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Hosted by actor/comedian Jason Deline it's like a book club with comedy albums. First Thursday of every month we listen to an agreed upon/curated comedy album, then we get together and talk about it! Fun, right?
 
Stories turn songs into symphonies, events into memories, and lives into legends. In our crowded world, “knowing your story” cuts through the noise so you can make your mark — whether you want to sell more books, increase profits, or just make a difference. At Sterling & Stone, Story is our business. The Story Studio Podcast is where we explore ways we can all tell our stories better.
 
Each week we interview some of the biggest names in self-publishing. In these in-depth interviews we look at where these authors started, how they made it, and how an aspiring self-published author can aim to do the same thing.
 
The Author Hangout is a Hangout on Air and podcast dedicated to helping authors navigate the self-publishing world.
 
A writing show hosted by A.C. Fuller featuring interviews with authors, screenwriters, journalists, and publishing experts. The show will illuminate the writing process, explore the publishing industry, and discuss excellent books.
 
Interviewing and Learning from Successful Authors
 
Authors, are you struggling to get the word out about your books? Discover the latest book marketing and self publishing news, tools and strategies. This is the Sell More Books Show with Jim Kukral and Bryan Cohen. Every week you'll get helpful tips and ideas to make your book sales soar. Visit SellMoreBooksShow.com for detailed show notes and more info.
 
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott give their listeners the tools they need to succeed in today's publishing world. Mat shares the knowledge and experience he's gained over the last three years of being a full time writer to help Nancy, and all of the listeners, achieve their writing goals and make their dreams of writing for a living come true. Along the way, Mat and Nancy interview other amazing and best selling authors to find out exactly what they do to make themselves successful. Some special ...
 
Insights and inspiration for growing your self-publishing business, featuring interviews with bestselling authors and publishing experts.
 
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The Writing Podcast
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The Writing Podcast was founded in late 2014 in the wake of The Self Publishing Roundtable’s final host stepping down from the show. Adam and Lindsay (the newest hosts of SPRT at the time) decided it would be best to branch off into a new show rather than continue with one in which all original hosts and owners were no longer involved.So what are the similarities and differences between this podcast and the old?I am glad you asked, convenient narrator. Like Adam and Lindsay’s prior show, thi ...
 
Chandler Bolt from Self Publishing School teaches how to write a book, how to launch it, and use it to grow a 6-figure income. Gary Vaynerchuk, Pat Flynn, Grant Cardone, Lisa Nichols and Russell Brunson are just a few of the successful authors you'll learn from on this show. On this show you'll learn how to grow your income, authority & business with a book. Chandler reveals what it really takes to successfully launch a book, without the BS of traditional publishing.
 
This podcast will take you through how to self-publish your eBook onto Amazon, Apple and the other global eBook Stores, how to market a book and general online business techniques needed to be a successful self-publisher.
 
Are you new to self-publishing? Or a seasoned indie author who wants to cut through the noise to get only the most up-to-date and important self-publishing advice? The “AskALLi Podcast" is brought to you by the most trusted name in self-publishing, the non-profit Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). www.allianceindependentauthors.org/ 1st Tuesdays: ALLi Member Q&A: Answers to members' current self-publishing queries, hosted by ALLi team members, Debbie Young and David Penny. Only ALLi Mem ...
 
Interviews and blog posts to help you succeed in Self-Publishing. For indies, by indies.
 
The Self Publishing Journeys podcast is a weekly show for all indie authors.Show host Paul Teague interviews self- published authors about their writing journeys, passing on hints, tips and tricks along the way.He'll also chat to experts in related fields - proofreaders, development editors, cover designers, PR specialists, author platform creators - and they'll be offering their best advice and strategies.
 
Learn all about the audiobook, ebook and e-reader industry!
 
Everybody Hates Self-Publishing explores the good, the bad and the ugly of creating and producing your own work. Self-published authors will find advice on writing, book marketing and getting your book in bookstores. Aspiring writers will learn about being an indie publisher: Being an entrepreneur, creating your own DIY publishing house and thriving as an indie publisher means connecting with readers, booksellers and librarians and competing in a market that favors traditional publishing. Ho ...
 
Bimonthly podcast from Jenn Baker (and guests within the industry) on diversity (or lack thereof) in publishing.
 
This is because I live on a farm and I publish. Expect a Sunday/Monday show pretty much every week, depending if I get swamped. This is where I tell about the new releases and the special offers members can get.
 
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Getting Published
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Getting Published is for aspiring writers everywhere who want to turn their hobby—their passion—into a career. I'm Peter Brewster, a Barcelona-based graphic designer; but deep down I've always been a writer. If you feel the same, follow me on my journey as I try to hone my craft and earn credibility as an author. Episode to episode, you'll hear the lessons I learn, as well as invaluable advice from interviews with published authors and other aspiring writers like me. Let's build a community ...
 
Podcast for Indie Authors and Aspiring Writers
 
Welcome to the Positive on Publishing Podcast. I’m your host, Kathryn Kemp Guylay. The Positive on Publishing Podcast features published authors and their stories about writing and the creative process. We cover book development, editing, distribution, and marketing for a complete perspective on the journey to bring a book to life. Each show highlights inspirational messages and positive advice for aspiring authors. Let the Positive on Publishing Podcast inspire you to transition from aspiri ...
 
Australian and international authors talk about their books and how they got published or how they self-published. Listeners, writers and readers will also hear about what's going on in our local writing community.
 
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Alison Booth's, 'A Perfect Marriage', has domestic violence at the centre but love, loss, friendship and honesty help to heal the hurt.Peter Cotton's, 'Dead Heat' begins with a domestic murder but soon escalates to a regional, nuclear crisis.By Alison Booth with Jan Goldsmith and Peter Cotton with David McLean.
 
How will you adapt your advertising strategy to accommodate Amazon’s shifting policy on also-boughts? Bryan and Jim are both on hand this week and Bryan has a no-pitch webinar coming up and you get to choose the topic! Last week’s winner of the Happy Book Reviews feature is Laura Martone. Bryan thanks the awesome featured Patrons The Author's G ...…
 
Now, more than ever, character arc is a foundational concept at Sterling and Stone. When Bonnie joined us, she took our story development process and transformed it with her deep understanding and care for a character’s progression through their story. Today, Bonnie joins us again to talk about character arcs. We Talk About: The difference betw ...…
 
This week, we were joined by data cruncher Alex Newton who runs the K-Lytics (i.e. Kindle Analytics) service for authors and publishers. He’s been taking a look at trends in Science Fiction and Fantasy this summer, so we invited him on to talk about the findings of his latest report. He also gave us some great information on the Amazon store su ...…
 
Join Chrissy as she sits down with EPUB experts Simon Collinson and Ben Dugas from Kobo. They teach us everything we need to know about eBook files. They explain the different types of EPUB files, the tools available to authors to make their own EPUBs and common errors to watch out when creating your own file. The also discuss the future of eBo ...…
 
The Essential Weekly Podcast For New And Aspiring Indie Authors Paul's Podcast Diary FeatureBy paul@paulteague.com (Paul Teague & Clixeo Ltd).
 
Welcome to AskALLi, the Self-Publishing Advice Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it’s our monthly Member Q&A where ALLi Members’ have their most pressing self-publishing questions analyzed and answered. Join your regular hosts for the Member Q&A: Michael La Ronn and Dan Blank. Questions this month include When it comes ...…
 
Welcome back to another utterly compelling edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today we are talking about 3G on e-readers and if it is time for more companies to start offering another option to buy ebooks on the go. It is summertime and that means it’s time to relax at the beach or at the lake. What ebook readers are waterproof and dustpr ...…
 
Unfortunately this month Jason couldn't join us so I (Matt Ardill @commonperson) had the pleasure of hosting the podcast. I was lucky enough to sit down with Peter Hill (@peterjameshill) and Sharilyn Johnson (@thirdbeat) to discuss the Robin Williams album A Night At The Met! It was a night to relive memories of our youth and laugh out loud fro ...…
 
Ten Women tell their stories in Gwenda Beed Davey's 'Girl Talk: One Hundred Years of Australian Childhood'.Jacqui Horwood from Sisters-in-Crime talks about the upcoming Davitt Awards.By Gwenda Beed Davey and Jacqui Horwood with Jan Goldsmith.
 
If you could design a survey for the author community, what information would you gather? Jim is back on the show this week and he and Bryan had a great July 4th. Bryan announced the Happy Book Reviews winner Will Brown and the guys thank their iTunes reviewers for the great feedback. Bryan thanks the wonderful Patrons Nightblade, Gone, and The ...…
 
Setting is often a throwaway idea for a lot of storytellers. Stories sometimes set in a particular place because “why not?” There’s no rhyme or reason. The story just needs a setting. And for many stories that’s okay. But being purposeful about your setting can enrich your world. Today, we talk about our experiences with setting and how think a ...…
 
There has been a ton of innovation in the e-reader arena in 2017. The second generation Kindle Oasis came out and was the first e-reader that had the Audible bookstore and Bluetooth to listen with wireless speakers. The Remarkable came out and defined digital note taking and the startup was so successful that it spawned a very competitive space ...…
 
In this part of the quick self-publishing guide I talk about the editing process : what editing is and why it matters; how to find an editor and how to choose the right one for you. You can find show notes at https://beginselfpublishing.com/quick-guide-part4
 
For this week’s show, time travel and steampunk author Nathan Van Coops joined us to talk about his two series and what he’s doing to keep them selling. He’s a busy guy, releasing one novel a year, but still manages to bring in a good income from his books. Here are some of the specifics that we discussed: Tropes of the time travel genre and wh ...…
 
The Good e-Reader Radio show is back with the top e-readers that are coming out in 2018 and give you our thoughts on the Onyx Boox Note S and Sony Digital Paper DPT-CP1 that just hit our review labs. We take a look at some upcoming smartwatches such as the new Samsung Galaxy Watch that will use Android Wear instead of Tizen. The lead story of t ...…
 
In this month's Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss publishing in different genres. Topics discussed this week include Orna talks about the "waves of concern" over Amazon reviews, rank stripping, and book stuffing. ALLi is having private and public meetings with Amazon offic ...…
 
This week's show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-07-07-2018/By paul@paulteague.com (Paul Teague & Clixeo Ltd).
 
Alli Sinclair has set 'Burning Fields' in the sugar cane area of northern Queensland in 1945 with a character, Rosie, who wants to rebuild her family without losing the man she loves. Moreno Giovannoni takes us into the unique atmosphere of rural Tuscany in his collection of tales 'The Fireflies of Autumn'.…
 
Do you think the Association for Library Service to Children made the right decision in their attempt to airbrush history? Should history be rewritten? Bryan Cohen is flying solo this week, but the sound effects king Jim Kukral will be back next week! Our fabulous featured Patrons include Slow Burn: Zero Day, The Final Arrangement, and Wanderer ...…
 
Here at Sterling & Stone, character is king. Great characters stick with us long after we close the book or walk out of the movie theater, and great characters will keep your audience coming back for more. Today’s podcast is a 201 flash course on characters. We discuss the characters we love, awesome characters we’ve created, and how you can yo ...…
 
On this week’s show, we chat with dark/epic fantasy author and podcaster Andy Peloquin. Andy got the rights back to his first series and did a big and very successful relaunch, revamping it to appeal to assassin-loving epic fantasy fans instead of the dark fantasy fans it previously targeted. Here are some of the specifics that we covered: Andy ...…
 
In this episode, Chrissy and Stephanie chat with #1 New York Times best-selling author, Lauren Blakely. Lauren talks about her tips and tricks for marketing, her philosophy on writing and why it is important to be authentic on social media. She also examines a mistake she believes to have made with her publishing schedule last year. Lauren also ...…
 
Wendy H. Jones lives in Scotland, and her police procedural series featuring Detective Inspector Shona McKenzie, is set in Dundee. Wendy's love for adventure led to her joining the Royal Navy to undertake nurse training. After six years in the Navy she joined the Army where she served as an Officer for a further 17 years. This took her all over ...…
 
This week's show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-30-06-2018/By paul@paulteague.com (Paul Teague & Clixeo Ltd).
 
Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice broadcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it's our monthly IndieVoices' self-publishing salon with interviews conducted by ALLi Managing Editor Howard Lovy and updates from News Editor Dan Holloway. This Month's IndieVoices If you think your kids aren't reading books like you di ...…
 
Hi everyone, this is Matt Ardill the co-producer of Comedy Album Book Club. I had the pleasure of sitting down with our guest Adam Bailey three weeks ago following his turn on the panel where we spoke about Eddie Izzard's Force Majeure. We got to talk about his process of writing and all the influences that go into it. A lot has happened since ...…
 
Who is your best friend and why? In 'The Art of Friendship' Lisa Ireland writes about two women who share a histroy but question whether they should continue with their friendship. Trauma is seen through the eyes of a child in Kate van Hooft's 'WE See the Stars'.By Lisa Ireland with Jan Goldsmith and Kate van Hooft with David McLean.
 
If you could have a “do-over” on launching any of your titles, what would you change? Bryan’s voice is back and Jim survived a horrendous landscaping accident! Remember to take advantage of the payment plan for the Sell More Books Show Summit tickets before it disappears on July 4th. Bryan thanks this week’s wonderful featured Patrons: How to F ...…
 
A story’s premise is more than just a “what if” question. It’s the lifeblood of crafting a compelling plot, engaging character development, and an enthralling theme. At Sterling & Stone, Bonnie Johnston is our resident StoryJacket expert, and she’s agreed to do another show with us to help us explain what goes into creating a story premise and ...…
 
In this part of the Quick Self-Publishing Guide I talk about book covers, fresh from the experience of creating the cover for my new book "Social Media Networking" Full show notes available at : https://beginselfpublishing.com/quick-guide-part3
 
This week, we chatted with fantasy author Jenna Moreci who was able to quit her day job after she published her first book in 2015. But that’s not all she did. A year earlier, she started a YouTube Channel for writers where she’s been consistently uploading weekly videos. She used her YouTube following to help launch that first book (Eve: The A ...…
 
This week's show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-23-06-2018/By paul@paulteague.com (Paul Teague & Clixeo Ltd).
 
This seminar from author AG Billig is from our Self-Publishing Advice Conference. Literary history abounds in authors who wrote books that stood the test of time. Nowadays, some successful authors launch book after book after book, and never seem to be out of ideas or inspiration. What do they have in common? They are authentic, go beyond the l ...…
 
A brazen murder with hundreds of witnesses takes place on the streets of Melbourne, in Sarah Bailey's crime novel 'Into the Night'.Clare Strahan tackles the challenging topic of adolescent sexuality in her novel, 'The Learning Curves of Vanessa Partridge'.By Sarah Bailey with Jan Goldsmith and Clare Strahan with David McLean.
 
When you hit the big time how do you plan to be smart with your money and protect your financial future? This week's Happy Book Reviews Feature winner is Randy Green! Bryan is a little under the weather so Jim takes a moment to thank this week’s wonderful Patrons: Guild of Tokens, Planet Dead One Shot, and Gold Frankincense and Myrrh. This epis ...…
 
Today we’re starting a new arc of podcasts that are all about story. And there’s no one better to do this with than our resident wizard: Bonnie. And, really, wizard might not be an apt enough descriptor. She has refined our StoryJacket process in a way that has changed the way Sterling and Stone tells stories forever. In this episode, we give a ...…
 
Tina Dietz is a world class speaker, audiobook publisher, podcast producer and content marketing expert. Her podcast, the Start Something Show, was rated in Ink.com as one of the top 35 podcasts for entrepreneurs. In this interview for the Positive on Publishing podcast, Tina and I talk about why creating an audio version of a book is a very im ...…
 
This week, one of our first guests ever on the show rejoined us after more than three years to talk about switching from contemporary fantasy to historical fantasy/steampunk. Becca Andre, author of the Final Formula series and her new Iron Souls series, publishes regularly while working full time and being a mom. We talked time management, the ...…
 
In this episode, Chrissy and Steph sit down with Adam Sockel and Jill Grunenwald from Overdrive. They give us the low-down on all things Overdrive: what their roles are within the company, what is their favourite part about working at Overdrive, and share ways authors can reach librarians and library readers. They also talk about their own podc ...…
 
Barry Hutchison is a children's author, screenwriter, and director from Scotland. He has now published 80 books ... and counting! Many of these books were aimed at children or teenagers. He's written for publishers such as Penguin Random House, Nosy Crow, Egmont, Stripes and Little, Brown. He's written 30+ episodes of children’s comedy for CITV ...…
 
Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week it's our monthly beginners' self-publishing salon with advice, tips, and tools for indie authors just starting out. Topics discussed this week include: Introducing new co-host Tim Lewis, author of six books and the Begin Self-Publishing Po ...…
 
This week's show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-16-06-2018/ The podcast survey can be found at: https://goo.gl/forms/RF6gkXh3PsjMhSIZ2By paul@paulteague.com (Paul Teague & Clixeo Ltd).
 
This month we dig deep into the force of nature that is Eddie Izzard's live album Force Majeure. A two album extravaganza with God, Gods, Scuba diving, Darth Vader, Titans clashing and makeup. What more could you ask for? Jason (@JasonDeline) is joined once again by Ian MacIntyre (@mrianmacintyre) and Meryle Evans (@themeryle) as well as new co ...…
 
The Emerging Writers Festival Artistic Director, Izzy Roberts-Orr, highlighted the interests and challenges of running this festival for the new creative voices in the community during our Radiothon programme.By Izzy Roberts-Orr, Jan Goldsmith, David McLean, Euan Mitchell.
 
How confident are you that Amazon will keep current pricing with Audible? Bryan and Jim marvel at 219 straight weeks of podcasts and remind listeners to get Summit 2019 tickets before they are sold out. Bryan calls for indie author success stories and announces the QOTW winners. The guys thank ALL wonderful Patrons at www.sellmorebooksshow.com/ ...…
 
Now that we’ve caught you up on what Sterling and Stone is, we want to tell you what we’re becoming. We’re an ambitious company with a dream to make stories in multiple forms of media, and we’re funneling all of our resources into achieving our goals. We talk about: The opportunities that Twisted Stone is bringing to Sterling & Stone. Our new p ...…
 
Adam Urbanski is the go-to guy for coaches, consultants, expert-preneurs and other successful service professionals who want to better monetize their unique brilliance, quickly attract more clients, convert more high-value sales, build an authority brand and grow a business that makes a bigger impact while generating more income. The fun nugget ...…
 
In this second part of my audiobook about self-publishing I talk about the art of actually writing a book. How do you get that book finished? You can find full show notes here: https://beginselfpublishing.com/quick-guide-part2
 
We’re usually joined by successful authors on the show, but today we invited on Jeffrey Bruner from the (successful) sponsorship site, The Fussy Librarian. He sees a lot of books in a lot of genres come through his gates, so we asked him a bit about trends and what’s selling right now, and also what it takes to start a sponsorship site (for tho ...…
 
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