This isn't the Holy Grail of indie publishing, this is some dude, (me), telling you how I make money on Kindle.
There aren't any tricks or magic formulas in this one. There isn't even an elaborate tale of how I just cashed in a million from my yarns.
No, I haven't made a million, but I am making a living. Bit by bit, it's coming along. And that's how it should be. Bit by bit.
This book is about getting down to what matters, and that is making an honest writer out of you. Does that mean I'm advocating myself as an honest soul? No, I'm evil remember! What I'm trying to do is show you that if your passion is writing and telling a damn good story then this will be the book for you.
I'll tell you about my experiences in the self-publishing world and how it takes a whole lot more than catchy covers and keywords to get your book to the best sellers. It also takes more than one book. It might take 10. It took seven for me and even then I wasn't' making millions and still aren't. But am I happy with my progress? Damn right. Am I paying bills? Yes Sir! Am I a millionaire? No, I am not! Does it matter? No! If you want to earn money as a writer, you need to write and be thankful for every book you sell. It's not a race and I'll show you why in this book.
Don't trust those evil so-called authors who promote misleading titles and game the system. It's all about the books and keeping those lovely people we call our listeners happy. Fail in that, and you can suck on a coconut!
©2015 Luis Samways (P)2016 Luis Samways
Try as I did to enjoy this book, I just couldn't. Even at such a short run time listening to it was a chore.
I found nothing of value in the text/narration and may well appeal more to a younger listener than a curmudgeonly old man like me.
The production of the narration was fine and the performance was adequate.
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"Great, Humourous How-To for Writers"
This was really a great book. Though most of the writing I do is technical and professional related, I still find that I gain something from reading or listening to books like this one.
I must say that I was not expecting what I got... A blunt, humorous how-to for anyone interested in getting their written work out to the masses. Anyone interested in writing will not only get some useful information from this book, but will have a good time in the process.
I was surprised how young the author was as well. It took a lot of skill and talent for something that flowed as well as this did. This was definitely a worthwhile read.
The narrator was also top-notch. He brought the already good listen to life with his animated tone throughout the book.
I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.
This was an interesting listen. I'm not 100% sure it fits audio, but the narrator really helped bring this to life in so many ways. I think that if I had picked it up as a book it would have been one of those I wouldn't continue with in, in big chunks, I'd prob skin sections, but that's the content, rather than the narrator and as an audio you don't really get the option to skip. haha
Jay had a fab voice and although sometimes the 'internal narrator' of the author is condescending, he gets a pass from me for it. It's full of life and doesn't make you feel bad. It does have some great tips in here, and worth a listen for those alone.
Well worth a listen :)
"Awesome and Well Worthy of Five Stars"
This was an amazing and honest audiobook about what it takes to not only becoming an author but becoming a successful author. THE EVIL INDIE AUTHOR was engaging and LUIS SAMWAYS adds humor and reality while not mincing words. I love this book AND the author. Listening to his words were super inspiring for me because I enjoy writing. With that being said, I had no idea where to start and now I have an idea. WRITE! He covers everything. This audiobook will definitely be listened to again. I now feel motivated.
JAY PRICHARD does a fantastic job narrating. He's also very inspiring with his upbeat, positive cadence. He's a greatly skilled voice actor and he was THE perfect reader for this audiobook. I'm left feeling good and in my yet to be written book, that's a win/win. I'd definitely recommend this book for anyone but especially for aspiring authors.
This audiobook was gifted to me for an honest review.
Useful down to earth advise
Look past the title and the cover, this has some actual useful advice. It talks about hard work, about not believing the doomsayers of the indie publishing world, about doing your own thing. It's a rant, but a useful one. I totally agreed on some points, on others I disagreed but all in all it is a very down to earth introduction to indie publishing.
I was given a free copy for an honest review.
The real strength in this work comes from it's motivational aspect. About every ten minutes you are reminded to WRITE and WRITE something everyday!. Don't think it's going to be easy, but try to make it fun while remembering being an author is best approached as a business or job that requires work and commitment.
We are given many examples of how this author is making it in the publishing business and these stories are always true to life but definitely offered in a positive light. Feeling unmotivated as a writer? Give this one a listen and you'll be writing again in no time!
The narration here is also fantastic. 5 stars to the narrator!
"A really funny book."
Same I loved the way the author Luis samways me laugh at the book writing business. He explained what he did to write a book,then stated that his of working and you find your own way of doing things. He is an inspiration for me who has always wanted to write.
Thank you Luis Samways
Not what I expected but enjoyed immensely!
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This is a good book for aspiring writers. I got a birds eye view of how a book is produced from beginning to end.
I received a free copy from the narrator for an honest review
"Not very useful"
More useful information.
I don't think so.
There's nothing interesting, really. There's not much information, and i don't see why bothering listening.
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