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Turning your book(s) into a business can be challenging. Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani every Monday as we discuss—with brutal honesty and a liberal dash of humor—ways to level up your writing career and author business while saving time, energy and money. Show notes, bonuses, and transcripts available at https://strategicauthorpreneur.com/ Got a Curious Jar question for us? Email ideas@strategicauthorpreneur.com And claim your million bonus points in the game of life if you leave us a review wherever you listened to this podcast.

Turning your book(s) into a business can be challenging. Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani every Monday as we discuss—with brutal honesty and a liberal dash of humor—ways to level up your writing career and author business while saving time, energy and money. Show notes, bonuses, and transcripts available at https://strategicauthorpreneur.com/ Got a Curious Jar question for us? Email ideas@strategicauthorpreneur.com And claim your million bonus points in the game of life if you leave us a review wherever you listened to this podcast.

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Turning your book(s) into a business can be challenging. Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani every Monday as we discuss—with brutal honesty and a liberal dash of humor—ways to level up your writing career and author business while saving time, energy and money. Show notes, bonuses, and transcripts available at https://strategicauthorpreneur.com/ Got a Curious Jar question for us? Email ideas@strategicauthorpreneur.com And claim your million bonus points in the game of life if you leave us a review wherever you listened to this podcast.

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English


Episodes

SAP 061: Balanced Writing Life with Bella Mahaya Carter

9/27/2021
Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. In this episode we're chatting with special guest Bella Mahaya Carter about how you can rethink your ambitions and trust in your heartfelt purpose and values in the journey to becoming, or continuing on, as an author. HIGHLIGHTS SHOW NOTES + RESOURCES Complete show notes, transcripts and links to the tools and resources mentioned in...

Duration:00:43:32

SAP 060: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense with Clay Stafford

9/13/2021
Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. In this episode we're talking with special guest Clay Stafford—the founder of Killer Nashville conference and magazine that deals with all things Thriller, Mystery and Suspense. In this interview Clay talks about the importance of adding mystery and suspense elements to any story to turn it into an engaging novel readers won't be able to...

Duration:00:46:48

SAP 059: Plotting for Pantsers (aka Discovery Writers)

8/30/2021
Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. While some people love the structure and order of plotting and can't start writing until they know every twist and turn of the story, for Discover Writers (aka Pantsers) that takes all the fun right out of the process. But there are ways that you can implement a little plotting and planning without totally taking the fun out of discovering...

Duration:00:50:08

SAP 058: Going Wide Progress Report #5: June+July 2021

8/16/2021
Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. Join us as we reflect on Months 6+7 of Going Wide and look at the progress made, the challenges encountered along the way, and discuss solutions to the obstacles we faced this past month. HIGHLIGHTS SHOW NOTES + RESOURCES Complete show notes, transcripts and links to the tools and resources mentioned in this episode from our website at...

Duration:01:00:04

SAP 057: Writing Short and Publishing Wide with Mark Leslie Lefebvre

8/2/2021
Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. In this episode we're talking with special guest Mark Leslie about two topics all three of us are particularly passionate about—writing short, and publishing wide. Mark explains what options writers have when it comes to write successful short stories that sell, and how to use the power of 'WIDE publishing' to earn many stream of revenues...

Duration:00:55:16

SAP 056: Getting into the Flow of Writing

7/19/2021
Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. As authors we have known this from day one: writing is not easy. There are many moving pieces when it comes to crafting the best story we can write. But is there a way to up our chances of writing a great story? Enter the flow. Today, we're going to talk about getting into a flow state with your writing and publishing activities in...

Duration:00:51:19

SAP 055: Finding Your Voice as a Writer

7/12/2021
Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. We all heard about writer's 'voice'. Voice is the lens through which the reader sees the story, and speaks of the author's style as We all heard about writer's 'voice'. Voice is the lens through which the reader sees the story, and speaks of the author's style as nothing else can. Getting comfortable with your writer 'voice' means becoming...

Duration:00:41:40

Going Wide Progress Report #4: April+May 2021

6/21/2021
Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. Join us as we reflect on Months 4+5 of Going Wide and look at the progress made, the challenges encountered along the way, and discuss solutions to the obstacles we faced this past month. HIGHLIGHTS SHOW NOTES + RESOURCES Complete show notes, transcripts and links to the tools and resources mentioned in this episode from our website at...

Duration:01:00:37

SAP 053: Going Wide Progress Report #3: March 2021

4/19/2021
Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. Join us as we reflect on Month 3 of Going Wide and look at the progress made, the challenges encountered along the way, and discuss solutions to the obstacles we faced this past month. HIGHLIGHTS SHOW NOTES + RESOURCES Complete show notes, transcripts and links to the tools and resources mentioned in this episode from our website at...

Duration:00:47:20

SAP 052: Tips on Publishing Wide for the Win with Erin Wright

4/5/2021
Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. 'Going wide' is a mindset few authors fully understand. Often seen merely as a 'strategy' that can benefit some authors, going wide is not only about reaching people in hundreds of markets. It's about diversifying, not settling for what is easy, and maximizing your income streams. Join us today as we interview Erin Wright, founder of the...

Duration:00:59:13

SAP 051: How to prioritize your writing and publishing tasks

3/29/2021
Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. One of the most critical skillsets an authorpreneur needs to develop to achieve success and maintain sanity is the ability to prioritize. A great story and good marketing can bring you far, but they are not enough. You can't measure your progress against yesterday's tasks if you do not have a system in place that lets you do just that. In...

Duration:00:33:38

SAP 050: The Role of Reading in Writing

3/22/2021
Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. There are few things as necessary as reading in the life of a writer. Reading shapes the way we see the world; it also informs how we write, inspires us to create stories, and motivates us when we hit a roadblock or want to throw in the towel. However, this apparently simple activity can also be a challenge; it can get disrupted, and easing...

Duration:00:34:22

SAP 049: Going Wide Progress Report #2: February 2021

3/15/2021
Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. Join us as we reflect on Month 2 of Going Wide and look at the progress made, the challenges encountered along the way, and discuss solutions to the obstacles we faced this past month. HIGHLIGHTS SHOW NOTES + RESOURCES Complete show notes, transcripts and links to the tools and resources mentioned in this episode from our website at...

Duration:00:42:52

SAP 048: How to Recruit, Manage and Mobilize your ARC Team

3/8/2021
Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. "Please review my book" are the most important four words when it comes to launching your book. But this is so much more than a simple request, especially when it comes to being strategic about it. This week we're going to tackle ARC teams—what they are, why they are useful, how you get people to join one, and what you do with them once...

Duration:00:43:19

SAP 047: Professional Book Covers on a Budget

3/1/2021
Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. People really do judge a book by its cover—and you want your book to look professional and attract the right readers. Your cover is one of the main determinants of how well your book will sell. But we understand that budgets don't always stretch as far as we might like. In this episode we're talking about what makes a cover look...

Duration:00:43:25

SAP 046: Making Sense of Data from a Variety of Wide Platforms

2/22/2021
Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. Data management is the Achilles' heel for a lot of authors. But if you don't understand your numbers—where to get them, what they mean and how to use them to inform your strategy—then you're missing a huge opportunity to help your business grow. In today's episode we're tackling data for wide authors, and sharing some resources that will...

Duration:00:54:19

SAP 045: Going Wide Progress Report #1: January 2021

2/15/2021
Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. 'Progress' is a power word that makes the journey worth taking. In this episode we share our first ever monthly progress report, and underline the three areas where we focused our efforts: creation of content, managing of resources and the marketing of books. There were wins and setbacks along the way, and a lot of lessons learned. We also...

Duration:01:09:09

SAP 044: Going Direct vs Using an Aggregator for Wide eBook Distribution

2/1/2021
Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. One of the most important decisions you will make when setting up your author business is how to reach your readers: will you sell your ebooks directly, set up distribution accounts through each online store, or use an aggregator as a centralized hub for distribution? In today's episode we talk about some of the elements you might consider...

Duration:00:46:19

SAP 043: Wide or Exclusive for eBook publishing in 2021?

1/25/2021
Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. Not sure if you should publish your eBooks wide or exclusive to Amazon? There is no one right answer to this question. In today's episode we are talking about advantages and disadvantages of both routes while providing our experience on both sides of the fence. We also explain the differences between selling books directly through...

Duration:00:44:55

SAP 042: Tales from 2020 Data, Going Wide and Targets for 2021

1/18/2021
Join indie authors Crystal Hunt and Michele Amitrani as we share ways to save time, money and energy as you level up your writing and publishing career. Welcome back to the Strategic Authorpreneur Podcast. In the first episode of the second season we reflect upon what happened in our writing lives in 2020, and give you a clear view of what our objectives are for 2021. Last year was a challenging year in many ways, but also one ripe with opportunities. Michele talks about his 12X20 challenge...

Duration:01:02:44