This video is about some of the major platforms you can use to market your books – and how to use them (without being annoying or spammy). I also talk about repurposing content, using LinkedIn Pulse and Medium, answering questions on Quora, Reddit and Facebook, and using Goodreads to show up #1 in Google for
These could easily be three separate topics but I’m lumping them together because they form one branch of my marketing efforts… repurposing your content. Let’s say you wrote a great blog post and you want more traffic. Turn your blog post into a Powerpoint (I hate Powerpoint actually, I use Google Slides). Then make a
A few weeks ago I got obsessed with adult coloring books, after realizing that about half of the top bestsellers on Amazon fall into this category, and that even the boring ones are doing pretty well (top 1000 or so, any are in the top 100). In contrast, my fiction is closer to 10,000, which
A month ago I published my first fiction. I was stressed about it. I checked my ranking every 20 minutes. And I wrote two major tutorials chronicling the experience, including all the stuff I did to make my book a bestseller. Yesterday I published two more. And it was so . much . easier …
This blog has always been a place for random half-baked insights, but in 2018 I’m going to be more deliberate about what kind of content I share and post. I’ve also decided to focus on ONE long epic heavily researched article on each major topic or challenge facing creative entrepreneurs, instead of a hundred short
Depending on others, gatekeepers, wanting others to do it for you, blaming everyone else… determination to succeed, to win, triumph. Embittered, angry, cruel. ONE amazing piece of art/cover… one LONG thoughtful article about failed, angry artist who were complete assholes, even successful creatives.
How to stop time – productivity and time management for creatives (write faster + defeat procrastination)
You’re early! These are just quick notes to myself… Deep work Mindset. Doing the important work first. Organized intent/awareness Deep work -Saying no (thesis research, refusal, defiance.) Bartleby the Scrivener, I’d rather not. -outsourcing Habits Triggers Rewards Sleep schedule Food Solitude  ...
For awhile I’ve been feeling really bad about procrastinating and wasting time. It makes me feel guilty. And you have no idea – I’ll watch TV and movies for 16 straight hours to procrastinate from doing any work. I feel almost OCD about it. The reluctance I have towards something I know I have to