This podcast focuses on the business end of the pen. What does that mean? It's getting into the nitty-gritty of the business side of being a writer or publisher. We at Talking Book Publishing will bring in industry experts, Published authors, publishers, agents, and editors for conversations about what tools writers need to be as successful as they can on their publishing journey.
Lisa Angle has been active in the literary community for years but her first book of a family trilogy, came out June 3. "Whiskey and Old Stogies" is the story of Rufus who gets mixed up with a North Carolina moonshining family in the '30s. In this episode, Lisa discusses her approach to character-driven books.
Patricia Fry is a prolific author of the Klepto Cat Mysteries (54 books) and the new Calico Cat Mystery series. She goes over her evolution from freelance article writer to non-fiction books to discovering her passion in Cozy Mysteries. She has published over 90 books.
One of the most useful and informative websites for people selling eBooks on Amazon is Kindlepreneur. In this episode, Dave Chesson, founder of Kindlepreneur, discusses the many tools and resources he has on the website for self-published authors trying to reach a larger audience including over 214 articles and 74 videos.
Ayn Cates Sullivan, author of children's books and a historical fiction series, "The Legends of the Grail" about Celtic women. Over the last 30 years, she has collected an outstanding number of awards for her writing. She began research for this series while on a doctoral grant in Southern England and fell in love with the stories of the fierce women warriors, healers, and leaders.
Michael Bowker is a journalist turn author turned publisher. He goes over how he started at a small local newspaper then a magazine feature writer, a speechwriter, then became a bestselling author and evolved into promoting other writers through Sixty Degrees Publishing. Michael tells how he had to keeping pitching and selling stories and created a successful career and fulfilling lifestyle. www.sixtydegreespublishing.com
Jose Ramirez, CEO of Pedernales Publishing, a top publishing service provider, discusses how his company helps authors through all of the steps from the end of editing to having their book up on all of the sale sites. He goes through how he judges the book, his work with authors as he develops covers, interior design, and more. www.pedernalesauthorservices.com
Robert Wang talks about his award-winning book, “The Opium Lord’s Daughter,” a life-long project that he finally completed after retiring. As a historical novelist, Wang discusses how he researched the book that explains the beginnings of China’s troubles with the west, which started with the Opium Wars. www.robertwangauthor.com
Alicia Doyle, The award-winning author of “Fighting Chance” and journalist, talks about the lessons she learned as a two-time Golden Gloves champion boxer and how she has adapted those life lessons, and how it made her strong mentally to live through the pandemic. The harsh lessons from boxing made her career as a journalist easier because she had learned to stick with her story and not be deterred by barriers thrown up to stop her...
Margaret Brownley, a New York Times bestselling romance author. She was writing contemporary romance for Harlequin when her agent suggested she write a historical romance working the American western sub-genre. It took her a dozen books before she hit the NY Times list. Margaret also reviews what she does to market her books, including her newsletter and a group blog www.margaret-brownley.com
Ivor Davis discusses his long, successful career as an international journalist, New York Times syndicated entertainment columnists, cover stories for major magazines, and now an award-winning bestselling author. His career evolved by taking chances and opportunities when presented, and he encourages other writers to grab any break offered and run with it. www.ivordavisbooks.com
Jackie Lapin has an outstanding career as a publicist, starting with sports and then transitioning to working with people who make the world a better place. In other words, nonfiction authors of self-help books, memoirs with a message, or self-improvement. She focuses on radio, podcasts, and television for her clients along with a speaker bureau. www.consciousmediarelations.com
Toni Lopopolo, a former executive editor at Macmillan and St. Martin’s Press turned literary agent, talks about her work with writers developing manuscripts that will get accepted by a publisher. Over a 40-year career, Toni discusses the changes in reading habits that drive the way books need to be written for today’s marketplace. She also goes over the various genres that are generating lots of book sales. LopopoloLiterary.com
Penny Sansevieri, bestselling author and book marketer extraordinaire, will discuss the ins and outs of Amazon that help her sell books and her clients’ books. She goes over how she mines the metadata for insights, including Google SEO and more. As she says, she likes to nerd out on Amazon because it’s constantly changing, so she must annually update her top-selling book, “Selling Books by the Truckload on Amazon.” www.amarketingex...
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