Rick Smith is one of Amazon’s Top 1% Independent Authors, and publisher of the Best-Selling “Createspace and Kindle Self-Publishing Masterclass.” In his own words:
“I wrote “Self-Publishing Masterclass” after my first three books went onto the Amazon Bestseller Lists. I wanted to get it done whilst everything was fresh in my mind. I’d studied a bunch of gurus and got a good flavor for self-publishing, but the incredible amount of stuff I learned on those first few books, and the ones that came after, just needed to be delivered in a more complete way than the other guys were doing it. I’m often asked why I didn’t break it down into three smaller books (and make more money). Maybe that’s a good strategy, but until someone convinces me, you can get the whole story in one big book!”
“It seemed to work, because thousands of copies have been sold, and the book has dozens of 5-star reviews. I get lots of wonderful mail from people who say it gave them the confidence to give self-publishing a try, and now they have books on sale. I also started getting questions about running a Self-Publishing Masterclass in the real world, so SPMLive began. I’ll be bringing the whole show to cities around the world over the coming months. I have fifteen books published on Amazon, in both Kindle and Paperback editions, and it’s now my full-time job.
“CreateSpace and Kindle Self-Publishing Masterclass” has sold more than five thousand copies in 2014, and has more than one hundred 5* Reviews on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. The book is a consistent Best-Seller in Authorship and Business Writing categories.