TAB142:  How to Become a Successful Indie Author – With Craig Martelle

TAB142: How to Become a Successful Indie Author – With Craig Martelle

Today’s guest is Craig Martelle. Craig is a best-selling author and the Godfather of the indie-focused 20books conferences that are held around the world. We discuss Craig’s thoughts on some of what’s changed for authors since his last visit 18 months ago, and some of the tried and true practices that are still critical to indie publishing success today.

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TAB141: Going Indie With A Traditionally Published Series, with Jennifer Ashley

TAB141: Going Indie With A Traditionally Published Series, with Jennifer Ashley

In this week’s episode, we discuss the process of self-publishing a series that had previously been traditionally published with NYT, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling author Jennifer Ashley.

Jennifer didn’t just decide to continue her Stormwalker series, she also made the decision to invest in the continuation of audiobooks for her series, hiring the same narrator her publisher had selected to narrate the books originally.

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TAB140: Going Wide With Some Of Your Books, with T S Paul

TAB140: Going Wide With Some Of Your Books, with T S Paul

In this week’s episode, we discuss the idea of going wide with a portion of your books. Our guest is best-selling indie author Scott Paul, who writes fantasy and science fiction under the name of T.S. Paul.

Scott’s journey as an indie author is fairly short and definitely spectacular. He goes his own way as an author and is willing to step way outside the box when it comes to his author business.

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TAB139: How to Keep a Problem from Becoming a Crisis – With Chris Syme

TAB139: How to Keep a Problem from Becoming a Crisis – With Chris Syme

This week’s show is all about Crisis Management, which is NOT, as you might expect, just managing a crisis when you’re in the middle of one. What it can and should be is a process of training yourself to recognize and to deal with potential threats quickly and without allowing your emotions to become involved.

Our guest is a longtime favorite of the show, author, speaker and teacher, Chris Syme. Many of us know Chris as an author marketing expert, but her early training was in Crisis Management.

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TAB138: What Can Authors Learn From Musicians About Audience Building?

TAB138: What Can Authors Learn From Musicians About Audience Building?

Today’s show is about audience building.  Most authors listen to and learn from other authors. Maybe through podcasts, or in books written by authors on how they’ve done it, or maybe we just learn by asking questions in social media groups, or at conferences. But there are other creative entrepreneurs out there who deal with the same need to build fan bases.  Artists, photographers, filmmakers, musicians and others.

What can we learn from them and how they build their businesses?  That’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot recently, and so I’m very pleased to have Singer/Songwriter, Author and Creative Entrepreneur Charlotte Eriksson as this week’s guest.

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TAB137: Should You Hire a Virtual Assistant to Help with Your Author Biz?

TAB137: Should You Hire a Virtual Assistant to Help with Your Author Biz?

Today’s guest is Chloe Adler. She’s still involved in the work world and she’s a romance author building her own thriving and sustainable author business. In this episode, we discuss her strategy for outsourcing certain aspects of her business to virtual assistants so that she has time to pursue her writing, her passion for learning, and her somewhat unusual exercise hobby.

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Before getting into the business of writing I spent twenty-five years in the technology business as a financial guy, and then as a serial entrepreneur. I know what it takes to start and run a successful business.