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At just 27 years old, Tom Corson Knowles has written over 25 books. He is the grandmaster blaster of self-publishing, and he is teaching others all over the world how to dominate the marketing and publishing of ebooks. His course on publishing has sold over 19,000 times, and he is the best-selling author of The Book Marketing Bible, The Kindle Publishing Bible, Secrets of the Six-Figure Author, Rules of the Rich, Facebook For Business Owners, and Schedule Your Success.

He is also the founder of TCK Publishing and he host of The Publishing Profits Podcast .

He is all value and no fluff, and that’s what I love about him.

98_quote1_somedIn this episode, we cover Tom’s 11 steps to publishing on Kindle. Right after, I was so inspired I beasted out a 28-page ebook in just 1 weekend.

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You will learn so much in this episode!

Cheers Tom!

 

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Creative Influences

To defeat Godzilla with his talents…

  • “I will get scientists to assess his strengths and weaknesses so I can figure out a way to defeat him.”

Advice…

  • If you want to be successful, ask the right questions to the right people.
  • Success is different for everyone.
  • Success is freedom.

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Highlights 

  • 11:30: Tom’s inspiring definition of success and how he turns negative motivating factors into a plus by finding inspiration to do something different in contract to some people who get dismayed when they see the drudgery of their peers, knowing that the same fate can be theirs too,
  • 12:37: Why his first published ebook, “Rules of the Rich”, took 6 years to see the light, the amazing positivism that Tom displayed and why his selling strategies such as creating a concise and absolutely logical, step-by step method from writing a book, right down to marketing it,
  • 15:31: About steps 1, 2 and 3, which were all about choosing your book’s subject, writing about it effectively and knowing, even before the book is finished, that it would be a good one; his advice for the would-be writers on how he can access his creativity without wasting so much thinking about where to start and on what topic; and the requirements of writing;
  • 18:50: Why any aspiring writer should ask himself this question: “If I have only 90 days to live and I get to publish only 1 book what book will that be?”,
  • 26:10: What steps 4, 5, 6 area all about including the actual writing of the content of the book, the steps involving creative writing with correct grammar, structure and editing; why Tom is very emphatic that at this stage a writer should simply write as fast as he can with no thought for grammar or spelling errors; and his belief that the creating process should be entirely separate from the editing process because these two processes involve different parts of the brain,
  • 42:38:His definition of a beta reader, why he advises to get one if a writer could find one and why he recommends getting a professional editor that is willing to teach or one can learn from,
  • 48:30: Considerations when you reach Step 7, the incredible stats about Kindle in the book market and the reason why he believes the Kindle format is the way to go for anyone looking to publish his book,
  • 54:05:What Step 8 is, his opinion on why a publisher must choose the best book cover he can afford; and his recommendation that a book cover’s colors should echo the subject of the book and the title must always be bold and easily read,
  • 59:01: About Step 9 which includes Tom’s personal recommendations of websites where free publishing is a matter of entering the title and following the process; why he recommends writers to fully understand the nuances of Digital Rights Management (DRM) and gives his pro tip to write the maximum allowable words for the book description; and his comprehensive tips on how to use the right keywords in the description because people search by keywords,
  • 1:06:50: About Step 10which is marketing; his advice to spend all your budget when launching a book rather than reeling it out slowly because of the nature of algorithms, the basis of all computer data work, and the way Amazon ranks sales,
  • 1:10:00: His ingenious and spot on advice on how to transfer Amazon’s email list of readers who downloaded your book to your own email list;  and
  • 1:13:00: Step 11 is Tom encouraging writers to keep on writing, unless of course, they only plan to publish 1 book; there is such a thing as momentum and once you have gotten the hang of publishing that first book go for the second book; go back to those notes and get fresh ideas for the next book.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “11 STEPS TO KINDLE PUBLISHING DOMINATION” AS HEARD ON THE PODCAST EPISODE :)!

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