Launch Your Book with Anna David

Launch Your Book with Anna David

A book’s journey is far from over once it’s been launched. In fact, it’s got a whole lifetime ahead of itself. And so while this podcast leads you through writing and launching a bestselling book, its ultimate goal is to help you create a book that changes your career—and your life. The show is a combination of solo question-and-answer episodes and interviews with best-selling authors, entrepreneurs and publishing insiders. It has had over 900,000 downloads, regularly appears on the top 100 career podcast list and is actually funny. Not David Sedaris funny but still funny. Subscribe now so you don't miss an episode, view show notes at www.launchyourbookpod.com and learn more about publishing with Anna David at www.launchpadpub.com. Don't know where to start? Some of the most popular episodes include "How Do I Get Media Attention From My Book," "A Play-by-Play Breakdown of How James Altucher Launches a Book" and "Chris Voss on How to Negotiate a Book Launch."

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July 21, 2021 23 min

In this episode, John Corcoran explains how you can promote your book on podcasts, when you should be reaching out and why having your own podcast is the best promotional tool of all. 

 

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Alex Strathdee is no ordinary writer. That's because he's as much an entrepreneur as he is a writer. And it's how he got 40,000 students to read his first book.

 

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June 30, 2021 13 min

Pat Flynn is one of the kings of the marketing world and that showed in the way he launched his 2016 Wall Street Journal bestseller, Will it Fly?

Because he’s very open about the methods he used, I was able to do research and determine some of his most effective strategies. In this episode, I broke them all down. 

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The king of podcasting is also quite kingly when it comes to launching a book. This episode breaks down how he blew his most recent release up.

 

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A newsletter list is the single most important tool a writer can have when launching a book. But how do you get started—and what do you do once you have?

First off, you need to, no matter how daunting it seems and how much it seems like you don’t have time to.

 

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Oh, do I have a great guest for you today. Rea Frey is the award-winning bestselling author of three suspense novels and four nonfiction books with St. Martin's as well as the CEO of Writeway, a multiple six-figure business that helps connect authors to agents so they can land publishing deals (Writeway does proposal writing, query letters...the whole shebang.)

Frey also knows her way around a book launch, having built up an ac...

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Obviously, the length of time it takes to write and launch a book varies from writer to writer; Anthony Burgess wrote A Clockwork Orange while Junot Diaz took a decade to write The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

And I know people who have written massively successful books in a weekend. But the rough statistic I've heard quoted is that if you’re going to write it yourself, expect to spend about 300 hours on the first draft.

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One thing I need to tell you right off: there was no bigger snob about self-publishing back in the day than the person writing this post. My, how times have changed. This episode breaks down how.

 

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The audiobook market is a $1.2 billion business but recording and launching your own isn't as easy as you may think. This episode breaks down the sound requirements, what it takes out of you and whether or not you should publish exclusively on Audible, among many other topics.

 

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Do you need a ghostwriter, editor or coach—and what's the difference between those three, anyway? I answer all that and more in this episode.

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Social media isn't just for influencers who are shamelessly hawking products. It's actually an amazing tool for authors—provided they follow certain recommendations. I get into all of them in this episode.

 

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Hollywood is not just going to come banging down your door unless you have a crazy number one bestseller that everybody wants. In this episode, I talk about how to try to make it happen for yourself.

 

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April 28, 2021 13 min

You need an author site and they are so easy to create. But what should be on it?

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Are you at risk when you write something less-than-flattering about someone in your memoir? Well, sure. Anyone can sue anyone for anything and even if they don't have a case, you probably don't want to have to deal with the inconvenience of defending yourself. In this episode, I get into my experiences writing about people and not getting sued. PLEASE NOTE: I am not a lawyer, nor have I ever been. While this breaks down adv...

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If you're trying to publish your book the traditional way, you need an agent. The good news: agents want to find the diamond in the rough. The bad news: They're hammered with a lot of potential diamonds. Here's how you can stand out.

 

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Jess Lahey can talk about so many things so brilliantly that interviewing her felt a bit like walking through an outlet mall: so many choices and they all look so good!

But really, here's what you need to know: She's a former New York Times columnist and current Atlantic contributorpodcaster and New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Failure whose new book, The Addiction Inoculation, is the one that the world ha...

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Jesse Krieger knows his way around a book launch. His company, Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press, has published over 100 books in six years. Now he's teaching authors how to raise money for their book launches.

In this episode, we broke down that business model and also got into some launch ideas you may never have thought of.

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Unlike doctors, editors do not need a license or even a degree and there are thousands, if not tens of thousands, people out there calling themselves editors who shouldn't be.

Don't be like the dozens of clients who have come to me having busted the bank hiring an editor who did nothing. This episode gets into everything you need to ask and consider when hiring your editor.

Only listen if you want to avoid spending your who...

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Samantha Perkins had all the anxiety that any first-time author has.

Except she had more.

Her book, after all, is about anxiety—well, anxiety that was exacerbated by drinking.

That book, Alive AF: One Mom's Journey to Becoming AF, has not only become a #1 bestseller but has also ushered in a plethora of opportunities—including coaching, speaking, writing assignments and more.

And I had a front-row seat through all of it, since ...

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March 10, 2021 9 min

Readers are a thousand times more likely to buy your book if it has more than a handful of reviews. Here are the secrets to getting people to come through with reviews.

 

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