TAB131:  The Importance of Being Strategic with Tax Planning, with John Pollock

TAB131: The Importance of Being Strategic with Tax Planning, with John Pollock

In today’s episode, we delve into the subject of taxes with John Pollock, the Chief Executive Officer of Financial Gravity Companies, and the President of Pollock Advisory Group.

If you have a plan to take your author business to the next level, taxes are something you’ll need to deal with, and as you move through the various levels of success as an author, they’ll become critical to you and your business.

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TAB130: Laser Focus as the Path to Becoming a Full Time Author with A.C. Fuller

TAB130: Laser Focus as the Path to Becoming a Full Time Author with A.C. Fuller

In today’s episode, we’re learning from thriller author AC Fuller, who set a goal for himself to become a full-time writer in last 2016 and then went out and accomplished that goal.

We get into subjects like being successful landing Bookbub ads, and the value AC has found in running AMS ads for his Alex Vane media thriller series. We cover the launch strategy he’s put together for a new series that’s coming after the first of the year, and the mindset change that allowed him to achieve that goal of becoming a full-time author.

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TAB129: Using Research as a Springboard to Mega Success with Shayne Silvers

TAB129: Using Research as a Springboard to Mega Success with Shayne Silvers

Have you ever asked yourself, what could happen if you took this author thing seriously? Today’s guest is Shayne Silvers, an author who asked himself that question in early 2016. He spent six months research how to best position his books in front of the right readers and then applied what he’d learned. This interview is a great combination of ‘how to’ and inspiration that I think you’ll really enjoy.

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TAB128: A Deep Dive into Using Data as an Author with Michelle Spiva

TAB128: A Deep Dive into Using Data as an Author with Michelle Spiva

Our guest is USA Today bestselling author Michelle Spiva. In addition to her work as an author, she’s also a counselor, a writing coach, and an extreme data geek. In this show, we discuss things like avoiding the fear of data, learning from books that are winners, her version of survivor bias, revenue management, push versus pull marketing, and all with lots of examples that will help us to put Michelle’s teaching into action.

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TSS127: Draft2Digital Adds Amazon Distribution and Pronoun Ceases Operations

TSS127: Draft2Digital Adds Amazon Distribution and Pronoun Ceases Operations

I returned from the marvelous 20booksvegas conference on Monday and woke to some interesting news on Tuesday.  The story of the demise of Pronoun and the announcement that Draft2Digital has added Amazon distribution whipped through the indie author community at hyperspeed. We chat with D2D’s Director of Marketing, Kevin Tumlinson to learn more.

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TAB126: Transitioning From Indie Author to Indie Publisher, with Michael Anderle

TAB126: Transitioning From Indie Author to Indie Publisher, with Michael Anderle

My guest today is Michael Anderle. This is Michael’s fourth visit to the show, and his first visit, Zero to $10k Per Month in 90 days is still the most popular Author Biz episode of all time, not counting the thousands of times the video of that show has been seen on YouTube.  

November 3rd, marks the two year point from Michael’s first published book, and in those two years, he’s gone from being an indie author to a successful indie author to a really successful indie author and now he’s a successful indie publisher, whose company, LMBPN publishing is currently publishing over a dozen books and a half dozen audiobooks each month.

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Before getting into the business of writing I spent twenty-five years in the technology business as a financial guy, and then as a serial entrepreneur. I know what it takes to start and run a successful business.