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William Bernhardt is the bestselling author of over forty published books, including the nationally bestselling Ben Kincaid courtroom thrillers and the Red Sneaker books on writing

William Bernhardt is the bestselling author of over forty published books, including the nationally bestselling Ben Kincaid courtroom thrillers and the Red Sneaker books on writing
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William Bernhardt is the bestselling author of over forty published books, including the nationally bestselling Ben Kincaid courtroom thrillers and the Red Sneaker books on writing

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@wbernhardt

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Creative Nonfiction with Dan Millman

10/21/2019
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Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews Dan Millman, author of the breakthrough inspirational blockbuster The Way of the Peaceful Warrior. Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: News a) Plagiarism claim involving Jojo Moyes b) Could Smart Compose predictive text finish your book? c) Research shows 73% of all adults read a book last year, and 20% listened to an audiobook d) Federal judge will hear the Audible...

Duration:01:20:59

Creating Sympathetic Characters with Lara Bernhardt

10/7/2019
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Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews Lara Bernhardt, author of Shadow of the Taj. Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: News a) Kobo adds audiobook distribution b) Draft2Digital adds audiobooks to Universal Book Links c) BookFunnel adds audiobook service to its landing pages Chapter 3: Writing Tips Get control of your busy writing life in four steps: Picture Your Ideal Life, Prioritize Your Current...

Duration:01:08:57

Mastering Amazon Advertising with Michael Beverley

9/23/2019
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Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews Michael Beverley of AMS AdWerks about how to manage a successful Amazon book advertising campaign. Chapter 1: News about the WriterCon Cruise in February 2020. Chapter 2: News a) Kickstarter: Should you crowdsource your next book? b) Hoopla data indicates that more people are listening to audiobooks at home, at night--and not doing anything else at the same time....

Duration:01:35:36

WriterCon Live! with Barry Friedman & John Wooley

9/9/2019
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Bestselling author William Bernhardt records live from WriterCon 2019! Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: News 1) Audible is sued over its new plan to add captions to audiobooks. 2) Hugh Howey is interviewed by The Knowledge Project. 3) A new Chinese AI reads audiobooks--in the author's voice. 4) A new app has a frightening approach to eliminating writer procrastination. Chapter 3: Bernhardt interviews some of the people attending WriterCon. Chapter 4: Bernhardt interview Barry Friedman,...

Duration:01:44:42

Selling Stories to Movie/TV with Erin Hennicke

8/26/2019
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Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, then interviews Erin Hennicke, movie/tv book scout for Franklin & Siegal, about how to make your stories more appealing to Hollywood. Chapter1: Introduction Chapter 2: News a) Barnes & Noble reports a large spike in sales of romance novels. b) Harper Collins launches the Harper Horizons imprint to focus on positive-lifestyle nonfiction. c) Audible signs deal with Skybound to increase its audio-original...

Duration:00:54:16

Writing for Young People--LIVE from Litfest!

8/11/2019
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Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, then interviews several writers at Litfest, a library literary festival in Oklahoma City. Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: News Bernhardt provides more details on the multi-book contract signed by Dean Koontz with Amazon Publishing, the success of Amazon's ads program, and the breakout hit When the Crawdads Sing, a first novel published when the author (Delia Owens) was 69 years of age. Chapter 3:...

Duration:00:47:50

Writing Retreats and How They Help

7/29/2019
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Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news of interest to writers, then interviews several of the attendees at his current writing retreat about the benefits of retreats to authors and aspiring authors. NOTE: This is a special live recording from the Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and thus subject to the imperfections attendant to any live presentation. You will hear background sounds (like a truck rolling by during the news segment, and...

Duration:00:32:15

Genre Mashups with John Wooley

7/15/2019
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Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the trends, topics, and news from the world of books, then interviews John Wooley, author of horror novels and much more. In this episode, Bernhardt combines the news and writing features to discuss how the content of books is changing in the digital era--for instance, romance novels that break barriers or read like romcoms, and literary novels that imploy horror tropes. In the interview segment, Bernhardt talks to John Wooley, a veteran of more...

Duration:00:55:08

Digital Book Marketing That Works with David Gaughran

7/1/2019
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Bestselling author William Bernhardt (Court of Killers) discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, then interviews David Gaughran, author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including Let's Get Digital. Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: News a) Bernhardt reports on a recent discussion by literary agents and editors of current trends in adult fiction. b) A report from the Cannes Film Festival on what books scouts are seeking for movie/tv adaptations. c) New...

Duration:00:32:41

Creating Series Characters with James Scott Bell

6/17/2019
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This episode was recorded live at the Red Sneaker Writing Retreat in Eureka Springs. Because it was recorded live and in one take, the sound quality is not quite up to our usual standards, and host William Bernhardt fears he tripped on his tongue a bit more than usual. We assume you will join us in feeling this makes the whole podcast experience more authentic. In this episode, bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, then interviews author and...

Duration:00:30:15

Jumping Genres with Rene Gutteridge

6/3/2019
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Bestselling author and host William Bernhardt interviews Rene Gutteridge, author of Christian novels, screenplays, novelizations, comedy, and much more. Gutteridge also (with Bernhardt) co-hosts WriterCon, one of the best writers conference in the nation. They discuss how to survive in the world of writing and how Gutteridge has managed to write in many genres successfully. William Bernhardt: www.williambernhardt.com WriterCon: www.writercon.org

Duration:00:23:13

Practical Marketing for Authors with Jeffrey Yamaguchi

5/20/2019
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Bestselling writer William Bernhardt (The Last Chance Lawyer) discusses the latest news from the world of books, then interviews Jeffrey Yamaguchi, marketing director for Blackstone Audio. Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: News a) Several authors have had trouble with people on social media accusing them of racism, body shaming, or Islamophobia; b) The wholesaler Baker & Taylor discontinues distribution to bookstores; and c) The Self-e program for distributing indie titles to libraries adds...

Duration:00:59:05

Editing for Success with Marcia Markland

5/6/2019
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Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews editor Marcia Markland about the paths to writing and publishing success. Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: News The Canadian bookstore chain Indigo opens its first store in the United States. Nora Roberts files a lawsuit against an alleged plagiarist in Brazil. Audiobooks sales have increased even more than people realized, and a survey suggests that the leading audio...

Duration:00:58:43

The Business of Being a Writer with Jane Friedman

4/22/2019
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Bestselling writer William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews Jane Friedman about her new book, The Business of Being a Writer. News: 1) Tor introduces a new horror imprint. 2) Scribd offers new short-form works to its subscribers. 3) WattPad makes a deal with Sony to develop its stories into film. Writing Tips 1) This may be the best time to publish your poetry--and start on Instagram. Interview Jane Friedman has been in the...

Duration:00:47:08

The Last Chance Lawyer Preview

4/14/2019
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Getting his client off death row could save his career… or make him the next victim. Daniel Pike would rather fight for justice than follow the rules. His unique ability to "connect the dots," to observe what others do not, has made him the most notorious criminal lawyer in St. Petersburg. But when his courtroom career goes up in smoke, he fears his lifelong purpose is a lost cause. A mysterious job offer from a secretive boss gives him a second chance but lands him an impossible case with...

Duration:00:04:28

Dictating Drafts with Danielle Norman

4/8/2019
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Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news of interest to writers, offers writing tips to make your work more appealing to movie/tv scouts, and interviews Danielle Norman, a romance writer who explains how she used dictation to increase her productivity and find her voice. News: 1) Barnes & Noble opens a new "bookstore of the future." 2) Amazon release a less expensive Kindle, increasing the viability of Kindle ads. 3) Amazon explains that its "most favored nation" policy...

Duration:01:38:39

Audiobook Success with Victoria Gerken

3/24/2019
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Bestselling writer William Bernhardt (The Last Chance Lawyer) discusses the latest news from the world of books, then interviews Victoria Gerken of Podium Publishing, a pioneering audiobook specialty house. The Last Chance Lawyer, William's Bernhardt's new novel, the first in a series of legal thrillers featuring attorney Daniel Pike, is now on sale in ebook, paperback, large print, and audiobook editions. Bernhardt explains his overall plan for the series. News: 1) A new report suggests...

Duration:01:09:35

Book Ads That Work with David Gaughran

3/10/2019
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Bestselling author William Bernhardt (The Last Chance Lawyer) discusses the latest news that writers need to know, offers writing tips, and interviews David Gaughran, author of BookBub Ads Expert and the blog Let's Get Digital. News: 1) Barnes & Noble earnings are flat, Amazon closes pop-up stores, Draft2Digital adds Google Play, PublishDrive adds Amazon Ads, Reedsy adds the Discovery program, and BookBub adds Chirp, a service to help writers promote audiobooks. 2) A plagiarism scandal...

Duration:01:35:46

Paths to Publishing Success with Dave Chesson

2/25/2019
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Bestselling author William Bernhardt (The Last Chance Lawyer) discusses the latest news from the publishing world, offers writing tips, and interviews Dave Chesson, the "Kindlepreneur" who offers educational classes, books, and the invaluable program KDP Rocket to help writers promote their work. Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: News a) For the first time, Amazon Studios has purchased the media rights to a book published by Amazon Publishing, creating synergy that could make Amazon an even...

Duration:01:32:11

The Story Grid with Shawn Coyne

2/11/2019
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Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the writing world, offers writing tips, and interviews Shawn Coyne, writer, editor, and creator of The Story Grid. News: 1) Steven Spielberg options a story first published on Reddit. 2) Wattpad announces the creation of Wattpad Books, a book publishing division to promote its authors and stories in print. 3) Otto Pendler announces the creation of a new mystery imprint. 4) Amazon's press release reveals that thousands of...

Duration:01:10:49