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Write. Publish. Repeat. Audiobook

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

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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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    S. Wallace 06-27-16
    S. Wallace 06-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Extremely helpful book!"

    This book is full of candid and beneficial insight. If I have any complaint it would be that I could have lived without the profanity. I think that anyone who believes that displaying a "potty-mouth" is the new standard of cool/transparency should not complain we they are called out on it. Obviously not everyone agrees!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas 04-15-14
    Thomas 04-15-14 Member Since 2016
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    "MUST Read for Indie Authors"

    Before picking up, "Write. Publish. Repeat." I knew nothing of the authors. I bought the book because I was searching answers in my quest to make a living as an independent author.

    After reading this book I don't have all the answers, but now I have a better understanding of what it will take in terms of effort, perseverance, and resilience to make a living wage as an independent author.

    The thing is, it's not easy, and to their credit the authors never pretend it is. It is doable, and at least from a marketing and technology standpoint this book gives you some good pointers.

    There are two areas where the audio falls short. The first, which Johnny and Sean admit themselves, is that the book doesn't teach you how to write fiction. It doesn't really teach you how to write. It just says write a lot of good fiction, find an audience, and sell them related books.

    Of course, "Write. Publish. Repeat." does have some specific suggestions on how to do that.

    The reason I gave the overall product four stars is because it's not meant to be read in one sitting. And if you're just listening it's hard to navigate and find the section of the book you need to listen to at any given moment. I had to buy the e-book to facilitate my navigation of the material.

    It was well worth it and I recommend this book to anyone who wants to get serious about self-publishing.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Samuel Andersen 05-10-17
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    "Very Informative and Entertaining"
    What made the experience of listening to Write. Publish. Repeat. the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was superb, and the advice given in the book was honest and good.


    What about Simon Whistler’s performance did you like?

    He read in a conversational tone which fit perfectly with the book.


    Any additional comments?

    While I could have done without some of the swearing and the examples used, the authors were up front about what would be included. They were honest and unapologetic about everything. I learned some valuable ideas about self-publishing.

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    Kerry Olvera 04-07-17 Member Since 2015

    Let's get down to business! My car is my educational hot spot. Plug in a book and let's go!

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    "THE How To Book for Writing and Self Publishing"

    I have read this book in my spare moments and between writing and editing, then between editing and publishing.

    I get a deeper understanding with every new perspective I bring to the book!

    Language alert: there are F bombs, among other swear words. It's the way they also talk in their Podcast.

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    Ferdinand Rosado 03-14-17
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    "Inspiring"

    I was worried about being a writer. This book put all those worries to bed. So instead of worrying about what. I worry about plot and characters.

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    PETER J TOWNSEND 03-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Clear and compelling advice for would-be authors."

    This book made me realize there is a a formula for successful indie writing and it is achievable by mere mortals.

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    Dana Pittman 12-14-16

    ...an avid reader...

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    "I'm Glad I Made This Purchase"

    I listened to this audiobook over a month. I don't believe I learned anything "new" but it was nice to hear it. It was even better to have it in one place. I expect I'll revisit this audio again and I plan to purchase the print book because I would love to see some of the examples. And I think the narrator was perfect for this project.

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    Robert Kimmel 12-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent marketing book"

    I bought this book with the intention of using it as a marketing tool. The authors manage to convey a fantastic view of what the self-publishing landscape looks like. They are not presenting unreasonable, unrealistic, magic solutions. Their advice and suggestions are manageable and wholly within the reach of anyone wanting to self-publish.

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    Coen Welsh 12-12-16
    Coen Welsh 12-12-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Good Advice"

    I enjoyed the book. I should probably go back to certain sections to review as it is jam packed with advice.

    #1 take away. Work hard and work continuously.

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    ComparativelyUniquw 10-29-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Great advice and great narration. Very motivating"

    This is an amazing book to give you guidelines to starting your own indie publishing career. This doesnt tell you everything, but it does give you advice for other books, blogs, and podcasts to learn more. It is an amazing resource. I feel a little upset that I got the audio book though. This being a resource that I will go back to, a hard copy is definitely worth it.

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    2/28/16
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    "Quite interesting"
    What made the experience of listening to Write. Publish. Repeat. the most enjoyable?

    The few clever ideas that you can take of the book were worth it


    Any additional comments?

    A bit long to start with but if you are patient and willing to listen to the author advertising their own books then you receive some interesting advice to go on your way of publishing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • DanGleebles
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    "Interesting and insightful"
    Would you listen to Write. Publish. Repeat. again? Why?

    No. I am not a writer but I was fascinated by the subject matter enough to spend my precious monthly credit on the title and I am glad I did as it led me to some good Indie titles that I may otherwise have missed out on.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt ? Why or why not?

    Already done. Long live product funnels!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    A poor choice I think. A slightly camp sounding (sorry if you see this) British guy reading the words of a wisecracking American guy with all those American phrases just sounded wrong.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Indie jungle. The mighty jungle.


    Any additional comments?

    If I were thinking of trying my hand at writing, this guide would be my Bible. I'm not, however, but I found it a riveting and informative listen anyway.

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