Writing Your First Book?

self-publishing-answers-862x574Are you writing your first book? Not sure what else you should be focusing on (Marketing? Facebook ads? The so important author newsletter? The next book?) – well that’s exactly what we discussed in last week’s SELF PUBLISHING ANSWERS podcast! So if you’re interested, check it out.



The guys (Kevin, Justin, and Nick) talk through damaging mindsets, not “feeling” it, and what to do about it, like discussing this stuff with your writing network. Don’t have a writing network? That’s step one.

Then we start discussing some things you should be focusing on while you’re working on your first book:

Build your list!

We use Author.Email (currently in beta), but WAY better (and WAY cheaper) than any other option, and designed specifically for authors.

Write that book!

This is even more important in some ways as building your list.

Develop a writing relationship with one or more people

Writer/critique groups, find like-minded people. (Nick’s dead-simple hack: find someone who has the same sense of humor as you)

Books mentioned (affiliate links): 

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary by Gary Keller

7 Habits for Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Creative Writing Career by Justin Sloan

The Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Brown

How Fiction Works by James Wood

Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight Swain

Take Off Your Pants by Libbie Hawker

Until next time,


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