Entrepreneur Publishing Academy

Entrepreneur Publishing Academy

Make no mistake; if you’re an author, you’re an entrepreneur. You’re selling the world on your book, aren’t you? Of course, it’s not as easy as launching a business and then tossing any old book up on Amazon. That’s why Entrepreneur Publishing Academy teaches entrepreneurs to publish books on the specific topic and in the specific way that will launch or grow their businesses. The show, which has been named one of the best publishing podcasts by LA Weekly, Feedspot, Podchaser and Kindlepreneur, among others, is a combination of solo question-and-answer episodes and interviews with best-selling authors, entrepreneurs and publishing insiders. It has had over 990,000 downloads, regularly appears on the top 100 career podcast list and manages to make discussions about publishing funny. Subscribe now so you don't miss an episode, view show notes at www.entrepreneurpublishing.academy and learn more about publishing with Anna David at www.legacylaunchpadpub.com. Don't know where to start? Some of the most popular episodes include "How Do I Get Media Attention from My Book," "A Play-by-Play Breakdown of How James Altucher Launches a Book" and "Chris Voss on How to Negotiate a Book Launch."

Episodes

August 3, 2022 14 min

Today, in this solo episode, I'm answering the five most common questions first-time authors have. They are:

 

  • Do I need a copyright for my book?
  • How many copies of my book will be printed?
  • If I launched a book, and I didn't sell many copies, should I relaunch it?
  • Should I sell my book only on Amazon?
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    Forgive me, that's four. I honestly thought when I recorded it that it was five. I am truly this bad with numbers. Good t...

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    This solo episode is focused on 11 reasons every entrepreneur should launch a book. They are:

     

  • Less money spent on ads
  • Less money and time spent on client acquisition
  • Less money spent on PR
  • More effective podcast interviews
  • Less time spent creating content
  • Less time spent coming up with keynotes since they can come from the book
  • Less worrying about the competition, and wondering why someone else got the media hit or speaking gig
  • Numerous...
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    This solo episode is focused on the seven biggest mistakes first-time authors make. They are:

     

  • Skimping on cover design
  • Not optimizing book descriptions
  • Not have a reason why/CTA
  • Slacking on editing
  • Not gathering reader reviews
  • Not getting that it's not about them
  • Listening to people who give bad advice once the book is written
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    Listen to get all the deets!

     

    IF YOU'RE AN AUTHOR, YOU NEED AN ELEVATOR PITCH! GET YOUR ELEVATOR P...

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    Scott Duffy is an entrepreneur and business strategist. He is listed as a “Top 10 Speaker” by Entrepreneur and has been named one of the “Top Influential People To Follow” by Yahoo! Finance.

     

    He's also the author of three different business books on three different topics, from three different publishers and launched in three entirely different ways. When I was at his mastermind a few weeks ago, he articulated why entrepreneur...

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    Jerry Stahl is the iconic author of Permanent Midnight (made into a movie starring Ben Stiller), among nine other books (among them, OG Dad, Pain Killers, I, Fatty, Perv, Plainclothes Naked, Happy Mutant Baby Pills, Bad Sex on Speed and his latest, Nien Nien: One Man's Tale of Depression, Psychic Torment, and a Bus Tour of the Holocaust).

     

    A Pushcart Prize–winning author, Stahl’s work has appeared in Esquire, Vice, The Believe...

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    Jane Friedman has an icon in the publishing space. With over two decades of experience in the business, she is truly considered the world's leading expert on traditional publishing, self publishing and where the twain shall meet. She's the curator of The Hot Sheet, a biweekly paid newsletter, oversees a wildly popular blog and is also the author of The Business of Being a Writer.

     

    In this episode, we discussed how importan...

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    Bridget Sampson is a Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies, the author of Communication Secrets for Success and the co-author of Communication Training and Development. She's also a TEDx speaker who helps other people write and deliver their TEDx talks. 

     

    All of this made her the perfect person to talk to about how to convert your book into a TEDx talk, whether or not you should outline or write the talk out completely, ...

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    Peter Shankman is many things, among them a five-time best selling author, entrepreneur and corporate in-person and virtual keynote speaker who focuses on customer service. But in this episode I got him speaking about something so many of you ask me about: HARO, or Help a Reporter Out...the website he started (and sold to Cision many years ago) that helps so many authors get featured in mainstream media.

     

    In this conversation, whi...

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    Bonnie Habyan is a communications marketing professional with an MBA in banking and finance. She's been a news reporter, a wedding DJ and even a Miss Baltimore Oriole.

    But now she's taken on a whole new role: as an author. Her book, The World According to Bess, is a true love letter to her 90-year-old mother—a woman who can definitely give the Sh*t My Dad guy's dad a run for his money.

    What surprised Bonnie the most abo...

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    Elizabeth Lyons is the creator of the Book Writing Accelerator and a five-time author whose first book, which she wrote because she couldn't find another book on the topic and really needed it, sold over 20,000 copies.

     

    As someone who helps aspiring authors write and publish books, she's become a bit of my comrade-in-arms the past few years, where we regularly text each other questions, concerns and the occasional (or not ...

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    Ben Mezrich has sold over 10 million copies of his books.

     

    And, by the way, that’s not even the impressive part. The impressive part is that he sells EVERY SINGLE ONE OF HIS BOOKS as a movie or TV show; in fact, if Hollywood isn’t interested in the treatment, he doesn’t even write the book.

    Mezrich has gotten into this position because of a chance encounter with some MIT students, which led to his writing Bringing Down the House:...

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    Mike De Luca has, arguably, more experience than anyone else out there when it comes to turning books into movies: three of the four times he's done it (for The Social Network, Moneyball and Captain Phillips), he has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and the one time he wasn't nominated for one of his book-to-film adaptations, it was for a little movie called 50 Shades of Gray. He's done several other...

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    Paul Angone had an extremely unusual journey to success as an author.

     

    First, he tried to sell a book. For eight years. Nary a bite.

     

    Then a blog post he dashed off went viral. Very viral. From there, he was able to sell a book based on that blog post to a publisher. The problem was that he had to finish it in a month.

     

    Well that book and the next have sold over 100,000 copies and launched a massive speaking career.

     

    But that&#...

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    While Jeff Kober is a terribly successful actor—having appeared on The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Shameless, New Girl, NCIS: Los Angeles,  Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, ER, 24, The Closer and Criminal Minds, among many other shows—it is only one of the many things he does. In fact, although he's a good friend that I adore, I will admit right here and now that I've never seen any ...

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    Jesse J. Anderson's journey to bookdom is unlike any other guest I've had on the show. 

    For one, he's not launching a book to help build his business. 

    Also, that book—Refocus: A Practical Guide to Adult ADHD—hasn't launched yet. In fact, he hasn't even finished writing it. 

    Why, then, you may ask, would I have him on the show? 

    Well, part of the reason is entirely selfish: he's writing a book in public and ...

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    Elle Griffin is the Editor-of-Chief of Utah Business and a freelance journalist and co-founder of Cryptopia, a web3 festival that debuted in 2022.

     

    But I most wanted to talk to her about how she's brought her books into the Web 3 world. See, she's not only crowdfunded a novel using crypto but she's publishing her next novel as an NFT series on Twitter.

     

    I first became aware of her through Jane Friedman and began subsc...

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    Lee Richter is a business, leader, visionary and entrepreneur since the 1990’s who has built and sold several multi-million dollar companies. Lately she's been schooling me on the whole Web 3.0 space—in particular how authors can get into the NFT world.

    And that's exactly what we talked about in this episode. She broke down different tactics authors can take—whether it's writing special intros to certain copies of the b...

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    This may be the most useful podcast I've ever released. That's because it's with a guy who's an expert on something EVERY author wants: getting people to recommend your book.

     

    His name is Rob Fitzpatrick and he's a former programmer who dropped out of grad school to go to YCombinator with his first startup.

     

    It's that background—along with his nearly decade and a half of experience as an entrepreneur—that ...

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    Becky Robinson has helped launch over 150 books. Now she's launching her first traditionally published book of her own—and it's all about having a lasting impact on your readers.

    WANT 7 DAYS OF WRITING TIPS? GO TO WWW.YOURBOOKWRITINGTIPS.COM

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    Listen in on my "booktervention" with rehab owner Tim Westbrook about the book he needs to write—and how it will grow his business.

    WANT 7 DAYS OF WRITING TIPS? GO TO WWW.YOURBOOKWRITINGTIPS.COM

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