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A motivational podcast for all the creatives out there with an inner rebel. Listen for interviews, industry news, tips, tricks and tools to help you take your creative business to the next level.

The Rebel Author Podcast The Rebel Author Podcast

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

A motivational podcast for all the creatives out there with an inner rebel. Listen for interviews, industry news, tips, tricks and tools to help you take your creative business to the next level.

    081 Creative Self-Publishing with Orna Ross

    081 Creative Self-Publishing with Orna Ross

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    What creative self-publishing means
    What are success measures for indie authors
    How to harness the thing that’s uniquely you
    Mistakes to avoid with publishing contracts
    This week’s question is: What is your success measure?
    Recommendation of the week is: The Liar’s Daughter by Megan Cooley Peterson
    Apple
    Kobo
    Amazon UK
    Amazon USA
    **This podcast uses affiliate links
    Links and events I mentioned are:
    The Rebel Author Diaries Anthology Submissions are now open.
    Find out more here.
    Find out more about Orna on:
    Twitter offers self-publishing advice for creatives
    Instagram Page is for her poetry
    Her Facebook Author Page is for her novels and also has a bit of everything else 
    Join ALLi here

    Book Link: Creative Self-Publishing: ALLi’s Guide to Independent Publishing for Authors and Poets
     
    Rebel of the Week is: Bobbie Ann Atwood
    If you’d like to be a Rebel of the week please do send in your story, it can be any kind of rebellion. You can email your rebel story to rebelauthorpodcast@gmail.com or instagram me @sachablackauthor
    1 new patron this week, welcome to Lynne Wham, but of course, a big thank you to all my existing patrons. If you’d like to support the show, and get early access to all the episodes as well as bonus content you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack
    This Show is Sponsored by ProWritingAid
    Find out more about ProWritingAid here.
    DISCOUNT CODE: REBEL25
    Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

    • 59 min
    080 How to Create Rich Writing with Krystal Sutherland

    080 How to Create Rich Writing with Krystal Sutherland

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    How to create rich and memorable characters
    How to develop chilling atmospheres
    How to use the senses in your writing
    How to introduce your characters in the most impactful way possible
    How to create deeper emotions in your stories
    This week’s question is:  What’s the last book you absolutely couldn’t put down?
    Recommendation of the week is: House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland 
    Kobo
    Apple
    Amazon UK
    Amazon USA
    **This podcast uses affiliate links
    Links and events I mentioned are:
    The Rebel Author Diaries Anthology Submissions are now open.
    Find out more here.
    Find out more about Krystal on:
    Instagram 
    House of Hollow is out now

     
    Rebel of the Week is: Helen Sheuerer 
    If you’d like to be a Rebel of the Week please do send in your story, it can be any kind of rebellion. You can email your rebel story to rebelauthorpodcast@gmail.com or instagram me @sachablackauthor
    2 new patrons this week, a huge welcome and thank you to Sarah Louise and Kate Swed. And of course, a big thank you to all my existing patrons. If you’d like to support the show, and get early access to all the episodes as well as bonus content you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack
     

    • 56 min
    079 How Storybrand Sells Books with Amy Mertz

    079 How Storybrand Sells Books with Amy Mertz

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    What is storybrand?
    How writers can incorporate storybrand into their marketing
    Mistakes people make with storybrand
    The key elements of storybrand including a worked example
    How to incorporate storybrand into your side hustles
    This week’s question is:  Are you wide or in KU and why?
    Recommendation of the week is: Wide for the Win by Mark Lefebvre 
    Kobo
    Apple
    Amazon UK
    Amazon USA
    **This podcast uses affiliate links
    Links and events I mentioned are:
    The Rebel Author Diaries Anthology Submissions are now open
    Find out more here.
    Find out more about Amy on:
    Instagram: @amymertz / @ifcstudios
    ifcstudios.com/rebel
     
    Rebel of the Week is: Dharma Kelleher
    If you’d like to be a Rebel of the week please do send in your story, it can be any kind of rebellion. You can email your rebel story to rebelauthorpodcast@gmail.com or instagram me @sachablackauthor
    3 new patrons this week. A huge welcome and thank you to Nathan Scammell, Heather Adame Saenz and Moninder Gainda. And of course, a big thank you to all my existing patrons. If you’d like to support the show, and get early access to all the episodes as well as bonus content, you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack
     

    • 56 min
    078 How to Sell Ebooks and Audiobooks on Kobo with Tara Cremin

    078 How to Sell Ebooks and Audiobooks on Kobo with Tara Cremin

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    Kobo’s new audiobook platform
    How to publish audio with Kobo
    How to price your audiobook
    What’s hot and what’s not in audio right now
    Marketing tactics that work for Kobo right now
    This week’s question is:  What are your Q2 goals?
    Recommendation of the week is: How to Make a Living with Your Writing by Joanna Penn
    Kobo
    **This podcast uses affiliate links
    Links and events I mentioned are:
    The Rebel Author Diaries Anthology Submissions are now open: Find out more here.
    Mark’s Wide for the Win Q&A Replay
    Find out more about Kobo:
    You can sometimes hear Tara as a guest host on the Kobo Writing Life Podcast. If you’re interested in publishing with KWL, create your account today at www.kobo.com/writinglife.
    Website 
    Facebook 
    Twitter 
    Instagram
    Links to the books Tara mentioned:
    Birds Art Life by Kyo Maclear
    A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa
    For audio, here’s some links that may be of interest:
    KWL Audiobook Press Release
    How to Publish your Audiobook
    Podcast interview with Kobo Audiobook Merchandiser
     
    Listener Rebel of the Week is: Lynne Wham
    If you’d like to be a Rebel of the week please do send in your story, it can be any kind of rebellion. You can email your rebel story to rebelauthorpodcast@gmail.com or tweet me @rebelauthorpod
    Thank you to Heather who recently upped her pledge and has joined us in the Rebel Slack group.
    1 new patrons this week, a huge welcome and thank you to Noelle Davidson. And of course, a big to all my existing patrons. If you’d like to support the show, and get early access to all the episodes as well as bonus content you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack
     
    THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY KOBO WRITING LIFE

    Visit Kobo Writing Life here, read the Kobo Writing Life blog here, and listen to their podcast here.
     

    • 55 min
    BONUS EPISODE - Wide for the Win: How to Sell More Books Wide with Mark Lefebvre

    BONUS EPISODE - Wide for the Win: How to Sell More Books Wide with Mark Lefebvre

    Get your copy of Mark's book Wide for the Win which is PACKED full of tips and tricks for marketing your books wide here: https://books2read.com/b/wideforthewin
    Find out more about Mark on his website: http://markleslie.ca/
    Join the Rebel Author Facebook community here for more live events and writing support: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rebelauthors/ 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    077 Plot Whispering with Martha Alderson

    077 Plot Whispering with Martha Alderson

    Episode Show Notes
    In this episode we cover: 
    Why whopping bits of paper are awesome for plotting
    The biggest mistakes writers make with plot
    How to use details to enhance your plot
    Tips and tricks for the middle of your book
    How to keep your motivation going when you’re in the trenches of writing
    This week’s question is:  Do you plot or pants or plants?
    Recommendation of the week is: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
    Kobo
    Apple
    Amazon UK
    Amazon USA
    **This podcast uses affiliate links
    Links and events I mentioned are:
    The Rebel Author Diaries Anthology Submissions are now open: Find out more here.
    Live Q&A with Mark Lefebvre on wide marketing:  17th March 8:00pm GMT, 1pm PST, 4pm EST, 7am AEST
    Find out more about Martha on:
    Twitter
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Boundless Creativity Workbook
    Martha's Books

     
    Listener Rebel of the Week is: Dominik August
    If you’d like to be a Rebel of the week please do send in your story, it can be any kind of rebellion. You can email your rebel story to rebelauthorpodcast@gmail.com or tweet me @rebelauthorpod
    1 new patron this week. A huge welcome and thank you to Jen Roundell. And of course, a big to all my existing patrons. If you’d like to support the show, and get early access to all the episodes as well as bonus content you can from as little as $2 a month by visiting: www.patreon.com/sachablack

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

A Lovely Reader ,

Wonderful Podcast

The podast is full of amazing information and insights. I highly recommend.

Jackson Hollingsworth ,

So helpful and fun!

Sacha mixes writing advice with delicious humor and I am all here for it. The advice is not just on writing itself but how to actually create, build and sustain a business. She speaks to how writers must also be marketers if they want anyone to read their books and describes the how, where and why. I am a huge fan and greatly appreciate her podcast. I think I’ll go listen to another episode now!

Karen178384 ,

Great podcast for authors

I fell in love with Sacha after hearing her interviewed on another podcast. Her witty, humorous, sweary style makes The Rebel Author podcast stand out amongst so many others. Each week she interviews a new person on writing topics from craft to marketing. Highly recommend.

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