Rank #1: SPF-004: Masterclass – Five Must Do Actions for New Authors – With Mark Dawson
If you’re thinking of kicking off a career as an indie author, or have already started down that road, listening to Podcast number 4 might save you a lot of time, money and effort as you move forward. Mark and James focus on key elements that are worth getting right at the start of your […]
Mar 25 2016
Rank #2: SPF-110: How I Quit the 9 to 5 to Write (And Never Looked Back) - with Ernest Dempsey
Thriller author Ernest Dempsey shares his road to indie author success, including some of the bumps along the way.
Mar 16 2018
Rank #3: SPF-002: Secrets from an indie online entrepreneur – With Pat Flynn
From redundancy to a pioneer in the online business sphere, Pat’s blog, ‘Smart Passive Income’ that details his story has become a go-to resource for budding online entrepreneurs everywhere. Mark and James hunker down with Pat to talk, amongst other things, about his new book, relationship strategies including the power of transparency and whether podcasting […]
Mar 04 2016
Rank #4: SPF-046: Masterclass: Building a Mailing List part 1 – With Mark Dawson
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Jan 06 2017
Rank #5: SPF-091: Why I Turned Down Seven Figures to Self Publish – with Hugh Howey
Nov 03 2017
Rank #6: SPF-015: Heading for $1.5m thanks to FB Ads – With Adam Croft
Can you imagine the day that all your efforts at self publishing – the hard work writing, promoting, and planning your books – finally pays off? Today’s episode is one author’s story about how that has finally come about. After writing for just over 5 years and self publishing a number of books, Adam Croft […]
Jun 04 2016
Rank #7: SPS-192: How to Build an Audience on Instagram - with Stuart Grant
This week, Stuart Grant, Instagram expert and co-author of one of SPF's most popular indie author marketing guides, explains how to build your readership with the social media platform.
Sep 20 2019
Rank #8: SPF-067: Self Publishing – How Much Does it Cost? – with Mark Dawson
How much money should you reasonably expect to invest when self-publishing a book? Mark Dawson and James Blatch share the all-important financial details that indie authors need to know about.
Jun 02 2017
Rank #9: SPF-106: Masterclass: How To Get Reviews – with Mark Dawson
Feb 16 2018
Rank #10: SPF-093: From Teacher to Writer in One Year – with Cecelia Mecca
Nov 17 2017
Rank #11: SPS-169: Six Indie Mistakes to Avoid - with Alessandra Torre
Indie romance bestseller Alessandra Torre sheds light on some of her rookie mistakes in the hope that others will learn from them.
Apr 26 2019
Rank #12: SPF-147: The Million Dollar Indie Author - with Shayne Silvers
Within months of completing the Ads for Authors course, fantasy author Shayne Silvers realised a life-long dream of becoming a full-time author. Hear how it all came together for him and how the same approach could work for other indie authors.
Nov 23 2018
Rank #13: SPF-109: From Hero to Zero – with first time author Maria Luis
Mar 02 2018
Rank #14: SPF-059: Top Book Launch Tips – with Tim Grahl
Book launch expert Tim Grahl talks to James about the importance of an email list, successful book launches and his own experience of writing a novel for public consumption.
Apr 07 2017
Rank #15: SPF-003: Interview with Hybrid Author Marie Force
In podcast number 3, Mark and James are joined by the sensational Marie Force. Marie has developed a seven figure publishing operation with a mix of both self publishing and traditional publishing deals. They discuss her marketing tips as well as Marie’s advice to authors setting out to build a platform for better sales. They […]
Mar 11 2016
Rank #16: SPF-128: How to Self-Publish and Market a Children's Book Part 1 - with Laurie Wright
Author Laurie Wright on how she overcame the challenges of self publishing and marketing her children’s books.
Jul 13 2018
Rank #17: SPF-074: Pursuing an Indie Career with Extreme Prejudice – with author Brett Battles
Thriller author Brett Battles has seen the inside of both traditional and independent publishing. Today he chats with James about making the transition from trad to indie, the tough times and his eventual triumph as a hybrid author.
Jul 21 2017
Rank #18: SPF-065: Know What Sells Before You Write – with Brian Spangler, Genre Report
Software engineer, Brian Spangler, talks to SPF about his data gathering app that helps authors understand the Amazon marketplace and reveal which categories offer the highest profit potential.
May 19 2017
Rank #19: SPF-081:How Stories Work – with Jenny Parrott
Sep 08 2017
Rank #20: SPF-075: Getting Paid For Your Passion – with Creativindie’s Derek Murphy
Jul 28 2017