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Helping indie authors successfully write, market, & self-publish their books and make a living with their writing. In this show, Ella interviews successful authors who share their best writing, marketing, and mindset secrets. You'll hear from them about topics such as making time to write, tools to succeed as an indie author, exactly what steps they took to achieve their self-publishing success.

Author Like a Boss Podcast Ella Barnard

    • Arts

Helping indie authors successfully write, market, & self-publish their books and make a living with their writing. In this show, Ella interviews successful authors who share their best writing, marketing, and mindset secrets. You'll hear from them about topics such as making time to write, tools to succeed as an indie author, exactly what steps they took to achieve their self-publishing success.

    ALAB 083: How I Got 24,208 Page Reads & 157 Downloads in 25 Days

    ALAB 083: How I Got 24,208 Page Reads & 157 Downloads in 25 Days

    In this episode I talk about how I got started doing my own Author Like a Boss program, what's working for me, and how I got my results. You'll also find out:
    How I made a plan Why I scrapped my first 6,000 words, and How I organized an additional series to co-write with my author friend If you want to keep up-to-date on my progress, sign up to my newsletter at http://authorlikeaboss.com/newsletter

    • 26 min
    ALAB 082: Pushing Boundaries in Your Writing Skin with K Webster

    ALAB 082: Pushing Boundaries in Your Writing Skin with K Webster

    In this episode with K. Webster, you'll learn how the one of the biggest setbacks helped her to persevere and find herself and her new "writing skin." You'll also learn what makes her novels so unique, and why Amazon banned one of her books for being way "too wild" for the platform.
    Here are just a few of the things we touched on: K. Webster talks about her official start to her author journey Find out if she is a “pantser” or a “plotter.” Learn what makes K Webster’s stories so unique. Original genre was contemporary romance, but genres grew from there Learn how her readers were what encouraged her to find her niche. Find out which of her books is “too wild” for Amazon, but still sells EVERY DAY. Learn how her darkest moments as an indie author were turned for the better with community Find out her favorite quote from a famous movie director that pertains to her writing process Get insight into how K Webster is so prolific with her writing! K Webster’s best advise for new authors. K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in "Tornado Alley" with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she's not writing, she's reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.
    You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!
    Can't find a certain book? Maybe it's too hot for Amazon! Don't worry because titles like Bad Bad Bad, This is War, Baby, The Wild, and Hale can all be found for sale on K's website in both ebook and paperback format. 
    ALL of her books can be found on the Eden Books website!
    You can find her on her website, www.authorkwebster.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    ALAB 081: When You Have Heart and Passion to Be an Author with Eliza Peake

    ALAB 081: When You Have Heart and Passion to Be an Author with Eliza Peake

    In this episode with Eliza, you'll learn how the one review on her first published novel helped to refine her publication process. You'll also learn about her publishing plans on her romance series, and how to holds herself accountable during the drafting process.
    Here are just a few of the things we touched on: Eliza is nicknamed “The Plot Genius” and is co-host of podcast “The Misfit’s Guide to Writing Indie Romance.” Find out where, when and why Eliza got her start to writing Learn how a first review on a novel helped to refine her publication process Learn how publishing her first novel led to her realizing a new publishing strategy Learn about her rapid release plans How word sprints and competition with herself help her to finish drafts Find out the things she does to hold herself accountable. Listen to some blurb chat and some key tips Hear about Eliza’s marketing plans on her new series she is rapidly releasing. Eliza’s best advice for new and budding authors. If transitioning from hobby writer to business owner is one of the challenges that’s keeping you from making 6-figures as an indie author, then you’ll definitely want to come check out the 12-week Boss Up program where you’ll learn exactly what you need to do to become an empowered, 6-figure indie author. See what others are saying!
    You can sign up at authorlikeaboss.com/bossup

    • 58 min
    ALAB: 080 Mindfulness and Spiritual Awareness When Creating with Pascale Kavanaugh

    ALAB: 080 Mindfulness and Spiritual Awareness When Creating with Pascale Kavanaugh

    In this episode with Pascale, she shares her intriguing story about how NaNoWriMo got her career started. She shares her many interests and how they tie into her author career. Learn some her best tips on how to tap into that inner creative to get the best stories out of you as a writer.
    Here are just a few of the things we touched on: Pascale talks about her many interests and how she ended up writing thru NaNoWriMo She dives into the starting point of her characters speaking to her to tell their story Learn how mindfulness and spiritual awareness ties into the success of one’s creativity Find out how to discover what success means to you Learn how to find your rhythm in your creativity to be most successful The best questions to ask yourself to learn more about who you are as an artist Learn how Pascale is able to write what people call the best sex scenes Catch her best advise for authors who are still trying to find themselves Hear about her latest book series If transitioning from hobby writer to business owner is one of the challenges that’s keeping you from making 6-figures as an indie author, then you’ll definitely want to come check out the 12-week Boss Up program where you’ll learn exactly what you need to do to become an empowered, 6-figure indie author. See what others are saying! You can sign up at authorlikeaboss.com/bossup

    • 58 min
    ALAB 079: The Benefits of Changing Your Genre with Debbie Herbert

    ALAB 079: The Benefits of Changing Your Genre with Debbie Herbert

    In this episode with Debbie, she shares her amazing story about going from 300 rejections to #1 Best Seller in all of Amazon Kindle, and how she puts her own unique spin on the common tropes. She tells us how a jump in genres was exactly what she needed to give her success in her author career.
    Here are just a few of the things we touched on: She shares her writing journey from traditional to indie 300 rejections from agents did NOT stop her from pursuing her dream How she made it to #1 in ALL of Amazon Kindle! Find out how a genre change helped benefit her author career The structure and tools she now uses to write her novels Find out how the revising process differs between traditional and indie publishing Learn how reviews can help find your common theme Find out tips on how to spin an ordinary trope into your own unique story  Identify your market to properly sell your book What mindset she has that keeps her so successful Her best advice for new authors to move past fear Her best advice for authors looking to have the same success she's had If transitioning from hobby writer to business owner is one of the challenges that’s keeping you from making 6-figures as an indie author, then you’ll definitely want to come check out the 12-week Boss Up program where you’ll learn exactly what you need to do to become an empowered, 6-figure indie author. See what others are saying!
    You can sign up at authorlikeaboss.com/bossup

    • 57 min
    ALAB 078: Find Out Your “Why” in Storytelling with James Blatch

    ALAB 078: Find Out Your “Why” in Storytelling with James Blatch

    In this episode with James, he describes how knowing your "why" for telling your story is key to starting your author journey. He also tells us the importance of seeing your mailing list as a two-way street with your readers.
    Here are just a few of the things we touched on: James talks about the importance of your “why” for telling your story Started out with NaNoWriMo in 2010 Works with Mark Dawson (co-host) Self-Publishing Show Learn all about the journey of his unpublished book started in 2010 Find out how a previous job helped shaped his writing skills Talks about his favorite movie related to great story-telling The importance of HELP during your writing stages Learn about some of the key things that will make your successful as an indie author How you can learn a lot from your mailing list of readers Learn about the many valuable courses offered by James and Mark! If transitioning from hobby writer to business owner is one of the challenges that’s keeping you from making 6-figures as an indie author, then you’ll definitely want to come to the next Author Like a Boss Masterclass where you’ll learn exactly what you need to do to become an empowered, 6-figure indie author.
    You can sign up at authorlikeaboss.com/alabmasterclass

    • 1 hr 3 min

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