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Why Two Top Indie Authors Are Publishing 150 Books This Year – Thursday January 30, 2020

Many independent authors earn six and seven-figures a year by self-publishing books fast and often, but that model is a challenging one to sustain alone.

Living in Austin, Texas, authors Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant are two examples. They cofounded Sterling & Stone in 2014, with a reclusive collaborator who goes only by his first name: Dave. All three also are co-hosts of the Story Studio podcast, a show offering advice to indie authors.

One of Platt and Truant’s most popular nonfiction titles is Write. Publish. Repeat: The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success. That book was a touchstone for the indie community. It laid out a roadmap for new indie authors who want to earn money and achieve success writing and self-publishing books. 

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