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Write. Publish. Repeat.: The No-Luck Guide to Self-Publishing Success | [Johnny B. Truant, Sean Platt]

Write. Publish. Repeat.: The No-Luck Guide to Self-Publishing Success

In 2013, Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt published 1.5 million words and made their full-time livings as indie authors. In Write. Publish. Repeat., they tell you how exactly how they did it: how they created over 15 independent franchises across 50+ published works, how they turned their art into a logical, sustainable business, and how any independent author can do the same to build a sustainable, profitable career with their writing.
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In 2013, Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt published 1.5 million words and made their full-time livings as indie authors. In Write. Publish. Repeat., they tell you how exactly how they did it: How they created over 15 independent franchises across 50+ published works, how they turned their art into a logical, sustainable business, and how any independent author can do the same to build a sustainable, profitable career with their writing. Write. Publish. Repeat. explains the current self-publishing landscape and covers the truths and myths about what it means to be an indie author now and in the foreseeable future. It explains how to create books your readers will love and will want to return to again and again. Write. Publish. Repeat. details expert methods for building story worlds, characters, and plots, understanding your market (right down to your ideal reader), using the best tools possible to capture your draft, and explains proven best practices for editing. The audiobook also discusses covers, titles, formatting, pricing, and publishing to multiple platforms, plus a bit on getting your books into print (and why that might not be a good idea!). But most importantly, Write. Publish. Repeat. details the psychology-driven marketing plan that Sean and Johnny built to shape their stories into "products" that readers couldn't help but be drawn into - thus almost automatically generating sales - and explores ways that smart, business-minded writers can do the same to future-proof their careers. This audiobook is not a formula with an easy path to follow. It is a guidebook that will help you build a successful indie publishing career, no matter what type of writer you are...so long as you're the type who's willing to do the work.

©2013 Sterling & Stone (P)2014 Sterling & Stone

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    Tara Westminster, CO, USA 03-31-14
    Tara Westminster, CO, USA 03-31-14 Member Since 2001
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    "Great practical knowledge for authors"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Write. Publish. Repeat. to be better than the print version?

    I think the audio and print versions are very different. In the audio you get to "hear" it, much in the way you hear the podcast, which is how I "met" Sean (I already knew of Johnny from online). I am used to listening to their advice audibly so spent the good part of Sunday hearing Write, Publish, Repeat and absorbing different bits than I got when reading the book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Write. Publish. Repeat.?

    The sales funnels. I know that they are not saying theirs are perfect (whose are?), but hearing again that these need to rock solid was a reminder to fix mine. Their description of how they "walk" readers through the process and get them more and more interested in their work was great.


    Which character – as performed by Simon Whistler – was your favorite?

    It took a couple of minutes to get used to Simon reading Johnny's words, but that changeover happened very fast and Simon did a great job!


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a writer thinking about making a living of your work, this book may be a real eye opener. First off, they are not sugar coating the truth, you are probably not going to write a best seller right out of the gate so you better learn how to put some marketing into place if you ever want to sell more than a few copies a month.

    On the other hand, their dogged determination to succeed shows all writers that it is possible. That success is hard work but possible with a solid plan and a focused goal.

    A really good listen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. Jared C. Serra st. louis, MO USA 07-27-15
    Mr. Jared C. Serra st. louis, MO USA 07-27-15 Member Since 2015

    Fathers Face Remembered

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    "Title says it all"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Write. Publish. Repeat. to be better than the print version?

    I would. I find Non-Fiction always better in audio.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Write. Publish. Repeat.?

    All good


    What about Simon Whistler’s performance did you like?

    I liked his performance with one issue. Either Johnny or Sean should have read this. It is their book. I hate when fiction writers read their own book. With Non-Fiction I always want the author to read it.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Question doesn't make sense with this material.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great book!

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    Matt Larcom 07-25-15
    Matt Larcom 07-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A must read!"

    This book gave me all the information I've been looking for without a lot of BS. I've read or have listened to an extensive amount of books on writing and have found this jewel to be one of the most knowledgeable, inspiring and entertaining I've read to date.
    Thank you gentlemen, job well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charmaine Auchenflower, Australia 07-09-15
    Charmaine Auchenflower, Australia 07-09-15 Member Since 2013

    Author of My Zombie Dog

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    "Excellent motivator"

    Lots of helpful and honest advice. Enjoy the podcast, but appreciate that you had your butler read this one, was just a little bit posh.

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    Lori Tian Sailiata/Lara Britt Honolulu, Hawaii 07-01-15
    Lori Tian Sailiata/Lara Britt Honolulu, Hawaii 07-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Read. Listen. Repeat."

    This may be my first listen to the audiobook, but but my 3rd time through the material. I preordered the ebook some years back. The material is strategic rather than tactical as promised. 90% is evergreen. In an ever changing world of publishing, that is some feat.

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    Sara Paton 06-11-15
    Sara Paton 06-11-15 Listener Since 2008
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    "Fabulous guide for self publishers"

    loved every minute of it...I'm a non fiction reader and writer but after this may even listen to some of thier non fiction. Well written and well read.

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    Arial Burnz 05-07-15
    Arial Burnz 05-07-15

    That's my two pence...

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    "Self-Publishing? You MUST Listen To This Book!"

    I LOVED this book!!! Not only was it thoroughly entertaining and constantly had me laughing out loud - these three guys are a HOOT - but it contains probably some of the most practical advice I have ever heard regarding self-publishing. EXCELLENT advice on how to maximize your efforts and not waste your time on the frivolous stuff and how to tell the difference.

    Write. Publish. Repeat.

    Sensible. Repeatable. Practical.

    I also loved the narrator, Simon Whistler. He hooked me with his sexy British accent, and kept me throughout the book with his down-to-earth, approachable and natural inflections. A lot of non-fiction books tend to be dry reads and Simon was far from dry. (I won't make any wet jokes...but I guess I just did.)

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    Author Kimberly Jayne 05-01-15
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    "Incredibly helpful Stuff"

    This book touched on everything I've gone through in getting published and dispelled many of my first timer worries. Have a question about indie publishing? These guys have your answer. I highly recommend this book.

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    Real Reader Brooklyn, NY 04-10-15
    Real Reader Brooklyn, NY 04-10-15
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    "Very informative"

    Great information for new or seasoned self pub authors...will use as a guideline for my own company

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    Elaine Kehew Nairobi, Kenya 04-09-15
    Elaine Kehew Nairobi, Kenya 04-09-15 Member Since 2013

    Elaine Kehew

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    "Delivers Exactly what it Promises"
    Would you listen to Write. Publish. Repeat. again? Why?

    I would listen to the book again because the narrator is compelling, and because there are ideas in the book worth repeating. It's dense, and chock-full of great examples and excellent ideas.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I totally dig Johnny and Sean's references to popular culture that I relate to. Fight Club and American Psycho- these are already two of my favorite works from the 1990s- 2000s. It doesn't get any better than when people are speaking from your familiar reference points.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Whistler’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes- Unboxed. He is equally good in this one.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listen to books while I am painting in the studio. A lot of what I do is meticulous, haptic, hand-crafted stuff, which can be tedious if I am not engaged in something else- This was a rock-and-roll ride through the indie publishing process. Pretty great.


    Any additional comments?

    Hoping for more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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