Episode # 46 – Writing Bestsellers While Commuting with Mark Dawson

In Book Covers, Business, Mindset, Series Writing by Julius S26 Comments

Mark Dawson is the British author of the John Milton series (among other works) which in the last year has really taken off. We look at his (rather complicated and very effective) structure for getting people into his different books, specifically how he uses permafree and newsletters to get people to cross series. Most importantly we talk about how to …

Julius SEpisode # 46 – Writing Bestsellers While Commuting with Mark Dawson

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 # 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 # 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

Episode # 24 – How to Write More and Manage Your Writing Time

In Business, fast drafting, Marketing Tools, Mindset, Series Writing by Simon Whistler4 Comments

How to Write More and Manage Your Writing Time In this episode of the podcast I talk to Johnny B Truant and Sean Platt, hosts of the Self Publishing Podcast and authors of the new book “Write. Publish. Repeat.” We talk about a the importance of putting the work in and managing your time properly, which will allow you to …

Simon WhistlerEpisode # 24 – How to Write More and Manage Your Writing Time