The Lunch Hour Master Class Library 

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Have you dreamed of writing a book, but don't know how to get started? Do you wonder what it would be like to call yourself an author? Is there really a way to make money by writing books? Check out the resources below to learn more!


Write. Publish. Repeat. The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant

The guys who wrote this book have figured out a way to make a great living through self-publishing. And they do a nice job of sharing what they've learned along the way. It's a very good read for anyone interested in getting serious about making money by writing books.

Successful Self-Publishing: How to Self-Publish and Market Your Book in Ebook and Print by Joanna Penn

Joanna Penn, who's built a very successful business through her self-publishing efforts, provides information about how the self-publishing process works, how to market both fiction and non-fiction books, formatting your ebook, etc. Very helpful for those just getting started with self-publishing.

How to Write a Non-Fiction eBook in 21 Days--That Readers LOVE! by Steve Scott

Unless you have a smash hit, you have to publish multiple books (of good quality) often. It's unrealistic to think you're going to make a significant amount of revenue with only one book. (Yes--I know--there are exceptions to every rule.) This book provides a detailed plan about how to quickly write a non-fiction book. Mastering this skill of writing fast is essential to doing well with self-publishing.


The Self-Publishing Podcast

The three guys who host this podcast--Johnny, Sean and Dave--are quite entertaining to listen to. And they also give out a lot of good self-publishing tips and advice. (Sean and Johnny also wrote the book Write. Publish. Repeat., listed above.)

Authority Self-Publishing Podcast

This podcast is also hosted by a trio--Barrie, Steve and Ron. I became familiar with this show because I've followed Steve and his success in self-publishing for quite a while. Some of the most actionable self-publishing tips I've ever gotten came from this podcast. Highly recommended!

The Creative Penn Podcast

Joanna Penn, a successful self-published author, hosts this how-to podcast. She brings in great people to interview about the self-publishing business, while also sharing her own experiences. I find it incredibly interesting.

Self-Publishing Formula Podcast

Hosted by James Blatch and self-publishing superstar Mark Dawson, this podcast provides clear and helpful advice regarding how to navigate the self-publishing industry. I just started listening to it recently and I'm a fan!


Authority Pub Academy

There are quite a few courses out there about self-publishing, but I'm listing this one because I've actually taken this one and LOVE it. Why? Because it takes students through every step of the self-publishing process in a way that's easy to understand and that is readily implementable.


Amazon Sales Rank Calculator

This tool at Kindlepreneur is something I use when doing the marketing research for a book topic. It helps me figure out how many books an author is selling, which can be really helpful info when determining if I want to move forward with a topic.


This online design resource makes it SUPER easy for anyone to create beautiful designs for everything from book covers to social media posts. I'm a huge fan! ​