Blog Category: Self Publishing

How to Write 12 Books This Year

Maria had a crush on Mark. But Mark was going out with Jen. And I had a crush on Maria but I thought I was too worthless for her. Mark wanted to…

Maria had a crush on Mark. But Mark was going out with Jen. And I had a crush on Maria but I thought I was too worthless for her. Mark wanted to be a writer. He read James Joyce and could quote Thomas Pynchon. He had a beard. He wanted to write “The Great American […]

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MY THIRD BOOK CHALLENGE: WHAT WOULD JESUS EAT?

In the Choose Yourself Publishing Group, I post a new book challenge approximately once a month. [Get access to the Group here.] The idea of each challenge is: The book can be…

In the Choose Yourself Publishing Group, I post a new book challenge approximately once a month. [Get access to the Group here.] The idea of each challenge is: The book can be done in a month The book doesn’t have to be big (30-50 pages is fine for a self-published book. More of course is […]

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TEN REASONS WHY I SELF-PUBLISH

My days as a writer had ended. I had a bad experience with publishing a book in 2010. In 2009 I published a book that had sold almost nothing. My publisher hated…

My days as a writer had ended. I had a bad experience with publishing a book in 2010. In 2009 I published a book that had sold almost nothing. My publisher hated me. My agent didn’t want to work with me. I lost interest in writing the kind of books they wanted me to write. […]

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The BEST Thing About Self-Publishing

I was sick of it. Every book publisher (Wiley, Penguin, HarperCollins, Hay House, etc.) said the same thing: “We’re great at marketing. We’ll take care of it for you.” Then when it…

I was sick of it. Every book publisher (Wiley, Penguin, HarperCollins, Hay House, etc.) said the same thing: “We’re great at marketing. We’ll take care of it for you.” Then when it came time to publish the book, they all said something like, “So I guess you should start tweeting it out. We don’t do […]

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The Best Way To Start Writing A Book

I get asked this every day so here is my answer as to how I do it after 18+ books. I have a problem. I asked my 15 year old daughter what…

I get asked this every day so here is my answer as to how I do it after 18+ books. I have a problem. I asked my 15 year old daughter what she’s learning in school. She told me that in math she’s learning about how to find the “volume of a cone”. I’m thinking […]

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Self-publish The Bestseller Inside Of You: A How-To

Amazon said, “Let us know when you are next in Seattle. We want to do some stuff with you.” I had no plans to be in Seattle. Zero. So I booked my…

Amazon said, “Let us know when you are next in Seattle. We want to do some stuff with you.” I had no plans to be in Seattle. Zero. So I booked my ticket and called them back. “Guess what! It turns out I’m going to be in Seattle next week.” Great! Let’s do some videos. […]

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The Hardest Thing About Writing a Book

All my life I wanted to write a book. At first I wrote four books that agents and publishers all rejected. I thought the hard part was getting a book accepted. Having…

All my life I wanted to write a book. At first I wrote four books that agents and publishers all rejected. I thought the hard part was getting a book accepted. Having someone like me. But this wasn’t the hard part at all. Anyone who is persistent will get that part done. These were the […]

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