank #16: 151 - Switching Genres in Midstream

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Richard Fox began his career writing espionage thrillers, but after four books, he switched to military scifi and is now a top-ranked Amazon Author. This week, we talk about why he switched genres and how that move paid off for him.

Jun 02 2016

51mins

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Rank #17: 144– How to Build a Creative Writing Career

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Justin Sloan went from being a government worker to making a living as a video game writer, novelist, and screenwriter by asking questions and lots of them. This week I chat with Justin about his books, podcasts, and how he built a creative writing career for himself. rspcast.com/justin

Apr 14 2016

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Rank #18: 137 – Writing to Market with Chris Fox

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Previously on RSP, Chris Fox talked about 10X-ing your writing career by applying the startup mentality and how to write 5,000 words an hour. In this episode, Chris returns to discuss his new book Write to Market: Deliver a Book That Sells, the importance of mindset, and why he’s writing and publishing his next novel in 21 days. rspcast.com/fox

Feb 18 2016

51mins

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Rank #19: 134 – Efficient Writing with Sara Rosett

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Cozy crime writer Sara Rosett has learned a thing or two after writing and publishing 17 books in three different series, both traditionally and indie-published. She has collected her best time- and energy-saving hacks in her new book The Efficient Writer: Simple Tips to Help You Save Time, Streamline Your Writing Routines, and Increase Your Productivity. In this week’s episode, I talk to Sara about how she got started, her favorite productivity tips, and the most important piece of advice she would offer new writers. rspcast.com/sara

Jan 28 2016

57mins

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Rank #20: 109 – The Benefits of Self-Publishing

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Jacqueline pursued her dreams of publication in the traditional publishing world for many years. Although editors were enthusiastic and excited about her work, her books were ultimately turned down because they didn’t know how to sell them. Then she discovered the bright new world of self-publishing….

Jul 23 2015

52mins

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