About Self-Publishing Questions
Hey there! Thanks for checking out the “about” page of the SPQ podcast.
Even as a listener, you will get value from the SPQ podcast. With this show you will learn how to:
- Build a lasting author platform
- Identify quality book niches and topics
- Create multiple books that solve the “pain points” of various readers
- Market your content through variety of sales channels
- Maximize the KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) sales tools that Amazon provides
- Scale your book business into a full-time income
These topics barely scratch the surface of what’s possible with self-publishing. So if you want to get a “quick start” information, then let me recommend the free Kindle Publishing Checklist which is a 46-step plan to go from idea to published eBook.
About Steve Scott
It has been a long journey towards becoming a self-published author, so let me give you the Cliff’s Notes version…
I started dabbling with Internet businesses back in 2002, but didn’t fully commit myself until 2004. Even then—it wasn’t able to rely entirely on my online income until 2006.
From 2006 to 2012, I built a variety of Internet businesses—i.e. blogging, affiliate marketing and information products. In 2012, I was looking for a way to drive traffic to my blog (SteveScottSite.com) and I heard great things about the Kindle publishing platform. So I decided to take a few old blog posts, put them into a book and publish on Amazon.
This book didn’t do well for a few months, until I released the second and used the KDP Select to promote the first title by giving it away for five days. After the promo ended, my books were averaging $10 to $15 a day. Not a lot of money, but it lead to the biggest ah-ha moment of my life where I wondered:
“Instead of spending my time writing blog posts, what if I focused on small topics and put them into book format that were reasonably priced at $2.99?”
And as they say, the rest is history.
Since that moment, I’ve devoted myself full-time to self-publishing.
About Barrie Davenport
Barrie Davenport is an Amazon bestselling author with 13 self-published books on personal growth topics like habits, confidence, mindfulness, and life passion. She’s a certified coach and founder of Live Bold and Bloom, a top-ranked personal development blog with over 2 million monthly visitors.
She has three young adult children and spends her free time reading, hiking, biking, and enjoying her new home town of Asheville, NC.