- Hardcover: 372 pages
- Publisher: Sterling and Stone (15 Dec. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1629550361
- ISBN-13: 978-1629550367
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 858,232 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Write. Publish. Repeat.: The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success Hardcover – 15 Dec 2014
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About the Author
Johnny B. Truant is an author, blogger, and podcaster who, like the Ramones, was long denied induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame despite having a large cult following. You can connect with Johnny on Twitter at @JohnnyBTruant, and should send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if the mood strikes you. Sean Platt is speaker, author, and entrepreneur. He is co-founder of Collective Inkwell and Realm & Sands, writes for children under the name Guy Incognito, and has more than his share of nose. You can find Sean at SeanMPlatt.com, Follow him on Twitter at @SeanPlatt, or email him at email@example.com. Johnny and Sean, along with David Wright (the guy whose curmudgeonry stance on western research inspired the Unicorn Western series) host two podcasts: the horror/comedy show Better Off Undead and the Self Publishing Podcast. Both podcasts are available on iTunes and the other podcast directories, as well as on Stitcher Radio, and both are for mature audiences only. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
What made the difference?
For one, the guys Johnny B Truant, Sean Platt and David Wright all write serialized novels i.e. They write a six or nine book series of books, each one self contained, so they're really novellas. They also write full length novels, but to me writing serialized novels just made so much sense and gave me that feeling of 'I can do this' instead of thinking 'Jeez, 120,000 words is just too much'.
The section on story beats really made it for me though. Again it was like an 'a-ha' moment and really pushed the book I'm writing forward. It sounds like a really simple idea but truly it is a really powerful idea.
They also go into the marketing of your book which every author should know about, but they do it in such a way that it's genuine heart marketing: reaching your fans in a genuine and honest way.
The business of writing is also covered which is just great.
I said this was one of four resources you need, here are all four:
1. This book
2. Stephen King's 'On Writing' book - I have read this 5 times over the last few years.
3. Scrivener (Amazing must have tool for all writers)
4. The Self Publishing Podcast (A video and audio podcast by the guys who wrote this book. It is funny, smart and just bloody amazing with some fantastic information for indie authors)
If you're into writing and willing to put in the work required this book and the resources above will definitely get you there.
This book is a continuation of all they teach and talk about on the Self Publishing Podcast. If you're getting into self publishing - or have been working at it for a while - this should go alongside David Gaugran's books and Joanna Penn's book in the 'self publishing' shelf of your virtual library on your Kindle.
This is stupendous. Can I follow through with everything I learned? I am sure as hell going to try because it is fresh, exciting, effective and makes sense. If I can do it, I will come back and push the rating up to 5 stars. I bought the book because it was recommended by some very serious writer talent, and it may be the best buy I ever made. Watch this space.
It is not a book about the technicalities of publishing, but then there's plenty of advice about these out there. This book is more about successful approaches to self (or indie as they call it) publishing in terms of building readership and marketing. I liked the fact that it starts by stressing how indie publishing is for many authors better than traditional publishing but then really makes you think about what it is you want to achieve and what it takes in terms of dedication and hard work. This is not a book about tricks and quick fixes, it is a book for people who are serious about writing in the long term.
Of course there were some things that don't work for me. For example the authors write very quickly and produce a lot of books, I write very slowly. But then you don't have to do everything in the book, I'm happy to take the things that will work for me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've read this book three times in the last year. Not because I don't understand what they are saying, but because I love it. Thanks to these guys I'm on my third book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Barry O´Leary
Being an artist won't make you a successful indie author. Being a good writer, hard working, and good at sales and marketing should. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Avid Reader
It's an OK book, it's exactly as it says on the front cover.
This book explains the system of writing a book, getting it published and starting the whole process all... Read more
Filled with practical, fun and inspiring advice for those starting out on their self-publishing journey.Published 4 months ago by Sean Damian
Thank you for writing this fantastic guide! As a non-fiction writer, I had my doubts about this book in the first few pages but I'm glad I continued reading as it truly contains... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Anshul raja
I came across these guys ages ago but only really got into them at the recent boot camp - but how I wish I'd read this a lot sooner. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Peter Oxley
This is a most helpful resource for authors especially those who are new to marketing and the publishing world. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Fliss