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Angela Engel On Knowing Your Options For Publishing -And Your Why?

Angela Engel On Knowing Your Options For Publishing -And Your Why?

June 13, 2022

Today's guest is Angela Engel, who launched the  The Collective Book Studio, which provides authors with a middle ground between the benefits of self-publishing and the art of the well-crafted book. Angela joined me today to talk about what authors should know about partner publishing, and how to be aware of publishers who aren't offering anything you can't do on your own.

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R.S. Mellette, Matt Sinclair & Elephant’s Bookshelf Press on Indie Authoring & Publishing

R.S. Mellette, Matt Sinclair & Elephant’s Bookshelf Press on Indie Authoring & Publishing

May 30, 2022

Today's guests are R.S. Mellette, author of Kiya & The Morian Treasure, as well as his publisher Matt Sinclair, founder and CEO of Elephant's Bookshelf Press. They joined me today to talk about what works in indie publishing versus trad in terms of marketing and publicity, as well as the function that indie publishers serve - providing a home to not easily categorized works.

 

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Kindlepreneur Creator Dave Chesson on Covers, Mailing Lists & Going Wide… Or Not

Kindlepreneur Creator Dave Chesson on Covers, Mailing Lists & Going Wide… Or Not

April 26, 2022

Today's guest is Dave Chesson, creator of Kindlepreneur, which is dedicated to helping authors build their writing and careers from the ground up, from writing to editing, to cover creation. Dave joined me today to talk about the most important aspects of self-publishing - covers, mailing lists, and the choice of going wide or staying strictly with Amazon.

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Tavi Taylor Black On Fame Culture & Writing At Any Age

Tavi Taylor Black On Fame Culture & Writing At Any Age

February 7, 2022

Today's guest is Tavi Taylor Black, author ofWhere Are We Tomorrow? a story of four women working backstage on a rock tour. Tavi joined me today to talk about being a woman in a male-dominated space, the toxic nature of our addiction to fame, writing at any age, and writing despite obstacles.

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Amazon Bestselling Author JK Ellem On Knowing Your Strengths & Limitations

Amazon Bestselling Author JK Ellem On Knowing Your Strengths & Limitations

January 24, 2022

Today's guest is JK Ellem, author of the Amazon bestseller Mill Point Road. Jack joined me to day to talk about treating your indie publishing career as a lean, mean startup, focusing on your strengths, and treating your book as a product, and knowing what pieces to snap off - audio, foreign translations - and sell to others to produce.

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Literary Agent Lucinda Halpern On Common Query Mistakes

Literary Agent Lucinda Halpern On Common Query Mistakes

December 27, 2021

Today's guest is Lucinda Halpern of Lucinda Literary, whose strong background in marketing and broad media and film relationships enable us the firm to be strategists and advocates not just for books, but for the long-term careers of their authors. Lucinda joined me to talk about common query mistakes, and marketing tips for authors.

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Ian Dawson On Writing Fiction From Personal Trauma

Ian Dawson On Writing Fiction From Personal Trauma

September 6, 2021

Today's guest is Ian Dawson, author of The Field and Midnight House, which are both loosely based on his own kidnapping and abuse as a child. We talk about the catharsis of addressing trauma through fiction, pushing the boundaries in the young adult genre, and knowing your goals when you choose to self-publish.

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A Narrator & Author Talk Creating Audiobooks For The Indie Market

A Narrator & Author Talk Creating Audiobooks For The Indie Market

July 5, 2021

Today's guests are Carrie Coello, an audiobook narrator, and Kate Karyus Quinn, an indie author. They talk about different avenues for indie authors to produce their own audiobooks, and services to match authors with narrators, as well as the ins and outs of the indie audiobook world.

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Crystal Swain Bates On Promoting Diversity In Children’s Publishing

Crystal Swain Bates On Promoting Diversity In Children’s Publishing

June 14, 2021

Todays guest is Crystal Swain-Bates, a celebrated children's book author and the owner of Goldest Karat Publishing, which was founded in order to address the lack of diversity in children's literature. Crystal has written and published 12 children's books, which have been seen on platforms including CNN and Huffington Post. Her book Big Hair, Don't Care is one of Amazon's most highly reviewed black children's books on the market.

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Fauzia Burke on Building Your Online Platform & the Author as the Product

Fauzia Burke on Building Your Online Platform & the Author as the Product

March 1, 2021

Fauzia Burke of FSB Associates joined me to talk about how to build an online platform, the author as the product, social media, SEO, newsletters, building an author website, and the importance of fresh content.

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