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Turning your book(s) into a business can be challenging. Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani every Monday as we discuss—with brutal honesty and a liberal dash of humor—ways to level up your writing career and author business while saving time, energy and money.


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Turning your book(s) into a business can be challenging. Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani every Monday as we discuss—with brutal honesty and a liberal dash of humor—ways to level up your writing career and author business while saving time, energy and money.


Show notes, bonuses, and transcripts available at https://strategicauthorpreneur.com/


Got a Curious Jar question for us? Email ideas@strategicauthorpreneur.com


And claim your million bonus points in the game of life if you leave us a review wherever you listened to this podcast.

    SAP 067: Reflecting on Our 2021 Progress

    SAP 067: Reflecting on Our 2021 Progress

    Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. 


    In this episode we are reflecting on the past year of publishing, the past two years of the Strategic Authorpreneur Podcast, and what 2022 will bring for both of us.


    HIGHLIGHTS


    Our 'creator' goals and what we achieved in 2021Challenges we faced as marketers and how we were able to manage our authorpreneur livesThings we wished we did bestHow going wide changed the way we publish booksThings that surprised usOur objectives for 2022

    SHOW NOTES + RESOURCES


    Complete show notes, transcripts and links to the tools and resources mentioned in this episode from our website at https://strategicauthorpreneur.com/podcast/067-reflecting-on-our-2021-progress/


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    SAP 066: KDP Select vs Wide with Ben Galley

    SAP 066: KDP Select vs Wide with Ben Galley

    Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. 


    In this episode, we're chatting with special guest Ben Galley about how to write successful series and the pros and cons of wide publishing vs. exclusivity. We're also going to talk about how authors can leverage their IPs and create multiple revenue streams and some pitfalls of self-publishing you should be aware of.


    HIGHLIGHTS


    Tips for writing a successful, long seriesComparing going Wide with using KDP exclusivityCommon pitfall of self-publishingHow new releases help sell your catalogMultiple stream of revenues for authorsYour story is not just an ebook: How to leverage you IP

    SHOW NOTES + RESOURCES


    Complete show notes, transcripts and links to the tools and resources mentioned in this episode from our website at https://strategicauthorpreneur.com/podcast/066-kdp-select-vs-wide-with-ben-galley/


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    • 49 min
    SAP 065: Challenging Yourself

    SAP 065: Challenging Yourself

    Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. 


    In this episode we're digging into the topic of Challenging Ourselves—what it means and how our experience can benefit you. We've each done some major experiments in this area and we're going to try to distill down what worked, what didn't - what we learned about ourselves in the process.


    HIGHLIGHTS


    What was our yearly challengeWhy pushing your limits can help you become a better writerWhat were the challenges/rewards attached to the project we set out to accomplishHow to deal with feedbacks when they are not what you expect

    SHOW NOTES + RESOURCES


    Complete show notes, transcripts and links to the tools and resources mentioned in this episode from our website at https://strategicauthorpreneur.com/podcast/065-challenging-yourself/


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    If you find this show helpful—and like our independent, ads-free format—you can buy us a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SAPPODCAST

    • 57 min
    SAP 064: Writing Faster

    SAP 064: Writing Faster

    Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. 


    In today's episode we're digging into the topic of writing faster as this episode goes live halfway through this year's NaNoWriMo and you may be feeling the need for speed. Even if you're not doing NaNo, there are plenty of times when writing in faster will come in handy for you.


    We will also talk about staying motivated in the long run and ways to establish internal and external motivators to help you tackle your writing project.


    HIGHLIGHTS


    What has happened since the last episode?Why internal and external motivators can help you tackle your writing projectWhy keeping motivated it's important to enter into a better flow of writingWhat does it mean to write faster, and why it's important to adapt the word 'fast' to your personal situation

    SHOW NOTES + RESOURCES


    Complete show notes, transcripts and links to the tools and resources mentioned in this episode from our website at https://strategicauthorpreneur.com/podcast/064-writing-faster/


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    If you find this show helpful—and like our independent, ads-free format—you can buy us a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SAPPODCAST

    • 52 min
    SAP 063: Preparing to Rock NaNoWriMo

    SAP 063: Preparing to Rock NaNoWriMo

    Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. 


    National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a great way to start that writing project that has been taking hours of your sleeping time for the past year. In the end, it doesn’t really matter if you have successfully written a 50,000-word manuscript, or a couple of novellas, or half a dozen short stories. If you sit down and write words that might be the beginning of a great idea, you are already ahead of the game. Remember, you can’t fix what doesn’t exist, so you might as well start writing!


    In this episode, we list the many things you can do to set yourself up for success when NaNoWriMo comes, what tips and tricks will help you power through your project and how to avoid distractions and burnouts that might stop your momentum. We also share our own experience writing stories on a deadline and how we dealt with difficulties and setbacks when they happened.


    HIGHLIGHTS


    What has happened since the last episode?What is NaNoWriMo and what does it mean for writers all over the world?How to make the most out of your NaNoWriMo by preparing everything you need before starting typing the first wordHow writer groups and accountability buddies might be the best thing ever happened to writersHow to turn a bad writing day into an awesome opportunity to level up your writing game

    SHOW NOTES + RESOURCES


    Complete show notes, transcripts and links to the tools and resources mentioned in this episode from our website at https://strategicauthorpreneur.com/podcast/063-preparing-to-rock-nanowrimo/


    SUPPORT THE SHOW


    If you find this show helpful—and like our independent, ads-free format—you can buy us a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SAPPODCAST

    • 47 min
    SAP 062: Going Wide Progress Report #6: August+September 2021

    SAP 062: Going Wide Progress Report #6: August+September 2021

    Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. 


    Join us as we reflect on Months 6+7 of Going Wide and look at the progress made, the challenges encountered along the way, and discuss solutions to the obstacles we faced this past month.


    HIGHLIGHTS


    What has happened since the last episode?Creator hat updates and goalsManager hat updates and goalsMarketing hat updates and goals

    SHOW NOTES + RESOURCES


    Complete show notes, transcripts and links to the tools and resources mentioned in this episode from our website at https://strategicauthorpreneur.com/podcast/062-going-wide-progress-report-6-augustseptember-2021/


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    If you find this show helpful—and like our independent, ads-free format—you can buy us a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SAPPODCAST

    • 42 min

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