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Since 2006, the Parsec Award winning Adventures in Scifi Publishing has interviewed authors, editors, and publishers of science fiction and fantasy. We talk about the hottest titles, industry trends, the push to ebooks, and genre tropes while also offering writing advice and insider perspectives. Visit our website for book reviews, coverage of live events, news and much more. Created by Shaun Farrell, now run by Timothy C. Ward.
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 guest authors include New York Times and USA Today best selling author, Mimi Strong, Robert Chazz Chute, J Thorn, Zach Bohannon, Austin Malone, and Alida Winternheimer.
We believe authors can change the world with great stories and messages. Our mission is to help you get your story and message out to more people and make the world a better place. On The Publishing Profits Podcast show, Tom Corson-Knowles interviews the publishing industry's top bestselling authors, publishers, editors, agents, marketers and attorneys to share inspiration, education and best practices. We can help authors and publishers learn how to thrive in the new era of digital publishing. Ebooks didn't even exist 15 years ago. Today, US readers spend more than $5 billion a year on ebooks. Are you taking advantage of this huge shift in reader demand? Tune in and learn how to take advantage of the huge changes in the industry and what you can do to succeed as an author right now. Whether you are just thinking about writing your first book or are a multi-published author, you'll find new ideas to help you take your career and income to the next level. The show's audience includes writers, new and experienced authors, publishers, entrepreneurs, literary agents, editors, graphic designers, bloggers, content creators, marketing professionals, public relations and PR experts, and publishing attorneys. Learn more on the website at http://www.PublishingProfitsPodcast.com
Each week we interview authors who have made it in the self-publishing world. Through these interviews we aim to provide actionable advice and inspiration for those who want to self publish. It should also be fun for readers looking to get an insight into the world of their favorite writers!
Authors, are you struggling to get the word out about your books? Discover the latest book marketing and 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.
Want to get your words out into the world without contending with agents, publishers, or any of the other gatekeepers in traditional publishing? There's never been a better time to become a writer, and to be in charge of your own destiny rather than jumping through hoops to please the Powers that Be. Self-publishing ninjas Johnny B. Truant, David Wright, and Sean Platt -- who have manufactured online publishing companies that crank out a book every single week -- to explore everything related to getting published in today's new DIY digital publishing frontier. This isn't artsy talk... we're business guys with no-BS strategies to help you make self-publishing a rewarding reality. Submit your questions at SelfPublishingPodcast.com!
The Author Hangout is a Hangout on Air and podcast dedicated to helping authors navigate the self-publishing world. Brought to you by BookMarketingTools.com, The Author Hangout hopes to equip authors with the necessary tools as well as book marketing tips and advice for marketing a book. Join us to hear from many special guests on various areas of marketing ebooks, social media for authors, becoming a bestseller and more. The self-publishing revolution has enabled many authors to be able to publish their books quickly and easily, but many struggle with actually selling their book. Marketing any product is important, and the same is true for books. If no one knows about your book, then no one can buy it. The key to selling more books is marketing them. The Author Hangout is here to help you to sell more books.
Kobo Writing Life Podcast is a podcast about the craft of writing, the business of writing, digital publishing, self-publishing and traditional publishing
The Self-Publishing Roundtable is a weekly podcast on the self-publishing movement. We interview the biggest names in self-publishing and discuss key strategies and marketing tips to help all new authors find their own success. We also talk to the big recent success stories and pick their brains about how they made it in this new, tougher market.
The Definitive Source on e-Readers, eBooks and Digital Publishing News
The publishing podcast with Deena Rae of EBookBuilders, Peter Burnett, Janet Wrenn and occasional guests. Discussing all aspects of publishing and indie publishing make this the perfect podcast for author, aspiring authors, publishers and those just wanting a take on reading and writing today. They will be talking to authors, aspiring authors and publishing professionals to impart advice, get opinions and find out what works in the indie market today. This show will be of interest to authors, readers and those struggling to publish their work. Join these hosts as they share with lovers of literature the process involved to bring great works to the page, Kindle, Nook, iPad and other reading mediums.
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott welcome thriller author, Zach Bohannon, back to the show to talk about writing dystopian fiction. They discuss the some of the expectations of the dystopian genre along with some of the possible reasons that it’s so popular in today’s market. Zach shares some of the elements that he builds into his stories, specifically regarding the elements that are appealing to audiences in the U.K. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp026
Brent and special 13-year-old guest host Riley kick off the inaugural YA Book Club by chatting with Nebula-nominated Tina Connolly about her hilarious new young adult novel, Seriously Wicked (interview begins at about 41:32): Camellia’s adopted mother wants Cam to grow up to be just like her. Problem is, Mom’s a seriously wicked witch. Cam’s used […]
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott welcome dark horror author J. Thorn back to the show to talk about cathartic writing. Mat makes things awkward by flubbing the intro before launching into a discussion about leveraging past experiences while writing fiction. Mat shares more details about his writing than normal when he talks about one of his first novels being a therapeutic release in dealing with the death of his mother. J talks about how he’s channeled various parts of his past when writing his stories. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp025
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott talk about a topic that is a little dry and boring, but is still one of the most important things that every writer needs to account for. Mat recounts stories of authors that have lost all of their work and didn’t have a backup in place. He also walks everyone through how they can setup their computer and their writing so that it keeps automatic backups of all of their writing and other important files. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp024
Ian Ippolito founded Rent-A-Coder (now vWorker) and grew the company to millions of dollars a year in sales. vWorker is one of the leading websites in the world that connects businesses and entrepreneurs with high quality freelancers, contractors, and virtual assistants. In this interview, Ian shares his most valuable tips and ideas for success. Ian first got the idea to become an entrepreneur selling egg rolls with his mom to raise money for charity, but it was years later before he started his first business. One of his first businesses was creating and selling software online, which was a cool idea but didn’t really solve a problem for his customers, and that business soon failed. After that, he started Planet Source Code, an advertising-driven website, but the Internet Crash in 2000 obliterated that business. A few years later, he created vWorker (which was originally called Rent-A-Coder), one of the first websites that connected freelancers with business owners and entrepreneurs. He...
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott welcome NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Mimi Strong, back to the show to talk about reader expectations and the impact on how a writer crafts a story. Mimi talks about the importance of identifying what is good in successful books so a writer can incorporate those elements into their own stories, when appropriate. Mimi goes on to share one of the worst sentences she’s ever written and claims that bad writing can only be assessed on a micro-scale. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp023
Medieval Western author Derek Alan Siddoway may be at the early stages of his career, but he works as though he’s already a bestseller. This week, I talk to Derek about some of the PR strategies he uses to lay the foundation for success.
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott welcome author and freelance editor, Alida Winternheimer, back to the show to continue a discussion about POV. They continue a discussion about the differences in POV, including the impact of choosing the various POVs when writing a story. Mat makes the point that a writer needs to not only consider how they want to tell a story, but they also need to consider the expectations their readers will have when reading the story. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp022
The dynamic duo of digital debutantes took on their usual trio of tips and the latest in self-publishing news in their 59th episode. In today's show, you'll learn about Facebook Custom Audiences, Facebook funnels, and successful autoresponders. You'll also hear discussions on news stories focusing on Kobo books on planes, clickbait advice, carving your own path, Amazon's new sales pages, and Google's upcoming addition of buy buttons to search results. This week's Question of the Week: Do you like Amazon's new sales page? Why or why not? Do you think it'll increase or decrease sales and why?
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Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott welcome author and freelance editor, Alida Winternheimer, back to the show to talk about writing craft. They talk about Point of View (POV) and the importance of spending time while planning a story to figure out exactly what POV will be used. Alida breaks down the different POVs and they discuss the differences each will bring to a story. Since POV is such an expansive topic, Mat decides to break the discussion into two episodes. The second episode will deal with tense and the appropriate times to use the different POVs. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp021
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott talk about a topic that affects every writer who puts themselves out there. That topic is the issue of negativity. Mat shares some of the things he’s encountered and dealt with over the course of his career, including bad reviews, people telling him he shouldn’t do things, and people trying to dissuade him from following his dreams. He also shares one of the things that happened when he first told people he was going to be a writer and how it helped give him the confidence he needed to get started. Nancy talks about the struggle that happens when the person feeding the negativity is yourself, and Mat offers some advice on ways to combat it. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp020
Welcome to the 41st episode of The Author Hangout, a podcast designed to help authors, especially self-published and indie authors, with marketing their books and improving their author platform. Authors struggle with various aspects of marketing and we are here to help! “It’s also about owning a relationship with your readers that’s really important, like having a mailing list and a Facebook page, being on Twitter and blogging as well and being able to communicate with people directly.”- Mark Edwards Keeping The Readers You Get In this episode, we interviewed bestselling author Mark Edwards. He shared a lot of great tips that he uses to keep readers. Doing a lot of marketing only to get one sale doesn’t make much sense. Don’t miss these great insights that will show you how to keep the readers you work so hard for. Listen to the Show / Podcast Episode Resources: FREE: The Ultimate Author Checklist for Online Book Marketing Mark’s Facebook page Mark’s website Mark’s Twitter page Get the...
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott welcome special guest, Zach Bohannon, back to the show to talk about was to find both Beta Readers and Reviewers. They discuss the importance of finding those early readers along with some of the struggles a new author faces in finding these readers before they have a pool of readers to draw from. Zach shares his experiences using Instagram to find beta readers and Mat shares some of the tactics he’s used on Goodreads to identify possible reviewers and then actually get them signed up to a mailing list so he can give them Advanced Reviewer Copies of his books. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp019
This week’s episode features an interview with John A Pitts (JA Pitts), author of BLACK BLADE BLUES, an urban fantasy series featuring master blacksmith and budding dragon slayer Sarah Beauhall. John and Kristi discuss what’s going on with the series and delve into writing career topics authors often shy away from. This episode is brought […]
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott talk about the short fiction markets with dark horror and dark fantasy author, Austin Malone. Austin is different from the other authors interviewed on the Author Strong Podcast, so far, because he doest publish any of his own stuff. Instead, he sells his pieces to various literary markets such as anthologies, magazines, and even fiction podcasts. Austin shares his experiences finding markets accepting submissions, and how he handles pieces when they’ve been repeatedly rejected by editors. Mat drops the bomb that he’s never received a rejection letter…because he’s never even attempted to submit any of his writing to any editors or agents. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp018
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliot talk about strategies for fast drafting. Mat shares his tips for writing quickly that he learned from completing his 50,000 challenge four times. He talks about how he uses both Scrivener and Write Or Die to write quickly, along with strategies other writers can employ to learn where and how they write fastest so they can replicate those conditions. Also, Mat shares the number one thing that will dramatically increase your hourly word count. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp017
In today’s show, Dr. Terry Wahls shares her incredible story and journey of reversing multiple sclerosis and other chronic diseases with a healthy diet. Dr. Wahls has firsthand experience with multiple sclerosis as she was diagnosed with it in 2000. In November 2007, she started a new diet based on her own personal research into nutrition. In just three months, she was out of her wheelchair and could walk with a cane. Five months later, she could walk without a cane. And just nine months later she was able to do an 18-mile bike ride! This is a must-listen show for anyone with multiple sclerosis or any other chronic disease that is looking for a natural way to improve their health and help recover. Above, you can see Dr. Terry Wahls before with Multiple Sclerosis and after she reversed the horrible disease by changing her diet. Today, Dr. Wahls focuses on cutting-edge medical and nutritional research on how to reverse Multiple Sclerosis and other degenerative diseases. She continues to educate...
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott talk about the elements that go into writing great book descriptions that convert people into readers. Mat breaks down the three things it takes to sell a book, and drops a surprising bomb when he informs everyone that the quality of writing isn’t one of the three things. Libbie walks everyone through her five steps of writing great book descriptions to make them compelling and interesting. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp016
Urban/paranormal fantasy writer Kate Danley's journey to bestsellerdom began in "the world's worst anatomy class" 12 years ago, when she started writing The Woodcutter to amuse herself. Since then, she has written three different series, become a USA Today bestselling author, and sold film and television rights to her Maggie McKay series. This week I got to talk to Kate about how she went from failing at acting to succeeding at writing, and how luck has played a role in her career.
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott talk about the elements of writing short fiction with local, Houston-based, author, Austin Malone. Austin has been writing and publishing short fiction for a number of years and he discusses some of the key elements he keeps in mind when approaching every piece he writes. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp015
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After a short (and live!) musical interlude, Jim and Bryan tackled the latest publishing industry news and tips. Tips included Chuck Wendig's 10 authorial self-promotion commandments, Nate Hoffelder's thoughts on writing for short attention spans, and Jane Friedman's four questions to ask yourself when building a community. The news stories centered on 100 percent self-publishing royalties, the difficulty of selling digital products, a customer's lifetime Amazon ban, the five dumbest business practices in publishing, and the latest Author Earnings report. If you answer this week's question of the week with a video or phone call, you'll be entered into a drawing for a free year of Author Marketing Club! This week's question: Should customers be allowed to return an unlimited number of ebooks at any time? Why or why not?
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott talk about the importance of where you sit down to write. Both Mat and Nancy are in wildly different situations, but they share some thoughts about their most ideal places to write. Mat talks about how he feels more comfortable getting up and leaving the house so he can get some writing done. He likens it to “going to work” in the morning. Nancy talks about her struggle of getting writing done while at home amidst distractions like her husband, the dogs, the laundry, and everything else around the house. In the end, Mat shares the importance of writers tracking their productivity to reveal where they get the most done so that those conditions can be replicated and repeated. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp014
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott welcome special guest J. Thorn to the podcast. J is a horror and suspense novelist who moonlights as a multi-mediapreneur. J tells a fascinating story about his biggest failure being an unexpected success of one of his very first books. He talks about some of the hazards of not preparing yourself for your work to suddenly take off and be read by thousands of people. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp013
Welcome to the 40th episode of The Author Hangout, a podcast designed to help authors, especially self-published and indie authors, with marketing their books and improving their author platform. Authors struggle with various aspects of marketing and we are here to help! “I see very few people who just publish one book and knock it out of the park. It’s really tough with just one book. Start thinking of a series, of multiple series’.”- Lindsay Buroker Writing a Series of Books In this episode, we interviewed bestselling author Lindsay Buroker. She shared many insights, including how she got started, specific marketing techniques that are working for her, including writing a series and tactics for promoting that series. Listen to the Show / Podcast Episode Resources: FREE: The Ultimate Author Checklist for Online Book Marketing LindsayBuroker.com Get the Full Transcript From This Episode Intro She’s the indie author of fantasy and steampunk hits like The Emperor’s Edge series and The Flash...
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott welcome special guest, Alida Winternheimer, to the show. Alida is a freelance editor and author, so she brings an interesting perspective to the show as they discuss the topic of writing groups and the importance of making sure you’re getting the right feedback from the right sources. Alida discusses her background as both a writer and an editor and provides some great insights to what everyone should consider as they transition from drafting to revising their novels. Alida shares some of the struggles that female writers face and shares some of her thoughts about how women can overcome these obstacles. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp012
This week’s episode features an interview with David Wellington, author of the new zombie epic from HarperVoyager, POSITIVE. He and Timothy C. Ward discuss why this dystopian adventure appeals to readers who may or may not like zombies. This episode is brought to you by Scavenger: Evolution by Timothy C. Ward. Enter Tim’s SCAVENGER giveaway (for […]
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott talk about various tools for productivity with special guest, Robert Chazz Chute. Robert shares that one of his favorite tools is Google Calendars, and Mat shares some of his own experiences with using calendar apps. In addition to this, Mat discusses the free app, Rescue Time, and how he uses it to track his time. Robert talks about the importance of scheduling your day and shares the reason why people waste so much time in their everyday lives. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp011
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott cover a topic that is near and dear to Mat’s heart. That topic is the basic question: What is publishing? During the conversation, Mat shares many of the misconceptions about the traditional publishing model that he encounters when talking to other writers. He also identifies a current hole in the market place that he thinks will soon be filled. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp010
Betsy Talbot is the bestselling self published author of several books including Dream Save Do about how she and her husband Warren were able to sell everything they owned and travel the world for four years living a nomadic lifestyle. In the book, Betsy shows readers how to travel the world and turn your dreams into a reality.
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott talk with special guest Zach Bohannon. Zach is still relatively new to the publishing world, yet has already been met with very quick success. He shares his background as a musician and lyricist and talks about how these experiences help to shape him into the writer that he is today. Zach discusses his successes in publishing a couple thriller novels in the beginning of 2015 along with what he plans to do going forward over the rest of the year. Zach shares one of his biggest successes has been that, in only the second month of his publishing career, he was able to match the income he made in his full-time job. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp009
Bestselling thriller writer Scott Nicholson first entered the self-publishing field in 2010, after a six-book deal with a traditional publishing house, and has never looked back. Since then, he’s published over 20 novels, sold books to Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer and 47North, and has overseen the translation of his work into a dozen different languages. This week, I talk to Scott about his journey and the importance of diversifying your publishing business for long-term success.
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott talk with Houston-local short fiction author, Austin Malone. They discuss some of his endeavors in writing short fiction for literary markets and even writing fiction for podcasts. Mat shares his desire to tackle everything that comes his way and of his struggle with letting things go and hiring contractors to do things for him. Austin shares that he writes short fiction because he doesn’t have the patience to write longer fiction. In addition, he shares his experience in selling his first piece to the Sword & Laser Podcast. He also speaks to the struggle of juggling working overnight with spending time with his wife and kid while still getting his writing done and meeting deadlines. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp008
After Bryan chatted about his Facebook Event product launch, the two troubadours tackled tips on brand building, persistence, and working hard to achieve success. They also discussed news on the federal government e-book program for kids, PayPal's new digital product endeavor, BitLit's expanding shelfie technology, the music industry compared to the publishing industry, and the latest on Author Solutions. Bryan and Jim are starting a Patreon campaign (like Kickstarter for podcasts), and they want your help to figure out what bonus content to give their followers. This week's Question of the Week: What bonus content would you like us to provide as pledges on Patreon?
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For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp007 Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott record their first mentorship episode. They delve into the more of the history between them and deep dive into Nancy’s goals and what exactly she wants to accomplish as a writer and a publisher. Both Mat and Nancy share their writing goals for May. Upon hearing her initial goals, Mat reminds Nancy that she began writing shorter fiction so she could get experience finishing stories, rather than continually writing without coming to an end. Nancy updates her goals for May to include completing 1-2 short stories instead of drafting 3.
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott talk with special guest Libbie Hawker. Libbie talks about her experiences writing historical fiction along with how she got started publishing. She shares one of the biggest successes she’s had in her career so far, and it comes in the form of an unexpected role reversal between her and a publishing imprint. In addition she talks about her experiences with using pseudonyms to write in other genres. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp006
Welcome to the 39th episode of The Author Hangout, a “Hangout on Air” designed to help authors, especially self-published and indie authors, with marketing their books and improving their author platform. Authors struggle with various aspects of marketing and we are here to help! “The most successful self-published authors choose the marketing that they feel the most comfortable with.”- Steve Spatz Finding Your Ideal Readers In this episode we interviewed Steve Spatz from BookBaby. We discussed marketing, social media, and the steps that you can take to find your ideal reader. Listen to the Show / Podcast Episode Resources: FREE: The Ultimate Author Checklist for Online Book Marketing BookBaby.com Get the Full Transcript From This Episode Intro He’s a successful marketer and the President of BookBaby, a leading eBook distributor that helps writers publish, promote and sell their books worldwide. Prior to taking up his current role he served as the Chief Marketing Officer for BookBaby’s...
Director of Global Merchandising at Kobo, Nathan Maharaj interviews Dan Rubenstein, author of Born To Walk: The Transformative Power of A Pedestrian Act. Nathan and Dan discuss: · The fascinating manner by which we are pre-disposed to bipedalism · How, when he travels, Nathan prefers walking to get to his destination rather than figure out foreign transit systems · The physical, psychological and social implications of having pushed the walking activity out of our lives and how “sitting is the new smoking” · Treadmill desks and how the experiment with that didn’t work so well for Dan. It was in the basement, thus dank and dark and without a window. Physically, it was okay, but Dan learned he was far more productive at his desk and would rather get the work done more efficiently to leave more room for walking. · How it’s not just about walking, but also about the environment and the mind paying “effortless” attention to the surroundings, the serenity and the benefits · The recent research...
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott talk about outlining and plotting with special guest Robert Chazz Chute. Mat shares his love of the Writing Excuses podcast and recounts an experience of when he met Brandon Sanderson. Robert shares how he goes about planning his novels and his series and Mat talks about some of his earlier days when he would spend too much time outlining and not enough time pantsing his books. In the end, Nancy talks about how she’s approaching writing both her long and short fiction. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp005
Sports and speculative fiction: Why don’t we see more of it? Sports play such an integral role in our society so its perceived absence is particularly noted when a novel the likes of Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee hits the shelves: A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr “the Raptor” Luka dreams of […]
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott talk about the importance of setting goals in both your writing career and life in general. Nancy reflects on her experiences as a “banana wrangler” in a previous corporate job. She shares the goal acronym SMART, which stands for Specific, Measurable, Action Oriented, Realistic, and Timely. Mat discusses some of his goals and hopes for the Author Strong Podcast and relates them back to the SMART paradigm. Mat’s goals for the podcast in May are to put out a new episode everyday, complete with show notes on the website. In addition, he wants to make sure they’re able to have a live show at the end of the month to celebrate the completion of the first month of the Author Strong Podcast. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp004
Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott record their very first interview with special guest Robert Chazz Chute. They discuss his background in writing serials and short fiction and discover what he views as one of the things he wishes he’d done with his career. Mat chimes in with a similar revelation he had about his own career. Robert shares what will be the “I’ve Made It” moment in his career and, spoiler, it involves palm trees! We also get the chance to hear from Nancy’s dogs for the first time. For more detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp003
Andy Murphy is a successful entrepreneur, investor and high-level mindset coach who helps top performers achieve new heights of success in business and life. In today’s show, Andy shares some key ideas and insights including: How Andy reached the top of the field in sales and marketing in his early 20’s sing Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) strategies. Why where you are today is not who you are, and how Andy bounced back from going broke and losing everything after a massive scandal. How he had to borrow money just to eat and travel to his first educational conference where he learned how to take his NLP training to the next level and create a totally new business from scratch. Why Andy provided countless hours of free coaching to hone his skills, get better, grow his business, and get around successful people to grow his own beliefs and mindset. Why Andy spent over $60,000 on his own self education via seminars and travel so that he could climb to the top of his field. How to master the...
In this episode, Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott interview New York Times and USA Today best selling author, Mimi Strong. They delve into her history to understand the path she has taken from beginning her career in the indie-publishing world back in 2011 to becoming a New York Times best selling author. Mat manages to stump her with his first question, but Mimi rebounds and shares important information about some of her qualities that help to make her successful in today's publishing environment. Be sure to listen to the end when Mimi catches Mat and Nancy off guard by revealing what super power she would give Amanda Palmer if Mimi wrote her as a superhero. For detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp002
In this episode, Mat Morris and Nancy Elliott talk about what it takes to get started on an large project, with a focus on what it really takes to actually write a book. They break the process of writing a book down to bite-sized pieces that can be easily managed. Mat shares his experience and process with writing and completing nearly twenty different books and discusses some of the things he's learned about the process along the way. He then relates the process of writing a book to what he went through when launching the Author Strong Podcast. For detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp001
In this episode, Mat and Nancy discuss the origin of both the Author Strong website and the podcast. Mat takes us through the journey from what first inspired him to begin a website and a podcast to the struggles that eventually led to Nancy joining the Author Strong team. Both Mat and Nancy give a brief background on their writing experiences and discuss some of their plans for the Author Strong podcast going forward. For detailed show notes, head over to http://authorstrong.com/podcast/asp000/
It’s been an exciting year for Mark Dawson. When last I spoke with Mark, he was busy writing bestsellers during his commute to his day job. Since then, he’s built up a six-figure-a-year publishing business using email campaigns and targeted Facebook ads. On top of that, Mark’s also joined Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer imprint with his Beatrix Rose series and — oh, yes — he was recently featured in Forbes!
Because he needs no introduction, I didn’t write one. But just in case you don’t know the incredible Carl Sinclair here’s his Amazon bio: Carl Sinclair spent several years working in software engineering, insurance, and being a chef. After years of changing careers to find something that fit, he decided to follow his passion for writing. He currently lives in Perth, Australia. Join us for a fun conversation and some jovial fun.