Indie publishing was once expensive and mostly ineffective. Now, anyone can publish. And profit. But it’s also trickier, and you’ll never sell millions of downloads if you don’t put the pieces together correctly.
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) May 09, 2012
Kings of serialized fiction, David Wright and Sean Platt have joined popular blogger Johnny B. Truant for the Self Publishing Podcast. The podcast is designed to help writers learn the ins and outs of indie publishing with intelligence, humor and practical information.
“Digital publishing is in a constant shift. Writers now have a ridiculous amount of opportunity,” said Truant. “Even traditionally published authors are turning self publishing. But that doesn’t mean they know how to make the right decisions when it comes to modern publishing. We’ve been in the trenches of blogging and social media for years, and want to help other writers do what we’re doing.”
Both Platt and Truant are fluent bloggers and marketers, and both have written for some of the world’s largest blogs, such as Copyblogger, Problogger, and Zen Habits. Platt and Wright have seen remarkable success with their weekly Kindle serials, including landing on the Top 100 Rated Fiction Books of All Time on Amazon, for their debut series, the post-apocalyptic horror serial Yesterday’s Gone.
The trio launched the new podcast, located at SelfPublishingPodcast.com, in mid April. Born from a desire to help others achieve the success they were achieving themselves.
The podcast is packed with advice, best practices, and interviews with experts would help others avoid the trial and error they’d had when publishing their own work.
“Indie publishing was once expensive and mostly ineffective,” said Wright. “Now, anyone can publish. And profit. But it’s also trickier, and you’ll never sell millions of downloads if you don’t put the pieces together correctly.”
The Self Publishing Podcast, which publishes new episodes every Thursday, covers topics such as how to get started self-publishing, how to make a compelling book cover, how to market your book, writing and editing tips, how to format for different platforms, and much more.
The podcast is peppered with Truant, Wright and Platt’s trademark wit and friendly camaraderie. The show is available on the iTunes, Blackberry and Zune podcast directory, as well as non-subscription play through the website at SelfPublishingPodcast.com.
In addition to their serialized fiction, Platt publishes nonfiction through his publishing company Sterling & Stone, as The Digital Writer.
Johnny is known for his humor novel The Bialy Pimps, which debuted with a giant splash through blog publicity in February.
“This is a brave new frontier,” said Platt. “The good news is that any good writer can now make a full-time living purely as a writer, but you must first nderstand how to make it work in order for that to happen. That’s why we started this podcast – to help writers understand, and to finally realize their dreams of publication.”