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Demystifying the tangled web of self-publishing to put you on the road to success.

This is a motivational guide based on my 2.5 million published words (mostly with Amazon) to help you see past the hurdles that are keeping you from climbing the mountain of success. Nothing is overwhelming once it's been explained. If you are smart enough to write a book, you are smart enough to do everything else needed to make your indie author business a success.

This guide has something for every budding author as well as those who have already published but for whom success remains elusive. In this business, there is only one hard-and-fast rule - you must find readers willing to pay for your stories. It starts with the first sentence. You have to write a gripping story that people want to read, wrap a cover around the book, and then do the marketing. There’s no doubt that you can do it. Let me show you how.

©2018 Craig Martelle (P)2019 Craig Martelle

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A Masterclass on what being an Indie Author is

Adored every second of this book. It's magnificent advice.

As a member of the group from which this book originates, I get overwhelmed with all the success stories and advanced chatter that goes on. I'm just a dude that wants to get started and peddle my stories slowly but steadily and now I know I can and can go big if I keep at it. This book is a great "How to get started" that I'm sure will become a must for Indie Authors in the future.

The only bad thing about this book is that I can't apply the tax and legalities stuff covered here because I'm a Mexican (which kinda works in my favor because there's just Federal Law and Federal Income tax to think about instead of having to check out the law of each state, but I'm just mucking about)

I hope there's a follow up book with the same tone as the rant section at the end. It does stick better and you can tell it truly comes from the heart that way.

The narrator did a fantastic job and I loved his narrative of the text examples from Craig's work.

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Great Book!

I’m listening on audible. This book is so interesting, and informative. As a new author writing my first book, Craig’s advice is serving as an excellent manual for me as I learn my craft. Thank you, Craig!

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This Book took me to school & I loved every minute of it

This book was amazing. The amount of information he was able to put into this book is astounding. I will be buying the paper back as well. I really felt empowered after listening to it. Confirm things that I was doing that was right, but also gave me so many other ideas, and ways to implement them. It is my highest recommendation that if you are an indie author that you get this book, listen to this book and take great notes. You won’t regret it.

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For more than Indies

Wow. This is one of the best books on writing I have ever read. It goes beyond just Indie publishing. Traditional authors would benefit from Craig’s insights too! So many lightbulbs went off, and at this point, I’ve written ten books. Highly recommend.
Move over Stephen King’s “On Writing.” (Just kidding—every writing teacher has something different to offer that is valuable to different people)

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Wow, practical, educational, & accessible.

Craig has yet to disappoint. Each book I've experienced of his has been engaging & full flavored. This one covered far more than I would have thought & it's that sort of nitty gritty detail stuff I think I'll want to reference as I move forward. I highly recommend the book & this author.

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great information

lots of good information from a guy who walks his talk. definitely will get more of these as he gets them in audio

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  • 02-23-21

good basis for the starting and experienced Indie

Good reference and neat talk through of all aspects of the business an Indie should know.

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  • Chris
  • 01-24-21

A wonderfully useful tool!

I'm roughly 3 weeks from releasing my first fiction novel and this book has been invaluable in helping me set realistic goals and expectations. I've learned so much just from this book alone and strongly recommend any new indie author give it a read/listen.

On the latter, I listened to the audio version of this book and it was fantastic, very easy to listen to and digest all the information, the narrator delivers a crisp tone.

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  • Robb
  • 12-07-20

Exceptional value for money

One of the best books I have listened to on writing. Craig's core philosophy of get stuck in and make it happen resonates with me. The information is non stop. Lots of notes taken and lots of points for me to go away and work on. 5 stars, a solid 5 stars. Thanks Craig, from a newly inspired Robb.

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  • Sarah Jane Weldon
  • 04-13-20

I've Now purchased the whole series!

Very useful book, lots of great advice and words of motivation. Some of the tax section wasn't relevant to me as I'm a UK based author, but I have Joanna Penn's books that cover that, and some of the general US tax advice was still very useful. I'll be listening to this multiple times for sure.

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  • Valerie Miller, Brisbane Australia
  • 11-23-21

A must if you’re an emerging indie Author

This was extremely informative and filled with important information. When you finish knowing more and having tools to support you, you know it was an exceptional book. I will definitely refer to this book again and again.