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SPQ 002: Organic Book Reviews: How Do I Get Natural Reviews (without Asking Family and Friends)?

Organize Book Reviews: How Do I Get Natural Reviews

Many readers don’t realize how important interviews are for independent authors. In this episode, Steve outlines his process for encouraging readers to review his books on Amazon.

The Question…

Rama from PublicSpeakKing.com wants to know how many sales an author needs to make before readers start leaving organic reviews. Organic reviews are very important, especially for independent authors. These are reviews written by people who don’t know you. Steve says he has seen it take up to 1,000 downloads to get one review while doing free promo does, but he uses a process to increase his chances of getting organic reviews from readers. He feels this process is 100 percent white hat (ethical) because he’s not asking readers for positive reviews.

Biggest Takeaway…

Steve’s Answer…

There’s a lot you can do to get organic reviews on your self-published books. Continue reading

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SPQ 001: How Do You Balance Productive Writing with Daily Inspiration?

Balance Productive Writing with Daily Inspiration

Staying productive isn’t always easy when you have a lot of ideas. In this episode, Steve gives tips for getting things done without stifling your creativity.

The Question…

Kristi wants to know how to allocate enough time to get work done but still allow room for inspiration when it strikes. She has seven different ideas, including her dissertation topic, and she often falls down a rabbit hole while she is doing research.

Biggest Takeaway…

Steve’s Answer…

Steve says it’s good to have a lot of ideas because it shows you have inspiration. The key is turning ideas into something tangible. He suggests: Continue reading

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SPQ 000: Welcome to Self-Publishing Questions

Welcome to Self-Publishing Questions

Welcome to the Self-Publishing Questions show, where bestselling author Steve Scott answers listener questions related to building a successful book-based business. In the inaugural episode, Steve introduces the podcast and explains how to submit questions.

Introducing Steve Scott

Here’s a brief introduction about Steve’s background (for more, check out his About page.): Continue reading

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