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Elite Expert Insider podcast. Educate, inspire and motivate entrepreneurs, innovators and growth seekers. Hosts Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster, owners of Elite Online Publishing, will bring you conversations from business, personal development to health and fitness. They will chat with special guests, industry leaders, authors, business and marketing experts and just darn interesting people. It’s the show that will up your game!
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For all the writers out there - we're talking all routes to publishing, book launches, book marketing, tips, tools, and resources to write, publish, and sell your book. Self-publishing, hybrid publishing, and traditional publishing. Author interviews and industry experts. Hosted by Alexa Bigwarfe of the Women in Publishing Summit.
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Draft2Digital, Kevin Tumlinson, Mark Leslie Lefebvre, Dan Wood

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Brought to you from the indie author experts at Draft2Digital! Each week, Self Publishing Insiders features an interview with a new guest, covering self-publishing topics from writing and craft to marketing and promoting your books, and anything that can help you build and grow your author career. Learn about new tools, new software, new markets—and of course, all the inside information that D2D can provide! This show features interviews taken from our live D2D Spotlight, available on YouTub ...
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Expert Authority Effect™ Interviews is the Top 100 Entrepreneurship podcast where 2x #1 International Best Selling Author, Speaker & CEO Mario Fachini interviews industry-leading authors & experts and has them share their best publishing, marketing, and business strategies so you can learn how to implement them in your own business. Now's YOUR time, so prepare to shine!
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Mark Dawson is a best selling self-published author on multiple platforms including Amazon and Kobo. He is the author of the John Milton thriller series and its spin-off Beatrix Rose. In addition, he’s written several ‘Soho Noir' novels. Mark’s breakthrough came when he developed a marketing strategy for promoting and selling his books. His swift success enabled him to quit his 9 to 5 job and he has generated gross revenues of more than a million dollars in less than five years. Mark has bec ...
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Welcome to Kingdom Writers where CJ and Shelley Hitz help you take a step of faith to finally finish your book. This podcast is filled with spiritual encouragement as well as prayers to help you overcome the resistance you face as a writer. Your story matters! We believe that you have a specific role to play in the kingdom of heaven to impact lives for eternity. And because of this, we will pour out our lives encouraging writers like you to not only tell your stories but to take the courageo ...
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Join Penny Sansevieri and Amy Cornell for fun and frank discussions packed with clever ideas, easy-to-implement book marketing strategies, and critical publishing industry knowledge and insight! Designed to help self-published authors and traditionally published authors at any level, the Book Marketing Tips and Author Success Podcast will definitely inspire you with new ideas for how to sell books, grow your platform, and make strategic business decisions as an author. Subscribe today and ta ...
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GetPublished! Radio host Gerald Everett Jones has the answers to your self-publishing challenges because he's already made all the mistakes himself. He's the author of more than 30 nonfiction business and technical books, as well as seven self-published novels. His co-hosts journalist Cheyenne Cockrell and sci-fi author Thomas Page keep him honest and never dull!
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Let's nerd out where writing, psychology, and business success overlap! On this show, we look at how to ethically apply psychological principles of persuasion. You'll learn compelling copy tips to improve your writing of all lengths for biz. And you'll be ready to become a #1 bestselling published author on Amazon (faster, easier, and cheaper than you thought possible) and make money with your books as you grow your exposure and business. Join host @LaptopLaura, a tall Math and Psych teacher ...
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The Writer's Detective Bureau is a podcast hosted by veteran Police Detective Adam Richardson. Adam answers questions about criminal investigation and police work posed by crime-fiction authors and screenwriters writing crime-related stories. To submit a question, visit https://www.writersdetective.com/podcast
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Helping storytellers ditch the starving artist cliché and thrive. Whether you want to write a book, harness the transformational power of journaling, or use storytelling to make more money, we've got the tools to help you go from part-time dreamer to full-time writer. Find all the resources you need to make money as a writer at BusinessSchoolForWriters.com.
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Welcome to Read It With Whiskey, the place to be if you are a sci-fi or fantasy reader! Our host, Laura Juntunen, interviews self-publish authors of these genres, and together, you will learn about the person behind the page: the author! Enjoy! *This podcast is no longer releasing new content. To learn more about the host, visit her website at www.LauraJayLive.com. Thank you!
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Welcome to the Get Published Podcast, where we help people get published with a proven system that works! Give us 15 minutes and we will give you a great podcast. Join 15-time bestselling author and book publisher, Paul Brodie as he discusses with his guest, every step of the author journey, to help you with the writing, publishing and marketing of your book.
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The Power of Story
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dmpenterprises2014@gmail.com

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The one thing that connects all humanity is that no matter our creed, ethnicity, or religion we all have a story. This podcast brings extraordinary individuals from all walks of life who extract principles out of their story that gives "POWER." Darren M. Palmer 6X Author and Founder of the #1 Self Publishing Company in the World SelfPublishN30Days.com is your host.
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On the Writership Podcast, professional book editors Leslie Watts critiques five pages of fiction from writers who are, or soon hope to be, traditionally or independently published. The submissions come from actual authors who understand they may need help seeing the flaws in their stories and are brave enough to share this experience so that you might improve your writing too.
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Your weekly romp through the baffling and ever changing business of being both an artist and entrepreneur in the world's most popular genre. With your hosts Eliza Peake and Adrienne Bell. The Misfit's Guide to Writing Indie Romance is a part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at frolic.media/podcasts!
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Book Year is a podcast dedicated to helping women write their books and heal their stories. Writing Coach and Founder of For Women Who Roar, Megan Febuary explores the power of writing, creativity, and stories our bodies tell. With inspiring writing prompts, meditations, and interviews with authors, you will find no shortage of inspiration for your Book Year.
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The podcast that helps authors make sense of all the social media marketing options out there and gives practical tips on how to sell more books and build loyal fans with social media. Based on award-winning marketer Chris Syme's 20+ years in marketing and bestselling indie author Becca Syme's self-publishing journey, the show features successful self-published authors and book marketing experts weekly.
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Helping indie authors successfully write, market, & self-publish their books and make a living with their writing. In this show, Ella interviews successful authors who share their best writing, marketing, and mindset secrets. You'll hear from them about topics such as making time to write, tools to succeed as an indie author, exactly what steps they took to achieve their self-publishing success.
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Host and international bestselling author Liz Nierzwicki brings forth expert tips in habits, nutrition science, exercise science, yoga, psychology, and entrepreneurship. Tune in weekly to hear tips, research, and fun interviews with industry's top health experts, fitness guru's, best-selling authors and other life coaching experts to give you the most practical ways to improve your life. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/figurefit/support
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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 ...
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The Naked Eye Podcast is a show designed to help people learn how to see clearly with the naked eye. No glasses, no contacts, no laser eye surgeries… just natural vision improvement. Together we’ll explore the holistic side of eyecare and how natural alternatives like the Bates Method, Yoga, Meditation, Breathwork and more can give you healthier eyes, which leads to better eyesight and insight. Nathan Oxenfeld will be teaching you natural vision tips and vision enhancement practices, coverin ...
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STORM THE GATES OF PUBLISHING with VP and literary agent Amanda Luedeke and novelist Charis Crowe. Teaming up to talk about both sides of publishing (self-publishing and traditional), Amanda and Charis share their combined twenty years of experience in the industry from both sides of the desk. They offer a glimpse behind the "gates" as they share the realities, opportunities, and difficulties of the publishing world. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor and Luedek ...
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Over 80% of Americans want to write a book, yet less than one percent ever succeed. Why is that? People often believe the task is too daunting, or they put off getting started. Well, we are here to tell you that it can be done! We will show you how to write, publish, and promote your new book! Each episode is an interview with a newly published author who shares their tips and suggestions on how you can publish the book of your dreams. If this podcast is not what you are seeking, please shar ...
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Create If Writing is a weekly podcast for writers and bloggers dealing with authentic platform building online. You will hear from experts on list-building, connecting through Twitter, and how to utilize Facebook. But tools for building an audience would feel empty without a little inspiration, so these training episodes are balanced with inspirational interviews with writers who share their creative process, ups and downs, and how they have dealt with success or failure. Kirsten Oliphant is ...
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Whether you're a seasoned author or beginning writer... Subscribe and tune into WritersLife.org radio to get the latest news, tips and resources needed to take your love of writing to the next level, get published or simply generate an income from. Subscribe now, plus be sure to claim your free Writer's Toolkit by visiting our site at http://www.WritersLife.org/podcast-gift/ Writer's Life Radio - The Only Show for Authors and Writers, by Authors and Writers
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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 ...
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Write With Impact is the podcast for writers seeking to take their writing to the next level. Hosted by writer and digital entrepreneur Glenn Leibowitz, Write With Impact features actionable strategies, tips, and resources to help you hone your writing, build an audience, and have more impact. Each week, Glenn interviews successful writers, from best-selling authors, widely-read bloggers, and senior journalists, to content marketers, podcasters, and more. In addition to weekly interviews, Gl ...
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Welcome to "Publishing Rebel," the podcast that breaks the rules and helps you kickstart your career as a successful nonfiction author and entrepreneur. Publishing Rebel shatters the status quo and empowers you to take control of your publishing journey. Are you tired of being stuck in the traditional publishing mold? Want to forge your own path and achieve success on your terms? Then join us as we explore the wild world of independent publishing, self-publishing, and alternative publishing ...
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The Writing Podcast
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Adam Poe & Lindsay Buroker

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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, t ...
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In this episode, Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster, co-owners of Elite Online Publishing, interview Dawn Nelson, an esteemed life coach with a rich background in psychotherapy. Dive into an insightful discussion that explores the intricate dynamics of failure, fear, and success. Dawn shares her professional journey and the valuable lessons she's lear…
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In this episode, we are joined by Kiki Chatfield, CEO and founder of The Next Step PR. Kiki spoke with us about her PR company, why she founded it, her best marketing tips for authors, the conference she runs, Authors in the Bluegrass, and so much more! Kiki is always open to hearing from readers and authors alike and is enthusiastic about helping …
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Get ideas on the best ways to sell your books online and how leveraging other people's experiences and feedback about your book—whether it's through reviews or personal stories—can engage your email list effectively. Listen to this episode and discover how marketing authentically can make a meaningful impact on connecting with readers. Free: 27 Boo…
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In this episode, Jeff sits down with Scott Fishman to talk about the memoir Scott is writing. They talk about the use of italics, using paragraph spacing to break up blocks of text making it more readable, using conversational spacing to create the feeling of dialogue, building to a dramatic summary conclusion at the end of a story, and more. For m…
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Join Melanie as they dive into Paul's fascinating life story, exploring his early years in a different country and the life-changing moment in 1963 when, at the age of 13, he witnessed a fast-moving star that ignited his dream to move to America. This episode unravels the layers of Paul’s journey, revealing the adversities he faced and the relentle…
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In this episode, we delve into a crucial but often overlooked aspect of being an author: education in publishing. And we get it, it’s another thing to learn. But it’s crucial to your success and we’ll unpack why. But don't worry, you don't need a PhD in publishing to thrive. Join us as we explore why understanding the ins and outs of the industry c…
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"You are far more powerful than you've been told. We have a sense of powerlessness now…I just want you to know that this power, which is usually denied by authority figures, is something you were born with." - Lynne McTaggart Today’s featured international bestselling award-winning author is a mom, wife, award-winning journalist, highly sought-afte…
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"I just started writing and next thing you know I have a manuscript in front of me." - Marianna Buffolino Today’s featured award-winning author is a mom, wife, entrepreneur, and appellate paralegal, Marianna Buffolino. Marianna and I had a fun on a bun chat about her books, her writing process, balancing writing life with mom life, and more! Key Th…
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“After speaking to the teacher…she made me realize that it is possible, just as long as I'm willing to keep honing my craft, taking rejections well, and just keep going.” – Liv Arnold Today’s featured international award-winning author is a wife, cover girl, copywriter, mental health advocate, and freelancer, Liv Arnold. Liv and I talked about her …
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"There can be many solutions to our financial problems, but most of us try to solve them by working more hours, and it's not an intelligent way of doing it. You have to work smarter, and the way you do it is to use your gift, use your talent." - Ken Honda Today’s featured international bestselling author is happiness expert, Zen Millionaire, and th…
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"You don't have to make big leaps to build confidence." – Sheena Yap Chan Today’s featured international Wall Street Journal bestselling bookcaster is keynote speaker, book marketing consultant, and confidence expert, Sheena Yap Chan. Sheena and I had a chat about her book, “The Tao of Self-Confidence: A Guide to Moving Beyond Trauma and Awakening …
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Wulf Moon has been called the guru of aspiring writers. His award-winning Super Secrets of Writing have helped countless writers launch careers, become #1 bestsellers in top fiction categories, and win coveted international awards. Now, all of these transformational secrets have been captured in his latest nonfiction book, How to Write a Howling Go…
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"Live the best life you can, then give it all away. We're called here to live a life that is more than just our own." - Ahmard Vital Today’s featured bestselling author is a father, husband, consultant, international motivational speaker, entrepreneur, youth empowerment advocate, and sports writer, Ahmard Vital. Ahmard and I had a fun on a bun chat…
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Episode 206 / Leslye Penelope, author of fantasy and paranormal romance, joins us and shares how she builds rich story worlds. How the worldbuilding can connect to plot, character, theme, and conflict Using Payhip to sell signed paperbacks Leslye’s course on Worldbuilding How Leslye went from indie publishing to being a hybrid author How she transi…
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"Even when things are not going right in your life, when they're going totally left and they're hard, it's still important for us to show up well and to be kind to others." - Dr. Lynita Mitchell-Blackwell Today’s featured bestselling author is a mom, wife, Intuitive Business Coach™, attorney, CPA, certified Christian life coach, and ordained minist…
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As a reminder, as this show publishes, we are counting down the days to the 2024 Women in Publishing Summit! Get your ticket today, and save $50 with either of the coupon codes: ALEXA50 or LOVEYOURSELF In this episode, Alexa and Emily discuss: Her new book of poems and love, I Still Have Love to Give Exploring different genres to expand your writin…
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Subscriber-only episode How do you structure your novel so the middle is as page-turning as the beginning and the end? How do you write a strong heroine? What are content buckets and how can they help with your newsletter? We dive into these topics with the wonderful Ines Johnson, who joins us to answer your questions! Ines is an expert at breaking…
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“Start doing things and figure out what it is that you want to do that leans into your creativity.” – Rella B. Today’s featured bookcaster is a mom, a flight attendant, children's content creator, cow enthusiast, and imagination Catalyst, Rella B. Rella and I had a fun on a bun chat about her books, her battle-tested advice for aspiring authors, an…
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If you’re looking for the best self-publishing companies, this episode is right for you. What are the differences between traditional, vanity, and self-publishing? And how do you learn the top choices for print and ebook distribution for your book? Listen to this episode to find out. Download Your Publishing Map If you want to write and publish a b…
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In this episode, Jeff sits down with LeAnn Robison to look at a "Big Cast" scene she's written. Big cast scenes are scenes of three or more characters. Jeff and LeAnn focus on managing a six character cast in a scene, what to do when the characters don't all participate equally, and how to keep all the characters engaged so the reader isn't surpris…
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Whether you're a seasoned author navigating the industry or an aspiring writer with dreams of seeing your work on the screen, this episode is a must-listen. Join us in uncovering the hidden dangers, understanding the deceptive tactics, and learning how to safeguard your literary creations from potential exploitation. Don't let the allure of TV and …
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Tune into this week’s episode of the Self Publishing Show to hear more from Michael, including whether selling direct would be preferrable to selling on Amazon, why he chooses to publish his audiobooks exclusively on ACX, and why consistency in magic and worldbuilding rules is key for any kind of Fantasy story.…
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"Be in the driver's seat when it comes to molding your career." – Venchele Saint Dic Today’s featured bestselling author is a speaker, entrepreneur, freelance writer, future doctor, and the Founder of MESFAMI Care Inc., Venchele Saint Dic. Venchele and I had a chat about her book, “Passport To Self Discovery”, pursuing public health as a career, so…
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David Sherrer is the marketing director and the "husband half" of the remarkable wife-and-husband publishing team at Chenoweth Press. David's wife Lydia is a USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy. David manages the marketing and fulfillment of physical sales as well as sales at various conventions. David is also a game designer and created …
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“You have to create an undying, almost unrealistic belief in yourself.” – Eliot Marshall Today’s featured bestselling bookcaster is a father, husband, entrepreneur, professional mixed martial artist, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, and TEDx speaker, Eliot Marshall. Eliot and I had a chat about his book, “The Gospel of Fire: Strategies for Facing Yo…
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Episode 205 / This episode is all about harnessing the power of direct connection with your readers. Matt Briel from Lulu discusses the value of direct sales as we move away from a distribution-first publishing model. Importance of owning customer data Why you should start building your direct audience even if you only have one book Using Lulu for …
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If finding an editor, learning more about editors, and getting discounts on editing services is what you need, be SURE to grab your ticket to the next Women in Publishing Summit. We have an entire day focused heavily on production and editing, and are featuring great sponsors like FirstEditing, Speak Write Play, Inkworthy Books, ProWritingAid, and …
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In this episode, we are joined by best-selling Canadian author Emily Austin, whose debut novel Everyone In This Room Will Some Day Be Dead was nominated for the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, to discuss her latest release, Interesting Facts About Space! This title is available today and was one of our top reads of last year – we were so grateful…
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"When you know who you are, it doesn't matter what anyone else says." – Richard Kweku EzeAgu Akinyemi Today’s featured author is a husband, financial advisor, and visceral connections coach, Richard Kweku EzeAgu Akinyemi. Richard and I had a chat about his book, “Found My People: How Connecting To My Ancestral Roots Enriched My Life and Can Do The …
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In this episode, Maeli Nelson discusses seller financing, creative investment strategies, and the importance of understanding market dynamics. She reveals how she transitioned from running a wellness center to becoming a real estate mogul, highlighting key lessons learned along the way. Maeli also sheds light on the significance of financial litera…
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“There are no limits. If you're still alive, no matter what you’ve been through, God (Source, Creation) has not finished with you yet.” - Melanie Tonia Evans Today’s featured international bestselling author is a mom, speaker, narcissistic abuse recovery expert, and the founder of the Quanta Freedom Healing Technique, Melanie Tonia Evans. Melanie a…
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Are you struggling with your writing organization? This might just be the episode for you to tune in. Listen in as Shelley shares practical and effective tips to help you overcome those challenges. Free: Writing Wheel Learn 5 proven writing strategies you can use today to get more writing done. Download it now here. Your Book on Paper in Just 90-Mi…
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"I was meant to be given this gift to share for others to heal. My challenge was cancer, but everybody has a challenge, whether it's death, divorce, changing careers, disease, and it's all meant for our own healing.” – Jennifer Greenhut Today’s featured author is a wife, entrepreneur, actress, singer, songwriter, yoga teacher, and stage four triple…
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In this episode, Jeff sits down with author Nancy Stark. As they look at a piece together, they go deep into all things dialogue. They talk about varying character voices, the Dialogue Daisy, when and how to use prose, and how to maximize the impact of your dialogue. For more on dialogue, go to https://dialoguedoctor.com/…
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We're delving into the recent changes that Amazon has implemented for international book buyers. The notable shift is the disallowance of gifting copies of books internationally, a move that carries significant implications for authors. Why the continued tightening of the reins? We have our theories, so tune in! Buy Penny's new book, The Amazon Aut…
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“Connect you to all of you.” - Janell Warkentin Today’s featured bookcaster is a mom, wife, thought healer, empath, seasoned intuitive energy healer, learning specialist, and professional horse trainer, Janell Warkentin. Janell and I had a fun on a bun chat about her book, “At the Red Barn ‘I Need a New Horse’”, lessons learned from her equine comp…
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Did you know the Smashwords store pays indie authors the industry's highest royalties? Did you the Smashwords store is about to celebrate its 7th consecutive year of sales growth? And did you know the 7th Annual Smashwords End of Year Sale was another record breaking Smashwords Sale? Join us as Mark Coker and Mark Lefebvre explain how YOU can use S…
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"I'm only positive because I got knocked down so hard a few different times in my life.” – Kate McKay Today’s featured international bestselling bookcaster is a mom, transformational speaker, business consultant, fitness guru, award-winning bodybuilder, and Certified High-Performance Coach, Kate McKay. Kate and I had a fun on a bun chat about her b…
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Episode 204 / Having trouble getting words on the page? Erin P.T. Canning has strategies to help! We delve into how to let go of perfectionism and give yourself permission to write a “bad” first draft. Erin also shares how writing helped her with depression. Why it’s important to look backward as well plan for the future Making time to write as a b…
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In this episode Alexa discusses: How community was important to her journey even early on. The significance of community in publishing for mutual growth and success through things like joint promos and sharing resources. The theme of the 2024 Women in Publishing Summit is Better Together. (Get your ticket here.) Different types of support - from en…
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Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster, co-owners of Elite Online Publishing, interview Lori Wallace, founder of Career Ecology. Lori shares insights on navigating the complexities of today’s job market. Discover transformative strategies for crafting a standout resume, leveraging LinkedIn, and understanding the psychological challenges of job hunting. Wh…
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