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Episodes about Writing

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Why and How Authors Can Embrace the Cash Cow Two-Step This week, the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing host Dr. Judith Briles will be the solo voice on the #1 way to sell books. Using her bestselling and award-winning book, How to Create a Million Dollar Speech, she will focus on the power and privilege of speaking by using the Cash-Cow Two-Step. It’s a book marketing platform that should not be ignored by any author. Can speaking on your book … your expertise … morph your book sales? Why yes … YES it can. And the sooner you start speaking on both, the better for your influence building, your social media presence, and of course, your book sales. Your listening takeaways include: -Why you should be speaking on your book and when to start. -How to structure the perfect sandwich speech. -When to start charging and what to charge for your speaking fee. -Why handouts are a must and what each should always include. -The key components that every presentation needs. -Why every presentation should have a contract, even free ones. And, of course, much more. Tune in for lots of ideas and how-to tactics via the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast ranked in the top 10 of book marketing podcasts. Since its inception, over 16,000,000 listeners have downloaded various shows for practical publishing and book marketing guidance. Join and become a regular subscriber.
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Adelle Waldman is the author of the novels, Help Wanted and The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., which was published in 2013 and was named one of that year’s best books by The New Yorker, The Economist, The New Republic, NPR, Slate, Bookforum, The Guardian and others. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and daughter. We talked about Adelle’s job working at a big box store, the societal problems of low wage jobs, creating omniscient point of view, Jane Austin, George Eliot, Middlemarch, creating a common enemy in a story, and showing her novel to her former co-workers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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After a decade in publishing and five years of podcasting, TB's still baffled by how draining books launches can be. She and Miranda are pumping out words in their enemies-to-lovers, fake relationship summer book. TB wishes she could whip up snappy comebacks on the spot instead of three days later. Story of her life, it seems. In Clare's universe, Just Kiss Her is with the ARC team—her first standalone launch in a year! And brace yourself: her latest audiobook sailed through without a single correction. Talk about a shocker! Meanwhile, her Christmas novel's chugging along, set to land on the editor's desk by July. For the last episode, they discuss their final thoughts about the podcast. Find out what the podcast has meant to them, how they’ll fill their time now, and what the future holds. Thank you for all the love and support for 200 episodes! Happy listening! Clare & TB Link: TB’s German Goodies Patreon Post: https://www.patreon.com/posts/one-of-many-why-103421962 Just Kiss Her: https://www.clarelydon.co.uk/books/just-kiss-her/
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Get to know award-winning author Brian J. Lambert, as he chats with ComixLaunch's Clay Adams, spotlighting his journey raising over $100,000 in funding on Kickstarter, and decision to join the ComixLaunch Pro program to take his campaigns to new heights.
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It's time for our usual Year in Review show, but seeing as this is also our last EVER episode (sob!), we're shaking things up a little to bring you a bit of a decade in review as well, so we can look back over our highlights from ten wonderful years of Literary Friction. This show is stuffed full of recommendations, including our favourite reads from this year and books we're looking forward to reading in 2024, but also the books we're happiest to have found through the show. So, if you need inspiration for what to get your friends and loved ones this holiday season then listen closely! You can find a list of all the books mentioned at the link below. Thank you to everyone who has helped us make the show over the years, to all the brilliant authors who have chatted with us, and most of all, thank you all so much for listening. Find a list of all recommended books at: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/december-2023-year-and-decade-in-review Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/litfriction Email us: litfriction@gmail.com
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Fairy tale contract laws are like a force of nature... except there's usually a loophole. What are your favorite fairy tales? What are your favorite loopholes? =============================== If you find my content of value, please share it with your friends! I'm putting out content most days! Mondays: New podcast episodes here at "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Tuesdays: Author Spotlight interviews on my blog Thursdays: New YT videos sharing more "Writing Tips & Writerly Musings" Saturday-ish: Weekly Roundups Sundays: Productivity Sprints on YT/Twitch You can find me all over the internet (https://linktr.ee/morganHazelwood) If it fits your budget, show your support at Ko-fi (https://ko-fi.com/morganhazelwood) Thanks for listening! I'll be back next Monday with more rambling ideas about writing.
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Mark interviews Ricardo Fayet of Reedsy about their new online course on How to Write a Novel. Prior to the interview, Mark shares and reflects on a brief industry update related to Amazon's recent AI-related change, comments from recent episodes, and word about this episode's sponsor. Reedsy contains an online listing of vetted professionals from across the industry, including editors, cover designers, and marketing experts. Get $20 off hiring a pro through Reedsy using Mark's Reedsy affiliate link. In the interview, Mark and Ricardo talk about: Ricardo's persona and image being directly attached to Reedsy When Reedsy started and what the main idea behind it was, and the value proposition to authors How only 3 to 5% of the professionals who apply to be on Reedsy actually make it through The Reedsy online writing tool that you can use to write and export professional looking ePub and print-ready PDF files Some of the future development plans for the Reedsy writing platform, including collaboration with an editor Ricardo's HOW TO MARKET A BOOK, which is free in eBook edition The 2nd book he wrote and released in Jan 2023 called AMAZON ADS FOR AUTHORS which is the 2nd book in the Reedsy Guides series Some of the reasoning behind why one of the books is free in eBook and the other has a retail price associated with it (hint: it's a marketing tip) Important marketing information that Ricardo would want authors to know The new Reedsy course that runs 3 months and helps authors work through the first draft of their novel The various ongoing cohorts for the course, including one that opens in Sept and another that starts Oct 30th, to co-incide with NaNoWriMo, then the next that'll start in January 2024 The term "Reedsian" which is used to denote Reedsy employees Tom Bromley, the instructor they hired to teach the How to Write a Novel course The intial launch price for the course, which is $1000 - and that it'll be going up shortly after the September launch Ricardo's previous attempts to try to write a novel and how this course might be one that he himself can benefit from Some of the things that surprised Ricardo about Reedsy since it's launch nearly 10 years ago How to find Reedsy and Ricardo What Ricardo is looking forward to about the future of our industry And more...   After the interview Mark reflects the overall supportive nature of the publishing industry   Links of Interest: Reedsy Reedsy's How to Market a Book Online Course Subscriptions for Authors Episode 018 - Finding The Right Professional with Ricardo from Reedsy Episode 006 - What's Wrong with Indie Publishing (Mark's "10-year-olds playing soccer" analogy) Mark's Wide for the Win Update Page YouTube Video: OH NO! Is Amazon Anti AI? Buy Mark a Coffee Patreon for Stark Reflections Best Book Ever Podcast Lovers Moon Podcast The Relaxed Author Buy eBook Direct Buy Audiobook Direct Publishing Pitfalls for Authors An Author's Guide to Working with Libraries & Bookstores Wide for the Win Mark's Canadian Werewolf Books This Time Around (Short Story) A Canadian Werewolf in New York Stowe Away (Novella) Fear and Longing in Los Angeles Fright Nights, Big City Lover's Moon Hex and the City The Canadian Mounted: A Trivia Guide to Planes, Trains and Automobiles Yippee Ki-Yay Motherf*cker: A Trivia Guide to Die Hard   Ricardo Fayet is one of the four founders of Reedsy, a marketplace connecting authors to the world's top publishing talent--from editors to cover designers, book marketers, or literary translators. He's the author of two books on marketing for authors, and a regular presenter at several prestigious writers' conferences: NINC, 20BooksVegas, and The Self Publishing Show Live, among others.   The introductory, end, and bumper music for this podcast (“Laser Groove”) was composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com and is Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Join hosts Chris and Gena in this thought-provoking episode as they engage in a lively discussion about the best style guide for writing. They look at MLA, Chicago, AP, APA formats and more, shedding light on their respective applications in different disciplines. Tune in to this episode to gain a deeper understanding of these formats and discover which style guide might be the best fit for your own writing endeavors. Who will win? YOU if you listen!LINKS:Liz Wilcox's Email Marketing Membership at https://writing.fyi/lizGet your FREE Move the Needle goal-setting for authors ebook at https://www.writingmomentum.comWrite with us! Join Chris, Gena, and Rene each Wednesday at noon Central and let's get our writing DONE! https://www.writingmoments.com
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lways the curious and independent (“I can do it myself”) child, Historical Fiction/Women’s Fiction author Elaine Stock was stumped when she asked family members questions about her heritage and discovered no one wanted to talk about the past. She also was bemused when especially her beloved grandmother would reply “Why? Are you going to write a book about it?” Years later, after penning a few inspirational titles, Elaine, determined to write what she loved to read—historical fiction—researched her paternal heritage from Brzeziny, Poland. Learning that the likely reason behind why her family did not share about the ‘Old Country’ was because of sheer tragedy due to the horrific loss of lives in Brzeziny during the Holocaust, which would include family members that didn’t immigrate to the US, she passionately wanted to create a story of two women friends (one who is deaf and inspired by her great aunt) who dared to overcome the horrific times of a world war and the occupation of Poland by encouraging each other to continue forward despite the tough times by believing that better days are ahead for themselves, that they are the ones who have the power to make these days brighter. This first and huge leap in a new fiction direction has launched Elaine as an author of Historical Fiction, blended with Women’s Fiction. She has not one regret! Her love letter to Brzeziny became the award-winning, and Amazon Best Seller novel, We Shall Not Shatter. It also just earned the rank of 2023 Category Finalist in the Erich Hoffer Award.Like her female characters, Elaine is learning how to shove aside several fears and worries and embrace the power of hope in living on this fast-spinning planet. A member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association and The Historical Novel Society, she was born in Brooklyn, New York, and lives in upstate, New York with her husband and enjoys long walks down country roads, visiting New England towns, and of course, a good book.You can learn more about Elaine and her novels on her website https://elainestock.com/index.html and follow her on Facebook where she hangs out with a growing readership community: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorElaineStockGet your copies of the Resilient Women of WWII Trilogy books here https://amzn.to/416o2wk or support your local bookstore & this podcast by getting your copy of We Shall Not Shatter at https://bookshop.org/a/