Jason Matthews


Jason Matthews is an author, speaker and publishing coach working with writers around the world. His specialties include building author platform, selling at retailers, social media, blogging and SEO. He can be contacted through his websites:


He teaches author training videos at Udemy and other retailers - https://www.udemy.com/u/jasonmatthews/

Jason lives in California. He's a skier, soccer player, beach-lounger and loves a game of chess or scrabble.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Mom was a single, working parent when I was in diapers, and we moved around a lot. I lived in six different houses and three different states by age 10. These included Chapel Hill NC, Lexington MA, Cincinnati OH and Medford OR.
I adopted the local accent wherever we went and learned slightly different American cultures. This probably gave me an open mind to ways of thinking about things, but it also fostered some resentment to moving around and having to make new friends. I just wanted to stay in one place and grow roots.
When did you first start writing?
Mom used to take dictation when I was 4 or 5 for story ideas, very basic stories as you can imagine. After that my writing career was on hold until about age 21, when I began The Little Universe. I had no idea where it would go, but the premise was enough to keep me attached.
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Where to buy in print


Book Trailer Video The Little Universe by Jason Matthews
What if you could create a universe: a miniature self-enclosed universe? Imagine having probing cameras that could focus to any star or planet looking for life. And once you found life, what if you could accelerate time and watch it evolve? What might you find?



Self Publish to a World of Readers: with Amazon, Apple, Google and Other Major Retailers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,840. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2016 . Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Desktop publishing
Welcome to self-publishing made easy, an A-Z guide with dozens of tips to give your book advantages over millions of others. Written by Jason Matthews, self-publishing expert and author of multiple fiction and non-fiction titles. His books have been translated into 8 languages, and his video courses have been viewed by students in 123 countries. Accomplish publishing goals fast. Get started today!
Make Paperbacks with CreateSpace: Sell More Books on Amazon
Price: Free! Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015 . Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Desktop publishing
(5.00 from 1 review)
CreateSpace is Amazon’s print on demand company, the best place to self publish paperbacks. Learn to do it fast and easy, save time and money. Install great fonts, handle front matter, use section breaks, insert page numbers, images and more. Watch an MS Word document formatted and uploaded to CreateSpace. Get 2 FREE TEMPLATES with the video course as examples that you can use for your books!
Blogging for Authors: Writing Blogs on Wordpress or Blogger
Price: Free! Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014 . Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Blogging, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Desktop publishing
Create your very own blog at the best venues: Wordpress and Blogger. Geared for authors and newbies, learn how to engage readers interested in your subjects or products. It's fun and easy. Save time and money with a blog that helps the main objective: getting more people checking out what you have to offer.
Better You, Better Me
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,960. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014 . Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living
There’s a better version of you ready to be energized. The ideas in this book are easy to add to your life, and they work wonders. You’ll be happier. Your body will be healthier. Your mind will be activated, creating the life of your dreams. It’s time to embrace the “new you.”
Extreme Skiing and Psychedelic Mushrooms: The Art of Chasing Fear
Price: Free! Words: 11,740. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Extreme skiing and psychedelic mushrooms don't normally go together, but after Josh agrees to join Sam and Rudy on a backcountry adventure, he quickly realizes the trek is more than he bargained for. When the guys are joined by Tess, a ski instructor and the girl of Josh's dreams, he knows he'll do anything to impress her, even losing his wits on mind-altering drugs as he seeks to ski The Edge.
Shep Dreams of Home
Price: Free! Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
It's a bedtime story and a children's story for all of us. Shep, an unwanted puppy with a big head and long teeth, is rejected by his owners for accidentally bumping into things, including them. All he wants is a good and loving home. Instead, he finds himself out on his own in a dangerous world.
Get On Google Front Page: SEO Tips for Online Marketing
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,830. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Web / search engines, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing
Get on Google front page. You'll learn to: -pick the very best keywords, short-tail and long-tail -add meta tags with meta description to page source -optimize the text and images within website pages -get your URL backlinks out to thousands of sites -monitor visitors trends -build online platform, increase visibility -and so much more.
How to Make Your Own Free Website: And Your Free Blog Too
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,150. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2010 . Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Web / page design, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Blogging
(4.00 from 1 review)
How to Make Your Own Free Website teaches how to: Make free websites and blogs, Customize Your Widgets, Sell with PayPal buttons, Drive traffic with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Maximize SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Rise in Google-Yahoo-Bing rankings, Submit free Online Articles and Press Releases, Grow an Email List of Contacts, And do it all for free. You'll save time, money and effort.
How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks - All for Free
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,080. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2010 . Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Digital publishing
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Everything for self-publishing. Save time, money, energy and sell ebooks. Like ten books in one, the only source for what you need to succeed. Updated for 2014.
Jim's Life
Series: Little Universe, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,590. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2009 . Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Inspirational
A soul transfer has Jim awaken in the hospital in someone else’s body. He has no memory of his past life or awareness of the crime committed before the near-fatal accident, a felony done by the body’s previous occupant. Already a person of global interest due to the rape case, coma and miraculous recovery from brain-death, Jim still has a more stunning surprise.
The Little Universe
Series: Little Universe, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,730. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2009 . Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Inspirational
Rose Adams, spiritual scientist, bets her atheist husband she will convince him that some form of God must exist. The only problem; now she’s dead. Webster, astronomer and inventor, carries out Rose’s final project. If it works, it will house a self-contained miniature universe. The project does work, and the discoveries Webster finds within are beyond comparison. His world is forever changed.

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Smashwords book reviews by Jason Matthews

  • Oh Gran! on Sep. 16, 2011

    Very nice short story for grandparents, grandkids and the kid within all of us. Good life reminders. I enjoyed it.
  • Luna the Autobiography of a Super Cat on Sep. 16, 2011

    Cute short story written from a cat's perspective, including life on a farm in Australia, interactions with humans, kangaroos, dangerous cats and more. A good story for cats, cat lovers, and animal people in general.