Zach Bohannon was not expecting to find success with his first books. He decided to keep his focus on long-term goals, committing to developing his skill as a storyteller and building up a brand and a catalog of titles, with the hopes that by his 5th, 8th, or 10th book, things would start to take off. Less than four months after publishing his first fiction title, he is now in the Top 100 of Horror Authors in Kindle. This week I talk to Zach about his long-term strategies as a writer and how he manages it all.
Michael Bunker unwittingly became the “Father of Amish Sci-Fi” when he published his first book of fiction, “The Last Pilgrims.” He thought it was a literary historical thriller, but as it turns out, it was in a genre of its own. This week, I talk to Michael Bunker about living off off-grid, fan fiction, and how he accidentally created a brand-new genre.
This week I have the pleasure of introducing Steve Scott, bestselling indie author of over 50 books, internet entrepreneur, and podcaster. Steve published his first Kindle book in February 2012, and since December 2013, has consistently made five figures a month from his ebook business. In this interview, we find out how he built his online book business and how he continues to grow and manage it.
Carol Ervin didn’t set out to write historical fiction. She wanted to write an adventure story. Today, two and a half years after she published her first book on Amazon, she is a Top 100 Kindle Author under Historical Fiction. This week I chat with Carol about her recent sales success and how she accomplished it with very little promotion.
Tom Reynolds is proof that there is no conventional path to becoming a bestselling author. He started out in the tech world, co-created the ongoing hit podcast show, “The Complete Guide to Everything,” and then, after getting laid off from his day job, took six months to write a bestselling novel. This week I chat with Tom to find out how he got from There to Here, and what it takes to be a professional author. Show notes rspcast.com/tomr