Episode # 36 – What do Top Authors Have in Common?

In Business, Full time writing, Mindset, Networking, Social Media by Simon Whistler15 Comments

What do Top Authors Have in Common? This week I talk to Beverley Kendall about a survey she completed late last year and publishing in January 2014, which look at what top authors (who self published) were earning, and what these top authors were doing in common. We also talk about her journey from being a traditionally published author to …

Simon WhistlerEpisode # 36 – What do Top Authors Have in Common?

Episode # 34 – From Traditional Publishing to Self Pub (Holly Lisle interview)

In Business, Communities, Full time writing, Marketing by Simon Whistler15 Comments

In this episode of the podcast I interview Holly Lisle who had a successful traditional career (31 commercially published books), but transitioned over to self-publishing before there were any of the services that are around today. She made the transition after not getting paid by her publisher for six months. We talk her journey, her advice for writers, and a …

Simon WhistlerEpisode # 34 – From Traditional Publishing to Self Pub (Holly Lisle interview)

Episode # 32 – Create an Audiobook with Simon Whistler and Leeland Artra

In Audiobooks, Business by Simon Whistler4 Comments

This interview is something a bit different. Back in episode 17, Leeland Artra came on the show and during a chat we had after the show he said “Hey Simon, you should get someone to come onto the show and interview you! Tell your story!” To that I said, “Alright Leeland, you do it!” So a couple of months down …

Simon WhistlerEpisode # 32 – Create an Audiobook with Simon Whistler and Leeland Artra

Episode # 30 – The Future for Indie Authors with Jim Kukral

In Business, Communities, Marketing, Marketing Tools, Pricing by Simon Whistler6 Comments

Jim Kukral is our first exclusively non-fiction author, and as well as talking about the challenges and benefits of writing non-fiction, we talk about the future for indie authors and digital books in general. Even if you are a fiction indie author this interview is worth listening to as Jim is a marketing whizz for both fiction and non-fiction.

Simon WhistlerEpisode # 30 – The Future for Indie Authors with Jim Kukral

Episode # 29 – How to Write Faster with Armand Rosamilia

In Business, Marketing, Mindset, Rapid writing, Series Writing by Simon Whistler4 Comments

How to Write Faster with Armand Rosamilia In this episode of the Rocking Self Publishing podcast, I talk to Armand Rosamilia, who published 45 works in 2013 and plans even more for 2014, about how to write faster. We also talk about genre hopping – he writes ‘beach fiction’ as well as ‘graphic horror’ – all under the same name. …

Simon WhistlerEpisode # 29 – How to Write Faster with Armand Rosamilia