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Global, Wide Self-Publishing With Mark Leslie Lefebvre

How can you reach every reader on every platform in a global, distributed reading environment? How…

Writing, Publishing And Marketing Books For Children With Crystal Swain-Bates

How can you write a children’s story with a message without being preachy? How can you…

Writing Dialogue And Character Voice With Jeff Elkins

How can we write authentic and engaging character dialogue? How can we incorporate sub-text that deepens…

What Can Authors Learn From Digital Changes In The Music Industry? With Tristra Newyear Yeager

What can authors learn from the digital changes in the music industry? In this interview, Tristra…

How To Write A Cozy Mystery With Debbie Young

Why is cozy mystery such a popular genre? What are the important tropes? What are the…

Out Now: How To Make A Living With Your Writing. Completely Rewritten And Updated Third Edition

Do you want to make a living with your writing? Do you want to turn your…

Warrior Of The Blank Page. Writing, Marketing And Mindset With Steven Pressfield

How can you write through self-doubt? How can you break through Resistance to write and market…

How To Write Authentic Crime Fiction With Patrick O’Donnell From Cops and Writers

How can you write nuanced police characters in your crime novels? What are some under-used crimes…

Book Marketing On Podcasts: How To Be A Great Podcast Guest

Podcast interviews sell books — but only if you’re a great guest. Here are some tips…

How To Write A Non-Fiction Book Proposal With Alison Jones

What makes a non-fiction book stand out from the crowd? What are the essential elements of…

Value Your Books For The Long Term With David Farland

You are not writing one book. You are creating an intellectual property asset that can make…

Stop Worrying, Start Selling. Change Your Author Mindset With Sarah Painter

How can we reframe book marketing as a creative and essential part of the author life?…

Turn Your Author Failures, Setbacks, And Mistakes Into Success With Joanna Penn And Orna Ross

We all experience failures, setbacks, and mistakes on the author journey — but if we learn…

It’s Never Too Late. How To Achieve Your Goals At Any Age With Kate Champion

If you feel like it’s too late to achieve your goals — whether that’s because of…

How To Be A Healthy Writer In 2021 With Dr Euan Lawson

Let’s make 2021 a healthy, creative year! In today’s show, Dr. Euan Lawson talks about ways…

Tips For Your Author Business Plan With Joanna Penn

You are an author. You turn ideas into reality in the shape of a book. You…

From Chaos to Creativity: Productivity For Writers With Jessie Kwak

How do you balance your time between what you have to do and what you want…

Copyright Law And Blockchain For Authors And Publishers In An Age Of Artificial Intelligence

Should copyright be attributed to original literary and artistic works autonomously generated by AI? How will…

Business Mindset And Pivoting Your Author Career With Holly Worton

How can you prevent self-doubt and fear from blocking your creative expression? What if you’ve built…

YouTube For Authors And Multiple Streams Of Income With Meg LaTorre

How can you use video to attract readers to your books — and create multiple streams…

Networking For Authors With Daniel Parsons

How do you build a network of author friends and peers over the long-term? How can…

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

How do you successfully write and market in multiple genres if you’re a multi-passionate creator? How…

Writing In The Dark. Horror Writing Tips With Tim Waggoner

How do you write your darkness without drowning in it? How do you write an original…

Building A Creative Business Brand With Pamela Wilson

How do you build a creative business that you love — and makes you money? Pamela…

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

Writing is absolutely about the practical step of getting words on the page — but your…