Author Scott Nicholson on Self Publishing


Scott Nicholson on Self Publishing 

You can see a 20 part interview with author Scott Nicholson below.

Author Scott Nicholson has written 15 thrillers, 60 short stories, four comics series, and six screenplays. He lives in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, where he writes, tends an organic garden and generally lives the dream.

Scott has written hundreds of songs and poems and was a musician, a newspaper reporter, dishwasher, carpenter, painter, paranormal investigator, baseball card dealer, and radio announcer.

Scott had 105 rejections before his first story sale and over 400 before he sold a novel. You can learn about Scott and his books at his website www.authorscottnicholson.com

Scott Nicholson specializes in horror and thrillers, often set in rural Appalachia.  His debut, “The Red Church”, was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award.  The success of his books at Amazon led Amazon’s publishing subsidiary Thomas & Mercer to sign him to a two book deal.

Scott’s newest book reveals a new trend that I believe will become one of the biggest waves in self publishing… the return of the serial.  “McFall” is a serial and was released in August 2013.

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Scott Nicholson’s new serial, “McFall”.

I read a quote from an interview by Scott Nicholson and he shares why the key to writing success is… to… never… ever… quit doing what you love.

Scott’s success shows the importance of loving to write and being tenacious.  He wrote at davidgaughran.wordpress.comI should have quit writing if I had a lick of sense. I was getting form rejections from my own agent, I was earning maybe $500 a year from my writing, and my traditionally published books were deader than Vanilla Ice’s music career.

But I’d always advised writers to never stop writing, because that was the only difference between writers who failed and writers who succeeded. I knew the publishing world was getting tougher by the day, and yet I still believed. Despite side forays into screenwriting and comic books, I kept writing novels even when I wasn’t sure they would ever reach an audience.

When the Kindle revolution came along, I was still bogged down in the “only hacks self-publish” BS that they teach you in Beginning Writer Boot Camp. I spent half a year studying what was going on, following my pal J.A. Konrath’s adventures like so many other writers did.

I was still a little ambivalent when I uploaded a couple of books at the beginning of 2010. I was still seeking a traditional deal, and my blog posts at the time spoke in an apologetic tone, that I was just dabbling in self-publishing with the goal of paying the light bill. Soon the indie income began paying the mortgage, and at the latest “I can’t sell this” from an agent, I realized they couldn’t but I could.

I began uploading all the books I’d been submitting, while collecting my stories into anthologies and writing new books. Indie became my business plan, and I found I enjoyed all aspects of being a creative entrepreneur in the digital age. After a little more than a year, I was able to write full time.

You can order McFall at  www.amazon.com/McFall-Kindle-Serial-ebook/dp/B00DOFW8BM

Author Scott Nicholson’s website is  www.authorscottnicholson.com

Video #1:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott – Self Publishing Ups Downs

 

Video #2:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott  Shifting to Full Time Writing

 

 

Video #3:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott  Who is a Writer

 

Video #4:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott Overcoming Rejection

 

 

Video #5:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott   Working With Amazon.com

 

 

Video #6:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott   Selling Foreign Rights

 

 

Video #7

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott  Global Benefits of Self Publishing

 

Video #8:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott  One Book Can Multiply Sales

 

Video #9:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott Why Choose Horror

 

 

Video #10:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott   Family Benefits of Self Publishing

 

 

Video #11:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott  How Amazon Serials Work

 

 

Video #12:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott  How to Use Autoresponders in Self Publishing

 

 

Video #13:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott  Writing Routines

 

 

Video #14:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott Writing Structure

 

 

Video #15:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott  Working With Amazon.com

 

 

Video #16:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott Amazon.com Benefits

 

 

Video #17:

 

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott The Amazon Bell Curve

 

 

Video #18:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott Changing Genres

 

 

Video #19:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott Future Books

 

 

Video #20:

Scott Nicholson Interview by Gary Scott Most Important Self Publishing Tip

 


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