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.

TAB116: Developing Your Marketing Mindset

TAB116: Developing Your Marketing Mindset

Author’s Honorée Corder and Brian Meeks consider the marketing mindset that they believe is critical to being able to market your books effectively in today’s crowded market as well as their new book, The Prosperous Writer’s Guide to Finding Readers.

TAB110: Should You Consider Patreon for Your Author Business?

TAB110: Should You Consider Patreon for Your Author Business?

Kameron Hurley joins us this week to discuss the Patreon model as an alternative income stream for authors.

We discuss the reasons she chose Patreon, how to develop the right offerings for supporters, and what you’ll need as an author to best utilize Patreon.

We also discuss her recent Hugo Award nomination, her new book THE STARS ARE LEGION, and since she’s a professional copyrighter, I ask for tips on crafting blog posts in support of new books.