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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.
 
Insights and inspiration for growing your self-publishing business, featuring interviews with bestselling authors and publishing experts.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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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 ...
 
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.
 
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: I’m back to writing after 6 months doing other things My results from a Fiverr impromptu promo I submitted The Secret Bunker for a BookBub this week - but am I in or am I out? https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-19-january-2019/By 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. The AskALLi podcasts are sponsored by Damo ...…
 
What’s your take on “new age” concepts that may or may not help you progress toward your goals? Have you? Would you? The guys celebrate their 250th episode by presenting their 250th episode! Big thanks to all the listeners and subscribers who have, and do, support the show. Click on over to iTunes and leave a rating or review to congratulate Ji ...…
 
Bird Box is Netflix's most successful (by measure of viewership) film to date, and it started as a novel. The success Josh Malerman experienced with his debut novel can happen to anyone, especially as we’re experiencing market upheavals in film and television. In today’s episode, we talk about the Bird Box Netflix adaptation, and why it resonat ...…
 
This week, we chatted writing, publishing, and marketing hard science fiction with Gerald M. Kilby. He’s not the fastest writer, putting out around two novels a year these days, but he manages to keep his books selling well between releases, and he earned more than $100K last year. We asked him all about that, Amazon and Facebook advertising, a ...…
 
In this episode, Cristina sits down with author and podcast producer Amanda Cupido to talk about her book Let’s Talk Podcasting: The Essential Guide to Doing it Right. Amanda talks about how she got into podcasts, the difference between podcasts and older media such as radio, and she discusses the underrepresented voices in the podcasting commu ...…
 
By paul@paulteague.com (Paul Teague & Clixeo Ltd).
 
Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-12-01-2019/By 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 beginners' self-publishing salon with advice, tips, and tools for indie authors just starting out. Topics discussed this week include: What are the differences between a hobbyist and business mindset? Being a "content prov ...…
 
We (Jason, Helena and Matt) had the joy of sitting down with Martha O'Neill and Andrew Fleming to discuss Robin Williams' debut album Reality... What A Concept. If you don't do drugs you'll surely feel like you've done them after going down the rabbit hole of Willams' album Reality... What a Concept. His rapid fire delivery, his off the cuff im ...…
 
Here's what you'll learn in Episode 249: - How authors can protect themselves when buying book covers - Why a calendar might be the most important writer’s tool - How using video chat can spark writing creativity - What advantages indie-publishers have over traditional - How an author turned around a dollar a month in sales into a part-time liv ...…
 
Jen Cole's behind in terms of her word count, but feels that she works best with a deadline so needs to catch up to meet her April 30th deadline. You can find full show notes here https://beginselfpublishing.com/jen-needs-to-catch-up You can contact the host at timlewis+show@stonehampress.com.
 
For this week’s show, we talked to return guest Jeffery H. Haskell, who first joined us in December of 2017 for the show “Successfully Launching as a New Author and Is Kindle Worlds Worth It?” (Yes, Kindle Worlds was still a thing back then!) Jeffery is a superhero fiction author and also has a new non-fiction title out, Writing for Life: Livin ...…
 
How do you end a novel, a story, or a podcast? Perhaps, with an epilogue.
 
In this episode, Rene sits down with the cast and crew of the recent film The House with a Clock in its Walls to learn about their experience working on the movie and their favourite books. Rene chats to director Eli Roth about his experience directing a fantasy/horror movie geared towards a family audience, actor Owen Vaccaro about working wit ...…
 
Jeremy Thompson is the Managing Director of Troubador Publishing and The Book Guild. Matador is the company's self-publishing imprint and The Book Guild is the mainstream and partnership publishing company. Several of the authors interviewed on this podcast have opted to self-publish their books through Matador and those who have published more ...…
 
In this short episode, Jo and Lindsay jump on the bandwagon and share some of their marketing and publishing (but mostly marketing!) predictions for 2019. Will Amazon ads expand and offer more opportunities? Or will authors get fed up with the high cost of clicks and flock to something else? Is the mailing list swap dead? Will group promotions ...…
 
Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-05-01-2019/By paul@paulteague.com (Paul Teague & Clixeo Ltd).
 
This month's Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors features some of the best discussions of the year between Orna Ross and Joanna Penn. Enjoy this compilation of three of their best shows. The AskALLi podcasts are sponsored by Damonza: Books Made Awesome. Topics discussed include: Are We Moving Toward Self-Publ ...…
 
[This interview was conducted via Google Hangouts, some audio variation may be heard.] Jenn speaks with the creator of the new literary journal Day Dreamers, Bria Kiara about her inspiration and the nitty gritty details of starting your own print journal and the balance to maintain it as a unique vision for those included and who it represents. ...…
 
Take a look at Bryan’s and Jim’s predictions for the coming year and give them a “thumbs-up” or “thumbs-down.” The guys have mixed things up for the first show of 2019 and are looking forward to your feedback. This week’s Happy Book Reviews winner is Isabel Peterson. Bryan thanks our Featured Patrons: How to Sex Your Snake, Guild of Tokens: Ini ...…
 
In an oversaturated market, how do you make your product stand out? Be it running shoes or books — the answer is the same.
 
In this episode, Chrissy chats to Ricci Wolman the founder and CEO of Written Word Media. Ricci talks about why she created Written Word Media, the services she offers authors and she tells listeners about her newest site, Reading Stacks. Ricci discusses the different types of information they are able to gather from their readers and how autho ...…
 
Orna Ross is an award-winning and bestselling independent novelist and poet, who also writes guides for other authors and creative entrepreneurs. She is founder and Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, the professional association for self-publishing writers and The Creativist Club, a support, motivation and accountability group for ...…
 
Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-29-12-2018/By paul@paulteague.com (Paul Teague & Clixeo Ltd).
 
This session will detail how a successful author-editor relationship works, no matter which type of editor your project needs. It considers the various types of editors and determines which type of editing your project need, as well as outlining what you should budget for editorial needs, manuscript preparation tips for a smooth project experie ...…
 
What was the highlight of your indie publishing journey this year? Bryan and Jim review the highs and lows of indie publishing in 2018 through the 5 biggest stories of the past year. Bryan and Jim thank all the Patrons who supported the Sell More Books Show this year. There are a few more sponsorship opportunities available for the Sell More Bo ...…
 
The “10,000 hour rule” has become a staple of the practicing artist. When applied with intention, the consistent daily effort of putting in your hours can produce results that appear to be magical to your audience. In today’s episode, we talk about how we’ve put in our time in the past, and what direction we’ll move in the future to continue ou ...…
 
It's Come to This: The Christmas Clip Show Special. A remixed, not entirely genuine interview with @andrewandpete... You can find the full transcript here : https://beginselfpublishing.com/andrewandpeteremixed/
 
How do you design the cover your book will inevitably be judged by?
 
In this episode, Steph and Laura chat to author Signe Pike about her novel The Lost Queen. Signe talks to us about her time as an acquisitions editor, her top tips for writers struggling to write their first draft and the challenges writing non-fiction versus fiction. Signe discusses her inspiration behind The Lost Queen, the research that went ...…
 
Gary Collins has a very interesting and unique background that includes military intelligence, Special Agent for the U.S. State Department Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration. His background and expert knowledge brings a much-needed perspective to today's areas of simp ...…
 
We recorded early this week, since Christmas is on a Tuesday, so we hope you enjoy the show while you’re traveling or after you’ve had fun with the holidays. The three of us answered listener questions that covered the range from what the heck is meta data and SEO to what kind of marketing we plan to try in 2019 and which advertising platforms ...…
 
Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-22-12-2018/By paul@paulteague.com (Paul Teague & Clixeo Ltd).
 
I first launched my IndieVoices podcast in March 2017 as a way of helping to amplify voices that had been marginalized—politically, artistically, socially, and in many other ways that have tragically divided us recently. I truly believe that everybody with a story to tell should be given the opportunity to tell it and be heard. Indie publishing ...…
 
[This interview was conducted via Google Hangouts, some audio variation may be present.] Jenn spoke with debut author and professor Dawn Quigley (Apple in the Middle) about writing for trade vs. academia, presenting Native American identities in fiction, and what it was like her debut year.
 
What’s the "sweet spot" number of rewrites before a blurb is ready to post on a retailer sales page? Jim welcomes Bryan back to the studio. Bryan reports on the benefits of being completely disconnected from the internet for three days. The Sell More Books Show Summit is officially SOLD OUT! The winner of Clark Chamberlain’s outline service is ...…
 
For the first time, everyone in the whole company is working in the same story world, and because we need to produce on a schedule with high-pressure deadlines, the kitchen is getting hot. Today, we have a discussion about how each of us performs under pressure and what can be done to nail your goals when it’s go time. We Talk About: Johnny's r ...…
 
Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-19-12-2018/By paul@paulteague.com (Paul Teague & Clixeo Ltd).
 
Lindsay got to meet lots of cool authors at the 20Books conference in Las Vegas this fall, and today’s guest was one of those people. Urban fantasy author Ramy Vance was involved in the traditional publishing world for years, but when it came time to publish his fiction, he decided to go indie. He’s written a number of novels and started a new ...…
 
The classic writer’s dilemma: traditional or self-publishing?
 
In this episode, Steph and Mickie sit down with Damon and Nicola from pop gospel band, Bishop Blue. Bishop Blue, also known as Novel Songwriters, create original music for authors. They tell our listeners about the creative process behind bringing a story to life through music, how they got their start creating music for authors and why commiss ...…
 
John Hindmarsh, a writer of thrillers and sci-fi novels who first appeared on this podcast in July 2017. John is well-known in the 20Books and indie author community and received an astonishing response to a post he wrote in 20Books revealing his amazing achievements at the age of 78. He has been dealing with some very serious health issues sin ...…
 
Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-15-12-2018/By 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. The AskALLi podcasts are sponsored by Damo ...…
 
Jason, Helena Marie and Matt sit down to talk about their favourite holiday movies that are part of their holiday traditions. Jason and Helena selected holiday classics National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and Home Alone... Matt selected the cultish comedy mock-musical AD/BC: A Rock Opera... of course. Here them talk about their holiday favour ...…
 
When you examine your author career, how do you define success? Bryan is taking a mental health break this week and Jim welcomes his co-hosts J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon. Jim thanks our Featured Patrons: Rebel Song, Triumviratus, and Level Up. This week’s Happy Book Review Winner is Tory Element. The Top Tips include why Amazon Web Services coul ...…
 
“If you give a good idea to a mediocre team, they will screw it up. If you give a mediocre idea to a brilliant team, they will either fix it or throw it away and come up with something better.” ― Ed Catmull Some stories shouldn’t work based on their description. We’ve either seen it flop before, or the premise is so obviously terrible that ther ...…
 
May King returns to the show talking about her plan to her book and Tim takes May King through what she needs to consider in actually writing the book. You can see show notes at https://beginselfpublishing.com/may-king-plans
 
Not only was this week’s episode jam-packed with newsletter tips for authors but it turned out to be our longest show ever! You may want to turn it into a two-parter or at least get a beverage so you stay hydrated while you listen. Our guest was Tammi Labrecque, author of Newsletter Ninja, along with numerous books under various secret pen name ...…
 
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