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The longest-running book marketing podcast in the world. This is the show for writers who want to build their platform, sell more books, and change the world with writing worth talking about. Whether you self publish or are with a traditional house, this podcast will make book promotion fun and easy. Thomas Umstattd Jr. interviews publishers, indie authors, and bestselling traditional authors about how to get published and sell more books.

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    • 4.9 • 283 Ratings

The longest-running book marketing podcast in the world. This is the show for writers who want to build their platform, sell more books, and change the world with writing worth talking about. Whether you self publish or are with a traditional house, this podcast will make book promotion fun and easy. Thomas Umstattd Jr. interviews publishers, indie authors, and bestselling traditional authors about how to get published and sell more books.

    Why Your Book is Still Unfinished (Hint: It’s Your Phone’s Fault)

    Why Your Book is Still Unfinished (Hint: It’s Your Phone’s Fault)

    I remember watching Steve Jobs's keynote presentation for the original iPhone. This magical new device, he said, would revolutionize our productivity.And at first, it did.But then, along came apps. Soon, user experiences were scientifically optimized to be as addictive as possible. An author's productive output is inversely correlated with time spent on the phone.In this week's episode, we'll talk about how to spend less time on your phone and more time writing. You'll learnHow to boss your p...

    • 20 min
    Printing the Future: Quality Offset Print-on-Demand with BookVAULT

    Printing the Future: Quality Offset Print-on-Demand with BookVAULT

    Authors around the world are trying to reduce their reliance on Amazon. However, most of us still use and like Amazon. In fact, many authors earn most of their money from Amazon. But any company with a 90% market share can't be fully trusted.One way indie authors can reduce their reliance on Amazon is by selling directly from their own author websites. Selling directly provides protection from the changes at an international company. It allows you to retain more money, control, and flexibilit...

    • 40 min
    The Powerful Nonfiction Pitching Recipe That Works for Both Fiction and Nonfiction

    The Powerful Nonfiction Pitching Recipe That Works for Both Fiction and Nonfiction

    One key to becoming a bestselling author is the selling. And one element of sales is the sales pitch. Some authors think pitches are only to be used for pitching agents at writers conferences, but you can actually use a sales pitch whenever you talk about your book.Your sales pitch convinces readers to care about and read your book. The stronger your pitch, the better your sales.I’ve talked a lot about pitching novels in the past, but in this week’s episode, we’ll discuss a powerful recipe fo...

    • 27 min
    From Tech Timid to Tech Savvy: How to Master Any Technology

    From Tech Timid to Tech Savvy: How to Master Any Technology

    My first DOS computer had no mouse. Its screen had two colors: green and white. Today, computers have mice and complex graphics, and there is no need to be a computer programmer in order to use a computer.Technology gets easier to use each year. Even though it's easier than it used to be, sometimes you still need help. Many authors find that the biggest obstacle keeping them from writing, publishing, or marketing is technology.Authors lacking technical sophistication often get pulled into ove...

    • 38 min
    The Thriving Author: How to Market Books When You Have Money to Invest

    The Thriving Author: How to Market Books When You Have Money to Invest

    A few months ago, we released an episode called The Starving Author: How to Market Books When You Have No Money.After the episode aired, several authors asked me a similar question: “What do we do if we do have money to spend?” You see, not all authors are starving. Some writers have spent years saving money, and they want to know how to get the best return on that money when they invest it in book marketing.So, how do you supercharge book sales if you have money to spend?In this week's episo...

    • 27 min
    Speak, Engage, and Inspire: Secrets of Entertaining & Educational Webinars that Sell

    Speak, Engage, and Inspire: Secrets of Entertaining & Educational Webinars that Sell

    Author Media has a list of over 10,000 subscribers, and around half of them open our emails, which means our open rates hover around 50%. That’s a high open rate!It’s partly because new subscribers join our email list through webinars I present for writers and authors. By the end of each webinar, attendees know enough to want to open emails from Author Media and me. Plus, the comments, questions, and polls associated with the webinar allow me to get to know my audience better.If you want to g...

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
283 Ratings

283 Ratings

for_never_alone ,

Fantastic podcast.

I put off listening to this podcast for so long, mostly because I thought it would take too much mental energy that I didn’t have enough of already. But I finally started listening basically from the beginning, and wow, it’s already been so helpful, encouraging, and inspiring. Thank you for what you do.

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crhillis ,

Hands down best podcast out there for writers

I am an indie author and have scoured the internet for blogs and podcasts on how to write, publish, and market my book. This podcast is far and above the most helpful of everything I have found online. Very grateful.

AngelGo20 ,

Really great, unless you’re Amish!

I love this show, I’m binging it like a fiend! The only downside is that it doesn’t tell me how to market my website to Amish people! ;-)

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