TAB098: Walking a Series Launch Tightrope, with Martha Carr

TAB098: Walking a Series Launch Tightrope, with Martha Carr

Author Martha Carr joins us to talk about the rapid release launch strategy she’s using to launch the Wallis Jones thriller series. We discuss her plan, which is to publish six books in 91 days. She explains why she’s releasing the books so quickly, what she hopes to accomplish by doing so, and why she’s willing to come back to report on her progress after each new release. To Martha, it’s all just data, and we’ll all learn from her data in the high-wire act that is her launch process.

TAB095: Are You Prepared for Breakout Success with Your Next Book?

TAB095: Are You Prepared for Breakout Success with Your Next Book?

Do you remember your first published book? Do you remember what you expected to happen? Was there a difference between what you expected and what you hoped would happen? What if your “hoped for” result was what really happened and your book was a breakout success? Or maybe it did? Were you prepared?

Barbara Nickless joins us to talk about being prepared for breakout success in this week’s show.

I was a guest on the Smarty Pants Marketing Podcast

Chris Syme (our guest on TAB077) invited me to her new Smarty Pants Book Marketing Podcast, and the episode was released yesterday.  We had a blast talking about the changes technology has delivered to authors, the essential skills indie authors need to develop, the...

TAB085: Cover Design Tips with Elizabeth Mackey

Cover design whiz and graphics designer Elizabeth Mackey joins us on this episode of The Author Biz podcast. You can't judge a book by its cover. Right? The old saying may be true, but unfortunately for authors, a great many readers won't have the...

TAB080: Is Taking Care of Yourself on Your To-Do List?

Colleen M. Story joins us this week to discuss writing and wellness. How often do you find yourself skipping exercise to get your writing done? For many of us, exercise is one of the easiest things to put off when we're under a deadline, or facing stress....

TAB079: How to Use Goodreads to Find More Readers

Author Michael J. Sullivan and his wife/business partner Robin, are the guests on this episode of The Author Biz. Do you use Goodreads as an author? If so, do you feel like you're getting the most you can from the reader focused platform? If you're...

TAB075: The Author Biz 2016 Survey Results

In this episode of The Author Biz, we review the results of the 2016 Author Biz survey, and what those results mean to the future direction of the show. We'll return to the regular show format next week. The survey was emailed out to The Author Biz email...

The Power of Focus and Goals for Authors

I'm taking a week off from the podcast to focus on a quick rebranding The Author Biz. If you're looking for some authorly inspiration and miss the sound of my voice you might find this episode of The Taylor Stevens Show (a weekly show that Taylor and I do together)...