20 October 2014 by Published in: Uncategorized 9 comments

Just a quick note to say I got tons of email from folks congratulating me on being featured in the newest KDP newsletter.

Pretty cool. If you’d told me couple of years ago I’d be featured by Amazon as an example of indie success, I’d have said you were insane.

Now, you’re the smartest guy in the room.

Hopefully sales will go through the roof. My gut says probably not, but hey, can’t complain about an Amazon feature, especially when it didn’t cost anything. I mean, I could, because God knows I could complain about anything, but I won’t. For which we are all grateful.

I’ve also gotten a spate of questions asking what my secret is. To that end, here is everything I know about self-publishing and writing, collected as a few blogs that lay it all out. I have no additional info to share – this represents everything I’ve learned and done, and represents my current and past approach:

How To Sell Loads Of Books

The Three Ds

Author Myths #1

Author Myths #2

Author Myths #3

Good luck with your writing. It’s an interesting and difficult road, but one I’m glad to have traveled.






  1. Mon 20th Oct 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Congrats, my friend. Well deserved as you’ve certainly put in the requisite effort.

    BTW, I remember telling you a couple of years ago you’d be featured by Amazon as an example of indie success. Yeah, I’m a sharp one.

    • Russell Blake  –  Mon 20th Oct 2014 at 3:26 pm

      You have always been a trendsetter. Thanks for the kind words.

  2. Mon 20th Oct 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Congrats! I’m happy you began your writing career cause you flat out rock the written word. Thanks for sharing the tips to success.

  3. Mon 20th Oct 2014 at 5:00 pm

    I knew I’d see your name in lights one day. Well done, Sir. Bravo! ????

  4. Mon 20th Oct 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Those ??? Are a smiley face. Here’s another 🙂

  5. Mon 20th Oct 2014 at 5:57 pm


    Just bought Jet1. Thanks for writing these things. You’ve always got something to teach the rest of us.

  6. Mon 20th Oct 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Huge congrats, Russell! You’ve been such an inspiration, and you’re a sweet, good man. Much love to you! 🙂

  7. Wed 22nd Oct 2014 at 5:38 am

    If the folks at Amazon only knew that you secretly outsource all your novels to a clown who writes by day and skulks about doing nefarious clown stuff by night.

  8. Wed 22nd Oct 2014 at 6:24 pm

    You’re just on fire, my friend. When not even Odile could stop you, there’s no telling what’s next on the fame-board. I wish I could say KDP picked up my blog article on you defying that monster, but probably not – even though it got a ton of hits.
    And thanks for the “3-Ds” reminder for your loyal minions.


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