Joining us today is Daniel Edwards, who created a book publishing company Creative Texts. After interviewing Sean Liscom, author of The Ranch series, he suggested that I talk to his publisher, so here we are! Today we have a great talk about how the Amazon Publishing world works, what are considered big numbers and what aren’t, and ways to succeed in this relatively new industry of self publishing. We also get very deep into Daniel Edwards’ personal writing journey, which revolves around finding the truth about Billy The Kid. It turns out that this story is not as clear cut as many of us once thought! Through this journey, Daniel has been lucky enough to work with well known people, including Emilio Estevez, who you may remember played Billy the Kid. Anyway, we jump all over the place, it’s a great chat, join us!

Daniels Bio: Versatile executive with extensive North America and global experience with top tier companies such as Cracker Barrel, McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, Tim Hortons, and The Coca-Cola Company. Established record of building, leading, and operating businesses, within both large corporate and start-up environments. Strength in building high-performing, multi-functional teams. Leadership experience in diverse environments: Strong business and industry relationships from corporate to private equity and family office.

4:30 – Start
10:00 – Either help people or make money
13:10 – How did you end up writing a Billy The Kidd book?
18:00 – Long Billy The Kidd Story
47:10 – Amazon sales
58:00 – Lots of luck or skill?
01:05:30 – Good business instinct
1:20:30 – What’s next for your business?

Quickly- I’m Scott Groves – Husband, Father, Loan Officer, Coach, Author, Podcaster, and Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I gave up boxing, where I was 5-0 in amateur fights, when I turned 40. BJJ is safer for old men than getting punched in the head 🙂

You can find out everything about me HERE:

This podcast is paid for and brought to you by…. by me, Scott Groves 🙂

Because I think these kind of long form conversations are valuable, I pay for 100% of the production of this show out of my pocket. This channel is FAR from monetization and because of the subject matter, may never be monetized.

I am a Mortgage Loan Officer & Loan Officer Coach in real life. It’s the money that I earn, from helping home-buyers and home-owners obtain home-loans, that pays for this show. If you, your friends, or your family are looking for a home loan from an honest Loan Officer, please contact me at [email protected] or find all my links to connect HERE:

I can do the loan for you (our team is licensed in 8 states) – OR – I can refer you to an amazing loan officer in the state where you’re searching. ON WITH THE SHOW!!!

New Full Episodes are released every THURSDAY at 10:00am and clips are released frequently throughout the week. SO MAKE SURE YOU SUBSCRIBE!!!

Thank you for checking out the Podcast. We’re building our community AS WE SPEAK and would love it if you checked us out in one of our communities:

On The Edge Podcast Community & Facebook Group on Facebook:
On The Edge Podcast Page on Facebook:
On The Edge Podcast on Locals:

Don’t care for YouTube and prefer listening instead? We got you covered wherever podcasts are found:

Apple Podcasts:
Google Podcasts:
Radio Public:
Pocket Casts:

Do YOU or SOMEBODY YOU KNOW want to be featured in the podcast?
Questions, inquiries, booking a show?
Any topics or people you’d like us to cover?
Send us an email:

[email protected]

Spread the word and help us out! It doesn’t cost a thing to hit that Like Button, Subscribe, and turn on the notification bell. Comments are appreciated and will be responded to! Doing any of these things tells the YouTube Algorithm that you like what you see and helps others find us as well!