Write. Publish. Repeat.: The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success

Johnny B Truant (Author) Sean Platt (Author)
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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!

Product Details

Sterling and Stone
Publish Date
December 15, 2014
5.98 X 1.0 X 9.02 inches | 1.54 pounds

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About the Author

Sean Platt and David Wright are cofounders of Collective Inkwell (an imprint specializing in character-rich horror and sci-fi) and coauthors of numerous works of serialized fiction, including the wildly popular indie hits Yesterday's Gone, WhiteSpace, ForNevermore, and Available Darkness, as well as three previous titles with Amazon's 47North: Monstrous, Z 2134, and Z 2135. Along with cohost Johnny B. Truant, Sean and David also host the Self-Publishing and Better Off Undead podcasts. Sean lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, son, and daughter. David lives in Florida.
David Wright is a professional genealogist, historian and writer. He has taught at University College, London and he is a fellow of the Society of Genealogists. Among his publications are East Kent Parishes: A Guide for Genealogists, Local Historians and Other Researchers; The Kentish Census Returns 1801-1901: Origins, Location, Registration Districts and Indexes; Kent Probate Records: A Catalogue and Practical Guide and St Peter's Whitstable: A History of the Church, Parish and People.