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Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship

Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship

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United Kingdom

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Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship

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English

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Episodes

Business Mindset And Pivoting Your Author Career With Holly Worton

11/23/2020
How can you prevent self-doubt and fear from blocking your creative expression? What if you've built an audience for your books, but then you want to change direction? I discuss these issues and more with Holly Worton. In the intro, Draft2Digital introduce payment splitting; Long-term and ‘wide' thinking with Sarah Painter on the 6 Figure […] The post Business Mindset And Pivoting Your Author Career With Holly Worton first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:16:20

YouTube For Authors And Multiple Streams Of Income With Meg LaTorre

11/16/2020
How can you use video to attract readers to your books — and create multiple streams of income? Meg La Torre gives some tips for video marketing. In the intro, ACX emails the community apologizing for an incredibly slow production process; but doesn't address the serious issue of returns [Susan May Writer]; ALLi revokes ACX […] The post YouTube For Authors And Multiple Streams Of Income With Meg LaTorre first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:01:58

Networking For Authors With Daniel Parsons

11/9/2020
How do you build a network of author friends and peers over the long-term? How can you overcome anxiety about online or in-person events in order to network more effectively? Daniel Parsons and I share tips on networking online and also for physical events post-pandemic. In the intro, new Series management tools from Amazon KDP; […] The post Networking For Authors With Daniel Parsons first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:03:50

How To Write And Market Books Across Multiple Genres With Wendy H Jones

11/2/2020
How do you successfully write and market in multiple genres if you're a multi-passionate creator? How do you manage a hybrid career across traditional and independent publishing? Wendy H. Jones talks about her varied writing career and her tips for book marketing. In the intro, The HotSheet reports from Frankfurt Book Fair with positive […] The post How To Write And Market Books Across Multiple Genres With Wendy H Jones first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:03:32

Writing In The Dark. Horror Writing Tips With Tim Waggoner

10/26/2020
How do you write your darkness without drowning in it? How do you write an original horror story while still respecting the tropes of the genre? Why are horror writers the nicest people around?! Tim Waggoner gives some craft tips for writing horror, as well as thoughts on the current publishing and TV/film environment. In […] The post Writing In The Dark. Horror Writing Tips With Tim Waggoner first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:07:56

Building A Creative Business Brand With Pamela Wilson

10/19/2020
How do you build a creative business that you love — and makes you money? Pamela Wilson talks about her non-fiction business model, how to choose a niche, plus how to pivot your brand over time. In the intro, I talk about my pilgrimage walk and how we all need to weigh up risks […] The post Building A Creative Business Brand With Pamela Wilson first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:52:41

Mental Models For Writers And The Empowered Indie Author With Michael LaRonn

10/12/2020
Writing is absolutely about the practical step of getting words on the page — but your mindset can make the difference between success and failure, as well as how much you enjoy the author journey. In this interview, Michael La Ronn outlines mental models for writers, facing our fears to break through to creative success, […] The post Mental Models For Writers And The Empowered Indie Author With Michael LaRonn first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:56:31

Outlining Your Novel And Filling The Creative Well With K.M. Weiland

10/5/2020
How can you use an outline to improve your book before you start the first draft? How can you use it to play with your creative ideas without feeling hemmed in by the process? In this interview, KM Weiland talks about how to outline your novel as well as thoughts on writer's block, filling the […] The post Outlining Your Novel And Filling The Creative Well With K.M. Weiland first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:08:20

Starting From Zero And Success With BookBub Ads With David Gaughran

9/28/2020
When you've been self-publishing over a decade, it's easy to see how things have changed for indie authors and where the opportunities lie for publishing and marketing our books. In this wide-ranging interview, David Gaughran discusses the shifts in the industry, starting from zero, book marketing tips, and more. In the intro, Audible launches […] The post Starting From Zero And Success With BookBub Ads With David Gaughran first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:07:23

Audiobook Narration, Production And Marketing Tips With Derek Doepker

9/21/2020
Audiobooks are one of the fastest-growing segments in publishing and the expansion of podcasts onto every major platform means there are more ways to market to audio-first consumers (which increasingly includes me!) In this episode, Derek Doepker gives some tips on why audiobooks are so important as a format, self-narration, working with a narrator, plus, […] The post Audiobook Narration, Production And Marketing Tips With Derek Doepker first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:56:21

Publishing Wide For The Win With Erin Wright

9/14/2020
Do you want to make your books available to readers in every format, in every online store and library, in every country? If yes, it's time to go wide for the win! In today's episode with Erin Wright, we discuss what ‘going wide' means, why libraries are so important, and tips for publishing wide wherever […] The post Publishing Wide For The Win With Erin Wright first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:18:36

Creativity, Business, And Ambition With Emily Kimelman

9/7/2020
How can you juggle full-time writing and a family? How can you manage ambition about adventure and travel with a desire to be a 7-figure author? How can you be both creative and a business-person? I talk about all this and more in today's wide-ranging interview with Emily Kimelman. In the introduction, The Authors Guild, […] The post Creativity, Business, And Ambition With Emily Kimelman first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:04:59

Changes In Ebook Publishing Over The Last Decade And Possible Changes Ahead With Len Edgerly Of The Kindle Chronicles Podcast

8/31/2020
The last decade has seen a dramatic change in the publishing industry as ebooks and digital audio have gone from a side note to a huge part of the reader experience — and a significant part of independent author incomes. In this episode, I talk to Len Edgerly from The Kindle Chronicles Podcast which started […] The post Changes In Ebook Publishing Over The Last Decade And Possible Changes Ahead With Len Edgerly Of The Kindle Chronicles Podcast first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:03:55

How To Write Narrative Non-Fiction With Matt Hongoltz-Hetling

8/24/2020
What is narrative non-fiction and how do you write a piece so powerful it is nominated for a Pulitzer? In this interview, Matt Hongoltz-Hetling talks about his process for finding stories worth writing about and how he turns them into award-winning articles. In the intro, I talk about Spotify (possibly) getting into audiobooks and Amazon […] The post How To Write Narrative Non-Fiction With Matt Hongoltz-Hetling first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:04:13

How To Reboot A Flagging Author Career With Michaelbrent Collings

8/17/2020
What happens when you've written award-winning books, get amazing reviews from readers, and your sales still start a downward spiral? You can give up writing — or you can take a step back, review your catalog, figure out a plan and up-skill, then reboot your author career. In this episode, Michaelbrent Collings shares how he […] The post How To Reboot A Flagging Author Career With Michaelbrent Collings first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:56:49

AI And Creativity Update: A Voice Double Conversation Featuring Joanna Penn And Mark Leslie Lefebvre

8/14/2020
In mid-2019, I shared 9 Ways That Artificial Intelligence Might Disrupt Authors and Publishing, and one of those possible disruptions concerned voice technologies, which I also wrote about in Audio for Authors. In 2020, we have seen an acceleration of AI with the release of GPT-3 for natural language processing and generation, as well as […] The post AI And Creativity Update: A Voice Double Conversation Featuring Joanna Penn And Mark Leslie Lefebvre first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:34:35

How To Write A Bestseller With Suzy K Quinn

8/10/2020
How can you write what you love and still aim for bestseller status? How can you combine craft and business in your writing life? Suzy K Quinn answers these questions and more in this fascinating interview. In the intro, entrepreneur and author Derek Sivers sells $250K worth of ebooks and audiobooks direct from his website […] The post How To Write A Bestseller With Suzy K Quinn first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:40:58

Writing And Business Lessons Learned From 500 Episodes And 11 Years Of The Creative Penn Podcast

8/3/2020
It’s episode 500! Time flies indeed. The first episode of The Creative Penn Podcast was released on 15 March 2009. I had a couple of non-fiction books out, the international Kindle had not even launched, and there was no empowered indie author movement as we know it today. I was living in Ipswich, just outside […] The post Writing And Business Lessons Learned From 500 Episodes And 11 Years Of The Creative Penn Podcast first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:16:50

Writing Action Adventure Fiction And Systems Thinking With Nick Thacker

7/27/2020
The life of a full-time independent author involves wearing many hats. You have to balance your time between learning your craft and pleasing readers with great books, as well as publishing, book marketing, and building a business that will support you for the long-term. In today's interview, Nick Thacker talks about the key aspects of […] The post Writing Action Adventure Fiction And Systems Thinking With Nick Thacker first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:00:57:10

Writing A Series. Satisfy Readers And Make More Money With Lindsay Buroker

7/20/2020
We live in a binge consumption culture and the best-loved stories are often those that allow a deeper experience of character and world. Think of your favorite TV shows or books and you will likely find a few series in there! Writing a series can also make you more money as a writer since you […] The post Writing A Series. Satisfy Readers And Make More Money With Lindsay Buroker first appeared on The Creative Penn.

Duration:01:07:08