Overview Mary Elizabeth shares the wisdom she’s learned through writing her books. Her advice is pertinent to all writers, especially when she talks about publishing independently versus trying to get published traditional. We discuss various aspects of the differences and pros/cons of which choice that you make when publishing. YouTube Transcript [00:00:50] Stephen: Let’s talk… Continue reading Episode 78B – Mary Elizabeth Jackson – Opportunity in Publishing
Overview David is back (he first appeared in Episode 22) to give us an update on how things are going since we last talked. He’s kept up writing, and has published a new book in his Project Adventure series, but hasn’t had the breakout success. We discuss his new books and what he’s been doing… Continue reading Episode 77 – 2nd Interview David Konrad
Katherine discusses how difficult marketing is after you publish. Even though she has a publisher, they rely on her to do most of the marketing. Planning her second book, she is taking into account what she’ll need to do for marketing. Our talk centers around thinking outside the box and marketing efforts that authors can… Continue reading Episode 68B – Katherine Kerestman – Marketing after Publishing
I have known Rhys most of our lives. We have talked about books (mostly Stephen King), movies (mostly B stuff), and comic books in those intervening years. On this episode, I talk with Rhys about his reading and what he likes. He started young and read adult books by 3rd grade. His habits haven’t changed… Continue reading Episode 62 – Reader Rhys
Back talking with Jess about his learning experiences in marketing. He conveys ways he has marketed his first book that cost him money but wasn’t necessary to spend that money. Most of the marketing he has been able to learn and do himself. He has been successful using PR techniques – including getting reviews through… Continue reading Episode 61B – Jess Lederman – Agony and Ecstasy of Book Marketing
While Lily is still a new author, she has published several books. In that time, she’s learned some valuable lessons about publishing and talks about some things that other authors get wrong.
Erin and Stephen discuss how to market a kids book and get the word out. It is significantly harder to market to kids than adults, but we discuss several things that Erin has been doing.
Judy talks about what she has learned with setting a daily goal as a top priority. She’s also learned that she can’t take 17 years to write her second book, and had it being published the day we recorded the podcast. Being a new author, Judy struggles with getting her book in front of readers… Continue reading Episode 39B – Judy Moffit – Starting out without a list or money
Kevin and Stephen talk about how to market fantasy stories in today’s world. Kevin doesn’t like writing typical fantasy, and this makes marketing even more difficult. Publishing poetry also adds interesting elements to trying to market. Kevin talks about not following marketing advice and why the general advice doesn’t work for his books.