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The Authorpreneur Podcast is hosted by Indie Author, Amelia D. Hay. The show acts as a virtual writing and business coach for fiction writers. Every Thursday, Amelia will teach you how to develop a story idea, create compelling characters and outline your novel. In each season of the podcast, you will learn how to write your first draft, revise your story, self-publish, establish your author platform, and reach readers. Season one of the podcast is on Plot and Story Structure, and the upcoming season two will zero in on how to outline a story and the elements of a story.

The Authorpreneur Podcast - Writing & Self Publishing Tip‪s‬ Amelia D. Hay

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The Authorpreneur Podcast is hosted by Indie Author, Amelia D. Hay. The show acts as a virtual writing and business coach for fiction writers. Every Thursday, Amelia will teach you how to develop a story idea, create compelling characters and outline your novel. In each season of the podcast, you will learn how to write your first draft, revise your story, self-publish, establish your author platform, and reach readers. Season one of the podcast is on Plot and Story Structure, and the upcoming season two will zero in on how to outline a story and the elements of a story.

    BTS037, Writing to Market, Book Formatting Services and Hiring an Alpha Reader on Fiverr

    BTS037, Writing to Market, Book Formatting Services and Hiring an Alpha Reader on Fiverr

    After much deliberation, I come to terms with my struggles with the notion of whether I should continue to write more books in the James Lalonde series. Which leads me to announce that I'm letting myself write another series in a different sub-genre alongside writing the James Lalonde series. I guess the short version of that is I'm writing to market. Yay! In other news, I've had another ah-ha moment about my first book, and that moment has led to another change to my story. It was another one of those decisions I'd been struggling with because I enjoyed writing the book so much. This month, I added an income stream to my author business, and I discuss the steps I took to create the service. While we're on the topic of business-related things, I hired a great alpha reader from the most unlikely of places.
    So stay tuned for all of this and much more.
    Podcasts, Books, and Tools Mentioned
    Check Out the Show Notes (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/bts037/)Entitled to Murder on my blogEntitled to Murder on WattpadBetaBooksStory OriginTry The Formatting Wizard Book Formatting Services (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/formatting/beta/) for FREE **The Formatting Templates (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/templates/) offered by my services. ** The Authorpreneur Podcast Community on FacebookSupport the show by buying me a coffeeWant the podcast straight to your inbox? (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/podcast/tap/)
     
     
    My Books
    My Novella, Missing (https://books2read.com/b/mdzWyR) My Short Story, the LawnBecome a Beta Reader and Start Reading Duplicity (https://authoradhay.com/beta-reader/)
     
    Connect with Me on Social Media
    Twitter: @WriterADHayFacebook: www.facebook.com/WriterADHay/FB group: The Authorpreneur Podcast CommunityInstagram: @indieauthorpodGoodreads: www.goodreads.com/authoradhay
     
     
    * This is an affiliate link where I receive a very small commission if you purchase this product.** This is a services offered by me

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    BTS036, The Best Decision I've Ever Made

    BTS036, The Best Decision I've Ever Made

    After months of frustration with the slow speed of my website, I took the plunge and moved web hosts. And in this episode, I discuss the dramas with moving from one WebHost to another. Spoiler alert, I’m happy w...

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    A Quick Guide on How to Get Interviewed on Podcasts for Fiction Authors

    A Quick Guide on How to Get Interviewed on Podcasts for Fiction Authors

    The problem with helpful book marketing suggestions like"get interviewed on podcasts," is no one actually tells you how to create a pitch that will land you an interview. In this bonus episode, I will share three tips and a six step formula that will help you craft a better pitch and hopefully, get you a podcast interview. Obviously, I can't make any outlandish claims or promise you'll get interviewed on podcasts. But, I can promise to show you how to present yourself to hosts, so that they can see the value you can contribute to their show.
     
    Check Out the Show Notes: https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/get-interviewed/ (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/get-interviewed/)

    Podcasts, Books, and Tools Mentioned
    CalendlyThe Book Nerd PodcastBe on The Book Nerd PodcastThe Authorpreneur Podcast Community on FacebookSupport the show by buying me a coffeeWant the podcast straight to your inbox? (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/podcast/tap/)
     
    My Books
    My Novella, Missing (https://books2read.com/b/mdzWyR) My Short Story, the LawnBecome a Beta Reader and Start Reading Duplicity (https://authoradhay.com/beta-reader/)
     
    Connect with Me on Social Media
    Twitter: @WriterADHayFacebook: www.facebook.com/WriterADHay/FB group: The Authorpreneur Podcast CommunityInstagram: @indieauthorpodGoodreads: www.goodreads.com/authoradhay (https://www.goodreads.com/authoradhay)

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    BTS035, Developing a Writing Habit After Months of Struggling

    BTS035, Developing a Writing Habit After Months of Struggling

    I’m super excited to announce that I’ve finally developed a writing habit after months of struggling. And in this episode, I share the tips that I believe helped me to achieved this goal. During August, I start chasing reviews for Missing on the Amazon US store. In terms of writing, I started working with an alpha reader and I discuss what I’m doing differently this time around. While listening to a podcast, I discovered a new service, Buy Me a Coffee which is a fun way to tip a creator, and I go into the various ways that I’ve implemented this into my author business.
     
    Check Out the Show Notes:  https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/bts035/ (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/bts035/)
     
    Podcasts, Books, and Tools Mentioned
    Book FunnelAuthorsxp.comMailerLite (https://www.mailerlite.com/invite/68f4723215fc5) *Buy Me A CoffeeSupport the show by buying me a coffeeWant the podcast straight to your inbox? (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/podcast/tap/)
     
    My Books
    My Novella, Missing (https://books2read.com/b/mdzWyR) My Short Story, the LawnBecome a Beta Reader and Start Reading Duplicity (https://authoradhay.com/beta-reader/)
     
    Connect with Me on Social Media
    Twitter: @WriterADHayFacebook: www.facebook.com/WriterADHay/Instagram: @indieauthorpodGoodreads: www.goodreads.com/authoradhay (https://www.goodreads.com/authoradhay)
     
    * This is an affiliate link where I receive a very small commission if you purchase this product.

    • 11 min
    BTS034, Struggling to Write Book Two in a Series and the Results of My Free Book Promotion on Kobo

    BTS034, Struggling to Write Book Two in a Series and the Results of My Free Book Promotion on Kobo

    July was full of surprises. A well known free ebook platform shared my novella to its audience. And I’m going to share the results of this with you. While we're on the topic of book marketing, I will also discuss the outcome of my free promotion on Kobo. After careful deliberation, I took steps to self-publish my reader magnet on all stores, and I talk about the reasoning behind this decision. As I was publishing my mystery short story, I had a tonne of pricing issues with Apple. The word nightmare is an understatement. Now, on to the writing related news. In terms of writing, I had a writing epiphany thanks to a YouTube video, that led me, to make progress with writing Duplicity, which is book two in the James Lalonde series. And I stared working on the story idea for Book Three.






    Check Out the Show Notes:  https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/bts034 (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/bts034)/





    Podcasts, Books, and Tools Mentioned
    Free Booksy (https://www.freebooksy.com/for-the-authors/)Bargain BooksyMy Writing Epiphany iTunes Producer (https://itunespartner.apple.com/books/tools)(Mac Only)authors.apple.com (http://authors.apple.com) (PC only)Grammarly (https://www.grammarly.com/) ProWriting AidAutoCrit (https://autocrit.samcart.com/referral/RjUnsEmf/gGyDyBXGzjal8Hu3) *Glastonbury Abbey RuinsIn the Name of the Rose (https://www.amazon.com/Episode-1/dp/B07RDLP9N1/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=in+the+name+of+the+rose&qid=1607533638&sr=8-2)(US)In the Name of the Rose (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.b2b6d6c6-9d51-7ccd-06c4-531f2e36e824?autoplay=1&ref_=atv_cf_strg_wb)(UK)75 Words that Describe Smells106 Ways to Describe Sounds Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language (https://www.writerswrite.co.za/cheat-sheets-for-writing-body-language/)
    (https://www.writerswrite.co.za/cheat-sheets-for-writing-body-language/)The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi
    EvernoteScrivener (https://a.paddle.com/v2/click/49535/124256?link=1570) *Rory's Story CubesSupport the show by buying me a coffeeWant the podcast straight to your inbox? (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/podcast/tap/)
     






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    • 27 min
    BTS033, Opting out of KU, My First Free Promotion on Kobo, and Outlining a Short Story

    BTS033, Opting out of KU, My First Free Promotion on Kobo, and Outlining a Short Story

    In June, I made the decision to opt-out of Kindle Unlimited, and I don’t regret trying it out. Due to this experience, I’ve learned a few valuable lessons which I will put into practice for another series. While I’m on the topic of lessons learned, I also change my focus from sales to getting more book reviews. And I share the steps I plan on taking to make this happen. Even though I’m shifting my focus to book reviews, I share the results of the book promotions I’ve paid for throughout the month. Now, on to the writing-related news. In preparation for the launch book two, I decided to write a new reader magnet for my mailing list. During the month, I outlined a short story in the James Lalonde universe. And I made progress on the rewrites for James Lalonde book two, and I’m finally sharing the title and cover over on the blog post with you. On top of all of this, I’m making a special announcement, at the end of the episode.
     
     



    Check Out the Show Notes: https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/bts033/
     
     





    Podcasts, Books, and Tools Mentioned
    Become a Beta Reader and Start Reading Duplicity
    Lola’s Blog ToursBook SproutAwesome GangCrave ReadsBargain BooksyGoogle SpreadsheetsGrammarlyProWriting AidAutoCrit (https://autocrit.samcart.com/referral/RjUnsEmf/gGyDyBXGzjal8Hu3) *VellumWriting to Market by Chris Fox (https://amzn.to/2TS8uvr) *Support the show by buying me a coffeeWant the podcast straight to your inbox? (https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/podcast/tap/)
     
     
     



    My Books
    My Novella, Missing
    My Short Story, the Lawn (https://dl.bookfunnel.com/wi5nh80cx4)
     
     
     




    Connect with Me on Social Media
    Twitter: @WriterADHayFacebook: www.facebook.com/WriterADHay/Instagram: @indieauthorpodGoodreads: www.goodreads.com/authoradhay (https://www.goodreads.com/authoradhay)
     
    * This is an affiliate link where I receive a very small commission if you purchase this product.

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Helped me with my writing

I love the bite-size length of these episodes, and hearing about another's writer's experience and methods. Often, how-to books/info about writing can become quite pedantic or salesy, trying to convince you to follow their exact method and how it will solve all your problems. Refreshingly, Amanda is simply real and honest. I recently struggled to start revisions on my manuscript, but one of her tips has got me back into the work. Excited to keep following along with her journey!

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Explaining concisely the information I need to hear in order to move past insecurities and do the work!

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