The Self-Publishing Podcast is a YouTube show and podcast hosted by Johnny B Truant, Sean Platt and David Wright. In case you don’t know who they are, they’re three very popular independent writers with dozens of books to their names.
Johnny, Sean and Dave started their podcast in 2012 and since then have been going from strength to strength. I started listening in January of 2013 and their podcast helped revolutionised the way I write books.
Their method is simple: write, publish, repeat. They believe that you should write a lot, write often, finish what you write, publish it and move on. So no endlessly fretting over a single book, just write it to the best of your ability, publish it and move on to the next one.
However, that wasn’t the key to their helping me. The key thing that helped me to finish books and get them published was seeing someone else doing it and doing it quickly. If you watch from the start of the show, you’ll see that Johnny starts off saying that what Dave and Sean do is impossible. He often describes himself as a “mere mortal” and says that writing one book took him a decade.
Two years later, Johnny (together with Sean) is publishing dozens of books a year and is a key-note speaker at writing conferences.
See, this is why I think you should watch. All writers are climbing a mountain to success. The temptation to stop and take a break, or to turn around and go home, is all too strong. The Self-Publishing Podcast is someone from the top of the mountain sending you a picture on your phone and saying, “Hey, man, check out the amazing view.”
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