Yesterday, I did this amazing call with Sean Platt about how to self-publish your writing for Amazon’s Kindle Store. It was awesome. I’m honestly all on fire about the possibilities.
Because there was so much excitement surrounding the call and the topic, I figured I’d just put the call up as an audio post, so that everyone can see and love it.
The short version? This is a very, very exciting time for writers of both fiction and nonfiction — but in particular for writers who understand (or are willing to learn) something about marketing. If you can write, if you can market, and if you’re willing to put in the work, you’ve got a fair shot at success in e-publishing. Used to be, it wasn’t enough to write a great novel or nonfiction book, because you also had to be lucky enough to slip past the publishing industry’s gatekeepers, and through gauntlet put up by agents and editors.
That’s not true anymore. There’s you, the author… and there’s the readers. That’s it; nobody else needs to be involved, and you don’t need anybody else’s approval or help to get in. Convince enough of the right readers, and your career takes off.
I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did.
Here’s the call:
NOTE: If you liked this call, I strongly suggest heading over and picking up Sean and David Wright’s Kindle book Yesterday’s Gone (which I bought myself and think is very cool) so that you can see what they’ve done that’s working. It costs all of five bucks.
Once you do that, you should also leave the book a review. Want to thank Sean for the fantastic free content he shared in this call? A review is how you can thank him. As you’ll hear, reviews really matter, so be a champ and give him one.
You can also check out the only piece of Johnny B. Truant fiction in existence right now, a short story I wrote years ago and which I was shocked to find I still loved, called Nothing But Flowers. This pricey bad boy weighs in at 99 cents.
Lastly, I’m writing something new right now that I’d say is like “zombies meet Fight Club.” I have absolutely no idea when it’ll be ready and up in the Kindle store, but if you have (or anticipate getting) an e-reader and would like to know when it’s done and have first crack at it, go ahead and sign up for the list below.