Today’s guest is Chloe Adler. She’s still involved in the work world and she’s a romance author building her own thriving and sustainable author business. In this episode, we discuss her strategy for outsourcing certain aspects of her business to virtual assistants so that she has time to pursue her writing, her passion for learning, and her somewhat unusual exercise hobby.
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When speaking with authors about GDPR, I get a variety of responses that range from a thoughtful what are you talking about to a sense of panic. If you’re in the “what are you talking about” category, GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation rule in the EU that will govern data protection and privacy for individuals within the European Union.
Today’s guest is author BL (Barb) Berry, and as you’ll hear in the interview, her job forced her to take a hard look at GDPR, and then to take...
This week’s guest is author Bobbi Holmes, who joined us on episode 82 almost two years ago when we discussed pre-orders. She shares her thoughts on finding a publication schedule that can work with your life, and what has worked for her in publishing sixteen books over the past four years.
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In today’s episode, we take close look at the process romance author, Jami Albright uses to keep her books tickling the Amazon algorithms, staying near the top of the sales charts, and generating around $5,000 in royalties each month. Jami manages all of this despite the fact that she's published only two books, both in the last year.
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One of the great debates in the indie author community is the KDP Select versus selling wide choice that every indie author needs to consider. It's easy to find success stories on both sides of the divide, but which direction is right for your author business? Mystery and thriller author Kristi Belcamino did her research when she transitioned from traditionally published to indie and chose KDP Select. But she's since changed her mind. In this episode, she explains why.
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After a lengthy break, The Author Biz returns next week for season 2. I know, I know, how can there be a season two without a season one. But I'm calling the first 132 episodes season one and we're moving on! Thanks for keeping the show in your podcast app!
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In today’s episode, we delve into the importance of personal development for authors, with one of my favorite guests, Honorée Corder. We recorded this conversation face to face at the 20 books conference in Las Vegas the day after she gave her inspiring keynote address.
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In today’s episode, we delve into the subject of taxes with John Pollock, the Chief Executive Officer of Financial Gravity Companies, and the President of Pollock Advisory Group.
If you have a plan to take your author business to the next level, taxes are something you’ll need to deal with, and as you move through the various levels of success as an author, they’ll become critical to you and your business.
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In today’s episode, we’re learning from thriller author AC Fuller, who set a goal for himself to become a full-time writer in last 2016 and then went out and accomplished that goal.
We get into subjects like being successful landing Bookbub ads, and the value AC has found in running AMS ads for his Alex Vane media thriller series. We cover the launch strategy he’s put together for a new series that’s coming after the first of the year, and the mindset change that allowed him to achieve...
Have you ever asked yourself, what could happen if you took this author thing seriously? Today’s guest is Shayne Silvers, an author who asked himself that question in early 2016. He spent six months research how to best position his books in front of the right readers and then applied what he'd learned. This interview is a great combination of 'how to' and inspiration that I think you'll really enjoy.
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Our guest is USA Today bestselling author Michelle Spiva. In addition to her work as an author, she’s also a counselor, a writing coach, and an extreme data geek. In this show, we discuss things like avoiding the fear of data, learning from books that are winners, her version of survivor bias, revenue management, push versus pull marketing, and all with lots of examples that will help us to put Michelle’s teaching into action.
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I returned from the marvelous 20booksvegas conference on Monday and woke to some interesting news on Tuesday. The story of the demise of Pronoun and the announcement that Draft2Digital has added Amazon distribution whipped through the indie author community at hyperspeed. We chat with D2D's Director of Marketing, Kevin Tumlinson to learn more.
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My guest today is Michael Anderle. This is Michael's fourth visit to the show, and his first visit, Zero to $10k Per Month in 90 days is still the most popular Author Biz episode of all time, not counting the thousands of times the video of that show has been seen on YouTube.
November 3rd, marks the two year point from Michael's first published book, and in those two years, he’s gone from being an indie author to a successful indie author to a really successful indie author and now he’s a...
Author Martha Carr joins us this week to take a deep dive into the creation of a multi-author universe. We'll discuss topics like creating the universe name, selecting the core group of authors to write the books, the creation of art, covers, storylines, the social media community, and the website. We’ll even get into things like the technology involved in managing those storylines and how the various authors work together to create their books.
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Our guest today is Valerie Peterson, a widely read commentator on the business of publishing, and our topic today is the sale of Film and Television rights for authors.
In this episode, we’ll get into things like what level of involvement should an author expect after selling those rights, what’s working now in the evolving world of Television rights, some of the crazy things going on with the adaptations of some classic books, what you should look for if you’re approached with an offer...
Today we’re exploring how indie authors can get their books into indie bookstores with Suzanne Orchard, the owner of Key West Island Books, a gem of an indie bookstore in Key West, Florida.
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The pressures of life, jobs, family, friends and keeping the ship afloat can make running your author business feel like a juggling act with no end in sight. Author Jim Heskett joins us to discuss his new book, The Juggling Author and to share his tips for successfully juggling everything in your busy life.
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Building a backlist is a cornerstone to a successful indie author's career. Chris Fox joins us this week to explain the how, when and why of relaunching a novel, a series or an entire backlist.
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Author and podcast partner Taylor Stevens joins us this week to share her thoughts on planning and executing your next book event. Taylor is a New York Times bestselling and award-winning author who has planned and held book events around the country, and she shares her tips for making your next event a success.
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Pronoun announced that they're now offing library distribution for indie last week through Overdrive and bibliotheca. We discuss how that works and more with Pronoun's head of marketing, Justin Renard.
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