Write. Publish. Repeat. The No-Luck-Required Guide to Publishing In 2013, Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt published 1.5 million words and made their full-time livings as indie authors. In Write. Publish. Repeat., they tell you exactly how they did it: how they created over 15 independent franchises across 50+ published works, how they turned their art into a logical, sustainable business, and how any independent author can do the same to build a sustainable, profitable career with their writing. Write. Publish. Repeat. explains the current self-publishing landscape and covers the truths and myths about what it means to be an indie author now and in the foreseeable future. It explains how to create books your readers will love and will want to return to again and again. Write. Publish. Repeat. details expert methods for building story worlds, characters, and plots, understanding your market (right down to your ideal reader), using the best tools possible to capture your draft, and explains proven best practices for editing. The book also discusses covers, titles, formatting, pricing, and publishing to multiple platforms, plus a bit on getting your books into print (and why that might not be a good idea!). But most importantly, Write. Publish. Repeat. details the psychology-driven marketing plan that Sean and Johnny built to shape their stories into "products" that readers couldn't help but be drawn into -- thus almost automatically generating sales -- and explores ways that smart, business-minded writers can do the same to future-proof their careers. This book is not a formula with an easy path to follow. It is a guidebook that will help you build a successful indie publishing career, no matter what type of writer you are ... so long as you're the type who's willing to do the work. ˃˃˃ What Indie Authors and Thought Leaders Are Saying: "Two of the best in the biz... A gem for aspiring authors." -- Hugh Howey "I have a pretty popular blog on self-publishing, and I've written a couple of books on the topic myself - meaning I've read a lot on the topic and come across lots of different strategies and approaches to building a loyal audience. For my money, this is the best book on self-publishing out there." -- David Gaughran "It's tough to find more honest and straight-forward marketing advice than what you'll get from these indie authors." -- Jane Friedman, former publisher of Writer's Digest "The most important book on self-publishing I've ever read. " -- Karol Gajda "Consider it the most valuable guide book to publishing success." -- Jim Kukral, Author Marketing Club You'll Wish You Could Have Read it Years Ago!
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After a decade and half of writing, I recently found myself with the publishing rights for all my books. I had a few ideas as to what to do with them—I was planning on releasing them independently—but I wasn’t sure if my ideas were sound. “Write, Publish, Repeat” not only cemented my ideas, it gave me new ones. It also increased my confidence level as to what is possible. Marketing has always seemed like black magic to me. (And even to the publishers I once wrote for.) You try lots of things, occasionally something works, but you’re never quite sure what, and if you try all the same things again, you won’t get the same result. It was frustrating. This book gives ideas that make sense, and are proven to work. Yes, it might take time, but if you’re an author with a fair amount of books already, or if you’re a writer simply looking down the road, there is something here for you. “Write, Publish, Repeats” is long, but it never seemed that way. All the topics are useful and interesting. (And yes, there are some curse words as the authors warn, but they aren’t prevalent or gratuitous.) I recommend this book.