60 pippa.io The Career Author Podcast http://thecareerauthor.com en Copyright © 2018 author,books,craft,publishing,story,writer,writing J. Thorn & Zach Bohannon Becoming a full-time writer can be overwhelming. Join J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon as they help you improve your craft and find your audience, so you too can become…a career author. This is The Career Author Podcast. Becoming a full-time writer can be overwhelming. Join J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon as they help you improve your craft and find your audience, so you too can become…a career author. This is The Career Author Podcast. yes J. Thorn info+5c12a63f9deb9d971ab6d744@mg.pippa.io episodic https://assets.pippa.io/shows/5c12a63f9deb9d971ab6d744/show-cover.jpg http://thecareerauthor.com The Career Author Podcast https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/thecareerauthor The Career Author Podcast: Episode 50 - List Building Fundamentals The Career Author Podcast: Episode 50 - List Building Fundamentals Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:00:00 GMT 48:58 8822bb962eb14765b23f94b8a1ff665d yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e96351c full Every author needs a mailing list. But where do you start on building one? When you should start one? What should you focus on when building a list? How often should you send broadcasts? And of course, what do you send to your list? J. and Zach tackle all those questions and more on this episode.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Thanks to our newest Patrons: Thomas Boyer

Let J. check the first chapter of your book and help make it stronger for your reader! Check out the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/editing/

Want to have Zach analyze your book’s Amazon product page? Get the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/zach/

Links:

Sign up for Aweber - https://jthorn.aweber.com/

Reader Magnets by Nick Stephenson - https://books2read.com/readermagnets

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Molten Universe Media - http://www.moltenuniversemedia.com

Rock Apocalypse 2019 - http://www.rockapoc.com

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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Every author needs a mailing list. But where do you start on building one? When you should start one? What should you focus on when building a list? How often should you send broadcasts? And of course, what do you send to your list? J. and Zach tackle all those questions and more on this episode.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Thanks to our newest Patrons: Thomas Boyer

Let J. check the first chapter of your book and help make it stronger for your reader! Check out the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/editing/

Want to have Zach analyze your book’s Amazon product page? Get the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/zach/

Links:

Sign up for Aweber - https://jthorn.aweber.com/

Reader Magnets by Nick Stephenson - https://books2read.com/readermagnets

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Molten Universe Media - http://www.moltenuniversemedia.com

Rock Apocalypse 2019 - http://www.rockapoc.com

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 49 - Morning Routines The Career Author Podcast: Episode 49 - Morning Routines Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:00:00 GMT 41:14 85f9d676977a4038ae2d7daec40cda86 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e96351d full Morning routines are crucial to productivity and getting your day started off right. It’s scientifically proven, and the most successful people in the world all have morning routines. On this episode, J. and Zach discuss what goes into their morning routines, and their ‘why’ related to each task.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Thanks to our newest Patrons: Christopher Wills (increased pledge), Pinwheel Books, Meet Cat, David Powell, Jessica Renwick, Ariana Grace

Let J. check the first chapter of your book and help make it stronger for your reader! Check out the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/editing/

Want to have Zach analyze your book’s Amazon product page? Get the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/zach/

Links:

Rock Apocalypse 2019 - http://www.rockapoc.com

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Molten Universe Media - http://www.moltenuniversemedia.com

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow%27s_hierarchy_of_needs

Atomic Habits by James Clear - https://books2read.com/u/mvKlMl

The Morning Sidekick Journal - https://www.amazon.com/Morning-Sidekick-Journal-Routine-Building/dp/0692726713/

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Morning routines are crucial to productivity and getting your day started off right. It’s scientifically proven, and the most successful people in the world all have morning routines. On this episode, J. and Zach discuss what goes into their morning routines, and their ‘why’ related to each task.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Thanks to our newest Patrons: Christopher Wills (increased pledge), Pinwheel Books, Meet Cat, David Powell, Jessica Renwick, Ariana Grace

Let J. check the first chapter of your book and help make it stronger for your reader! Check out the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/editing/

Want to have Zach analyze your book’s Amazon product page? Get the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/zach/

Links:

Rock Apocalypse 2019 - http://www.rockapoc.com

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Molten Universe Media - http://www.moltenuniversemedia.com

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow%27s_hierarchy_of_needs

Atomic Habits by James Clear - https://books2read.com/u/mvKlMl

The Morning Sidekick Journal - https://www.amazon.com/Morning-Sidekick-Journal-Routine-Building/dp/0692726713/

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 48 - Collaborative Story Building, Rock Apocalypse, and Content Marketing The Career Author Podcast: Episode 48 - Collaborative Story Building, Rock Apocalypse, and Content Marketing Thu, 29 Nov 2018 06:00:00 GMT 58:02 7805e70ca76a466c8a6ed91d6d00bd6a yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e96351e full J. and Zach have been working on a lot of stuff behind the scenes. On this episode, they make some announcements on some of the big things they have planned for authors and listeners of The Career Author, as well as for the readers of their fiction.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Thanks to our newest Patrons: Dareni Wellman, Mark Leslie Lefebvre

Let J. check the first chapter of your book and help make it stronger for your reader! Check out the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/editing/

Want to have Zach analyze your book’s Amazon product page? Get the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/zach/

Links:

Rock Apocalypse 2019 - http://www.rockapoc.com

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Molten Universe Media - http://www.moltenuniversemedia.com

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

The Dip by Seth Godin - http://books2read.com/u/38rK9Z

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J. and Zach have been working on a lot of stuff behind the scenes. On this episode, they make some announcements on some of the big things they have planned for authors and listeners of The Career Author, as well as for the readers of their fiction.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Thanks to our newest Patrons: Dareni Wellman, Mark Leslie Lefebvre

Let J. check the first chapter of your book and help make it stronger for your reader! Check out the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/editing/

Want to have Zach analyze your book’s Amazon product page? Get the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/zach/

Links:

Rock Apocalypse 2019 - http://www.rockapoc.com

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Molten Universe Media - http://www.moltenuniversemedia.com

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

The Dip by Seth Godin - http://books2read.com/u/38rK9Z

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 47 - Reflections From Authors on a Train 2018 The Career Author Podcast: Episode 47 - Reflections From Authors on a Train 2018 Thu, 22 Nov 2018 06:00:00 GMT 27:13 d28951ee4b7b416c9703837681d97ce4 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e96351f full Authors on a Train 2018 is officially over. The trip started with J. and Zach meeting six other authors in Chicago, jumping on the Amtrak train, and heading down to New Orleans for the week. On their last morning together in New Orleans, Zach and J. sat down with a microphone between them and shared some things they learned during the week. Enjoy J. and Zach’s reflections from New Orleans!

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Let J. check the first chapter of your book and help make it stronger for your reader! Check out the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/editing/

Want to have Zach analyze your book’s Amazon product page? Get the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/zach/

Links:

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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Authors on a Train 2018 is officially over. The trip started with J. and Zach meeting six other authors in Chicago, jumping on the Amtrak train, and heading down to New Orleans for the week. On their last morning together in New Orleans, Zach and J. sat down with a microphone between them and shared some things they learned during the week. Enjoy J. and Zach’s reflections from New Orleans!

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Let J. check the first chapter of your book and help make it stronger for your reader! Check out the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/editing/

Want to have Zach analyze your book’s Amazon product page? Get the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/zach/

Links:

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 46 - Ask Us Anything Live at Authors on a Train The Career Author Podcast: Episode 46 - Ask Us Anything Live at Authors on a Train Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:00:00 GMT 29:23 35f3e268dae746209fec5fa415ed93b7 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963520 full On this very special episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. answer questions from their Authors on a Train 2018 attendees in an open round table discussion. Recorded on location in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Thanks to our newest Patron: Jack Schaeffer

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Let J. check the first chapter of your book and help make it stronger for your reader! Check out the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/editing/

Want to have Zach analyze your book’s Amazon product page? Get the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/zach/

Links:

 

Lori Drake - www.loridrakeauthor.com

 

Chloe Adler - www.ChloeAdler.com

 

Cameron Coral - www.cameroncoral.com

 

Tikiri Herath - www.TikiriHerath.com

 

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

 

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

 

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

 

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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On this very special episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. answer questions from their Authors on a Train 2018 attendees in an open round table discussion. Recorded on location in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Thanks to our newest Patron: Jack Schaeffer

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Let J. check the first chapter of your book and help make it stronger for your reader! Check out the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/editing/

Want to have Zach analyze your book’s Amazon product page? Get the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/zach/

Links:

 

Lori Drake - www.loridrakeauthor.com

 

Chloe Adler - www.ChloeAdler.com

 

Cameron Coral - www.cameroncoral.com

 

Tikiri Herath - www.TikiriHerath.com

 

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

 

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

 

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

 

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 45 - The Role of Social Media for the Career Author The Career Author Podcast: Episode 45 - The Role of Social Media for the Career Author Thu, 08 Nov 2018 06:00:00 GMT 47:06 72895b05b9c04ef8825c04fd265bba08 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963521 full Do you really need to have a presence on social media to succeed as an author? If so, which platforms should you be on? J. and Zach discuss their takes on social media on today’s episode.

Thanks to our newest Patron: Dahlia von Dohlenburg, Jennifer Sivec, Marcela (increased pledge)

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Let J. check the first chapter of your book and help make it stronger for your reader! Check out the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/editing/

Want to have Zach analyze your book’s Amazon product page? Get the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/zach/

Links:

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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Do you really need to have a presence on social media to succeed as an author? If so, which platforms should you be on? J. and Zach discuss their takes on social media on today’s episode.

Thanks to our newest Patron: Dahlia von Dohlenburg, Jennifer Sivec, Marcela (increased pledge)

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Let J. check the first chapter of your book and help make it stronger for your reader! Check out the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/editing/

Want to have Zach analyze your book’s Amazon product page? Get the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/zach/

Links:

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 44 - Money Tips For the Aspiring Career Author The Career Author Podcast: Episode 44 - Money Tips For the Aspiring Career Author Thu, 01 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT 28:38 9c00a64da40c42d0bc275c3df810a95f yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963522 full Zach flies solo on the show today and talks about some of the big things he did to get his personal finances healthy to prepare for the jump to becoming a career author.

Thanks to our newest Patron: Kit Hallows

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Let J. check the first chapter of your book and help make it stronger for your reader! Check out the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/editing/

Want to have Zach analyze your book’s Amazon product page? Get the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/zach/

Links:

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey - http://books2read.com/u/mle20B

Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps to Financial Freedom - https://www.daveramsey.com/baby-steps

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 -http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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Zach flies solo on the show today and talks about some of the big things he did to get his personal finances healthy to prepare for the jump to becoming a career author.

Thanks to our newest Patron: Kit Hallows

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Let J. check the first chapter of your book and help make it stronger for your reader! Check out the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/editing/

Want to have Zach analyze your book’s Amazon product page? Get the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/zach/

Links:

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey - http://books2read.com/u/mle20B

Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps to Financial Freedom - https://www.daveramsey.com/baby-steps

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 -http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 43 - Is It a Dream or a Goal? The Career Author Podcast: Episode 43 - Is It a Dream or a Goal? Thu, 25 Oct 2018 05:00:00 GMT 47:08 16e34dca167547f98c846d01ee406b41 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963523 full A lot of aspiring authors dream about writing as their full-time career. But can you reach that point if it’s only a dream? J. and Zach discuss their different outlooks on goals and goal setting on this week’s show.

Thanks to our newest Patron: Raymond Kennedy, Michael Robbins

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Let J. check the first chapter of your book and help make it stronger for your reader! Check out the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/editing/

Want to have Zach analyze your book’s Amazon product page and help you sell more books? Get the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/zach/

Links:

Zach’s Amazon Product Page Makeover Service - https://theauthorcopilot.com/zach/

Triple H on the Tim Ferris Podcast - https://tim.blog/2015/04/20/triple-h/

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey - http://books2read.com/u/mle20B

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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A lot of aspiring authors dream about writing as their full-time career. But can you reach that point if it’s only a dream? J. and Zach discuss their different outlooks on goals and goal setting on this week’s show.

Thanks to our newest Patron: Raymond Kennedy, Michael Robbins

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Let J. check the first chapter of your book and help make it stronger for your reader! Check out the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/editing/

Want to have Zach analyze your book’s Amazon product page and help you sell more books? Get the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/zach/

Links:

Zach’s Amazon Product Page Makeover Service - https://theauthorcopilot.com/zach/

Triple H on the Tim Ferris Podcast - https://tim.blog/2015/04/20/triple-h/

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey - http://books2read.com/u/mle20B

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 42 - Podcasting 101 For Authors The Career Author Podcast: Episode 42 - Podcasting 101 For Authors Thu, 18 Oct 2018 05:00:00 GMT 45:52 b19cbb73e5c7404fb381ffd72eec3739 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963524 full One of the most common questions we are asked is, “Should I have a podcast?” So we tackle that topic today and give some advice on how to get started, including the gear you’ll need and some things to think about before you take the plunge into being a podcast host. Also, Zach gives a hack on selling more books on Kobo.

Thanks to our newest Patron: T.W. Piperbrook

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Let J. check the first chapter of your book and help make it stronger for your reader! Check out the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/editing/

Links:

Indie Novelist Summit - http://bit.ly/ias2018thorn

Zach’s Mic: The Blue Yeti USB Microphone - https://amzn.to/2CL7va5

Joanna Penn’s Tips For Selling More Books on Kobo - https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2018/08/31/7-tips-for-selling-more-books-and-reaching-more-readers-on-kobo/

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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One of the most common questions we are asked is, “Should I have a podcast?” So we tackle that topic today and give some advice on how to get started, including the gear you’ll need and some things to think about before you take the plunge into being a podcast host. Also, Zach gives a hack on selling more books on Kobo.

Thanks to our newest Patron: T.W. Piperbrook

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Let J. check the first chapter of your book and help make it stronger for your reader! Check out the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/editing/

Links:

Indie Novelist Summit - http://bit.ly/ias2018thorn

Zach’s Mic: The Blue Yeti USB Microphone - https://amzn.to/2CL7va5

Joanna Penn’s Tips For Selling More Books on Kobo - https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2018/08/31/7-tips-for-selling-more-books-and-reaching-more-readers-on-kobo/

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 41 - Dawn of the Night of the Writing Dead The Career Author Podcast: Episode 41 - Dawn of the Night of the Writing Dead Thu, 11 Oct 2018 05:00:00 GMT 43:05 027e647760484c4f907c4ec69d88fba7 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963525 full J. and Zach just got back from Pittsburgh and their Night of the Writing Dead writers retreat and worldbuilding summit. Today, they talk about the event and some of the takeaways for all authors, even if you weren’t there.

Thanks to our newest Patrons: Tommy Hween, Rainbow Warrior

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Let J. check the first chapter of your book and help make it stronger for your reader! Check out the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/editing/

Links:

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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J. and Zach just got back from Pittsburgh and their Night of the Writing Dead writers retreat and worldbuilding summit. Today, they talk about the event and some of the takeaways for all authors, even if you weren’t there.

Thanks to our newest Patrons: Tommy Hween, Rainbow Warrior

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Let J. check the first chapter of your book and help make it stronger for your reader! Check out the details at https://theauthorcopilot.com/editing/

Links:

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 40 - Yes, Virginia, You Need An Editor The Career Author Podcast: Episode 40 - Yes, Virginia, You Need An Editor Thu, 04 Oct 2018 05:00:00 GMT 44:41 ca9eef72f200426d960b974c8459de72 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963526 full Being professional and treating your product (aka book) the best chance to succeed is a big part of what makes a career author. Today, J. and Zach discuss the importance of using professional editors and help you decipher which types of editors you need to use and how to find them.

Thanks to our newest Patrons: Christine Daiglee, Leigh Ann Beckett

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Links:

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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Being professional and treating your product (aka book) the best chance to succeed is a big part of what makes a career author. Today, J. and Zach discuss the importance of using professional editors and help you decipher which types of editors you need to use and how to find them.

Thanks to our newest Patrons: Christine Daiglee, Leigh Ann Beckett

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Links:

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 39 - Setting Up Boundaries The Career Author Podcast: Episode 39 - Setting Up Boundaries Thu, 27 Sep 2018 05:00:00 GMT 38:41 f02f51c8ff70405bab12b25a4c236934 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963527 full As an author, it’s important to protect your creative energy in order to produce the best book possible. Today, J. and Zach discuss the importance of setting up boundaries and barriers, from finding the right place to do your most creative work, to building a strong understanding with the people around you.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Love to drink coffee while you write? Check out Cadence Coffee Roasters, a family-owned coffee company from Denver, CO. Use promo code “CAREERAUTHOR” to get 10% off your first order. www.cadencecoffeeroasters.com

Links:

The 8-Minute Writing Habit For Novelists by Monica Leonelle - https://books2read.com/8minutemonica

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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As an author, it’s important to protect your creative energy in order to produce the best book possible. Today, J. and Zach discuss the importance of setting up boundaries and barriers, from finding the right place to do your most creative work, to building a strong understanding with the people around you.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Love to drink coffee while you write? Check out Cadence Coffee Roasters, a family-owned coffee company from Denver, CO. Use promo code “CAREERAUTHOR” to get 10% off your first order. www.cadencecoffeeroasters.com

Links:

The 8-Minute Writing Habit For Novelists by Monica Leonelle - https://books2read.com/8minutemonica

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 38 - Story World Building The Career Author Podcast: Episode 38 - Story World Building Thu, 20 Sep 2018 05:00:00 GMT 39:51 5bdb323bbbc94c11a84b112b55f49193 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963528 full For many authors, worldbuilding is the most fun part of the process. J. and Zach are back together in person this week and have a face to face discussion about their world building processes. Also, Zach gives a few tips on AMS ads for beginners.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Love to drink coffee while you write? Check out Cadence Coffee Roasters, a family-owned coffee company from Denver, CO. Use promo code “CAREERAUTHOR” to get 10% off your first order. www.cadencecoffeeroasters.com

Links:

Mastering Amazon Ads by Brian Meeks - https://books2read.com/masterams

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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For many authors, worldbuilding is the most fun part of the process. J. and Zach are back together in person this week and have a face to face discussion about their world building processes. Also, Zach gives a few tips on AMS ads for beginners.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Love to drink coffee while you write? Check out Cadence Coffee Roasters, a family-owned coffee company from Denver, CO. Use promo code “CAREERAUTHOR” to get 10% off your first order. www.cadencecoffeeroasters.com

Links:

Mastering Amazon Ads by Brian Meeks - https://books2read.com/masterams

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 37 - Publishing Tools in a Changing Landscape The Career Author Podcast: Episode 37 - Publishing Tools in a Changing Landscape Thu, 13 Sep 2018 05:00:00 GMT 43:44 766f71db7e794193bd092c28566c4f03 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963529 full Things seem to change every single day in self-publishing. Today, J. and Zach talk about some of our favorite tools you can use to publish your book, as well as some recent changes with paperbacks over at Amazon. They also veer off into a discussion about going wide vs being exclusive with Amazon.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Love to drink coffee while you write? Check out Cadence Coffee Roasters, a family-owned coffee company from Denver, CO. Use promo code “CAREERAUTHOR” to get 10% off your first order. www.cadencecoffeeroasters.com

Links:

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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Things seem to change every single day in self-publishing. Today, J. and Zach talk about some of our favorite tools you can use to publish your book, as well as some recent changes with paperbacks over at Amazon. They also veer off into a discussion about going wide vs being exclusive with Amazon.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Love to drink coffee while you write? Check out Cadence Coffee Roasters, a family-owned coffee company from Denver, CO. Use promo code “CAREERAUTHOR” to get 10% off your first order. www.cadencecoffeeroasters.com

Links:

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 36 - The Editor’s Six Core Questions The Career Author Podcast: Episode 36 - The Editor’s Six Core Questions Thu, 06 Sep 2018 05:00:00 GMT 45:26 fc1fce1340c84405845ea82e9150646f yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e96352a full Zach and J. go deep on craft today and talk about The Editor’s Six Core Questions. They believe if you ask these six questions about your book, then they will help you have a better story for your reader once it’s time to publish.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Love to drink coffee while you write? Check out Cadence Coffee Roasters, a family-owned coffee company from Denver, CO. Use promo code “CAREERAUTHOR” to get 10% off your first order. www.cadencecoffeeroasters.com

Links:

The Editor’s Six Core Questions - https://storygrid.com/editor-roundtable-story-grid-101-the-six-core-questions/

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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Zach and J. go deep on craft today and talk about The Editor’s Six Core Questions. They believe if you ask these six questions about your book, then they will help you have a better story for your reader once it’s time to publish.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Love to drink coffee while you write? Check out Cadence Coffee Roasters, a family-owned coffee company from Denver, CO. Use promo code “CAREERAUTHOR” to get 10% off your first order. www.cadencecoffeeroasters.com

Links:

The Editor’s Six Core Questions - https://storygrid.com/editor-roundtable-story-grid-101-the-six-core-questions/

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 35 - Internet Etiquette for Authorpreneurs The Career Author Podcast: Episode 35 - Internet Etiquette for Authorpreneurs Thu, 30 Aug 2018 05:00:00 GMT 49:19 76fbac85b62348dcbe7999a9e2fb90f8 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e96352b full Today on the show, Zach and J. share a story about something that recently happened to them, and how they turned lemons into lemonade. It leads to a conversation about how we should be treating other authors and readers within the indie community.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Thanks to our newest Patrons: Myles Paine, Sheryl Hayes, Edwin Downward, Kimberly Packard, Sandie Hutchins, Marcela

Love to drink coffee while you write? Check out Cadence Coffee Roasters, a family-owned coffee company from Denver, CO. Use promo code “CAREERAUTHOR” to get 10% off your first order. www.cadencecoffeeroasters.com

Links:

31 Covers - https://authoraccelerate.com/31covers/

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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Today on the show, Zach and J. share a story about something that recently happened to them, and how they turned lemons into lemonade. It leads to a conversation about how we should be treating other authors and readers within the indie community.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Thanks to our newest Patrons: Myles Paine, Sheryl Hayes, Edwin Downward, Kimberly Packard, Sandie Hutchins, Marcela

Love to drink coffee while you write? Check out Cadence Coffee Roasters, a family-owned coffee company from Denver, CO. Use promo code “CAREERAUTHOR” to get 10% off your first order. www.cadencecoffeeroasters.com

Links:

31 Covers - https://authoraccelerate.com/31covers/

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 34 - Retail or Real Life? Where to sell... The Career Author Podcast: Episode 34 - Retail or Real Life? Where to sell... Thu, 23 Aug 2018 05:00:00 GMT 50:54 f99fd6653b554dc48bbf187d0e98a52d yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e96352c full J. and Zach talk about selling at conventions, along with the advantages and disadvantages whether or not author book signings are worth it, and some experiences they’ve had direct selling. In this week's Hacks and Ways, J. talks about batching.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Thanks to our newest Patron: Leigh Anderson

Links:

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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J. and Zach talk about selling at conventions, along with the advantages and disadvantages whether or not author book signings are worth it, and some experiences they’ve had direct selling. In this week's Hacks and Ways, J. talks about batching.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Thanks to our newest Patron: Leigh Anderson

Links:

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 33 - Finding the Right Book Cover Artist The Career Author Podcast: Episode 33 - Finding the Right Book Cover Artist Thu, 16 Aug 2018 05:00:00 GMT 49:21 7d86559e68ea422e98687ebc28179b10 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e96352d full You’ve written that novel, but now you need a book cover. Do you make it yourself? Do you find a graphic artist? How do you even find a good cover artist, and what should you be looking for? J. and Zach break it all down with actionable advice and tips on today’s episode.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Thanks to our newest Patron: Antoine, Kat Bammer

Links:

J.’s interview with Writer’s Digest - http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/questions-and-quandaries/dealing-with-editors/when-to-hire-an-editor-expert-opinions

J. and Rachael on the Kobo Writing Life Podcast - https://kobowritinglife.com/2018/08/15/kwl-ep-115-rachael-herron-and-j-thorn/

The Other Stories Podcast - http://www.hawkandcleaver.com/podcasts/

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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You’ve written that novel, but now you need a book cover. Do you make it yourself? Do you find a graphic artist? How do you even find a good cover artist, and what should you be looking for? J. and Zach break it all down with actionable advice and tips on today’s episode.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Thanks to our newest Patron: Antoine, Kat Bammer

Links:

J.’s interview with Writer’s Digest - http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/questions-and-quandaries/dealing-with-editors/when-to-hire-an-editor-expert-opinions

J. and Rachael on the Kobo Writing Life Podcast - https://kobowritinglife.com/2018/08/15/kwl-ep-115-rachael-herron-and-j-thorn/

The Other Stories Podcast - http://www.hawkandcleaver.com/podcasts/

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 32 - The Future of Audiobooks The Career Author Podcast: Episode 32 - The Future of Audiobooks Thu, 09 Aug 2018 05:00:00 GMT 39:37 cf8da8042eb5495183e4f4e6669e96f9 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e96352e full J. recently visited Findaway Voices to see some of the cool things they are doing in the world of audiobooks. Today, Zach and J. discuss some of the stuff they showed J. and how we see the future of the audiobook market. In our hacks segment, Zach helps you get rid of digital clutter.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Thanks to our newest Patron: Claire Chandler, Ian J Middleton, Sandie Hutchins

Links:

Authors With A Live Custom Storefront for the Findaway Direct Program - https://rachel-amphlett-audio.myshopify.com/

https://shadonna-richards.myshopify.com/

The Writer’s Well Episode #82 - https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep082

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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J. recently visited Findaway Voices to see some of the cool things they are doing in the world of audiobooks. Today, Zach and J. discuss some of the stuff they showed J. and how we see the future of the audiobook market. In our hacks segment, Zach helps you get rid of digital clutter.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Thanks to our newest Patron: Claire Chandler, Ian J Middleton, Sandie Hutchins

Links:

Authors With A Live Custom Storefront for the Findaway Direct Program - https://rachel-amphlett-audio.myshopify.com/

https://shadonna-richards.myshopify.com/

The Writer’s Well Episode #82 - https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep082

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 31 - Great Storytelling in 15 Seconds The Career Author Podcast: Episode 31 - Great Storytelling in 15 Seconds Thu, 02 Aug 2018 05:00:00 GMT 44:23 93679c4201954faaab6e8d8eb17c1cdc yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e96352f full Do you think it’s possible to tell a complete story in fifteen seconds with no dialogue? Today, Zach and J. break down a fifteen second Clorox commercial and discuss how it has every element of a good story.

 

Watch the commercial at: https://youtu.be/17fcpd4Bb-I

 

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

 

Thanks to our newest Patron: Jennifer Ellision

 

Links:

 

Clorox commercial - https://youtu.be/17fcpd4Bb-I

 

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

 

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

 

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

 

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

 

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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Do you think it’s possible to tell a complete story in fifteen seconds with no dialogue? Today, Zach and J. break down a fifteen second Clorox commercial and discuss how it has every element of a good story.

 

Watch the commercial at: https://youtu.be/17fcpd4Bb-I

 

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

 

Thanks to our newest Patron: Jennifer Ellision

 

Links:

 

Clorox commercial - https://youtu.be/17fcpd4Bb-I

 

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

 

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

 

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

 

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

 

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 30 - Night Rituals The Career Author Podcast: Episode 30 - Night Rituals Thu, 26 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMT 39:41 9e4a9eb6a1ad4f7d86c79ee2d1e986f3 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963530 full What do the guys do at night to rest or to fill their respective creative wells? Zach and J. discuss their nighttime rituals.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Thanks to our new Patron: Yvonne Carder

Links:

SFWA Nebula Conference presentation by Data Guy - http://authorearnings.com/sfwa2018/

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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What do the guys do at night to rest or to fill their respective creative wells? Zach and J. discuss their nighttime rituals.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Thanks to our new Patron: Yvonne Carder

Links:

SFWA Nebula Conference presentation by Data Guy - http://authorearnings.com/sfwa2018/

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 29 - Making Big Decisions The Career Author Podcast: Episode 29 - Making Big Decisions Thu, 19 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMT 44:55 bbdc43d06c984e1188f321a89385fd4c yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963531 full Zach stole the format from J.’s other podcast this week and asked him the question: how do you make big decisions about your business?. And in the tips segment, Zach talks about the importance of choosing good keywords in your metadata.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Links:

J.’s Six Foundations - https://theauthorcopilot.com/sendmesixfoundations/

Symmetric Design - http://symmetricdesign.co

The Writer’s Well (J.’s other podcast, formally The Petal to the Metal) - http://www.thewriterswell.org

KDP Browse Category Keywords - https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G200652170

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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Zach stole the format from J.’s other podcast this week and asked him the question: how do you make big decisions about your business?. And in the tips segment, Zach talks about the importance of choosing good keywords in your metadata.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Links:

J.’s Six Foundations - https://theauthorcopilot.com/sendmesixfoundations/

Symmetric Design - http://symmetricdesign.co

The Writer’s Well (J.’s other podcast, formally The Petal to the Metal) - http://www.thewriterswell.org

KDP Browse Category Keywords - https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G200652170

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 28 - Our Experience Writing and Publishing Trilogies The Career Author Podcast: Episode 28 - Our Experience Writing and Publishing Trilogies Thu, 12 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMT 36:25 b088eb72b7cc49e08f16760252ac12b5 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963532 full Zach and J. have spent most of their time as collaborators working on trilogies, but now they’ve decided to move away from that. On this episode, they discuss what they’ve learned by writing and publishing trilogies, and why they are ready to try a longer series. In the tips segment, J. talks about being more productive using templates.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Links:

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

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Zach and J. have spent most of their time as collaborators working on trilogies, but now they’ve decided to move away from that. On this episode, they discuss what they’ve learned by writing and publishing trilogies, and why they are ready to try a longer series. In the tips segment, J. talks about being more productive using templates.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Links:

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 27 - BookBub Breakdown The Career Author Podcast: Episode 27 - BookBub Breakdown Thu, 05 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMT 35:12 52c3b4b712b54c2392a2cdc96ccc3423 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963533 full J. hit the jackpot and got accepted for a BookBub ad. But how did it go? On today’s episode, J. breaks down his results and discusses them with Zach. In the tips segment, J. offers a way to make your scenes better.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Links:

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

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J. hit the jackpot and got accepted for a BookBub ad. But how did it go? On today’s episode, J. breaks down his results and discusses them with Zach. In the tips segment, J. offers a way to make your scenes better.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Links:

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 26 - Planning a Long Book Series The Career Author Podcast: Episode 26 - Planning a Long Book Series Thu, 28 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT 43:50 2d97e74a11b249de90241e5a2833924f yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963534 full In this special episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. are together in the same room once again. This time, they discuss the good and the bad from their most recent meeting, which focused around planning a long book series they’re going to be writing. In the tips segment, Zach talks about the biggest factor that led to him going full-time as an author.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Links:

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley - http://books2read.com/u/mvKnlJ

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey - http://books2read.com/u/mle20B

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

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In this special episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. are together in the same room once again. This time, they discuss the good and the bad from their most recent meeting, which focused around planning a long book series they’re going to be writing. In the tips segment, Zach talks about the biggest factor that led to him going full-time as an author.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Links:

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley - http://books2read.com/u/mvKnlJ

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey - http://books2read.com/u/mle20B

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 25 - The Opportunity Costs of Adaptation The Career Author Podcast: Episode 25 - The Opportunity Costs of Adaptation Thu, 21 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT 45:07 6ff45af42548406d9267253da6ff4a59 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963535 full All authors think about what it would be like to see their book on the big screen or on a television set. But what are the opportunity costs involved with having your novel turned into a movie, television show, or video game? J. and Zach discuss on today’s show.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Links:

Nintendo Dads Podcast #184 w/ Zach guest hosting - http://vgtribune.com/nintendo-dads-podcast-184-with-cool-zach/

The Petal to the Metal Episode #73 - Plot Fundamentals Part 1 - http://thepetaltothemetal.com/ep073/

The Petal to the Metal Episode #74 - Plot Fundamentals Part 2 - http://thepetaltothemetal.com/ep074/

The Petal to the Metal Episode #76 - Plot Fundamentals Part 3 - http://thepetaltothemetal.com/ep076/

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

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All authors think about what it would be like to see their book on the big screen or on a television set. But what are the opportunity costs involved with having your novel turned into a movie, television show, or video game? J. and Zach discuss on today’s show.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Links:

Nintendo Dads Podcast #184 w/ Zach guest hosting - http://vgtribune.com/nintendo-dads-podcast-184-with-cool-zach/

The Petal to the Metal Episode #73 - Plot Fundamentals Part 1 - http://thepetaltothemetal.com/ep073/

The Petal to the Metal Episode #74 - Plot Fundamentals Part 2 - http://thepetaltothemetal.com/ep074/

The Petal to the Metal Episode #76 - Plot Fundamentals Part 3 - http://thepetaltothemetal.com/ep076/

The Career Author - http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 24 - The Future of Bookstores The Career Author Podcast: Episode 24 - The Future of Bookstores Thu, 14 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT 46:42 51bea3ab67a94c8f886b195d67f59bb0 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963536 full One of the most controversial and most discussed topics in the publishing world is what the future holds for bookstores, as well as physical books. J. and Zach give some of their thoughts on a recent article entitled Can Barnes and Noble Survive? and discuss what you as an author should be thinking about when it relates to the health of brick and mortar bookstores. Also, they debut their newest segment with a Google Calendar productivity tip.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

Links:

Can Barnes and Noble Survive? - http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/can-barnes-noble-survive/

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

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One of the most controversial and most discussed topics in the publishing world is what the future holds for bookstores, as well as physical books. J. and Zach give some of their thoughts on a recent article entitled Can Barnes and Noble Survive? and discuss what you as an author should be thinking about when it relates to the health of brick and mortar bookstores. Also, they debut their newest segment with a Google Calendar productivity tip.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

Links:

Can Barnes and Noble Survive? - http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/can-barnes-noble-survive/

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 23 - Nurturing Your Audience The Career Author Podcast: Episode 23 - Nurturing Your Audience Thu, 07 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT 55:21 a7f8555aceb04a0681789300e484ea48 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963537 full You’ve heard all the advice on how to build a mailing list, but what do you do once you’ve got a reader’s email? On this week’s episode, J. and Zach talk about how they keep in touch with their readers and what kinds of emails they send out to them.

Thanks to our newest Patron: Malcolm Coon and Jim Heskett

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

Scammer of the Week

https://medium.com/legendary-women/a-couple-new-issues-in-the-indie-book-community-f2cdfc5e830

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/06/02/amazon-changes-kdp-rules-on-bonus-content/

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/06/01/how-to-cheat-the-kindle-store-and-get-away-with-it-the-chance-carter-story/

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G202018960

Links:

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

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You’ve heard all the advice on how to build a mailing list, but what do you do once you’ve got a reader’s email? On this week’s episode, J. and Zach talk about how they keep in touch with their readers and what kinds of emails they send out to them.

Thanks to our newest Patron: Malcolm Coon and Jim Heskett

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

Scammer of the Week

https://medium.com/legendary-women/a-couple-new-issues-in-the-indie-book-community-f2cdfc5e830

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/06/02/amazon-changes-kdp-rules-on-bonus-content/

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/06/01/how-to-cheat-the-kindle-store-and-get-away-with-it-the-chance-carter-story/

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G202018960

Links:

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 22 - Hosting Events and Attending Them The Career Author Podcast: Episode 22 - Hosting Events and Attending Them Thu, 31 May 2018 05:00:00 GMT 48:12 450c1cf1d10e4d128a4d27c7fe7dca21 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963538 full On this week’s episode, J. and Zach talk about some of the reasons they host events, and what kind of work goes into them. Also, J. shares his experiences going to conventions and setting up tables to sell books and find new readers.

Thanks to our newest Patron: Melissa Banczak, Randy Spears, and Jonathan

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

More Tips From a Sly Fox

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKz2Wv28XSo

A Romantic Follow-Up

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/05/22/amazon-continues-to-pay-unfairly-low-royalty-rate-in-audible-romance-but-is-finally-letting-authors-out-of-the-program/

A Policy Up For Review

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/05/24/amazon-has-banned-arc-reviews-and-forgot-to-tell-anyone/

Links:

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Findaway Voices - http://www.findawayvoices.com

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On this week’s episode, J. and Zach talk about some of the reasons they host events, and what kind of work goes into them. Also, J. shares his experiences going to conventions and setting up tables to sell books and find new readers.

Thanks to our newest Patron: Melissa Banczak, Randy Spears, and Jonathan

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

More Tips From a Sly Fox

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKz2Wv28XSo

A Romantic Follow-Up

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/05/22/amazon-continues-to-pay-unfairly-low-royalty-rate-in-audible-romance-but-is-finally-letting-authors-out-of-the-program/

A Policy Up For Review

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/05/24/amazon-has-banned-arc-reviews-and-forgot-to-tell-anyone/

Links:

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Findaway Voices - http://www.findawayvoices.com

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 21 - Multi-Author Box Sets, Anthologies, and One-Off Collaborations The Career Author Podcast: Episode 21 - Multi-Author Box Sets, Anthologies, and One-Off Collaborations Thu, 24 May 2018 05:00:00 GMT 53:05 aa324539563d4ac3a3585770031b1924 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963539 full There are more ways to collaborate on a book than writing a novel with another author. Join Zach and J. this week as they discuss multi-author box sets, anthologies, and one-time collaborations.

Thanks to our newest Patron: John Rindfleisch IX

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

Ripples of Agitation

https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2018/05/21/the-motivation-myth-how-high-achievers-really-set-themselves-up-to-win-with-jeff-haden/

Modern Myth

https://medium.com/@stevenspatz4/six-myths-and-one-fact-about-traditional-publishing-b3309f70fcb8

Big Numbers

https://www.geekwire.com/2018/traditional-publishers-ebook-sales-drop-indie-authors-amazon-take-off/

Links:

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

Findaway Voices - http://www.findawayvoices.com

The Petal to the Metal Podcast Episode #72 - http://thepetaltothemetal.com/ep072/ Inspired Author Designs by Miriam Greystone - http://www.inspiredauthordesigns.com

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There are more ways to collaborate on a book than writing a novel with another author. Join Zach and J. this week as they discuss multi-author box sets, anthologies, and one-time collaborations.

Thanks to our newest Patron: John Rindfleisch IX

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

Ripples of Agitation

https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2018/05/21/the-motivation-myth-how-high-achievers-really-set-themselves-up-to-win-with-jeff-haden/

Modern Myth

https://medium.com/@stevenspatz4/six-myths-and-one-fact-about-traditional-publishing-b3309f70fcb8

Big Numbers

https://www.geekwire.com/2018/traditional-publishers-ebook-sales-drop-indie-authors-amazon-take-off/

Links:

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

Findaway Voices - http://www.findawayvoices.com

The Petal to the Metal Podcast Episode #72 - http://thepetaltothemetal.com/ep072/ Inspired Author Designs by Miriam Greystone - http://www.inspiredauthordesigns.com

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 20 - How We Do Genre Research The Career Author Podcast: Episode 20 - How We Do Genre Research Thu, 17 May 2018 05:00:00 GMT 42:11 902d1c5a6b2b43c7a3c7adf8a96e6916 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e96353a full On this week’s episode, Zach and J. discuss how they do genre research on both a story and a marketing level. They also talk about one author’s tips on how to sell 250,000 books.

Thanks to our newest Patron: Angie Green

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

250,000 and Counting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKs_tGbNT6I

My Worlds Is Falling Apart

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/05/15/amazon-to-shut-down-kindle-worlds/

PSA: GDPR-pocalypse

https://selfpublishingformula.com/episode-117/

https://www.zdnet.com/article/gdpr-an-executive-guide-to-what-you-need-to-know/

Links:

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

Findaway Voices - http://www.findawayvoices.com The Petal to the Metal Podcast Episode #70 - http://thepetaltothemetal.com/ep071/

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On this week’s episode, Zach and J. discuss how they do genre research on both a story and a marketing level. They also talk about one author’s tips on how to sell 250,000 books.

Thanks to our newest Patron: Angie Green

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

250,000 and Counting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKs_tGbNT6I

My Worlds Is Falling Apart

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/05/15/amazon-to-shut-down-kindle-worlds/

PSA: GDPR-pocalypse

https://selfpublishingformula.com/episode-117/

https://www.zdnet.com/article/gdpr-an-executive-guide-to-what-you-need-to-know/

Links:

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

Findaway Voices - http://www.findawayvoices.com The Petal to the Metal Podcast Episode #70 - http://thepetaltothemetal.com/ep071/

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 19 - What We Learned at Sell More Books Show Summit 2018 The Career Author Podcast: Episode 19 - What We Learned at Sell More Books Show Summit 2018 Thu, 10 May 2018 05:00:00 GMT 50:25 1b80bc10767467c51f9b45aa7595510c yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e96353b full On this week’s episode, Zach and J. reflect on some of their big takeaways from the great talks at Sell More Books Show Summit 2018, which was last weekend in Chicago. They also make a big announcement.

Special thanks to Jim Kukral and Bryan Cohen for co-hosting SMBSS 2018 with us, and to the awesome summit sponsors: Kobo, Draft2Digital, BookFunnel, and Vellum

Thanks to our newest patron: Barbara Kamm, David Powell, Michael Coon, Barbara McCollough, Joshua Harkin, and P.T. Hylton

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

Links:

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

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On this week’s episode, Zach and J. reflect on some of their big takeaways from the great talks at Sell More Books Show Summit 2018, which was last weekend in Chicago. They also make a big announcement.

Special thanks to Jim Kukral and Bryan Cohen for co-hosting SMBSS 2018 with us, and to the awesome summit sponsors: Kobo, Draft2Digital, BookFunnel, and Vellum

Thanks to our newest patron: Barbara Kamm, David Powell, Michael Coon, Barbara McCollough, Joshua Harkin, and P.T. Hylton

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

Links:

Night of the Writing Dead - http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 18 - The Importance of a Crisis The Career Author Podcast: Episode 18 - The Importance of a Crisis Thu, 03 May 2018 05:00:00 GMT 47:36 3bf9d2627e04b9140ff2c472801e2f5f yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e96353c full Are you ready to raise the stakes? On this week’s episode, Zach and J. discuss the importance of identifying a strong act-level crisis in your story. And in the news, they talk about the rise of science fiction content at Netflix.

Thanks to our newest patron: Daniel Willcocks

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

Paperback Writer

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201499010

45% More Value

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/may/01/books-by-women-priced-45-lower-study-finds

Sci-Fi And Chill?

https://lrmonline.com/news/netflix-to-focus-on-more-original-sci-fi-and-fantasy-content/

Other Links:

The Story Grid by Shawn Coyne - http://books2read.com/u/49PEvW

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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Are you ready to raise the stakes? On this week’s episode, Zach and J. discuss the importance of identifying a strong act-level crisis in your story. And in the news, they talk about the rise of science fiction content at Netflix.

Thanks to our newest patron: Daniel Willcocks

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

Paperback Writer

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201499010

45% More Value

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/may/01/books-by-women-priced-45-lower-study-finds

Sci-Fi And Chill?

https://lrmonline.com/news/netflix-to-focus-on-more-original-sci-fi-and-fantasy-content/

Other Links:

The Story Grid by Shawn Coyne - http://books2read.com/u/49PEvW

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 17 - The Pete Rose Effect and Outliers The Career Author Podcast: Episode 17 - The Pete Rose Effect and Outliers Thu, 26 Apr 2018 05:00:00 GMT 58:23 e0fd16a8d8403c4ee84b559240694d97 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e96353d full On this week’s episode, Zach and J. discuss outliers and the danger in making decisions on your writing business around them. And in the news, they talk about Amazon giving controversial books special treatment, and a new group looking to give indie authors a voice.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

Special Treatment For Controversy

https://gizmodo.com/only-verified-buyers-can-review-james-comeys-book-on-am-1825453226/amp

Chinese Readocracy

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/04/19/prime-reading-launches-in-china/

Come Together, Right Now, Indie Authors

https://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2018/04/22/giving-a-voice-to-indies/

Other Links:

Confirmation Bias - https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-a-confirmation-bias-2795024

Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts by Ryan Holiday - http://books2read.com/u/3yZq1Z

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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On this week’s episode, Zach and J. discuss outliers and the danger in making decisions on your writing business around them. And in the news, they talk about Amazon giving controversial books special treatment, and a new group looking to give indie authors a voice.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

Special Treatment For Controversy

https://gizmodo.com/only-verified-buyers-can-review-james-comeys-book-on-am-1825453226/amp

Chinese Readocracy

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/04/19/prime-reading-launches-in-china/

Come Together, Right Now, Indie Authors

https://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2018/04/22/giving-a-voice-to-indies/

Other Links:

Confirmation Bias - https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-a-confirmation-bias-2795024

Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts by Ryan Holiday - http://books2read.com/u/3yZq1Z

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 16 - Our Favorite Tools The Career Author Podcast: Episode 16 - Our Favorite Tools Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:00:00 GMT 52:21 08ee41869016636085f4f153537119cb yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e96353e full On this week’s episode, Zach and J. flip the script on their Choose Your News segment, putting J. in the driver’s seat and having him read headlines to Zach. And in the main topic, they go over their favorite productivity tools.

Thanks to our newest Patron: Chad Lutzke, Philip Harris, Kevin G. Summers, Leenie Brown

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

 

News Links:

The Skull and Bones of YouTube

https://goodereader.com/blog/digital-publishing/authors-can-take-advantage-of-piracy-via-youtube

5X the Fire and Fury

http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/13/media/a-higher-loyalty-publisher-book-sales/index.html

AI – Amazon Internet

https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/17/17249090/amazon-internet-web-browser-app-android-india

Amazon vs. Comic Book Man

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/comics/article/76598-comics-retailers-are-optimistic-despite-market-changes-sales-declines.html 

Interesting but not newsworthy:

https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/04/red-hot-chili-peppers-bassist-flea-is-publishing-his-memoir-this-fall/

 

Our Favorite Tools:

Slack - http://www.slack.com

Google Drive - http://drive.google.com

J.'s free Google Calendar and Gmail guide - http://theauthorcopilot.com/calendar

Scrivener - https://www.literatureandlatte.com/

Bookfunnel - http://www.bookfunnel.com

Vellum - http://www.vellum.pub

Draft2Digital Formatting - https://www.draft2digital.com/blog/draft2digital-introduces-professional-quality-ebook-templates/

Dragon Dictate - https://www.nuance.com/dragon.html

Grammarly - http://www.grammarly.com

Zach’s Noise Canceling Headphones - https://amzn.to/2JVWvH7

Zach’s Ergonomic Keyboard - https://amzn.to/2Hc1QZb

Zach’s Ergonomic Mouse - https://amzn.to/2Ha1ZfC

Zach’s iPad Keyboard Case - https://amzn.to/2H9ZwWv

Zach’s Laptop Cart - https://amzn.to/2qJ0nCl

Other Links:

The War of Art by Stephen Pressfield - http://books2read.com/u/4NRKg6

Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts by Ryan Holiday - http://books2read.com/u/3yZq1Z

Write to Market: Deliver a Book That Sells by Chris Fox - http://books2read.com/u/4NRMjG

The Story Grid: What Good Editors Know by Shawn Coyne - http://books2read.com/u/49PEvW

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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On this week’s episode, Zach and J. flip the script on their Choose Your News segment, putting J. in the driver’s seat and having him read headlines to Zach. And in the main topic, they go over their favorite productivity tools.

Thanks to our newest Patron: Chad Lutzke, Philip Harris, Kevin G. Summers, Leenie Brown

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

 

News Links:

The Skull and Bones of YouTube

https://goodereader.com/blog/digital-publishing/authors-can-take-advantage-of-piracy-via-youtube

5X the Fire and Fury

http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/13/media/a-higher-loyalty-publisher-book-sales/index.html

AI – Amazon Internet

https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/17/17249090/amazon-internet-web-browser-app-android-india

Amazon vs. Comic Book Man

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/comics/article/76598-comics-retailers-are-optimistic-despite-market-changes-sales-declines.html 

Interesting but not newsworthy:

https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/04/red-hot-chili-peppers-bassist-flea-is-publishing-his-memoir-this-fall/

 

Our Favorite Tools:

Slack - http://www.slack.com

Google Drive - http://drive.google.com

J.'s free Google Calendar and Gmail guide - http://theauthorcopilot.com/calendar

Scrivener - https://www.literatureandlatte.com/

Bookfunnel - http://www.bookfunnel.com

Vellum - http://www.vellum.pub

Draft2Digital Formatting - https://www.draft2digital.com/blog/draft2digital-introduces-professional-quality-ebook-templates/

Dragon Dictate - https://www.nuance.com/dragon.html

Grammarly - http://www.grammarly.com

Zach’s Noise Canceling Headphones - https://amzn.to/2JVWvH7

Zach’s Ergonomic Keyboard - https://amzn.to/2Hc1QZb

Zach’s Ergonomic Mouse - https://amzn.to/2Ha1ZfC

Zach’s iPad Keyboard Case - https://amzn.to/2H9ZwWv

Zach’s Laptop Cart - https://amzn.to/2qJ0nCl

Other Links:

The War of Art by Stephen Pressfield - http://books2read.com/u/4NRKg6

Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts by Ryan Holiday - http://books2read.com/u/3yZq1Z

Write to Market: Deliver a Book That Sells by Chris Fox - http://books2read.com/u/4NRMjG

The Story Grid: What Good Editors Know by Shawn Coyne - http://books2read.com/u/49PEvW

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 15 - Writing To Market: Misconceptions and Truths The Career Author Podcast: Episode 15 - Writing To Market: Misconceptions and Truths Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:00:00 GMT 47:52 90e7eba13133aeb10973f456e7b60a59 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e96353f full On this week’s episode, Zach and J. discuss some of the biggest misconceptions around writing to market, and how you can find an audience and sell books while still writing the types of stories you love.

Thanks to our newest Patron: James S. Aaron

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

Dude, where’s my Amazon account?

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/04/amazon-customers-take-to-social-media-after-mysterious-account-closures/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/781495321956934/permalink/1379173772189083/

Your Tastes Reflect Your Format

https://media.thinknum.com/articles/kindle-best-sellers-vs-printed-best-sellers-in-march/

A.I., A.I., Uh Oh

https://qz.com/1165775/googles-voice-generating-ai-is-now-indistinguishable-from-humans/

Other Links:

Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts by Ryan Holiday - http://books2read.com/u/3yZq1Z

Write to Market: Deliver a Book That Sells by Chris Fox - http://books2read.com/u/4NRMjG

The Story Grid: What Good Editors Know by Shawn Coyne - http://books2read.com/u/49PEvW

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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On this week’s episode, Zach and J. discuss some of the biggest misconceptions around writing to market, and how you can find an audience and sell books while still writing the types of stories you love.

Thanks to our newest Patron: James S. Aaron

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

Dude, where’s my Amazon account?

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/04/amazon-customers-take-to-social-media-after-mysterious-account-closures/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/781495321956934/permalink/1379173772189083/

Your Tastes Reflect Your Format

https://media.thinknum.com/articles/kindle-best-sellers-vs-printed-best-sellers-in-march/

A.I., A.I., Uh Oh

https://qz.com/1165775/googles-voice-generating-ai-is-now-indistinguishable-from-humans/

Other Links:

Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts by Ryan Holiday - http://books2read.com/u/3yZq1Z

Write to Market: Deliver a Book That Sells by Chris Fox - http://books2read.com/u/4NRMjG

The Story Grid: What Good Editors Know by Shawn Coyne - http://books2read.com/u/49PEvW

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 14 - Our Biggest Mistakes and How We Learned From Them The Career Author Podcast: Episode 14 - Our Biggest Mistakes and How We Learned From Them Thu, 05 Apr 2018 05:00:00 GMT 56:58 c9288c523a8471802063c337507ca6de yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963540 full On this week’s episode, Zach and J. discuss some of their biggest mistakes they’ve made since they began publishing, and more importantly, how and what they’ve learned from them.

Thanks to our newest Patrons: Prim Groover, Peter Dudley, Ben Fishbein, Harley Christensen, Lora Edwards

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

The Great Amazon 50% Royalty Mystery is Solved

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/04/03/amazons-new-great-on-kindle-program-offers-50-royalty-to-non-fiction-titles/

Strip Off Your Clothes, We’ll Strip Off Your Rank

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/03/29/amazon-has-shadow-banned-romance-titles-from-the-kindle-store/

Other Links:

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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On this week’s episode, Zach and J. discuss some of their biggest mistakes they’ve made since they began publishing, and more importantly, how and what they’ve learned from them.

Thanks to our newest Patrons: Prim Groover, Peter Dudley, Ben Fishbein, Harley Christensen, Lora Edwards

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

The Great Amazon 50% Royalty Mystery is Solved

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/04/03/amazons-new-great-on-kindle-program-offers-50-royalty-to-non-fiction-titles/

Strip Off Your Clothes, We’ll Strip Off Your Rank

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/03/29/amazon-has-shadow-banned-romance-titles-from-the-kindle-store/

Other Links:

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 13 - Turning Off Your Creative Brain and Setting Boundaries The Career Author Podcast: Episode 13 - Turning Off Your Creative Brain and Setting Boundaries Thu, 29 Mar 2018 05:00:00 GMT 35:26 54feb8b126dcf1dd2a12fb2db27d90d6 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963541 full On this week’s episode, Zach and J. talk about their struggles to shut off their brains, separate work from personal time, and offer solutions that have helped them feel less overwhelmed.

There’s no Choose Your News segment this week, as Zach and J. were guests on this week’s Sell More Books Show where they discussed five publishing news stories. You can hear that episode at http://sellmorebooksshow.com/episode-208-subtitles-amazon-reviewers-and-up-lit/

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

Other Links:

Sell More Books Show Episode 208 featuring Zach and J.: http://sellmorebooksshow.com/episode-208-subtitles-amazon-reviewers-and-up-lit/

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink - http://www.books2read.com/u/3RoA1v

Daniel Pink on the Tim Ferriss Podcast - https://tim.blog/2018/03/25/daniel-pink/

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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On this week’s episode, Zach and J. talk about their struggles to shut off their brains, separate work from personal time, and offer solutions that have helped them feel less overwhelmed.

There’s no Choose Your News segment this week, as Zach and J. were guests on this week’s Sell More Books Show where they discussed five publishing news stories. You can hear that episode at http://sellmorebooksshow.com/episode-208-subtitles-amazon-reviewers-and-up-lit/

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

Other Links:

Sell More Books Show Episode 208 featuring Zach and J.: http://sellmorebooksshow.com/episode-208-subtitles-amazon-reviewers-and-up-lit/

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink - http://www.books2read.com/u/3RoA1v

Daniel Pink on the Tim Ferriss Podcast - https://tim.blog/2018/03/25/daniel-pink/

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 12 - Calls to Action The Career Author Podcast: Episode 12 - Calls to Action Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:00:00 GMT 47:07 cf4d7106c0e43e2bc81ef032333a038d yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963542 full On this episode, Zach says R.I.P. to Toys R’ Us, the guys discuss a fun news story, and they talk about why they feel less is more when it comes to your book’s back matter.

Special thanks to our newest Patrons: James, Caimh McDonnell, Tom Fowler

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

All Hail Discoverability: BookBub Recommendations, and Draft2Digital Author Pages and Book Tabs - https://draft2digital.com/blog/introducing-author-pages-and-book-tabs/

4,000 Words and an Oil Change - https://www.buzzfeed.com/farrahpenn/this-woman-kept-going-back-to-a-tire-store-to-writ?utm_term=.jlGJnPoOe#.aiOgmqDb9

Kindle iOS App Gets Update With Some Very Welcome Features - https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/03/19/kindle-app-for-ios-gains-support-for-infinite-scrolling-split-view-on-ipad-and-more/

Other Links:

The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less, Revised Edition - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000TDGGVU/

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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On this episode, Zach says R.I.P. to Toys R’ Us, the guys discuss a fun news story, and they talk about why they feel less is more when it comes to your book’s back matter.

Special thanks to our newest Patrons: James, Caimh McDonnell, Tom Fowler

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

All Hail Discoverability: BookBub Recommendations, and Draft2Digital Author Pages and Book Tabs - https://draft2digital.com/blog/introducing-author-pages-and-book-tabs/

4,000 Words and an Oil Change - https://www.buzzfeed.com/farrahpenn/this-woman-kept-going-back-to-a-tire-store-to-writ?utm_term=.jlGJnPoOe#.aiOgmqDb9

Kindle iOS App Gets Update With Some Very Welcome Features - https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/03/19/kindle-app-for-ios-gains-support-for-infinite-scrolling-split-view-on-ipad-and-more/

Other Links:

The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less, Revised Edition - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000TDGGVU/

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 11 - Couch Time Collaboration The Career Author Podcast: Episode 11 - Couch Time Collaboration Thu, 15 Mar 2018 05:00:00 GMT 46:37 a3b50c962b88dea8ae18fc2bc34d5f00 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963543 full www.thecareerauthor.com Other Links: Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit OMG Books w/ William Oday - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/omg-books-with-william-oday/id1308534866?mt=2]]> www.thecareerauthor.com Other Links: Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit OMG Books w/ William Oday - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/omg-books-with-william-oday/id1308534866?mt=2]]> The Career Author Podcast: Episode 10 - Amazon Exclusivity v.s. Selling Wide The Career Author Podcast: Episode 10 - Amazon Exclusivity v.s. Selling Wide Thu, 08 Mar 2018 06:00:00 GMT 1:00:50 a658ae3f5586288cbfdb1365454d2900 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963544 full On today’s episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. talk about the Audible romance controversy, Facebook algorithm changes strike, and Amazon bookstores. In the main topic, the co-hosts discuss Amazon exclusivity and their strategies on being enrolled in Kindle Select versus selling on all retailers.

Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Scott Jarol, Valerie Francis, Miriam Greystone, and Michael

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

Audible Romance: A Tragic Love Story For Authors

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/03/02/audible-promises-patch-sinking-audible-romance-payments-bonuses/

New Facebook Algorithm Closes Doors on Once Flourishing Digital Publisher

http://www.businessinsider.com/littlethings-online-publisher-shuts-down-and-blames-facebook-algorithm-2018-2?utm_content=buffer5b81a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Amazon Bookstore Goes to Mile High

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/03/05/amazon-books-coming-denver/

Other Links:

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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On today’s episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. talk about the Audible romance controversy, Facebook algorithm changes strike, and Amazon bookstores. In the main topic, the co-hosts discuss Amazon exclusivity and their strategies on being enrolled in Kindle Select versus selling on all retailers.

Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Scott Jarol, Valerie Francis, Miriam Greystone, and Michael

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

Audible Romance: A Tragic Love Story For Authors

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/03/02/audible-promises-patch-sinking-audible-romance-payments-bonuses/

New Facebook Algorithm Closes Doors on Once Flourishing Digital Publisher

http://www.businessinsider.com/littlethings-online-publisher-shuts-down-and-blames-facebook-algorithm-2018-2?utm_content=buffer5b81a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Amazon Bookstore Goes to Mile High

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/03/05/amazon-books-coming-denver/

Other Links:

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 9 - Unplugging, Distractions, and Living in the Moment The Career Author Podcast: Episode 9 - Unplugging, Distractions, and Living in the Moment Thu, 01 Mar 2018 06:00:00 GMT 41:48 582d427da8242593d0ab8d4aac5d145c yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963545 full Zach is back from vacation and brings today’s topic with him as he and J. talk about unplugging and recharging. In the news, there’s a new serial subscription service.

Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Sheryl Hayes, Suzie Howe, John Connelly

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

Fantasy Author Terry Goodkind is not too good or kind to his cover artist

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/feb/26/terry-goodkind-book-cover-shroud-of-eternity?CMP=share_btn_tw&utm_content=buffer5db62&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Twitter Says Goodbye to Mass Tweets

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/02/21/twitter-changes-rules-crack-bots-bans-mass-tweeting-duplicate-accounts/

A Subscription Service for Serials

http://deadline.com/2018/02/serial-box-e-books-audio-startup-raises-1-65-million-seed-round-1202296871/

Other Links:

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire at The Void - https://www.thevoid.com/dimensions/starwars/secretsoftheempire/

Facebook Notifications - http://www.facebook.com/notifications

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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Zach is back from vacation and brings today’s topic with him as he and J. talk about unplugging and recharging. In the news, there’s a new serial subscription service.

Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Sheryl Hayes, Suzie Howe, John Connelly

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

Fantasy Author Terry Goodkind is not too good or kind to his cover artist

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/feb/26/terry-goodkind-book-cover-shroud-of-eternity?CMP=share_btn_tw&utm_content=buffer5db62&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Twitter Says Goodbye to Mass Tweets

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/02/21/twitter-changes-rules-crack-bots-bans-mass-tweeting-duplicate-accounts/

A Subscription Service for Serials

http://deadline.com/2018/02/serial-box-e-books-audio-startup-raises-1-65-million-seed-round-1202296871/

Other Links:

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire at The Void - https://www.thevoid.com/dimensions/starwars/secretsoftheempire/

Facebook Notifications - http://www.facebook.com/notifications

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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<![CDATA[The Career Author Podcast: Episode 8 - Talking Podcasts with Luke Kondor and Daniel Willcocks of Hawk & Cleaver]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:00:00 GMT 40:38 34a012428c971956e003bc8ab85b6275 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963546 full With Zach traveling, the guys from Hawk & Cleaver were kind enough to drop by and talk about their smashing fiction podcast, The Other Stories, as well as talking about the claim by the New York Times CEO that “print is dead.”

Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Lori Drake, Michael Robertson, L.D. Fox, Rebecca Adams, Chuck Buda.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

Google turns on the charm with publishers by focusing on subscriptions.

https://digiday.com/media/google-turns-charm-publishers-pivoting-subscriptions/

As promised, Facebook traffic to news publishers declines again, post news-feed change.

https://digiday.com/media/promised-facebook-traffic-news-publishers-declines-post-news-free-change/

New York Times CEO States Print is Dead.

https://goodereader.com/blog/digital-publishing/new-york-times-ceo-states-print-is-dead

Other Links:

www.hawkandcleaver.com

www.theotherstories.net

www.danielwillcocks.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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With Zach traveling, the guys from Hawk & Cleaver were kind enough to drop by and talk about their smashing fiction podcast, The Other Stories, as well as talking about the claim by the New York Times CEO that “print is dead.”

Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Lori Drake, Michael Robertson, L.D. Fox, Rebecca Adams, Chuck Buda.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

Google turns on the charm with publishers by focusing on subscriptions.

https://digiday.com/media/google-turns-charm-publishers-pivoting-subscriptions/

As promised, Facebook traffic to news publishers declines again, post news-feed change.

https://digiday.com/media/promised-facebook-traffic-news-publishers-declines-post-news-free-change/

New York Times CEO States Print is Dead.

https://goodereader.com/blog/digital-publishing/new-york-times-ceo-states-print-is-dead

Other Links:

www.hawkandcleaver.com

www.theotherstories.net

www.danielwillcocks.com

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 7 - Story Grid Creator, Shawn Coyne The Career Author Podcast: Episode 7 - Story Grid Creator, Shawn Coyne Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:00:00 GMT 44:38 b0cffe6f27566d3e2d0f739c5e6b0b7e yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963547 full Story Grid creator, Shawn Coyne, joins J. for a special episode of The Career Author Podcast. Originally broadcast in October of 2017 on The Intronaut, J. and Zach are thrilled to give this valuable conversation a permanent home on The Career Author Podcast. Discover how to break down and analyze any story beat or scene to figure out how it was done which you can then apply to your own writing. For those intimidated by the Story Grid methodology, this episode will serve as an accessible and valuable introduction.

To watch “Floor 9.5,” read the transcript of the interview, and see the questions Shawn and J. used to deconstruct the scene, go to http://theauthorcopilot.com/floor95/

Special thanks to our newest Patrons (you’ll get a shout out on Episode 8, we promise)

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

Other Links:

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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Story Grid creator, Shawn Coyne, joins J. for a special episode of The Career Author Podcast. Originally broadcast in October of 2017 on The Intronaut, J. and Zach are thrilled to give this valuable conversation a permanent home on The Career Author Podcast. Discover how to break down and analyze any story beat or scene to figure out how it was done which you can then apply to your own writing. For those intimidated by the Story Grid methodology, this episode will serve as an accessible and valuable introduction.

To watch “Floor 9.5,” read the transcript of the interview, and see the questions Shawn and J. used to deconstruct the scene, go to http://theauthorcopilot.com/floor95/

Special thanks to our newest Patrons (you’ll get a shout out on Episode 8, we promise)

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

Other Links:

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 6 - Should You Have Audiobooks? The Career Author Podcast: Episode 6 - Should You Have Audiobooks? Thu, 08 Feb 2018 06:00:00 GMT 48:40 41b996c20a4c4df748ac38efbbe53bbb yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963548 full On this episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. discuss Draft2Digital’s plan to tackle reader discoverability and Barnes & Nobles’s new app. In the main topic, they talk about what authors should think about when considering audiobook production.

Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Cameron Coral and Jami Albright

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

Barnes and Noble and Draft2Digital Tackle Discoverability

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/02/02/browsery-barnes-noble-now-beta/

http://draft2digital.activehosted.com/index.php?action=social&chash=fbd7939d674997cdb4692d34de8633c4.116

Amazon is shaking up the audiobook market

http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2018/02/readers-listen-up-amazon-is-shaking-up-the-audiobook-market/

Netflix Drops A Beyonce

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/netflix-paid-paramount-more-50-million-cloverfield-paradox-1082305

Other Links:

Dark Shadows: Vampires of Ghosts of New Orleans (An Authors on a Train Anthology) - http://books2read.com/darkshadows01

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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On this episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. discuss Draft2Digital’s plan to tackle reader discoverability and Barnes & Nobles’s new app. In the main topic, they talk about what authors should think about when considering audiobook production.

Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Cameron Coral and Jami Albright

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

Barnes and Noble and Draft2Digital Tackle Discoverability

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/02/02/browsery-barnes-noble-now-beta/

http://draft2digital.activehosted.com/index.php?action=social&chash=fbd7939d674997cdb4692d34de8633c4.116

Amazon is shaking up the audiobook market

http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2018/02/readers-listen-up-amazon-is-shaking-up-the-audiobook-market/

Netflix Drops A Beyonce

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/netflix-paid-paramount-more-50-million-cloverfield-paradox-1082305

Other Links:

Dark Shadows: Vampires of Ghosts of New Orleans (An Authors on a Train Anthology) - http://books2read.com/darkshadows01

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 5 - Reader Magnets The Career Author Podcast: Episode 5 - Reader Magnets Thu, 01 Feb 2018 06:00:00 GMT 44:42 d9350ff95c5eb6cdbc4ab67f44abc70c yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e963549 full On this episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. discuss the announcement that Kobo and Wal-Mart have joined forces, Harper Collins releasing audiobooks on vinyl, and how to build a mailing list and provide more value with reader magnets.

Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Melissa Corbett, Eliza Peake, Lon Varnadore, Ariel Teague, Rich F. Kacy, and Jon Howard.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

Kobo Announces Partnership with Wal-Mart - https://kobowritinglife.com/2018/01/26/kobo-announces-partnership-with-walmart/

HarperAudio Goes Retro with Vinyl Audiobook Series - https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/audio-books/article/75843-harperaudio-goes-retro-with-new-vinyl-audiobook-series.html

Other Links:

Dark Shadows: Vampires of Ghosts of New Orleans (An Authors on a Train Anthology) - http://books2read.com/darkshadows01

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

Reader Magnets: Build Your Author Platform and Sell More Books by Nick Stephenson - http://books2read.com/readermagnets

The Petal to the Metal Podcast - http://www.thepetaltothemetal.com The Other Stories Podcast - http://www.hawkandcleaver.com/podcasts/

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On this episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. discuss the announcement that Kobo and Wal-Mart have joined forces, Harper Collins releasing audiobooks on vinyl, and how to build a mailing list and provide more value with reader magnets.

Special thanks to our newest Patrons: Melissa Corbett, Eliza Peake, Lon Varnadore, Ariel Teague, Rich F. Kacy, and Jon Howard.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

News Links:

Kobo Announces Partnership with Wal-Mart - https://kobowritinglife.com/2018/01/26/kobo-announces-partnership-with-walmart/

HarperAudio Goes Retro with Vinyl Audiobook Series - https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/audio-books/article/75843-harperaudio-goes-retro-with-new-vinyl-audiobook-series.html

Other Links:

Dark Shadows: Vampires of Ghosts of New Orleans (An Authors on a Train Anthology) - http://books2read.com/darkshadows01

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

Reader Magnets: Build Your Author Platform and Sell More Books by Nick Stephenson - http://books2read.com/readermagnets

The Petal to the Metal Podcast - http://www.thepetaltothemetal.com The Other Stories Podcast - http://www.hawkandcleaver.com/podcasts/

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 4 - Handling Negative Reviews The Career Author Podcast: Episode 4 - Handling Negative Reviews Thu, 25 Jan 2018 06:00:00 GMT 35:07 fab9cc412a3f41d84bd43b736de4b686 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e96354a full On this episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. discuss what’s going on with Nook, then talk about the best way to handle negative customer reviews on your books.

Special thanks to all of our Patrons!

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

Choose Your News Stories:

Nook becomes Noble as Nook increases royalty rate and merges brands

https://goodereader.com/blog/indie-author-news/bn-rebrands-its-selfpub-platform

YouTube Puts Away Their Wallet

https://www.polygon.com/2018/1/18/16906036/youtube-monetization-small-creators-top-creators-changes

Surprise: Google Play Jumps into Audiobooks

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/01/23/knock-feather-google-play-now-sells-audiobooks/

Other Links:

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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On this episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. discuss what’s going on with Nook, then talk about the best way to handle negative customer reviews on your books.

Special thanks to all of our Patrons!

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

Choose Your News Stories:

Nook becomes Noble as Nook increases royalty rate and merges brands

https://goodereader.com/blog/indie-author-news/bn-rebrands-its-selfpub-platform

YouTube Puts Away Their Wallet

https://www.polygon.com/2018/1/18/16906036/youtube-monetization-small-creators-top-creators-changes

Surprise: Google Play Jumps into Audiobooks

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/01/23/knock-feather-google-play-now-sells-audiobooks/

Other Links:

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 3 - How To Find Your Collaborative Partner The Career Author Podcast: Episode 3 - How To Find Your Collaborative Partner Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:00:00 GMT 41:52 a302efb1303d58846fcb74a40dcaff4b yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e96354b full On this episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. discuss the changes in Facebook’s algorithm and provide tips and advice on how to find your collaborative writing and publishing partner.

Special thanks to our new Patrons: Crystal Bryant, Jesse Daggett, Christopher Wills, Amy Draper, and Guy Alton

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

 

Choose Your News Stories:

Facebook To Feed You Less Ads

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/technology/facebook-news-feed-changes.html

Kindle Unlimited Funding Passes Half-A-Cent Per Page in December

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/01/15/kindle-unlimited-funding-pool-grew-december-2017-per-page-rate-passed-half-cent/

No More Author Services Through CreateSpace

https://www.postandcourier.com/business/amazon-laying-off-workers-at-north-charleston-self-publishing-business/article_d623bb16-f7d0-11e7-bef2-d3a151f19a96.html

 

Other Links:

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

The Petal to the Metal Episode 54: An Experiment From 1987 - http://thepetaltothemetal.com/ep054/

Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

Molten Universe Media (Zach and J.’s publishing company) - http://www.moltenuniversemedia.com

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On this episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. discuss the changes in Facebook’s algorithm and provide tips and advice on how to find your collaborative writing and publishing partner.

Special thanks to our new Patrons: Crystal Bryant, Jesse Daggett, Christopher Wills, Amy Draper, and Guy Alton

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

 

Choose Your News Stories:

Facebook To Feed You Less Ads

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/technology/facebook-news-feed-changes.html

Kindle Unlimited Funding Passes Half-A-Cent Per Page in December

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/01/15/kindle-unlimited-funding-pool-grew-december-2017-per-page-rate-passed-half-cent/

No More Author Services Through CreateSpace

https://www.postandcourier.com/business/amazon-laying-off-workers-at-north-charleston-self-publishing-business/article_d623bb16-f7d0-11e7-bef2-d3a151f19a96.html

 

Other Links:

Authors on a Train - http://www.authorsonatrain.com

The Petal to the Metal Episode 54: An Experiment From 1987 - http://thepetaltothemetal.com/ep054/

Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

Molten Universe Media (Zach and J.’s publishing company) - http://www.moltenuniversemedia.com

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 2 - Do You Need an Author Website? The Career Author Podcast: Episode 2 - Do You Need an Author Website? Thu, 11 Jan 2018 06:00:00 GMT 31:46 3a561475e6f6075db2811c0b619f738a yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e96354c full On the second episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. discuss the responsibility of publisher with checking facts in non-fiction books, as well as whether or not you need to have a website for your author business.

Special thanks to our new Patrons: Jeff and Will, Jana Floyd, Sperry Editorial, Richard Sayer, Leftie Aubé, Deanna Gill, Philip Caroll, and Glynn James

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

Choose Your News Stories:

Fire and Fury Fact Checking

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/01/09/how-did-michael-wolffs-fire-and-fury-get-past-a-fact-checker-its-not-clear-that-the-book-was-vetted/?utm_term=.db59db39656c

Ebooks Improve Child Literacy

http://www.librarycity.org/e-books-e-reading-help-child-literacy-study/

A Record Year For Publishing Stocks

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/financial-reporting/article/75758-a-record-year-for-publishing-stocks-with-a-caveat.html

Other Links:

Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

J.’s Website - http://jthorn.net

Zach’s Website - http://www.zachbohannon.com Molten Universe Media (Zach and J.’s publishing company) - http://www.moltenuniversemedia.com

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On the second episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. discuss the responsibility of publisher with checking facts in non-fiction books, as well as whether or not you need to have a website for your author business.

Special thanks to our new Patrons: Jeff and Will, Jana Floyd, Sperry Editorial, Richard Sayer, Leftie Aubé, Deanna Gill, Philip Caroll, and Glynn James

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

Choose Your News Stories:

Fire and Fury Fact Checking

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/01/09/how-did-michael-wolffs-fire-and-fury-get-past-a-fact-checker-its-not-clear-that-the-book-was-vetted/?utm_term=.db59db39656c

Ebooks Improve Child Literacy

http://www.librarycity.org/e-books-e-reading-help-child-literacy-study/

A Record Year For Publishing Stocks

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/financial-reporting/article/75758-a-record-year-for-publishing-stocks-with-a-caveat.html

Other Links:

Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

J.’s Website - http://jthorn.net

Zach’s Website - http://www.zachbohannon.com Molten Universe Media (Zach and J.’s publishing company) - http://www.moltenuniversemedia.com

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 1 - The State of the Publishing Industry in 2018 The Career Author Podcast: Episode 1 - The State of the Publishing Industry in 2018 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 06:30:00 GMT 37:07 8a46c1bdde8b5580ccb9c77dd157479a yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e96354d full On the inaugural episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. discuss an indie author’s recent troubles with Amazon KDP, as well as what 2018 holds (or doesn’t hold) for the indie author community.

Special thanks to our very first Patrons: Leisa Zoeller, Steven Turner, Rachael Herron, Jill Harris, Chloe Adler, and Marrije Schaake

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

Choose Your News Stories:

Amazon author rank-stripped for the 3rd time - http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2018/01/innocent-author-rank-stripped-for-third-time/

Smashwords’ Mark Coker predicts doom and gloom for 2018 - http://blog.smashwords.com/2017/12/2018-book-industry-predictions.html

Amazon to buy Target - https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/02/amazon-will-buy-target-in-2018-influential-tech-analyst-gene-munster-predicts.html

Other Links:

Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

Sign up for J. and Zach’s free webinar taking place Wednesday, January 10th at 6 CST/7 EST - http://www.thecareerauthor.com/webinar

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On the inaugural episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. discuss an indie author’s recent troubles with Amazon KDP, as well as what 2018 holds (or doesn’t hold) for the indie author community.

Special thanks to our very first Patrons: Leisa Zoeller, Steven Turner, Rachael Herron, Jill Harris, Chloe Adler, and Marrije Schaake

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.thecareerauthor.com

Choose Your News Stories:

Amazon author rank-stripped for the 3rd time - http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2018/01/innocent-author-rank-stripped-for-third-time/

Smashwords’ Mark Coker predicts doom and gloom for 2018 - http://blog.smashwords.com/2017/12/2018-book-industry-predictions.html

Amazon to buy Target - https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/02/amazon-will-buy-target-in-2018-influential-tech-analyst-gene-munster-predicts.html

Other Links:

Sell More Books Show Summit - http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

Sign up for J. and Zach’s free webinar taking place Wednesday, January 10th at 6 CST/7 EST - http://www.thecareerauthor.com/webinar

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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 0 - An Introduction The Career Author Podcast: Episode 0 - An Introduction Thu, 04 Jan 2018 06:00:00 GMT 10:46 415ee2a5452774de01cb0602fc6512a5 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thecareerauthor/5c12a64dd781e12f4e96354e full The Career Author Podcast.]]> The Career Author Podcast.]]>