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I have moved to another site… While Steve Scott Site has been a great experience, I’ve decided to focus all my efforts on a new site called Authority.pub. This is a podcast and a growing blog that teaches the principles of the self-publishing business model. Hosted by myself, Barrie Davenport, and Ron Clendenin, the ASP show breaks down what it takes to success as an autho ...
31 How to Launch a #1 Best-Selling Book — The 5-Day Plan That Works LISTEN TO THE AUTHORITY SELF-PUBLISHING PODCAST: iTunes | Stitcher | RSS Feed 0 Flares 0 Flares × Book launches can be frustrating. You dedicate a few weeks—even months—to writing the book. Then you spend a week or so promoting it. Finally, when the dust settles, you’re “rewarded” with a handful of daily sales.
0 How to Build the Writing Habit (in 2016) LISTEN TO THE AUTHORITY SELF-PUBLISHING PODCAST: iTunes | Stitcher | RSS Feed 0 Flares 0 Flares × Originally posted at Live Bold and Bloom by Barrie Davenport. Tomorrow is a new year. The start of 2016. A chance to do something different or build a new skill. Now, one of the more popular resolutions that people have is to “write a book.
0 Self Publishing Roundup December 15th, 2015 LISTEN TO THE AUTHORITY SELF-PUBLISHING PODCAST: iTunes | Stitcher | RSS Feed 1 Flares 1 Flares × Welcome to the first of our bi-weekly roundup of the best self-publishing content published around the web. Here are seven blog posts you can use to improve both your writing and marketing efforts. Be sure to check out each of the following.
On January 1st, I officially launched the Self-Publishing Questions show. The premise behind this podcast is to answer the common questions people have about running a successful book based business. In each episode, I spend 5 to 15 minutes responding to a listener submitted question. Plus I include a number of tips and links within the episode’s show notes.
5Welcome to the fifth update of the Authority Internet Business Traffic and Income Report. We’re almost at the two year mark from the start of this case study. During this time, I took a brand new site (DevelopGoodHabits.com or DGH for short) and built a successful self-publishing business around it.
Want to start a side hustle or a small business? Have trouble making a decent income from your existing business? Can’t seem attract customers or and land important clients? Pay close attention if you answered “yes” to any of these questions… Today I’m pleased to announce my latest book: The Daily Entrepreneur: 33 Success Habits for Small Business Owners, Freelancers and Aspiring 9-to-5 E.
Almost a year ago, I started a series of blog posts called “Kindle Publishing Questions.” The idea was to answer the questions I often get from readers. Unfortunately, I gave up on this idea because it limited my writing time. I felt that every hour I spent on blog posts was an hour I didn’t have to write my Kindle books.
It’s been over a month since Amazon launched their Kindle Unlimited (KU) program, which gives readers unlimited access to 600,000 titles and audiobooks for the price of $9.99 per month. During this time, there has been varied opinions on what this program means to both authors and readers. On one extreme, there are people with the “Chicken-Little-the-sky-is-falling” mindset ...
Many Kindle authorities claim that launching a book for free no longer works (I've definitely said this recently.) Fortunately people like Nick Loper (the Chief Side Hustler at SideHustleNation.com) are proving me wrong. Last month, I released my latest book project, Work Smarter, into the world.
Welcome to the fourth update of the Authority Internet Business Traffic and Income Report. This case study was started over year and a half ago, with a goal to show how to build an authority business for a brand new site called DevelopGoodHabits.com (or DGH for short). In each post, I detail the techniques I use to create reliable, long-term Internet income from a single brand.
We all understand the importance of building an email list. As a Kindle book author, this list can be the #1 generator of sales during a book launch. The problem? Many authors struggle with "what" to send email subscribers. They ask questions like: Can I promote my old books? How often should I send email? Should I focus on free content or ask subscribers to spend money? H ...
By now you've probably heard about the 80/20 Rule. You know, the theory that states 80 percent of your results come from 20 percent of your efforts. When it comes to Kindle Publishing, I feel this rule has many applications. Sadly, one of them is that 80 percent of book sales are completely out of your hands.
Welcome to the third update of the Authority Internet Business Traffic and Income Report. It's been about 15 months since I started this case study. The idea behind it is to show how to build an authority business from the ground up with a brand new site (DevelopGoodHabits.com). With each post, I talk about the techniques that actually work for creating reliable, long-term Internet income.
We all understand the importance of traffic generation. The problem? There are so many different sources of traffic that it's hard to know what's worth your time and what isn't. Fortunately, there is a quick fix to this problem. All you have to do is use a few tools and apply a specific mindset to your traffic generation efforts.
Many bloggers use the phrase "leveling up" when they talk about improving your life, career or business. The way I interpret it is taking something that works and making it even better. When it comes to a Kindle business, one way you can level it up is to build a team around your books. The problem with Kindle publishing is it isn't very scalable.
Welcome to the second part of the Authority Internet Business Traffic and Income Report. This is a series I started almost a year ago. The goal? To show what it's like to build an authority business from the ground up. The goal of every post is to detail the specific actions I take to grow my site (DevelopGoodHabits.com) and help you learn valuable lessons along the way.
Welcome to part four of the Kindle publishing series! A few months back, I asked readers to submit any questions they had about writing and selling books on Amazon. In this series, I'll go through each one and provide specific action items that you can take. Missed a previous post? Then check out these links: Part 1, part 2 and part 3.
Once again, I'm answering another collection of Kindle publishing question that I've received from readers. If this is your first time here, then you'll want to check out part 1 and part 2 of this series. What started out as a long blog post has evolved into hundreds of excellent questions that I'll answer now and throughout the New Year.
Welcome to the follow-up of the series where I answer your Kindle publishing questions. I originally intended this to be a lengthy, single post, but now it's turned into something much, much bigger. This group of questions covers a few of my favorite topics: Researching book ideas, building relationships with readers and balancing everything with a blog.