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He’s also given keynote speeches at major conferences on television, music, marketing, and technology all over the world. Josh spent his whole life focusing on his two […] how to write more clearly with josh bernoff

Josh is the author of four books, including Writing Without Bullshit. He is frequently quoted in major publications like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He’s also given keynote speeches at major conferences on television, music, marketing, and technology all over the world.

Josh spent his whole life focusing on his two talents, math and writing. He wanted to make good money, so he put most of his emphasis on his math talents. But he was always interested in writing.

When he became an analyst at Forrester Research about 20 years ago, he was able to combine his two talents. Then, 10 years ago, he convinced the CEO of Forrester Research to allow him to write a book on social media, Groundswell.

Following the success of that book, Josh has defined himself as an author. For the last two and a half years, he has worked with indie authors and corporations on how to communicate clearly and powerfully.

Clear Writing Principles

After Josh washed out of the PhD program at MIT, he learned some critical skills that helped him become a successful and powerful communicator and writer.

  1. Write in the active voice. Avoid the passive voice whenever possible.
  2. Write as directly as possible.
  3. Use bulleted lists to break up the flow of your copy so that it’s easier to digest.
  4. State your arguments clearly.
  5. Break up your text with headings and subheadings.
  6. Be brief.

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Josh’s Top Communication Principles

“You must treat the reader’s time as more important than your own. That sounds like something everyone would agree with, but every time we write an email, a memo, or a book chapter, people tend to do what’s easiest for them instead of thinking about what’s easiest for the reader.”
– Josh Bernoff

The #1 thing you can do to improve your writing is to be brief. Don’t spend a lot of time warming up. Just say what you need to say as clearly as possible. Eliminate any duplication.

Next, you want to frontload your writing with the things your readers need to know.

Often, people will warm up before they get to their point. They write emails with the idea that people will keep reading past the first two paragraphs.

That’s not how it works. When you write an email, your subject line and the first two paragraphs you write need to be about what the reader needs to know. People will often give up on reading a longer email.

3 Elements of Toxic Prose

1. The Passive Voice

When you write in the passive voice it hides what’s going on from the reader.

2. Weasel Words

These are intensifiers and qualifiers that don’t mean anything. Some popular examples that Josh sees appearing everywhere right now include: huge, incredible, and insane.

3. Jargon

Using jargon creates writing that only you can understand and no one else can make sense of.

If you avoid these toxic prose elements, write as briefly as you can, and frontload your information so people are getting what they need to know at the beginning of your writing, you will communicate far more clearly and powerfully in a world where everyone reads on a screen all the time.

How Josh Edits for Clients

When Josh works with a client, he helps them organize their thoughts so that they can present them more clearly and usefully. Here’s how:

Do an Idea Audit

The first thing Josh does is an idea audit. He’ll ask the client to tell him their idea. He’ll usually say something like, “That’s boring,” or “that’s complicated,” or “I don’t understand.”

By pushing on the idea like this, you have to explain it more and think more deeply about it. It’s difficult to defend your idea and go deeper, but when you do, you finally get to something that’s big, new and powerful. Something that people will read and take notice of.

Once you have the idea right, you can structure the material that comes after that.

Make Sure Your Ideas Flow Logically

When Josh edits a particular passage for a client, the first thing he’ll do is look at the structure of the chapter that the passage is in.

He wants to make sure that he has a clear idea of the beginning, middle, and end of the thought he’s currently reading. Do the ideas flow logically and make sense to readers?

Cut Weasel Words and Repeated Ideas

After the flow of ideas make sense, the next step is to delete things that don’t matter. People will often take one or two paragraphs to get warmed up to their subject. You’ll often find that the first paragraph of actual content is a perfect way to start your writing.

Delete weasel words. Those words don’t matter and they don’t add to the knowledge of the reader.

Delete repeated sentences or ideas, too. Make your point clearly the first time and you don’t need to repeat it again and again.

The Benefits of Editing

The benefits of this type of editing is that it goes beyond the qualitative. You’re not just deleting words—you are making your written communication clear and easy to understand.

3 Qualities of a Good Idea

1. The idea has to be new.

You can’t write what other people have written. You’ll come off as a copycat.

2. The idea has to be big.

Josh would rather read something huge and sweeping about the future of politics in America than some small piece about the healthcare world.

3. The idea has to be right.

Of the three elements, this is the hardest to achieve, because you can’t be absolutely sure an idea is right if you’re tackling a new idea. It’s important to have evidence that supports your new idea so that people can follow your chain of logic.

It turns out that the intersection of ideas that are big, new, and right is very hard to come by.

These are the questions Josh asks himself as he’s critiquing other people’s ideas:

  • Is it a big idea or small idea? If it’s a small idea, can I make it bigger?
  • Is it a new idea, or is it an idea I’ve heard from countless others?
  • Is the idea right? Is there evidence to support the idea?

These elements of a good idea pull in opposite directions. The easiest way to have an idea that is right and has evidence behind it, is to write about something that’s already been discussed.

It’s in the intersection of an idea that is big, new, and right where you’re creating an idea that’s interesting enough that people want to read about it.

How to Come Up with an Idea

“Great research or creativity consists of noticing the obvious before anyone else.”
– Unknown

The secret to coming up with a good idea is looking at what everyone else has looked at, and seeing what no one else has seen.

The interesting thing about that is you can’t do that sitting in your room, looking at the internet.

Let’s say you read something and it sparks an idea. You need to put that idea out into the world and see if anyone else has had that idea before. You need to seek out people who will disagree with you, so you can test your idea, and find evidence to deal with their objections.

In the internet age, you have many channels where you can put your ideas out into the world for other people to scrutinize.

“One of the great misconceptions people have is if you have a great idea, you should hide it so no one will steal it. No. The best thing you can do is get it out there, so you can test and modify it so it resonates with the largest number of people possible.”
– Josh Bernoff

Why Share Your Ideas?

There are two major pitfalls to hiding your ideas for too long.

  1. When you finally publish your idea in the marketplace, you’ll find that many people disagree with you and that your idea is fundamentally flawed.
  2. Often, people think they need to hide their idea way too long, and someone else publishes the idea before them.

For every idea, there comes a moment where people are ready to hear it. If you’re coming to a conclusion, chances are someone else is coming to the same conclusion at around the same time. You need to get your idea out there in a timely fashion, so people know it’s your idea.

How to Deal with Fear

Back in 1995, Josh was given an assignment by his manager at Forrester Research to write a report about how content creators were going to make money on the internet.

After interviewing a number of thought leaders about the internet, Josh came to the conclusion that content was going to be supported by advertising or subscriptions.

His editor challenged him to pick one of those two revenue models and write a report on it.

Josh wasn’t quite sure which model was going to win out, but he chose one and wrote the report.

“If you say something you’re worried about timidly and with a lot of qualifications, or if you state it boldly and clearly, the penalty for being wrong is exactly the same. So you might as well state it boldly and clearly, because if you’re wrong, you’re going to be wrong.”
– Josh Bernoff

The way to put fear aside is to ask yourself, “What do I believe?” Write what you believe to be true clearly and powerfully, and don’t let the fear of being wrong prevent you from using your voice.

One of the interesting things that happened when Josh wrote his article in 1995 was that a lot of people disagreed with him. His first instinct was to apologize to them. Their response wasn’t what he expected.

They told him they appreciated his argument and how he challenged their thinking. They told him they’d be watching to see if he ended up being right or not.

“In the society we have now, people don’t do enough of actually looking at the arguments of people who disagree with them and saying, ‘Ah well, I’m going to have to keep an eye on that, even if I don’t actually agree with what the person said.’”
 – Josh Bernoff

State Your Conclusion First

This is the easiest way to improve the power and clarity of your writing, and it flies in the face of what we have been taught in school.

In grade school, middle school, and high school, we are taught to develop arguments first, and state conclusions at the end of our essays. When you’re writing a blog post, or an article for the internet, the best thing to do is state your conclusions, and then follow it up with evidence.

Josh writes a blog post every day. He always puts the point of his blog post in the first three sentences.

Go Beyond Your Conclusion

People almost always think they’re done with an argument when they’ve reached their conclusion. When deciding how to present your ideas, take your conclusion a step further. If your conclusion is true, what else does that imply? If your conclusion is true, and the next implication is true, what else does that imply?

Keep going until the last link in your logic chain is absurd. Once you’ve reached the absurd idea in your logic chain, go one step back. That’s where you should end your blog post, article, or chapter.

By going beyond your conclusion, you’ll cause people to sit up and take notice of your writing and ideas.

How to Organize a Written Argument

  1. Start with your conclusion.
  2. Define the assumptions that led you to come to your conclusion.
  3. Give evidence that your conclusion is correct.

When you write an argument this way, everything follows sequentially. Every paragraph has evidence that supports the conclusion you stated at the top. When your audience is done with your piece, they’ll know where you stand and some of them will be persuaded of your argument.

Learning Math Can Help You Become a Better Writer

There are two types of math problems.

First, there’s the standard math problem where the object is to find an answer and use problem-solving skills.

The second type of problem in mathematics is called a proof. A proof is a type of math problem where you prove something about how math interprets the world.

When you do a proof in mathematics, you have to lay out your assumptions in a logical sequence, and the conclusions that you draw from your assumptions have to follow in a logical sequence as well.

Learning the skill of doing mathematical proofs can help you write clearer arguments that are easy to follow and understand.

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Remember that Books Are about People and Their Stories

“Books, even business books, are made up of people and stories.”
– Josh Bernoff

Books are about people and their stories. You can have all the evidence and statistics you need to back up your point, but if you don’t put a human face on the topic, it won’t engage your reader.

Books are best when they focus on people and how they solved specific problems. This structure allows your reader to identify with the person you’re writing about who has the same problem. The reader thinks, “If they solved this problem, so can I.

The Most Important Thing Writers Need to Learn

I think frontloading and getting to the point quickly are really the things that people need to learn. And it’s new because I think the level of impatience now of readers is much higher, because they’re trained with reading things on the computer screen.
– Josh Bernoff

 

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Interview

Josh Bernoff’s Amazon author page

https://withoutbullshit.com/ – Josh’s blog. He publishes a 1,000-word blog post every day.

All of Josh’s articles on how to write books

Words on Screen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World by Naomi Baron

Writing without Bullshit: Boost Your Career by Saying What You Mean by Josh Bernoff

Groundswell, Expanded and Revised Edition: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies by Josh Bernoff and Charlene Li

 

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176: How to Harness the Difference between Plot and Story with Steve Alcorn https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-harness-the-difference-between-plot-and-story/ Fri, 16 Feb 2018 04:18:50 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=11198 https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-harness-the-difference-between-plot-and-story/#respond https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-harness-the-difference-between-plot-and-story/feed/ 0 If you’ve ever been to a theme park like Disney World, chances are you’ve seen Steve Alcorn’s work. Steve is the CEO of Alcorn McBride, a company that designs products used in nearly all the world’s theme parks. He’s also the author of many books. He’s written historical fiction, romance, and young adult novels. He’s […] how to harness the difference between plot and story to write a better novel

If you’ve ever been to a theme park like Disney World, chances are you’ve seen Steve Alcorn’s work. Steve is the CEO of Alcorn McBride, a company that designs products used in nearly all the world’s theme parks.

He’s also the author of many books. He’s written historical fiction, romance, and young adult novels. He’s also written several nonfiction books, including, Build a Better Mouse, Theme Park Design, and How to Fix Your Novel.

Steve fell into the field of theme park engineering because his wife always wanted to be a Disney Imagineer. Steve and his wife were in engineering school together, and when she graduated, she applied for exactly one job and got it. She became a Disney Imagineer and began working on the preliminary designs for Epcot Center.

When it became clear that she was going to be in Florida for quite some time working on the installation of Epcot Center, Steve followed her into that industry and worked on the American Adventure at Epcot.

After he was done working on American Adventure, Steve started a company that makes the types of things he wished he had when designing American Adventure. When he was working on that attraction, Steve and his team had to design everything from scratch.

Alcorn and McBride makes products that theme parks can buy off the shelf to help them design and build their rides. If you’ve been to any of the Disney parks or Universal Studios, you’ve likely experienced some of Steve’s work. His products work behind the scenes to make sure the synchronized audio and video are running smoothly.

Theme park design is a really fun field to be in because you get the inside scoop on attractions way before they open, and you get to help solve really sticky technical problems.

Steve has always been interested in writing, and he’s always been interested in creative enterprises. That’s one of the reasons he became an engineer in a creative field. Steve is also a sculptor.

In this interview, we talk about the importance of having a plan for your novel. We also talk about how to plan your novel, the three-act structure, and the scene/sequel method of building a novel. This is a great interview packed with information about how to think about planning your novel.

How the Writing Academy Came to Be

Steve decided to write his first novel when his daughter was little. They enjoyed reading together and he wanted to write something special for her.

His first novel was based on his experiences growing up in a summer camp near Sequoia National Park. That turned into the novel A Matter of Justice. The novel ended up having a protagonist a lot like his daughter at the time.

Through that process, and when researching a subsequent novel about the St. Francis dam, Steve met the screenwriter Doran William Cannon. Doran wrote for a lot of popular hits in the 1980s, including Dynasty and parts of The Godfather films.

Steve and Doran really hit it off. Doran had an online class called Write Like a Pro and he suggested that Steve do a course on writing mysteries, because he wasn’t writing mysteries and didn’t have a class on it.

So Steve developed a class on writing mysteries. In 2000, he teamed up with Doran to launch the online writing school Writing Academy. They have classes in novel writing, nonfiction writing, and writing your own memoir, among others. Steve has taught more than 30,000 aspiring writers how to structure their novels. In his house, he has an entire library filled with the signed novels of his students.

Why Steve Decided to Teach Writing

Steve has always wanted to help people. When he started his company, Alcorn and McCabe, he helped a lot of his clients use the products he created to build their theme park attractions. As the business grew, Steve assembled a large, competent engineering team around him, and they all encouraged him to go find something else to do with his time.

He always loved writing, and he’s read just about every book there is on the craft.

When he came across Doran’s work, it really connected with him. He became an evangelist for Doran’s teachings. They did several seminars together. At one point, Doran even said that Steve understood his techniques better than he did.

The Difference between Plot and Story

The first thing that writers need to understand is the distinction between plot and story. If you read a book that doesn’t feel quite right, it’s probably because the writer didn’t understand the distinction between story and plot.

The plot consists of the events of the story. It’s everything that happens external to the viewpoint character.

When we talk about story, we’re talking about everything that happens inside the protagonist’s head. We’re talking about the protagonist’s emotional journey.

Those two things are very distinct.

Even if you’re working on a screenplay or television production, you need both elements. Even though the camera is an inherently visual medium and is showing what is happening—the plot—the actor is portraying the emotional journey of the character, the story.

If you’re a screenwriter, you can often use the dialogue to help you tell story. If you’re a novelist, you have it easy because you can dive right into the mind of the protagonist. You can really delve into that character’s thoughts and express their emotions.

Every novel has to pay equal attention to the plot (the external events of the novel) and the story (the emotional journey of the protagonist through the novel).

You should set up your novel so that it is composed of a plot event (action) followed by an internal emotional reaction that leads to another plot event.

Good novels are made up of an action/reaction pattern.

How to Structure a Character’s Reaction

A proper reaction has three parts:

  1. The point-of-view character feels something about what just happened.
  2. Then they think about what just happened and their feelings about it.
  3. Then they make a decision about what to do next and trigger the next plot event.

“A lot of novelists—and action novelists are a prime example of this—sort of leave out that story part, and so when you read these really exciting bang-up stories [with] cops and robbers, chases, dinosaurs, and so on. But you get into this sort of fatigue after a while if you never get to know the characters.”
– Steve Alcorn

You also want to avoid having too much story and not enough plot. This happens most often in romance novels where the reader is stuck inside the protagonist’s head with no plot events to move the story forward.

how to write a balanced novel

“You want to have the balance between the physical and the emotional. That’s the core of successful novel writing.”
– Steve Alcorn

Your Protagonist Must Change

“Novels are about a character changing. They’re not just arbitrary collections of random things happening.”
– Steve Alcorn

A story is about a protagonist who has a flaw. They have to work against their flaw and overcome it to solve a problem. If you figure out what your character’s flaw is before you start writing your novel, actually writing it becomes a much easier exercise.

There are only a handful of commonly used flaws that protagonists have in novels.

The most commonly used flaw for a protagonist is lack of self-confidence.

If you think about most movies, they are almost invariably about the protagonist overcoming a lack of self-confidence to solve a problem that has arisen.

That makes it sound like every story in the world would be the same. The truth is, it’s the plot details that make every story unique and different.

The Three-Act Structure

You can use the classic three-act structure to help keep your plot moving and allow you room to explore your story and your character’s flaws.

The First Act

In the first act, the protagonist is flawed and they don’t know it. The first turning point is when something happens that shows them what their flaw is. At the first act turning point, the audience sees the protagonist being overcome by their flaw.

The Second Act

The second act is the longest act of any story. It’s a big, long struggle because the protagonist hasn’t yet changed. They’re fighting against their flaw.

At the end of this act, the protagonist realizes their flaw, and they realize they need to change. Now that the character realizes they need to do something differently, they can make a plan to change and solve their problem.

Act Three

Act Three is usually the shortest. It’s also the most action-packed because this is when the character puts into motion their plan to change and solve their problem.

The three-act structure is universal to all types of stories. It’s what needs to be there for a story to be exciting and satisfying.

Star Wars Episode IV, A New Hope: A Case Study

Star Wars is the story of Luke Skywalker. The theme of that movie is about the Force and believing in yourself.

Act One

Luke Skywalker lives on Tatooine, a desert planet on the outskirts of the galaxy. Because we’re in a movie, there are things that happen that are outside Luke’s viewpoint, but the story really begins when Luke finds his home destroyed, and that propels him to the first act of the story.

Luke is really in a crisis, overwhelmed by a lack of self-confidence because he doesn’t know what is happening around him.

Act Two

He becomes involved with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Han Solo, and all these setbacks occur as the plot evolves. This is the struggle of Act Two, and all these exciting things are happening.

But Luke isn’t effective yet because he hasn’t overcome his basic flaw, lack of self-confidence. Even though he’s gone through training, he still doesn’t yet understand that he has to believe in himself and the Force.

Act Three

Star Wars has a very short act three. The Act Two turning point is very easy to identify. It’s when Luke is in his X-wing and he hears the voice of Obi Wan Kenobi, and realizes that he has to trust himself and the Force to make this impossible shot, and not the technology of his ship. Every event leading up to that is still part of Act Two.

Once Luke realizes the truth, he decides to trust the Force, and the climax happens. Darth Vader is defeated, and the movie is wrapped up in a neat ending.

Very little of the movie is the exciting Act Three. In this case, it was really that long struggle during Act Two that was the vast bulk of the movie, when Luke hadn’t yet changed.

Once the protagonist changes, the dramatic tension of the story tends to evaporate, and things need to be wrapped up quickly.

Sometimes Act Three is longer, like when a succession of plans doesn’t work at first. But Steve has also seen novels where the third act is just one page.

The length of the acts doesn’t matter. Making sure events happen in the right order is what matters.

  1. Begin with a flawed character who has a problem.
  2. Your flawed character struggles against their flaw to solve their problem.
  3. Your flawed character changes.
  4. Your previously flawed character is able to solve their problem after they’ve made the necessary change in their character.

At The Writing Academy, they break the three acts into nine checkpoints, which is actually more manageable than three acts. If you follow the nine checkpoints, you will come up with a novel that works structurally, guaranteed.

The Scene/Sequel Method

The scene/sequel method was developed by Jack Bickham of Oklahoma University.

A novel can be broken down into scene/sequel pairs.

Scene

A scene can be one sentence long, or it can take pages.

Every scene has three parts:

  1. Goal – this is what the viewpoint character is trying to do.
  2. Conflict – this is how the viewpoint character is being physically opposed from doing it.
  3. Disaster – the viewpoint character doesn’t accomplish what they’re trying to accomplish.

It seems crazy to say there can be hundreds of scenes in a novel, but let’s look at a simple conversation:

The goal of the conversation: the viewpoint character wants to get some information.

The conflict in the conversation: another character doesn’t want to give up the information the viewpoint character wants.

The disaster in the conversation: the viewpoint character doesn’t get the information they wanted, or the information isn’t what they want to hear.

So you see, not every scene has to have the Death Star blowing up. Every scene before the climax just needs to have a setback for the protagonist.

Those three elements are the plot. They are external to the viewpoint character. Every scene is followed by a…

Sequel

Every sequel has up to four elements:

  1. Emotion – your viewpoint character didn’t get what they want. How do they feel about that?
  2. Thought – so your character didn’t get what they want. What should they do about it now? Your viewpoint character has alternatives, and they consider them in their head.
  3. Decision – this is where your viewpoint character decides what to do next.
  4. Action – this is where your viewpoint character takes action based on the decision they’ve made.

The emotion, thought, and decision elements are story elements, because they take place inside the character’s head. The action element returns us to the plot, because it happens in the external world. The action that comes after a decision will often reveal the goal of the next scene.

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How to Control the Pace of Your Novel

If you want to speed up the pace of your novel, build up your scenes. That way, more stuff is happening, and it feels like a faster story to your audience.

If you want to slow down the pace of your novel, build up your sequels. Give your character time to reflect and emote. Give your character more time to plan out what to do next.

By adjusting the ratio between your scenes and sequels, you adjust the pace of your novel.

If you want your story to be fast and exciting, you should have a lot of scenes happening. If you want your story to be slower and more thoughtful, you have lots of sequels happening.

That controls the balance between plot and story. The balance can change throughout your novel. Some chapters will have more scenes, other chapters will have more sequels.

“If you feel things are dragging, it’s time to cross out some of those lines of thoughts, reflections, and emotions and get back to the action. If you feel like the reader is getting tired from nothing but nonstop car chases, it’s time to slow down and put in some reflection.”
– Steve Alcorn

Even in the middle of a car chase or something else exciting happening in your story, don’t forget to give the readers some emotion every page, even if it’s just a sentence.

Give us some emotion. Give us some thought. Give us a decision. Don’t let it be just blind action—give us some time to get in the character’s head, and let them reflect on the latest thing that happened, even as they move on to the next exciting thing.

How to Approach Your First Draft

Writing a novel can be tough, but there’s a few things you can do to get started smoothly.

Don’t Worry about Chapter Breaks

A lot of new writers worry too much about where their chapter breaks are, and about the overall word count of their novel. Neither are very important in the beginning.

You want to put a chapter break where people can’t stop reading. That is, you want to end a chapter when something so interesting is happening that the reader has to keep going to see what happens next.

The natural point for a chapter break to occur is after the disaster in the scene. Something horrible has just happened. What’s going to happen next?

The next chapter could open with the sequel to the previous scene, or you could time-jump to some point in the future and have us wonder what did happen. It’s best to decide where those dramatic breaks are later, after you’re done writing your manuscript.

Word Count Doesn’t Matter

Another misconception is the importance of word count. Word count does matter if you’re going to be traditionally published, at least a bit. Word count may also matter depending on the genre of story you’re telling.

But if you’re just starting out, and especially when writing your first draft, don’t worry about the word count.

New authors tend to think that every word they write down in the first draft is going to end up in the book. That couldn’t be further from the truth. A first draft is just that, a first draft. Professional authors will write 3–5 drafts of a manuscript before the book is published.

The second draft of the manuscript doesn’t just involve cutting a few words. The second draft of the manuscript is often a complete rewrite of the story. You shouldn’t worry about making your first draft perfect.

“Many authors will work from a printed copy of their first draft, and actually retype their second draft, saving the parts that they want, but finding new ways to word things as they go, because they know their characters much better now as a result of having completed that first draft.”
– Steve Alcorn

It’s very common for the word count of your manuscript to get shorter with each successive edit. You find ways to say things more clearly and tighten up your language, so that it really sings.

At the same time, if your word count is running short, you don’t really need to worry about it because you can always add in some subplots, or write deeper, richer settings in subsequent drafts. You can also add in other things to pad your word count if you need to.

When you’re writing your first draft, let your creativity flow. You have a plan because you’ve sketched out the nine checkpoints in the three-act structure of your story. You know your protagonist because you’ve done a character sketch and defined their flaw.

Worry about chapter breaks and your final word count when it comes time to edit your manuscript.

Every author can learn to be a good self-editor. No matter how bad your first draft is, those writing skills can be learned.

The Biggest Mistake First-Time Authors Make

The biggest mistake Steve sees first time authors make is that they try to write a novel without a plan.

Steve has taught thousands of students and about 25% of them will introduce themselves by saying, “I had this really good idea/vivid dream that I wanted to write as a novel. After writing the first chapter, I got writers block.”

The truth is, these people didn’t get writer’s block. Their idea ran out of steam. They didn’t know where they were going.

That’s why Steve’s process is for you to take a step back and define these nine checkpoints which give you a roadmap to tell your story.

Creating these nine checkpoints can be as simple as writing nine sentences to give you benchmarks about where you’re going.

A lot of Steve’s students do NaNoWriMo. National Novel-Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, takes place every November. It’s a writing challenge you can sign up for online. Participants commit to try and write 50,000 words in one month.

That 50,000 words may not be enough for a novel in some genres, but it’s a heck of a good start, and it’s a very reasonable goal to try and write that in one month.

A lot of new authors try NaNoWriMo and fail because they don’t have a plan. Steve’s students always have a plan before they start trying to write a novel, in November or any time. A large percentage of them succeed, and at the end of November, they are either ready to edit, or they have a few more chapters to go before they’ve finished their novel.

Having a plan before you start is the key to success.

“Spending a few hours in the planning stage can save you hundreds of hours in rewrites, and can also save you from getting stuck, both of which are disasters.”
– Steve Alcorn

How to Make a Plan for Your Novel

The nine checkpoints Steve recommends are story checkpoints. There are some plot points involved in the planning process. But story checkpoints relate very much to what’s happening inside the character as they move through the plot elements.

The next step after you define those plot checkpoints is to fill in what Steve calls scene markers.

You might have as many as 200 scene/sequel pairs in a novel. You’re not going to jot down all of those. You want to jot down the major plot points that you can think of. The plot points that get your character from point A to point B.

Understanding Your Characters

When Steve is planning a new novel, he’ll spend several days gaining a deep understanding of his characters and what makes them tick. He has a comprehensive character attributes form that he fills out for all his important characters. The form consists of about 100 questions.

This may seem like a waste of time to new writers, but understanding your characters is the most important work you can do. Readers read for character. Readers fall in love with characters. Really understanding your characters makes writing stories and novels much easier.

“The planning process can be the most fun part of writing your novel because it allows you to invent things without doing the work of writing them down. You can think of an idea, jot down three or four words to remind you what it is later, and move on.”
– Steve Alcorn

Links and Resources Mentioned in this Interview

Steve Alcorn’s Amazon author page

How to Fix Your Novel by Steve Alcorn. Steve goes in depth about how to plan your novel and the nine character checkpoints you need in every story.

https://writingacademy.com/ – the online writing school Steve started with Doran William Cannon. They have classes on many different types of writing.

Get all of Writing Academy’s courses for one low monthly subscription – get all of the courses (valued at over $2,300) for $49 a month.

Get the nonfiction bundle at Writing Academy – get all of their nonfiction writing courses the Nonfiction Writing Workshop, the Write Your Life Story Workshop, and the Publish Your Book Now Workshop for $19 a month

Get the fiction writing bundle at Writing Academy – this bundle includes Beginning Writer’s Workshop, Novel Writing Workshop, Young Adult Fiction Writing Workshop, Writing for Children Writing, and Science Fiction and Fantasy for $29 a month.

 

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If you’ve ever been to a theme park like Disney World, chances are you’ve seen Steve Alcorn’s work. Steve is the CEO of Alcorn McBride, a company that designs products used in nearly all the world’s theme parks. He’s also the author of many books. If you’ve ever been to a theme park like Disney World, chances are you’ve seen Steve Alcorn’s work. Steve is the CEO of Alcorn McBride, a company that designs products used in nearly all the world’s theme parks. He’s also the author of many books. He’s written historical fiction, romance, and young adult novels. He’s […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 32:20
175: Lessons from a 10-Year-Old Published Author with Emma Sumner https://www.tckpublishing.com/lessons-from-a-10-year-old-author/ Fri, 09 Feb 2018 04:39:59 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=11196 https://www.tckpublishing.com/lessons-from-a-10-year-old-author/#respond https://www.tckpublishing.com/lessons-from-a-10-year-old-author/feed/ 0 Emma Sumner is the author of The Fairies of Waterfall Island. She published the book in 2016 at the age of only eight years old. Today she’s 10 years old and just finishing up her second book, which is a prequel to the first. She was inspired to write her first book when she saw […] lessons in self publishing from a young author

Emma Sumner is the author of The Fairies of Waterfall Island. She published the book in 2016 at the age of only eight years old. Today she’s 10 years old and just finishing up her second book, which is a prequel to the first.

She was inspired to write her first book when she saw her dad publishing his second book on Amazon. Her dad told her that if she could write 150 words in her story that day, he would help her publish the book when it was complete.

She began immediately outlining the book in a new notebook she’d recently gotten. When she showed the notebook to her father that night, Emma had 172 words in it, and he began helping her from there.

In this podcast, we talked about what inspired Emma to write a book, Autism Speaks, and the importance of starting your novel. Emma has a unique story and a message the whole world needs to hear.

How Emma Decided to Write a Book about Fairies

Emma likes books about fairies. She’s a particular fan of Rainbow Magic and The Never Girls. She also likes mysteries; she enjoyed The Magic Treehouse. There was never any question in her mind what type of book she’d write.

Emma’s Writing Process

Emma is definitely a plotter, not a pantser. After Emma finished her outline, she began writing the rough draft. She would have a writing session every Saturday at Panera and post an update on Facebook about what she was doing.

After Emma was done with her rough draft, she and her father hired an editor to go over the manuscript. The editor helped a lot because she found mistakes that Emma and her father missed.

Emma revised the rough draft based on her editor’s suggestions, and then published the book.

What Emma Learned from Working with an Editor

There are a lot of lessons you can learn by working with skilled professionals who are able to give you a different perspective on your work.

Emma learned that you can make your book better by focusing on the details.

Before the editor helped Emma revise her work, there weren’t a lot of details about the world. She says it was really fun working out how fairy magic works.

That kind of nuance adds depth to your fictional world and makes it easier for readers to fall in love with your story.

How Emma Markets Her Book

Emma’s aunt has been tremendously helpful in marketing her book. She helped Emma get several television interviews because of the unique story about how the book was created. Notably, Emma has been on Good Morning Sacramento and Fox 40. She’s also done interviews for magazines and newspapers.

Emma recently started using Amazon ads to market her books. She targets books similar to hers on Amazon; her book is displayed every time someone looks at those product pages.

Emma also made sure that her book was available in as many formats as possible. You can buy a Kindle version, a print version, or the audiobook version.

What It’s Like to Be on Local TV

Once you agree to do a television interview, you and the producer decide on a day and time. Then you go to the TV station and do the interview.

Emma has had to miss school a couple of times for TV interviews. The experience was well worth the missed class time.

Emma’s Spelling Bee Success

Emma has traveled all the way to the National Spelling Bee two years in a row, when she was in the third and fourth grades.

She’s also talented in math and science. She competed in the district math bowl in the first grade.

Readings in Classrooms

Teachers read Emma’s book in classrooms. She attends some of these readings and talks about the process of writing her book. There’s a lot of ways to get your book known if you simply look at opportunities within your own community.

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The Message of Emma’s Book

“Part of the reason I wrote my book is that I wanted to teach kids of all ages that anything is possible. If I wrote my book at age 7, you can do it at any age, if you really want to.”
– Emma Sumner

The moral of the story is persistence is the key to success. You can’t just give up if things aren’t working for you the first time you try something. You have to make sure you work the process, and just keep going until you’ve accomplished what you set out to.

The process of writing the book mirrored the story itself. There were times while Emma was writing her story that she couldn’t think of anything to write. But the message Emma wanted to put out in the world inspired her to continue writing until the book was done.

“The best way to get over writer’s block is just write anything that comes into your mind.”
– Emma Sumner

The Importance of a Good Support Team

Emma had a lot of people helping her during the book production process. Her dad was a constant source of inspiration and support. Her editor really helped bring her book to another level, and her aunt connected her to people who helped Emma promote her book.

When Emma started her Facebook page to talk about and promote the book, almost 300 people signed up before the book was published.

That was a huge surprise to her. Emma didn’t think anyone would sign up for her Facebook page. To have that support during the production phase of the process was amazing.

Her entire family was incredibly supportive. They became true evangelists for the book. They helped and inspired her throughout the production process, and they really helped spread the word about her book when it was published.

How Emma Used a Launch Team to Catapult Her Book to Success

Emma gathered her launch team using Facebook. She had a signup form linked to her Facebook page. Close to 300 people signed up to be part of her launch team.

Having a launch team that large really helped word of mouth spread about the book quickly when it was live on Amazon.

The Self-Publishing School

Emma learned a lot from The Self-Publishing School. Her father is a teacher there. The most important thing she learned at The Self-Publishing School was the importance of the details in your story.

Autism Speaks

Emma thought it would be cool if she was able to raise some money for charity. So for the first three months that her book was live on Amazon, 100% of her royalties went to Autism Speaks.

Emma chose Autism Speaks because of the personal connection she has with the disease. Before she moved to her current house, she was friends with a neighbor on the autism spectrum. So, when she was deciding what charity to donate to, Autism Speaks was the natural choice.

Autism Speaks is a charity that helps people with autism deal with their condition. They offer speech therapy, as well as a number of other therapies and services to help autistic people deal with the world.

Emma Inspires Others

Emma’s success with The Fairies of Waterfall Island: The Search for the Missing Crystal has inspired her friends to write their own books. Emma’s best friend Annabelle is in the middle of writing her own book. Annabelle loves Diary of a Wimpy Kid, so her book is written in that style.

Emma’s cousin is working on a comic book with his friends.

Emma’s Second Book

Emma’s second book is a prequel to The Fairies of Waterfall Island: The Search for the Missing Crystal.

In The Fairies of Waterfall Island, Julia is the wisest fairy in all the land. The prequel explores Julia’s character and tells the story of how she got her powers.

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Final Words of Advice

If you want to write a book, start writing. The hardest part of writing a book is starting.
– Emma Sumner

Once you start writing your book, it becomes a lot easier. Writing can be fun if you let it be.

You don’t get anywhere by questioning yourself.

 

Links and Resources Mentioned in this Interview

The Fairies of Waterfall Island: The Search for the Missing Crystal by Emma Sumner

http://emmalovesbooks.com/ – Emma’s website

Emma Sumner’s Amazon author page

https://self-publishingschool.com/ – Emma learned a lot about self-publishing from this program. Her father is a teacher there.

https://www.autismspeaks.org/ – Autism Speaks is a charity organization dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

 

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Emma Sumner is the author of The Fairies of Waterfall Island. She published the book in 2016 at the age of only eight years old. Today she’s 10 years old and just finishing up her second book, which is a prequel to the first. Emma Sumner is the author of The Fairies of Waterfall Island. She published the book in 2016 at the age of only eight years old. Today she’s 10 years old and just finishing up her second book, which is a prequel to the first. She was inspired to write her first book when she saw […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 15:14
174: How To Use BookBaby To Grow Your Print and Digital Book Sales with Steven Spatz https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-use-bookbaby-for-print-and-ebook-sales/ Fri, 02 Feb 2018 04:46:09 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=11166 https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-use-bookbaby-for-print-and-ebook-sales/#respond https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-use-bookbaby-for-print-and-ebook-sales/feed/ 0 Steven Spatz is a writer, marketer, and president of BookBaby, a distributor of ebooks and print books. He started his writing career at age 13 and worked for several major newspapers after graduating from university. Steven got a job as a sportswriter when he was 13. His journalistic heroes were Walter Cronkite and Howard Cosell. […] how to self publish with bookbaby

Steven Spatz is a writer, marketer, and president of BookBaby, a distributor of ebooks and print books. He started his writing career at age 13 and worked for several major newspapers after graduating from university.

Steven got a job as a sportswriter when he was 13. His journalistic heroes were Walter Cronkite and Howard Cosell.

He did that for a little while and then went back to the family business, where he learned direct marketing. Steven’s family had a food catalog they grew to be one of the largest in the United States. Through that experience, he really learned about direct marketing, and bringing the right products and services to the right people at the right time.

That’s what Steven has done with most of his career. He’s worked for Mattel and Hasbro Collectibles. About 15 years ago, Steven became interested in the music business. His parent company, CDBaby, still manufactures custom-made CDs and DVDs. Yes, there’s still a market for that! They also work in digital music.

BookBaby started seven years ago. BookBaby’s mission is to help authors get their work out into the marketplace. The BookBaby motto is “We make the little guy look big.”

Steven is using his talent for writing and his knowledge of direct marketing to help indie authors be successful in the marketplace.

In this interview, we talked about the factors every indie author needs to consider, how BookBaby can help you achieve your goals, how the marketplace has changed in the last eight years, and the benefits of using BookBaby to help launch you onto the world stage.

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Starting Up BookBaby

BookBaby grew out of CDBaby, which still sends a lot of music to iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.

Through these existing partnership, Steven had a great opportunity: when Apple created the iPad, they were looking for companies that could make ebooks. They knew CDBaby already created music files for them, so Apple asked if they could make ebooks. The people at CDBaby had to quickly learn how to make ebook files that would work on the iPad.

Since then, the business has exploded. They added ebook distribution to Amazon, and now they’re in 59 other digital retail stores around the world.

BookBaby quickly realized that if authors were going to succeed, they would need to give their readers the book in the format the reader wanted. That’s why they started offering print distribution.

They began by partnering with a printer they knew. Two years ago, they started printing some books in house as a test, and now they print all their books in house.

At this point, BookBaby is a one-stop shop for everything an indie author needs. They provide:

  • Editing
  • Ebook production
  • Cover design
  • Book formatting
  • Print distribution
  • Electronic distribution

“Our goal has been to help authors not have to make many decisions. Authors need to spend time writing, and then hand over all the details about their books to experts. You used to have to go to many different places to get all of the services authors really need; now you can just come to BookBaby.
– Steven Spatz

Five Things You Need to Consider as an Indie Author

BookBaby offers a simple five-step guide to self-publishing.

There are five decisions you need to make before you publish your book.

1. You have to decide the book is finished.

You have to decide that you’re happy with your finished product, and that the book is the best you can make it right now.

Understand that even though your book is as good as you can make it, it’s not going to be perfect. No book is perfect. You have to decide when it’s time to let go.

Steven still talks to authors every month who have been working on their books for years. It’s important to do the best job you can with your book, and then get it out there.

2. You have to have your book edited.

BookBaby runs an ad in industry magazines that says, “The only page that doesn’t need editing is blank.” It’s true. Even the best authors need a good editor.

You put yourself at a real disadvantage if you don’t have a professional editor. (Hint: a pro editor does not mean your English teacher, or your mother-in-law who thinks she knows a few things about commas and semicolons.)

 

3. You have to decide what kind of physical product you’re going to introduce to your readers.

Yes, books are a product—and that means you have to decide what formats and products matter to you and your readers.

  • Are you going to produce an ebook?
  • Are you going to produce only an ebook?
  • Do you need help formatting the book?
  • Are you going to format the ebook yourself or do you want help doing that?
  • Are you going to produce printed books as well?
  • What size and color will your book be?
  • What is the trim size of the book going to be?

4. You have to decide what kind of distribution you need.

Your book needs to get into readers’ hands—and that involves some knowledge of where they shop, and what benefits you can gain from being in different marketplaces.

  • Are you happy just putting your book on Amazon?
  • Do you want a Print on Demand book?
  • Do you want to distribute to other countries?

Amazon isn’t dominant everywhere. Amazon is big in the United States and England. In Europe, they’re the second or third biggest distributor. In Asia, Amazon is almost nonexistent as a competitor.

Thinking outside the Amazon ecosystem is important for indie authors, especially if they want to reach their maximum audience.

5. You need to decide how to market your book.

Marketing is an activity a lot of authors don’t like to do. But it’s one activity that no one else is going to do for you. There are millions of books available on Amazon and other online retailers. You have to decide how you’re going to make your book stand out in the marketplace.

Book Marketing Help

There are several services you can pay for that may help your book break through the noise. But there are no guarantees when it comes to advertising.

There are also services you can pay for where you learn how to do the marketing process yourself.

You should use every marketing strategy as best you can.

  • Use social media to get the word out about your book.
  • Get as many Amazon reviews as you can.
  • Use search engine optimization (SEO) techniques to maximize your Amazon ranking.

 

If you follow that script in order, that’s a good starting point for any indie author.

How BookBaby Handles Distribution

Getting your book into readers’ hands requires a different approach for different channels and formats.

For eBooks

If you just want to be on Amazon, it’s relatively easy to upload the book yourself and go to CreateSpace for your print book. That’s what Steven recommends for those folks who only want Amazon exposure.

If you want to reach fans all over the world, you can go to BookBaby and they will help you format your book so that it works on every single e-reading device in the world. They create both epub files and Mobi files.

It’s entirely possible for you to create your own epub and Mobi files, but sometimes you just want a professional hand to make sure that everything looks and works the way it’s supposed to.

After the conversion process is complete, BookBaby asks you where you want to be distributed. If you go for full worldwide distribution, BookBaby will distribute your book through several channels, including:

  • Amazon
  • Apple iBooks
  • Google Play
  • Hoopla – a new player in the ebook industry which has exploded in the last few months
  • Versa – a company that puts your book in a lot of European and Asian stores

 

If you go with BookBaby, your book can be purchased in 60 stores all around the world. What really sets BookBaby worldwide distribution apart is that your book is distributed through all of the local bookselling powerhouses in their respective countries. You’re not just limited to Amazon outlets in foreign countries.

Plus, when BookBaby adds a new store, they ask you if you’d like to be distributed there. If you opt in to being distributed to that store, expanding your distribution is effortless on your part.

BookBaby collects their money through fees charged up front. That means you keep 100% of the royalties you earn by being distributed worldwide.

For example, on average, Amazon pays authors about 90 days after their book is sold. If you go through BookBaby, you’ll get your royalty check about one week after they receive it from the online bookstore.

For Print Books

Distributing print books is where BookBaby gives indie authors some real advantages:

  1. Your book is guaranteed to be in stock 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. BookBaby can do that because they’re the printer.

Over the Christmas holiday, quite a few Print on Demand books on Amazon were out of stock. BookBaby experienced that problem to a much lesser degree, but they were able to solve the problem faster because they own the printing machines.

  1. When you distribute your print book through BookBaby, it’s available to all brick and mortar bookstores through their normal distribution channels.
  2. BookBaby offers a direct-to-reader website for print distribution that doesn’t cost the author anything to set up.
  3. BookBaby pays a 50% commission for every print book you sell through your BookBaby website. On top of that, you get paid much faster than with other online retailers. If somebody buys a book from your BookBaby storefront on Wednesday, you’ll get paid the following Monday, because it’s baked into BookBaby’s payment engine.

How Print-on-Demand Works at BookBaby

The nice thing about print-on-demand (POD) at BookBaby is you don’t have to have an inventory of books available.

BookBaby charges an up-front POD fee to have your file available on their press. They’ll print a few test copies to make sure everything looks right. After that, it’s all done automatically as orders come in.

Here’s how the ordering process works:

  • Your customer orders a print version of your book from Amazon (or your BookBaby storefront.
  • The order goes directly to BookBaby.
  • They print the book.
  • They package the book.
  • They ship the book.

After uploading the file to BookBaby, there’s nothing the author needs to do, except look at his or her account a week later and see that money is available from the sale of that book.

Whether a customer orders one book or 1,000, the process is the same. Digital printing presses produce the same quality product every time. BookBaby has the capacity to handle book orders of any size.

Three Major Printing Differences with BookBaby

Why choose BookBaby over another printer? There are several advantages for an indie author:

  1. They offer a large variety of trim sizes (the finished size of the book, like 6×9 inches).
  2. They offer easy color printing. Some POD services will only do black and white or greyscale printing.
  3. BookBaby will also produce a hardcover book if you want. They are currently one of only a small handful of companies that offer print-on-demand hardcover books.

How BookBaby Competes with Amazon

The potential self-publishing marketplace is huge. There’s room for everyone to compete.

And there are a lot of very good companies out there. Who you choose to work with depends on what you need as an author.

BookBaby serves a wide range of customers. They work with people who don’t know much about self-publishing and need a lot of hand-holding. They also work with authors who prefer the convenience of having one distribution account that handles everything.

The last thing Amazon wants to do is a lot of handholding of its authors. Amazon’s business model is all about producing a large inventory of self-published work that its customers can buy.

BookBaby sends a lot of its content to Amazon. So in that way, the two companies are allies.

But they also offer authors other ways to make their books available all over the world and to keep more control over the process, while getting the help they need.

BookBaby’s Most Popular Service

The complete self-publishing package is BookBaby’s best-selling offer by far. The package costs $1,600, and for that you get:

  • eBook files that work on every e-reader in the world.
  • Worldwide ebook distribution. (By default, they enroll you in KDP Select for one 90-day period. They recommend that for first time authors, as there are some real marketing advantages to being in the KDP Select program for 90 days.)
  • Cover design.
  • Worldwide print distribution of your books, and a 50% commission on all print book sales.
  • A BookBaby storefront where you can sell books directly to readers.

They take as much confusion and technical worry out of the process of self-publishing as they can.

Differences between Musicians and Authors

In Steven’s experience, authors and musicians are quite different.

Musicians are happy to release their music into the world. They release their art early and often.

Authors are often reluctant to release their manuscript. It’s much harder to convince an author that the book is ready to be released than a musician.

Authors and musicians have the same creative drive and the same ambitions, but by and large, their temperaments are quite different.

The indie music scene has been around for 20 to 25 years. The indie author scene has been around for about eight years, so it’s a much less mature marketplace.

On the music side of things, there are only a few decisions to make. On the book side, you have a lot more options in terms of packaging and distribution.

The Biggest Changes in the Self-Publishing Industry in the Last Eight Years

A lot has happened in the self-publishing world in the few years it’s been around in its modern form. Here are some of the biggest changes Steven has noticed:

Author Expectations

Expectations have changed tremendously in the last eight years. Authors used to be content to have their book available on Amazon. Now authors want to be the bestseller in their genre.

Author Professionalism

The awareness of professionalism is important. When BookBaby first started its editing program, 2 out of 10 books that were distributed through BookBaby were professionally edited. Now the number is more like 7 out of 10.

Authors realize that in order to be competitive, you really have to put out a quality product.

Author Platform

The importance of having an author platform has increased as the marketplace has gotten more competitive. Building an author platform is not an easy thing to do, but it’s essential today.

It’s not enough to simply go on Twitter and shout for the world to buy your book. You have to take a more systematic approach to building your author platform.

One of the most important things you can do is to create your metadata deliberately. Metadata is the data that Amazon and Google use to index your book on their websites.

Metadata is found:

  1. On your product page.
  2. On your Amazon author page.

You want to make sure that you put some thought behind your Amazon keywords. These are the keywords you tell Amazon your book is about. These keywords help Amazon customers find your book.

Overall, indie authors are becoming more professional in their expectations of and their willingness to do the work it takes to be successful.

Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin: A Case Study

Carl is a Swedish psychologist. He called BookBaby six years ago and told them he wanted to publish a book in English. He translated his children’s book into English himself, and then BookBaby helped him publish The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep: A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep. He had great hopes for it.

At first, the book didn’t go anywhere. Carl called their office every month asking what he could do to make his books sell better.

The first thing they did was change the category the book was in. He put it into a children’s category when the book was really about parenting. After they changed the book’s category, it did a little bit better in sales.

Then they suggested that he have the book translated into more languages. It is a short children’s book, and that meant the translation costs were low. When they released the book in six more languages, the book did a little bit better. But sales still weren’t meeting his expectations.

The folks at BookBaby suggested Carl write more books so he would have more inventory to attract more readers. He didn’t want to do that, because he believed in his book.

Finally, they suggested that he start giving away his book for free on his website and through social media. That’s when they saw downloads of his book really start to tick up. He was getting up to 1,500 downloads per week. People were really starting to take notice.

That’s when the book found its way into the hands of the editor of a prominent British newspaper, The Guardian. Apparently, the editor had a child who wouldn’t go to sleep, so he read the book to his child and like magic, the child went to sleep.

The editor was so thrilled that he wrote an article for The Guardian that was syndicated to more than 600 newspapers. From that point on, sales of Carl’s book exploded. Starting in August 2015, his royalty checks went from four figures, to five figures, to six figures a month, month after month.

Carl was the first self-published author to have his book be number one on Amazon and on the New York Times bestseller list at the same time.

He got a seven-figure book deal to publish two books with a traditional publisher after the success of his first book.

Carl recently contacted BookBaby to say he was going to use them for his next series of books because he enjoyed the process of self-publishing more than the traditional publishing process.

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Interview

 

Steven Spatz’s Amazon author page

https://www.bookbaby.com/

Call BookBaby at 866-707-0024 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, to get free advice on how to move forward with your self-publishing project. They won’t read your book, but they will give you free advice about the next steps you might want to take.

 

 

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Steven Spatz is a writer, marketer, and president of BookBaby, a distributor of ebooks and print books. He started his writing career at age 13 and worked for several major newspapers after graduating from university. Steven Spatz is a writer, marketer, and president of BookBaby, a distributor of ebooks and print books. He started his writing career at age 13 and worked for several major newspapers after graduating from university. Steven got a job as a sportswriter when he was 13. His journalistic heroes were Walter Cronkite and Howard Cosell. […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 28:36
173: How Author Networking and Co-Promotion Can Help Sell Books with Ethan Jones https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-co-promotion-can-help-sell-books/ Fri, 26 Jan 2018 04:54:56 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=11163 https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-co-promotion-can-help-sell-books/#respond https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-co-promotion-can-help-sell-books/feed/ 0 Ethan Jones is the bestselling author of more than 20 books, including the best-selling Justin Hall Spy Thriller Series. Ethan always wanted to be a writer. He started writing novels seriously in 2008, but ever since he was a kid, Ethan would watch TV shows and movies and imagine future adventures for the heroes he […] use author networking to sell more books

Ethan Jones is the bestselling author of more than 20 books, including the best-selling Justin Hall Spy Thriller Series.

Ethan always wanted to be a writer. He started writing novels seriously in 2008, but ever since he was a kid, Ethan would watch TV shows and movies and imagine future adventures for the heroes he loved.

He doesn’t have a favorite spy movie, although Salt, The Bourne Identity, and the James Bond films rank fairly high with him.

In 2008, he began carving out extra time to schedule to write his own stories. He always loved TV shows and movies that had to do with spies, so he figured that writing spy thrillers would be right up his alley. It turns out his audience agrees with him.

In this episode, we talked about Ethan’s author journey, his writing process, and the importance of treating your writing like a business. We also talked about Ethan’s marketing strategies, his daily routine, and some mistakes Ethan made early in his career you can learn from. This was a fast-paced interview jam-packed with information.

Ethan’s Turning Point

Ethan decided to write his first novel after he read a spy novel that wasn’t very good. He thought for sure that he could write something at least as good as the book he’d just finished reading. That was the beginning of his writing adventure.

It took Ethan one year to write his first book. The first book is always the hardest to finish.

He wanted to write something a little different than the standard spy story. So the story takes place in Canada and his hero is a member of the Canadian special forces. Usually in spy fiction, the hero is a member of some sort of US government agency, whether that be the CIA or FBI or another alphabet soup agency.

How Ethan Developed His Writing Process

Ethan developed his writing process by writing books. He wrote his first book completely by the seat of his pants. There were one or two places where he wrote himself into a corner, and he had to spend a few days figuring out how the story was going to work out.

These days, Ethan has an idea of where the story is going to end. He doesn’t have a detailed outline, but he has some idea of what the major plot points are and roughly where they occur. He’s not so tied to his outline that he won’t let the story change as he writes it. He allows his characters the flexibility to discover the story as they’re living through it.

Having an ending firmly in mind has been helpful for Ethan when writing his books, even if the ending might change as he produces the manuscript.

Why Pantsing Works for Ethan

Ethan tried to plot a couple of his novels in detail. He found it was difficult for him to force the story on to the path he wanted it to take. It broke his creative flow.

Ethan is much more productive with a loose idea of where the story is going and the flexibility to allow his characters to react naturally.

Most of his stories are about spying and spycraft. So his characters have a lot of trust issues, and it’s very easy for him to manipulate the mood of a character to make them more suspicious, then gently nudge the story where he wants it to go. Writing mostly by the seat of his pants just works best for Ethan.

How Ethan Comes up with His Story Ideas

To develop his stories, Ethan does a lot of research. He pays attention to international news, and specifically news about the region where he’s going to set his next book.

Recently, Ethan decided to write a book where ISIS featured prominently. He watched a lot of documentaries by journalists about the group. For Ethan, research is essential in coming up with his ideas and making sure his book seems like something that might actually happen.

Write in a Genre You’re Passionate about

Some time ago, Ethan tried his hand at romantic suspense. There was less research involved, but his heart wasn’t really in it. Those books took much longer to write because he wasn’t as passionate about the genre.

“Writing good spy thrillers does involve a lot of research, but when you’re doing something you really enjoy, it doesn’t sound like work.”
– Ethan Jones

Ethan’s Publishing Journey

Ethan wrote Arctic Wargame: A Justin Hall Spy Thriller back in 2008. At first, he tried to get a traditional publishing deal. Self-publishing wasn’t as popular back then as it is now, and a traditional publishing deal seemed like the way to go.

In Canada, the book market is smaller, so you don’t necessarily need an agent to have your book traditionally published. Ethan tried submitting his book to agents and publishers. Some of the people he submitted to requested a partial manuscript, and he got good feedback from them, but he couldn’t secure a book deal.

In 2011, a friend suggested that he self-publish his manuscript.

Before diving in, he took some time figuring out how self-publishing works. He was able to publish the first book in the Justin Hall Spy Series in 2012, shortly after finishing the manuscript for the second book in the series.

He published the second and third books in 2014 and hasn’t slowed down since.

Back in 2012, you didn’t need to do a lot to promote a self-published book. Just the fact that was in the marketplace at a price lower than traditionally published books was enough for you to make a few hundred dollars a month, as long as the story was decent.

The market was less crowded in 2012, and it was a lot easier to make money as a new author in the marketplace.

Today, it takes more work—and more books. Ethan has three series out right now, and he plans to add another series in March 2018.

Lessons Ethan Has Learned about Writing and Publishing in the Last 10 Years

  • Things change in the self-publishing marketplace quickly. Things are often different just month to month! It’s important to adapt to changes as they occur. Don’t expect things to stay the same.
  • Ethan suggests that all indie authors should consider wide distribution.
  • There’s value in not having all your eggs in one basket, or all your books in one distribution system.
  • Having your books available at different bookstores creates multiple income streams. That way, if one website’s sales slow down for you, the other booksellers might be able to pick up the slack.
  • Ethan tried Kindle Unlimited as recently as early 2017, and his books didn’t stick in Amazon’s ecosystem. He’s had much better luck going wide.
  • He’s done particularly well with his books in Kobo. Kobo also gives you opportunities to promote your work.
  • Think about physical products. Sony televisions are available in a number of different stores and chains. They aren’t exclusive to Wal-Mart or any other chain of stores.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment, but always focus on collecting data that gives you information going forward.
  • how to write more when you have no time

Ethan’s Strategy for Launching a New Book

Ethan didn’t do any active promoting of his books until early 2017. His promotional strategy for his early books was to:

  1. Tell his mailing list that a new book was available.
  2. Be active on social media. Write Facebook posts and tweet about the fact that a new book is available.
  3. Write a blog post on his website announcing that a new book was available.

Ethan’s Paid Promotion Strategy, Starting Early 2017

Ethan has been experimenting with Amazon marketing ads since early 2017. He’s also been experimenting with boosting his Facebook posts.

Ethan’s Free Promotion Strategy Starting Early 2017

On the free side of things, Ethan has been building his network of authors in his genre and cross-promoting with them.

The authors Ethan has teamed up with tell their mailing lists when he has a new book out. He returns the favor when they have a new book out, or when they have a deal going on.

“Cross-promoting with authors in your genre is the best marketing you can do, because that audience is already hot for books like yours. Also, you’re not an unknown person to them, because you’re coming with a recommendation from the author that is writing to them.”
– Ethan Jones

Depending on how involved the author recommending you wants to get, they can say they read the book and enjoyed it and their subscribers might enjoy it as well, or they can simply say that you have a new book out and it looks good.

It’s very important to be honest and aboveboard with your email list at all times. You shouldn’t lie to your readers to drive up book sales. You might get some short-term benefit, but it will cause you headaches in the long run.

Cross-promoting with other authors is kind of like dating. Working with some authors might get you a lot of book sales. Working with other authors might not get you many sales at all. You’ll never know which partnerships will work best for you until you dive in and give it a try.

It’s best to network with authors who write in your genre, because they have readers on their list who will probably like the books you’re writing.

Ethan’s Daily Routine

Ethan has a full-time job and has to carve out writing time wherever he can. He takes the bus to work every day, and that commute takes about an hour. He writes every morning as he commutes to work. There are times when he wishes the bus would take longer because he has to stop at a point where things are going really well for him.

Sometimes Ethan wakes up earlier in the morning to do his writing. He has to get on the bus at 7 a.m., so he’ll get up at 4 or 5 a.m. to start his writing day.

“I used to think writing was only to be done when you could have four or five uninterrupted hours on a Saturday. But realistically, that’s difficult to do when you have a family and other obligations. So even if I can spend 15 minutes and write it’s possible to get 100 words down in that period of time. So even if you only spend 15 minutes a day, by the end of the month, if you’re consistent you can get a few pages down for sure.”
– Ethan Jones

Mistakes You Can Learn From

Ethan has made many mistakes in his author journey. Here are some of the bigger ones:

  • Ethan’s biggest mistake was not having a mailing list from the beginning.
  • Ethan wrote his books without a mailing list for three years. Without a mailing list, Ethan could only communicate with readers who sought him out; he had no way to follow up with his audience.
  • You should have an autoresponder, a mailing sequence for your readers, and a call to action to join your email list at the front or back of your book.
  • It’s important that you adopt a business mindset when it comes to publishing your work.
  • Ethan had to learn more about how a business is run, how promotions work, and how to market his books.
  • Business skills don’t come naturally to many authors, but they’re important if you want to be successful.
  • In the beginning, Ethan priced his books too high.
  • He also wishes he had begun networking sooner.

It’s also important to improve your writing craft. It can be harder to see your writing mistakes than your business mistakes. When you’ve read over your manuscript a few times, you can get to the point where you’re tired of rereading it.

It can be much easier to see your business mistakes when you do a promotion for your books and they don’t sell very well.

Of course, if your book isn’t good, or it doesn’t have good packaging, that can certainly affect your sales. But you absolutely must have:

  • A good story
  • A good cover
  • A good, succinct description
  • An opening that grabs your readers. Readers can usually see about the first 10% of your story for free in the different online bookstores. You want to make that beginning as good as you can to draw readers in.

A promotion that brings more traffic to your product page should lead to more sales. Also remember that some promotional websites give you a better return on your investment than others.

Ethan Reflects on his Author Journey

Ethan tried to get his first book published through a traditional publisher. As with all authors, his first book was his weakest in terms of craft. He also wrote the book to be a standalone story, something he doesn’t recommend for today’s authors wanting to make a living. Series sell better because each new book is an advertisement for all the other books in the series.

He wants to improve his writing style, particularly focusing on some weak areas readers have pointed out in the past.

You don’t have to put all of your research into the book you’re writing. Nobody likes a show-off. If the detail of your research doesn’t add to your story, leave it out. You should only add details about setting if they’re unique to the place you’re talking about, or if they add to the story.

If you’re talking about a beach or a gun, you don’t need to describe every minute detail. Even if your readers haven’t been to the beach you’re talking about, most of your readers have been to a beach. Don’t get bogged down in details that don’t advance your story.

 

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Interview

Ethan Jones Books – Ethan’s website where you can join his mailing list and get a free short story. He wrote the short story recently and it’s one of his better works.

Ethan Jones’s Amazon author page

The Justin Hall Spy Thriller Series – Ethan’s first series. It’s about a spy in the Canadian Special Forces.

 

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Ethan Jones is the bestselling author of more than 20 books, including the best-selling Justin Hall Spy Thriller Series. Ethan always wanted to be a writer. He started writing novels seriously in 2008, but ever since he was a kid, Ethan Jones is the bestselling author of more than 20 books, including the best-selling Justin Hall Spy Thriller Series. Ethan always wanted to be a writer. He started writing novels seriously in 2008, but ever since he was a kid, Ethan would watch TV shows and movies and imagine future adventures for the heroes he […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 24:35
172: How To Create and Build Your Personal Brand with Dorie Clark https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-create-and-build-your-personal-brand/ Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:18:42 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=11142 https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-create-and-build-your-personal-brand/#respond https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-create-and-build-your-personal-brand/feed/ 0 Dorie Clark is an adjunct professor at the Duke University School of Business. She’s the author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out (named the #1 leadership book of 2015 by Inc. magazine). She’s a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and she regularly consults and speaks for clients such as Microsoft, Google, and […] how to create and build your personal brand dorie clark

Dorie Clark is an adjunct professor at the Duke University School of Business. She’s the author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out (named the #1 leadership book of 2015 by Inc. magazine). She’s a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and she regularly consults and speaks for clients such as Microsoft, Google, and The World Bank.

Dorie’s first job out of graduate school was as a political reporter. When she was laid off from that job, she began the process of reinventing herself. She tried a lot of different things, not all of which worked out.

She worked in two unsuccessful political campaigns and then turned her talents to running a nonprofit. After two years of doing that, Dorie realized that running a nonprofit is exactly like running your own business.

So…Dorie decided to start running her own business. For the past 11 years, she’s run her own marketing and consulting company. She’s done all kinds of activities to help build her brand and the brands of her clients, including:

  • Writing books
  • Giving speeches
  • Doing executive coaching
  • Launching online courses

In this interview, we talked about what a personal brand is and how to build yours. We took a deep dive into social networking, how to do it, and why it’s essential to building your personal brand.

the benefits of running your own business

Why Dorie Decided to Start Her Own Business

Dorie was the head of a small nonprofit for two years. She decided to start her own business because running the nonprofit and being responsible for the livelihood of three other employees was super stressful. Also, she didn’t get paid very much.

Working for herself and being responsible only for her own income and needs seemed like a move toward a more stable, less stressful life.

Dorie’s time as the head of that nonprofit was an incredibly valuable learning experience. Running the nonprofit taught her what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

To be a successful entrepreneur, you have to be a jack of all trades, because you’re responsible for everything that happens in your business.

“You have complete independence. Yeah, you might have to solve problems yourself, but you don’t have to answer to anyone, you don’t have to answer to a boss, nobody’s telling you what to do. Everything is more fulfilling because you are making the choice to do it.”
– Dorie Clark

Why Dorie Decided to Write Her First Book

Dorie made a New Year’s resolution in 2009 to publish a book that year.

She’d always wanted to write a book. She thought it would be cool, and she also thought it would raise her company’s profile and demonstrate thought leadership in her field.

All of that turned out to be true. What Dorie didn’t count on is how difficult it would be to actually publish her first book.

In the first six months of 2009, Dorie wrote three book proposals. They were all turned down because she didn’t have a big enough author platform.

So she went back to the drawing board and figured out how to build that essential author platform. She was able to do it primarily through blogging.

Dorie signed her first book deal with Harvard Review Press in 2011 and her first book came out in 2013.

Why Dorie Chose Blogging to Build Her Author Platform

Blogging was a natural choice for Dorie because of her experience as a print journalist. Also, audio and video were much more expensive and complicated to jump into back in 2009.

Audio and video are much more accessible to new people now than they were back then.

How to Become a Recognized Expert in Your Field

Becoming a recognized expert involves three key components.

1. Creating Quality Content

Content creation is the linchpin of becoming a recognized expert. You can’t be known for your ideas unless you share your ideas publicly. You have to share your ideas, and you have to share your ideas a lot to break through the noise today.

The biggest mistake Dorie sees in the marketplace today is people not creating enough content. So many bloggers think that posting one blog post a month is enough. The truth is, Dorie spent three years posting 50 to 100 blog posts a year before she saw any measurable uptick in inquiries about her work.

“You have to do a lot more than you might otherwise suspect you have to do, that’s the truth. The good news is most people won’t last that long. Most people will not keep it up, and if you do, you are far more likely to succeed, because the field has thinned.”
– Dorie Clark

2. Social Proof

Social proof is your credibility. What is it about you that is going to get people to take you seriously? How can you demonstrate that you know what you’re talking about and that your suggestions will work?

3. Your Network

Your network is who you surround yourself with. The world judges you by your associations. Your network can also be the early ambassadors for your ideas.

How to Create Multiple Revenue Streams without Spreading Yourself Too Thin

Dorie has several income streams that feed into her business. She developed them over the last seven years.

Her income streams are:

  • Consulting—this is how her business started
  • Executive coaching
  • Writing books
  • Business school teaching
  • Giving keynote speeches
  • Affiliate income from online marketing
  • Online courses Dorie has developed
  • Live events

That may seem like a lot of spinning plates, and it is. But they aren’t burdensome, because Dorie developed each income stream independently and systematized it before moving on to another income stream.

Dorie recommends that you focus on building one income stream per year. Once you have that income stream systematized and automated, you can build another income stream without sacrificing the first.

As you build new income streams, they should relate in some way to the other income streams that you have previously built. If you build income streams that target wildly different audiences, you could very easily be pulled in too many different directions. In contrast, if you build income streams that support each other, each income stream you build will make the others stronger.

As you build new income streams, opportunities will appear that you never expected.

Dorie didn’t plan to organize live events. She started to organize do so after her customers asked if they could be part of live events.

what is a personal brand

What Is a Personal Brand?

“Basically, ‘personal brand’ is a modern colloquialism for your reputation. That is something that has existed from the beginning of time.”
– Dorie Clark

If your reputation isn’t what you want it to be, it’s probably worth your time to think about how to change it. If you’re not reaching people in the right way, if you want to be understood in the world, then you have to understand what your reputation is, and make sure it’s congruent with how you see yourself.

Reframing the question of your “personal brand” that way allows you to see that authenticity is a vital part of your personal brand. In fact, if your personal brand is inauthentic, audiences and customers will realize that, and they will steer clear of you.

One of the problems that entrepreneurs face when they first start out in business is that we feel like we have to project this image that we have it all figured out.

One of the first iterations of Dorie’s website had a background image of skyscrapers, as if that represented her power in the marketplace. The truth is, that type of stuff is silly.

People really respect you if you have something interesting to say and you say it in your own unique voice. That’s what makes you stand out in this crowded world.

The ultimate source of strength is not pretending to be anything other than what you are. Some people are going to be like, ‘whatever.’ Some people aren’t going to like your message. But for those who resonate with your message, it is such a breath of fresh air to have somebody say it the way they’ve never heard it before. There’s a huge amount of power in that.
– Dorie Clark

How to Build Your Personal Brand to Increase Your Influence and Get More Clients

One thing you can do to build your brand is to make a concerted effort to write for “name brand” publications like Forbes. There are two benefits of writing for well-known media outlets like this:

  1. You get exposed to new audiences who have never heard of you.
  2. You build your reputation and personal brand because you’re associated with respected publications.

Creating content that allows you to associate with blue-chip brands that people have already heard of creates a social proof that’s valuable, as you’re beginning to establish your personal brand in the marketplace.

How to Start Writing for Blue-Chip Brands

If you’re starting from scratch, what you want to do is develop a portfolio of “writing clips” that show you can write an article like your target publication. One of the best places to showcase your writing ability/style is on your personal blog. You can also publish your article on LinkedIn or Medium where there is no barrier to entry.

From there, you want to start writing for more and more prestigious brands to raise your own reputation.

You can figure out the best publications to read in your industry by simply having conversations with people and asking them what they read. Ask them where they get their information from. Target those publications.

More Ways to Get Social Proof

Social proof is all about making the public aware of connections that enhance your credibility and stature. Think about who you’re connected to that would make people think better of you.

Think about your:

  • Clients
  • Former or current employer (Many former Google employees have become bestsellers, for example.)
  • Educational affiliations. Did you go to an Ivy League school? Or a well-respected school in your field?
  • Professional associations. If you take on a leadership role in a locally or nationally recognized professional association, that can be great social proof.

Social proof is all about networking.

Interviewing as a Form of Social Networking

Doing interviews is a great way to meet people and network with them. It allows you to have a conversation with people you wouldn’t be able to meet on your own.

The key to this strategy is you’re offering value to the person you’re interviewing by giving them access to your audience. That’s why they’re willing to talk to you.

This works especially well if you can time your interview to coincide with something they are promoting, like a book or movie.

Organize Dinners to Get to Know People

Another way to get to know people is to organize dinners in your community. Dorie did that when she moved from Boston to New York. It worked really well for her.

Another thing you can do is organize dinners or drinks for a group of people if you go to conferences on a regular basis. By taking it upon yourself to organize these types of social gatherings and being the host, you’re establishing yourself as a person who has social value.

 

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Interview

https://dorieclark.com/ – Dorie’s website

https://dorieclark.com/entrepreneur – download Dorie’s 88-question self-assessment that helps you think about how to utilize multiple income streams to support your own life.

Books by Dorie Clark

Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It

Reinventing You, With a New Preface: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future

Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive

Places to Publish Your Articles

https://www.linkedin.com/ – a networking site for professionals. You also have the ability to publish articles on LinkedIn for free.

https://medium.com/ – another place you can write articles and gather a following, with no barrier to entry.

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Dorie Clark is an adjunct professor at the Duke University School of Business. She’s the author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out (named the #1 leadership book of 2015 by Inc. magazine). Dorie Clark is an adjunct professor at the Duke University School of Business. She’s the author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out (named the #1 leadership book of 2015 by Inc. magazine). She’s a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and she regularly consults and speaks for clients such as Microsoft, Google, and […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 28:48
171: How to Find Your 1,000 True Fans and Make a Living as an Artist with Jeff Goins https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-make-a-living-as-an-artist/ Fri, 12 Jan 2018 04:51:55 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=10856 https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-make-a-living-as-an-artist/#respond https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-make-a-living-as-an-artist/feed/ 0 Jeff Goins is the bestselling author of five books, including Real Artists Don’t Starve. His blog, goinswriter.com, is one of the most-read blogs for writers and creative folks. Jeff has always been a creative person who likes to make things. As a kid, he drew his own Garfield fan comics with a friend. Jeff’s dad […] how to find fans and make money as a writer with jeff goins

Jeff Goins is the bestselling author of five books, including Real Artists Don’t Starve. His blog, goinswriter.com, is one of the most-read blogs for writers and creative folks.

Jeff has always been a creative person who likes to make things. As a kid, he drew his own Garfield fan comics with a friend.

Jeff’s dad taught him how to play guitar when he got older. He was in a number of bands that played really bad songs.

It was in high school that Jeff started to write stories for fun. He also acted in plays during his high school career.

Jeff gained more experience with writing as a writing tutor. After he graduated college, he toured with the band for a year. The most fun Jeff had during that year was writing weekly blog posts about the touring experience.

After a year, he quit the band and moved to Nashville, where he was hired as a copywriter by a nonprofit. He eventually became their director of marketing, and learned quite a bit about traditional and online marketing.

That’s when Jeff had the idea to use the brand-building strategies he learned at the nonprofit to build his own personal brand as a writer.

Today, goinswriter.com is Jeff’s ninth blog. The first eight blogs he wrote for failed. goinswriter.com succeeded because Jeff took the right steps and didn’t quit. Jeff’s successful blog allowed him and his wife to quit their day jobs and do this full-time.

Jeff’s Author Journey: Defining Moments and Small Steps Forward

Jeff’s success has been made up of both huge defining moments and small, consistent steps forward. When Jeff was 27 years old, his boss enrolled him in a coaching program for professional development. Early on in those meetings, someone asked him what his dream was.

Jeff had seen many of his friends quit their day jobs to pursue their dream—only to be back at a day job within six months. He didn’t think he had a dream. So he replied, “I don’t have a dream—I have a job, I have a family. I don’t need a dream.”

Jeff’s coaching buddy replied, “That’s funny. I get the sense that your dream is to be a writer.”

That resonated with Jeff and he said, “Yeah. I guess that is my dream, to be a writer someday. But that will never happen.”

Jeff’s coaching buddy pointed out, “Jeff, you don’t have to wait to be a writer. You just have to write.”

Jeff published a 500-word blog post the next day. Every day for a year, he published a blog post between 500 and 1,000 words long.

Throughout that year, when he met new people and they asked him what he did, he told them, “I’m a writer.”

This wasn’t a case of “faking it until he made it.” Jeff believed he was a writer. Then he took small consistent actions until he became a professional writer.

“People won’t take you seriously until you do.
– Jeff Goins

Jeff developed a system for creating daily blog content that allowed him to write and edit a post before publishing it to his blog. Want to learn from his experience? There’s a link to his three-bucket content system in the links section of the show notes.

How to Deal with Fear

“Fear is what happens to us when we hesitate to do the things we know we need to do. Fear is what happens when we wait. ”
– Jeff Goins

When you act quickly, there’s no time for fear to creep in. Children have very little fear. Fear is something we learn as a result of watching the consequences of certain actions. We think, “Oh, if I do this I will get hurt.

Because Jeff was producing daily content for his blog, he didn’t have much time to feel fear. He knew his content wasn’t necessarily that good. But this was his writing practice. He was just practicing in public.

Jeff knew that if he wrote on his blog long enough, some people might notice. But that wasn’t the point. The point was to practice his art to improve his skill.

There’s something interesting that happens when you put yourself into a daily practice: It doesn’t allow you a lot of time to feel afraid.

Most people feel fear and stop what they’re doing. When Jeff studied other successful people, he came to realize successful people also feel fear. The difference is successful people feel fear and yet still do what they’re afraid of.

“I began to see fear as a friendly reminder that I’m moving in the right direction.”
– Jeff Goins

From Blogger to Author

Six months after Jeff started regularly blogging, he was approached by a traditional publisher who asked him if he was planning to write a book.

He signed a deal for a small book contract. That gave Jeff the confidence to keep going. He also began to notice that readers of his blog were asking questions he couldn’t answer in a long blog post.

“I don’t think you write a nonfiction book because you want to. I think you write a nonfiction book because it’s the most succinct way of saying what you have to say.”
– Jeff Goins

A lot of people have a blog post go viral and think they should write a book. Jeff doesn’t agree. He thinks you should only write a book if you need the length of a book to express your idea.

If you’ve expressed all you need to express in a blog post, then move on to the next thing.

how to make a living as an artist

The Message of Real Artists Don’t Starve

Jeff writes books because:

  • He’s serious about something.
  • He has an experience with something.
  • He has something unique to say about the topic.

Real Artists Don’t Starve puts forth the bold argument that if you’re starving as an artist, that is your choice. Starving is not a necessary byproduct of being an artist.

Jeff has met a lot of people doing great work and making a decent living who aren’t national celebrities. These people are thriving artists and creative entrepreneurs. They are making a living from their art and loving it.

Jeff lives in Nashville, and he kept meeting people who said that making a living as an artist is impossible. He wrote the book Real Artists Don’t Starve to introduce these two groups of people to each other.

“It is possible to do creative work, and make a full-time living off of that work, and now is the best time to do that. If you have a dream, a passion, a gift you want to share with the world, you have no excuse not to make a living from that, if that’s what you want to do.”
– Jeff Goins

How to Be a Thriving Artist

The first thing you have to do to become a thriving artist is educate yourself. There are many ways for artists to get paid for their work today. There are many artists who are making a living by selling their art.

The next thing you have to do is realize this isn’t a path to becoming Taylor Swift. This is simply a path that helps you earn an income from your creative work.

Use the internet to find the people who need your art. You have to find your 1,000 true fans, as Kevin Kelly would say. That’s not a lot of people in the grand scheme of things, but it is enough people to build a platform that will support you financially as long as you nurture it.

If you can find 1,000 people who resonate with your message and need your art, you can make a living from that kind of exposure.

We need to disabuse ourselves of the notion that you have to be famous, or that you need a big break in order to be a thriving, successful artist.

You can find the people who need your work and connect with them directly to exchange value with them.

How to Find Your True Fans

Jeff has a few tips on how to find those 1,000 true fans.

Mindset

You have to think like a thriving artist. You have to see the value in your work so that you can market it effectively. You have to take your work seriously before anyone else will.

You have to cultivate that mindset. You have to begin to think in terms of what’s actually possible. You have to dream a little bit.

Michelangelo was the richest artist of his time. At the end of his life, he had the equivalent of $50 million to his name. Before Michelangelo, artists were working-class citizens. After Michelangelo broke the glass ceiling of what was possible for an artist, artists of the Renaissance became aristocrats or upper-crust people.

Michelangelo was told his entire life that his ancestors were noble. His family believed it, and when he became an artist, he proceeded from the assumption that he was of noble birth.

  • He got the wealthiest patrons to commission his work.
  • He charged 10 times what contemporary artists were charging for the same type of work.
  • In short, he did everything differently and got a different result than artists who came before him.

The interesting thing about Michelangelo’s story is that he wasn’t actually descended from a noble line. He just believed that he was and proceeded from that assumption. His belief led him to act differently than his peers, which led to his amassing great wealth.

If you believe you’re going to starve and struggle, that will come true for you. Conversely, if you believe the world needs your work and you just need to find a way to make that happen, eventually you will find a way to succeed.

Market

How do you get your work into the right people’s hands so they help you find more fans and spread your message?

The best way to do that is to find a modern-day patron. Find an influencer who has an audience that can help spread your message faster than you can by yourself.

Patrons didn’t just give money to artist in the Renaissance—they lent their influence to their artists. They became evangelists of their artist’s work.

When Lorenzo de Medici became Michelangelo’s patron, he commissioned many statues. But more importantly, Lorenzo invited Michelangelo into his house and introduced him to the connections that would support him for the rest of his life.

Michelangelo was building a network, which is really important if you’re going to support yourself using your creative work, and have your work spread.

This still holds true today: Hank Willis Thomas, a successful photographer, says all of his success came from five people he met in art school.

Money

Never work for free. Always work for something of value. Don’t just work for the “opportunity.” Valuing your own work is how you teach others to value your work.

“We’re not just doing the work to get a paycheck. But getting paid is an important part of being a professional.”
– Jeff Goins

“We don’t make movies to make money. We make money so that we can make more movies.”
– Walt Disney

“The point of making money is so that you can do something in the world to help people, and make the world a better place.”
– Tom Corson Knowles

Money buys you time. If you’re focused on paying your bills this month and you need to write a book in the next three weeks to pay your bills, the book you write isn’t going to be as good as if you had three months to write it.

Money gives you the freedom to spend the time necessary to produce quality products. Money provides a little bit of security so that you can make the next thing that’s going to make a dent in the universe.

More on Mindset and Expectations

We have to be really honest about what’s driving us. Chasing status very rarely brings you the fulfillment you are searching for. Once you achieve the status you’re looking for, whether it’s to be a bestselling author, or get a certain number of people on your mailing list, or whatever, you might feel good for a moment.

After that moment passes, your mind will either come up with reasons to be unhappy about your success, like you don’t deserve it or you aren’t worthy, or you’ll decide that you want even more success.

And you’ll never get enough.

The challenge is that being content with whatever you have is boring! It isn’t bad to want things, to be ambitious and want to grow.

“As human beings, we think we want the summit. We think we want to be at the top of the mountain. What we really want is the climb. We want the experience of gradually moving towards a worthy goal.”
– Jeff Goins

The journey is the fulfilling part of the equation, not the destination.

On the other hand, if you have an endless journey without a destination, it can be exhausting. So it is good to have milestones and achievements to celebrate.

The important thing is to do work that fulfills you as you are doing it. If you enjoy the act of creating your art, you will create art forever. If you consistently create your art, eventually something you create will break through the noise and help you find fans.

“I love who I am when I’m working on a book, a project, something that fascinates me, something that I’m curious about, but also something that challenges me, that I haven’t quite figured out. And there’s all these questions, and I don’t know how it’s going to end. This is what makes it exciting.”
– Jeff Goins

One of the things we need to do as creative people is understand that we enjoy the process of making things, not necessarily the process of finishing things. We need to finish a project in order to get to the next project.

“As soon as I finish a book, it’s very important to me that I start another, regardless of how the first book does.”
 – Jeff Goins

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Interview

Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

Jeff Goins’s Amazon author page

Jeff Goins’s three-bucket system for creating daily blog content

https://www.hankwillisthomas.com/ – a successful photographer, and an example of a thriving artist in the 21st century. Hank says all of his success came from five people he met in art school.

An interview with Kevin Smith where he talks about making Clerks

Listen to Jeff Goins’s podcast

1,000 True Fans by Kevin Kelly – an article about how to make a living with 1,000 true fans.

 

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Jeff Goins is the bestselling author of five books, including Real Artists Don’t Starve. His blog, goinswriter.com, is one of the most-read blogs for writers and creative folks. Jeff has always been a creative person who likes to make things. Jeff Goins is the bestselling author of five books, including Real Artists Don’t Starve. His blog, goinswriter.com, is one of the most-read blogs for writers and creative folks. Jeff has always been a creative person who likes to make things. As a kid, he drew his own Garfield fan comics with a friend. Jeff’s dad […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 28:32
170: How to Build a Relationship with Your Audience through Video Marketing with Mimika Cooney https://www.tckpublishing.com/build-your-audience-with-video-marketing/ Fri, 05 Jan 2018 04:05:05 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=10781 https://www.tckpublishing.com/build-your-audience-with-video-marketing/#respond https://www.tckpublishing.com/build-your-audience-with-video-marketing/feed/ 0 Mimika Cooney is an international award-winning photographer and the author of Photographing Newborns. She was nominated by the Huffington Post as one of the 50 women entrepreneurs to follow in 2017. Mimika is a multi-passionate creative. Born and raised in South Africa, Mimika and her husband left in 2000 and emigrated to England. In 2006, […] how to build your audience with video marketing

Mimika Cooney is an international award-winning photographer and the author of Photographing Newborns. She was nominated by the Huffington Post as one of the 50 women entrepreneurs to follow in 2017.

Mimika is a multi-passionate creative. Born and raised in South Africa, Mimika and her husband left in 2000 and emigrated to England. In 2006, they immigrated to the US. She is currently based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

She’s had a very interesting journey both creatively and in the realm of business and marketing.

Photography was originally a hobby for Mimika. She’s had an entrepreneurial mindset since she was a child, and she always looks for ways to make money with anything she does.

She loves the creative outlet of photography. Mimika started her photography business in England, and continued it when she moved to the United States. She decided to write her books about newborn photography to answer all the questions she was getting while speaking at photography conferences; writing was a natural progression for her because she’s been writing in journals since she was a child.

Mimika is passionate about teaching people how she learned from her own mistakes in business. She credits that skill more than any other as the reason for her level of success today.

Changes to the Writing World

Mimika is taking an entirely different approach to writing her third book than she did with her first two.

“I made the mistake of thinking after I wrote my first book, my job was done. It wasn’t.”
– Mimika Cooney

In today’s world, publishers expect you to do all the marketing for your own books. Writing is only the beginning of your author journey.

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What Has Changed in Online Marketing over the Last 20 Years

Marketing has become so saturated, the number of offerings in the marketplace is overwhelming.

There are a lot more platforms and apps available for business people to directly connect with customers. There are many more places to promote yourself. That’s a double-edged sword, because the internet and social media have led to information overload for almost everyone.

Video marketing has become prevalent, when just two years ago very few people were doing it.

Successful marketing tactics change about every six months. You can’t rely on one platform for all your marketing.

The internet landscape changes so quickly, you have to focus on evergreen tactics that will bring customers into your business.

When you’re an author, you are a business person. You have to pay attention to that reality, and spend the time, money, and effort needed to build your brand.

One benefit of a market oversaturated with marketing channels is that it lowers the price of marketing yourself.

When Mimika started her online TV show MimikaTV, it used to cost her $350 an episode to produce. Now she is able to produce it free using the YouTube platform.

“It’s the easiest it’s ever been to start a business venture or project, but it’s also the most competitive.”
– Mimika Cooney

 

Succeeding in business today is all about figuring out what marketing channels work for your audience and how you can put the pieces together to make your business successful.

Video Marketing Is Evergreen

“Video is the best way, other than meeting you in person, to get to know you. Reading your body language, hearing what you sound like, getting an idea what you sound like—it’s almost like meeting you in person.”
– Mimika Cooney

You can write blog posts and you can post on social media, but nothing translates better than a video to captivate your audience and get them to understand who you are and what you’re trying to do.

Video is the easiest way for people to get to know, like, and trust you.

How a Beginner Should Get Started in Video

As writers, it can be hard to transition from writing behind a computer screen to going on camera. But it’s important you get over yourself.

One thing you can do to get used to being recorded on video is to record yourself on your cell phone. Just get used to the actions necessary to go through the recording process.

Put your phone in selfie mode, turn it around, and start talking to it like you’re talking to a friend.

At the end of the day, all you have to do is take baby steps. You don’t have to jump in with both feet, guns blazing.

The great thing about video is you can record and delete it if you really hate it.

Learning to publish and distribute videos is very much like learning how to write. The first few times are going to be difficult. As you get more used to the mechanics of what you’re doing, things will come easier and you’ll have more fun doing video.

When it comes to video marketing, starting is the biggest hurdle. After you’ve started, you want to keep your video marketing efforts consistent.

Use Facebook to Launch Your Video Marketing Efforts

The first thing beginner video marketers should do is a Facebook Live feed. Using Facebook Live is simple and easy to do, and it’s free.

The biggest benefit of doing a Facebook live is that you’re pressured to actually complete a video. You’re doing it live, so it’s impossible to fail because of analysis paralysis.

Get on Facebook Live and ask a question. Start a conversation. Give your audience something to interact with beyond passively watching you.

Traditional publishers want new authors to have a platform to sell their books. Start building your platform before you publish your books by doing Facebook Live videos.

If you’re going to be an author, you should have your own professional Facebook page. Facebook frowns on doing business promotion on your personal Facebook page.

Once you have your business page set up, start posting your videos on that professional Facebook page. You can also make use of YouTube and build an audience between Facebook and YouTube.

If you want to pay for traffic to your videos on Facebook, now is the time to jump in. You only have to pay pennies per view.

Start Small with Video

The key to getting started with video is just to do one thing at a time. Start small, learn from your failures, and build on your successes.

Practicing video marketing is very much like writing drafts of your book. You know the final draft of your book is going to probably be very different from the first draft of the book.

The major difference between publishing your book and practicing video marketing is that we are so conditioned to only put out what we think is perfection. The truth is, nothing is perfect.

Anything you want to do, you have to be willing to do poorly at first. Doing something poorly is the only way you learn how to get better at a skill.

The key to getting better at anything is consistent practice. If you do a video every day for 30 days, you’ll be much better at the end of 30 days than you are at the beginning, just by going through the steps of recording a video.

How To Develop Content for Your Video Marketing

Developing content for your video marketing efforts should be approached like any other content marketing endeavor. All you need to do is figure out the answer to these three questions, and you’ll have a content idea for your audience that will be helpful to them and engage them.

3 Key Content Marketing Questions

  1. Who is my audience?
  2. What can I share with them to add value to their lives?
  3. What do I want to talk about? What are some takeaway tips you can tell people about your book?

You can always quote yourself and create a graphic to post on social media. That can start a conversation.

If you are truly unsure of what types of content to share, try posting a Facebook poll asking your audience what they’re working on, or what they want to hear about.

You can also join the Facebook groups of your target readers and conduct surveys within those groups. It’s best to become a part of the communities you join before you start conducting surveys within the group.

If you listen to the conversations of your target readers, you can get content for your book and help them solve problems they’re having at the same time.

Video Marketing Tools

If you have the latest iPhone, the cameras on them are tremendous. Even a year ago, the cameras on iPhones weren’t nearly as good as they are today.

Selfie sticks with tripods are inexpensive and really help boost the quality of your video by keeping your camera stable when you’re recording.

Logitech 720p Webcam C510 – this is the webcam that Mimika uses when she’s video chatting. You can use your computer’s built-in webcam if you have a good one. Video quality is important. You should really look for an HD-quality camera that will give you video that doesn’t pixelate as you record it.

Buying a quality external digital webcam allows you to have more control over the settings of your device so that you look your best.

You want to pay particular attention to your video and lighting quality when you record your videos.

Three Things to Consider When Planning a Video

1. Audio Quality

If your audio quality isn’t good, people won’t watch your video because they can’t understand what you’re saying.

2. Video Quality

The higher quality your video, the more things you can do with it. You want to have the highest quality video possible in your price range. The newest iPhones have excellent cameras in them.

3. Video Stability

You don’t want your video to be constantly moving around or jumping—it looks very amateurish and can even make viewers a little motion sick!

Getting a tripod for yourself a selfie stick is an inexpensive way to dramatically improve the quality of your video for your viewers.

You really don’t need much software these days to produce a great video. Everything is mobile friendly. If you want to do a Facebook Live feed, all you have to do is push record when you’re on Facebook.

Where to Promote Your Videos

With video marketing, it’s little by little, and nothing’s going to happen overnight (unless you have a huge marketing budget and can pay for views).

That’s why Facebook Live is such a powerful tool. It allows you to test out content with your audience.

Mimika has been experimenting with Facebook Live recently and she’s been surprised at which videos did well with her audience organically, simply because of the title of the video.

The quickest way to build an audience for your message is to get people to like and share your videos, regardless of the platform you use. If you know your audience really well and can strike a chord with them, it becomes easier to build an audience faster.

Boosted Videos

Another way to build your audience inexpensively is to create a video and then boost that post on Facebook.

Boosting a post much less expensive than actually paying for a Facebook ad, and video is more engaging than a static text post or even a picture post. Just boost your video post and see what happens.

When you boost your post, you can also target a specific market of people, like women between the ages of 30 and 40 who have children in school.

Interviews and Collaborations

Once you get to a point where you have 1,000 subscribers or likes, start seeking out different content creators you can collaborate with. Collaborating with different creators who have similar target readers is the fastest way to grow your audience.

You can also do interviews. Interviews allow you to tap into your interview subject’s network much like a collaboration would. You interview somebody, and then they tell their audience about it. Their audience becomes aware of you as an authority in your field, and some of their audience will join your mailing list.

Selling through Videos

The types of products you’re offering to the market dictate the types of videos you should do. If you’re a coach selling coaching or a subscription website, webinar-type videos work really well.

As a general rule, Mimika likes to follow the 80/20 rule when it comes to selling on her videos. 80% of the time she provides content, and 20% of the time she offers something for sale.

“Video is a long-term game. It’s not something you’re going to do once and then all of a sudden you have people breaking your door down. It’s a branding exercise. The more people see you visually, your visibility grows and the more your audience will come to know, like, and trust you.”
– Mimika Cooney

In today’s marketplace, people have to hear your name between 10 and 17 times before they associate your name with what you do.

Video marketing is time-consuming in the sense that you don’t get an immediate result. The only way you can get an immediate result is if you have some money to put into it. If you can buy views, that will increase your visibility and increase the chances that your video will go viral.

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Build a Relationship with Your Audience through Video Marketing

If you’re looking to use video marketing to build an audience over time, you are going to have to offer something that adds value to your audience before you ask them to buy something from you.

“Video marketing is very much like dating. You wouldn’t go up to a girl and just simply asked her if she’d like to get married. She’d probably slap you, and tell you you’re a creep.”
– Mimika Cooney

The great thing about video marketing is that it’s the fastest way for you to build a genuine relationship with your audience. All it takes is time, and putting out valuable content.

Whatever you do to market yourself, do it consistently and make the best use of the resources you have available to you.

The Side Benefits of Video Marketing

Once people get to know like and trust you, it’s amazing the range of opportunities that come your way.

Video marketing is like an online, visual business card. When people get to know who you are and what kinds of things you offer, things can skyrocket really quickly.

Writing a book isn’t going to make you a millionaire—it’s the opportunities and personal growth that come from the writing that are the most valuable.

Just think of video marketing as a tool to get you where you want to go and you’ll be surprised by the opportunities and benefits that show up along your journey.

 

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Interview

 Photographing Newborns by Mimika Cooney

Mimika’s YouTube channel

How to do a Facebook Live video – an instructional video on YouTube about how to do a Facebook Live broadcast.

https://belive.tv/ – a subscription service with different levels that integrates with Facebook. This service will allow you to do interviews on Facebook while integrating with your Facebook Live stream. There are different user levels and there’s also a free trial period.

http://mimikacooney.com/video/ – get Mimika’s free guide, How to Look Good on Video.

http://mimikacooney.com/ – Mimika’s website

Connect with Mimika

https://www.instagram.com/mimikacooney/ – Mimika Cooney on Instagram

https://www.facebook.com/mimikacooney  – Mimika Cooney’s Facebook page

https://twitter.com/mimikacooney?lang=en – follow Mimika Cooney on Tw

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Mimika Cooney is an international award-winning photographer and the author of Photographing Newborns. She was nominated by the Huffington Post as one of the 50 women entrepreneurs to follow in 2017. Mimika is a multi-passionate creative. Mimika Cooney is an international award-winning photographer and the author of Photographing Newborns. She was nominated by the Huffington Post as one of the 50 women entrepreneurs to follow in 2017. Mimika is a multi-passionate creative. Born and raised in South Africa, Mimika and her husband left in 2000 and emigrated to England. In 2006, […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 27:29
169: How to Write Children’s Books and Work with an Illustrator with AJ Cosmo https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-write-childrens-books/ Fri, 29 Dec 2017 04:32:34 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=10763 https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-write-childrens-books/#respond https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-write-childrens-books/feed/ 0 AJ Cosmo is the bestselling author of The Monster that Ate My Socks and more than 20 other fun children’s picture books. His stories are crafted to help parents teach children lessons in a fun and engaging way. Six years ago, AJ was at his day job searching for ways to make money online. One […] how to write a children's book

AJ Cosmo is the bestselling author of The Monster that Ate My Socks and more than 20 other fun children’s picture books. His stories are crafted to help parents teach children lessons in a fun and engaging way.

Six years ago, AJ was at his day job searching for ways to make money online. One of the ideas in a writer’s forum was to write books and put them up on Kindle because, as the poster said, “Kindle is a gold mine!”

The group of writers AJ eventually joined were publishing two types of content: adult fiction, and children’s books.

Some years ago, AJ moved out to Hollywood to try his hand at being a screenwriter. The first books he tried to publish and sell on Amazon were adapted from screenplays. When he got the suggestion to try publishing children’s books, it interested him because it was something he felt he had a talent for, because he’s able to draw and be a little goofy.

AJ wasn’t interested in writing adult content.

When AJ wrote his first children’s book, he didn’t know anything about the different grade levels or reader expectations. He just wanted to tell a funny story and do some illustrations. It took three or four books before AJ saw any kind of return on investment with his writing.

His fourth book was The Monster that Ate My Socks. That book took off and allowed AJ to make a career from publishing children’s books on Kindle.

It took off on its own, and ever since then AJ has been trying to reverse-engineer its success.

Six years later, AJ has published more than 40 books. And he’s doing this full time to earn a living.

The Success of The Monster that Ate My Socks

AJ still doesn’t understand exactly why The Monster that Ate My Socks became such a huge success.

One thing that contributed to its success, as far as AJ can tell, is that it’s short. The book is about 3,000 words, and 20 pages in print.

The book has six illustrations. There isn’t a magic number when it comes to the number of illustrations in a children’s picture book—you use the number you need to get the story across.

In fact, the book actually goes against the traditional wisdom regarding the number of images you need in a children’s picture book.

The Monster that Ate My Socks is technically a chapter book, but it’s much lengthier than a typical chapter book for very young children…and yet the language is much simpler than books published for middle-grade readers.

The book carved out its own little niche in the children’s book world. If AJ had known the rules of writing children’s books, he never would have written The Monster that Ate My Socks.

Parents have told AJ that besides being entertaining and funny, the book actually solved the monster problem for them with their kids. It humanized monsters, and allowed children to relate to them so they were no longer afraid of turning off the bedroom light and going to sleep.

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Marketing Considerations for Children’s Books

“Children’s books [like nonfiction books] can have meaning and purpose beyond just entertainment.”
– AJ Cosmo

“When you’re selling children’s books, you’re not actually selling to children—you’re selling to the avatars of children: their parents or their teachers. You have to communicate something to the parents, that your book is beyond mindless entertainment.” – AJ Cosmo

Parents expect a children’s book to be entertaining by default. What they want to know is, beyond entertainment, what can this book do for them or their children?

There are thousands of children’s books published every year. So in order to differentiate your children’s book from other books for children, you have to consider what lesson your book can teach your audience.

You have to walk a fine line. If your lesson is too serious, your target audience will zone out and their parents won’t buy your next book. But if it’s got too little lesson in it, the parents won’t think it’s valuable enough to buy your next book, either.

The lesson your book teaches is a marketing point. It’s something you have to consider, but always remember the age of the audience you’re aiming your book at.

There’s nothing wrong with creating a book that’s entertaining. There’s nothing wrong with creating a book that specifically designed to make children laugh. AJ is currently working on The Giggle Game, a book designed to do exactly that.

But even The Giggle Game has a point to it. The book is designed as a wind-down game for children before they go to bed. Giving your books a reason to exist beyond entertainment is a major selling point in the children’s book marketplace.

What’s Your Book’s Purpose?

This lesson can be extended to other genres of fiction. If you’re writing a romance novel, what is the extra that the audience is getting besides the romance? Are you showing them an exotic location? Are you showing them a situation they’ve never seen before?

“What are all the aspects you can have to sell your book? How can you communicate that?”
– AJ Cosmo

How to Test a Children’s Book in the Market

Testing ideas in the marketplace is smart, because it helps you see if your book has the potential to sell well.

So how do you test a children’s book?

  • You ask other parents.
  • You get your book in front of children and get their reaction.

If you want to be a children’s book author, it’s very important to actually read the books to children and gauge their reaction.

Kids are the best critics in the world because they’re honest. If your book isn’t holding their attention, they will wander off and go find something to play with.

Meanwhile, you want parents to like reading your book as much as children like it. AJ has heard of several books that parents hide from their children because they’re tired of reading the book to them so often.

Children are learning pattern recognition. Their learning to predict things that will happen. That’s why they want books read to them multiple times.

  • Ask other writers of children’s books. A lot of people think writing a children’s book is an easy thing to do.

It’s really not. AJ has revised some of his children’s books more than he’s revised his novels.

Don’t assume writing a children’s book is going to be easy.

How to Do Illustrations for Your Children’s Book

Illustration can make or break a book. You need to make sure your illustrations are of good quality.

“Your illustration needs to be up to par based on the expectation of what a good illustration for children’s book is. That is a huge range.”
– AJ Cosmo

When you go to illustrate a book, figure out what your budget is to hire an artist, then see how many books you would have to sell in order to recoup that cost. It’s a simple business calculation, and you have to factor it in if you want to make writing children’s books a business.

It’s important to live up to the expectations that the audience has.

Tips for Collaborating with Your Illustrator

  • It’s important to understand what you have, and what you want from the end product.
  • Do you have comparable books? This is something every author should be checking out no matter what type of book they’re writing. Find books like yours and analyze them to see what elements you can incorporate into your books.
  • Once you find comparable books, give those books to the artist so they have an idea of what type of illustrations you want.
  • Give hard deadlines to your artist.
  • Try not to micromanage your artist. Micromanaging will drive everyone crazy.
  • Break up your payments to be delivered over the life of the project.
  • Check on your artist. But give them enough freedom that they enjoy the process of helping you create your book.
  • By giving the illustrator artistic freedom within guidelines, you’re going to get the best product possible, and possibly far below market rate.

How Do You Publish a Children’s Book?

Formatting is one of the biggest challenges when it comes to publishing children’s books, because you’re publishing to a split audience.

Some people have original black-and-white Kindles, or the Kindle Oasis. Those devices don’t support rich formatting. They only support basic pages that allow for static images with text.

Kindle Fire models, as well as the Kindle apps for iPads and smartphones, allow you to do much more dynamic formatting.

On top of that, the aspect ratio for a children’s ebook is different than a print book. So you have to take that into consideration.

You sometimes have to make multiple versions of the same image to make sure that your book works on multiple devices.

You can make CreateSpace perfect-bound soft covers if you want to put your children’s book into print. The problem with that is, if your book is a short picture book, you end up publishing what looks like a pamphlet.

You can do hardbound books with crisp full-color illustrations through Ingram Spark. The problem with Ingram Spark books is that you only make about $0.50 per book sold for a short, full-color children’s book.

There are a lot of options when it comes to getting your children’s books out in the marketplace. The challenge for indie children’s book authors is that they have to create a different edition for each one of the distribution methods. It’s a lot more challenging to do a children’s book in terms of formatting than it is to write a novel.

If you don’t know what you’re doing, definitely get professional help with the formatting. It’ll be worth your investment.

Make sure whatever version of your book you’re working on works for whatever type of book you’re formatting for.

How AJ Promotes His Children’s Books

AJ has a fan club of readers within his email list, and he’ll send his book to them first. He’ll send a free copy of his book to his fans before the book is live on Amazon. He’ll also send a note asking them to please give their honest opinion of the book on release day, and if they wouldn’t mind posting about it on social media, that would also help.

Having good word of mouth is the best thing you can do to boost your book sales, and having an early review crew is the best way to get early word of mouth going.

For the last book AJ published, he had a review crew of 35 people. You should always seek out twice the number of reviewers as you want reviews on launch day. Only half the people you ask to review the book will actually review the book by launch day.

Don’t try to control your results beyond that.

There are several different things you can do to promote your book. You can:

 

  • Give away a gift card.
  • Give away a print copy of your book.
  • Dedicate your book to your early review team by name.
  • Do anything else you can think of that might cause people to show interest in reviewing your book.

Send a reminder email when you send the book out, and then remind them on the day of the launch.

That’s how you successfully build an early review team, and get reviews for your books on launch day.

Make your marketing as organic as possible. When you first release your book, talk about how people are receiving the book on your social media platforms.

Share Your Progress

Be sure to show a lot of gratitude. Showing the process of creating the book, especially with children books, can be a great way to build buzz for your book before it’s released.

Showing your audience your process is a very organic way to market your book. It also gives them things that they will want to share. Creating a children’s book is a very cool thing, and it’s interesting to lots of people.

Sharing your process allows you to talk about something you’re excited about in a genuine and authentic way that doesn’t seem salesy.

Get Feedback

The other thing you can do is ask for feedback, even if you’re not going to incorporate it into the finished product. What you learn may inform future projects, and any way your audience can feel like they were part of creating the book will give them an investment in your success going forward.

People who have contributed to the final version of the book are more likely to buy a copy on launch day, and they’re more likely to tell their friends about it.

Try Amazon Ads

You can also buy Amazon ads. When you do Amazon ads, you have to know what your comparable titles are. Who are the authors in your genre people know that have books like yours?

Knowing your comparable titles will influence:

  • What your cover looks like.
  • What your product description sounds like.
  • Where and how you advertise your book.
  • Your ad copy.

Be consistent. Share things on Facebook and your other social media channels, but don’t be annoying. The last thing anyone wants to see is an advertisement on their social media.

Make your marketing organic. Make it as disguised as possible. And make it about yourself.

How to Market Children’s Books Offline

Offline marketing is also critical for selling children’s books.

  • Talk to other authors.
  • Tell people in person what you’re doing.
  • Make yourself known.
  • In general, say yes to everything.
  • Help other authors before you ask for help.
  • Any kind of help you can give people will want to reciprocate most of the time.
  • Network with other author friends and see if you can split the cost of some book fairs.

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Interview

The Monster that Ate My Socks – AJ’s bestselling children’s book

www.ajcosmo.com – AJ’s website

www.thoughtbubblepublishing.com  – AJ’s publishing company

https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/tag/kindle-kids-book-creator/  – Chris McCullen’s Kindle Kids Creator how-to

https://scbwikitetales.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/news-from-the-internet-re-flowable-or-fixed-format-whats-best-for-digital-childrens-books/   – AJ’s SCBWI article on fixed format vs. fluid for kids’ books

https://www.scbwi.org/ – the Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators. You can join this organization to get yourself known within the children’s book community.

Use IngramSpark to publish your children’s book in hardcover.

AJ Cosmo’s Amazon author page

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AJ Cosmo is the bestselling author of The Monster that Ate My Socks and more than 20 other fun children’s picture books. His stories are crafted to help parents teach children lessons in a fun and engaging way. Six years ago, AJ Cosmo is the bestselling author of The Monster that Ate My Socks and more than 20 other fun children’s picture books. His stories are crafted to help parents teach children lessons in a fun and engaging way. Six years ago, AJ was at his day job searching for ways to make money online. One […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 22:22
168: How to Build Your Audience Using Twitter with Jesper Schmidt https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-build-your-audience-using-twitter/ Fri, 22 Dec 2017 04:34:29 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=10734 https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-build-your-audience-using-twitter/#respond https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-build-your-audience-using-twitter/feed/ 0 Jesper Schmidt is a fantasy novelist and the author of Twitter for Authors. He’s here to talk about his journey as an author, and how he used Twitter to gather an audience of raving fan readers from all over the world. Jesper always thought in the back of his mind that when he retired, he’d […] how to grow your audience using twitter

Jesper Schmidt is a fantasy novelist and the author of Twitter for Authors. He’s here to talk about his journey as an author, and how he used Twitter to gather an audience of raving fan readers from all over the world.

Jesper always thought in the back of his mind that when he retired, he’d write a book. But on one of his annual family vacations to Finland, Jesper had an insight that changed his life. He asked himself: “Why do we have to wait to do the things we want to do?

The next morning, he began writing his first book.

Jesper has always loved fantasy. There was never a question of what genre he would choose to publish in. He’s currently working on his third book in a fantasy trilogy now.

80% of people want to write a book and never do. Just do it if you want to do it!
— Jesper Schmidt

Jesper’s Journey to Successful Novelist

After Jesper’s flash of insight, he began writing his first book immediately—literally the next day. It took him six months to write 50,000 words.

But in the end, he scrapped that novel because it made no sense.

Jesper took the next 12 months to study what other successful writers were doing and incorporate that into his own process. After he began plotting, writing his next novel was much easier.

Jesper was frustrated when he had to scrap his first attempt at writing a novel. He’s worked in project management most of his adult life, and the first thing he learned there was that you have to plan ahead. The fact that he didn’t apply what he knew about project management to writing his novel bothered him, but he just started over after learning his hard lesson.

Plotting is what really made the difference for Jesper, and allowed him to successfully publish the books he’s written so far.

He brings the same project management checklist mentality to systematically managing his Twitter account. Jesper started using Twitter in 2012 as a recreational tool, three years before he started writing.

Twitter is a great platform to have fun on. But if you want to use it as a professional tool to grow your audience, you have to use it in a systematic way to attract and engage with the right types of followers.

How Jesper Developed His Twitter System

Jesper did a bunch of research into what other authors were doing to build their Twitter profiles. He took a bunch of notes, then tested everything. He used what worked and dumped what didn’t.

He documented everything he did. Now he has a system of checklists that he goes through on a weekly basis to help him grow his Twitter audience and maintain his engagement level with his followers.

Jesper documented his entire process in Twitter for Authors. Each chapter has action steps and checklists that allow you to easily adopt Jesper’s system.

He also did a number of video tutorials to supplement the material in his book. Everybody who buys Twitter for Authors also gets access to those videos.

Why Choose Twitter as a Marketing Platform?

When Jesper decided to become a professional indie publisher, he took a very analytical approach to the marketing side of things. The first thing he did was decide on three social media platforms he would focus his marketing efforts on.

Jesper knew he could manage three social media accounts and consistently update them with content to build strong connections with his fans.

He decided on:

  1. Facebook: The advertising opportunities on Facebook for authors are tremendous. That was a no-brainer.
  2. YouTube: Doing videos was easier for him than writing blog posts. Jesper’s not a native English speaker, and he didn’t want to have to spend all of his time worrying about grammar when writing for his blog.
  3. Twitter: This turned out to be Jesper’s best medium for connecting with fans, because he enjoys it so much.

“At the end of the day, you have to like Twitter as a social media platform; otherwise you’re wasting your time.”
– Jesper Schmidt

“Facebook ads are great, but it’s the kind of thing where every month, you have to be testing your ad copy, testing new images and testing new ads, changing your bids, and targeting. If you don’t love it, eventually you’re just going to burn out and stop doing it, and you won’t get the same great results with it.”
– Tom Corson Knowles

Major Changes with Twitter in 2017

In November 2017, Twitter did a major update to its terms of service and increased the character limit on tweets from 140 characters to 280 characters. A lot of Twitter users complained about the changes. Jesper believes all the complaints will calm down, and people will go back to using Twitter the way they always have.

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How Jesper Uses Twitter to Grow His Fan Base and Sell More Books

If you want to use Twitter in your book marketing process, you have to think of it as a professional tool. That means you have to spend some time to build up your systems.

Most people are more excited about results than the actual work, but the thing is, you have to work a bit to get the results you want.”
– Jesper Schmidt

To leverage Twitter to its full extent, you’ll have to use some third-party software tools. If you tried to manage your Twitter account manually, you’d have to spend way too much time on the platform.

Third-Party Tools You Can Use to Make Twitter Work for You

Bitly – Use bit.ly to shorten your links for use on Twitter. You can also use bit.ly links to track clicks.

Canva – Use Canva to help you make graphics to share on social media. You can also use Canva to make book covers for your books. It’s a free tool. Depending on the images you want to use, you might have to pay a small fee for usage rights.

Crowdfire – Use Crowdfire to help you manage your Twitter followers. Crowdfire will help you find Twitter followers who will be interested in your work and engage with your tweets. It does this by analyzing your current network of followers and searching for followers who have similar behavior patterns.

Crowdfire will also organize your followers based on when they followed you and how active they are in engaging with your Twitter account. This allows you to unfollow members of your audience who don’t engage with your account often.

HootSuite – HootSuite is a platform that allows you to automate posting on Twitter and other social networks. You can sign up for a free plan to try them out, while their paid plans start at $19 a month.

You can set up streams on HootSuite to automate posting on Twitter. Once you set up the stream on HootSuite, you can batch your tweeting activity and then have it drip on a consistent basis indefinitely.

You can also start building a social footprint by engaging with people who retweet your tweets.

The reason why scheduling tools like HootSuite are so valuable is that they allow you to batch your activities and remove the distraction of actually being on the social platform. If you have to actually log in and manually tweet 20 times a day, it will eat up a lot more time than you intend it to.

Another benefit of HootSuite is that it saves you from having to think about something to tweet every single day. You can fill up your tweet streams on a consistent basis once a week, set it, and forget it.

Social Oomph – Social Oomph is another tweet scheduling program that allows you to set up queues that are automatically tweeted on a regular basis. Social Oomph is a paid piece of software that is well worth it.

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Twitter Best Practices 2017

Whenever anyone replies to one of your tweets, you really do have to reply back to them, unless they are a troll. The key to being successful on social media is interacting with people. It’s best to be as social as you can on social media.

Pro Tip: rather than just replying to someone who tweeted to you, retweet their tweet and add your reply in the retweet.

You should always tweet someone within 24 hours of them tweeting at you.

Using Twitter to interact with your followers is a much more direct and immediate experience than email. It’s also more of a community experience. You can build your fan base much faster by interacting with groups of people on Twitter.

People buy from people they trust. If your Twitter feed is 100% sales tweets, that’s not going to get people to buy your book. You have to be social with them, and develop relationships.

Only 10% of your tweets should be sales tweets.

“If you take the time to build a relationship with people, eventually some of them will buy your books.”
– Jesper Schmidt

You want to establish a connection on Twitter and then funnel as many of those people over to your mailing list as you can. Email is where you can deepen and strengthen your relationship with your reader. The value of Twitter is that it’s a one-on-one connection powerhouse.

Long-term success is about building long-term relationships. If you focus on building good, solid, long-term relationships, you will build a strong foundation for your future success.

The Major Differences between Twitter and Facebook

One of the cool things about Twitter is that you can see who is following the top authors in your genre. That’s something you can’t do with Facebook.

Another difference is if you post something on Facebook, only about 10% of your followers will see it.

Twitter puts no roadblocks in your way. You have greater visibility, and easier access to your target audience. Twitter is a really powerful tool for one-on-one connections for these reasons.

The Twitter algorithm monitors what you like and share. It tries to show you tweets that it thinks you will like and interact with. In that sense, it’s like Facebook.

But Twitter’s platform is much more open, with more opportunity to directly connect with people one-to-one than Facebook.

 

Links and Resources Mentioned in this Interview

Jesper Schmidt’s Amazon author page

Twitter for Authors by Jesper Schmidt

https://www.jesperschmidt.com/ – Jesper’s website.

Jesper’s article on thecreativepenn.com about using Twitter to grow your audience

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Speaking Empire is the company behind some of the biggest speakers out there, Dustin Mathews is the founder of Speaking Empire, which teaches entrepreneurs how to scale up their business by selling from presentations and stages. Speaking Empire is the company behind some of the biggest speakers out there, including Kevin Harrington, Russell Brunson, and Jairek Robbins. Dustin began his professional journey after he read Rich Dad Poor […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 29:24 157: How To Create Winning Habits in Just 100 Days with Heath Armstrong https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-create-winning-habits/ Fri, 06 Oct 2017 03:57:19 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=8389 Heath Armstrong is a serial creative entrepreneur. He is the author of The Sweet Ass Journal to Develop Your Happiness Muscle in 100 Days. By adopting the habits of 100+ creative entrepreneurs, he was able to pay off $20,000 in debt, quit his job, sell all of his belongings, travel the world, and scale his […] Heath Armstrong is a serial creative entrepreneur. He is the author of The Sweet Ass Journal to Develop Your Happiness Muscle in 100 Days. By adopting the habits of 100+ creative entrepreneurs, he was able to pay off $20,000 in debt, quit his job, Heath Armstrong is a serial creative entrepreneur. He is the author of The Sweet Ass Journal to Develop Your Happiness Muscle in 100 Days. By adopting the habits of 100+ creative entrepreneurs, he was able to pay off $20,000 in debt, quit his job, sell all of his belongings, travel the world, and scale his […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 30:33 156: How to Finish the Projects that Matter with Charlie Gilkey https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-finish-the-projects-that-matter/ Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:05:57 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=8507 Charlie Gilkey is the author of The Small Business Lifecycle, a business book that helps creative people focus on the actions that will significantly grow their businesses. He’s also the founder of Productive Flourishing, a website that helps change makers finish the projects that really matter. In this great interview, we talk about how to […] Charlie Gilkey is the author of The Small Business Lifecycle, a business book that helps creative people focus on the actions that will significantly grow their businesses. He’s also the founder of Productive Flourishing, Charlie Gilkey is the author of The Small Business Lifecycle, a business book that helps creative people focus on the actions that will significantly grow their businesses. He’s also the founder of Productive Flourishing, a website that helps change makers finish the projects that really matter. In this great interview, we talk about how to […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 29:06 155: How to Read to Become a Better Writer with Gabriela Pereira https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-read-to-become-a-better-writer/ Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:05:16 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=8504 Gabriela Pereira is the founder of DIYMFA.com, the do-it-yourself alternative to a master’s degree in writing. She teaches at conferences and online, and she’s helped hundreds of writers get the MFA experience without having to go to an expensive school. In this fantastic interview, we talk about the value of an MFA degree, but we […] Gabriela Pereira is the founder of DIYMFA.com, the do-it-yourself alternative to a master’s degree in writing. She teaches at conferences and online, and she’s helped hundreds of writers get the MFA experience without having to go to an expensive schoo... Gabriela Pereira is the founder of DIYMFA.com, the do-it-yourself alternative to a master’s degree in writing. She teaches at conferences and online, and she’s helped hundreds of writers get the MFA experience without having to go to an expensive school. In this fantastic interview, we talk about the value of an MFA degree, but we […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 29:48 154: How To Build a Successful Side Hustle with Nick Loper https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-build-a-successful-side-hustle/ Fri, 15 Sep 2017 05:38:53 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=8481 Nick Loper is an author, entrepreneur, and founder of sidehustlenation.com, a growing community and resource for aspiring and part-time entrepreneurs. As the host of the top-rated Side Hustle Show Podcast, Nick explores a different business idea every single week and helps listeners discover the path to new job-free income streams. Nick’s original side hustle was […] Nick Loper is an author, entrepreneur, and founder of sidehustlenation.com, a growing community and resource for aspiring and part-time entrepreneurs. As the host of the top-rated Side Hustle Show Podcast, Nick explores a different business idea every ... Nick Loper is an author, entrepreneur, and founder of sidehustlenation.com, a growing community and resource for aspiring and part-time entrepreneurs. As the host of the top-rated Side Hustle Show Podcast, Nick explores a different business idea every single week and helps listeners discover the path to new job-free income streams. Nick’s original side hustle was […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 27:01 153: How to Make Money Blogging with Crystal Paine https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-make-money-blogging/ Fri, 08 Sep 2017 05:36:44 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=8385 A few bloggers have cracked the code to making money from blogging, and Crystal Paine is one of them. She is a New York Times bestselling author, and she’s the founder of the incredibly successful blog MoneySavingMom.com, where she teaches moms how to save and earn more. In this interview, we talk about how Crystal […] A few bloggers have cracked the code to making money from blogging, and Crystal Paine is one of them. She is a New York Times bestselling author, and she’s the founder of the incredibly successful blog MoneySavingMom.com, A few bloggers have cracked the code to making money from blogging, and Crystal Paine is one of them. She is a New York Times bestselling author, and she’s the founder of the incredibly successful blog MoneySavingMom.com, where she teaches moms how to save and earn more. In this interview, we talk about how Crystal […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 27:55 152: Book Marketing Experiments with Rachel Aaron https://www.tckpublishing.com/book-marketing-experiments/ Fri, 01 Sep 2017 05:30:45 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=8249 The results of Rachel’s latest book marketing experiments will surprise you. Rachel Aaron is a bestselling traditionally published novelist and author of several books including the Eli Monpress series, as well as one of my absolute favorite nonfiction books on writing: 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love. We […] The results of Rachel’s latest book marketing experiments will surprise you. Rachel Aaron is a bestselling traditionally published novelist and author of several books including the Eli Monpress series, as well as one of my absolute favorite nonfiction... The results of Rachel’s latest book marketing experiments will surprise you. Rachel Aaron is a bestselling traditionally published novelist and author of several books including the Eli Monpress series, as well as one of my absolute favorite nonfiction books on writing: 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love. We […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 41:10 151: How To Make Your Book Go Viral with Word-of-Mouth Campaigns with Jonah Berger https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-make-your-book-go-viral-with-word-of-mouth-campaigns/ Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:36:09 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=8192 Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and the bestselling author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On and Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior. This was a great interview. We talk about what makes things go viral and how authors can create a word-of-mouth campaign to […] Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and the bestselling author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On and Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior. Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and the bestselling author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On and Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior. This was a great interview. We talk about what makes things go viral and how authors can create a word-of-mouth campaign to […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 23:54 150: How Visual Thinking Helps You Remember More and Be More Creative with Mike Rohde https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-visual-thinking-helps-you-remember-more/ Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:31:51 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=8125 Mike Rohde is the bestselling author of The Sketchnote Handbook and The Sketchnote Workbook. He presents sketchnoting workshops around the world that encourage people to use visual thinking skills to generate, capture, and share ideas more effectively. In this awesome interview, we talk about sketchnoting, including what it is and how to do it. And […] Mike Rohde is the bestselling author of The Sketchnote Handbook and The Sketchnote Workbook. He presents sketchnoting workshops around the world that encourage people to use visual thinking skills to generate, capture, Mike Rohde is the bestselling author of The Sketchnote Handbook and The Sketchnote Workbook. He presents sketchnoting workshops around the world that encourage people to use visual thinking skills to generate, capture, and share ideas more effectively. In this awesome interview, we talk about sketchnoting, including what it is and how to do it. And […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 32:05 149: Build a Successful Creative Career and Use YouTube to Grow Your Audience with Dave Kusek https://www.tckpublishing.com/build-your-creative-career-with-youtube/ Fri, 11 Aug 2017 05:35:48 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=8122 Dave Kusek is the author of The Future of Music, which has sold more than 50,000 copies. He’s a pioneer in the music industry, and he teaches artists how to thrive and prosper in our high-tech digital society. This is a great interview. We talk about how to have a music career in the digital […] Dave Kusek is the author of The Future of Music, which has sold more than 50,000 copies. He’s a pioneer in the music industry, and he teaches artists how to thrive and prosper in our high-tech digital society. This is a great interview. Dave Kusek is the author of The Future of Music, which has sold more than 50,000 copies. He’s a pioneer in the music industry, and he teaches artists how to thrive and prosper in our high-tech digital society. This is a great interview. We talk about how to have a music career in the digital […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 27:07 148: How to Use Your Passion to Find Success—and Why Calm Leadership Is Key with Farnoosh Brock https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-use-your-passion-to-find-success/ Fri, 04 Aug 2017 03:39:07 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=8095 Farnoosh Brock is the bestselling author of several books, including the Healthy Smoothie Bible, which has more than 450 reviews on Amazon. She works with professionals who are in a mid-career crisis to help them navigate the corporate landscape or start their own profitable businesses. In this fantastic interview, we dive deep into what it […] Farnoosh Brock is the bestselling author of several books, including the Healthy Smoothie Bible, which has more than 450 reviews on Amazon. She works with professionals who are in a mid-career crisis to help them navigate the corporate landscape or sta... Farnoosh Brock is the bestselling author of several books, including the Healthy Smoothie Bible, which has more than 450 reviews on Amazon. She works with professionals who are in a mid-career crisis to help them navigate the corporate landscape or start their own profitable businesses. In this fantastic interview, we dive deep into what it […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 31:20 147: How to Find Your Unique Writing Voice and Stand out from the Crowd with Chris Brogan https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-find-your-unique-writing-voice/ Fri, 28 Jul 2017 03:27:14 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=8018 Chris Brogan is a New York Times bestselling author. He has written nine books, including Find Your Writing Voice—which is, naturally, about how to find your unique writing voice. He’s also the CEO of Owner Media Group, where he teaches strategy and skills for modern businesses. This is a great interview. We talked about how […] Chris Brogan is a New York Times bestselling author. He has written nine books, including Find Your Writing Voice—which is, naturally, about how to find your unique writing voice. He’s also the CEO of Owner Media Group, Chris Brogan is a New York Times bestselling author. He has written nine books, including Find Your Writing Voice—which is, naturally, about how to find your unique writing voice. He’s also the CEO of Owner Media Group, where he teaches strategy and skills for modern businesses. This is a great interview. We talked about how […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 19:13 146: How to Write a Great Script, Build Relationships, and Succeed in Hollywood https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-write-a-great-hollywood-script/ Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:51:22 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=7985 Ashley Scott Meyers is a screenplay writer, producer, and director. He’s also the creator of SellingYourScreenplay.com, where he teaches screenwriters how to sell their screenplay and get a great deal. This was an interesting interview. We talked about how to sell your screenplay and the importance of building relationships in Hollywood. Ashley grew up in […] Ashley Scott Meyers is a screenplay writer, producer, and director. He’s also the creator of SellingYourScreenplay.com, where he teaches screenwriters how to sell their screenplay and get a great deal. This was an interesting interview. Ashley Scott Meyers is a screenplay writer, producer, and director. He’s also the creator of SellingYourScreenplay.com, where he teaches screenwriters how to sell their screenplay and get a great deal. This was an interesting interview. We talked about how to sell your screenplay and the importance of building relationships in Hollywood. Ashley grew up in […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 27:59 145: How To Turn Your Blog Into a Profitable Business https://www.tckpublishing.com/turn-your-blog-into-a-business/ Fri, 14 Jul 2017 03:37:32 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=7908 Yaro Starak is a professional blogger and serial Internet entrepreneur. As the founder of Entrepreneurs-Journey.com, he teaches others how to build a sustainable online business through blogging, selling digital products, and more. Yaro began blogging in 2004 in an effort to get traffic to his essay editing business. At the time, he didn’t know anything […] Yaro Starak is a professional blogger and serial Internet entrepreneur. As the founder of Entrepreneurs-Journey.com, he teaches others how to build a sustainable online business through blogging, selling digital products, and more. Yaro Starak is a professional blogger and serial Internet entrepreneur. As the founder of Entrepreneurs-Journey.com, he teaches others how to build a sustainable online business through blogging, selling digital products, and more. Yaro began blogging in 2004 in an effort to get traffic to his essay editing business. At the time, he didn’t know anything […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 35:41 144: What Traditional and Indie Publishers Can Teach Each Other https://www.tckpublishing.com/lessons-from-traditional-and-indie-publishing/ Fri, 07 Jul 2017 07:38:42 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=7905 Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Her expertise is in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She is the founder of the award-winning blog JaneFriedman.com and cofounder of the industry-leading newsletter The Hot Sheet with Porter Anderson. We covered a ton of ground in this interview. We talked about […] Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Her expertise is in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She is the founder of the award-winning blog JaneFriedman.com and cofounder of the industry-leading newsletter T... Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Her expertise is in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She is the founder of the award-winning blog JaneFriedman.com and cofounder of the industry-leading newsletter The Hot Sheet with Porter Anderson. We covered a ton of ground in this interview. We talked about […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 42:25 143: How to Sell More Books Offline https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-sell-more-books-offline/ Fri, 30 Jun 2017 06:20:38 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=7867 This is an information-packed interview. We talk about the 4P’s of Author Success, and we dive deep into how to promote your book offline. There’s also a lot of information on pricing and selling paperback versions of your book. Alinka Rutkowska is a multi-award-winning, internationally bestselling author and coach. She is also the founder and […] This is an information-packed interview. We talk about the 4P’s of Author Success, and we dive deep into how to promote your book offline. There’s also a lot of information on pricing and selling paperback versions of your book. This is an information-packed interview. We talk about the 4P’s of Author Success, and we dive deep into how to promote your book offline. There’s also a lot of information on pricing and selling paperback versions of your book. Alinka Rutkowska is a multi-award-winning, internationally bestselling author and coach. She is also the founder and […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 39:08 142: Six Simple Steps to Effective Book Market Research https://www.tckpublishing.com/6-steps-to-effective-book-market-research/ Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:35 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=7849 TCK Publishing has published more than 400 books, and many of them have become #1 international bestsellers. In this podcast and blog post, I’m going to share what I’ve learned about book market research that can help you achieve your goals of becoming a bestselling author and making a serious impact with your message and […] TCK Publishing has published more than 400 books, and many of them have become #1 international bestsellers. In this podcast and blog post, I’m going to share what I’ve learned about book market research that can help you achieve your goals of becoming... TCK Publishing has published more than 400 books, and many of them have become #1 international bestsellers. In this podcast and blog post, I’m going to share what I’ve learned about book market research that can help you achieve your goals of becoming a bestselling author and making a serious impact with your message and […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 30:38 141: Using Click Funnels to Grow Your Audience and Sell More Books https://www.tckpublishing.com/using-click-funnels-to-build-email/ Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:44:33 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=7355 Larry Becht has been a digital marketing expert for the last decade and is a Click Funnels certified partner. His company, the Expert Media Group, helps you turn your products and ideas into profit. Today, Larry is going to share with us how authors can use Click Funnels to build an e-mail list, establish a […] Larry Becht has been a digital marketing expert for the last decade and is a Click Funnels certified partner. His company, the Expert Media Group, helps you turn your products and ideas into profit. Today, Larry is going to share with us how authors ca... Larry Becht has been a digital marketing expert for the last decade and is a Click Funnels certified partner. His company, the Expert Media Group, helps you turn your products and ideas into profit. Today, Larry is going to share with us how authors can use Click Funnels to build an e-mail list, establish a […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 25:26 140: Building Daily Writing Habits with Sarah Barbour https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-build-daily-writing-habits/ Fri, 09 Jun 2017 02:04:50 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=7072 Sarah Barbour is a book coach and editor who helps entrepreneurs write books they can brag about. She can help you craft your content, plan a manuscript you can be proud of, and navigate the world of self-publishing so that you can put your book in the hands of people who need it. She recognizes […] Sarah Barbour is a book coach and editor who helps entrepreneurs write books they can brag about. She can help you craft your content, plan a manuscript you can be proud of, and navigate the world of self-publishing so that you can put your book in the... Sarah Barbour is a book coach and editor who helps entrepreneurs write books they can brag about. She can help you craft your content, plan a manuscript you can be proud of, and navigate the world of self-publishing so that you can put your book in the hands of people who need it. She recognizes […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 31:36 139: Crafting Personal Stories for PR Success with Jen Berson https://www.tckpublishing.com/personal-stories-for-pr-success/ Fri, 02 Jun 2017 02:00:39 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=7102 Jen Berson is the founder of Jeneration PR, a boutique public relations firm that specializes in beauty, baby, and lifestyle brands. She’s a regularly featured PR and social media expert on the American Express OPEN forum for small business. She’s also been featured in the New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, and PR Week, among many […] Jen Berson is the founder of Jeneration PR, a boutique public relations firm that specializes in beauty, baby, and lifestyle brands. She’s a regularly featured PR and social media expert on the American Express OPEN forum for small business. Jen Berson is the founder of Jeneration PR, a boutique public relations firm that specializes in beauty, baby, and lifestyle brands. She’s a regularly featured PR and social media expert on the American Express OPEN forum for small business. She’s also been featured in the New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, and PR Week, among many […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 31:31 138: How to Build a Business with a Book with Rob Kosberg https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-build-a-business-with-a-book/ Fri, 26 May 2017 02:45:22 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=7023 Rob is the best-selling author of Life after Debt and the founder of Bestseller Publishing. He’s been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and in the Wall Street Journal and on many other media sites. Rob teaches entrepreneurs, coaches, and consultants how to stop hunting for clients and instead position yourself as the hunted. Rob […] Rob is the best-selling author of Life after Debt and the founder of Bestseller Publishing. He’s been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and in the Wall Street Journal and on many other media sites. Rob teaches entrepreneurs, coaches, Rob is the best-selling author of Life after Debt and the founder of Bestseller Publishing. He’s been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and in the Wall Street Journal and on many other media sites. Rob teaches entrepreneurs, coaches, and consultants how to stop hunting for clients and instead position yourself as the hunted. Rob […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 31:04 137: Audiobook Narration Tips with Kylie Stewart https://www.tckpublishing.com/audiobook-narration-tips/ Fri, 19 May 2017 02:26:00 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=6983 Kylie Stewart is the author of Set in Stone, the first book in the Legend series, a contemporary romance story based on the legends of King Arthur and published by TCK Publishing. She is also an audiobook narrator and has produced more than 50 audiobooks. Kylie got a master’s degree in equine industry and worked with race […] Kylie Stewart is the author of Set in Stone, the first book in the Legend series, a contemporary romance story based on the legends of King Arthur and published by TCK Publishing. She is also an audiobook narrator and has produced more than 50 audioboo... Kylie Stewart is the author of Set in Stone, the first book in the Legend series, a contemporary romance story based on the legends of King Arthur and published by TCK Publishing. She is also an audiobook narrator and has produced more than 50 audiobooks. Kylie got a master’s degree in equine industry and worked with race […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 30:06 136: Selling with Confidence with Ryan Stewman https://www.tckpublishing.com/selling-with-confidence/ Fri, 12 May 2017 02:12:55 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=6764 Ryan Stewman is the best-selling author of several books including Elevator to the Top. He’s also the founder of Hardcore Closer, a company that teaches sales skills to people who are ready and willing to tear up their list of excuses and close more sales. Ryan started working at eight years old, mowing lawns for […] Ryan Stewman is the best-selling author of several books including Elevator to the Top. He’s also the founder of Hardcore Closer, a company that teaches sales skills to people who are ready and willing to tear up their list of excuses and close more sa... Ryan Stewman is the best-selling author of several books including Elevator to the Top. He’s also the founder of Hardcore Closer, a company that teaches sales skills to people who are ready and willing to tear up their list of excuses and close more sales. Ryan started working at eight years old, mowing lawns for […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 35:46 135: Using Deadlines to Accelerate Your Writing with Jim Heskett https://www.tckpublishing.com/using-deadlines-to-accelerate-your-writing/ Fri, 05 May 2017 02:00:39 +0000 https://www.tckpublishing.com/?p=6479 Jim Heskett is the author of the new book The Juggling Author: How To Write Four Books a Year While Balancing Family, Friends, and a Full-Time Job. He fell in love with writing at the age of fourteen thanks to a copy of Stephen King’s The Shining. Poetry became his first outlet for teen angst, then […] Jim Heskett is the author of the new book The Juggling Author: How To Write Four Books a Year While Balancing Family, Friends, and a Full-Time Job. He fell in love with writing at the age of fourteen thanks to a copy of Stephen King’s The Shining. Jim Heskett is the author of the new book The Juggling Author: How To Write Four Books a Year While Balancing Family, Friends, and a Full-Time Job. He fell in love with writing at the age of fourteen thanks to a copy of Stephen King’s The Shining. Poetry became his first outlet for teen angst, then […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 35:25 134: Book Marketing on Steroids with Monica Leonelle https://www.tckpublishing.com/book-marketing-on-steroids/ Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:00:43 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1746 Monica Leonelle is a best-selling author and entrepreneur empowering writers to take charge of their careers through efficient and inspired marketing. Her recent release, Prosperous Creation, focuses on making art and money while overcoming the mental blocks that hold us back from reaching our goals. Monica‘s expertise comes from authoring and marketing more than 20 books of […] Monica Leonelle is a best-selling author and entrepreneur empowering writers to take charge of their careers through efficient and inspired marketing. Her recent release, Prosperous Creation, focuses on making art and money while overcoming the mental ... Monica Leonelle is a best-selling author and entrepreneur empowering writers to take charge of their careers through efficient and inspired marketing. Her recent release, Prosperous Creation, focuses on making art and money while overcoming the mental blocks that hold us back from reaching our goals. Monica‘s expertise comes from authoring and marketing more than 20 books of […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 29:21 133: Kobo Writing Life and International eBook Sales with Mark Lefebvre https://www.tckpublishing.com/kobo-writing-life-and-international-ebook-sales/ Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:00:16 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1715 Mark Lefebvre is an author and editor; he serves as the director of self-publishing and author relations at Kobo, one of the top eBook retailers in the world. This fantastic interview covers a wide range of topics. We talked about traditional publishing and self-publishing and the true value of both. We also discussed emerging global markets […] Mark Lefebvre is an author and editor; he serves as the director of self-publishing and author relations at Kobo, one of the top eBook retailers in the world. This fantastic interview covers a wide range of topics. Mark Lefebvre is an author and editor; he serves as the director of self-publishing and author relations at Kobo, one of the top eBook retailers in the world. This fantastic interview covers a wide range of topics. We talked about traditional publishing and self-publishing and the true value of both. We also discussed emerging global markets […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 34:24 132: How to Write Book Descriptions for Fiction and Non-Fiction with Bryan Cohen https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-write-book-descriptions/ Fri, 14 Apr 2017 02:00:38 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1649 Bryan Cohen is the author of Ted Saves the World, the first book in a new YA sci-fi/fantasy series, and a collection of creative writing prompts books. His books have been downloaded over 400,000 times. Bryan has always been interested in writing. He started his indie publishing journey by writing a blog about writing inspiration. […] Bryan Cohen is the author of Ted Saves the World, the first book in a new YA sci-fi/fantasy series, and a collection of creative writing prompts books. His books have been downloaded over 400,000 times. Bryan has always been interested in writing. Bryan Cohen is the author of Ted Saves the World, the first book in a new YA sci-fi/fantasy series, and a collection of creative writing prompts books. His books have been downloaded over 400,000 times. Bryan has always been interested in writing. He started his indie publishing journey by writing a blog about writing inspiration. […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 19:30 131: Indie Publishing Strategy with Kevin Tumlinson https://www.tckpublishing.com/indie-publishing-strategy/ Fri, 07 Apr 2017 02:00:27 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1515 Kevin Tumlinson is a thriller and speculative fiction author. He’s also the Director of Marketing at Draft2Digital, one of the leading automated self-publishing services companies. Kevin wrote his first book at the age of five. The reaction he got for it sparked a lifelong interest in writing. By age 12 he was writing professionally for […] Kevin Tumlinson is a thriller and speculative fiction author. He’s also the Director of Marketing at Draft2Digital, one of the leading automated self-publishing services companies. Kevin wrote his first book at the age of five. Kevin Tumlinson is a thriller and speculative fiction author. He’s also the Director of Marketing at Draft2Digital, one of the leading automated self-publishing services companies. Kevin wrote his first book at the age of five. The reaction he got for it sparked a lifelong interest in writing. By age 12 he was writing professionally for […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs 29:01 130: Amazon Marketing Strategy and Beta Readers with Gregory Diehl https://www.tckpublishing.com/amazon-marketing-strategy/ Fri, 31 Mar 2017 02:00:52 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1492 Gregory has lived and worked in 50 countries and continues to help others along the path of self-fulfillment through exploration. Gregory’s books, Brand Identity Breakthrough and Travel As Transformation, are Amazon bestsellers, and his company Identity Publications helps authors grow their business with books, videos, and courses. Gregory published Brand Identity Breakthrough 10 months ago. […] Gregory has lived and worked in 50 countries and continues to help others along the path of self-fulfillment through exploration. Gregory’s books, Brand Identity Breakthrough and Travel As Transformation, are Amazon bestsellers, Gregory has lived and worked in 50 countries and continues to help others along the path of self-fulfillment through exploration. Gregory’s books, Brand Identity Breakthrough and Travel As Transformation, are Amazon bestsellers, and his company Identity Publications helps authors grow their business with books, videos, and courses. Gregory published Brand Identity Breakthrough 10 months ago. […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 22:09 129: Amazon Book Ads and Amazon Marketing Services with Derek Doepker https://www.tckpublishing.com/amazon-book-ads/ Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:00:13 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1487 Derek Doepker is the first guest to come back on the show for a third visit. In Episode 24 we talked about creating a great book marketing strategy for long-term success and some awesome tips on saving money when you self publish, and in Episode 94 we talked about developing a success mindset and some […] Derek Doepker is the first guest to come back on the show for a third visit. In Episode 24 we talked about creating a great book marketing strategy for long-term success and some awesome tips on saving money when you self publish, Derek Doepker is the first guest to come back on the show for a third visit. In Episode 24 we talked about creating a great book marketing strategy for long-term success and some awesome tips on saving money when you self publish, and in Episode 94 we talked about developing a success mindset and some […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs 38:07 128: How to Be More Creative with Meditation, Mindfulness, and Intuition with Michelle Paisley Reed https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-be-more-creative/ Fri, 17 Mar 2017 02:00:27 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1420 Michelle Paisley Reed is an author, inspirational speaker, and spiritual channel. She’s written four screenplays and five books, including a bestseller we recently published together called Manifesting Miracles and Money: How to Achieve Peace, Purpose, and Plenty Without Getting in Your Own Way. Michelle is working on a new reality TV show called “Don’t Change The […] Michelle Paisley Reed is an author, inspirational speaker, and spiritual channel. She’s written four screenplays and five books, including a bestseller we recently published together called Manifesting Miracles and Money: How to Achieve Peace, Michelle Paisley Reed is an author, inspirational speaker, and spiritual channel. She’s written four screenplays and five books, including a bestseller we recently published together called Manifesting Miracles and Money: How to Achieve Peace, Purpose, and Plenty Without Getting in Your Own Way. Michelle is working on a new reality TV show called “Don’t Change The […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 48:06 127: How Amazon Data Science Can Help You Sell More Books with Chris Fox https://www.tckpublishing.com/amazon-data-science-sell-books/ Fri, 10 Mar 2017 02:00:33 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1259 Chris Fox is the best selling author of several books on Amazon including No Such Thing As Werewolves. He used to be an iPhone and iPad app developer before transitioning to be a full-time author. He’s written several sci-fi/fantasy books as well as several helpful nonfiction books for authors. In episode 52 week talk about […] Chris Fox is the best selling author of several books on Amazon including No Such Thing As Werewolves. He used to be an iPhone and iPad app developer before transitioning to be a full-time author. He’s written several sci-fi/fantasy books as well as se... Chris Fox is the best selling author of several books on Amazon including No Such Thing As Werewolves. He used to be an iPhone and iPad app developer before transitioning to be a full-time author. He’s written several sci-fi/fantasy books as well as several helpful nonfiction books for authors. In episode 52 week talk about […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs 33:32 126: Public Relations Strategy and Building Better Relationships with Media and Influencers https://www.tckpublishing.com/public-relations-strategy/ Fri, 03 Mar 2017 02:00:26 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1257 Joel Kessel is the founder of Kessel Communications, a strategic communications agency that helps businesses communicate better. Joel specializes in media relations and PR Strategy for business owners and thought leaders. During his sophomore year in college, Joel got into a small talk with a news reporter while waiting for his shift. The news reporter gave him […] Joel Kessel is the founder of Kessel Communications, a strategic communications agency that helps businesses communicate better. Joel specializes in media relations and PR Strategy for business owners and thought leaders. Joel Kessel is the founder of Kessel Communications, a strategic communications agency that helps businesses communicate better. Joel specializes in media relations and PR Strategy for business owners and thought leaders. During his sophomore year in college, Joel got into a small talk with a news reporter while waiting for his shift. The news reporter gave him […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs 31:00 125: How to do a Book Launch that Will Get Your Book Noticed by Amazon with Adam Houge https://www.tckpublishing.com/book-launch/ Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:00:58 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1229 Adam is a preacher, teacher, novelist and #1 international bestselling author of over 100 books on the Christian faith. With over 2 million books distributed, his titles range from devotionals, to prayer books, to Christian inspiration, and inspirational fiction. This was a quick interview loaded with information. In this podcast we talk about Amazon’s algorithm, […] Adam is a preacher, teacher, novelist and #1 international bestselling author of over 100 books on the Christian faith. With over 2 million books distributed, his titles range from devotionals, to prayer books, to Christian inspiration, Adam is a preacher, teacher, novelist and #1 international bestselling author of over 100 books on the Christian faith. With over 2 million books distributed, his titles range from devotionals, to prayer books, to Christian inspiration, and inspirational fiction. This was a quick interview loaded with information. In this podcast we talk about Amazon’s algorithm, […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs 20:41 124: Book Marketing for Authors with Derek Murphy https://www.tckpublishing.com/book-marketing-for-authors/ Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:12:14 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1175 Derek Murphy is the bestselling author of several books including his new novel Shearwater. Derek has a wealth of experience in the publishing industry as a professional editor, cover designer, consultant, keynote speaker, and as a bestselling nonfiction and fiction author. This is our second time interviewing Derek. In episode 37 we talked about how […] Derek Murphy is the bestselling author of several books including his new novel Shearwater. Derek has a wealth of experience in the publishing industry as a professional editor, cover designer, consultant, keynote speaker, Derek Murphy is the bestselling author of several books including his new novel Shearwater. Derek has a wealth of experience in the publishing industry as a professional editor, cover designer, consultant, keynote speaker, and as a bestselling nonfiction and fiction author. This is our second time interviewing Derek. In episode 37 we talked about how […] Derek Murphy, Tom Corson-Knowles 38:23 123: Time Management for Writers and Sales Funnels with Craig Ballantyne https://www.tckpublishing.com/time-management-for-writers-2/ Fri, 10 Feb 2017 01:01:36 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1123 Craig Ballantyne has been the Editor of the personal development newsletter, Early To Rise, since 2011. His daily essays reach over 150,000 readers and teach people how to build their wealth, improve their health, and become the best version of themselves. He now coaches entrepreneurs around the world how to turn their ideas into money […] Craig Ballantyne has been the Editor of the personal development newsletter, Early To Rise, since 2011. His daily essays reach over 150,000 readers and teach people how to build their wealth, improve their health, Craig Ballantyne has been the Editor of the personal development newsletter, Early To Rise, since 2011. His daily essays reach over 150,000 readers and teach people how to build their wealth, improve their health, and become the best version of themselves. He now coaches entrepreneurs around the world how to turn their ideas into money […] Craig Ballantyne, Tom Corson-Knowles 40:03 122: Book Metadata, Search Engines, and Discoverability with Kathy Meis https://www.tckpublishing.com/book-metadata-discoverability/ Fri, 03 Feb 2017 06:00:56 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1059 Kathy Meis is the founder and CEO of Bublish, the world’s first complete publishing solution with integrated brand-building, marketing and discoverability features. Kathy’s career began when she graduated Indiana State. As a reporter she worked for Forbes building the editorial brand from scratch. When the Internet emerged as the new way to communicate and connect […] Kathy Meis is the founder and CEO of Bublish, the world’s first complete publishing solution with integrated brand-building, marketing and discoverability features. Kathy’s career began when she graduated Indiana State. Kathy Meis is the founder and CEO of Bublish, the world’s first complete publishing solution with integrated brand-building, marketing and discoverability features. Kathy’s career began when she graduated Indiana State. As a reporter she worked for Forbes building the editorial brand from scratch. When the Internet emerged as the new way to communicate and connect […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs 34:00 121: How to Start a Podcast for Authors and Thought Leaders with Ben Krueger https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-start-a-podcast/ Sat, 28 Jan 2017 14:31:10 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1056 Ben Krueger is the founder of Cashflow Podcasting, a done-for-you podcasting and marketing service for entrepreneurs and thought leaders. This interview was great. It contains everything you might want to know about the business of podcasting. We talk about how to start a podcast, the history of podcasting, the different podcasting platforms, the different types […] Ben Krueger is the founder of Cashflow Podcasting, a done-for-you podcasting and marketing service for entrepreneurs and thought leaders. This interview was great. It contains everything you might want to know about the business of podcasting. Ben Krueger is the founder of Cashflow Podcasting, a done-for-you podcasting and marketing service for entrepreneurs and thought leaders. This interview was great. It contains everything you might want to know about the business of podcasting. We talk about how to start a podcast, the history of podcasting, the different podcasting platforms, the different types […] Ben Krueger, Tom Corson-Knowles 31:50 120: Change Your Mindset, Eliminate Anxiety and Overcome Your Fears with Joseph Clough https://www.tckpublishing.com/change-your-mindset/ Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:59:20 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1075 Joseph Clough is the best selling author of Be Your Potential published by Hay House. He is also the creator of over 200 hours of Hypnosis and Coaching MP3s and videos that are being downloaded over 3,000,000 times every year. He is an international Speaker, Celebrity Coach and Hypnotherapist. This was a great interview! In […] Joseph Clough is the best selling author of Be Your Potential published by Hay House. He is also the creator of over 200 hours of Hypnosis and Coaching MP3s and videos that are being downloaded over 3,000,000 times every year. Joseph Clough is the best selling author of Be Your Potential published by Hay House. He is also the creator of over 200 hours of Hypnosis and Coaching MP3s and videos that are being downloaded over 3,000,000 times every year. He is an international Speaker, Celebrity Coach and Hypnotherapist. This was a great interview! In […] Joseph Clough, Tom Corson-Knowles 35:29 119: Transmedia Storytelling and Book Series Branding with Amy Newmark https://www.tckpublishing.com/transmedia-storytelling/ Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:00:59 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1083 Amy Newmark is publisher, editor-in-chief and coauthor of the book series Chicken Soup for the Soul. By curating and editing inspirational true stories from ordinary people who have had extraordinary experiences, Amy has kept the twenty-two-year-old Chicken Soup for the Soul brand fresh and relevant. Amy was always a writer. She started writing stories in […] Amy Newmark is publisher, editor-in-chief and coauthor of the book series Chicken Soup for the Soul. By curating and editing inspirational true stories from ordinary people who have had extraordinary experiences, Amy Newmark is publisher, editor-in-chief and coauthor of the book series Chicken Soup for the Soul. By curating and editing inspirational true stories from ordinary people who have had extraordinary experiences, Amy has kept the twenty-two-year-old Chicken Soup for the Soul brand fresh and relevant. Amy was always a writer. She started writing stories in […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs 30:54 118: Building Resilience with Author Amy Cannatta https://www.tckpublishing.com/building-resilience/ Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:00:42 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1067 Dr. Amy Cannatta is the #1 International Best Selling Author of PURSEpective; From Ruin to Resilience and she writes for The Huffington Post. From the age of 13 her friends and family told her to write a book about her life experience, and the way she views the world. She finally decided to write a book […] Dr. Amy Cannatta is the #1 International Best Selling Author of PURSEpective; From Ruin to Resilience and she writes for The Huffington Post. From the age of 13 her friends and family told her to write a book about her life experience, Dr. Amy Cannatta is the #1 International Best Selling Author of PURSEpective; From Ruin to Resilience and she writes for The Huffington Post. From the age of 13 her friends and family told her to write a book about her life experience, and the way she views the world. She finally decided to write a book […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs 33:13 117: Getting Out of a Bad Publishing Deal with Greg White https://www.tckpublishing.com/getting-out-of-a-bad-publishing-deal/ Fri, 30 Dec 2016 06:00:35 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1133 Greg Cope White is a produced television writer. He also steps in front of the camera and hosts. The Pink Marine, his first book, just came out in November, 2015. His writing credits include HBO’s Dream On, Norman Lear’s The Powers That Be and 704 Hauser, Fox’s Life With Louie, Sony’s animated series Jumanji, and […] Greg Cope White is a produced television writer. He also steps in front of the camera and hosts. The Pink Marine, his first book, just came out in November, 2015. His writing credits include HBO’s Dream On, Greg Cope White is a produced television writer. He also steps in front of the camera and hosts. The Pink Marine, his first book, just came out in November, 2015. His writing credits include HBO’s Dream On, Norman Lear’s The Powers That Be and 704 Hauser, Fox’s Life With Louie, Sony’s animated series Jumanji, and […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs 37:08 116: Writing a Book and Amazon Marketing with Chandler Bolt https://www.tckpublishing.com/writing-a-book/ Fri, 23 Dec 2016 06:00:53 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1088 Chandler Bolt is the author of Book Launch: How to Write, Market & Publish Your First Bestseller in Three Months or Less AND Use it to Start and Grow a Six Figure Business. He is also the founder of Self Publishing School, one of the most successful online training programs for authors. Chandler was a C […] Chandler Bolt is the author of Book Launch: How to Write, Market & Publish Your First Bestseller in Three Months or Less AND Use it to Start and Grow a Six Figure Business. He is also the founder of Self Publishing School, Chandler Bolt is the author of Book Launch: How to Write, Market & Publish Your First Bestseller in Three Months or Less AND Use it to Start and Grow a Six Figure Business. He is also the founder of Self Publishing School, one of the most successful online training programs for authors. Chandler was a C […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs 34:36 115: Using SEO to Sell More Books on Amazon with Dave Chesson https://www.tckpublishing.com/using-seo-to-sell-more-books-on-amazon/ Fri, 16 Dec 2016 06:00:28 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1049 Dave Chesson is the founder of Kindlepreneur.com and bestselling author of several books. He’s also the creator of kdp rocket, a software tool that helps authors find the best keywords to rank their books. Dave Chesson started his online marketing career building niche websites. He’d make money through people clicking on advertisements on those websites and […] Dave Chesson is the founder of Kindlepreneur.com and bestselling author of several books. He’s also the creator of kdp rocket, a software tool that helps authors find the best keywords to rank their books. Dave Chesson started his online marketing care... Dave Chesson is the founder of Kindlepreneur.com and bestselling author of several books. He’s also the creator of kdp rocket, a software tool that helps authors find the best keywords to rank their books. Dave Chesson started his online marketing career building niche websites. He’d make money through people clicking on advertisements on those websites and […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs 26:00 114: How to Become an Entrepreneur with Jon Nastor https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-become-an-entrepreneur/ Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:00:13 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1030 Jon Nastor has always been an entrepreneur. He went to high school in a small town in Canada. He played drums in a punk rock band during his high school years and he took it upon himself to organize shows so that his band could play them. When other punk rock bands were touring the area […] Jon Nastor has always been an entrepreneur. He went to high school in a small town in Canada. He played drums in a punk rock band during his high school years and he took it upon himself to organize shows so that his band could play them. Jon Nastor has always been an entrepreneur. He went to high school in a small town in Canada. He played drums in a punk rock band during his high school years and he took it upon himself to organize shows so that his band could play them. When other punk rock bands were touring the area […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs 35:05 113: Creating an Indie Publishing Plan for Fiction Authors with Brian Anderson https://www.tckpublishing.com/indie-publishing-plan/ Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:00:20 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1027 Brian Anderson is the bestselling author of The Godling Chronicles series. He was a musician for many years until he decided to write a novel. Within a year of publishing his first book, he was earning enough money to support his family and write full-time. Brian experimented with writing fiction for several years before his […] Brian Anderson is the bestselling author of The Godling Chronicles series. He was a musician for many years until he decided to write a novel. Within a year of publishing his first book, he was earning enough money to support his family and write full-... Brian Anderson is the bestselling author of The Godling Chronicles series. He was a musician for many years until he decided to write a novel. Within a year of publishing his first book, he was earning enough money to support his family and write full-time. Brian experimented with writing fiction for several years before his […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs 46:34 112: A Personal Development Plan That Works Wonders with Vic Johnson https://www.tckpublishing.com/personal-development-plan/ Fri, 25 Nov 2016 06:00:36 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1019 Vic Johnson is the author of several best selling books, and some have been translated into Japanese, Russian, Czech, Slovak and Farsi. He has appeared in numerous video programs with Bob Proctor, Jim Rohn, Brian Tracy, Denis Waitley and Mark Victor Hansen, among others, and he is the founder of AsAManThinketh.net He started his personal development journey […] Vic Johnson is the author of several best selling books, and some have been translated into Japanese, Russian, Czech, Slovak and Farsi. He has appeared in numerous video programs with Bob Proctor, Jim Rohn, Brian Tracy, Vic Johnson is the author of several best selling books, and some have been translated into Japanese, Russian, Czech, Slovak and Farsi. He has appeared in numerous video programs with Bob Proctor, Jim Rohn, Brian Tracy, Denis Waitley and Mark Victor Hansen, among others, and he is the founder of AsAManThinketh.net He started his personal development journey […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs 37:38 111: Writing Tips and Techniques from Film and Journalism with Phil Hall https://www.tckpublishing.com/writing-tips-and-techniques/ Fri, 18 Nov 2016 06:00:55 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=1007 Phil began his journalism career at Pace University as an assignment reporter. He started doing movie reviews after an interview fell through. The newspaper needed to fill the space so he offered to review My Favorite Year starring Peter O’Toole. The editor and read and then asked him to continue doing movie reviews because he […] Phil began his journalism career at Pace University as an assignment reporter. He started doing movie reviews after an interview fell through. The newspaper needed to fill the space so he offered to review My Favorite Year starring Peter O’Toole. Phil began his journalism career at Pace University as an assignment reporter. He started doing movie reviews after an interview fell through. The newspaper needed to fill the space so he offered to review My Favorite Year starring Peter O’Toole. The editor and read and then asked him to continue doing movie reviews because he […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs 40:25 110: International Book Marketing Strategies with Marc Reklau https://www.tckpublishing.com/international-book-marketing-strategies/ Fri, 11 Nov 2016 06:00:21 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=982 Marc Reklau is a Coach, Speaker and author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller 30 Days— Change your habits, change your life which since April 2015 has been downloaded over 100,000 times on Amazon and has been translated into Spanish, German and Korean. Before he wrote his breakout bestseller Marc worked as a printer for a […] Marc Reklau is a Coach, Speaker and author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller 30 Days— Change your habits, change your life which since April 2015 has been downloaded over 100,000 times on Amazon and has been translated into Spanish, German and Korean. Marc Reklau is a Coach, Speaker and author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller 30 Days— Change your habits, change your life which since April 2015 has been downloaded over 100,000 times on Amazon and has been translated into Spanish, German and Korean. Before he wrote his breakout bestseller Marc worked as a printer for a […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs 34:21 109: Why You Must Write a Book and Branding for Authors with Honorée Corder https://www.tckpublishing.com/why-write-a-book/ Fri, 04 Nov 2016 06:00:09 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=945 Honorée Corder is the author of 20 books, including You Must Write a Book, Vision to Reality, and Prosperity for Writers. Honorée coaches business professionals, writers, and aspiring non-fiction authors who want to publish their books to bestseller status, create a platform, and develop multiple streams of income. She is currently working on I Must Write a […] Honorée Corder is the author of 20 books, including You Must Write a Book, Vision to Reality, and Prosperity for Writers. Honorée coaches business professionals, writers, and aspiring non-fiction authors who want to publish their books to bestseller st... Honorée Corder is the author of 20 books, including You Must Write a Book, Vision to Reality, and Prosperity for Writers. Honorée coaches business professionals, writers, and aspiring non-fiction authors who want to publish their books to bestseller status, create a platform, and develop multiple streams of income. She is currently working on I Must Write a […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs 48:00 108: How to Overcome Anxiety and Fear of Public Speaking with Matt Abrahams https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-overcome-anxiety-and-fear-of-public-speaking/ Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:00:44 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=921 Matt Abrahams is the author Speaking Up Without Freaking Out. He teaches both Strategic Communication and Effective Communication at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Matt is also Co-Founder and Principal at Bold Echo Communications Solutions, a presentation and communication skills company based in Silicon Valley that helps people improve their presentation skills. Matt traces his […] Matt Abrahams is the author Speaking Up Without Freaking Out. He teaches both Strategic Communication and Effective Communication at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Matt is also Co-Founder and Principal at Bold Echo Communications So... Matt Abrahams is the author Speaking Up Without Freaking Out. He teaches both Strategic Communication and Effective Communication at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Matt is also Co-Founder and Principal at Bold Echo Communications Solutions, a presentation and communication skills company based in Silicon Valley that helps people improve their presentation skills. Matt traces his […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 33:47 107: How to Turn a Book Into a Movie with Ken Atchity https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-turn-a-book-into-a-movie/ Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:00:47 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=932 Kenneth Atchity began writing stories as a child under his mother’s supervision. By the age of 16 he was a book reviewer for the Kansas City Star (no one at the newspaper realized how old he was when they hired him over the phone). Ken started in the film industry after working as a professor for […] Kenneth Atchity began writing stories as a child under his mother’s supervision. By the age of 16 he was a book reviewer for the Kansas City Star (no one at the newspaper realized how old he was when they hired him over the phone). Kenneth Atchity began writing stories as a child under his mother’s supervision. By the age of 16 he was a book reviewer for the Kansas City Star (no one at the newspaper realized how old he was when they hired him over the phone). Ken started in the film industry after working as a professor for […] Tom Corson-Knowles, Kenneth Atchity clean 49:20 106: Marketing Strategy in the Digital Age with Shama Hyder https://www.tckpublishing.com/marketing-strategy-for-the-digital-age/ Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:31:02 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=907 Shama Hyder is the bestselling author several books including Momentum: How to Propel Your Marketing and Transform Your Brand in the Digital Age. She is the award-winning CEO of The Marketing Zen Group—a global online marketing and digital PR company. She did her grad school thesis on Twitter when it only had a few thousand […] Shama Hyder is the bestselling author several books including Momentum: How to Propel Your Marketing and Transform Your Brand in the Digital Age. She is the award-winning CEO of The Marketing Zen Group—a global online marketing and digital PR company. Shama Hyder is the bestselling author several books including Momentum: How to Propel Your Marketing and Transform Your Brand in the Digital Age. She is the award-winning CEO of The Marketing Zen Group—a global online marketing and digital PR company. She did her grad school thesis on Twitter when it only had a few thousand […] Shama Hyder, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 26:09 105: Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence with Matt Bodnar https://www.tckpublishing.com/self-awareness-and-emotional-intelligence/ Fri, 07 Oct 2016 15:12:57 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=903 Matt Bodnar is the author of Location Based Marketing For Restaurants: Simple, Low Cost, Easy To Use Tactics To Get Customers In The Door. Named a “Rising Restaurateur Star” by the National Restaurant Association and a “Strategy Pro” by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine, Matt is a partner at early stage investment firm Fresh Hospitality. Bodnar joined […] Matt Bodnar is the author of Location Based Marketing For Restaurants: Simple, Low Cost, Easy To Use Tactics To Get Customers In The Door. Named a “Rising Restaurateur Star” by the National Restaurant Association and a “Strategy Pro” by Restaurant Hosp... Matt Bodnar is the author of Location Based Marketing For Restaurants: Simple, Low Cost, Easy To Use Tactics To Get Customers In The Door. Named a “Rising Restaurateur Star” by the National Restaurant Association and a “Strategy Pro” by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine, Matt is a partner at early stage investment firm Fresh Hospitality. Bodnar joined […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 34:40 104: Finding What You Were Born For with Zoe McKey https://www.tckpublishing.com/finding-what-you-were-born-for/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:07:38 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=901 Zoe McKey is the bestselling author of Find What You Were Born For: Discover Your Inborn Skills, Forge Your Own Path, Live The Life You Want. Zoe speaks five languages fluently and provides communication and personal development coaching to clients all over the world. Zoe is from Romania, a post-communist state bordered by Serbia, Hungary, […] Zoe McKey is the bestselling author of Find What You Were Born For: Discover Your Inborn Skills, Forge Your Own Path, Live The Life You Want. Zoe speaks five languages fluently and provides communication and personal development coaching to clients all... Zoe McKey is the bestselling author of Find What You Were Born For: Discover Your Inborn Skills, Forge Your Own Path, Live The Life You Want. Zoe speaks five languages fluently and provides communication and personal development coaching to clients all over the world. Zoe is from Romania, a post-communist state bordered by Serbia, Hungary, […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 36:08 103: How to Lower Your Taxes Legally with an Offshore Business with Bobby Casey https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-lower-your-taxes-with-an-offshore-business-with-bobby-casey/ Fri, 23 Sep 2016 03:28:16 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=870 Bobby Casey is an entrepreneur, investor and and business strategist. He is an advocate for privacy and freedom for citizens like you and me. As a sought-after speaker on free-market economics and offshore businesses, Bobby travels the world working with entrepreneurs helping them properly structure their businesses and their lives for long-term success. Bobby has […] Bobby Casey is an entrepreneur, investor and and business strategist. He is an advocate for privacy and freedom for citizens like you and me. As a sought-after speaker on free-market economics and offshore businesses, Bobby Casey is an entrepreneur, investor and and business strategist. He is an advocate for privacy and freedom for citizens like you and me. As a sought-after speaker on free-market economics and offshore businesses, Bobby travels the world working with entrepreneurs helping them properly structure their businesses and their lives for long-term success. Bobby has […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 42:50 102: How to Get Your Books Into Bookstores and Libraries Amy Collins https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-get-your-books-into-bookstores-and-libraries/ Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:13:49 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=893 Amy Collins is the author of The Write Way: Everything You Need to Know About Publishing, Selling and Marketing Your Book. She worked as a Book Buyer for a large books and magazines publisher, selling to Barnes & Noble, Target, Costco, Airport Stores, Walmart, Books-A-Million and other major book retailers. Amy used to be a […] Amy Collins is the author of The Write Way: Everything You Need to Know About Publishing, Selling and Marketing Your Book. She worked as a Book Buyer for a large books and magazines publisher, selling to Barnes & Noble, Target, Costco, Airport Stores, Amy Collins is the author of The Write Way: Everything You Need to Know About Publishing, Selling and Marketing Your Book. She worked as a Book Buyer for a large books and magazines publisher, selling to Barnes & Noble, Target, Costco, Airport Stores, Walmart, Books-A-Million and other major book retailers. Amy used to be a […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 31:18 101: How to Get Published in Literary Journals and Write Better Query Letters with Dani Hedlund https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-get-published-in-literary-journals/ Sun, 11 Sep 2016 04:27:57 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=955 Dani Hedlund published her first novel Threads of Deception at the age of 18. After experiencing the difficulties of getting her book published she founded Tethered by Letters in 2007 to help other new writers perfect and publish their work. Tethered by Letters is a nonprofit offers free writing coaching, publishing, and editing guidance and it […] Dani Hedlund published her first novel Threads of Deception at the age of 18. After experiencing the difficulties of getting her book published she founded Tethered by Letters in 2007 to help other new writers perfect and publish their work. Dani Hedlund published her first novel Threads of Deception at the age of 18. After experiencing the difficulties of getting her book published she founded Tethered by Letters in 2007 to help other new writers perfect and publish their work. Tethered by Letters is a nonprofit offers free writing coaching, publishing, and editing guidance and it […] Dani Hedlund, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 41:53 100: Selling Foreign Language Rights for Your Book with Elliott Katz https://www.tckpublishing.com/selling-foreign-language-rights-for-your-book/ Fri, 02 Sep 2016 08:02:11 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=860 Elliott Katz is the bestselling author of Being the Strong Man A Woman Wants and six other non-fiction books. He is a professional speechwriter and has written on a wide-range of subjects from the outdoors to the economy to how to stimulate ideas and innovation in the workplace. When Elliott wrote Being the Strong Man […] Elliott Katz is the bestselling author of Being the Strong Man A Woman Wants and six other non-fiction books. He is a professional speechwriter and has written on a wide-range of subjects from the outdoors to the economy to how to stimulate ideas and i... Elliott Katz is the bestselling author of Being the Strong Man A Woman Wants and six other non-fiction books. He is a professional speechwriter and has written on a wide-range of subjects from the outdoors to the economy to how to stimulate ideas and innovation in the workplace. When Elliott wrote Being the Strong Man […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 20:34 99: How to Write a Better Business Book with New York Times Bestselling Author Jeffrey Fox https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-write-a-better-business-book/ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:35:58 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=877 Jeffrey Fox is the New York Times bestselling author of 11 business books that have been translated into over thirty languages. He is the founder of Fox & Company, a management consulting firm that shows clients how to dollarize their value proposition to overcome price objections and shorten the sales cycle. Jeffrey started Fox and […] Jeffrey Fox is the New York Times bestselling author of 11 business books that have been translated into over thirty languages. He is the founder of Fox & Company, a management consulting firm that shows clients how to dollarize their value proposition... Jeffrey Fox is the New York Times bestselling author of 11 business books that have been translated into over thirty languages. He is the founder of Fox & Company, a management consulting firm that shows clients how to dollarize their value proposition to overcome price objections and shorten the sales cycle. Jeffrey started Fox and […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 36:26 98: How to Start a Publishing Company with Kristen Joy https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-start-a-publishing-company/ Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:53:15 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=880 Kristen Joy is the bestselling author of 26 books including the Author’s Quick Guide to Finding Your Target Market. In 2003 she turned her life-long love of reading and writing into a full-time career she loves, and now she teaches authors and entrepreneurs how to create books that bring their passion to life. In 2003 […] Kristen Joy is the bestselling author of 26 books including the Author’s Quick Guide to Finding Your Target Market. In 2003 she turned her life-long love of reading and writing into a full-time career she loves, Kristen Joy is the bestselling author of 26 books including the Author’s Quick Guide to Finding Your Target Market. In 2003 she turned her life-long love of reading and writing into a full-time career she loves, and now she teaches authors and entrepreneurs how to create books that bring their passion to life. In 2003 […] Tom Corson-Knowles, Kristen Joy clean 41:30 97: How to Get Your Audience to Remember Your Message with Carmen Simon https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-get-your-audience-to-remember-your-message/ Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:54:43 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=874 Carmen Simon, PhD, is the author of Impossible to Ignore: Creating Memorable Content to Influence Decisions. A cognitive scientist, she has helped some of the world’s most visible brands craft memorable messages by focusing on how the brain works. Her sought-after keynote speeches unveil science-based techniques for getting others to see your way, remember your […] Carmen Simon, PhD, is the author of Impossible to Ignore: Creating Memorable Content to Influence Decisions. A cognitive scientist, she has helped some of the world’s most visible brands craft memorable messages by focusing on how the brain works. Carmen Simon, PhD, is the author of Impossible to Ignore: Creating Memorable Content to Influence Decisions. A cognitive scientist, she has helped some of the world’s most visible brands craft memorable messages by focusing on how the brain works. Her sought-after keynote speeches unveil science-based techniques for getting others to see your way, remember your […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 39:17 96: Online Marketing and Promotion Strategies for Indie Authors with Bo Bennett https://www.tckpublishing.com/online-marketing-and-promotion-strategies-for-indie-authors/ Fri, 05 Aug 2016 19:18:11 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=858 Bo Bennett is the bestselling author of Logically Fallacious and seven other books. He is also an avid entrepreneur and founder of ebookit.com, a company that formats and distributes eBooks, print on demand, and digital audio books. Bo wrote his first book Year to Success in 2004. Back then the indie publishing landscape wasn’t what […] Bo Bennett is the bestselling author of Logically Fallacious and seven other books. He is also an avid entrepreneur and founder of ebookit.com, a company that formats and distributes eBooks, print on demand, and digital audio books. Bo Bennett is the bestselling author of Logically Fallacious and seven other books. He is also an avid entrepreneur and founder of ebookit.com, a company that formats and distributes eBooks, print on demand, and digital audio books. Bo wrote his first book Year to Success in 2004. Back then the indie publishing landscape wasn’t what […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 30:59 95: How to Communicate Better with Great Listening Skills with Mark Goulston https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-communicate-better-with-great-listening-skills/ Fri, 08 Jul 2016 07:23:31 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=847 Bestselling Author Mark Goulston started as a clinical interventional psychiatrist and UCLA professor of psychiatry. He learned to “hack” into the minds of suicidal and potentially violent individuals to prevent acts of destruction to others or themselves. He next went on to train FBI and police hostage negotiators. Mark has written several books on effective […] Bestselling Author Mark Goulston started as a clinical interventional psychiatrist and UCLA professor of psychiatry. He learned to “hack” into the minds of suicidal and potentially violent individuals to prevent acts of destruction to others or themsel... Bestselling Author Mark Goulston started as a clinical interventional psychiatrist and UCLA professor of psychiatry. He learned to “hack” into the minds of suicidal and potentially violent individuals to prevent acts of destruction to others or themselves. He next went on to train FBI and police hostage negotiators. Mark has written several books on effective […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 46:46 94: The Art of Storytelling with New York Times Bestselling Author Laura Morton https://www.tckpublishing.com/the-art-of-storytelling-with-laura-morton/ Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:33:53 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=840 Laura Morton has written over 40 books and a staggering 19 New York Times Bestsellers, with a wide range of celebrities, including Al Roker, Justin Beiber, Joan Lunden, and Danica Patrick—just to name a few. She has worked in the entertainment industry for more than 25 years as a writer, producer, speaker and entrepreneur, and […] Laura Morton has written over 40 books and a staggering 19 New York Times Bestsellers, with a wide range of celebrities, including Al Roker, Justin Beiber, Joan Lunden, and Danica Patrick—just to name a few. Laura Morton has written over 40 books and a staggering 19 New York Times Bestsellers, with a wide range of celebrities, including Al Roker, Justin Beiber, Joan Lunden, and Danica Patrick—just to name a few. She has worked in the entertainment industry for more than 25 years as a writer, producer, speaker and entrepreneur, and […] Laura Morton, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 40:05 93: Personal Development Advice for Authors with Derek Doepker https://www.tckpublishing.com/personal-development-advice-for-authors-with-derek-doepker/ Sat, 04 Jun 2016 16:38:48 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=829 Derek Doepker is the #1 Amazon Bestselling author of Why Authors Fail, and several other books. Derek leads hands-on training workshops, courses and retreats to teach authors how to turn their passion for writing into a sustainable business. Derek began his self-publishing journey as a serial entrepreneur trying to turn his passion for health and […] Derek Doepker is the #1 Amazon Bestselling author of Why Authors Fail, and several other books. Derek leads hands-on training workshops, courses and retreats to teach authors how to turn their passion for writing into a sustainable business. Derek Doepker is the #1 Amazon Bestselling author of Why Authors Fail, and several other books. Derek leads hands-on training workshops, courses and retreats to teach authors how to turn their passion for writing into a sustainable business. Derek began his self-publishing journey as a serial entrepreneur trying to turn his passion for health and […] Derek Doepker, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 47:44 92: How a Better Link Can Help You Sell More Books Internationally with Jesse Lakes https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-a-better-link-can-help-you-sell-more-books-internationally/ Sat, 28 May 2016 11:27:48 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=820 Jesse Lakes left Apple to launch a series of websites that utilized the iTunes and Amazon affiliate programs, but realized they had an issue with monetizing geo-fragmented audiences because of the country-specific affiliate programs. They came up with a solution, and as the project became a success, it was clear that they had built a […] Jesse Lakes left Apple to launch a series of websites that utilized the iTunes and Amazon affiliate programs, but realized they had an issue with monetizing geo-fragmented audiences because of the country-specific affiliate programs. Jesse Lakes left Apple to launch a series of websites that utilized the iTunes and Amazon affiliate programs, but realized they had an issue with monetizing geo-fragmented audiences because of the country-specific affiliate programs. They came up with a solution, and as the project became a success, it was clear that they had built a […] Jesse Lakes, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 33:03 91: How to Get Book Publicity with Barbara Cave Henricks https://www.tckpublishing.com/91-how-to-get-book-publicity-with-barbara-cave-henricks/ Sat, 21 May 2016 03:37:02 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=809 Barbara Cave Henricks is the author of Mastering the New Media Landscape: Embrace the Micromedia Mindset. She has worked as a publicist in the publishing industry for more than two decades, and now runs her own publicity firm that’s been very successful called Cave Henricks Communications. She started her career as a stringer for NBC […] Barbara Cave Henricks is the author of Mastering the New Media Landscape: Embrace the Micromedia Mindset. She has worked as a publicist in the publishing industry for more than two decades, and now runs her own publicity firm that’s been very successfu... Barbara Cave Henricks is the author of Mastering the New Media Landscape: Embrace the Micromedia Mindset. She has worked as a publicist in the publishing industry for more than two decades, and now runs her own publicity firm that’s been very successful called Cave Henricks Communications. She started her career as a stringer for NBC […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 40:48 90: How to Get More Book Reviews and Being Authentic with Debbie Drum https://www.tckpublishing.com/90-how-to-get-more-book-reviews-and-being-authentic-with-debbie-drum/ Sun, 15 May 2016 20:55:05 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=807 Debbie Drum is a best-selling author, blogger, and marketing expert. She is also the creator of Book Review Targeter a very powerful tool that helps authors get more reviews for their books. Debbie’s journey got started when she googled the words “how to make money online” in 2010. She made her first money publishing books […] Debbie Drum is a best-selling author, blogger, and marketing expert. She is also the creator of Book Review Targeter a very powerful tool that helps authors get more reviews for their books. Debbie’s journey got started when she googled the words “how ... Debbie Drum is a best-selling author, blogger, and marketing expert. She is also the creator of Book Review Targeter a very powerful tool that helps authors get more reviews for their books. Debbie’s journey got started when she googled the words “how to make money online” in 2010. She made her first money publishing books […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 29:09 89: How to Get Self Published Books into Book Stores with Tucker Max https://www.tckpublishing.com/89-how-to-get-self-published-books-into-book-stores-with-tucker-max/ Sat, 07 May 2016 15:57:24 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=800 Tucker Max is the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell and several other books. He is the CEO and co-founder of Book In A Box, a company that turns book writing and publishing into a service. Tucker was also nominated to the Time Magazine 100 Most Influential […] Tucker Max is the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell and several other books. He is the CEO and co-founder of Book In A Box, a company that turns book writing and publishing into a service. Tucker Max is the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell and several other books. He is the CEO and co-founder of Book In A Box, a company that turns book writing and publishing into a service. Tucker was also nominated to the Time Magazine 100 Most Influential […] Tucker Max, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 32:46 88: Self Publishing Print Books and Interior Book Design with Joel Friedlander https://www.tckpublishing.com/self-publishing-print-books-interior-book-design/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 02:58:16 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=777 Joel Friedlander is the author several books including The Self-Publisher’s Quick & Easy Guides, a series of ebooks that help to solve key challenges for self-publishers. He has won the AIGA “50 Books of the Year Award” for his work at Aperture Publishing, and the Printing Industries of America Gold Award for his book design […] Joel Friedlander is the author several books including The Self-Publisher’s Quick & Easy Guides, a series of ebooks that help to solve key challenges for self-publishers. He has won the AIGA “50 Books of the Year Award” for his work at Aperture Publish... Joel Friedlander is the author several books including The Self-Publisher’s Quick & Easy Guides, a series of ebooks that help to solve key challenges for self-publishers. He has won the AIGA “50 Books of the Year Award” for his work at Aperture Publishing, and the Printing Industries of America Gold Award for his book design […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 42:39 87: Hardcore Writing Wisdom with Self-Published Novelist Christian A. Brown https://www.tckpublishing.com/87-hardcore-writing-wisdom-with-self-published-novelist-christian-a-brown/ Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:33:51 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=780 Christian A. Brown is the best-selling author of the critically acclaimed Feast of Fates (the first book in the genre bending Four Feasts until Darkness series.) It received a Kirkus Star Review in 2014. He’s appeared on AM 640, Daytime Rogers, and Get Bold Today with LeGrande Green. He actively writes a blog about his […] Christian A. Brown is the best-selling author of the critically acclaimed Feast of Fates (the first book in the genre bending Four Feasts until Darkness series.) It received a Kirkus Star Review in 2014. He’s appeared on AM 640, Daytime Rogers, Christian A. Brown is the best-selling author of the critically acclaimed Feast of Fates (the first book in the genre bending Four Feasts until Darkness series.) It received a Kirkus Star Review in 2014. He’s appeared on AM 640, Daytime Rogers, and Get Bold Today with LeGrande Green. He actively writes a blog about his […] Christian Brown, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 27:57 86: Real Fast Book Marketing Results and Self Publishing with Daniel Hall https://www.tckpublishing.com/86-real-fast-book-marketing-results-and-self-publishing-with-daniel-hall/ Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:41:46 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=759 Daniel Hall is a bestselling author, speaker and consultant. He is also a coach, a lawyer, a nurse, a blogger and an entrepreneur. Daniel is the creator of the popular “Real Fast” training programs designed to help authors, speakers, coaches, consultants, trainers, Internet marketers and entrepreneurs effectively grow their businesses faster and profit more effortlessly. He is also […] Daniel Hall is a bestselling author, speaker and consultant. He is also a coach, a lawyer, a nurse, a blogger and an entrepreneur. Daniel is the creator of the popular “Real Fast” training programs designed to help authors, speakers, coaches, Daniel Hall is a bestselling author, speaker and consultant. He is also a coach, a lawyer, a nurse, a blogger and an entrepreneur. Daniel is the creator of the popular “Real Fast” training programs designed to help authors, speakers, coaches, consultants, trainers, Internet marketers and entrepreneurs effectively grow their businesses faster and profit more effortlessly. He is also […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 43:56 85: Unstoppable Sales Success with Kelly Roach, Author and Business Coach https://www.tckpublishing.com/85-unstoppable-sales-success-with-kelly-roach-author-and-business-coach/ Fri, 08 Apr 2016 19:30:52 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=722 No matter how long you have been in the entrepreneurial space there is no question that you want to have an even greater level of success than you’ve experienced to this point. Today’s guest, Kelly Roach, is an author and business coach who specializes in helping entrepreneurs increase their sales and success through practical strategies […] No matter how long you have been in the entrepreneurial space there is no question that you want to have an even greater level of success than you’ve experienced to this point. Today’s guest, Kelly Roach, is an author and business coach who specializes... No matter how long you have been in the entrepreneurial space there is no question that you want to have an even greater level of success than you’ve experienced to this point. Today’s guest, Kelly Roach, is an author and business coach who specializes in helping entrepreneurs increase their sales and success through practical strategies […] Kelly Roach, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 29:53 84: The Book That Birthed a Multi-Million Dollar Fitness Company with Mike Matthews https://www.tckpublishing.com/the-book-that-birthed-a-multi-million-dollar-fitness-company-with-mike-matthews/ Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:07:29 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=714 Mike Matthews is the bestselling author of more than a dozen books including Bigger Leaner Stronger for men and Thinner Leaner Stronger for women. He blogs at MuscleforLife.com and LegionAthletics.com with over 1 Million visitors every month. Mike always thought, “Why isn’t there a book out there that actually teaches you what you really need […] Mike Matthews is the bestselling author of more than a dozen books including Bigger Leaner Stronger for men and Thinner Leaner Stronger for women. He blogs at MuscleforLife.com and LegionAthletics.com with over 1 Million visitors every month. Mike Matthews is the bestselling author of more than a dozen books including Bigger Leaner Stronger for men and Thinner Leaner Stronger for women. He blogs at MuscleforLife.com and LegionAthletics.com with over 1 Million visitors every month. Mike always thought, “Why isn’t there a book out there that actually teaches you what you really need […] Mike Matthews, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 57:17 83: Become Your Own Sexy Boss in Information Marketing with Heather Havenwood https://www.tckpublishing.com/83-become-your-own-sexy-boss-in-information-marketing-with-heather-havenwood/ Sun, 27 Mar 2016 16:17:27 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=717 Heather Ann Havenwood is the bestselling author of several books including Sexy Boss. She started with internet marketing back in 1999 and has helped create several multi-million dollar businesses. Here’s a few highlights of the things you’ll learn from our interview with Heather: How a late night infomercial for a $3,000 seminar about owning your own business changed […] Heather Ann Havenwood is the bestselling author of several books including Sexy Boss. She started with internet marketing back in 1999 and has helped create several multi-million dollar businesses. Here’s a few highlights of the things you’ll learn fro... Heather Ann Havenwood is the bestselling author of several books including Sexy Boss. She started with internet marketing back in 1999 and has helped create several multi-million dollar businesses. Here’s a few highlights of the things you’ll learn from our interview with Heather: How a late night infomercial for a $3,000 seminar about owning your own business changed […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 25:39 82: Financial Planning and Building Wealth with Todd Tresidder https://www.tckpublishing.com/82-financial-planning-and-building-wealth-with-todd-tresidder/ Sat, 27 Feb 2016 08:12:25 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=708 Todd Tresidder graduated from the University of California at Davis with a B.A. in economics and a passion for creating successful businesses. A serial entrepreneur since childhood, Todd went on to build his own wealth as a hedge fund investment manager before “retiring” at 35 to teach others. Today, he provides advanced investment and retirement […] Todd Tresidder graduated from the University of California at Davis with a B.A. in economics and a passion for creating successful businesses. A serial entrepreneur since childhood, Todd went on to build his own wealth as a hedge fund investment manage... Todd Tresidder graduated from the University of California at Davis with a B.A. in economics and a passion for creating successful businesses. A serial entrepreneur since childhood, Todd went on to build his own wealth as a hedge fund investment manager before “retiring” at 35 to teach others. Today, he provides advanced investment and retirement […] Todd Tresidder, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 38:56 81: Personal Branding Tips and Becoming an Expert in Your Field with Shahab Anari https://www.tckpublishing.com/81-personal-branding-tips-and-becoming-an-expert-in-your-field-with-shahab-anari/ Wed, 17 Feb 2016 00:31:27 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=753 Shahab Anari is the bestselling author of several books in Iran. He is now a personal branding expert and teaches other authors, coaches and entrepreneurs how to grow their income and influence by building a powerful personal brand built on authenticity and passion. Shahab’s journey to becoming a bestselling author started in school when he became […] Shahab Anari is the bestselling author of several books in Iran. He is now a personal branding expert and teaches other authors, coaches and entrepreneurs how to grow their income and influence by building a powerful personal brand built on authenticit... Shahab Anari is the bestselling author of several books in Iran. He is now a personal branding expert and teaches other authors, coaches and entrepreneurs how to grow their income and influence by building a powerful personal brand built on authenticity and passion. Shahab’s journey to becoming a bestselling author started in school when he became […] Tom Corson-Knowles, Shahab Anari clean 21:57 80: The Power of Focus and Evergreen Marketing with Shelley Hitz https://www.tckpublishing.com/80-the-power-of-focus-and-evergreen-marketing-with-shelley-hitz/ Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:11:33 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=690 Shelley Hitz is the bestselling author of more than 40 books including Self-Publishing Books 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to publishing Your Book in Multiple Formats. Shelley is the founder of Author Audience Academy and TrainingAuthors.com where she teaches authors how to write, self-publish and market their books. Shelley never really wanted to be an author. […] Shelley Hitz is the bestselling author of more than 40 books including Self-Publishing Books 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to publishing Your Book in Multiple Formats. Shelley is the founder of Author Audience Academy and TrainingAuthors. Shelley Hitz is the bestselling author of more than 40 books including Self-Publishing Books 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to publishing Your Book in Multiple Formats. Shelley is the founder of Author Audience Academy and TrainingAuthors.com where she teaches authors how to write, self-publish and market their books. Shelley never really wanted to be an author. […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 42:54 79: Improve Your Communication and Relationships with Neurolinguistic Programming – Tony Wrighton https://www.tckpublishing.com/79-improve-your-communication-and-relationships-with-neurolinguistic-programming-tony-wrighton/ Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:41:55 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=688 Tony Wrighton is a personal development author and speaker, known for his work on Zestology. He has three books published with Virgin Books in 12 languages and is one of the country’s foremost experts on NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). Tony is the host of top-rated podcast Zestology, where he interviews a wide range of experts in the field of health and personal […] Tony Wrighton is a personal development author and speaker, known for his work on Zestology. He has three books published with Virgin Books in 12 languages and is one of the country’s foremost experts on NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). Tony Wrighton is a personal development author and speaker, known for his work on Zestology. He has three books published with Virgin Books in 12 languages and is one of the country’s foremost experts on NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). Tony is the host of top-rated podcast Zestology, where he interviews a wide range of experts in the field of health and personal […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 37:31 78: Stacey Hall on Boosting Your Energy and Attracting Perfect Customers https://www.tckpublishing.com/78-stacey-hall-on-boosting-your-energy-and-attracting-perfect-customers/ Sat, 23 Jan 2016 18:56:08 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=685 Stacey Hall is the bestselling author of several books including Chi-To-Be where she shares her 11 powerful “Energy Surges” to get boost your energy and vitality. Stacey is a sought-after keynote speaker, trainer and coach, and she teaches entrepreneurs how to attract perfect customers. Here’s a few of the highlights from this week’s show: How […] Stacey Hall is the bestselling author of several books including Chi-To-Be where she shares her 11 powerful “Energy Surges” to get boost your energy and vitality. Stacey is a sought-after keynote speaker, trainer and coach, Stacey Hall is the bestselling author of several books including Chi-To-Be where she shares her 11 powerful “Energy Surges” to get boost your energy and vitality. Stacey is a sought-after keynote speaker, trainer and coach, and she teaches entrepreneurs how to attract perfect customers. Here’s a few of the highlights from this week’s show: How […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 35:29 77: Mind Hacking 101 with Sir John Hargrave https://www.tckpublishing.com/77-mind-hacking-101-with-sir-john-hargrave/ Fri, 15 Jan 2016 08:11:11 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=679 Sir John Hargrave is the CEO of Media Shower, one of the leading content marketing firms on the planet. John believes that useful, entertaining, mind-blowing content is the only way to build long-lasting web traffic, search rankings, and sales. There are no shortcuts. His new book Mind Hacking comes out in January, 2016. Here’s just […] Sir John Hargrave is the CEO of Media Shower, one of the leading content marketing firms on the planet. John believes that useful, entertaining, mind-blowing content is the only way to build long-lasting web traffic, search rankings, and sales. Sir John Hargrave is the CEO of Media Shower, one of the leading content marketing firms on the planet. John believes that useful, entertaining, mind-blowing content is the only way to build long-lasting web traffic, search rankings, and sales. There are no shortcuts. His new book Mind Hacking comes out in January, 2016. Here’s just […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 33:15 76: On Writing Bestselling Nonfiction Books with Ghostwriter Michael Levin https://www.tckpublishing.com/76-on-writing-bestselling-nonfiction-books-with-ghostwriter-michael-levin/ Fri, 08 Jan 2016 12:17:11 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=647 As one of the most established ghostwriters in the nation, New York Times best-selling author Michael Levin has written, co-written or ghostwritten more than 100 books, of which eleven are national best sellers. He has also made contributions to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, Politico, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston […] As one of the most established ghostwriters in the nation, New York Times best-selling author Michael Levin has written, co-written or ghostwritten more than 100 books, of which eleven are national best sellers. As one of the most established ghostwriters in the nation, New York Times best-selling author Michael Levin has written, co-written or ghostwritten more than 100 books, of which eleven are national best sellers. He has also made contributions to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, Politico, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 34:20 75: Writing for Hollywood, Big Publishers and Blogs with Greg White https://www.tckpublishing.com/75-writing-for-hollywood-big-publishers-and-blogs-with-greg-white/ Fri, 01 Jan 2016 08:35:42 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=671 Greg Cope White is a produced television writer. He also steps in front of the camera and hosts. The Pink Marine, his first book, just came out in November, 2015. His writing credits include HBO’s Dream On, Norman Lear’s The Powers That Be and 704 Hauser, Fox’s Life With Louie, Sony’s animated series Jumanji, and […] Greg Cope White is a produced television writer. He also steps in front of the camera and hosts. The Pink Marine, his first book, just came out in November, 2015. His writing credits include HBO’s Dream On, Greg Cope White is a produced television writer. He also steps in front of the camera and hosts. The Pink Marine, his first book, just came out in November, 2015. His writing credits include HBO’s Dream On, Norman Lear’s The Powers That Be and 704 Hauser, Fox’s Life With Louie, Sony’s animated series Jumanji, and […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 28:05 74: Creating a Career through Writing, Speaking and Training with Bestselling Author Chip Bell https://www.tckpublishing.com/74-creating-a-career-through-writing-speaking-and-training-with-bestselling-author-chip-bell/ Sat, 12 Dec 2015 09:15:14 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=663 Chip R. Bell is the bestselling author and co-author of more than 20 books. In 2015, Global Gurus ranked him the #1 keynote speaker in the world on customer service for the second year in a row. Chip was a highly decorated infantry unit commander in Vietnam with the elite 82nd Airborne. He has appeared […] Chip R. Bell is the bestselling author and co-author of more than 20 books. In 2015, Global Gurus ranked him the #1 keynote speaker in the world on customer service for the second year in a row. Chip was a highly decorated infantry unit commander in Vi... Chip R. Bell is the bestselling author and co-author of more than 20 books. In 2015, Global Gurus ranked him the #1 keynote speaker in the world on customer service for the second year in a row. Chip was a highly decorated infantry unit commander in Vietnam with the elite 82nd Airborne. He has appeared […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 33:37 73: Copyrights and Law Every Author Should Know with Brock Shinen https://www.tckpublishing.com/73-ppp-episode-with-brock-shinen-attorney/ Fri, 04 Dec 2015 08:06:53 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=658 Brock Shinen launched his law practice in 2003 and specializes in Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Business. He’s one of the few lawyers who’s also an entrepreneur and author, so he has first-hand experience dealing with the same legal questions you and I have. Brock was working in the music industry when he became interested in […] Brock Shinen launched his law practice in 2003 and specializes in Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Business. He’s one of the few lawyers who’s also an entrepreneur and author, so he has first-hand experience dealing with the same legal question... Brock Shinen launched his law practice in 2003 and specializes in Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Business. He’s one of the few lawyers who’s also an entrepreneur and author, so he has first-hand experience dealing with the same legal questions you and I have. Brock was working in the music industry when he became interested in […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 30:22 72: How to Get Massive Traditional Media Exposure for Your Book with Maryann Reid https://www.tckpublishing.com/72-how-to-get-massive-traditional-media-exposure-for-your-book-with-maryann-reid/ Sat, 31 Oct 2015 19:37:51 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=643 Maryann Reid is an award-winning author and social commentator. She has been featured by countless media outlets including USA Today, Essence, Glamour, The CBS Early Show, and The Wendy Williams Experience. Maryann has been profiled in The New Yorker, Newsweek, Oprah.com, and NBC Nightly News for her innovative approach to life and solving its complex issues. […] Maryann Reid is an award-winning author and social commentator. She has been featured by countless media outlets including USA Today, Essence, Glamour, The CBS Early Show, and The Wendy Williams Experience. Maryann has been profiled in The New Yorker, Maryann Reid is an award-winning author and social commentator. She has been featured by countless media outlets including USA Today, Essence, Glamour, The CBS Early Show, and The Wendy Williams Experience. Maryann has been profiled in The New Yorker, Newsweek, Oprah.com, and NBC Nightly News for her innovative approach to life and solving its complex issues. […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 23:12 71: Turning Your Life and Company Around Starts with Culture – Hung Pham’s Inspiring Story https://www.tckpublishing.com/71-turning-your-life-and-company-around-starts-with-culture-hung-phams-inspiring-story/ Wed, 28 Oct 2015 23:42:57 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=634 Hung Pham is an entrepreneur and author in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the founder of Culture Summit, a conference focused on building strong cultures that lead to great companies. In his books, Hung provides simple, easy to follow, actionable plans for improving many areas of your life including health, fitness, work and personal relationships. […] Hung Pham is an entrepreneur and author in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the founder of Culture Summit, a conference focused on building strong cultures that lead to great companies. In his books, Hung provides simple, easy to follow, Hung Pham is an entrepreneur and author in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the founder of Culture Summit, a conference focused on building strong cultures that lead to great companies. In his books, Hung provides simple, easy to follow, actionable plans for improving many areas of your life including health, fitness, work and personal relationships. […] Tom Corson-Knowles, Hung Pham clean 25:02 70: Ebook Promotion Sites and Pricing Analysis with Ferol Vernon https://www.tckpublishing.com/70-ebook-promotion-sites-and-pricing-analysis-with-ferol-vernon/ Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:55:41 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=629 Ferol Vernon is the COO of Written Word Media. The company helps connect readers with their next great read and provides a powerful ad platform for authors and publishers. Ferol is a tech genius, and he’s worked on all kinds of technology from medical simulators to web and mobile based products for musicians, authors and artists. Ferol started creating websites at night […] Ferol Vernon is the COO of Written Word Media. The company helps connect readers with their next great read and provides a powerful ad platform for authors and publishers. Ferol is a tech genius, and he’s worked on all kinds of technology from medical ... Ferol Vernon is the COO of Written Word Media. The company helps connect readers with their next great read and provides a powerful ad platform for authors and publishers. Ferol is a tech genius, and he’s worked on all kinds of technology from medical simulators to web and mobile based products for musicians, authors and artists. Ferol started creating websites at night […] Tom Corson-Knowles, Ferol Vernon clean 23:49 69: An Inspiring Publishing Success Story with Fiction Author KC Dyer https://www.tckpublishing.com/an-inspiring-publishing-success-story-with-novelist-kc-dyer/ Wed, 19 Aug 2015 02:11:34 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=602 KC Dyer’s seventh book, Finding Fraser, a romantic comedy for grown-ups, has become a runaway bestseller, selling more than 40,000 copies in just two months. Right now, KC is in the middle of her book tour, so I brought her on the show to find out how she suddenly became an “overnight” success and what […] KC Dyer’s seventh book, Finding Fraser, a romantic comedy for grown-ups, has become a runaway bestseller, selling more than 40,000 copies in just two months. Right now, KC is in the middle of her book tour, KC Dyer’s seventh book, Finding Fraser, a romantic comedy for grown-ups, has become a runaway bestseller, selling more than 40,000 copies in just two months. Right now, KC is in the middle of her book tour, so I brought her on the show to find out how she suddenly became an “overnight” success and what […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 29:21 68: Building Your Brand Online with Robin Waite https://www.tckpublishing.com/68-building-your-brand-online-with-robin-waite/ Sat, 15 Aug 2015 03:27:38 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=600 Robin Waite is Business Strategy Expert and co-founder of a successful Online Strategy Agency in the UK. He has helped over 200 businesses create change and growth within their organisation since 2004. Robin has personally taught Business, Online Marketing and Social Media Strategy to over 1,000 business owners. Robin now specializes in creating growth and scalability for established businesses with over £500k+ […] Robin Waite is Business Strategy Expert and co-founder of a successful Online Strategy Agency in the UK. He has helped over 200 businesses create change and growth within their organisation since 2004. Robin has personally taught Business, Robin Waite is Business Strategy Expert and co-founder of a successful Online Strategy Agency in the UK. He has helped over 200 businesses create change and growth within their organisation since 2004. Robin has personally taught Business, Online Marketing and Social Media Strategy to over 1,000 business owners. Robin now specializes in creating growth and scalability for established businesses with over £500k+ […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 25:28 67: Adrienne Dorison on Creating Habits for Success and Explosive Sales Growth https://www.tckpublishing.com/67-adrienne-dorison-on-creating-habits-for-success-and-explosive-sales-growth/ Mon, 10 Aug 2015 20:52:10 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=605 Adrienne Dorison has a Master’s Degree in Forest Economics and extensive experience working in Supply Chain Management. She had a successful corporate career at a Fortune 500 company when she suddenly decided to take the leap and start her own business cold turkey. She’s now a sought-after thought leader and successful business coach and mentor […] Adrienne Dorison has a Master’s Degree in Forest Economics and extensive experience working in Supply Chain Management. She had a successful corporate career at a Fortune 500 company when she suddenly decided to take the leap and start her own business... Adrienne Dorison has a Master’s Degree in Forest Economics and extensive experience working in Supply Chain Management. She had a successful corporate career at a Fortune 500 company when she suddenly decided to take the leap and start her own business cold turkey. She’s now a sought-after thought leader and successful business coach and mentor […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 26:14 66: Go for No! A Huge Self Publishing Success Story with Andrea Waltz https://www.tckpublishing.com/go-for-no-a-huge-self-publishing-success-story-with-andrea-waltz/ Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:48:35 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=575 Andrea Waltz is a professional speaker, business author, and fiction writer. As co-author of the best-selling book, Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There, she is wildly passionate about teaching audiences how they can overcome fear of failure and rejection and reprogram how they think about the word NO! She’s currently working with […] Andrea Waltz is a professional speaker, business author, and fiction writer. As co-author of the best-selling book, Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There, she is wildly passionate about teaching audiences how they can overcome fear... Andrea Waltz is a professional speaker, business author, and fiction writer. As co-author of the best-selling book, Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There, she is wildly passionate about teaching audiences how they can overcome fear of failure and rejection and reprogram how they think about the word NO! She’s currently working with […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 42:34 65: Dr. Barry Sears on The Zone Diet, Nutrition and Natural Weight Loss https://www.tckpublishing.com/65-dr-barry-sears-on-the-zone-diet-nutrition-and-natural-weight-loss/ Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:24:34 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=593 Dr. Barry Sears is the author of The Zone series of books on weight loss and nutrition. He is a Ph.D. biochemist best known for creating and promoting the Zone diet, which helps people eat a proper diet that allows you to achieve stable blood sugar levels, hormone balance, reduce inflammation, and reduce your risk of chronic diseases. Dr. […] Dr. Barry Sears is the author of The Zone series of books on weight loss and nutrition. He is a Ph.D. biochemist best known for creating and promoting the Zone diet, which helps people eat a proper diet that allows you to achieve stable blood sugar lev... Dr. Barry Sears is the author of The Zone series of books on weight loss and nutrition. He is a Ph.D. biochemist best known for creating and promoting the Zone diet, which helps people eat a proper diet that allows you to achieve stable blood sugar levels, hormone balance, reduce inflammation, and reduce your risk of chronic diseases. Dr. […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 42:34 64: Larry Gilman Master Business and Communications Teacher on Success and Fulfillment https://www.tckpublishing.com/64-larry-gilman-master-business-and-communications-teacher-on-success-and-fulfillment/ Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:07:27 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=588 In today’s episode, Larry Gilman, a successful actor, master business consultant, entrepreneur and speaker shares an important message for entrepreneurs, authors and creative people who want even more success and fulfillment in their life. Larry has been an incredible mentor to me personally, and in this interview he shares some incredible wisdom and advice for anyone […] In today’s episode, Larry Gilman, a successful actor, master business consultant, entrepreneur and speaker shares an important message for entrepreneurs, authors and creative people who want even more success and fulfillment in their life. In today’s episode, Larry Gilman, a successful actor, master business consultant, entrepreneur and speaker shares an important message for entrepreneurs, authors and creative people who want even more success and fulfillment in their life. Larry has been an incredible mentor to me personally, and in this interview he shares some incredible wisdom and advice for anyone […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 44:15 63: Creating Prosperity for Writers, Personal Development and The Miracle Morning with Honoree Corder https://www.tckpublishing.com/63-creating-prosperity-for-writers-personal-development-and-the-miracle-morning-with-honoree-corder/ Fri, 10 Jul 2015 11:19:46 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=572 Honorée Corder is a bestselling author, executive and business coach, and serial entrepreneur who helps people clarify their visions and turn them into reality. She empowers others to dream big and go for what they truly want. Her mission is to inspire and motivate people to turn their vision and dreams into their real-life reality, […] Honorée Corder is a bestselling author, executive and business coach, and serial entrepreneur who helps people clarify their visions and turn them into reality. She empowers others to dream big and go for what they truly want. Honorée Corder is a bestselling author, executive and business coach, and serial entrepreneur who helps people clarify their visions and turn them into reality. She empowers others to dream big and go for what they truly want. Her mission is to inspire and motivate people to turn their vision and dreams into their real-life reality, […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 30:52 62: How Online Dating Can Teach You to Be a Better Communicator with Patrick King https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-online-dating-can-teach-you-to-be-a-better-communicator-with-patrick-king/ Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:31:25 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=567 Patrick King is a dating, image, and social skills coach based in San Francisco, California, and has been featured on numerous national publications such as Inc.com. He’s also a #1 Amazon best-selling author with the most popular online dating book on the market, and writes frequently on dating, love, sex, and relationships. He focuses on […] Patrick King is a dating, image, and social skills coach based in San Francisco, California, and has been featured on numerous national publications such as Inc.com. He’s also a #1 Amazon best-selling author with the most popular online dating book on ... Patrick King is a dating, image, and social skills coach based in San Francisco, California, and has been featured on numerous national publications such as Inc.com. He’s also a #1 Amazon best-selling author with the most popular online dating book on the market, and writes frequently on dating, love, sex, and relationships. He focuses on […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 36:15 61: Finding Your Voice, Growing a Tribe, and Creating a Business That Matters with Joel Boggess https://www.tckpublishing.com/61-finding-your-voice-growing-a-tribe-and-creating-a-business-that-matters-with-joel-boggess/ Sat, 27 Jun 2015 07:04:42 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=553 Joel Boggess is the host of the ReLaunch podcast show, and the author of the #1 Amazon bestselling book Finding Your Voice: Sort Through the Clutter; Discover Clarity, Confidence and Direction. Joel is passionate about sharing fresh ideas, success tips and inspirations through real life stories. Joel is an expert at helping you connect to who you are […] Joel Boggess is the host of the ReLaunch podcast show, and the author of the #1 Amazon bestselling book Finding Your Voice: Sort Through the Clutter; Discover Clarity, Confidence and Direction. Joel is passionate about sharing fresh ideas, Joel Boggess is the host of the ReLaunch podcast show, and the author of the #1 Amazon bestselling book Finding Your Voice: Sort Through the Clutter; Discover Clarity, Confidence and Direction. Joel is passionate about sharing fresh ideas, success tips and inspirations through real life stories. Joel is an expert at helping you connect to who you are […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 35:28 60: How to Create a Profitable Business Idea Before You Invest a Dime with Billy Murphy https://www.tckpublishing.com/60-how-to-create-a-profitable-business-idea-before-you-invest-a-dime-with-billy-murphy/ Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:54:48 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=561 Billy Murphy is an ex-professional poker player, entrepreneur, blogger and business coach. He’s the founder of foreverjobless.com, one of the top blogs for online entrepreneurs and startup businesses. In today’s show, Billy shares some brilliant ideas for any author, entrepreneur or artist who wants to create a profitable business and avoid one of the biggest mistakes […] Billy Murphy is an ex-professional poker player, entrepreneur, blogger and business coach. He’s the founder of foreverjobless.com, one of the top blogs for online entrepreneurs and startup businesses. In today’s show, Billy Murphy is an ex-professional poker player, entrepreneur, blogger and business coach. He’s the founder of foreverjobless.com, one of the top blogs for online entrepreneurs and startup businesses. In today’s show, Billy shares some brilliant ideas for any author, entrepreneur or artist who wants to create a profitable business and avoid one of the biggest mistakes […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 29:03 59: Guerrilla Marketing, Redshirt Characters, and Social Media with Chris Kennedy https://www.tckpublishing.com/59-guerrilla-marketing-redshirt-characters-and-social-media-with-chris-kennedy/ Sun, 14 Jun 2015 18:12:39 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=557 A bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy author and speaker, Chris Kennedy is a former naval aviator with over 3,000 hours flying attack and reconnaissance aircraft. Chris is currently working as an Instructional Systems Designer for the Navy and is an advisory board member of Hampton Roads Writers. Chris’ full length novels on Amazon include the “Occupied Seattle” […] A bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy author and speaker, Chris Kennedy is a former naval aviator with over 3,000 hours flying attack and reconnaissance aircraft. Chris is currently working as an Instructional Systems Designer for the Navy and is an ad... A bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy author and speaker, Chris Kennedy is a former naval aviator with over 3,000 hours flying attack and reconnaissance aircraft. Chris is currently working as an Instructional Systems Designer for the Navy and is an advisory board member of Hampton Roads Writers. Chris’ full length novels on Amazon include the “Occupied Seattle” […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 32:58 58: How to Start a Digital Magazine Business, and Why Instagram is Better Than Facebook for Platform Building with Nathan Chan https://www.tckpublishing.com/58-how-to-start-a-digital-magazine-business-and-why-instagram-is-better-than-facebook-for-platform-building-with-nathan-chan/ Fri, 05 Jun 2015 08:32:23 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=545 Nathan Chan is the founder and publisher at Foundr Magazine, a digital magazine for iOS and Android that specializes in curating the most helpful information for new and aspiring entrepreneurs. Nathan started the magazine from his home in Melbourne, Australia on March 3, 2013, fed up with his job and looking for a better life […] Nathan Chan is the founder and publisher at Foundr Magazine, a digital magazine for iOS and Android that specializes in curating the most helpful information for new and aspiring entrepreneurs. Nathan started the magazine from his home in Melbourne, Nathan Chan is the founder and publisher at Foundr Magazine, a digital magazine for iOS and Android that specializes in curating the most helpful information for new and aspiring entrepreneurs. Nathan started the magazine from his home in Melbourne, Australia on March 3, 2013, fed up with his job and looking for a better life […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 31:36 57: How to Live an Inspired Life, Destress and Beat Cancer with Lauren Miller https://www.tckpublishing.com/57-how-to-live-an-inspired-life-destress-and-beat-cancer-with-lauren-miller/ Sat, 30 May 2015 02:52:31 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=533 Lauren E. Miller is the bestselling author of four books including 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Stressing Out. Lauren is a stress relief educator and founder of Grab & Go Stress Solutions. In this interview, Lauren shares some powerful tips and strategies for de-stressing and creating inner peace, purpose and success in your life. Here […] Lauren E. Miller is the bestselling author of four books including 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Stressing Out. Lauren is a stress relief educator and founder of Grab & Go Stress Solutions. In this interview, Lauren E. Miller is the bestselling author of four books including 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before Stressing Out. Lauren is a stress relief educator and founder of Grab & Go Stress Solutions. In this interview, Lauren shares some powerful tips and strategies for de-stressing and creating inner peace, purpose and success in your life. Here […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 45:37 56: Starting a Successful Business No Matter What Happens with Ian Ippolito https://www.tckpublishing.com/starting-a-successful-business-no-matter-what-happens-with-ian-ippolito/ Fri, 22 May 2015 23:41:39 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=528 Ian Ippolito founded Rent-A-Coder (now vWorker) and grew the company to millions of dollars a year in sales. vWorker is one of the leading websites in the world that connects businesses and entrepreneurs with high quality freelancers, contractors, and virtual assistants. In this interview, Ian shares his most valuable tips and ideas for success. Ian first got […] Ian Ippolito founded Rent-A-Coder (now vWorker) and grew the company to millions of dollars a year in sales. vWorker is one of the leading websites in the world that connects businesses and entrepreneurs with high quality freelancers, contractors, Ian Ippolito founded Rent-A-Coder (now vWorker) and grew the company to millions of dollars a year in sales. vWorker is one of the leading websites in the world that connects businesses and entrepreneurs with high quality freelancers, contractors, and virtual assistants. In this interview, Ian shares his most valuable tips and ideas for success. Ian first got […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 27:34 55: Healing and Reversing Multiple Sclerosis and Degenerative Diseases With Dr. Terry Wahls https://www.tckpublishing.com/55-healing-and-reversing-multiple-sclerosis-and-degenerative-diseases-with-dr-terry-wahls/ Fri, 15 May 2015 20:43:51 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=518 In today’s show, Dr. Terry Wahls shares her incredible story and journey of reversing multiple sclerosis and other chronic diseases with a healthy diet. Dr. Wahls has firsthand experience with multiple sclerosis as she was diagnosed with it in 2000. In November 2007, she started a new diet based on her own personal research into nutrition. […] In today’s show, Dr. Terry Wahls shares her incredible story and journey of reversing multiple sclerosis and other chronic diseases with a healthy diet. Dr. Wahls has firsthand experience with multiple sclerosis as she was diagnosed with it in 2000. In today’s show, Dr. Terry Wahls shares her incredible story and journey of reversing multiple sclerosis and other chronic diseases with a healthy diet. Dr. Wahls has firsthand experience with multiple sclerosis as she was diagnosed with it in 2000. In November 2007, she started a new diet based on her own personal research into nutrition. […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 25:12 54: Traveling the World and Attracting Helpful Beta Readers with Betsy Talbot https://www.tckpublishing.com/traveling-the-world-and-attracting-helpful-beta-readers/ Fri, 08 May 2015 09:39:20 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=511 Betsy Talbot is the bestselling self published author of several books including Dream Save Do about how she and her husband Warren were able to sell everything they owned and travel the world for four years living a nomadic lifestyle. In the book, Betsy shows readers how to travel the world and turn your dreams […] Betsy Talbot is the bestselling self published author of several books including Dream Save Do about how she and her husband Warren were able to sell everything they owned and travel the world for four years living a nomadic lifestyle. In the book, Betsy Talbot is the bestselling self published author of several books including Dream Save Do about how she and her husband Warren were able to sell everything they owned and travel the world for four years living a nomadic lifestyle. In the book, Betsy shows readers how to travel the world and turn your dreams […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 46:43 53: Creating a Success Mindset and Motivation with NLP Success Coach Andy Murphy https://www.tckpublishing.com/creating-a-success-mindset-and-motivation-with-nlp/ Fri, 01 May 2015 08:59:50 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=500 Andy Murphy is a successful entrepreneur, investor and high-level mindset coach who helps top performers achieve new heights of success in business and life. In today’s show, Andy shares some key ideas and insights including: How Andy reached the top of the field in sales and marketing in his early 20’s using Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) […] Andy Murphy is a successful entrepreneur, investor and high-level mindset coach who helps top performers achieve new heights of success in business and life. In today’s show, Andy shares some key ideas and insights including: How Andy reached the top o... Andy Murphy is a successful entrepreneur, investor and high-level mindset coach who helps top performers achieve new heights of success in business and life. In today’s show, Andy shares some key ideas and insights including: How Andy reached the top of the field in sales and marketing in his early 20’s using Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 32:11 52: Werewolves, Zombies, and Finding Your Ideal Readers Before the Apocalypse Comes https://www.tckpublishing.com/52-werewolves-zombies-and-finding-your-ideal-readers-before-the-apocalypse-comes/ Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:27:10 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=441 Chris Fox is the bestselling author of several books including No Such Thing As Werewolves. He works as an engineer writing and creating iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch apps. Chris started out as an Executive Vice President at a major mortgage bank until the Financial Crisis hit. He decided to switch to a customer service job, and […] Chris Fox is the bestselling author of several books including No Such Thing As Werewolves. He works as an engineer writing and creating iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch apps. Chris started out as an Executive Vice President at a major mortgage bank until ... Chris Fox is the bestselling author of several books including No Such Thing As Werewolves. He works as an engineer writing and creating iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch apps. Chris started out as an Executive Vice President at a major mortgage bank until the Financial Crisis hit. He decided to switch to a customer service job, and […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 34:20 051: How to Podcast Like a Pro and Reach Millions With Your Message with Daniel J. Lewis https://www.tckpublishing.com/051-how-to-podcast-like-a-pro-and-reach-millions-with-your-message-with-daniel-j-lewis/ Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:50:35 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=447 Over 25% of Americans listened to a podcast show in the past week. Are they listening to you? Daniel J. Lewis is an award-winning podcaster. He helps others launch and improve their own podcasts for sharing their message and succeeding in business. He’s the founder of The Audacity to Podcast. In today’s show, Daniel shares some amazing tips […] Over 25% of Americans listened to a podcast show in the past week. Are they listening to you? Daniel J. Lewis is an award-winning podcaster. He helps others launch and improve their own podcasts for sharing their message and succeeding in business. Over 25% of Americans listened to a podcast show in the past week. Are they listening to you? Daniel J. Lewis is an award-winning podcaster. He helps others launch and improve their own podcasts for sharing their message and succeeding in business. He’s the founder of The Audacity to Podcast. In today’s show, Daniel shares some amazing tips […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 46:31 050: Mastering the Craft of Writing with Historical Romance Novelist Deeanne Gist https://www.tckpublishing.com/050-mastering-the-craft-of-writing-with-historical-romance-novelist-deanne-gist/ Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:12:23 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=436 Deeanne Gist has rocketed up the bestseller lists and captured readers everywhere with her original, fun historical novels. She has received four RITA nominations, two consecutive Christy Awards and rave reviews her books. With three-quarters of a million trade books sold, her awards include National Readers’ Choice, Book Buyers’ Best, Golden Quill, Books-A-Million Pick of […] Deeanne Gist has rocketed up the bestseller lists and captured readers everywhere with her original, fun historical novels. She has received four RITA nominations, two consecutive Christy Awards and rave reviews her books. Deeanne Gist has rocketed up the bestseller lists and captured readers everywhere with her original, fun historical novels. She has received four RITA nominations, two consecutive Christy Awards and rave reviews her books. With three-quarters of a million trade books sold, her awards include National Readers’ Choice, Book Buyers’ Best, Golden Quill, Books-A-Million Pick of […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 46:10 049: Become an Idea Master – How to Model Successful Authors, Entrepreneurs and Publishers with David Favor https://www.tckpublishing.com/become-an-idea-master-how-to-model-successful-authors-entrepreneurs-and-publishers-with-david-favor-and-tom-corson-knowles/ Sun, 05 Apr 2015 04:38:50 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=438 In today’s show, David Favor and Tom Corson-Knowles talk about great ideas – how to find them, model them, and use them to transform your life and your career. Here are just a few of the things we talk about on the show: How to skyrocket your learning speed and achieve your goals faster by modeling […] In today’s show, David Favor and Tom Corson-Knowles talk about great ideas – how to find them, model them, and use them to transform your life and your career. Here are just a few of the things we talk about on the show: How to skyrocket your learning ... In today’s show, David Favor and Tom Corson-Knowles talk about great ideas – how to find them, model them, and use them to transform your life and your career. Here are just a few of the things we talk about on the show: How to skyrocket your learning speed and achieve your goals faster by modeling […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 1:13:17 048: How to Create a Lifestyle Business and Live Your Dream Life with Tyler Basu https://www.tckpublishing.com/049-how-to-create-a-lifestyle-business-and-live-your-dream-life-with-tyler-basu/ Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:35:19 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=408 Tyler Basu is the bestselling author of several books including Lifestyle Business Blueprint. He is the founder and host of the Chatting With Champions podcast and a sought-after consultant. At a young age, Tyler read Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and that book inspired him to start a business and learn how to become a […] Tyler Basu is the bestselling author of several books including Lifestyle Business Blueprint. He is the founder and host of the Chatting With Champions podcast and a sought-after consultant. At a young age, Tyler Basu is the bestselling author of several books including Lifestyle Business Blueprint. He is the founder and host of the Chatting With Champions podcast and a sought-after consultant. At a young age, Tyler read Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and that book inspired him to start a business and learn how to become a […] Tom Corson-Knowles, Tyler Basu clean 34:42 047: How Writing Can Heal Trauma, Abuse and Emotional Pain with Elizabeth Garrison https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-writing-can-heal-trauma-abuse-and-emotional-pain-with-elizabeth-garrison/ Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:17:24 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=387 Elizabeth Garrison is the #1 Amazon bestselling author of Wounds of the Father: A True Story of Child Abuse, Betrayal, and Redemption. Growing up, Lizzie suffered from physical, emotional and sexual abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, and overwhelming feelings of shame and low self confidence. In today’s show, Lizzie shares her inspiring story along with some words […] Elizabeth Garrison is the #1 Amazon bestselling author of Wounds of the Father: A True Story of Child Abuse, Betrayal, and Redemption. Growing up, Lizzie suffered from physical, emotional and sexual abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, Elizabeth Garrison is the #1 Amazon bestselling author of Wounds of the Father: A True Story of Child Abuse, Betrayal, and Redemption. Growing up, Lizzie suffered from physical, emotional and sexual abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, and overwhelming feelings of shame and low self confidence. In today’s show, Lizzie shares her inspiring story along with some words […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 28:42 046: Online Marketing and Ancient Wisdom with Amish Shah. How to Build Million Dollar Businesses with Digital Marketing https://www.tckpublishing.com/online-marketing-and-ancient-wisdom-with-amish-shah/ Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:40:53 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=392 Amish Shah is an online marketing legend, entrepreneur and philanthropist. In 2001, he started an affiliate marketing company online and quit his job in 2004.  One of Amish’s companies made the Inc. 500 List of fastest growing companies. He’s sold several businesses for more than $1 million, and is a serial entrepreneur. Today, Amish is […] Amish Shah is an online marketing legend, entrepreneur and philanthropist. In 2001, he started an affiliate marketing company online and quit his job in 2004.  One of Amish’s companies made the Inc. 500 List of fastest growing companies. Amish Shah is an online marketing legend, entrepreneur and philanthropist. In 2001, he started an affiliate marketing company online and quit his job in 2004.  One of Amish’s companies made the Inc. 500 List of fastest growing companies. He’s sold several businesses for more than $1 million, and is a serial entrepreneur. Today, Amish is […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 31:22 045: How to Get More Book Reviews Without Breaking Amazon’s TOS with Heather Hart https://www.tckpublishing.com/045-how-to-get-more-book-reviews-without-breaking-amazons-tos-with-heather-hart/ Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:48:09 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=346 Heather Hart is an international bestselling and award-winning author. She is coach to authors at TrainingAuthors.com and owner of BooklyBooks.com. With the heart of an author, she enjoys working from home where she spends her time working on her next book, coming up with new and improved marketing ideas, and teaching other authors what she’s learned along her […] Heather Hart is an international bestselling and award-winning author. She is coach to authors at TrainingAuthors.com and owner of BooklyBooks.com. With the heart of an author, she enjoys working from home where she spends her time working on her next ... Heather Hart is an international bestselling and award-winning author. She is coach to authors at TrainingAuthors.com and owner of BooklyBooks.com. With the heart of an author, she enjoys working from home where she spends her time working on her next book, coming up with new and improved marketing ideas, and teaching other authors what she’s learned along her […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 25:35 044: Unleashing Your Creativity with Meditation, Spirituality and the Author Mindset with Michael Mackintosh https://www.tckpublishing.com/044-unleashing-your-creativity-with-meditation-spirituality-and-the-author-mindset-with-michael-mackintosh/ Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:19:33 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=315 Michael Mackintosh is the bestselling author of several books including How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Living Your Dreams: A Proven Step-By-Step Guide To Start Rockin’ It Now. He is a spiritual entrepreneur, having created several successful businesses online. He’s a sought-after speaker, consultant and trainer specializing in helping people unleash their inner artist and become incredibly […] Michael Mackintosh is the bestselling author of several books including How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Living Your Dreams: A Proven Step-By-Step Guide To Start Rockin’ It Now. He is a spiritual entrepreneur, Michael Mackintosh is the bestselling author of several books including How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Living Your Dreams: A Proven Step-By-Step Guide To Start Rockin’ It Now. He is a spiritual entrepreneur, having created several successful businesses online. He’s a sought-after speaker, consultant and trainer specializing in helping people unleash their inner artist and become incredibly […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 35:36 043: How to Create Business Systems That Work Instead of You with Sam Carpenter https://www.tckpublishing.com/043-how-to-create-business-systems-that-work-instead-of-you-with-sam-carpenter/ Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:39:43 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=348 Sam Carpenter is the bestselling author of Work the System, a book many entrepreneurs consider to be the best book ever written on systematizing a business. If you’ve read The E-Myth or Think and Grow Rich, this book is right up there at the top. As an entrepreneur, Sam struggled for many years to grow his […] Sam Carpenter is the bestselling author of Work the System, a book many entrepreneurs consider to be the best book ever written on systematizing a business. If you’ve read The E-Myth or Think and Grow Rich, this book is right up there at the top. Sam Carpenter is the bestselling author of Work the System, a book many entrepreneurs consider to be the best book ever written on systematizing a business. If you’ve read The E-Myth or Think and Grow Rich, this book is right up there at the top. As an entrepreneur, Sam struggled for many years to grow his […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 42:25 042: UJ Ramdas on The 5-Minute Journal, Productivity and a New Way to Look at Publishing Your Book https://www.tckpublishing.com/uj-ramdas-on-the-5-minute-journal-productivity-and-a-new-way-to-look-at-publishing-your-book/ Sun, 15 Feb 2015 04:30:15 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=264 UJ Ramdas is the author and creator of The Five-Minute Journal where positivity meets science. The Five-Minute Journal combines inspiring quotes, daily exercises for gratitude, affirmations, weekly challenges, and thoughtful questions that will help you get focused and be more productive. UJ isn’t your typical author. From the very beginning, he created The Five-Minute Journal with […] UJ Ramdas is the author and creator of The Five-Minute Journal where positivity meets science. The Five-Minute Journal combines inspiring quotes, daily exercises for gratitude, affirmations, weekly challenges, UJ Ramdas is the author and creator of The Five-Minute Journal where positivity meets science. The Five-Minute Journal combines inspiring quotes, daily exercises for gratitude, affirmations, weekly challenges, and thoughtful questions that will help you get focused and be more productive. UJ isn’t your typical author. From the very beginning, he created The Five-Minute Journal with […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 44:39 041: Kick-Ass Book Marketing Secrets Exposed with Mike Balmaceda https://www.tckpublishing.com/041-kick-ass-book-marketing-secrets-exposed-with-mike-balmaceda/ Sun, 08 Feb 2015 17:52:03 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=234 Mike Balmaceda is an author and online marketing genius. He helps authors sell more books and build a massive following of raving fan readers. In today’s show, Mike shares a few powerful marketing tips on how you can sell more books starting right now including: How to use Facebook ads to skyrocket your book sales (while […] Mike Balmaceda is an author and online marketing genius. He helps authors sell more books and build a massive following of raving fan readers. In today’s show, Mike shares a few powerful marketing tips on how you can sell more books starting right now ... Mike Balmaceda is an author and online marketing genius. He helps authors sell more books and build a massive following of raving fan readers. In today’s show, Mike shares a few powerful marketing tips on how you can sell more books starting right now including: How to use Facebook ads to skyrocket your book sales (while […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 34:50 040: Overcome Perfectionism and Exercise Your Creative Genius with Stefan Pylarinos https://www.tckpublishing.com/040-overcome-perfectionism-and-exercise-your-creative-genius-with-stefan-pylarinos/ Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:53:32 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=224 Stefan Pylarinos is the #1 bestselling author of several books including Life Mastery. As an entrepreneur, publisher and high-level personal success trainer and coach, Stefan has achieved a lifestyle most authors and entrepreneurs only dream about. His company, Project Life Mastery, provides life-changing information, advice and tools for people who want to achieve great things […] Stefan Pylarinos is the #1 bestselling author of several books including Life Mastery. As an entrepreneur, publisher and high-level personal success trainer and coach, Stefan has achieved a lifestyle most authors and entrepreneurs only dream about. Stefan Pylarinos is the #1 bestselling author of several books including Life Mastery. As an entrepreneur, publisher and high-level personal success trainer and coach, Stefan has achieved a lifestyle most authors and entrepreneurs only dream about. His company, Project Life Mastery, provides life-changing information, advice and tools for people who want to achieve great things […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 36:14 039: Ari Meisel on Less Doing, More Living, and Getting More Done with Less Strress https://www.tckpublishing.com/039-ari-meisel-on-less-doing-more-living-and-getting-more-done-with-less-strress/ Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:22:05 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=220 Ari Meisel is a successful entrepreneur, consultant, the bestselling author of Less Doing and runs one of the world’s top blogs on productivity: www.lessdoing.com. Ari has become a renowned expert on productivity, automation and efficiency for top entrepreneurs, CEOs, and business tycoons. Ari’s Optimize, Automate, Delegate system has helped thousands of entrepreneurs create businesses that run efficiently […] Ari Meisel is a successful entrepreneur, consultant, the bestselling author of Less Doing and runs one of the world’s top blogs on productivity: www.lessdoing.com. Ari has become a renowned expert on productivity, Ari Meisel is a successful entrepreneur, consultant, the bestselling author of Less Doing and runs one of the world’s top blogs on productivity: www.lessdoing.com. Ari has become a renowned expert on productivity, automation and efficiency for top entrepreneurs, CEOs, and business tycoons. Ari’s Optimize, Automate, Delegate system has helped thousands of entrepreneurs create businesses that run efficiently […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 29:39 038: How to Be Incredibly Productive AND Have Amazing Relationships with Jordan Gray https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-be-incredibly-productive-and-have-amazing-relationships-with-jordan-gray-2/ Sat, 17 Jan 2015 03:40:51 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=215 Jordan Gray is the #1 bestselling author of several books including The Introvert’s Guide to Dating. As a relationship coach and consultant, Jordan is a pro at helping productive CEO’s, authors, artists and entrepreneurs create amazing intimate relationships that fulfill them and bring happiness and balance to their life. Jordan has helped thousands of people all over […] Jordan Gray is the #1 bestselling author of several books including The Introvert’s Guide to Dating. As a relationship coach and consultant, Jordan is a pro at helping productive CEO’s, authors, artists and entrepreneurs create amazing intimate relatio... Jordan Gray is the #1 bestselling author of several books including The Introvert’s Guide to Dating. As a relationship coach and consultant, Jordan is a pro at helping productive CEO’s, authors, artists and entrepreneurs create amazing intimate relationships that fulfill them and bring happiness and balance to their life. Jordan has helped thousands of people all over […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 28:30 037: Designing Beautiful Ebook Covers That Sell with Derek Murphy https://www.tckpublishing.com/designing-beautiful-ebook-covers-that-sell-with-derek-murphy/ Sun, 04 Jan 2015 20:01:29 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=191 Derek Murphy is the bestselling author of several books including Book Cover Design Secrets You Can Use to Sell More Books. Derek has a wealth of experience in the publishing industry as a professional editor, cover designer, consultant, keynote speaker, and bestselling author in his own right. In today’s show, Derek and Tom discuss what it takes to create […] Derek Murphy is the bestselling author of several books including Book Cover Design Secrets You Can Use to Sell More Books. Derek has a wealth of experience in the publishing industry as a professional editor, cover designer, consultant, Derek Murphy is the bestselling author of several books including Book Cover Design Secrets You Can Use to Sell More Books. Derek has a wealth of experience in the publishing industry as a professional editor, cover designer, consultant, keynote speaker, and bestselling author in his own right. In today’s show, Derek and Tom discuss what it takes to create […] Tom Corson-Knowles, Derek Murphy clean 44:14 036: How to Write Faster, Better and Love What You Do With Rachel Aaron https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-write-faster-better-and-love-what-you-do-with-rachel-aaron/ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:11:28 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=185 Rachel Aaron is the bestselling traditionally published novelist and author of several books including the Eli Monpress series, as well as one of my absolute favorite books on writing, 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love. Rachel always wanted to tell stories. But the types of stories she […] Rachel Aaron is the bestselling traditionally published novelist and author of several books including the Eli Monpress series, as well as one of my absolute favorite books on writing, 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, Rachel Aaron is the bestselling traditionally published novelist and author of several books including the Eli Monpress series, as well as one of my absolute favorite books on writing, 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love. Rachel always wanted to tell stories. But the types of stories she […] Rachel Aaron, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 53:23 035: How Buck Books Can Skyrocket Your Ebook Sales For Free https://www.tckpublishing.com/035-how-buck-books-can-skyrocket-your-ebook-sales-for-free/ Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:49:32 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=180 Matt Stone is a bestselling author, professional blogger, and owner of Archangel Ink, a publishing company that helps new and independent authors succeed. He’s also the owner of Buck Books, one of the top ebook promotion sites. (You can read more about Buck Books and their submission guidelines here). In today’s show, Matt shares his […] Matt Stone is a bestselling author, professional blogger, and owner of Archangel Ink, a publishing company that helps new and independent authors succeed. He’s also the owner of Buck Books, one of the top ebook promotion sites. Matt Stone is a bestselling author, professional blogger, and owner of Archangel Ink, a publishing company that helps new and independent authors succeed. He’s also the owner of Buck Books, one of the top ebook promotion sites. (You can read more about Buck Books and their submission guidelines here). In today’s show, Matt shares his […] Tom Corson-Knowles, Matt Stone, Buck Books clean 38:05 034: Transmedia, Story Engineering, and Other Lessons from the 2014 Willamette Writer’s Conference https://www.tckpublishing.com/034-transmedia-story-engineering-and-other-lessons-from-the-2014-willamette-writers-conference/ Wed, 06 Aug 2014 04:42:30 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=176 Transmedia and story engineering were hot topics at this year’s Willamette Writer’s Conference in Portland, Oregon. Tom shares his key takeaways, insights and lessons learned from speaking at and attending the conference. In the show, we discuss transmedia and the future of media. Content is the greatest marketing tool you will ever have, and transmedia […] Transmedia and story engineering were hot topics at this year’s Willamette Writer’s Conference in Portland, Oregon. Tom shares his key takeaways, insights and lessons learned from speaking at and attending the conference. In the show, Transmedia and story engineering were hot topics at this year’s Willamette Writer’s Conference in Portland, Oregon. Tom shares his key takeaways, insights and lessons learned from speaking at and attending the conference. In the show, we discuss transmedia and the future of media. Content is the greatest marketing tool you will ever have, and transmedia […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 27:57 033: The Ebook Revolution and the Future of Publishing Books https://www.tckpublishing.com/033-the-ebook-revolution-and-the-future-of-publishing/ Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:25 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=170 In today’s show, Tom Corson-Knowles shares data, facts and insights into global ebook and print sales and the future of publishing. If you don’t understand the numbers, it’s hard to make good decisions as a publisher! Global print book sales are predicted by PWC to decline by over $10 billion by 2018 (that’s a $10 […] In today’s show, Tom Corson-Knowles shares data, facts and insights into global ebook and print sales and the future of publishing. If you don’t understand the numbers, it’s hard to make good decisions as a publisher! In today’s show, Tom Corson-Knowles shares data, facts and insights into global ebook and print sales and the future of publishing. If you don’t understand the numbers, it’s hard to make good decisions as a publisher! Global print book sales are predicted by PWC to decline by over $10 billion by 2018 (that’s a $10 […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 30:16 032: Your eBook Publishing Questions Answered https://www.tckpublishing.com/032-your-ebook-publishing-questions-answered/ Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:17:20 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=165 In today’s show, Tom Corson-Knowles answers your questions about eBook publishing. We cover questions about formatting, publishing, marketing, pen names, free vs. paid books, creating audiobooks, and much more. Grab your pen and paper and get ready to take notes because you’re about to learn how to earn some serious publishing profits. If you want your […] In today’s show, Tom Corson-Knowles answers your questions about eBook publishing. We cover questions about formatting, publishing, marketing, pen names, free vs. paid books, creating audiobooks, and much more. In today’s show, Tom Corson-Knowles answers your questions about eBook publishing. We cover questions about formatting, publishing, marketing, pen names, free vs. paid books, creating audiobooks, and much more. Grab your pen and paper and get ready to take notes because you’re about to learn how to earn some serious publishing profits. If you want your […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 22:53 031: The 15 Habits of Highly Successful Authors, Writers, Artists and Entrepreneurs https://www.tckpublishing.com/031-the-15-habits-of-highly-successful-authors-and-writers/ Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:00:35 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=158 Successful authors do things a little differently… In today’s show, Tom Corson-Knowles shares the 15 habits of highly successful authors and shows you how you can apply them right now to your own life to speed up your path to success. This podcast episode is based on the article Tom wrote called 15 Success Habits […] Successful authors do things a little differently… In today’s show, Tom Corson-Knowles shares the 15 habits of highly successful authors and shows you how you can apply them right now to your own life to speed up your path to success. Successful authors do things a little differently… In today’s show, Tom Corson-Knowles shares the 15 habits of highly successful authors and shows you how you can apply them right now to your own life to speed up your path to success. This podcast episode is based on the article Tom wrote called 15 Success Habits […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 42:22 030: Hollis Carter Shares His Online Marketing System for Success https://www.tckpublishing.com/030-hollis-carter-shares-his-online-marketing-system-for-success/ Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:00:22 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=155 Hollis Carter is an online marketing superstar. As a product creator, marketer, consultant and coach, he’s worked on several million-dollar online product launches. Hollis has appeared on Mixergy, Entrepreneur on Fire, Smart Passive Income, and other major podcast shows on online outlets for entrepreneurs. For the past few years, Hollis has taken his experience in […] Hollis Carter is an online marketing superstar. As a product creator, marketer, consultant and coach, he’s worked on several million-dollar online product launches. Hollis has appeared on Mixergy, Entrepreneur on Fire, Smart Passive Income, Hollis Carter is an online marketing superstar. As a product creator, marketer, consultant and coach, he’s worked on several million-dollar online product launches. Hollis has appeared on Mixergy, Entrepreneur on Fire, Smart Passive Income, and other major podcast shows on online outlets for entrepreneurs. For the past few years, Hollis has taken his experience in […] Hollis Carter, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 51:06 029: Shoshanna Evers on Writing, Marketing and Self Publishing Romance https://www.tckpublishing.com/029-shoshanna-evers-on-writing-marketing-and-self-publishing-romance/ Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:00:03 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=151 Shoshanna Evers is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She’s written several novels, novellas and short stories including The Man Who Holds the Whip. She has written in contemporary romance, romance and erotica. In today’s show, Shoshanna shares a glimpse into her creative process and some of her top tips for creativity, […] Shoshanna Evers is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She’s written several novels, novellas and short stories including The Man Who Holds the Whip. She has written in contemporary romance, romance and erotica. In today’s show, Shoshanna Evers is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She’s written several novels, novellas and short stories including The Man Who Holds the Whip. She has written in contemporary romance, romance and erotica. In today’s show, Shoshanna shares a glimpse into her creative process and some of her top tips for creativity, […] Shoshanna Evers, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 45:32 028: Steve Berry On Writing, Self-Editing and the Creative Process https://www.tckpublishing.com/steve-berry-on-writing-self-editing-and-the-creative-process-ppp-28/ Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:00:49 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=146 Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of The Lincoln Myth and several other books. Steve has sold more than 19 millions books and is a modern-day success story in the publishing industry. After Dan Brown’s novels took off in the early 2000’s, Steve was finally able to land a traditional […] Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of The Lincoln Myth and several other books. Steve has sold more than 19 millions books and is a modern-day success story in the publishing industry. Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of The Lincoln Myth and several other books. Steve has sold more than 19 millions books and is a modern-day success story in the publishing industry. After Dan Brown’s novels took off in the early 2000’s, Steve was finally able to land a traditional […] Tom Corson-Knowles, Steve Berry clean 36:42 027: Grant Cardone Shares How to Sell, Use Social Media, and Get Your Message Out to Millions https://www.tckpublishing.com/027-grant-cardone-shares-how-to-sell-use-social-media-and-get-your-message-out-to-millions/ Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:00:01 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=139 Grant Cardone is the  New York Times, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of If You’re Not First, You’re Last and three other books. Grant is a foremost sales expert and businessman, often appearing as a contributor on Fox, CNN and all the other big TV and radio media outlets. He’s also a superstar social media marketer […] Grant Cardone is the  New York Times, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of If You’re Not First, You’re Last and three other books. Grant is a foremost sales expert and businessman, often appearing as a contributor on Fox, Grant Cardone is the  New York Times, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of If You’re Not First, You’re Last and three other books. Grant is a foremost sales expert and businessman, often appearing as a contributor on Fox, CNN and all the other big TV and radio media outlets. He’s also a superstar social media marketer […] Grant Cardone, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 29:48 026: Adam Kosloff, the Writer on Fire, Shares How to Double Your Writing Speed https://www.tckpublishing.com/026-adam-kosloff-the-writer-on-fire-shares-how-to-double-your-writing-speed/ Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:00:44 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=137 Adam Kosloff is one of the fastest writers on earth.  He owns and operates a booming ghostwriting business for high-end clients like attorneys and doctors who want high quality books written quickly. He’s also a bestselling author published with TCK Publishing and a freelance writer for various businesses. In today’s show, Adam shares his top tips […] Adam Kosloff is one of the fastest writers on earth.  He owns and operates a booming ghostwriting business for high-end clients like attorneys and doctors who want high quality books written quickly. He’s also a bestselling author published with TCK Pu... Adam Kosloff is one of the fastest writers on earth.  He owns and operates a booming ghostwriting business for high-end clients like attorneys and doctors who want high quality books written quickly. He’s also a bestselling author published with TCK Publishing and a freelance writer for various businesses. In today’s show, Adam shares his top tips […] Adam Kosloff, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 29:27 025: Teresa Rhyne On Going from Unknown Author to #1 NYT Bestselling Memoirist https://www.tckpublishing.com/ppp-25-teresa-rhyne-on-going-from-unknown-author-to-1-nyt-bestselling-memoirist/ Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:00:17 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=134 Teresa Rhyne is a #1 NY Times, #1 Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author. Her first book, The Dog Lived (and So Will I) was traditionally published by Sourcebooks, Inc. who will also be publishing her second book “The Dogs Were Rescued (and So Was I)” in October, 2014. In today’s show, Teresa shares her inspiring […] Teresa Rhyne is a #1 NY Times, #1 Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author. Her first book, The Dog Lived (and So Will I) was traditionally published by Sourcebooks, Inc. who will also be publishing her second book “The Dogs Were Rescued (a... Teresa Rhyne is a #1 NY Times, #1 Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author. Her first book, The Dog Lived (and So Will I) was traditionally published by Sourcebooks, Inc. who will also be publishing her second book “The Dogs Were Rescued (and So Was I)” in October, 2014. In today’s show, Teresa shares her inspiring […] Teresa Rhyne, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 32:22 024: How to Promote, Position and Market Your Book Online for Maximum Profits https://www.tckpublishing.com/ppp-24-derek-doepker-shares-his-secrets-to-positioning-and-marketing-your-book-online/ Wed, 28 May 2014 12:00:22 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=132 Derek Doepker is the #1 Amazon Bestselling author of 50 Fitness Tips You Wish You Knew, Why You’re Stuck, and several others. Derek is a pro when it comes to positioning and marketing books, and coming up with brilliant titles and marketing campaigns that actually work (and don’t cost a ton of money). In today’s […] Derek Doepker is the #1 Amazon Bestselling author of 50 Fitness Tips You Wish You Knew, Why You’re Stuck, and several others. Derek is a pro when it comes to positioning and marketing books, and coming up with brilliant titles and marketing campaigns t... Derek Doepker is the #1 Amazon Bestselling author of 50 Fitness Tips You Wish You Knew, Why You’re Stuck, and several others. Derek is a pro when it comes to positioning and marketing books, and coming up with brilliant titles and marketing campaigns that actually work (and don’t cost a ton of money). In today’s […] Derek Doepker, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 39:50 023: Michael J. Sullivan on Publishing Fiction Traditionally, Self Publishing and Hybrid Publishing https://www.tckpublishing.com/023-michael-j-sullivan-on-publishing-fiction-all-three-ways/ Wed, 21 May 2014 12:00:34 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=125 Michael J. Sullivan is one of the few authors who has successfully published his books all three ways – with a traditional Big Five publisher, with a small independent publisher, and as a self publisher. Michael is the bestselling author of the Riyria series and several other novels. In today’s show, he shares some inspiring stories […] Michael J. Sullivan is one of the few authors who has successfully published his books all three ways – with a traditional Big Five publisher, with a small independent publisher, and as a self publisher. Michael is the bestselling author of the Riyria ... Michael J. Sullivan is one of the few authors who has successfully published his books all three ways – with a traditional Big Five publisher, with a small independent publisher, and as a self publisher. Michael is the bestselling author of the Riyria series and several other novels. In today’s show, he shares some inspiring stories […] Michael J. Sullivan, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 38:34 022: Getting Red Hot Internet Publicity for Your Book with Penny Sansevieri https://www.tckpublishing.com/022-getting-red-hot-internet-publicity-for-your-book-with-penny-sansevieri/ Wed, 14 May 2014 12:00:38 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=122 Penny Sansevieri is the bestselling author of Red Hot Internet Publicity and founder of Author Marketing Experts. She has been preaching the importance of online marketing, blogging, PR, and internet-savvy marketing tactics to authors for over a decade and is a true pioneer in the world of online marketing for authors. Penny started her author […] Penny Sansevieri is the bestselling author of Red Hot Internet Publicity and founder of Author Marketing Experts. She has been preaching the importance of online marketing, blogging, PR, and internet-savvy marketing tactics to authors for over a decade... Penny Sansevieri is the bestselling author of Red Hot Internet Publicity and founder of Author Marketing Experts. She has been preaching the importance of online marketing, blogging, PR, and internet-savvy marketing tactics to authors for over a decade and is a true pioneer in the world of online marketing for authors. Penny started her author […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 38:37 021: How to Get Booked on Podcasts, Radio and TV to Sell Your Books, Products and Services https://www.tckpublishing.com/021-using-tv-radio-and-podcasts-to-grow-your-author-platform-and-sell-more-books-with-stephanie-cobian/ Wed, 07 May 2014 12:00:28 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=119 Stephanie Cobian is a top project manager of TVGuestpert, a media company specializing in helping authors, experts and thought leaders get booked on national media like TV, radio, podcasts and more. Stephanie helps everyday authors and experts turn their knowledge, ideas and stories into life-changing publicity and exposure by getting laser-focused on who your audience is […] Stephanie Cobian is a top project manager of TVGuestpert, a media company specializing in helping authors, experts and thought leaders get booked on national media like TV, radio, podcasts and more. Stephanie helps everyday authors and experts turn the... Stephanie Cobian is a top project manager of TVGuestpert, a media company specializing in helping authors, experts and thought leaders get booked on national media like TV, radio, podcasts and more. Stephanie helps everyday authors and experts turn their knowledge, ideas and stories into life-changing publicity and exposure by getting laser-focused on who your audience is […] Stephanie Cobian, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 38:22 020: How to Get Booked on Radio and Become a Media Superstar Through Interviews https://www.tckpublishing.com/020-jackie-lapin-shares-keys-to-publicity-and-honing-your-media-message/ Thu, 01 May 2014 12:00:49 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=115 Jackie Lapin is the CEO of Conscious Media Relations, a public relations company that helps authors, entrepreneurs and artists doing work in the fields of mind, body and spirit get booked on national and international media. Jackie is revered for her skill at getting authors, speakers and coaches booked through her network of contacts with […] Jackie Lapin is the CEO of Conscious Media Relations, a public relations company that helps authors, entrepreneurs and artists doing work in the fields of mind, body and spirit get booked on national and international media. Jackie Lapin is the CEO of Conscious Media Relations, a public relations company that helps authors, entrepreneurs and artists doing work in the fields of mind, body and spirit get booked on national and international media. Jackie is revered for her skill at getting authors, speakers and coaches booked through her network of contacts with […] Jackie Lapin, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 36:31 019: How to Become a New York Times Bestselling Romance Author Self Publishing https://www.tckpublishing.com/019-aubrey-rose-on-becoming-a-new-york-times-bestselling-romance-author/ Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:00:01 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=111 Aubrey Rose is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several books including Heartbitten, and she’s only been writing for two years! And, she’s done it all while maintaining a full-time job and social life. Who said it was impossible to become a bestselling author and keep a full-time job at the […] Aubrey Rose is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several books including Heartbitten, and she’s only been writing for two years! And, she’s done it all while maintaining a full-time job and social life. Aubrey Rose is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several books including Heartbitten, and she’s only been writing for two years! And, she’s done it all while maintaining a full-time job and social life. Who said it was impossible to become a bestselling author and keep a full-time job at the […] Aubrey Rose, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 31:02 018: How to Earn a Full-Time Income Writing Books with Lindsay Buroker, Bestselling Fantasy Novelist https://www.tckpublishing.com/018-how-to-become-a-full-time-author-with-lindsay-buroker-fantasy-novelist/ Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:00:18 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=108 Lindsay Buroker is the bestselling author of Balanced on the Blade’s Edge and more than 20 other novels, novellas and short stories.  Today, Lindsay is ranked as one of the Top #100 bestselling Science Fiction authors on Amazon Kindle, and she’s earning a full-time income as an author. She works from home and loves it. […] Lindsay Buroker is the bestselling author of Balanced on the Blade’s Edge and more than 20 other novels, novellas and short stories.  Today, Lindsay is ranked as one of the Top #100 bestselling Science Fiction authors on Amazon Kindle, Lindsay Buroker is the bestselling author of Balanced on the Blade’s Edge and more than 20 other novels, novellas and short stories.  Today, Lindsay is ranked as one of the Top #100 bestselling Science Fiction authors on Amazon Kindle, and she’s earning a full-time income as an author. She works from home and loves it. […] Lindsay Buroker, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 40:08 017: How to Market Your Books with Online Video and YouTube with Montina Portis https://www.tckpublishing.com/017-youtube-marketing-secrets-with-montina-portis-from-sparkwisdom/ Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:00:24 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=99 Montina Portis is the bestselling author of YouTube Video Marketing Secrets Revealed and several other books. Her YouTube Channel called SparkWisdom has over 20,000 subscribers and over 2 Million video views. In this interview, Montina shares her best tips for marketing your books, products and services using online video and especially YouTube. Whether you’ve never recorded a video […] Montina Portis, Tom Corson-Knowles Montina Portis is the bestselling author of YouTube Video Marketing Secrets Revealed and several other books. Her YouTube Channel called SparkWisdom has over 20,000 subscribers and over 2 Million video views. In this interview, Montina shares her best tips for marketing your books, products and services using online video and especially YouTube. Whether you’ve never recorded a video […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 29:11 016: How to Become a Full-Time Authorpreneur of Fiction and Nonfiction with Joanna Penn https://www.tckpublishing.com/016-becoming-a-full-time-author-entrepreneur-of-fiction-and-nonfiction-with-joanna-penn/ Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:00:58 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=102 Joanna Penn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several books including Business for Authors: How to be an Authorpreneur. Joanna writes and publishes both fiction and non-fiction. She is a sought-after speaker and lecturer at writers conferences, publishing industry events and online educational workshops. Joanna has been a full-time “author-entrepreneur” for […] Joanna Penn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several books including Business for Authors: How to be an Authorpreneur. Joanna writes and publishes both fiction and non-fiction. She is a sought-after speaker and lecturer at writ... Joanna Penn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several books including Business for Authors: How to be an Authorpreneur. Joanna writes and publishes both fiction and non-fiction. She is a sought-after speaker and lecturer at writers conferences, publishing industry events and online educational workshops. Joanna has been a full-time “author-entrepreneur” for […] Joanna Penn, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 49:17 015: How to Write and Distribute Press Releases Like a Professional Media Expert https://www.tckpublishing.com/015-press-releases-publicity-and-getting-your-book-in-the-media-with-dan-janal/ Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:00:58 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=78 Dan Janal is the author of Reporters Are Looking for You! and is a pro when it comes to getting exposure in the media. Dan has been involved in the public relations industry for decades, and he’s one of the earliest entrepreneurs to use the internet for marketing back in the 1990’s (he even wrote […] Dan Janal is the author of Reporters Are Looking for You! and is a pro when it comes to getting exposure in the media. Dan has been involved in the public relations industry for decades, and he’s one of the earliest entrepreneurs to use the internet fo... Dan Janal is the author of Reporters Are Looking for You! and is a pro when it comes to getting exposure in the media. Dan has been involved in the public relations industry for decades, and he’s one of the earliest entrepreneurs to use the internet for marketing back in the 1990’s (he even wrote […] Dan Janal, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 35:02 014: How to Get 40,000 eBook Downloads in One Week (KDP Select Free Promotion Launch Strategies) https://www.tckpublishing.com/014-how-to-write-a-book-using-interviews-and-smart-author-marketing-strategies-with-ameer-rosic/ Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:00:20 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=94 Ameer Rosic is the bestselling author of Diagnostic Testing And Functional Medicine. He’s a functional medicine expert focusing on helping people have more energy, better health and incredible performance. In today’s show, Ameer shares a unique process he used to write and publish his first book and turn it into a bestseller very quickly. Here are just […] Ameer Rosic is the bestselling author of Diagnostic Testing And Functional Medicine. He’s a functional medicine expert focusing on helping people have more energy, better health and incredible performance. In today’s show, Ameer Rosic is the bestselling author of Diagnostic Testing And Functional Medicine. He’s a functional medicine expert focusing on helping people have more energy, better health and incredible performance. In today’s show, Ameer shares a unique process he used to write and publish his first book and turn it into a bestseller very quickly. Here are just […] Ameer Rosic, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 28:55 013: How to Blog Your Book and Build Your Author Platform Simultaneously https://www.tckpublishing.com/013-how-to-build-a-solid-author-platform-by-blogging-how-to-blog-a-book-with-nina-amir/ Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:00:08 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=88 Nina Amir is the bestselling author of How to Blog a Book and several other books. She is a successful author, blogging guru and speaker. Nina has created several mainstream blogs including www.howtoblogabook.com among others. In this interview, Nina will show you how to literally blog your book. It’s a quick, easy and much funner way to create your […] Nina Amir is the bestselling author of How to Blog a Book and several other books. She is a successful author, blogging guru and speaker. Nina has created several mainstream blogs including www.howtoblogabook.com among others. In this interview, Nina Amir is the bestselling author of How to Blog a Book and several other books. She is a successful author, blogging guru and speaker. Nina has created several mainstream blogs including www.howtoblogabook.com among others. In this interview, Nina will show you how to literally blog your book. It’s a quick, easy and much funner way to create your […] Nina Amir, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 37:58 012: Free Marketing Tools and Tips for Authors and Entrepreneurs https://www.tckpublishing.com/012-totally-free-marketing-strategies-for-authors-that-work-wonders-with-dan-hollings-sell-more-books/ Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:00:15 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=64 Dan Hollings is an online marketing legend, having worked in the industry for more than 20 years. He’s one of the “original” online marketers, having started when the internet was in its infancy. Dan has masterminded hundreds of successful book launches and marketing campaigns. He helped create the strategy and tools for the launch of The […] Dan Hollings is an online marketing legend, having worked in the industry for more than 20 years. He’s one of the “original” online marketers, having started when the internet was in its infancy. Dan has masterminded hundreds of successful book launche... Dan Hollings is an online marketing legend, having worked in the industry for more than 20 years. He’s one of the “original” online marketers, having started when the internet was in its infancy. Dan has masterminded hundreds of successful book launches and marketing campaigns. He helped create the strategy and tools for the launch of The […] Dan Hollings, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 48:33 011: How to Find an Agent the Unconventional Way, and Creating Viral YouTube Videos https://www.tckpublishing.com/011-how-to-find-an-agent-the-unconventional-way-and-writing-fiction-with-david-kazzie/ Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:00:16 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=83 David Kazzie is the author of Jackpot. He’s the creator of the viral videos So You Want to Go to Law School and So You Want to Write a Novel which led to a lot of attention from the publishing industry, and helped David land his first agent. In the interview, David shares his unique story along […] David Kazzie is the author of Jackpot. He’s the creator of the viral videos So You Want to Go to Law School and So You Want to Write a Novel which led to a lot of attention from the publishing industry, and helped David land his first agent. David Kazzie is the author of Jackpot. He’s the creator of the viral videos So You Want to Go to Law School and So You Want to Write a Novel which led to a lot of attention from the publishing industry, and helped David land his first agent. In the interview, David shares his unique story along […] David Kazzie, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 32:30 010: Smart Marketing Tips for Authors to Increase Your Income and Influence https://www.tckpublishing.com/smart-marketing-tips-for-authors-to-increase-your-income-and-influence-with-michelle-booth/ Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:00:12 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=76 Michelle Booth, aka Michelle Campbell-Scott, is the author of Goodreads for Authors and several other books. She is an expert on marketing and promotional strategies for self published and independent authors. In today’s show, she shares some great tips on marketing and increasing your income as a self published author, including publishing your book in […] Michelle Booth, aka Michelle Campbell-Scott, is the author of Goodreads for Authors and several other books. She is an expert on marketing and promotional strategies for self published and independent authors. In today’s show, Michelle Booth, aka Michelle Campbell-Scott, is the author of Goodreads for Authors and several other books. She is an expert on marketing and promotional strategies for self published and independent authors. In today’s show, she shares some great tips on marketing and increasing your income as a self published author, including publishing your book in […] Michelle Booth, Michelle Campbell-Scott, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 39:25 009: Building a Six Figure Freelance Writing Business at Twenty Hours a Week https://www.tckpublishing.com/009-building-a-six-figure-freelance-writing-business-in-twenty-hours-a-week-interview-with-author-jason-brick/ Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:00:16 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=74 Jason Brick is a published author, freelance copy writer, business writer, and ghost writer. He is an expert at hustling up freelance work and has built a six figure freelance writing business at just twenty hours a week. He spends the rest of his time with his kids and family. Some of his clients pay […] Jason Brick is a published author, freelance copy writer, business writer, and ghost writer. He is an expert at hustling up freelance work and has built a six figure freelance writing business at just twenty hours a week. Jason Brick is a published author, freelance copy writer, business writer, and ghost writer. He is an expert at hustling up freelance work and has built a six figure freelance writing business at just twenty hours a week. He spends the rest of his time with his kids and family. Some of his clients pay […] Jason Brick, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 35:57 08: Self Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: The Pros, Cons and Process of Getting a Book Published https://www.tckpublishing.com/008-self-publishing-vs-traditional-publishing-the-pros-cons-and-process-of-getting-your-books-published-jason-miles-interview/ Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:00:17 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=67 Jason Miles is a bestselling author who has had several books traditionally published and has self published several more books. In today’s interview, Jason shares his thoughts and experiences on the pros and cons of traditional publishing vs. self publishing. He also shares some great online marketing tips for authors. Jason is the author of […] Jason Miles is a bestselling author who has had several books traditionally published and has self published several more books. In today’s interview, Jason shares his thoughts and experiences on the pros and cons of traditional publishing vs. Jason Miles is a bestselling author who has had several books traditionally published and has self published several more books. In today’s interview, Jason shares his thoughts and experiences on the pros and cons of traditional publishing vs. self publishing. He also shares some great online marketing tips for authors. Jason is the author of […] Jason Miles, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 34:20 07: Why Audiobooks are the Future of Publishing, and How to Produce and Publish Your Own Audiobooks with ACX https://www.tckpublishing.com/007-why-audiobooks-are-the-future-of-publishing-and-how-to-produce-and-publish-your-own-with-rob-archangel/ Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:00:11 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=54 Rob Archangel is a co-founder of Archangel Ink, an independent publishing services company. Rob has done the production, mixing and editing of audiobooks for clients and bestselling author Matt Stone. In this show, Rob shares how audiobooks can help you increase your income from your books by 10% or more, and how the future is […] Rob Archangel, Tom Corson-Knowles, Archangel Ink Rob Archangel is a co-founder of Archangel Ink, an independent publishing services company. Rob has done the production, mixing and editing of audiobooks for clients and bestselling author Matt Stone. In this show, Rob shares how audiobooks can help you increase your income from your books by 10% or more, and how the future is […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 32:54 06: Book Marketing, Publicity, Building a Platform, and Finding a Traditional Publisher https://www.tckpublishing.com/006-book-marketing-publicity-and-building-a-platform-with-publisher-rick-frishman/ Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:00:57 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=48 Rick Frishman is a bestselling author and publisher at Morgan James Publishing. He’s worked on publicity and marketing campaigns for some of the biggest authors including Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield’s Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Brendon Burchard’s Life’s Golden Ticket, John Grisham, Harvey Mackay, T. Harv Eker, Tim Ferriss, and many more. In this interview, […] Rick Frishman is a bestselling author and publisher at Morgan James Publishing. He’s worked on publicity and marketing campaigns for some of the biggest authors including Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield’s Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Rick Frishman is a bestselling author and publisher at Morgan James Publishing. He’s worked on publicity and marketing campaigns for some of the biggest authors including Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield’s Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Brendon Burchard’s Life’s Golden Ticket, John Grisham, Harvey Mackay, T. Harv Eker, Tim Ferriss, and many more. In this interview, […] Rick Frishman, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 37:22 05: On Writing, Self Publishing, and Loving Your Readers with New York Times Bestselling Author Hugh Howey https://www.tckpublishing.com/on-writing-self-publishing-and-loving-your-readers-with-new-york-times-bestselling-author-hugh-howey/ Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:00:56 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=42 Hugh Howey was a yacht captain when he wrote his first book which was picked up by a small publisher. But he quickly realized that all the marketing resources and tools used by publishers can be used by self published authors as well. He started self publishing his own books, and in September, 2011, his […] Hugh Howey was a yacht captain when he wrote his first book which was picked up by a small publisher. But he quickly realized that all the marketing resources and tools used by publishers can be used by self published authors as well. Hugh Howey was a yacht captain when he wrote his first book which was picked up by a small publisher. But he quickly realized that all the marketing resources and tools used by publishers can be used by self published authors as well. He started self publishing his own books, and in September, 2011, his […] Hugh Howey, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 1:01:59 04: On Writing, Rejection, Self Publishing, Self Confidence and Success https://www.tckpublishing.com/on-writing-rejection-self-publishing-and-success-michael-macktinosh-interviews-tom-corson-knowles/ Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:40:29 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=37 Tom Corson-Knowles wrote his first book at age 19. After six years of trying to find a traditional publisher to help him take his book to market, he finally discovered another route to publishing – self publishing on Amazon Kindle. In his first month, Tom didn’t tell a single person he had published his book, […] Tom Corson-Knowles wrote his first book at age 19. After six years of trying to find a traditional publisher to help him take his book to market, he finally discovered another route to publishing – self publishing on Amazon Kindle. In his first month, Tom Corson-Knowles wrote his first book at age 19. After six years of trying to find a traditional publisher to help him take his book to market, he finally discovered another route to publishing – self publishing on Amazon Kindle. In his first month, Tom didn’t tell a single person he had published his book, […] Michael Mackintosh, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 53:19 03: How To Become a Top 100 Bestselling Self Published Author on Amazon https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-become-a-bestselling-self-published-author-steve-scott-interview/ Thu, 02 Jan 2014 00:26:07 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=22 Steve Scott started out as a regular guy who just wanted to stay home with his family and work from home. He started his blog several years ago and was supporting his family on the income from his site with affiliate marketing and ads. A few years ago, Steve figured out how to self-publish his […] Steve Scott started out as a regular guy who just wanted to stay home with his family and work from home. He started his blog several years ago and was supporting his family on the income from his site with affiliate marketing and ads. Steve Scott started out as a regular guy who just wanted to stay home with his family and work from home. He started his blog several years ago and was supporting his family on the income from his site with affiliate marketing and ads. A few years ago, Steve figured out how to self-publish his […] Steve Scott, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 53:26 02: How To Master the Editing Process for Writers with Barbara Rogan https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-master-the-editing-process-for-writers-with-barbara-rogan/ Sun, 29 Dec 2013 02:39:35 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=16 Barbara Rogan has worked in almost every area of the publishing industry over the last 30 years. She’s published nine novels, founded a literary agency, and a highly esteemed professional editor. Barbara has taught fiction writing at SUNY Farmingdale and Hofstra and also teaches online courses for writers. Barbara knew that she wanted to be […] Barbara Rogan, Tom Corson-Knowles Barbara Rogan has worked in almost every area of the publishing industry over the last 30 years. She’s published nine novels, founded a literary agency, and a highly esteemed professional editor. Barbara has taught fiction writing at SUNY Farmingdale and Hofstra and also teaches online courses for writers. Barbara knew that she wanted to be […] The Publishing Profits Podcast Show | Writing | Marketing | Books | eBooks | Audiobooks | Authors | Entrepreneurs clean 01: How To Write a Bestselling Book Using The Four Bestseller Blueprints https://www.tckpublishing.com/how-to-write-a-bestselling-book-using-the-four-bestseller-blueprints-with-robin-hoffman/ Wed, 18 Dec 2013 20:54:27 +0000 http://publishingprofitspodcast.com/?p=7   Robin Colucci is a successful entrepreneur, author, and writing coach. Robin and I know that creating a bestselling book isn’t about marketing—it’s about the entire writing, publishing, and marketing process. And it all starts with your first book idea. Robin has studied some of the best-selling books in the world, the ones that have […]   Robin Colucci is a successful entrepreneur, author, and writing coach. Robin and I know that creating a bestselling book isn’t about marketing—it’s about the entire writing, publishing, and marketing process.   Robin Colucci is a successful entrepreneur, author, and writing coach. Robin and I know that creating a bestselling book isn’t about marketing—it’s about the entire writing, publishing, and marketing process. And it all starts with your first book idea. Robin has studied some of the best-selling books in the world, the ones that have […] Robin Hoffman, Tom Corson-Knowles clean 57:17