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Embracing Multi-Passionate Creativity And Running A Small Press With Jessica Bell

Some say you can only be successful if you focus on one thing, but what if you are a multi-passionate creative? What if your Muse is inspired to write song lyrics as well as poetry, non-fiction as well as novels and heart-wrenching memoir? Jessica Bell manages to juggle many aspects of a creative career and shares her experiences in this interview....

NFTs for Authors And Publishing with John Fox

Why are NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) so exciting for authors and the publishing industry? How will they generate more streams of revenue for creators? What are some ways that authors could use them? All this and more in today's interview. I also mention Bloomberg's article on how NFTs shift power to artists in the intro. Thanks to my patrons at...

Transitioning From An In-Person Business To Online Multiple Streams Of Income With Guy Windsor

The pandemic has favoured digital business models, but how can you transition to online sales when you run an in-person business? How can you move from one stream of income to multiple streams? Guy Windsor has lots of ideas for your author business in this fascinating interview. In the intro, fear-based decision making [Kris Rusch]; […] The post Transitioning...

Limited Time Deal: 10 Books On Writing Craft And Business

These 10 fantastic ebooks for authors are on sale right now for 99c / 99p each for a very limited time. (4 days left so check them out before 4 June 2021!) Click here to get all the links to the ebook sites Structuring Your Novel by KM Weiland explores the X-Factor behind satisfying novels: a solid story structure. It will show...

How To Edit Your Book And The Different Kinds Of Professional Editors With Natasa Lekic

How you can prepare your book before sending it to an editor? What are the different types of edits and editors you can use for different phases of your writing process? When is editing software worth using and when do you really need human eyes on your work? All this and more in the interview with Natasa Lekic. In the intro, cycling through...

Discovery Writing And Sustaining A Long-Term Writing Career With Patricia McLinn

What is discovery writing (sometimes known as pantsing)? How can you write a novel with structure if you don't plot in advance? How can you build a writing career for the long-term? All this and more with Patricia McLinn. In the intro, “98 percent of the books that publishers released in 2020 sold fewer than 5,000 copies,” [NY Times]; How much...

How To Research Your Book with Joanna Penn and Orna Ross

Why is research so important — and what are the various ways you can do it effectively? How do you credit your sources? Plus more tips on researching fiction and non-fiction. I did a recent discussion with Orna Ross on the Ask ALLi Podcast about book research. You can watch the video, listen to the audio, or read the transcript below. ...

The Heroine’s Journey with Gail Carriger

What is the heroine's journey and how can it help you write a story that readers will love? Gail Carriger shares her writing tips in this interview. In the intro, publishing house mergers [Agent Kristin Nelson]; KDP Print in Australia; Bookwire announces a new NFT marketplace for the publishing and creator industry [Publishing Perspectives]....

The AI-Powered Micro-Business with Ash Fontana

Artificial Intelligence is already part of our lives in the tools and services we use every day. As AI development accelerates, how can authors and small businesses use it as leverage to expand income and opportunities? Ash Fontana gives some ideas in this interview on The AI-First Company. In the intro, How GPT-3 is quietly ushering in the A.I....

Tips For Translation, Self-Publishing, And Marketing In Foreign Languages With Nadine Mutas

The book market is saturated for certain genres in digitally mature markets like the US and UK, but readers in other markets are hungry for books. In this episode, Nadine Mutas talks about self-publishing in German, French and Italian and her tips for finding a translator and marketing the books once they're available. In the intro, Authors Guild...

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