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Episode 167 – Self-Publishing With J. R. Murdock

This week the Robots sit down and chat with author and podcaster J. R. Murdock about his experience with self-publishing his new book, “Astrel: Chosen.” We hope you enjoy!

J.R. Murdock’s Website
J.R. Murdock’s Twitter

If you’d like to purchase his story, you may use the following links:

Smashwords coupon – DQ36X – 50% off
CreateSpace – B45FD8TZ – $2 off

The following article was mentioned during the show: Zoe Winters on E-book Pricing: Does Low-balling Attract the Wrong Kind of Reader?

This week’s promo – John Lenahan’s SHADOWMAGIC podiobook



  1. OH! J.R., That’s a great idea about special coupon codes to track and see where you’re getting the traffic from.

    I also love the distinction: “What are they doing to grow their platform vs. what are they doing to try to sell books”. VERY good observation! Platform/repeat readers is where it’s at. FANS not casual rubberneckers.

    Also, thanks guys for the shout out re: my interview post.

  2. Thank you Zoe. I follow a lot of people on twitter and kindle boards who have blazed trails before me. I’ve seen what works and what causes panic. There is no quick tip to make a book a success. It takes a lot of time and a lot a patience and even more hard work. It’s all about putting that hard work and keeping tabs on yourself to find out where it’s working. 🙂

    And a whole lotta luck LOL.

    Great to see you post Zoe. I’m off to read your blog. I hope to run across you in the web-o-sphere one day 🙂


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