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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.
 
Interviewing and Learning from Successful Authors
 
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.
 
The Author Hangout is a Hangout on Air and podcast dedicated to helping authors navigate the self-publishing world.
 
Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship
 
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.
 
The Kobo Writing Life Podcast features exciting interviews with bestselling authors, tips on the craft and business of writing, and advice for successfully self-publishing. Millions of readers are waiting to discover your book - self-publish today at www.kobo.com/writinglife
 
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.
 
Self-publishing is a fast-changing industry and in our #AskALLi podcasts we cover every aspect, from beginners to advanced. Successful self-publishers trust the Alliance of Independent Authors to bring only the most up-to-date best practice and actionable ideas, tools and techniques in our self-publishing weekly broadcasts. #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon with Orna Ross and Joanna Penn Top tips, tools and trends for running a successful author business, plus analysis of the latest se ...
 
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.
 
Are you ready to increase your book sales, and hit the bestseller list consistently? Welcome to the Book Marketing Show, where in this weekly podcast Dave Chesson will not only show you some of the best book sales tactics but also bring on top-notch guests to show how each tactic taught here was a game changer for their books and how it can be for yours as well. Having created one of the largest websites on book marketing, Kindlepreneur.com, he’s also been a book-marketing consultant for top ...
 
Interviews and blog posts to help you succeed in Self-Publishing. For indies, by indies.
 
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 publishing professionals Bev Rivero & Jenn Baker, and other industry insiders, on diversity (or lack thereof) in the industry.
 
Taking a book the whole nine yards is easier said than done. But it’s also easier than you’d think. From Reedsy, this is Bestseller, a podcast for aspiring authors, demystifying the process self-publishing a book, one chapter at a time.
 
Follow along with Best Page Forward CEO Bryan Cohen as he embarks on a journey to hit a $10k month in book sales. Listen along as he advertises his fiction and nonfiction books on Amazon, Facebook, and BookBub. Can he accomplish his goal in just one calendar year? Subscribe to find out.
 
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.
 
A podcast for authors who want to improve their copywriting skills and create better book descriptions. Hosted by author Jim Heskett and copywriting expert Abigail Dunard.
 
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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 ...
 
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Novel Tea Show
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Novel Tea Show is a bi-weekly live chat where we discuss writing and publishing. We're spilling all the tea (which means truth!) about the ups and downs of writing books, and the ins and outs of the publishing industry.
 
Podcast for Indie Authors and Aspiring Writers
 
We feature published authors and their stories about writing and the creative process. The Positive on Publishing Podcast covers 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 aspiring author to published author.
 
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My guest this week is Victoria Noe, whose experience working with AIDS patients in the 1980s prepared her to write a series of "Friend Grief" books on dealing with loss when somebody close to you dies. Every week I interview a member of ALLi to talk about their writing and what inspires them, and why they are inspiring to other authors. Find mo ...…
 
Coming up this week: It’s week six of my rapid release schedule - and was that tumbleweed I just saw rolling by? I’m due to start writing Truth Be Told tomorrow - but I’m having plotting problems My blog tour gets a graphic and some early promo tweets Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-175-19-10-2019/…
 
All successful creatives have to speak and present in public, whether that's at a festival, on a podcast or radio show, or as part of earning multiple streams of income. But you don’t have to be like Tony Robbins, bouncing around on stage with a booming voice and larger than life personality. You just have to be you and tell your story in your ...…
 
Today on the show, Jim and Abigail tackle author-submitted blurbs to rip them to shreds and build them back up, one line at a time. Here are this episode’s read-along selections: --Blurb: Author: Julia Ridgmont Title: Emeline's Redemption (The Belles of Wyoming Book 10) Will she be a shrinking violet or a voice for good? As a newcomer to the to ...…
 
Going wide and being selectively exclusive is definitely the safest way to a sustainable and scalable author business. But is it the same for fiction and nonfiction? And what is the best approach at different points of an author business? Boni (sitting in for Orna) and Adam discuss going direct to retailers or using aggregators — what are the p ...…
 
Video or audio, do you have a preferred way of getting content? Episode 300 is so close! Were going to start releases on video now as well! Jim will be hosting a webinar on becoming a public speaker, Bryan is excited about 20BooksVegas and he will do a Meetup Pizza Party by the pool. This week’s Happy Books Review Winner is Roland Denzel. Thank ...…
 
There’s one film that we (and most of you will too) agree is one of the most important to SciFi storytelling and the film industry: The Matrix. On today’s podcast, we break down why we think the film was so successful and why it still influences us to this day. We Talk About: Sean and Neeve release Endless Ideas (https://sterlingandstone.net/en ...…
 
Writing duo, Piper Rayne gives us insights on what it is like being a writing duo and they discuss the writing and revision process that works best for them. No two writing duos are alike! They discuss the prep work and strategy behind releasing a successful new persona and give their tips for new co-authors starting out. Make sure to stay tune ...…
 
Is it your dream to write a novel but you just don’t know where to start? Have you written lots of non-fiction but secretly, you'd love to write fiction? In today's interview, I talk to Grant Faulkner about tips for writing a novel in a month, whether that's part of #nanowrimo, or whenever you decide to start. In the intro, I talk about my expe ...…
 
My guest this week Freddie P. Peters, whose background in law and high finance was perfect preparation for her series of financial crime thrillers that also involve espionage, terrorism, and the nature of greed. Every week I interview a member of ALLi to talk about their writing and what inspires them, and why they are inspiring to other author ...…
 
Coming up this week: It’s official – I’m going on a blog tour for the first book in my Morecambe Bay trilogy! I’m into the final chapters of my seventh book for 2019 I’m about to start work on my EIGHTH and FINAL book of 2019 … BUT I’ve had to bump my schedule yet again Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-174-12-10-2019/…
 
We do a second deep dive into Lenny Bruce's album The Carnegie Hall Concert this time joined by special guest writer, comedian, playwright, educator and activist Lara Rae. Lara has spent many years working with some of the greats of comedy and was able to share their encyclopedic knowledge of comedy with some terrific first-hand accounts of tal ...…
 
Today on the show, Jim and Abigail tackle author-submitted blurbs to rip them to shreds and build them back up, one line at a time. Here are this episode’s read-along selections: --Blurb: Author: K.E. Brungardt Title: Exchanger (Exchanger Series Book 1) Jessi will be the only Human in an alien University. The adventure starts even before she ca ...…
 
[This interview was conducted over Skype, so there may be some audio variation.] Jenn speaks with Rena Barron (Kingdom of Souls, Maya and the Rising Dark) about her growth as a writer, the necessity of a wider range of fantasy stories featuring People of Color, and her upcoming middle grade fantasy that takes place in Chicago's Southside. Trans ...…
 
Orna and Joanna attended the Brand Licensing Show in London and bring back advice and information on publishing rights, deal-making, negotiation, and collaboration for everything from stationery to video, TV to merchandise. Discover new trends and ideas and learn how to build partnerships and secure brand rights. Our advanced salon is brought t ...…
 
Do you think ads for your English-version books will appeal to Amazon’s German market? Bryan and Jim are enjoying the great weather. Bryan is planning another Amazon Ads Challenge for January—stay tuned! Jim’s co-author fiction project is really taking shape and he's already making plans to turn it into a film. Call for Success Stories! Submit ...…
 
We’ve been around the indie publishing block a time or two and we’re not going to sugarcoat it. It’s hard. You’ll probably want to quit, and you might not see a real financial return for a few years, especially if you’re approaching publishing using the 20th-century model. You need a new blueprint, a new hustle. But don’t take it from us. Today ...…
 
Waubgeshig Rice, an author and journalist originally from Wasauksing First Nation, talks about his latest novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow, a take on a post-apocalypse story told from an indigenous perspective. He also describes his path to writing and offers advice for young aspiring writers.By Kobo Writing Life.
 
Audiobooks are the fastest-growing segment in publishing, but how do you make sure your books sound good in audio? How can you improve your writing so listeners come back for more of your books? In this interview, Jules Horne gives some tips for audio-first writing. In the intro, I mention Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane as ...…
 
My guest this week is Mari Howard, whose books are about finding ways to reconcile science and religion, and about the personal and ethical gray areas between the two. It's not an easy thing to write about during these polarized times, but whether she's writing about in-vitro-fertilization, cloning, or gender transitioning, Mari successfully na ...…
 
Coming up this week: I’ve got my quarter 4 goals for you, I’ll reveal my new targets for the next 3 months I’ve got the result from my third request to list The Grid 1 on BookBub … I’ll let you know how I got on The planning for my eighth book of the year has begun … And I’ve got news about a blog tour! Show notes: https://self-publishing-journ ...…
 
Today on the show, Jim and Abigail tackle author-submitted blurbs to rip them to shreds and build them back up, one line at a time. Here are this episode’s read-along selections: --Blurb: Author: Diane Michaels Title: Ellen the Harpist Single. Inept at flirting. But at least she’s got talent and a sense of humor. The problem is, she's often the ...…
 
Sometimes called pamphlets, poetry chapbooks are short collections of poems, inexpensively and usually independently published. They are typically in ebook or paperback format—though indies are now producing print-on-demand hardbacks and audiobooks of their own readings, too. ALLi Director Orna Ross publishes chapbooks regularly, whenever she h ...…
 
What do you think motivates Amazon to make changes to its promotion programs? Episode 300 is coming! Bryan is recovering after an intense Amazon Ads 5-day challenge. This week’s Happy Books Review Winner is Eric Warren. Thank you to our featured Patrons: The Busy Busy Author, Dead Still, and Achieve Anything In Just One Year. The Top Tips of th ...…
 
Indie publishing changes fast. Even after a decade, there are weekly changes in the market, forcing you to pivot or crash into the next algorithmic wall. But there’s a line an intelligent pivot and trend-chasing. Balancing what’s worth pursuing and what’s worth letting go can be difficult without a clear compass to guide our actions. In today’s ...…
 
Behind every professional, there are many amateur hours. Behind every success story, there are many more that go untold.By Reedsy.
 
Emma Chase, NYT bestselling author, discusses the importance of learning the habits of your readers and setting reader expectations before the release of a new book. She discusses how she built up her newsletter audience and gives us hints about what to expect next from her Royally series. Start self-publishing today with KWL. Join the platform ...…
 
Is it worth pitching traditional media for PR in an era of paid ads? Can PR build your author brand and attract opportunities you might not have had otherwise? What are the best ways to pitch your book? Dana Kaye answers these questions and more in today's show. In the intro, Kobo Writing Life announces direct audio upload with the benefits of ...…
 
My guest this week is religious fantasy author Brandon Wilborn, who combines the epic fantasy of J.R.R. Tolkien with the religious allegory of C.S. Lewis to create books with action and adventure, yet grounded in lessons on how to handle moral dilemmas of good and evil. Every week I interview a member of ALLi to talk about their writing and wha ...…
 
Coming up this week: It’s rapid release week 3 ... and I’ve been struck down by another bout of skivitis! I’ve passed the half-way mark on my 7th book of this year Why I’m switching off the Google ads and ramping up the Facebook ads Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-172-28-09-2019/…
 
Today on the show, Jim and Abigail tackle author-submitted blurbs to rip them to shreds and build them back up, one line at a time. Here are this episode’s read-along selections: --Blurb: Author: A. D. Davies Title: The Dead and the Missing (Adam Park Thriller Book 1) A brutal international underworld. A lost girl. A PI determined to burn it al ...…
 
New York Times best-selling author, Rachel Van Dyken discusses how having an authentic online presence offers something tangible to readers and allows authors to stay relevant in the ever-changing publishing world. She talks to us why she decided to be a hybrid author and discusses her upcoming novel Fashion Jungle which she co-wrote with model ...…
 
What is hybrid publishing and should I consider it? That is among the questions answered this month on our monthly Member Q&A, where ALLi Members’ have their most pressing self-publishing questions analyzed and answered. Join your hosts for the Member Q&A: Partner Liaison and US Ambassador Michael La Ronn and ALLi Director Orna Ross. Questions ...…
 
How much do you usually write during the day? Episode 300 is coming! Bryan is off this week because he is running his 5-day Amazon Ad Profit Challenge. Jim’s cohost is the amazing Kirsten "Beersten" Oliphant. And… Happy Birthday to Jim! This week’s Happy Books Review Winner is Dan Thompson. Thank you to our featured Patrons: A Band Director's G ...…
 
We’ve heard dozens of different stories (lies, usually) that authors tell themselves as reasons they can’t start their writing journey. One of the most common is “I’m too old now.” We’ve heard it from friends, family, and even our own audience. So, in the interest of putting that lie to rest, we’ve invited one of Sterling and Stone’s own “old” ...…
 
In the era of the eBook, why are some authors still selling paperbacks from their front doors?By Reedsy.
 
How can you continue to create when you're plagued with self-doubt? How can you let go of your fears and trust your creativity in order to move forward as a writer? In today's show, Jen Louden shares her lessons learned about writing and self-care. In the intro, I talk about Publish Drive's new move into the subscription model. I talked to CEO ...…
 
My guest this week is Scottish author Barry Hutchison, who has found great success as an indie author writing comedy science fiction and crime thrillers. These two genres might seem to be unrelated, but to Barry it was about combining topics that interested him with a market that needed to be filled. The result has been a successful transition ...…
 
Coming up this week: Rapid release book 2 has been let out into the world ... Dead of Night is now available as a version 2 book I’ve just had 5 days of BookBub - I’ll let you know how my FOURTH promotion on Don’t Tell Meg has panned out Circle of Lies is over the half-way mark already ... it’ll soon be time to plan my 8th new book of 2019! Sho ...…
 
Today on the show, Jim and Abigail tackle author-submitted blurbs to rip them to shreds and build them back up, one line at a time. Here are this episode’s read-along selections: --Blurb: Author: Rinelle Grey Title: Loyal Dragon Shifter (Return of the Dragons Book 1) He's just an ordinary dragon shifter, she's just a small town librarian. Toget ...…
 
Paperback books have historically been derided as cheap, brief entertainment. So, in the era of the eBook, why would you print them at all?~~~Additional Reading:https://blog.reedsy.com/standard-book-sizes/https://blog.reedsy.com/print-on-demand-books/By Reedsy.
 
Our creative routines cover the gamut in our studio, proving there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to how to be a productive storyteller. But there are general guidelines to becoming a productive and prolific storyteller, and today we wanted to talk about our routines so you can learn from our mistakes and successes. We Talk About: Worst. Show. ...…
 
Orna Ross, Adam Croft, and Boni Wagner-Stafford discuss the similarities, differences, and key elements in your book blurbs. What must every indie author include in their blurb? What should they never include? What are the differences between fiction versus nonfiction book blurbs? Tune in for this session on book blurb best practices. Find more ...…
 
How much is too much when you share personal info with readers? Episode 300 is coming! Jim is off this week and Bryan’s cohost is the brilliant Becca Syme. Bryan is recovering from a concussion and he’s also got a big Amazon Ads promo going on. This week’s Happy Books Review Winner is Tom. Thank you to our featured Patrons: Guardian of the Grai ...…
 
[This interview was conducted via phone and the audio quality on speakers will vary.] Jenn speaks with Bharat Babies publisher Sailaja Joshi about the creation of a new independent imprint focused on South Asian stories, the work behind-the-scenes as a new indie publisher, and the overall goals and support needed when making such a venture for ...…
 
Joshua Lisec take us behind the scenes on what it is like being a Celebrity Ghostwriter. He discusses how he became a ghostwriter, what the ghostwriting process looks like and ways in which you can start your first non-fiction title. Joshua also discusses his unique business model that sets his projects up for success. Join the platform that’s ...…
 
The last pages of your book are critical because they determine how the reader will feel when they leave your world — and whether they will buy your next book. As readers, we've all been disappointed by weak story endings, so how can we make sure that we leave our readers satisfied? James Scott Bell gives some tips in today's interview, as well ...…
 
My guest this week is Helena Halme, a writer of Romantic Nordic Mysteries. She lives in the United Kingdom, but is originally from Finland. Before she became a novelist and ALLi's official Nordic ambassador, Helena played a small, but important, part in Cold War history as a translator for the BBC. In addition to her Nordic Mysteries, Helena wr ...…
 
Orna Ross: Creative Self-Publishing: Optimising Platforms, Formats and Income Streams Self-Publishing Advice Conference, Digital Book World 2019By Orna Ross.
 
Coming up this week: And they’re off! My rapid release project has begun with NYSH launching on Monday 9th September I’ve done it at long last - Now You See Her is number 1 in paid on a US chart AND it got a coveted orange tag! I’ve taken delivery of my new covers for the Morecambe Bay trilogy - and they’re fab! It’s last-minute preparations fo ...…
 
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