Writing and launching a Kindle book in two months – (Interview w/ Lauren Orsini, author of Build Your Anime Blog)

cover_png_smallGeeking out about self-publishing and the writing life is one of my favorite things.

In the spirit of highlighting what other cool things folks are doing in the self-publishing space, I’ve got a great interview on tap today from my indie author pal Lauren Orsini, who just recently launched her awesome new book Build Your Anime blog: How To Get Started, Stand Out, and Make Money Writing About What You Love.

Lauren is a niche blogging wiz, and her latest self-published project is jam packed with not only her own expert insights into what it takes to build, launch, maintain, and monetize a niche blog, but also features interviews with a dozen other anime bloggers.

In this interview, we chat about her new book, how she managed to write and launch the thing in only TWO MONTHS, what it’s like being a hybrid (indie and traditional published) author, and much more!
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Kindle Book Launch Success — Two Months Out and 2,600+ Sales

WSKDKindleCoverIt’s been about two months and a week since I launched Write Short Kindle Books, which became a Kindle bestseller and has easily been my most successful book yet. I previously posted an extensive rundown of how my initial launch month went, but I figured it’d be useful to check-in with an update on how things have gone past the prime 30-day launch window.

Overall, things are starting to slow down a bit, but I’m really pleased with how it’s all going. I’m also nowhere near finished with promo plans and other ideas to keep the book out there and in the charts. Anyhow, let’s get to it!

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The Real Benefits of Writing Short Kindle Books [Sample Chapter]

WSKDKindleCoverThis is a full free sample chapter for my new #1 Kindle Bestseller, Write Short Kindle Books: A Self-Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Writers. Please feel free to share this on social media and tell your peeps, and if you feel like grabbing a copy of the book (and leaving a quick Amazon review if you enjoyed it), that’s always very much appreciated! And don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know if the book has inspired or helped you to write your own cool book projects!

The Real Benefits of Writing Short Kindle Books

A lot of aspiring authors don’t give any immediate consideration to what happens next beyond completion of that first magical book they’ve always dreamed of writing. I understand why. If you’re just starting out, the process of simply hunkering down to complete one traditional length book can feel like climbing a mountain. When you’re at the base looking up at the steep challenges ahead, it can be tough to imagine yourself making it to your goal intact.

Now you can see why so many would-be authors always seem to be caught in perpetual stasis. “I’m still working on my book” syndrome is a hard affliction to beat. Those who do make it and persevere to see their book through to launch, however, soon learn that having that first book out in the world feels amazing, but it’s not enough.

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Indie Author Success Tip #14 – Create an ebook series

Here’s the link to join my new Indie Author Success Mailing List, if you’d like to receive future books in the series for FREE!

Write Short Kindle Books: A Self Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Authors is available NOW. It’s been a #1 Kindle Bestseller in both Business Writing and Authorship categories!

Oh, And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch more weekly tip videos!

Indie Author Success Tip #13 – Start a mailing list for your books

Here’s the link to join my new Indie Author Success Mailing List!

Write Short Kindle Books: A Self Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Authors is available NOW. It’s been a #1 Kindle Bestseller in both Business Writing and Authorship categories!

Oh, And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch more weekly tip videos!

Indie Author Success Tip #12 – Always be learning new things

Write Short Kindle Books: A Self Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Authors is available NOW. It’s been a #1 Kindle Bestseller in both Business Writing and Authorship categories!

Oh, And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch more weekly tip videos!

Indie Author Success Tip #11 – Don’t get derailed by negative book reviews

Write Short Kindle Books: A Self Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Authors is available NOW. It’s been a #1 Kindle Bestseller in both Business Writing and Authorship categories!

Oh, And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch more weekly tip videos!

Indie Author Success Tip #10 – Set short-term AND long-term goals

Write Short Kindle Books: A Self Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Authors is available NOW. It’s been a #1 Kindle Bestseller in both Business Writing and Authorship categories!

Oh, And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch more weekly tip videos!

Indie Author Success Tip #9 – Use every book launch to experiment

Write Short Kindle Books: A Self Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Authors is available NOW at a mere $0.99 for the time being. It’s been a #1 Kindle Bestseller in both Business Writing and Authorship categories!

Oh, And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch more weekly tip videos!

Indie Author Success Tip #8 – Don’t be afraid to HUSTLE

Write Short Kindle Books: A Self Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Authors is available NOW at a mere $0.99 for the time being. It’s been a #1 Kindle Bestseller in both Business Writing and Authorship categories!

Oh, And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch more weekly tip videos!