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Make no mistake; if you’re an author, you’re an entrepreneur. You’re selling the world on your book, aren’t you? Of course, it’s not as easy as launching a business and then tossing any old book up on Amazon. That’s why Entrepreneur Publishing Academy teaches entrepreneurs to publish books on the specific topic and in the specific way that will launch or grow their businesses.

The show, which has been named one of the best publishing podcasts by LA Weekly, Feedspot, Podchaser and Kindlepreneur, among others, is a combination of solo question-and-answer episodes and interviews with best-selling authors, entrepreneurs and publishing insiders. It has had over 990,000 downloads, regularly appears on the top 100 career podcast list and manages to make discussions about publishing funny.

Subscribe now so you don't miss an episode, view show notes at www.entrepreneurpublishing.academy and learn more about publishing with Anna David at www.legacylaunchpadpub.com.

Don't know where to start? Some of the most popular episodes include "How Do I Get Media Attention from My Book," "A Play-by-Play Breakdown of How James Altucher Launches a Book" and "Chris Voss on How to Negotiate a Book Launch."

Entrepreneur Publishing Academy Anna David

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 277 Ratings

Make no mistake; if you’re an author, you’re an entrepreneur. You’re selling the world on your book, aren’t you? Of course, it’s not as easy as launching a business and then tossing any old book up on Amazon. That’s why Entrepreneur Publishing Academy teaches entrepreneurs to publish books on the specific topic and in the specific way that will launch or grow their businesses.

The show, which has been named one of the best publishing podcasts by LA Weekly, Feedspot, Podchaser and Kindlepreneur, among others, is a combination of solo question-and-answer episodes and interviews with best-selling authors, entrepreneurs and publishing insiders. It has had over 990,000 downloads, regularly appears on the top 100 career podcast list and manages to make discussions about publishing funny.

Subscribe now so you don't miss an episode, view show notes at www.entrepreneurpublishing.academy and learn more about publishing with Anna David at www.legacylaunchpadpub.com.

Don't know where to start? Some of the most popular episodes include "How Do I Get Media Attention from My Book," "A Play-by-Play Breakdown of How James Altucher Launches a Book" and "Chris Voss on How to Negotiate a Book Launch."

    How to Set Up an Author Podcast Tour with Alex Sanfilippo

    How to Set Up an Author Podcast Tour with Alex Sanfilippo

    Alex Sanfilippo is the host of the top-rated podcast Podcasting Made Simple, the founder of PodPros.com, a software company focused specifically on the podcasting industry and the co-creator of PodMatch, a service that matches podcast guests and hosts together for interviews. That's not all! He also co-founded PodcastSOP, a project management tool that helps podcasters keep up with their episode releases.
     
    You get it: the guy is POD OBSESSED.
     
    So who better to come on the show to talk about how authors can book podcast tours? Everything he shared was fascinating but what I found especially fascinating is what he had to say about why authors should pass on opportunities to go on certain shows and why appearing on smaller podcasts can be way more beneficial than going on the big ones.
     
    Good one! Don't miss it!
     
    IF YOU'RE AN AUTHOR, YOU NEED AN ELEVATOR PITCH! GET YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH TEMPLATE AT WWW.BOOKELEVATORPITCH.COM

    • 35 min
    The 5 Most Common Questions of First-Time Authors

    The 5 Most Common Questions of First-Time Authors

    Today, in this solo episode, I'm answering the five most common questions first-time authors have. They are:
     
    Do I need a copyright for my book? How many copies of my book will be printed? If I launched a book, and I didn't sell many copies, should I relaunch it? Should I sell my book only on Amazon?  
    Forgive me, that's four. I honestly thought when I recorded it that it was five. I am truly this bad with numbers. Good thing I can do words, no?
     
    IF YOU'RE AN AUTHOR, YOU NEED AN ELEVATOR PITCH! GET YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH TEMPLATE AT WWW.BOOKELEVATORPITCH.COM

    • 14 min
    11 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Should Launch a Book

    11 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Should Launch a Book

    This solo episode is focused on 11 reasons every entrepreneur should launch a book. They are:
     
    Less money spent on ads Less money and time spent on client acquisition Less money spent on PR More effective podcast interviews Less time spent creating content Less time spent coming up with keynotes since they can come from the book Less worrying about the competition, and wondering why someone else got the media hit or speaking gig Numerous opportunities to impress the F out of everyone who hears your best selling author Have the most impressive business card imaginable on you at all times Jump to the front of the line Be a hero to your family (cheesy but true!)  
    IF YOU'RE AN AUTHOR, YOU NEED AN ELEVATOR PITCH! GET YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH TEMPLATE AT WWW.BOOKELEVATORPITCH.COM

    • 11 min
    The 7 Biggest Mistakes First-Time Authors Make

    The 7 Biggest Mistakes First-Time Authors Make

    This solo episode is focused on the seven biggest mistakes first-time authors make. They are:
     
    Skimping on cover design Not optimizing book descriptions Not have a reason why/CTA Slacking on editing Not gathering reader reviews Not getting that it's not about them Listening to people who give bad advice once the book is written  
    Listen to get all the deets!
     
    IF YOU'RE AN AUTHOR, YOU NEED AN ELEVATOR PITCH! GET YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH TEMPLATE AT WWW.BOOKELEVATORPITCH.COM

    • 17 min
    How to Save Yourself From a Disastrous Book Launch with Scott Duffy

    How to Save Yourself From a Disastrous Book Launch with Scott Duffy

    Scott Duffy is an entrepreneur and business strategist. He is listed as a “Top 10 Speaker” by Entrepreneur and has been named one of the “Top Influential People To Follow” by Yahoo! Finance.
     
    He's also the author of three different business books on three different topics, from three different publishers and launched in three entirely different ways. When I was at his mastermind a few weeks ago, he articulated why entrepreneurs should launch books in a way that was clearer than I'd ever heard. That's why I wanted him on the show but what I actually got out of our talk was so much more.
     
    In this episode, we got into the importance of subtitles, why authors should be featured on their book covers and how his most recent book launch was a disaster.
     
    IF YOU'RE AN AUTHOR, YOU NEED AN ELEVATOR PITCH! GET YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH TEMPLATE AT WWW.BOOKELEVATORPITCH.COM

    • 34 min
    How to Get Over Yourself and Just Promote Your Book with Jerry Stahl

    How to Get Over Yourself and Just Promote Your Book with Jerry Stahl

    Jerry Stahl is the iconic author of Permanent Midnight (made into a movie starring Ben Stiller), among nine other books (among them, OG Dad, Pain Killers, I, Fatty, Perv, Plainclothes Naked, Happy Mutant Baby Pills, Bad Sex on Speed and his latest, Nien Nien: One Man's Tale of Depression, Psychic Torment, and a Bus Tour of the Holocaust).
     
    A Pushcart Prize–winning author, Stahl’s work has appeared in Esquire, Vice, The Believer, Tin House, Los Angeles Review of Books and the New York Times, among other places.
     
    He also wrote the HBO movie Hemingway & Gellhorn (which earned a Writers Guild Award nomination), Bad Boys II and the cult classic Dr. Caligari and has written on the TV shows Maron, CSI and Escape at Dannemora (for which he received an Emmy nomination).
     
    So you get it; he's done a lot. So why does he hate promoting his work so much? And how does he promote his work in spite of that? Find out in our spirited, sarcastic and deeply salacious (no, it's not salacious, I was just in the mood to be alliterative) interview.
     
    IF YOU'RE AN AUTHOR, YOU NEED AN ELEVATOR PITCH! GET YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH TEMPLATE AT WWW.BOOKELEVATORPITCH.COM

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
277 Ratings

277 Ratings

Alex J Sanfilippo ,

Anna is a awesome!

Anna does such an amazing job bringing on high quality guests to add value to listeners. This podcast provides practical advice that helps business entrepreneurs (like me) actually get our book/message out to the world. So thankful to have found this show! Keep it up, Anna!

kanimar7 ,

D list celebrities turned author interviews

after listening to a few episodes, it’s clear to me that this podcast is a vessel for the host to highlight the D list celebrities -turned authors she can get to spend an hour with her. It’s possibly entertaining but not very useful. I prefer Self-Publishing School podcast or The Book Marketing Show. They are entertaining AND actually get you closer to publishing your amazing book. Cheers

Cstan73 ,

So much value in each episode

This podcast is a treasure trove of incredibly valuable content for anyone who has written a book or is in the process of writing a book. Anna breaks everything down in an accessible and executable way, and she keeps it wickedly entertaining along the way. I highly recommend.

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