31 episodes

Published authors have more credibility, and credibility will grow your influence. If you are a coach or consultant, you should have a published book. This podcast is based on the best selling book, "Influence: Creation of Credibility, Publish a book, online course, and webinar in 12-weeks (or less)"
If you are a coach or consultant and have been writing blogs, newsletters, and lead magnets but have not yet published a book, this is your podcast. Learn tips and be inspired to not only write your book, but publish it. The same material available on your website as a PDF download does not have the same impact as your book being "Available on Amazon".
Start today and be a published author in 12-weeks (or less).
Hosted by: D. Scott Smith, MBA

Publish Your Book D. Scott Smith, MBA

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Published authors have more credibility, and credibility will grow your influence. If you are a coach or consultant, you should have a published book. This podcast is based on the best selling book, "Influence: Creation of Credibility, Publish a book, online course, and webinar in 12-weeks (or less)"
If you are a coach or consultant and have been writing blogs, newsletters, and lead magnets but have not yet published a book, this is your podcast. Learn tips and be inspired to not only write your book, but publish it. The same material available on your website as a PDF download does not have the same impact as your book being "Available on Amazon".
Start today and be a published author in 12-weeks (or less).
Hosted by: D. Scott Smith, MBA

    Judge a Book by Its Cover? You bet!

    Judge a Book by Its Cover? You bet!

    Enroll in my free course to write & publish your book, online course, and webinar in 12 weeks or less:
    Follow this link: https://www.dscottsmith.com/pl/2147574586
    Learn more at: https://www.dscottsmith.com/
    Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dscottsmith/
    It was sometime after college that I first dreamed of writing a book. At the time self-publishing was (unkindly) referred to as “vanity publishing”. As if it was not valid. That myth lingers today.
    In 2018 I published my first book. The issue was that writing a book is a huge undertaking. In fact, it’s too big to be a goal. It’s a dream. Part of the enormity of the problem was that it was completely new territory. I had no guidance. I had to “go-it-alone”. Each step was painful.
    The fourth book I published, “Influence: Creation of Credibility” was to capture my process and make it available to other entrepreneurs. I break down the process into manageable steps to make it attainable for all coaches and consultants. Being a published author has led to being a guest on other podcasts, paid speaking gigs, and signing new clients.
    We talk about:
    Publishing a book to grow your email list,How your course increases your know/like/trust quotient, The secrets of accountabilityInspiring stories of coaches and consultants just like youHow to download my outlines for the book, course, and 12-week timeline.
    In this episode: There are several key elements to consider when designing your book cover for a digital book sold on Amazon:
    Visibility: The cover should be easily visible and legible at small sizes, as it will often be displayed as a thumbnail on Amazon's website.Branding: The cover should be consistent with your brand and style.Contrast: The cover should have a high contrast design, with clear and distinct text and images, to make it stand out among other book covers.Relevance: The cover should be relevant to the book's content and genre, as it will help attract the right audience for the book.Text: The book title, your name and subtitle should be prominently displayed and easy to read.Images: Your cover should have an image that is relevant to the content and be eye-catching and visually interesting.Format: The cover should be the correct size and format for Amazon's digital book platform. Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) will provide the specifications you need to either design the cover yourself, or have an artist do it for you.Mobile: The cover should look good on mobile devices as well as desktop, as many people will be browsing and buying books on their smartphones.Reviews: Once you get reviews, you can add them to your cover by updating the cover of your book. You’ll want to plan ahead if you want to do this. Design the cover is way that will allow you to add or substitute the reviews for another element.Bestseller: Of course, WHEN your book becomes a bestseller, you can include a bestseller badge or label on the cover.

    • 5 min
    The REAL Reason You've Not Published Your Book

    The REAL Reason You've Not Published Your Book

    Enroll in my free course to write & publish your book, online course, and webinar in 12 weeks or less:
    Follow this link: https://www.dscottsmith.com/pl/2147574586
    Learn more at: https://www.dscottsmith.com/
    Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dscottsmith/
    It was sometime after college that I first dreamed of writing a book. At the time self-publishing was (unkindly) referred to as “vanity publishing”. As if it was not valid. That myth lingers today.
    In 2018 I published my first book. The issue was that writing a book is a huge undertaking. In fact, it’s too big to be a goal. It’s a dream. Part of the enormity of the problem was that it was completely new territory. I had no guidance. I had to “go-it-alone”. Each step was painful.
    The fourth book I published, “Influence: Creation of Credibility” was to capture my process and make it available to other entrepreneurs. I break down the process into manageable steps to make it attainable for all coaches and consultants. Being a published author has led to being a guest on other podcasts, paid speaking gigs, and signing new clients.
    We talk about:
    Publishing a book to grow your email list,How your course increases your know/like/trust quotient, The secrets of accountabilityInspiring stories of coaches and consultants just like youHow to download my outlines for the book, course, and 12-week timeline.

    • 6 min
    Attractive People are More Successful

    Attractive People are More Successful

    Enroll in my free course to write & publish your book, online course, and webinar in 12 weeks or less:
    Follow this link: https://www.dscottsmith.com/pl/2147574586
    Learn more at: https://www.dscottsmith.com/
    Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dscottsmith/
    It was sometime after college that I first dreamed of writing a book. At the time self-publishing was (unkindly) referred to as “vanity publishing”. As if it was not valid. That myth lingers today.
    In 2018 I published my first book. The issue was that writing a book is a huge undertaking. In fact, it’s too big to be a goal. It’s a dream. Part of the enormity of the problem was that it was completely new territory. I had no guidance. I had to “go-it-alone”. Each step was painful.
    The fourth book I published, “Influence: Creation of Credibility” was to capture my process and make it available to other entrepreneurs. I break down the process into manageable steps to make it attainable for all coaches and consultants. Being a published author has led to being a guest on other podcasts, paid speaking gigs, and signing new clients.
    We talk about:
    Publishing a book to grow your email list,How your course increases your know/like/trust quotient, The secrets of accountabilityInspiring stories of coaches and consultants just like youHow to download my outlines for the book, course, and 12-week timeline.
    In this episode:
    Download your Dream-Goals planning sheet. This is a printable file:
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/kajabi-storefronts-production/sites/165107/themes/2152535588/downloads/5nu09yuQSydGjIT39jjQ_Dream_and_Goals_Planner.png

    • 7 min
    Independent Planner (Publish in 2023)

    Independent Planner (Publish in 2023)

    Block time to write your book. Use the Independent Planner to achieve your goal of writing and publishing your book.
    Enroll in my free course to write & publish your book, online course, and webinar in 12 weeks or less:
    Follow this link: https://www.dscottsmith.com/pl/2147574586
    Learn more at: https://www.dscottsmith.com/
    Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dscottsmith/
    It was sometime after college that I first dreamed of writing a book. At the time self-publishing was (unkindly) referred to as “vanity publishing”. As if it was not valid. That myth lingers today.
    In 2018 I published my first book. The issue was that writing a book is a huge undertaking. In fact, it’s too big to be a goal. It’s a dream. Part of the enormity of the problem was that it was completely new territory. I had no guidance. I had to “go-it-alone”. Each step was painful.
    The fourth book I published, “Influence: Creation of Credibility” was to capture my process and make it available to other entrepreneurs. I break down the process into manageable steps to make it attainable for all coaches and consultants. Being a published author has led to being a guest on other podcasts, paid speaking gigs, and signing new clients.
    We talk about:
    Publishing a book to grow your email list,How your course increases your know/like/trust quotient, The secrets of accountabilityInspiring stories of coaches and consultants just like youHow to download my outlines for the book, course, and 12-week timeline.
    Watch the video on how to use the Independent Planner. There is a free download of the planner (undated) and you can purchase a copy at:
    http://independent-planner.com/

    • 5 min
    Reading: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    Reading: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    My Christmas gift to you...my interpretation (a reading) of Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
    Merry Christmas!
    Enroll in my free course to write & publish your book, online course, and webinar in 12 weeks or less:
    Follow this link: https://www.dscottsmith.com/pl/2147574586
    Learn more at: https://www.dscottsmith.com/
    Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dscottsmith/
    It was sometime after college that I first dreamed of writing a book. At the time self-publishing was (unkindly) referred to as “vanity publishing”. As if it was not valid. That myth lingers today.
    In 2018 I published my first book. The issue was that writing a book is a huge undertaking. In fact, it’s too big to be a goal. It’s a dream. Part of the enormity of the problem was that it was completely new territory. I had no guidance. I had to “go-it-alone”. Each step was painful.
    The fourth book I published, “Influence: Creation of Credibility” was to capture my process and make it available to other entrepreneurs. I break down the process into manageable steps to make it attainable for all coaches and consultants. Being a published author has led to being a guest on other podcasts, paid speaking gigs, and signing new clients.
    We talk about:
    Publishing a book to grow your email list,How your course increases your know/like/trust quotient, The secrets of accountabilityInspiring stories of coaches and consultants just like youHow to download my outlines for the book, course, and 12-week timeline.

    • 8 min
    Social Media Has Been Replaced

    Social Media Has Been Replaced

    Enroll in my free course to write & publish your book, online course, and webinar in 12 weeks or less:
    Follow this link: https://www.dscottsmith.com/pl/2147574586
    Learn more at: https://www.dscottsmith.com/
    Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dscottsmith/
    It was sometime after college that I first dreamed of writing a book. At the time self-publishing was (unkindly) referred to as “vanity publishing”. As if it was not valid. That myth lingers today.
    In 2018 I published my first book. The issue was that writing a book is a huge undertaking. In fact, it’s too big to be a goal. It’s a dream. Part of the enormity of the problem was that it was completely new territory. I had no guidance. I had to “go-it-alone”. Each step was painful.
    The fourth book I published, “Influence: Creation of Credibility” was to capture my process and make it available to other entrepreneurs. I break down the process into manageable steps to make it attainable for all coaches and consultants. Being a published author has led to being a guest on other podcasts, paid speaking gigs, and signing new clients.
    We talk about:
    Publishing a book to grow your email list,How your course increases your know/like/trust quotient, The secrets of accountabilityInspiring stories of coaches and consultants just like youHow to download my outlines for the book, course, and 12-week timeline.

    • 7 min

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