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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.
 
Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship
 
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 ...
 
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 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.
 
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.
 
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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 ...
 
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Coming up this week: The end is in sight - I’m going to cross the finish line writing three books between mid-January and March ... I’ve the results of my 13th submission of The Secret Bunker to BookBub ... Why I’m cross with Kobo this week Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-23-march-2019/…
 
Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week, it's our monthly Writing Salon, where we discuss the craft of writing with author Dan Blank and ALLi Director Orna Ross. This week, Orna and Dan talk about collaboration. For a writer, collaborations can come in many forms: co-writers, co ...…
 
Howard Lovy takes a close look at Inspirational Indie Authors. This isn't about their business model, their marketing, or even how many books they've sold. It's about their writing, and what indie authors have to say. Today's interview is with Frankie Picasso, an author who just released a book called For Want of 40 Pounds: From Persecution to ...…
 
Please enjoy this preview of Kobo's new podcast Kobo in Conversation! Join our chief booklover, Rakuten Kobo CEO Michael Tamblyn, as he welcomes famous authors and other notable guests from around the literary world, and learn about the inspirations and influences behind your favourite books. In this episode, Michael speaks with the author of F ...…
 
Do you have a written sales plan? Be sure to click over to our sponsor, Best Page Forward, if you need help getting your book’s custom description in tip top shape! Bryan shares his progress on Last Week’s Relentless Author Actions and he’ll tell you why things moving along just fine might not be a good thing. This week Bryan shares the importa ...…
 
What do you think of the “in-depth” episode? Avoiding contests and list-building ads may help you to preserve a more organic email list, according to author LJ Shen in a post on the Self Publishing Formula blog. Shen says she spends a “good amount of time,” on social media, feeling that her time is not any more valuable than her readers’. She g ...…
 
The Smarter Artist Summit has been our “new year” for a long time now. It has been an opportunity for us to connect with creators in our community and learn from each other. It has also been the primary way that we’ve grown our family for the past few years. On today’s show, we wanted to share what we learned and experienced during our final su ...…
 
What is the best way to market a book in the Internet age? Technology may have changed, but the answer hasn't -- for over 2,000 years.
 
Superstar New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Meredith Wild, talks about her unique experience as being both an indie author and independent publisher. Meredith talks about the early days of starting her own boutique publisher Waterhouse Press, and why she wanted to start her own “untraditional” publishing company. Meredith also dis ...…
 
Today marks the 10th anniversary of The Creative Penn Podcast. The first episode went live on 15 March 2009 and there are now 422 episodes with over 3.2 million downloads across 215 countries. In today's show, I reflect on the development of the podcast and my own creative journey. Podcasting is such a big industry now that there are lots of co ...…
 
In this session live from London Book Fair, learn how to publish on Kobo Writing Life platform with KWL’s European Manager, Camille Modifini; how to sell books to libraries and bookstores with book selling supreme Amy Collins, President of New Shelves Books; and how to make sure you have the right mindset, right from the start with one of the m ...…
 
Hello, and welcome to the 2019 Self-Publishing Advice Conference, the online self-publishing conference for authors, brought to you by the Alliance of Independent Authors. In this session, Joseph Alexander and conference organizer Sacha Black have a discussion called: Grow Your Sales: How Collaboration Helps Authors to Succeed.…
 
In this, the last interview in our week long celebration of Canadian comedy, we sit with Pat Thornton to discuss their Juno nominated album Chicken! as well as the adorable dog the album was named after. I mean look at that cutey on the cover! ​Come back in April when we'll be discussing Simply The Beth with with Grace Smith and Ryan Hughes als ...…
 
Coming up this week: It’s on! I signed the contract for my Military Sci-Fi collaboration this week ... I can now share the details with you :-) After much dithering, I’m finally RE-booked in to 20Books Edinburgh Why I’m tweaking my writing plans - AGAIN! Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-16-march-2019/…
 
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 Orna Ross. The AskALLi podcasts are sponsored by Damo ...…
 
Can you think of a time where your “indie author” instincts were proven wrong? Be sure to click over to our sponsor, Best Page Forward, if you need help getting your book’s custom description in tip top shape, Don’t miss this weeks Amazon Ads Mastermind and custom description 3-pak bundle! Bryan shares his progress on Last Week’s Relentless Aut ...…
 
The fourth interview in our week long celebration of Canadian comedy we sit with Mayce Galoni to discuss their Juno nominated album Awkwarder, what it was like recording an album and the experience of driving around Stanley Park with his partner for over ten hours. ​Tune in tomorrow for our conversation with Pat Thornton also while you're there ...…
 
The third interview in our week long celebration of Canadian comedy we sit with Debra DiGiovanni to discuss their Juno nominated album Lady Jazz, the experience of recording an album and her life in Los Angeles.​Tune in the rest of the week for our conversations with Mayce Galoni and Pat Thornton also while you're there check out our last two i ...…
 
How has the new copyright law impacted your decision to copyright (or not) your work? Jim and Bryan celebrate the thaw. Bryan is holding a “deep dive” into simplifying Amazon ads, click the link below to sign up. This week’s Happy Books Review Winner is Darren Sapp. Bryan thanks our Featured Patrons: The Unknown Devil, A Turn for the Worse, and ...…
 
At our final Smarter Artist Summit, we focused on the idea of “turning pro,” and how authors today can build a sustainable career. We share how Dave has evolved since the last summit, and Jami Albright shares her success story with us. The post SSP055 Turning Pro (SAS2019 Live Podcast) appeared first on Sterling & Stone.…
 
Continuing our week long celebration of Canadian comedy we sit with Dave Merheje to discuss their Juno nominated album Good Friend Bad Grammar and the excitement of being nominated for a Juno.​Tune in the rest of the week for our conversations with Debra DiGiovanni, Mayce Galoni and Pat Thornton also while you're there check out yesterday's int ...…
 
The guys are taking a break from the podcast (if you have comments or suggestions for what you’d like to see if we bring it back in a couple of months, please leave them!), but we answered another pile of listener questions today amid a few doggie interruptions, ahem. Here are the specific questions we addressed: How do you approach marketing a ...…
 
How do you turn your first draft into a published book? According to Brett Putter, founder of CultureGene and author of "Culture Decks Decoded," the answer may be unsuitable for print.
 
Book cover designer Stuart Bache joins us on the podcast this week debunking our theory that authors should not design their own covers. Stuart talks to us about his journey into cover design and how he started his business Books Covered. He sheds some light into his process working with authors directly and the information he needs from an aut ...…
 
The third episode in our week long celebration of Canadian comedy we sit with Chanty Marostica to chat about their Juno nominated album The Chanty Show and all the excitement since we last sat with Chanty.
 
Recorded live at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival sit down with Robin Duke of Second City, SCTV, Saturday Night Live and Women Fully Clothed, Kerri Donaldson and Allie Entwistle of Brunch Comedy and their podcast You've Got Brunch as well as Brandon Hackett of Second City and The Sketchersons to talk about the 1976 cast recording of The Not R ...…
 
Artificial Intelligence will usher in a new era of what it means to work and create over the next generation, but does this mean that writers and creatives will be made obsolete? In this episode, Professor Marcus du Sautoy discusses the developments in AI creativity and why our stories could be the very thing that helps train AIs to be more hum ...…
 
The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival is underway and Jason had the pleasure of sitting down with artists during a brunch gathering of sketch comedians. We talk with Carson Pinch about his show Carson Fears Fear Itself, Cam Wyllie about Cam Wyllie & Jon Plester Presents Fruit Cart Bonanza (and another show that we distinctly did not talk about bec ...…
 
Coming up this week: My 2nd book of the year is now completed after a 4-day writeathon last week I take an unscheduled skive day because it’s all proven a bit too much My BookBub promo continues to spread the love Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-09-march-2019/By paul@paulteague.com (Paul Teague & Clixeo Ltd).
 
On the AskALLi Beginners' Self-Publishing Salon, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis look at the topic of using beta readers in your self-editing process. A beta reader is a trusted book lover whose opinion helps you to do a final self-edit on your book before sending it to the editor. But how do you choose the right beta readers? And how do you ensure you ...…
 
Howard Lovy takes a close look at Inspirational Indie Authors. This isn't about their business model, their marketing, or even how many books they've sold. It's about their writing, and what indie authors have to say. Today's interview is with J. Dianne Dotson. She has written such best-sellers as: Lipids: Facts and Functions, What Are the Main ...…
 
How do you thin the herd when your ads get too numerous? Be sure to click over to our sponsor, Best Page Forward, if you need help getting your book’s custom description in tip top shape! Bryan shares his progress on Last Week’s Relentless Author Actions and he’ll let you know if his February sales surpassed January. This week Bryan shares why ...…
 
On January 10th, the nonprofit I, Too, Arts Collective held a celebratory NYC book launch for the picture book The Roots of Rap, a collaboration between award-winning & acclaimed artists Carole Boston Weatherford and Frank Morrison at Langston Hughes’ brownstone in East Harlem. The two discussed their origins as writer and visual artist respect ...…
 
Episode 257 - Chirp, Amazon Ads, and the Nebula Controversy What does the new audiobook world look like for you and your titles? Bryan is excited to report on what is happening in the author community right now! Jim discusses the effects of Mercury in retrograde. This week’s Happy Books Review winner is Crissy Moss. Our Featured Patrons: Shadow ...…
 
The most important part of achieving a goal is not at all sexy. It’s the process—the system you follow day in and day out that results in success. The best way to ensure that you stick to your system is by hacking your lifestyle and building habits around the systems you create. But hacking yourself is often uncomfortable. There needs to be a w ...…
 
In this show Ben Roberts is almost at the point of releasing his book. We talk about how he is going to launch his book and answer some questions he still has. You can see show notes at https://beginselfpublishing.com/ben-finish-line/
 
On today’s show, the guys answered listener questions about pre-orders, rapid releases, how they found their editors, whether it make sense to keep series in Kindle Unlimited while publishing stand-alone novels wide, and lots of other stuff. Here’s a list of the questions they got to in the show (the second half of the batch will be answered ne ...…
 
Lauren Layne, New York Times bestselling author and branding superstar, shares her secrets on cultivating an author brand and mastering trickier social media platforms, specifically Instagram and Pinterest. Lauren demystifies author branding and explains how authors can find their own aesthetic. She also discusses why she chose to limit her soc ...…
 
How do you write villains who are more than just moustache-twirling cut-outs? How do you write heroes with real flaws? In today's interview, Sacha Black gives tips on these writing issues and more. In the intro, Streetlib launches African stores and an international store for indigenous languages [The New Publishing Standard], Draft2Digital now ...…
 
Coming up this week: Why there are signs of diminishing returns on BookBub this week The results of my three list-building promos which have been running this week We’re into the home straight as I’m now into the final 10k words of my second book of 2019 Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-02-march-2019/…
 
In this month's Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss ethics. The need for book reviews, the desirability of bestseller badges, the value in superfast author business models can put a strain on ethics. Sometimes authors make mistakes inadvertently, sometimes we stretch the rul ...…
 
#8: Good Things Come to Those Who Advertise When you have a strong sales week do you spend or trim? Be sure to click over to our sponsor, Best Page Forward, if you need help getting your book’s custom description in tip top shape! Bryan shares his progress on Last Week’s Relentless Author Actions and he’ll let you know what led to his highest s ...…
 
Do you have a strategy to deal with plagiarism of you books? Bryan is back and recovering from his soccer-related concussion. Jim gives an update on the progress on synthetic audio books. This week’s Happy Book Reviews winner is William Oday. The featured Patrons for this episode include Gone, Inharmonic, and Kept In The Dark. The Hot Tips for ...…
 
A year ago, we met Derek Frederickson & Fat Vampire got optioned. Since then, we’ve visited LA three times now and have made some serious steps into film & TV. While we still can’t fully disclose all the specifics of the progress we’ve made, we still want to share our journey so far. We Talk About: How we ended up in a position to pitch to Holl ...…
 
Damon Suede, a chart-topping M/M romance author, will change the way you think about craft and characters. Damon gives listeners tips from his books Verbalize and Your A Game, such as thinking about characters in the term of budgeting a blockbuster film and why every character should be driven by a specific word. He also talks about sex, romanc ...…
 
Symbolism can add depth to our writing, turning characters into real people, and developing nuance in scenes. In today's podcast interview, Caroline Donahue explains how to use Tarot cards to delve into symbolism and give your unconscious mind some fuel for creativity. In the introduction, I talk about the ghostwriting + plagiarism scandal swee ...…
 
Coming up this week: The countdown is on for Monday’s latest BookBub promo - I’ll tell you how I’ve been warning up It’s a list-building frenzy this week and I’m taking part in THREE new events I’ll be over the half-way line for my second Military Sci-Fi this weekend ... in spite of a half-term holiday and a destroyed website which had to be pu ...…
 
Welcome to AskALLi, the self-publishing advice podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors. This week, it's our monthly Writing Salon, where we discuss the craft of writing with author Dan Blank and ALLi Director Orna Ross. This week, Orna and Dan talk about how to effectively share your work in a way that inspires others to connect and, u ...…
 
Howard Lovy takes a close look at Inspirational Indie Authors. This isn't about their business model, their marketing, or even how many books they've sold. It's about their writing, and what indie authors have to say. Today the theme is crime, and the human mind. What if you were falsely accused of a murder? Our guest is one of the most-popular ...…
 
What number does your ROI need to hit before you will celebrate? Be sure to click over to out sponsor, Best Page Forward, if you need help getting your book’s custom description in tip top shape! Bryan shares his progress on Last Week’s Relentless Author Actions and he’ll let you know if his sales plummeted or soared after he turned off his mos ...…
 
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