The Science Fiction and Fantasy Marketing Podcast helps you establish your author brand, increase the size of your audience, and sell more books. Your hosts are Lindsay Buroker, Jeffrey Poole, and Joseph R Lallo and have self-published more than 30 novels between them. Jo and Lindsay are full-time authors, and Jeff does quite well for himself too!
SFFMP 223: Marketing Audiobooks, Pen Names, Differences in Distributors, and What to Do When You Just Have One Book
The guys are taking a break from the podcast (if you have comments or suggestions for what you’d like to see if we bring it back in a couple of months, please leave them!), but we answered another pile of listener questions today amid a few doggie interruptions, ahem. Here are the specific questions we addressed: How do you approach
SFFMP 222: Do Pre-Orders Work, What Happens Between Rapid Releases, and Finding a Good Editor
On today’s show, the guys answered listener questions about pre-orders, rapid releases, how they found their editors, whether it make sense to keep series in Kindle Unlimited while publishing stand-alone novels wide, and lots of other stuff. Here’s a list of the questions they got to in the show (the second half of the batch will be answered next week):
SFFMP 221: Whether Awards Are Worth Trying for, Marketing Fantasy Romance, and Being Active in SFWA and RWA
This week, we chatted with RITA award-winning fantasy romance author Jeffe Kennedy. She started her career writing non-fiction, shifted to romance and fantasy romance with traditional publishing, and now does some self-publishing as well. We asked her about whether awards are worth trying for, her thoughts on the professional organizations SFWA and RWA, and what she’s tried and liked for
SFFMP 220: Succeeding at Traditional Publishing as Well as Self-Publishing and When It’s Worth it to Travel for Conventions
This week, traditionally and self-published fantasy author Gail Carriger joined us for the second time. She first visited two years ago to chat about all the marketing she does and also about how she was transitioning from traditional publishing to a hybrid career. Since then, she’s continued to self-publish, including a new pen name in a slightly steamier fantasy genre. We
SFFMP 219: Launching a New Pen Name and Getting an Audiobook Deal with Audible
For this week’s show, sci-fi/fantasy/horror author Chris Philbrook joined us to talk about the success he’s had with ebooks and audiobooks (he’s had several deals with Audible for production), as well as a new YA-writing pen name that he’s starting up. Here are some of the specifics that we discussed: Publishing fiction to your website and building a readership before
SFFMP 218: Taking Advantage of an Underserved Niche, from Blue Collar to No Collar, and Is NINC Right for You?
This week, we chatted with sea-adventure author and current president of Novelists, Inc. (NINC), Wayne Stinnett. He’s been a full-time independent author for years, has written a non-fiction title (From Blue Collar to No Collar), and has been a frequent poster at Kboards where he shares a lot of wisdom with the writing community. We asked him about his niche
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I listen to all sorts of book writing and marketing podcasts while traveling for work and this is one of my favorites. The hosts are fun and open about what types of book marketing techniques they’ve tried, what has and hasn’t worked. Amidst a sea of people trying to sell authors their latest marketing book, it is so refreshing to hear some friendly voices just trying to share what they’ve learned.
It’s odd because I don’t know any of these people in real life, but I find myself rejoicing with their successes and have come away inspired time and time again.
Keep up the great work!