Actionable Information and tips on the business of being a published author. Whether you are traditionally published, self-published or an aspiring writer, this weekly podcast will help you refine your skills as a writer, and as a business person. We want you to connect with readers and build your author platform so you can sell more books. You'll hear from interview guests who are New York Times Bestselling authors, marketing and branding experts, and indie authors who top the Amazon charts.
TAB143: How Being Willing to Tweak Everything has Fueled Sales for Thriller Author David Berens
Today’s guest is David Berens, an author who writes what he calls Tropical Thrillers. David has gone from essentially zero in book sales revenue to over $50,000 in the past 15 months and he shares his story in this week's episode.
TAB142: How to Become a Successful Indie Author – With Craig Martelle
Today’s guest is Craig Martelle. Craig is a best-selling author and the Godfather of the indie-focused 20books conferences that are held around the world. We discuss Craig’s thoughts on some of what’s changed for authors since his last visit 18 months ago, and some of the tried and true practices that are still critical to indie publishing success today.
TAB141: Going Indie With A Traditionally Published Series, with Jennifer Ashley
In this week’s episode, we discuss the process of self-publishing a series that had previously been traditionally published with NYT, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling author Jennifer Ashley.
Jennifer didn’t just decide to continue her Stormwalker series, she also made the decision to invest in the continuation of audiobooks for her series, hiring the same narrator her publisher had selected to narrate the books originally.
TAB140: Going Wide With Some Of Your Books, with T S Paul
In this week’s episode, we discuss the idea of going wide with a portion of your books. Our guest is best-selling indie author Scott Paul, who writes fantasy and science fiction under the name of T.S. Paul.
Scott’s journey as an indie author is fairly short and definitely spectacular. He goes his own way as an author and is willing to step way outside the box when it comes to his author business.
TAB139: How to Keep a Problem from Becoming a Crisis – With Chris Syme
This week’s show is all about Crisis Management, which is NOT, as you might expect, just managing a crisis when you’re in the middle of one. What it can and should be is a process of training yourself to recognize and to deal with potential threats quickly and without allowing your emotions to become involved.
Our guest is a longtime favorite of the show, author, speaker and teacher, Chris Syme. Many of us know Chris as an author marketing expert, but her early training was in Crisis Management.
TAB138: What Can Authors Learn From Musicians About Audience Building?
Today's show is about audience building. Most authors listen to and learn from other authors. Maybe through podcasts, or in books written by authors on how they’ve done it, or maybe we just learn by asking questions in social media groups, or at conferences. But there are other creative entrepreneurs out there who deal with the same need to build fan bases. Artists, photographers, filmmakers, musicians and others.
What can we learn from them and how they build their businesses? That’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot recently, and so I’m very pleased to have Singer/Songwriter, Author and Creative Entrepreneur Charlotte Eriksson as this week’s guest.
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Great tips for authors on the learning curve
So it turns out that learning to be an author is like mastering three new careers at the same time: learning to write, learning to produce books that look right, and learning to market them. This means you need a lot of information and advice, and Stephen provides lots of it in his podcast. He's an affable and professional host.
This is a great podcast for any aspiring writer, whether self or traditionally published. Stephen has a great interview style, allowing the guests to speak in detail about their experiences with writing. From audiobooks to movie rights, this podcast covers everything with great and actionable advice for every level of author. Well worth a listen.