Episode details

My guest today is Hassan Osman, the author of Write Your Book on the Side: How to Write and Publish Your First Nonfiction Kindle Book While Working a Full-Time Job.

He has published 8 books, 4 of which are Amazon bestsellers, while balancing a demanding full-time job. He is also the podcast host of Writer on the Side. In this episode, Hassan shares helpful writing advice, talks about publishing on Amazon vs. Gumroad, how to get your book to the top of the Amazon bestsellers list, and more.


  • 0:41 Hassan shares his background
  • 1:51 Why Hassan wrote a book about writing
  • 3:18 The most important thing about writing a book
  • 4:31 The 3 traits of great books
  • 7:47 How to make time to write while working a full-time job
  • 12:15 How to overcome writer's block
  • 13:29 Why you want to separate writing from editing
  • 16:42 Common mistakes first-time writers make
  • 22:14 Using Amazon reviews as market research
  • 24:18 Different ways you can make money from your book
  • 30:11 Publishing on Amazon
  • 33:37 How to become an Amazon #1 bestseller
  • 37:41 Publishing on Gumroad vs Amazon
  • 41:57 Two books that had a huge influence on Hassan

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Published on Jul 07, 2020 in Books
US English


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