Episode # 35 – Don’t Look to the Outliers with Hugh Howey

In Full time writing, Mindset, Series Writing by Simon Whistler18 Comments

Given that Hugh is just a bit well known he’s told his story on many blogs, podcasts, and his own site. With that in mind, we basically skip over his journey to success and get into the things that are important to him today. In this Hugh Howey interview I talk to him about his S&S deal in retrospect, where he sees …

Simon WhistlerEpisode # 35 – Don’t Look to the Outliers with Hugh Howey

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 # 22 – The Pros and Cons of Small Press Publishers

In Business, Full time writing by Simon Whistler2 Comments

The Pros and Cons of Small Press Publishers In this weeks interview I talk to Colin Barnes about improving your writing with practice (Colin is writing one million words this year), whether you should consider going with small press publishers, and what marketing techniques have been effective for him, and what haven’t.

Simon WhistlerEpisode # 22 – The Pros and Cons of Small Press Publishers

Episode # 19 – Should you Quit Your Job to Write? With Jason Brant

In Full time writing, Mindset, Series Writing, Social Media by Simon Whistler4 Comments

In this weeks interview I talk to Jason Brant who had always wanted to be a writer, but got distracted while being a computer hacker spy. After reading Jason’s crazy blog (check it out to see what I mean), I thought even if he didn’t have any value to add he would still certainly be an entertaining guest! Turned out …

Simon WhistlerEpisode # 19 – Should you Quit Your Job to Write? With Jason Brant

Episode # 13 – Business Plans for Authors with Denise Grover Swank

In Business, Full time writing, Marketing by Simon Whistler5 Comments

In this episode of the Rocking Self-Publishing podcast, I talk to Denise Grover Swank, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author. It’s another value packed episode where we focus on the business side of being a self-published author. Denise shares how she created a business plan for her indie career, as well as how she built a loyal fan …

Simon WhistlerEpisode # 13 – Business Plans for Authors with Denise Grover Swank