Writer on the Side

Writer on the Side

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Learn how to publish a nonfiction book while working a full-time job


044 Tools to Write Your Book and Quick Update
May 13 • 13 min
The only thing you really need
043 Preselling a Book on Gumroad and Making Some Sales
Apr 29 • 19 min
22 pre-orders and $330 in Revenue in less than a week
042 Alison Jones on Writing and Publishing in Today’s World
Apr 15 • 43 min
How to write a book proposal
041 I’m Writing a Book and Donating to Coronavirus Relief Efforts
Mar 29 • 16 min
Helping Remote Teams and COVID-19 Efforts
040 Coronavirus and 3 Thoughts on Writing
Mar 18 • 19 min
What to do while you’re at home
039 How to Handle Negative Book Reviews
Mar 4 • 21 min
Should you respond or ignore them?
038 David Perell on How to Be Uniquely Interesting Through Your Writing
Feb 19 • 42 min
On building a personal monopoly
037 $40,000 in 16 Days from his First Book
Feb 5 • 58 min
How Daniel Vassallo did it
036 How to collect email addresses from your readers (and why you should)
Jan 22 • 16 min
The best tools to use
035 Writer on the Side: 3 Top Episodes of 2019
Jan 8 • 9 min
Start 2020 with the best podcasts of the year
034 Write Your First Nonfiction Book in 2020
Dec 25, 2019 • 74 min
Publishing while working a full-time job
033 Three Mistakes New Authors Make
Dec 11, 2019 • 14 min
What to watch out for before writing a book
032 Steps to Follow Before Publishing Your Book
Nov 27, 2019 • 12 min
A real case study
031 David Burkus on Building a Platform to Sell More Books
Nov 13, 2019 • 49 min
Strategies on building a fan base
030 Tara Powers on How She Got her first Book Deal by Publishing Quality Content on LinkedIn
Oct 30, 2019 • 39 min
Thought leadership matters
029 Just Get Started on Writing Your Book!
Oct 16, 2019 • 13 min
Don’t over-analyze it
028 How to Turn Your Book into an Amazon #1 Best Seller
Oct 2, 2019 • 20 min
3 simple steps that you can follow to become an Amazon bestselling author
027 Writing a Book While Being Employed: 4 Issues to Consider
Sep 18, 2019 • 16 min
How to avoid the common employee pitfalls before publishing your book
026 How to Get Amazon Book Reviews with Dhruv Garg from BookSirens
Sep 4, 2019 • 39 min
Staying within Amazon’s policy guidelines
025 Getting 200x More Downloads by Offering Your Book for Free
Aug 21, 2019 • 24 min
The advantages of a permanently free book
024 Teresa Chahine on Publishing her Book with a Traditional Publisher
Aug 7, 2019 • 36 min
Some lessons learned about traditional publishing vs. self-publishing
023 Seven More Tips About How to Find Time to Write Your Book (Part 2 of 2)
Jul 24, 2019 • 18 min
More tactics about writing a book while busy
022 Six Tips About How to Find Time to Write Your Book (Part 1 of 2)
Jul 10, 2019 • 14 min
Writing a book while busy
021 Want More Book Sales? Get on a Podcast Show
Jun 26, 2019 • 20 min
A great strategy to boost sales during your book launch
020 Dave Chesson on How to Do Amazon Keyword Research for your Book
Jun 12, 2019 • 37 min
A strategy that helps Dave make six figures a year publishing books
019 Rob Archangel on How to Create an Audiobook of Your Book
May 29, 2019 • 35 min
Should you hire someone or do it yourself?
018 David Jahr on Ghostwriting Three New York Times Bestsellers
May 15, 2019 • 48 min
How to hire a ghostwriter to help you out
017 How to Design a Book Cover: 3 Simple Options
May 1, 2019 • 18 min
Should you pay someone to design a book cover for you?
016 Writing a Book Outline: A Simple Framework for Nonfiction Books
Apr 17, 2019 • 13 min
Intro, Main Content, and Conclusion
015 Book Title and Formatting Mistakes - Lessons from Two Launches
Apr 3, 2019 • 15 min
What to look out for before launching your book
014 Why Amazon is Still the Best Marketplace for First-Time Authors
Mar 20, 2019 • 15 min
A step-by-step decision process with examples
013 Yes, You Should Self-Publish Your First Book on Amazon
Mar 6, 2019 • 16 min
Self-publishing vs. Traditional Publishing
012 Amazon Verified Reviews: How do authors get them for free?
Feb 19, 2019 • 13 min
Do people have to buy your book for their review to appear as a verified purchase?
011 How to launch a book on Amazon (with a zero marketing budget)
Feb 7, 2019 • 14 min
A simple five-phase strategy that works
010 How Céline Zabad’s first book hit the Amazon Best Seller list
Jan 23, 2019 • 30 min
A discussion about her launch strategy
009 Should you pay for book reviews (and other questions)
Jan 10, 2019 • 14 min
Short answer: No
008 Writing a Book in 2019 (Real Case Study)
Dec 27, 2018 • 18 min
Launching “Project Kickoff” soon
007 Choosing a book title that sells
Dec 17, 2018 • 15 min
Four things every nonfiction book title needs
006 Three Ways a Blog Can Help You Write a Book
Dec 7, 2018 • 11 min
Should you blog or not?
005 How to refine your book’s topic for maximum sales
Nov 27, 2018 • 22 min
Four tips to help you out
004 How to choose a topic for your first nonfiction book
Nov 19, 2018 • 14 min
Four criteria: Interest, Experience, Market, and Job-Related
003 How to Find Time for Writing a Book (& other FAQs)
Nov 9, 2018 • 9 min
Write for 30 minutes a day, five times a week
002 How Much Money Can You Make Writing a Book?
Nov 9, 2018 • 9 min
A detailed look at the ROI of being an author on the side
001 Introduction to the Writer on the Side Podcast (and Rule #1)
Nov 9, 2018 • 12 min
Rule #1: Write a really, really useful book