Selling books is more than putting it up for sale. The cover has to grab–not just a reader, but the right one. Your blurb needs to resonate. That first line sing. Then there’s the marketing strategy and– A whole lot to know and do! Today the guys at Aethon Books join us to take a […]
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Recently, a decades-old online forum for science fiction fans, Baen’s Bar, got removed from the internet as users’ comments were investigated. What happened and why? Long-time Baen author Eric Flint joins us on this episode of The Writer’s Journey.
American Sniper has topped major best-selling lists and captured the public’s attention with Chris Kyle’s fascinating tale. It started with one SEAL doing his job, protecting his country, and continues with 1.2 million copies sold and a Clint Eastwood film adaptation. But how did it happen? We’ll find out on this next episode of The […]
Some take months, years, and even decades to write a book start to finish. Jeff Haskell challenged himself to doing it in just 24 hours! Live. For all to witness. There is more to surviving a 24-hour writing spree than having a story idea and a pot of coffee, and we’re going to find out […]
We’re talking reading, writing, and everything in between with novelist Chuck Wendig. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers, served up hot and fresh on this episode of The Writer’s Journey.
What does it take to make it as a writer? Mindset, process, adaptability, and marketing are key. We’ll cover these topics and more on tonight’s episode of The Writer’s Journey. We go live at 8 PM Eastern. See ya then!
Last week we looked at how authors can create and maintain their own platforms. This week, we’re going to dive into the social media platforms at our disposal. Most of us are already on it, so why not use that time to reach new fans? Tonight we’re chatting with Tee Morris, the man who literally […]
Building your personal author platform is an important step in your journey. For many authors, that means jumping on social media. But with conflict broiling, your data being tracked, privacy evaporating, and plain-old social media burnout, you might be looking for a new way to connect with your fan-base–something fun and reliable, and something you […]
What makes a manuscript sing from the first page, and what sour notes turn the readers away? With more and more readers judging books based on the Look Inside sample, your first page is key to making sales. DAW Editor Sheila Gilbert joins us to respond to six first pages submitted by Keystroke authors. We’ll […]
How was your 2020? Whether it was a slog or a success, hey, we can learn from it. Today, we’re chatting about three authors who had very different years. We’ll talk about break-out successes after years of hard work, writing through difficult times, experimenting, and taking risks. Ever wanted to pack up your family and […]