self publishing

Seth Godin, shares some great insights on the changing landscape of self publishing on the Author Learning Center.

Seth Godin, Squidoo founder, blogger and the author of 13 best-selling professional marketing and business strategy books has been interviewed by the Author Learning Center recently and they have posted some very insightful interviews from Godin that I whole-heartedly recommend. His topics include:

  1. Pick Yourself: Why a Writer Writes
  2. Niche Appeal: Catering to the Weird
  3. Measuring Success: 1,000 True Fans
  4. Creating Scarcity: Writing for a Living
  5. On the Future of the Book Business
  6. On Traditional & Indie Publishing
  7. How to Approach Writing Sponsors
  8. Bestseller Shenanigans
  9. On “We Are All Weird”

My favorite on the list is his comparison of traditional and indie publishing. You can watch that video right here.


6 thoughts on “Seth Godin, shares some great insights on the changing landscape of self publishing on the Author Learning Center.

    • keithogorek says:

      I am glad you are finding it helpful. It is the best time in history to be an author. Let me know if I can answer any other questions to help you get published.

  1. I listened to the Webinar on Tuesday and found it to be extremely insightful and informative as to the options and expectations of being published. I am working on a book which is part of a fantasy series and I am curious to know your thoughts as to attempting to self publish something like that. Do you think it’s a good idea and what are some things I should consider?

    • keithogorek says:

      Your question is timely. One of the best examples of a self published author who published fantasy is CS Marks. I have included a video interview of her in my comments here. As Chris has demonstrated, you can self publish fantasy and be successful. She was just picked up by a tradtional publisher, but there are two things I think she did exceptionally well that you could do as well. First, she knew her audience and how to reach them. Second, she used social media to stay connected to them and build a following. Assuming you have a good book, you absolutely can self publish a fanatasy book and be successful. Keep me posted on your progress and let me know what else I can do to help.

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