34 episodes

Welcome to Your Breakout Book, the podcast that helps authors like you write, publish and prosper. Hosted by Dana Kaye, founder of Kaye Publicity, Your Breakout Book is a combination of live audio trainings and expert interviews, providing everything you need to launch your own breakout book. If you’re looking to implement long-term, sustainable strategies that ensure your readers will come back for every book you write, then you, my friend, are in the right place.

Your Breakout Book Dana Kaye

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Welcome to Your Breakout Book, the podcast that helps authors like you write, publish and prosper. Hosted by Dana Kaye, founder of Kaye Publicity, Your Breakout Book is a combination of live audio trainings and expert interviews, providing everything you need to launch your own breakout book. If you’re looking to implement long-term, sustainable strategies that ensure your readers will come back for every book you write, then you, my friend, are in the right place.

    How Patreon Helped Rachael Herron Write Full-Time

    How Patreon Helped Rachael Herron Write Full-Time

    This month, we’re focusing on what it takes to quit your day job and become a full-time author. For most, the transition to full time means writing more and finding new and creative ways to monetize your writing.When Rachael Herron was ready to leave her day job as a 911 dispatcher, she turned to Patreon. Patreon helps creatives receive monthly recurring revenue from their top fans, and Rachael has used this platform to grow a readership for her essays and other nonfiction writing. It’s becau...

    • 56 min
    How Ghostwriting Helped Keir Graff Write Full-Time

    How Ghostwriting Helped Keir Graff Write Full-Time

    When you think about life as a full-time writer, it might seem like a solitary practice. But for today’s guest, it was actually his extensive network of publishing people that helped him smoothly transition out of the 9-5.Keir Graff writes thrillers, mysteries, and contemporary fiction for adults, and adventure novels for younger readers. Recent works include THE THREE MRS WRIGHTS and DROWNING WITH OTHERS, both of which were coauthored with Linda Joffe Hull under the name Linda Keir. He is al...

    • 48 min
    Choosing Not to Be a Full-Time Author with Gigi Pandian

    Choosing Not to Be a Full-Time Author with Gigi Pandian

    This month, we’re focusing on what it takes to quit your day job and become a full-time author. We learned how Rachael Herron used Patreon to fill in the financial gap left by her day job. We heard how Keir Graff write both his own books, as well as the books of others by ghostwriting.It’s clear, there’s no wrong way to be a full-time writer. But it’s also that having a successful author career doesn’t mean you have to do it full time.Today, I’m speaking with bestselling author, Gigi Pandian,...

    • 45 min
    The Full Time Author: Lessons from the Your Breakout Book Conference

    The Full Time Author: Lessons from the Your Breakout Book Conference

    All month, we’ve been learning about what it takes to become a full-time author. Here are the two big takeaways: there’s no one way to do it and success does not equate to writing full time. You can be successful and still work a 9-5, as long as that 9-5 supports the growth you want to see in your writing career.A couple weeks ago, we took a deep dive into this topic during our bi-annual Your Breakout Book virtual conference. We heard from authors and publishing pros about what it takes to be...

    • 28 min
    How to Work with Online Editors and Reviewers with Sharifah Williams

    How to Work with Online Editors and Reviewers with Sharifah Williams

    Having a breakout book requires reaching people outside of your circle, and one of the best ways to do that is through media coverage. When you or your book are featured on podcasts, websites, or TV shows, you’re introduced to a whole new audience of potential readers.But how do you start? Do you rely on your publisher to handle media outreach? Do you have to hire a publicity or marketing company to get the word out?Not necessarily.I know from my decade plus experience in book publicity that ...

    • 49 min
    Go Pitch Yourself to Podcasts with Angie Trueblood

    Go Pitch Yourself to Podcasts with Angie Trueblood

    Over the past few years, podcasting has exploded. According to a study by Infinite Dial, in 2019, 169 million people in the US alone, reported to have listened to a podcast in the past week. And those US podcast listeners are listening to an average of 7 podcasts per week. Since the pandemic, podcast downloads have increased by 40%. It’s clear that podcasts have officially entered the mainstream.But that’s not all. 50% of listeners say they listen to the entire episode. How often do you ...

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

LaineyCameron ,

Approachable, actionable and thoughtful author advice

Dana Kaye is one of the most approachable and insightful people in the book publicity community.

She brings that same thoughtful and open approach to this podcast - which walks authors through what they need to know to build their, brand, community and achieve a sustainable author career. If you’re an author or hope to be - this is worth your time!

Wm. Friend ,

Smart and succinct!

I’ve written a dozen books and have seen the publishing industry from many sides—I’ve also gotten to know Dana over a number of years. I’ve been consistently impressed with the way she does things, and this podcast is no exception. Smart and succinct, this is a great jumping-off point for authors wanting to understand publicity, marketing, and building an author brand.

SBUAlum95 ,

A great place to start

I’ve worked with Dana before. This podcast has all her best tips in an easy-to-follow format. Any author serious about making a career selling books should definitely listen.

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