TAB136: Will you be ready for the GDPR on May 25th?

TAB136: Will you be ready for the GDPR on May 25th?

When speaking with authors about GDPR, I get a variety of responses that range from a thoughtful what are you talking about to a sense of panic. If you’re in the “what are you talking about” category, GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation rule in the EU that will govern data protection and privacy for individuals within the European Union.

Today’s guest is author BL (Barb) Berry, and as you’ll hear in the interview, her job forced her to take a hard look at GDPR, and then to take an even deeper look at how it might impact her career as a romance author. She shares what’s she’s doing for GDPR in this interview.

TAB133: Making the Switch – Moving Away From KDP Select, with Kristi Belcamino

TAB133: Making the Switch – Moving Away From KDP Select, with Kristi Belcamino

One of the great debates in the indie author community is the KDP Select versus selling wide choice that every indie author must consider.  It’s easy to find success stories on both sides of the divide, but which direction is right for your author business? Mystery and thriller author Kristi Belcamino did her research when she transitioned from traditionally published to indie and chose KDP Select.  But she’s since changed her mind. In this episode, she explains why.

TAB131:  The Importance of Being Strategic with Tax Planning, with John Pollock

TAB131: The Importance of Being Strategic with Tax Planning, with John Pollock

In today’s episode, we delve into the subject of taxes with John Pollock, the Chief Executive Officer of Financial Gravity Companies, and the President of Pollock Advisory Group.

If you have a plan to take your author business to the next level, taxes are something you’ll need to deal with, and as you move through the various levels of success as an author, they’ll become critical to you and your business.

TAB130: Laser Focus as the Path to Becoming a Full Time Author with A.C. Fuller

TAB130: Laser Focus as the Path to Becoming a Full Time Author with A.C. Fuller

In today’s episode, we’re learning from thriller author AC Fuller, who set a goal for himself to become a full-time writer in last 2016 and then went out and accomplished that goal.

We get into subjects like being successful landing Bookbub ads, and the value AC has found in running AMS ads for his Alex Vane media thriller series. We cover the launch strategy he’s put together for a new series that’s coming after the first of the year, and the mindset change that allowed him to achieve that goal of becoming a full-time author.

TAB126: Transitioning From Indie Author to Indie Publisher, with Michael Anderle

TAB126: Transitioning From Indie Author to Indie Publisher, with Michael Anderle

My guest today is Michael Anderle. This is Michael’s fourth visit to the show, and his first visit, Zero to $10k Per Month in 90 days is still the most popular Author Biz episode of all time, not counting the thousands of times the video of that show has been seen on YouTube.  

November 3rd, marks the two year point from Michael’s first published book, and in those two years, he’s gone from being an indie author to a successful indie author to a really successful indie author and now he’s a successful indie publisher, whose company, LMBPN publishing is currently publishing over a dozen books and a half dozen audiobooks each month.

TAB125: Creating a Multi-Author Universe from Scratch with guest Martha Carr

TAB125: Creating a Multi-Author Universe from Scratch with guest Martha Carr

Author Martha Carr joins us this week to take a deep dive into the creation of a multi-author universe. We’ll discuss topics like creating the universe name, selecting the core group of authors to write the books, the creation of art, covers, storylines, the social media community, and the website. We’ll even get into things like the technology involved in managing those storylines and how the various authors work together to create their books.