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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 is a combination of solo question-and-answer episodes and interviews with best-selling authors, entrepreneurs and publishing insiders. It has had over 950,000 downloads, regularly appears on the top 100 career podcast list and is actually funny. Not David Sedaris funny but still 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

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    • 4.7 • 273 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 is a combination of solo question-and-answer episodes and interviews with best-selling authors, entrepreneurs and publishing insiders. It has had over 950,000 downloads, regularly appears on the top 100 career podcast list and is actually funny. Not David Sedaris funny but still 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."

    Turning a Book Into a Course with Paul Angone

    Turning a Book Into a Course with Paul Angone

    Paul Angone had an extremely unusual journey to success as an author.
    First, he tried to sell a book. For eight years. Nary a bite.
    Then a blog post he dashed off went viral. Very viral. From there, he was able to sell a book based on that blog post to a publisher. The problem was that he had to finish it in a month.
    Well that book and the next have sold over 100,000 copies and launched a massive speaking career.
    But that's not even why I wanted to have him on the podcast. I wanted him on the pod so I could Interview him about the process of turning his book into a course.
    Listen in on this mega inspiring conversation about how courses and books work symbiotically—and how your reality may end up being even bigger than your dreams.
    WANT 4 QUICK TIDBITS EVERY THURSDAY TO HELP YOU GET YOUR BOOK LAUNCHED? GO TO WWW.LAUNCHPADWEEKLY.COM.

    • 29 min
    Making a Newsletter Into a Book with Jeff Kober

    Making a Newsletter Into a Book with Jeff Kober

    While Jeff Kober is a terribly successful actor—having appeared on The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Shameless, New Girl, NCIS: Los Angeles,  Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, ER, 24, The Closer and Criminal Minds, among many other shows—it is only one of the many things he does. In fact, although he's a good friend that I adore, I will admit right here and now that I've never seen any of his acting. Sorry, Jeff! But that's because I think of him primarily as a gifted meditation teacher and writer.
    And I am selfishly so grateful that he recently turned his daily newsletter into a book, Embracing Bliss: 108 Daily Meditations. See, for many years, I read his newsletter religiously every morning before meditating and I pretty much curse Jeff every day for making me have to look at my phone to access it. I'm an addict, people! I can't help but get sucked into some stressful email or Instagram rabbit hole when I was just hoping to take in some spiritual truths, Damn it! Well, now that he's made these brilliant daily thoughts into a book, I have no one but myself to blame if I go down an internet rabbit hole before meditating.
    You can grab your copy of his book of daily thoughts here. You will not regret it—I ordered multiple copies because I plan to give it out as gifts. But before you order it, do listen in on our conversation so you can learn about his process for turning pre-existing content into a book; it involved spreadsheets, consultations with a colleague and a whole lot of reflection on what people respond to (spoiler alert: musings on relationships and love).
    WANT 4 QUICK TIDBITS EVERY THURSDAY TO HELP YOU GET YOUR BOOK LAUNCHED? GO TO WWW.LAUNCHPADWEEKLY.COM.

    • 39 min
    Writing a Book in Public with Jesse J. Anderson

    Writing a Book in Public with Jesse J. Anderson

    Jesse J. Anderson's journey to bookdom is unlike any other guest I've had on the show. 
    For one, he's not launching a book to help build his business. 
    Also, that book—Refocus: A Practical Guide to Adult ADHD—hasn't launched yet. In fact, he hasn't even finished writing it. 
    Why, then, you may ask, would I have him on the show? 
    Well, part of the reason is entirely selfish: he's writing a book in public and I want to write my next book in public so this is simply a shameless attempt to get some intel. 
    If you're wondering what "writing a book in public" even means, you may want to go back to the Rob Fitzpatrick episode, where he breaks down the process he documents in his book, Write Useful Books. If you don't have that kind of time, I'll tell you: it's essentially getting feedback from your readers while you're writing the book. Jesse is in fact doing it using software Rob designed for that very process and, as of this recording, he's about three-quarters of the way done with writing. 
    Jesse has also built up an impressive Twitter following by releasing Twitter threads of book chapters—a topic he dove into in detail. 
    When he's not writing books in public, Jesse is a designer and developer who has made it his mission to help others better understand what ADHD really is. 
    WANT 4 QUICK TIDBITS EVERY THURSDAY TO HELP YOU GET YOUR BOOK LAUNCHED? GO TO WWW.LAUNCHPADWEEKLY.COM.

    • 36 min
    Selling Your Book as a Series of NFTs with Elle Griffin

    Selling Your Book as a Series of NFTs with Elle Griffin

    Elle Griffin is the Editor-of-Chief of Utah Business and a freelance journalist and co-founder of Cryptopia, a web3 festival that debuted in 2022.
    But I most wanted to talk to her about how she's brought her books into the Web 3 world. See, she's not only crowdfunded a novel using crypto but she's publishing her next novel as an NFT series on Twitter.
    I first became aware of her through Jane Friedman and began subscribing to her Substack. Then I came across this story in Hacker Noon about how she was selling chapters of her book as NFT's. I wanted to know more. And so I reached out to interview her and now my brain is on fire with ways writers can enter the Web 3 world. Yours will be too once you listen to this.
    WANT 4 QUICK TIDBITS EVERY THURSDAY TO HELP YOU LAUNCH YOUR BOOK? GO TO WWW.LAUNCHPADWEEKLY.COM.

    • 35 min
    Making an NFT Out of Your Book With Lee Richter

    Making an NFT Out of Your Book With Lee Richter

    Lee Richter is a business, leader, visionary and entrepreneur since the 1990’s who has built and sold several multi-million dollar companies. Lately she's been schooling me on the whole Web 3.0 space—in particular how authors can get into the NFT world.
    And that's exactly what we talked about in this episode. She broke down different tactics authors can take—whether it's writing special intros to certain copies of the book, sending physical copies of the book to your NFT buyer, including a free speaking gig along with the digital asset or anything else.
    Perhaps more important while it's still only one percent of the population that's engaging in the Web 3.0 world: she tells you how to dip your foot in the water. (Hint: first you approach it as a buyer and then as a personal seller before even trying to mint an NFT for your professional life.) And if you're going "WTF, I don't even know what Web 3.0 MEANS," good news: she defines it at the top of the episode.
    To learn more about Lee and the NFT world, go to Go Ask Lee or Global Leaders Collective.
    WANT 4 QUICK TIDBITS EVERY THURSDAY TO HELP YOU LAUNCH YOUR BOOK? GO TO WWW.LAUNCHPADWEEKLY.COM.

    • 32 min
    How to Write a Book Everyone Recommends with Rob Fitzpatrick

    How to Write a Book Everyone Recommends with Rob Fitzpatrick

    This may be the most useful podcast I've ever released. That's because it's with a guy who's an expert on something EVERY author wants: getting people to recommend your book.
    His name is Rob Fitzpatrick and he's a former programmer who dropped out of grad school to go to YCombinator with his first startup.
    It's that background—along with his nearly decade and a half of experience as an entrepreneur—that helps make sense of the fact that he's the guy who's seemingly cracked the code on how to write a book that everyone will recommend.
    He breaks down his process in his latest book, Write Useful Books, and we also get into our decidedly unique story of how we met (in short, he quoted my interview with Chris Voss in Write Useful Books and I didn't see that he credited me and I fired off an email and anyway, listen to the episode and you'll hear what happened next).
    But that's far less interesting than the methods he describes in this conversation—including how to find beta readers, what to ask them and how to use them to craft a book that's DEEP (Desirable, Effective, Engaging and Polished).
    How sure is he that his process works? Well, the results speak for themselves. His monthly earnings from his three books are roughly $25k a month, with 1000 copies a week being sold, and, in his words, "growing pretty steadily."
    I am not being hyperbolic when I say I think this is the most useful interview yet. (Even more than the Chris Voss one Rob quoted!) If I were you, I would literally study the transcript below. (That's what I'm doing.)
    WANT 4 PUBLISHING-RELATED THINGS FROM ME EVERY THURSDAY? GO TO WWW.LEGACYLAUNCHPADPUB.COM/NEWSLETTER. 

    • 47 min

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Everything You Need to Write, Launch, and Promote Your Book

Best-selling author Anna David shares her best tips and hard-won lessons in how to publish a book, whether you’re trying to find a publisher or (as heavily recommended) self publishing.

While the primary focus is often about your launch, tips cover the gamut of the book-writing process, from humble beginnings to keeping your book fresh months (or years) after launch.

Interviews with top writers, breakdowns of effective launch strategies, lots of bonus quick strategy episodes, and more. I’ve binged several years worth of episodes for the amazing timeless content, preparing me for my own book launch.

Don’t miss this one!

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I started listening to Anna’s podcast last year. I took LOTS of notes and have utilized most of her tips for my book that I just published. Super inspiring and real info, which I appreciate. Thank you Anna, you rock!

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