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The Author Inside You Podcast is an online radio show designed to encourage authors to write and publish their first book. The podcast, produced and hosted by Leah and Matt Rafferty, is recorded in an interview style with a different author on each episode. The guests share their insights on creating their first book, from the rejections to the praise, with the hope that through their motivation, we can all one day publish the book of our dreams! ​If you have a comment or suggestion for a future guest, please let us know!

The Author Inside You Podcast is an online radio show designed to encourage authors to write and publish their first book. The podcast, produced and hosted by Leah and Matt Rafferty, is recorded in an interview style with a different author on each episode. The guests share their insights on creating their first book, from the rejections to the praise, with the hope that through their motivation, we can all one day publish the book of our dreams! ​If you have a comment or suggestion for a future guest, please let us know!
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The Author Inside You Podcast is an online radio show designed to encourage authors to write and publish their first book. The podcast, produced and hosted by Leah and Matt Rafferty, is recorded in an interview style with a different author on each episode. The guests share their insights on creating their first book, from the rejections to the praise, with the hope that through their motivation, we can all one day publish the book of our dreams! ​If you have a comment or suggestion for a future guest, please let us know!

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English

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330-715-8694


Episodes

Turning Your Hobby Into a Published Book

5/7/2019
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Author Mike Walton has enjoyed reading and collecting comic books for decades. He never dreamed he would become an expert in a particular genre of comic books, especially not an expert who has written the book on the subject. Well, he has achieved that level of expertise and in this episode of The Author Inside You podcast, Mike explains how he became an authority. Scribophile.com McFarlandBooks.com Twinsburg Tribune newspaper article MikesHouseOfHorrors.com Twitter: @HorrorComicGuy

Duration:00:19:59

Using Facebook Ads To Sell Your Book

5/1/2019
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"Query letters will get you nowhere," says author Tally Adams. They may work for some authors, but Tally has plenty of other great ideas that she shares with us on this episode of The Author Inside You podcast. We cover writer's conferences, publicists, and the unusual way she found her publisher. www.BreakThroughPromotions.net www.TallyAdams.com Romance Writers of America www.rwa.org www.BrownBooks.com

Duration:00:25:03

Turning Your Passion Into a Book with Len Testa

4/25/2019
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On this episode of The Author Inside You, we interview author Len Testa who combined his two longtime passions of computer analysis and Disney World, into a best selling series of travel guide books. Len tells us how his survey of Disney fans is used to create content for his books and blog posts. TouringPlans.com TheUnofficialGuides.com Len@touringplans.com @LenTesta on Twitter

Duration:00:32:57

Why a Logline Is Needed To Pitch a Book

4/6/2019
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​A logline is a great tool to use when pitching your book to publishers and readers. In this episode of The Author Inside You, our guest Marc Bona explains loglines and why they are important to the success of your book. ​ mbona30@neo.rr.com Twitter and IG: @mbona30 https://tinyurl.com/gamechangerbona

Duration:00:28:56

The Advantages of Self Publishing

3/26/2019
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On this episode of The Author Inside You podcast, you will hear an interview filled with great take-aways aimed at helping you with the publishing process. Leah & Matt interviewed author Laurel McHargue about recently completing her trilogy, starting a publishing company, and the dos and don'ts of a book launch party. 99Designs.com Canva.com Alligator Preserves podcast laurel@strackpress.com leadvillelaurel.com

Duration:00:26:37

Selling Your Book at a Museum Gift Shop

3/14/2019
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In this episode of The Author Inside You, guest Steve Snyder shares many useful tips for publishing and selling your book. He discusses Amazon fulfillment and how it works, why you need to enter multiple book contests, how to negotiate with museum gift shops and other valuable information that will help you sell your book. SteveSnyderAuthor.com Steve@SteveSnyderAuthor.com (562) 598-6902

Duration:00:32:21

Demand The Best From A Publicist

3/7/2019
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In this episode of The Author Inside You, author Jack Hersch shares with us the value of hiring a great team. His publicist landed him an article in the New York Post! facebook.com/jackjhersch DeathMarchEscape.com DavidHersch.com

Duration:00:24:13

Attending A Writer's Conference May Lead to a Published Book!

2/28/2019
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After a major health issue, author Linda Plunkett started journaling at the suggestion of a friend. Thanks to attending a writer's conference where she met her publisher, Linda's journal became the memoir she recently published. Listen to this episode of The Author Inside You podcast to learn about why attending a writer's conference is a valuable networking tool! email Linda at hopeforhurting@aol.com

Duration:00:22:52

Submit It!

2/20/2019
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"Finish your book and give it a shot - nothing can happen until you get to that point." Pete Charette, the guest on this episode of The Author Inside You, shares this great advice - now is the time to submit your book to a publisher! thediscipleshipmandate.com crosslinkpublishing.com thediscipleshipmandate@gmail.com

Duration:00:26:01

Getting Target To Sell Your Book

2/13/2019
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This is a super exciting interview for us! Author Brandon Baxter is a fan of The Author Inside You podcast and listening to our past episodes gave him the encouragement to put pen to paper which led to getting his book published! We hope that Brandon's story is encouraging for you and someday soon your book will be on the shelves at Target! bbaxter8@yahoo.com @bbaxter8 facebook.com/brandon.baxter8/

Duration:00:22:23

Increase Amazon Product Sales By Adding a Book

2/7/2019
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When Pascoe Bowen bundled a book with the product he was already selling on Amazon, his sales skyrocketed! To hear how he did it, listen to this episode of The Author Inside You. Pascoe@sucoach.com Fiverr.com ChildLearn.net

Duration:00:25:39

Creating Fictional Characters

1/24/2019
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On this episode of The Author Inside You, author Jim Boston shares some great tips on how he created realistic characters for his novel. To make his characters unique, yet believable, he used a combination of real-life experiences, photographs, and a large whiteboard. Sigma@JimBoston.com www.authorhouse.com

Duration:00:23:39

When a Publisher Comes Calling

1/16/2019
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Being at the right place at the right time can really pay off. Listen to this episode of The Author Inside You to hear how author Vivian Chien was approached by an agent and offered a multi-book publishing deal! Vivian explains why we all must take chances, they can pay off in a big way. www.sistersincrime.org www.vivienchien.com

Duration:00:18:27

Building a Franchise With Your Book

1/2/2019
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From the beginning, authors Tara Price and Blake Freeman envisioned their cartoon character Haibu would be found in books, online and on the big screen. Recently they joined forces with a non-profit and now they are on their way to building a successful franchise. On this episode of The Author Inside You, learn how you can build a franchise too. https://www.facebook.com/blakefreeman @itstaradane

Duration:00:24:41

Revise Revise Revise

12/19/2018
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It may sound like something your English teacher told you in high school, but for your book to be great, you have to revise, revise, revise. Author Richard Webb, Jr. reminds us that this task is a necessity, along with finding the right editor and a great publicist. Contact Richard at: 1812llc@gmail.com Paid book reviews: www.kirkusreviews.com/ Contact Leah & Matt at: TheAuthorInsideYou@gmail.com

Duration:00:33:26

You Can Always Fix It Later

12/12/2018
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Joining us on this episode of The Author Inside You podcast is Stephanie Taylor, author of Animals That Heal. Stephanie shares with us the story of how she took a simple pamphlet she had written and turned it into a book! Facebook: @WingsOfLibertyTherapy stephltaylor.com The Inner Phoenix podcast

Duration:00:12:51

Begin Promoting Before You Start Writing Your Book

12/5/2018
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We are often reminded about the importance of promoting our book after it is written, but on this episode of The Author Inside You we hear a different perspective. Author Danielle Daily shares great advice - start promoting your work before you even begin the writing process! facebook.com/thedanielledaily/ instagram.com/the_danielledaily/

Duration:00:16:46

Start With An Outline

11/29/2018
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Joe Pardo is not a big reader, yet he has written four books! In this episode of The Author Inside You podcast, Joe shares with us how an outline can keep you organized and also save you valuable time when writing your book. To contact or learn more about Joe, go to SuperJoePardo.com

Duration:00:21:38

How Social Media Will Sell Your Book - Emily Prokop

11/22/2018
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Author and podcaster Emily Prokop recently published her first book, "The Story Behind: The Extraordinary History Behind Ordinary Objects." In this episode of The Author Inside You, Emily shares with us some great social media marketing tips that her publisher strongly recommends. TheStoryBehindPodcast.com Twitter: @StoryBehindPod Facebook: @StoryBehindPod Instagram: storybehindpod Email: TheStoryBehindPod (at) gmail (dot) com

Duration:00:16:29

Build a 100 Person Launch Team

11/14/2018
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Author Elizabeth Clamon shares with us her very motivational story of how she overcame being bedridden for more than 10 years! As part of her healing process, she wrote a book, but that's only part of her journey. Listen to this episode of The Author Inside You to hear how she assembled a 100 person launch team for her book.

Duration:00:22:32