Almost a year ago, I started a series of blog posts called “Kindle Publishing Questions.”
The idea was to answer the questions I often get from readers.
Unfortunately, I gave up on this idea because it limited my writing time. I felt that every hour I spent on blog posts was an hour I didn’t have to write my Kindle books. (Honestly, I can only write a few hours each day without my mind turning into tapioca pudding.)
Things changed when I started doing podcast interviews on a weekly basis. Whenever a host asked me a self-publishing question, I could rattle off a detailed response. I didn’t have to think about “the right way” to answer the question (like I do when writing). Instead, I simply described what works for me.
From this experience, I’ve realized there is a market for a short-form podcast that answers the questions authors have a on a regular basis.
That’s why I’m launching a podcast called “Self-Publishing Questions.” (Clever name, right?)
Here’s a brief overview of what I’ll cover and how you can get involved.
The Format of “Self-Publishing Questions” (SPQ)
How will my podcast be different?
Currently, there are a lot of great podcasts about self-publishing. Most typically run for 30 to 60 minutes and focus on interviews with successful authors.
Mine will have a different format:
- More episodes—probably an episode three to seven days each week.
- Shorter length—five to 10 minutes in length.
- Each episode will feature one question from a listener.
- I’ll get knowledge experts (who know more than me about specific topics) to “guest record” an episode.
- There will be “accountability episodes” that focus on helping authors get results with their businesses.
In essence, the podcast will focus entirely on the problems you experience with the self-publishing process. As an example, if you’re familiar with “Ask Pat” or “Money Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips,” then you’ve seen evidence of how shorter podcasts can provide lots of actionable information.
3 Ways to Get Started with SPQ
The podcast should be launched by early November. This isn’t a guarantee because there’s a lot to do beforehand. Just know that I’m working hard to turn the show into an invaluable part of your daily routine.
If you’re interested in this podcast, then please do these three things:
#1. Go to the “Self-Publishing Questions” launch page and subscribe to the early bird notification list. You don’t need to do this if you’re already subscribed to one of my other lists.
#2. Submit any question you have about the self-publishing process. Simply check out my SpeakPipe page and record your question. Your question will be played at the top of the episode, so please include your name, website and/or book title if you’d like to be featured. (You’ll also get a link in the show notes of your featured episode.)
#3. Leave a comment in the section below. The podcast won’t be successful without your feedback. That’s why I’d love to get your thoughts on what type of content you think should be included in every episode.
I’m really excited about this podcast because I feel it’ll provide a ton of value to the self-publishing community. Stay tuned for more details!Take Action. Get Results.