The Self-Publishing Show (Pt. 2)

The Self-Publishing Show (Pt. 2)

Ep73: THE SELF-PUBLISHING SHOW (PT. 2)

Part 1: Episode 72 Writing Tools & Resources Editing Tools

Part 2: Episode 73 Self-Publishing on Amazon.com

How to Self-Publish a Book (Pt. 2)

Self-Publish on Amazon.com Step 1: Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Step 2: CreateSpace.com (On-Demand Printing) Step 3: ACX (AudioBooks Creation Exchange)

Competitors to Amazon in Self-Publishing

Apple iBooks Store Kobo Digital Life Barnes & Noble Blurb & Google Play to name a few.

AMAZON

There are 3 components of Amazon that I will introduce you to today that relate to self-publishing and they are:

Kindle Direct Publishing CreateSpace ACX

Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)

KDP is the e-book publishing side of Amazon that launched in 2007 and it is how you get your book to show up in the Kindle Store.

The service is completely free, but Amazon does take a 30% commission of all sales.

In 2010, there were 500,000 titles in the Kindle Store. There are now over 5 Million books.

Kindle Store: You can purchase books from the Kindle Store on any Kindle or Amazon Fire Device or through Amazon.com in a web browser.

Step 1: is to create an account and profile on Kindle Direct Publishing using your Amazon login and I suggest you do this step as soon as you make the decision to write a book and just start exploring and learning about the process.

Add Tax info, Bank Account, Title of Book, Verify the Rights

Next is CreateSpace:

Createspace is owned and operated by Amazon and is on-demand printing of your Amazon eBooks.

CreateSpace will print your book for you on-demand for a fee + commission of approximately 40%.

ACX

Step 3: Create an account on ACX or Audiobook Creation Exchange.

This service also owned by Amazon enables you to turn your digital book into an audiobook.

Where will audiobooks be sold? OAmazon, iTunes and Audible, which is now owned by Amazon. How much do Narrators or voiceovers get paid on ACX?

3 options of payment: Hourly rate (approximately $225/finished hour) Royalty-Split (50% of all royalties) Combination of Hourly + Royalty

One hour of audio according to ACX is approximately 9,300 words Takes most narrators 6.2 hours on average to finalize one hour of audio Now for a Self-Publishing Recap or Overview:

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The Self-Publishing Show (Pt. 1)

The Self-Publishing Show (Pt. 1)

Ep72: The Self-Publishing Show (Pt. 1)

Today is Part 1 on Self-Publishing How do you write a book and sell it on Amazon & other online sellers? What tools do I use and recommend to write & edit?

In episode 70, the 2017 Roadmap show that one of my main goals for 2017 was to publish a book.

The Overview of How To Self-Publish a book or eBook on Amazon:

Start Writing. Yup

Edit & Format for digital and print (Kindles, iPads, Nooks if they still exist, etc)

Upload to an online Marketplace like Amazon

Market, Promote & Sell

Start Writing:

Like everything we want to accomplish, the key to it all is to just start.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. ”

Tool #1: **750Words.com

750Words.com: Its a free and simple website and by signing up you are pledging to write 750 words per day in the plain and simple writing tool they provide right in the browser.

This is to hold me accountable and to build writing habit and help me flush out new idea.s

Writing Tools:

Workflowy: Simple writing tool for outlining and creating lesson plans, etc.

Scrivener: My main writing and organization tool

Ulysses: Writing tool that is very poplular Ulysses is $44 & $25 for the iOS Apps.

Note Taking Apps for Writing

Evernote (I stopped using) Bear, which is a hip and free app for Mac & iOS devices for writing. Bear is free and I kind of like it.

So my three writing resources for you to to start are: Scrivener Ulysses: & Bear.

Editing & Grammar

Once you have the ball rolling and have started writing, you need to clean up your style and grammar.

Grammarly is a free Chrome extension and their tagline says it all:

Grammarly makes sure everything you type is easy to read, effective, and mistake-free.

There is also a $12/month premium version.

Hemingway: is a spell checker for style.

It’s free if you use the web version, but $20 if you want the desktop/iOS version.

Steps to Self-Publishing (Simple Overview):

  1. Start Writing
  2. Edit & Format for digital and print
  3. Upload to an online Marketplace like Amazon Kindle and More
  4. Market, Promote & Sell

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The Instagram Live Show

The Instagram Live Show

Ep71: The Instagram Live Show

What is Instagram Live & how can you use It to promote your podcast and brand?

Follow Me On Instagram: @mikeunplugged Episode 37 The Instagram Show Instagram had 300 million users. Instagram 2017: Instagram now has 600 million active users. Episode 49 Instagram Stories. Instagram stories is a 24-hour rotating story where each one of your posts gets delete at the end of 24 hours. You can post unlimited photos or 10-second videos and upload to your story and anyone can view your story but each posts will disappear when they hit the 24-hour mark. Instagram Stories is similar to Snapchat.

How do You Use Instagram Live?

Instagram Live can be found in the same place as Instagram Stories. Open Instagram. Swipe Right and your camera screen will open. Below the shutter button, Select Live Start Live Video. Easy     Side Hack Tip: Live videos disappear, but if you want to save, record your iPhone with Quicktime, Camtasia & Screenflow screencasting software.

Ways to use Instagram Live for podcasters & content creators:

Q&As Teach a lesson or tutorial/How To’s Unboxing of gear or anything Go Live at an event (bring audience along) Conduct an interview

The Gear:

IPhone/Smartphone Optional (but recommended): Rode Smartlav Plus Lavalier Microphone Rode VideoMicro Manfrotto Pixi Mini Tripod MeFoto Sidekick 360 Manfrotto LED Light

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The 2017 Roadmap Show

The 2017 Roadmap Show

Ep70: The 2017 Roadmap Show

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.

Setting the Tone for 2017:

Simplicity and my version of Minimalism. Clutter-free physical & mental environments Selling off stuff I do not use Giving away clothes I have not worn Cleaning out junk drawers Organizing & Backing up Hard Drives

Tip: Facebook Marketplace is a great place to sell stuff.

Santosha:

means contentment, satisfaction but it also translates to being totally satisfied and not desiring anything other than the fundamentals and doing one’s best and accepting the result’s of one’s efforts.

Business Priorities for 2017:

Generating Income & Marketing my Services:

Brainstorm sessions for creative entrepreneurs & small brands WordPress caretaker & concierge Photoshop concierge Website Installs Google Apps for Work Install

PodcasterToolkit.com.

Add content and continue to build up this side project

Tutorials & Classes:

More videos & classes for YouTube, Skillshare & Personal Sales

Video:

Will continue to be Big priority Live streaming & Video creation will continue to increase. Improve my video editing skills and workflow Create a simple promo video about me and my services. Do more off the cuff videos and motivational style videos

Social Media Priorities:

Instagram Facebook Linked In Pinterest

Live Streaming on Insta & Facebook will be consistent and often

Writing:

Continue Medium on a regular basis Also post to LinkedIn & PodToolkit

Book:

My book will be written in 2017

What will I be creating and how often?

I’m keeping it simple but upping my content game.

Podcast & Newsletter will still be 1 per week. Tutorials & YouTube Posts up to 2 per week. Blog, LinkedIn & Medium.com Articles up to 2 per week. Social Media Including Instagram 7 days per week Live Video on Insta or Facebook: 3 times per week

Classes on Skillshare: 3 Total My own class to market and sell: 1 Book: 1

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Mike Murphy LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

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