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Craig Martelle

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065 The Incredible Success Story Of 20booksto50K® And LMBPN With Michael Anderle And Craig Martelle

Cops and Writers Podcast

In today’s episode of the Cops and Writers Podcast, I interview Michael Anderle and Craig Martelle. Michael Anderle started releasing books in November of 2015. Three in November, one in December, and one in January. By November of 2016, he was doing six figures a month in sales, and that December he started publishing others in collaboration with other authors. Over the last six years Michael’s publishing company, LMBPN has published about 1,500 titles, 250 audiobooks (by them) with another 600 or so licensed, and about 170 foreign language translations in 7 languages. They have sold over 5,000,000 books and continue to release stories in multiple genres including paranormal, action-adventure, urban fantasy, fantasy, military science fiction, and space opera. Michael is the founder of 20booksto50K® Facebook author group which has over 60,000 members.Craig Martelle retired from the Marine Corps, spending time both as enlisted and as an officer. Then he went to law school and took his law degree in business consulting where he became a business diagnostics specialist and leadership coach. He retired from that at age 52 because he was away from home way too much. That is when Craig started his path to becoming a prolific bestselling author. Craig also runs the 20booksto50K® Facebook author group and the 20booksto50K® author conferences that are worldwide. The 20booksto50K® Vegas conference is the largest indie author conference in the world! In today’s episode we discuss:·      How Craig and Michael started their bestselling author careers. ·      What “Outlaw Publishing” was and what their part was in it.·      How and why Michael started 20booksto50K®.·      The tips and tools they use to produce an extraordinary number of books each year.·      How and why Michael started his very successful publishing company, LMBPN.·      The future of 20booksto50K®. All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.Learn more about Michael Anderle and his books at LMBPN Publishing.Check out the 20booksto50K® Facebook group. Head on over to Craig Martelle's website to learn more about him and his awesome books!Listen to Craig Martelle on the Cops and Writers episode #9Enjoy the Cops and Writers book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Come join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupAre you not sure how to publish your first book, or do you want to make more money with your existing books? Check out Mark Dawson's Self Publishing 101 Course!Support the show

1hr 42mins

1 May 2022

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Tips For Indie Author Success And 20 Books To 50K With Craig Martelle

The Creative Penn Podcast For Writers

It's never too late to start writing and there are many pro writers ahead of you on the path lead the way. Craig Martelle shares tips on writing, self-publishing, and book marketing, as well as how 20 Books To 50K believes in the rising tide that lifts all boats, and how helping each other is […] The post Tips For Indie Author Success And 20 Books To 50K With Craig Martelle first appeared on The Creative Penn.

1hr 2mins

21 Feb 2022

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Ep 44: The one about IASFA with Craig Martelle

The Dudes in Hyperspace Podcast

(The Dudes in Hyperspace Podcast is presented by Chris Kennedy Publishing. Learn more about CKP’s wide array of award-winning scifi/fantasy books and stories at https://chriskennedypublishing.com/) Interview Segment: Craig Martelle Bestselling scifi author Craig Martelle joins the show to discuss his role as head honcho of the International Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors (IASFA). Topics include: What is IASFA and how did it come to be? The IASFA mission The benefit of joining IASFA for authors IASFA benefits for readers Giveaways and promotions What’s on the horizon Craig also discusses his roots in gaming and genre that inspired him to become an award-winning author with dozens of publications each year. For more about IASFA, visit iasfa.org. For more on Craig and his books, visit craigmartelle.com. Halftime The guys break down the latest happenings around Chris Kennedy Publishing including this week’s new release — A RUPTURE IN TIME by Mike Jack Stoumbos. Grab your copy today at https://amzn.to/3rGhJzk Ian also runs down the latest pre-release, audio, and book news from CKP. On the Stump Segment Kevin reflects on the first CFB national title in 40 years for his beloved Georgia Bulldogs then opines on what’s to come in 2022. Open Segment The guys go “around the horn” with updates on their various writing and event projects including: REDACTED WEAPON is almost done (Kevin) Work continues on THE LAST ARGONAUT (Ian) Pod Mail Segment presented by IASFA Topics Include: The Dexter: New Blood series finale What’s on tap for spring sports if there’s no MLB? Can the USFL work? Ian cashes out on “the new NASCAR” The Book of Boba Fett is awesome sauce Barbecue hotspots in Raleigh, NC for FantaSci attendees As always, 5-star reviews of the show are much appreciated on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or wherever you subscribe. Likes and channel subscriptions are also much appreciated on YouTube.

1hr 4mins

21 Jan 2022

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Archived Episode 20: Craig Martelle, Judge and Jury

Blasters and Blades Podcast

The Blasters & Blades Podcast Just a couple of nerdy Army veterans geeking out on things that go "abracadabra," "pew," "zoom," "boop-beep" and rhyme with Science Fiction & Fantasy. Co-Hosts: Doc Cisca (Uber Book Fan) (Army Medic) JR Handley (Author) (Grunt) Nick Garber (Comic Book Artist) (Super Grunt) We work for free, so if you wanna throw a few pennies our way there is a linked Buy Me A Coffee site where you can do so. Just mention the podcast in the comments when you donate, and I'll keep the sacred bean water boiling! Support the Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AuthorJRHandley Our Website: https://anchor.fm/blasters-and-blades Our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/blastersandbladespodcast Our Twitter: https://twitter.com/SF_Fantasy_Show We found some of our old episodes on a 8-track in Cisca's attic, so we decided to dust them off and bring them to you for your listening pleasure! This time we've got a fun interview of Craig Martelle!  Storybundle Link: https://storybundle.com/scifi Craig Martelle’s Links Craig’s Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/default/e/B01AQVF3ZY Craig’s Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/craig-martelle Craig’s Author Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCraigMartelle/ Craig’s Website: https://craigmartelle.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blasters-and-blades/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blasters-and-blades/support

1hr 3mins

3 Jun 2021

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Episode 30: Craig Martelle, Scorpion's Fury

Blasters and Blades Podcast

The Blasters & Blades Podcast Just a couple of nerdy Army veterans geeking out on things that go "abracadabra," "pew," "zoom," "boop-beep" and rhyme with Science Fiction & Fantasy. Co-Hosts: Doc Cisca (Uber Book Fan) (Army Medic) JR Handley (Author) (Grunt) Nick Garber (Comic Book Artist) (Super Grunt) We work for free, so if you wanna throw a few pennies our way there is a linked Buy Me A Coffee site where you can do so. Just mention the podcast in the comments when you donate, and I'll keep the sacred bean water boiling! Support the Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AuthorJRHandley Our Website: https://anchor.fm/blasters-and-blades Our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/blastersandbladespodcast Our Twitter: https://twitter.com/SF_Fantasy_Show Storybundle Link: https://storybundle.com/scifi Follow Craig Martelle's Social Media Links Craig’s Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/default/e/B01AQVF3ZY Craig’s BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/craig-martelle Craig’s Author Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCraigMartelle/ Craig’s Website: https://craigmartelle.com/ #bbp #blastersandblades #blastersandbladespodcast #podcast #scifipodcast #fantasypodcast #scifi #fantasy #books #rpg #comics #fandom #literature #comedy #veteran #army #usmc #marine #storybundle #milscifi #milsf --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blasters-and-blades/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blasters-and-blades/support

59mins

21 May 2021

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Ep.55: Author Series - Make Them Pay with Craig Martelle

No Limits: The Mitch Rapp Podcast

And now for something a bit different...thriller short stories! We had a blast chatting with author and editor Craig Martelle and his journey into self-publishing! Be sure to check out his most recent release - Make Them Pay - an anthology of thriller short stories centered around the theme of vigilante justice. Enjoy! Please subscribe, rate & review using Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcasting platform. You can find us online at MitchRappPod.com and on Twitter for Instagram @mitchrapppod. And as always, “Just let Mitch be Mitch.” This episode is made possible and kept ad-free thanks to our fantastic Patrons! For less than the price of a novel a month, you can help us keep the show going and get access to exclusive content and signed book giveaways! Become a Patron today at Patreon.com/MitchRappPod. Disclaimer: This podcast is not affiliated with Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills, or Simon & Schuster. The music soundtrack is Guerilla Tactics by Rafael Krux.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

53mins

26 Apr 2021

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Craig Martelle and Joe Solari Q1 2021 Publishing Results

Mind Your Business for Authors

We're back. It's been ninety days and its time to update you on how business has been.We talk the numbers, plans and some new strategies around using your newsletter.

59mins

21 Apr 2021

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009 Oorah! Craig Martelle Helps Us Write Accurate Military Characters And Reveals His Secrets To A Successful Author Career.

Cops and Writers Podcast

Today's special guest is none other than Craig Martelle!Craig explains his journey from being an intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps for twenty years, becoming an attorney, working as a business consultant, and eventually becoming a full-time author. Craig dispels myths and misconceptions regarding military characters, especially the way Marines are portrayed in books, movies, and television. Craig also gives us a look at his methods and systems he uses that enabled him to publish 106 books in five years.  He also shows us how he is giving back to the author community through running the 20BooksTo50K® Facebook group and conferences.Visit Craig at his website!Check out all of Craig's books on Amazon! Enjoy the Cops and Writers book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Come join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook group. Support the show (https://patreon.com/copsandwriters)

1hr 15mins

29 Mar 2021

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Craig Martelle on Pricing Strategies, Making More Money with Less Books, and Writing with Health Issues

Wish I'd Known Then . . . For Writers

Episode 29 / Science fiction author Craig Martelle joins Sara and Jami to discuss pricing, book production strategies, and writing through health issues. This week Sara is uploading her Christmas mystery as a preorder. She reports on the new Apple interface for uploading books, authors.apple.books. After listening to The Creative Penn Podcast with Natalie Sisson, Sara looked for the bottlenecks in her processes and decided she was a bottleneck! She created a screenflow of some of her tasks then had her assistant create a workflow and take over those tasks. Jami’s working on her next book, and she shared that she’s creating two different giveaways, one for her newsletter list and another to attract new readers. Jami and Sara discussed the importance of remembering you have two different groups to market to--warm readers and cold (potential) readers--and different ways to reach both groups. Come over and say hi to Jami and Sara in the WIKT Facebook group! You can find show notes and links at wishidknownforwriters.com. In this podcast episode, you’ll discover: How Craig began writing after he retired What Craig wishes he’d known about story: John Truby’s The Anatomy of Story Why  after writing hundreds of books, Craig hired a development editor for the first time How Craig used review feedback to learn which category was the best fit for his series and rebranded the books Why writing his first four different books in three different genres was a mistake and how he’s recovering Craig’s books for writers on release strategies, collaborations, writing compelling fiction, and pricing strategies Pricing at different levels to reach different readers and how to research and find the best price for your genre Pros and cons of cowriting Why Craig made more money during the second half of the year publishing four books than he did publishing 30 during the first half of the year Writing while dealing with health issues  Genres discussed include science fiction, post apocalyptic, and thrillers. Links:  Craig Martelle Successful Indie Author series 20Booksto50K Jami’s talk at 20Booksto50K Elena Johnson WITK podcast

1hr 3mins

4 Aug 2020

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Collaborative Writing with Craig Martelle

Self Publishing Insiders

Dan Wood, Mark Lefebvre, and Craig Martelle all join the chat to talk about collaborative writing and Craig's work with 20 Books to 50K. //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career//Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft2Digital is the leading ebook publisher and distributor. We’ll convert your manuscript, distribute it online, and support you the whole way, and we won’t charge you a dime. We take a cut of royalties on each sale you make through us, so we only make money when you make money!• Get started:  https://Draft2Digital.com Get insider info on indie author success from our blog.• Visit: https://Draft2Digital.com/blogTune in to our monthly livestreams and ask us anything!• D2D Live: https://D2DLive.comPromote your books with our Universal Book Links!• Books2Read: https://books2read.com//Get ahead of the Self-Publishing game with our Amazing Partners//Findaway Voices || Find a narrator, produce your audiobook, and distribute it to retailers worldwide, including Audible.com and Apple Books.• http://findawayvoices.com/d2dReedsy || Assemble your team of publishing professionals! Find editors, cover designers, marketing experts, ghostwriters and more.• https://reedsy.comBookBrush || Build graphics and video that help you market and promote your books.• https://bookbrush.com/d2d-mockups///Join the D2D Community Online//Facebook || https://facebook.com/draft2digitalTwitter || https://twitter.com/draft2digital

1hr 2mins

30 Jul 2020

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