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The Self Publishing Podcast - Writing, Indie Publishing, and Marketing Advice for Writers

By Johnny B. Truant, Sean Platt, and David Wright

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Want to publish and sell more books? Want to get your writing into the world without contending with agents, publishers, or the other gatekeepers in traditional publishing? There's never been a better time to make money as a writer -- to take your books directly to readers and be in charge of your own business rather than jumping through hoops to please the Powers that Be. Full time authors Johnny B. Truant, David Wright, and Sean Platt (owners of the 2M+ words-per-year indie publishing company Sterling & Stone) explore everything related to getting your writing published ... and making money doing it ... in today's new DIY digital publishing frontier. This isn't artsy talk -- it's "authorpreneurial" business strategy that turns self-publishing from sideline into a rewarding career.

Customer Reviews

Inspiring and Helpful and Fun

So, OK, you guys – the pod dudes, which I love to say – are like the geek friends I had in high school, because I’m one of you. I mean, you know, not in a Misery stalker way (I did that just for you), but in a, hey, they’re real people and not self-righteous asshats. Yes, this odd little trio COULD get the same information out in less time, but it wouldn’t be as much fun.

I am a working writer who is under contract with a conventional publishing house for a travel narrative, but I also have these odd romance/mystery manuscripts I keep threatening to finish. A friend who has gone the indie publishing route suggested these podcasts, and I love them because they’re fun, the guys seem to have some good knowledge and advice, and they inspire me. So keep going, guys. You’re friggin’ machines, and it’s intimidating as hell, but I’m loving the inspiration.

Useful information for writers

Have listened to SPP for a long time and usually get a lot of helpful tips and strategy. Even if their often over the top banter is take it or leave it most of the time, the boys have a lot to be proud of and are doing a lot that is right. Particularly enjoyed the recent couple episodes that saw them discussing aspects of writing like cliff hangers and setting. In many of these podcasts, what goes unsaid is that the actual writing part is not easy. Sure, it’s implied that if you don’t have some talent for it you wouldn’t be listening in the first place, but everyone could stand to improve and discussing the “how” to write great stories is something a lot of writers should find very helpful even if it’s mixed in with a lot of their usual BS!


This is by far the most intense self publishing podcast I listen to. The hosts are open and knowledgable and discuss topics useful to authors everywhere. The only thing that I don't like (and I REALLY don't like it) is the prevasive profanity. The Parental Advisory sticker is in place so I'm not going to dock them stars, but it's really not necessary.

The Self Publishing Podcast - Writing, Indie Publishing, and Marketing Advice for Writers
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  • Category: Literature
  • Language: English

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