Welcome to "Publishing Rebel," the podcast that breaks the rules and helps you kickstart your career as a successful nonfiction author and entrepreneur.
Publishing Rebel shatters the status quo and empowers you to take control of your publishing journey.
Are you tired of being stuck in the traditional publishing mold? Want to forge your own path and achieve success on your terms? Then join us as we explore the wild world of independent publishing, self-publishing, and alternative publishing models.
Our unique approach to the industry will keep you on the edge of your seat, eager to learn more about the innovative strategies and success stories that will set you apart from the competition.
We know you're not just looking to become a successful author, but to elevate your brand and establish yourself as an authority in your field. That's why "Publishing Rebel" is not your typical podcast. We're not here to bore you with industry jargon and technical details. Instead, we're here to inspire and empower you to use books as a powerful marketing tool to elevate your business and take it to the next level.
We aim to keep your brain stimulated and inspire you to take your business to the next level using books as a powerful marketing tool.
Unleash your inner rebel as we break free from the traditional publishing model to explore the journey to publishing success in disrupting times.
The remarkable journey of Japan’s best selling author
Meet one of the most experienced international nonfiction authors, Ken Honda.
In this episode
The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money
One source of inspiration - hundreds of books published
How to develop a manuscript based on feedback
How giving away a truckful of books led to a publishing contract
Finding the one person who will take you out internationally
Cultural differences working with Japanese and US publishers
Why having sold 6 million copies in Japan didn’t matter in the US
The pros and cons of pioneering a brand new category
Working with lots of publishers - are they all the same?
Expanding into new markets (translations)
The key to writing and publishing a book every 1-2 months
… and more!
About Ken Honda
Ken Honda is a money and happiness expert and a best-selling self-development author in Japan. His writings bridge the topics of finance and self-help, focusing on creating and generating personal wealth and happiness through deeper self-honesty. Ken provides ongoing support through mentoring programs, business seminars, therapeutic workshops, and correspondence courses.
The Happy Money book
Bestseller vs Invisible on Amazon with Dave Chesson
How do you make sure your book doesn’t drown into the Amazon sea of “dead” books but hit the bestseller lists and bring in income every day?
In this episode
How to drill down and let data and market research guide your book topic
What does it take to become an Amazon bestseller
Eye-tracking study: the 3 key things to have on your book sales page
The ONE element potential buyers focus on on your book cover
Crafting the perfect book description (fiction vs. nonfiction)
5 magic words that should always be at the end of your description
The single most important things in getting reviews
What you absolutely shouldn’t do when choosing your categories
[TOOL] Moving from guessing to knowing what will work for your book
Do traditional publishers have advantages over self publishers?
How traditional publishers choose which book to publish (not what you think)
How will Amazon deal with AI text and images?
About Dave Chesson
Dave Chesson is the founder of Kindlepreneur and has inspired thousands of authors to build their author careers on Amazon. He’s been featured by Forbes, Entrepreneur, ALLi, Huffington Post, and even Market Watch. Dave has also been a consultant for several of the major publishers.
Connect with Dave
The true essence of PR in book marketing with Sabina Hitchen
If the thought of getting publicity for your book is intimidating - this episode is for you!
In this episode
Hear from Sabina Hitchin, a seasoned expert, as she shares invaluable insights and tips to navigate the world of media and PR
Explore the groundbreaking platform, prosper success, known for revolutionizing PR education and providing valuable media resources
Explore strategies to gain free coverage and validation through PR, amplifying your book's credibility and reach
Understand the distinct benefits of PR compared to other marketing approaches, and how it can uniquely propel your book or brand forward
Uncover the secrets to securing media features and interviews that can significantly boost your book's exposure and reader base
Discover why successful authors and entrepreneurs prioritize PR as an essential tool in their marketing arsenal, and how you can do the same
About Sabina Hitchin
Sabina Hitchen has been dedicated to shining a spotlight on small business owners and entrepreneurs of all kinds for over 17 years. She is the founder and CEO of Press for Success, an innovative platform highlighted by Entreprenur for it's ability to empower founders and small business owners, transforming them into confident "PR pros."
Sabina has significant experience with authors and has been featured herself in various media outlets, including Good Morning America, NBC News, ABC News, Entrepreneur, USA Today, Forbes, the NY Post and more.
Learn more and connect with Sabina: sabinaknows.com
Can you make a living as a full-time nonfiction author?
Unravel the transformative journey of Marc Reklau, a flourishing nonfiction writer. From resilience secrets to a consistency matrix, advertising optimization, and data-driven empowerment, discover how these elements can fast-track your dream of making a living as a nonfiction author.
Aspiring wordsmiths, your roadmap to authorial success awaits!
In this episode
Discover how resilience can be your most potent tool in navigating the challenges of a writing career
Learn to turn setbacks into stepping stones toward your literary goals
Consistency is the key, and this episode elucidates its pivotal role in achieving your writing aspirations
Learn how strategic shifts can significantly impact your financial standing as an aspiring author while broadening your reach to a broader audience
Understand the value of data-driven decision-making and how it can empower you to tailor your strategies for optimal results
About Marc Reklau
Marc Reklau is an accomplished nonfiction author known for his 13 books, including international bestsellers such as "30 Days: Change Your Habits, Change Your Life." His works have touched the lives of over a million readers across more than 20 languages. Mark's journey from job loss to bestselling author is a testament to his mission: empowering people to create the life they desire.
Learn more and connect with Marc: marcreklau.com
The value of datacollection in book funnels with Damon Courtney
Discover how author tools empower writers to connect with readers, seize control of their literary destinies, and transform marketing strategies.
In this episode:
How Book Funnel empowers authors to take ownership of their work, build connections with readers, and leverage their unique author brands
How owning your audience data can transform your marketing strategy
The profound influence of direct sales
The common mistake that authors make with their mailing lists
The art of connecting authentically with readers The power of data in driving author success, understanding readers, and tailoring marketing strategies.
About Damon Courtney
Damon Courtney is a seasoned software developer who made a remarkable transition from coding to becoming a successful fantasy author. He is the founder of BookFunnel, an innovative author tool that has revolutionized the way ebooks are delivered to readers, making him a pioneering figure in the self-publishing industry.
Damon Courtney: bookfunnel.com
Creating Unforgettable Event Experiences
Creating Unforgettable Event Experiences
What are the moments from significant events that you remember years later? How do you create experiences that build loyalty or even fans who will promote your event for you?
Join host Malene Bendtsen as she delves into event planning and authorship with Phil Mershon, Director of Experience at Social Media Examiner and author of "Unforgettable: The Art and Science of Creating Memorable Experiences."
Listening to this episode you’ll discover:
How the power of unexpected moments, psychological safety, and engaging all senses can transform events into unforgettable memories
How to create unforgettable events that leave a meaningful impact
How to design events to evoke emotions and lead to action
Using virtual events to amplify your book launch
How to engage your audience in conversations about your book
Phil Mershon's website: https://www.philmershon.com/
Get the book Unforgettable: The Art and Science of Creating Memorable Experiences