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072: [Series Intro] Writing a Book from Start to Finish

3/30/2018
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Writing a book is nearly always on the tops of New Year’s Resolutions and goals. This week, I’m introducing a 15-week podcast boot camp on how to write your book from start to finish. Here are the topics we will cover. Episode 073: The Writer’s Mindset & Daily Habits Episode 074: Who is Your Avatar?... The post 072: [Series Intro] Writing a Book from Start to Finish appeared first on Chris Jones | Helping Authors Succeed at the Business of Writing.

Duration:00:09:09

071: How to Win at Book Festivals (Rebroadcast)

3/23/2018
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It’s book festival season. In this rebroadcast episode, I talk with children’s book author Tasha Fuller about how authors can be successful at these events. I chose to do this episode as a replay since we are entering spring and many cities and regions are beginning to launch their annual book festivals. If you’re planning... The post 071: How to Win at Book Festivals (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Chris Jones | Helping Authors Succeed at the Business of Writing.

Duration:00:41:12

070: Tips & Tactics for Better Book Launches

3/16/2018
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One of the most exciting (or more terrifying) aspects to book writing are book launches. Whether you're about to write a book, are writing a book, or about to publish a book, Candy Zulkosky is going to tell you the ins and outs of book launches and why they need to start from the moment you have a concept for your book. The post 070: Tips & Tactics for Better Book Launches appeared first on Chris Jones | Helping Authors Succeed at the Business of Writing.

Duration:00:36:34

069: How I Got a Book Deal Using a Clever Tweet (with Hannah Carmack)

3/9/2018
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Hannah Carmack talks about how she went through several rejection letters before a clever 140-character tweet on Twitter caught the attention of a book publisher who offered her a deal for her book. Hannah’s biggest passion in writing is accurate and fair representation all marginalized populations, be it race, gender, or disability. She’s talking today about... The post 069: How I Got a Book Deal Using a Clever Tweet (with Hannah Carmack) appeared first on Chris Jones | Helping Authors...

Duration:00:32:20

068: My Biggest Lessons Learned from 2017

12/29/2017
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Join host Chris Jones as he reflects on the 5 lessons that he learned in 2017 about the writing life and business as a full-time writer and author. In this episode, Chris shares these lessons: Open Up. Get out and live. Write and create outdoors and connect with others. You never know where it will... The post 068: My Biggest Lessons Learned from 2017 appeared first on Chris Jones.

Duration:00:21:38

067: How to Get Influencers to Endorse Your Book (Interview with Zack Miller of Hatch)

12/22/2017
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Zack Miller is the CEO of Hatch where he helps entrepreneurs to start, build, grow, and thrive in their businesses. Zack is also a television show and podcast host, as well as an author. Today he’s going to teach you how to get influencers to say, “Yes!” to contribution to and endorsing your books. In... The post 067: How to Get Influencers to Endorse Your Book (Interview with Zack Miller of Hatch) appeared first on Chris Jones.

Duration:00:51:37

067: How to Get Influencers to Endorse Your Book (Interview with Zack Miller of Hatch)

12/22/2017
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Zack Miller is the CEO of Hatch where he helps entrepreneurs to start, build, grow, and thrive in their businesses. Zack is also a television show and podcast host, as well as an author. Today he’s going to teach you how to get influencers to say, “Yes!” to contribution to and endorsing your books. In... The post 067: How to Get Influencers to Endorse Your Book (Interview with Zack Miller of Hatch) appeared first on Chris Jones.

Duration:00:51:37

066: Smart Online Marketing for Savvy Authors with Ajay Prashad

12/15/2017
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Ajay Prasad is a serial entrepreneur and Founder of GMR Web Team, GMR Transcription, and RepuGen. A former Fortune 10 executive with years of marketing expertise, Ajay has helped small businesses grow to their fullest potential. He continues to craft a name for himself by building online businesses from the ground up. In this episode,... The post 066: Smart Online Marketing for Savvy Authors with Ajay Prashad appeared first on Chris Jones.

Duration:00:51:16

066: Smart Online Marketing for Savvy Authors with Ajay Prashad

12/15/2017
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Ajay Prasad is a serial entrepreneur and Founder of GMR Web Team, GMR Transcription, and RepuGen. A former Fortune 10 executive with years of marketing expertise, Ajay has helped small businesses grow to their fullest potential. He continues to craft a name for himself by building online businesses from the ground up. In this episode,... The post 066: Smart Online Marketing for Savvy Authors with Ajay Prashad appeared first on Chris Jones.

Duration:00:51:16

065: Toby Neal on Her Leap from the Corporate World to Kindle Worlds

12/8/2017
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Today, we’re excited to have prolific fiction author Toby Neal on the show. She’s a writer who made the leap from the corporate world to full-time writing in an inspiring way. Toby made a name for herself with her 12 book Lei Crime Series, which has now turned into an Amazon Kindle World. She’s gone... The post 065: Toby Neal on Her Leap from the Corporate World to Kindle Worlds appeared first on Chris Jones.

Duration:00:36:02

065: Toby Neal on Her Leap from the Corporate World to Kindle Worlds

12/8/2017
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Today, we’re excited to have prolific fiction author Toby Neal on the show. She’s a writer who made the leap from the corporate world to full-time writing in an inspiring way. Toby made a name for herself with her 12 book Lei Crime Series, which has now turned into an Amazon Kindle World. She’s gone... The post 065: Toby Neal on Her Leap from the Corporate World to Kindle Worlds appeared first on Chris Jones.

Duration:00:36:02

064: Mastering Amazon Book Descriptions with Julie C. Gilbert

12/1/2017
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Julie C. Gilbert is a multi-genre writer and a high school chemistry teacher. She writes everything from middle-grade fantasy (Awakening) to Christian mystery (Heartfelt Cases) to fast-paced mystery/thrillers (Lei Crime Kindle World Shadow Council Series) to nonfiction (5 Steps to Surviving Chemistry and 5 Steps to Better Blurbs). In other news, you can find her... The post 064: Mastering Amazon Book Descriptions with Julie C. Gilbert appeared first on Chris Jones.

Duration:00:32:18

064: Mastering Amazon Book Descriptions with Julie C. Gilbert

12/1/2017
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Julie C. Gilbert is a multi-genre writer and a high school chemistry teacher. She writes everything from middle-grade fantasy (Awakening) to Christian mystery (Heartfelt Cases) to fast-paced mystery/thrillers (Lei Crime Kindle World Shadow Council Series) to nonfiction (5 Steps to Surviving Chemistry and 5 Steps to Better Blurbs). In other news, you can find her... The post 064: Mastering Amazon Book Descriptions with Julie C. Gilbert appeared first on Chris Jones.

Duration:00:32:18

063: Joanna Penn on How to Write, Promote, and Sell Books

11/24/2017
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Joanna Penn is an award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers under J.F.Penn. She also writes inspirational non-fiction for authors and is an award-winning creative entrepreneur and international professional speaker. Her site, TheCreativePenn.com is regularly voted one of the top 10 sites for writers and self-publishers. In this episode, Joanna discusses:... The post 063: Joanna Penn on How to Write, Promote, and Sell Books appeared first on Chris Jones.

Duration:00:44:46

063: Joanna Penn on How to Write, Promote, and Sell Books

11/24/2017
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Joanna Penn is an award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers under J.F.Penn. She also writes inspirational non-fiction for authors and is an award-winning creative entrepreneur and international professional speaker. Her site, TheCreativePenn.com is regularly voted one of the top 10 sites for writers and self-publishers. In this episode, Joanna discusses:... The post 063: Joanna Penn on How to Write, Promote, and Sell Books appeared first on Chris Jones.

Duration:00:44:46

062: From Side Hustle to Six Figures: How to Turn Writing into Wealth w/ Eric Rosenberg

11/17/2017
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Eric Rosenberg is a finance, travel, and technology writer in Ventura, California. When away from the keyboard, Eric he enjoys exploring the world, flying small airplanes, discovering new craft beers, and spending time with his wife and little girl. On this episode, Eric talks about when and how he started blogging, how it led to... The post 062: From Side Hustle to Six Figures: How to Turn Writing into Wealth w/ Eric Rosenberg appeared first on Chris Jones.

Duration:00:45:30

062: From Side Hustle to Six Figures: How to Turn Writing into Wealth w/ Eric Rosenberg

11/17/2017
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Eric Rosenberg is a finance, travel, and technology writer in Ventura, California. When away from the keyboard, Eric he enjoys exploring the world, flying small airplanes, discovering new craft beers, and spending time with his wife and little girl. On this episode, Eric talks about when and how he started blogging, how it led to... The post 062: From Side Hustle to Six Figures: How to Turn Writing into Wealth w/ Eric Rosenberg appeared first on Chris Jones.

Duration:00:45:30

061: Copyright, Trademarks & Other Legal Matters for Writers and Authors (w/ Gordon Firemark)

11/10/2017
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Gordon Firemark is an expert in matters pertaining to the entertainment industry, particular theatre, film, television and music. Intellectual Property law is his forte’. On this episode, Gordon will talk about copyright laws writers and authors need to know, what fair use is when quoting sources in your book, how to protect your intellectual property,... The post 061: Copyright, Trademarks & Other Legal Matters for Writers and Authors (w/ Gordon Firemark) appeared first on Chris Jones.

Duration:00:33:04

061: Copyright, Trademarks & Other Legal Matters for Writers and Authors (w/ Gordon Firemark)

11/10/2017
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Gordon Firemark is an expert in matters pertaining to the entertainment industry, particular theatre, film, television and music. Intellectual Property law is his forte’. On this episode, Gordon will talk about copyright laws writers and authors need to know, what fair use is when quoting sources in your book, how to protect your intellectual property,... The post 061: Copyright, Trademarks & Other Legal Matters for Writers and Authors (w/ Gordon Firemark) appeared first on Chris Jones.

Duration:00:33:04

060: Building an Author Brand That Gets Noticed

11/3/2017
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This Week We Welcome Danny Young. Danny is a leading online marketing expert who works with home-based entrepreneurs to help them understand and adopt the most effective ways to build their business using social media and the internet. He is passionate about the freedom that home-business and entrepreneurship provides, and is on a mission to... The post 060: Building an Author Brand That Gets Noticed appeared first on Chris Jones.

Duration:00:37:48