.This episode starts a new multi-part set of interviews with Dale L. Roberts.  He is a guru of self-publishing with dozens of books to his name.  The focus is how to get started, platforms you can use, and how to find success in this far-ranging discussion.  Our first episode provides background on Dale and getting started.

A Self-Publishing Firehose

Start with a focus.  There is a lot to learn about self-publishing.   Many pieces go into being successful.  Dale refers to it as being a firehose of activity.  There are two ways a firehose works.  One is uncontrolled and sprays water everywhere.  The other is focused and puts out fires. Next, we talk about how to take reasoned steps.  That lays out a process to keep your efforts effective.

Stick With It

We all make mistakes.  Those mistakes come far more often when we are new or learning.  Writing and publishing a book is no different.  Your initial goal should be to write the book.  Of course, that is a challenge in and of itself.  Once that is done, then move on to the publishing process.  Note that the critical part of success in all of these is consistency.  Therefore, stick to your plan.  It can be easy to grow discouraged and quit.  However, staying the course and regular progress will get you to the finish line.

A Little Background

Dale L. Roberts is a self-publishing advocate, award-winning author, and video content creator. Dale’s inherent passion for life fuels his self-publishing advocacy both in print and online. After publishing over 40 titles and becoming an international bestselling author on Amazon.  Then, Dale started his YouTube channel, Self-Publishing, with Dale. Feedspot voted it among the Top 50 YouTube channels about self-publishing. Thus, Dale cemented his position as the indie-author community’s go-to authority.

Contacting Dale

There are many ways to contact Dale.  However, these are the best ways to reach out or learn more about the various ways he can help.

Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a lifetime learner as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is the founder of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences and a few about becoming a better developer. In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although they have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax or working on his ballroom dance skills.

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