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Bonus Episode recorded live at The London Book Fair: How to develop an entrepreneurial mindset as an author

In this bonus episode, recorded live at The London Book Fair, I explain how you can make money as an author, including examples of how I monetised my book, Your Press Release is Breaking My Heart.

Here’s what you’ll learn this episode:

  • Why you no longer need to wait ‘to be picked’ by traditional publishing houses (3:35)
  • Why there is nothing wrong with making money from books and we shouldn’t resist monetising our books (5:47)
  • How I chose the topic and title of my book (7:44)
  • How I wrote the book in 30 days (9:40)
  • How I grew my audience so I had people to sell the book to (10:20)
  • My sales figures and how publishing the book has helped me achieve this (12:20)
  • How being a self-published author gives you more control over the marketing of your book (15:15)

Resources

The London Book Fair

Jeff Goins’s book - Real Artists Don’t Starve

Media Influence Live

Soulful PR Studio

Soulful PR Podcast Guide

My YouTube channel

**MY BOOK ** Your Press Release Is Breaking My Heart (A Totally Unconventional

Guide To Selling Your Story In The Media)

My FREE Soulful PR Facebook Community: tips & advice for promoting your business

Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

[172] How to tackle writer's block

If you’ve ever spent hours trying to write a blog post, website copy or marketing email - only to produce a couple of sentences - then this podcast episode is for you.

In this episode, I share why I don’t believe in writer’s block - and three strategies you can use to ensure you never struggle to get words on the page again.

Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:

  • How I approach writing features as a journalist and how you can apply this to your business
  • The importance of planning what you’re going to say before you actually start writing
  • How turning off your ‘inner critic’ will help you focus on the writing - and avoid procrastination

Key resources

The Soulful PR Studio

Soulful PR Live

Soulful PR Podcast Community on Facebook

**MY BOOK ** Your Press Release Is Breaking My Heart (A Totally Unconventional Guide To Selling Your Story In The Media)

My FREE Soulful PR Facebook Community

Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

What to do next

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[141] How to write and publish your own book with Amanda Cook

Being a published author can help you build credibility in your niche - and attract leads and sales -  making it the best possible business card you can have. But how do you get published? And how do you get your book in front of the people you want to reach?

In this episode, wellness coach Amanda Cook shares her advice on writing, publishing and marketing your own book.

Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Amanda’s business story - how she became a digital marketing expert and author in the wellness sector
  • The pros and cons of self-publishing
  • Why having an established audience is vital for a successful book launch
  • How to approach the writing process and getting the words on the page
  • Advice on how to manage the costs involved in producing a book
  • Creating a marketing plan for your book - and who you should ask to help
  • How to make use of advance copies to get book reviews on Amazon
  • Amanda’s marketing strategy for her book - including how she worked with online influencers

Key resources

The Soulful PR Studio

ResponseSource

Amanda Cook’s Wellpreneur site

Amanda’s Wellpreneur book

Amanda on Twitter

**MY BOOK ** Your Press Release Is Breaking My Heart (A Totally Unconventional Guide To Selling Your Story In The Media)

My FREE Soulful PR Facebook Community

Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

What to do next

If you enjoyed today’s show, please share it using the social media buttons at the top of this page.

I’d also love it if you could take a few minutes to  leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on iTunes. I read every one personally and may even read yours out on the show.

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[074] Three good reasons to self-publish your own book

If you're thinking about writing a book - or are working on one already - you may be wondering whether it's still worth going down the traditional publishing route.  In this episode, I share my recent experience of releasing a book and why I chose to self-publish.

Here's what you'll learn in this episode:

  • Why I chose to become an Indie author
  • Why self-publishing can be better for your business than the traditional route
  • The process I went through to publish my own book

Key resources 

MY NEW BOOK Your Press Release Is Breaking My Heart (A Totally Unconventional Guide To Selling Your Story In The Media)

Your Year In PR - a media planning masterclass for 2017

My Soulful PR group coaching  programme (starts Sep 5)

The Soulful PR Business Club

My FREE Soulful PR Facebook Community

What to do next

If you enjoyed today’s show, please share it using the social media buttons at the top of this page.

I’d also love it if you could take a few minutes to  leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on itunes. I read every one personally and may even read yours out on the show.

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[063] How to write a book in 30 days with Kevin Tumlinson

Could you write a book in 30 days? Kevin Tumlinson can.

In fact he can do it in 15 days, and in this episode, he shares the formula he's created that's helped him write 25 books - in record time.

Here’s what's covered in this episode:

  • Kevin's winning formula for writing a book in 30 days or less
  • Why developing a daily writing habit is key to completing a book project (the good news is you probably already have one)
  • How to build writing practice into your day-to-day work
  • Practical strategies for managing writers' block
  • Why Kevin believes every entrepreneur should have a book

Key links and resources

Kevin's website 

Kevin on Twitter 

Kevin's book 30-Day Author. Develop a daily writing habit and write your book in 30 days. 

Daily Diary

Evernote (an app that helps you keeps your projects, ideas, and inspiration handy across all your digital devices)

Book funnel 

Scrivener and Ulysses (writing software

20 master plots and how to build them

Soulful PR Live 

New Media Europe 2016  June 18 and 19 (I'm speaking on how  to get big media coverage on a small business budget)

The Soulful PR Business Club 

My FREE Soulful PR Facebook Community

What to do next

If you enjoyed today’s show, please share it using the social media buttons at the top of this page.

I’d also love it if you could take a few minutes to  leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on itunes. I read every one personally and may even read yours out on the show.

And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, to get automatic updates every time a new episode goes live.