OwlTail

Cover image of James Blatch

James Blatch

15 Podcast Episodes

Latest 18 Sep 2021 | Updated Daily

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Episode artwork

025 The Sky Is The Limit With James Blatch Of The Self Publishing Formula

Cops and Writers Podcast

On today’s show, we will be going across the pond to England chatting with the one and only James Blatch!Many of you know James from the Self-Publishing Show Podcast that he co-hosts with Mark Dawson. He is also partnered up with Mark Dawson for the Self Publishing Formula (SPF) that includes free writer resources and guides and the wildly popular courses for writers.James also introduces us to his debut novel, The Final Flight! James talks about his time as a war and street reporter for the BBC. During this episode you will learn:• How James became a reporter with the BBC• How to look through the lens of a crime reporters’ eyes at a crime scene• The relationship between the police and reporters, the answer may shock you• How SPF started and the incredible value it is to authors• How James’ father, a highly decorated RAF pilot, influenced his story in his debut novel, The Final FlightAll of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.Check out James on his author websiteSelf Publishing FormulaListen or watch the Self Publishing ShowEnjoy 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 groupSupport the show (https://patreon.com/copsandwriters)

1hr 26mins

19 Jul 2021

Episode artwork

The Challenges Of A First Novel With James Blatch

The Creative Penn Podcast For Writers

What are the challenges of writing a first novel — even when you think you know what you're doing? How do you define success when you are just starting out on the author journey? James Blatch talks about these questions and more. In the intro, thoughts from attending the Audio Publishers Association conference, and audiobooks […] The post The Challenges Of A First Novel With James Blatch first appeared on The Creative Penn.

1hr 14mins

16 May 2021

Similar People

Episode artwork

State of the Industry with Mark Dawson and James Blatch

The Story Studio Podcast - Writing, Storytelling, and Marketing Advice for Writers & Business

In today’s episode, the guys sit down with their old friends Mark Dawson and James Blatch to check in on what they’ve been doing and what they see coming in the near future for the self-publishing industry. Mark and the guys met early on in Mark’s career when he was just starting out. Listen in to hear that story and to find out what Sean said that pissed Mark off and made him feel determined to prove Sean wrong!Also find out what Mark and James think about the current pay-to-play landscape of advertising for authors, algorithms, and how to set up your series for maximum profits.Mark Dawson is an internationally best-selling and award-winning author with over two million books sold. He also runs The Self Publishing Formula where he helps authors make a living with their art through renowned courses like Advertising for Authors and Self Publishing 101. You can also find him on the podcast he co-hosts with James Blatch, The Self Publishing Show.James Blatch is co-host of the Self Publishing Show podcast. He is a former BBC Television News reporter and is currently writing his first novel, a military thriller set in 1960s Britain.

59mins

21 Oct 2020

Episode artwork

#048: James Blatch – The many iterations of the first novel, journalism to fiction, and serving authors with podcasts and courses.

Great Writers Share

James Blatch is a former BBC Defence Reporter and a former BBFC Film Examiner. He reported for the BBC on the UK military from, among other places, HMS Invincible, Kuwait, the Arctic Circle as well as covering the UK air offensive during the Kosovo Conflict in 1999. However, you probably know James Blatch as one of the voices of the incredibly rich and popular Self Publishing Formula podcast which he co-hosts with thriller author Mark Dawson. James is also a director of the Self Publishing Formula Limited, an online course provider for independent authors, of which I have personally benefited from. In this episode we go deep into: What 3 things James would never leave the house without Where Jame’s writing journey began Why NaNoWriMo helped James finish his first project The challenge between switching from journalistic writing to fiction writing The evolutionary journey of a 10-year novel How being surrounded by other writers with the SPF podcast has influenced how James approaches his next works Why you should always think of writing the next book The origin of James’ involvement in the Self Publishing Formula podcast What are the lessons learned from working with Mark Dawson and running the podcast Getting over imposter syndrome by humanizing other authors The pressure that comes with launching a first book when you’ve already got a large podcast platform How to keep the pressure of waiting readers at bay when writing When are we going to see The Last Flight published? Why does James write James answers questions from Patrons: H.B. Lyne: How do you use your journalism background in your writing? Meg Jolly: James, is the book done yet?!? Ian J Middleton: I really enjoyed listening to James on Writers Ink the other week. From his experience in journalism, does he have any tips for interviewing people? Sacha Black: How many pints does James owe me now for not publishing by LBF? Find out more about James: https://selfpublishingformula.com/ https://www.jamesblatch.com/ Links from the show: J Thorn’s “9 Things”series: http://getbook.at/9thingsseries The Creative Penn Episode 500: https://pod.link/309426367/episode/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cudGhlY3JlYXRpdmVwZW5uLmNvbS8_cD0zMTc4OA== Ads for Authors course: https://selfpublishingformula.com/courses/ Author Accelerator: https://www.authoraccelerator.com/ Get more from Great Writers Share! https://www.danielwillcocks.com/merch/gws https://www.facebook.com/groups/greatwritersshare/ GWS Press books: Collaboration for... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 6mins

13 Aug 2020

Most Popular

Episode artwork

Write What You Know with James Blatch

Writers, Ink

First-time author James Blatch is already a perfect example of the “write what you know” mentality. While drafting his debut novel, The Last Flight, he has employed his genuine love of aircraft and his father’s personal experiences as a pilot to create both a story that feels authentically him and a brand that will undoubtedly lead him to success. Blatch is currently a director of the Self Publishing Formula, an online course for aspiring authors. He also co-hosts the SPF Podcast with Mark Dawson. James’ debut novel will be available this year.From JamesBlatch.com:James Blatch is a former BBC Defence Reporter and a former BBFC Film Examiner. He reported for the BBC on the UK military from, among other places, HMS Invincible (Operation Desert Fox build up), Kuwait (Ali Al Salem allied air base), the Arctic Circle as well as covering the UK air offensive during the Kosovo Conflict in 1999... Blatch is a director of the Self Publishing Formula Limited, an online course provider for independent authors. He co-hosts the weekly SPF Podcast.Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.In this episode, you’ll discover:How to write authenticallyThe importance of brandingWhy to have several people edit a draftHow to bring in extra revenue as a podcasterHow the industry is shifting from traditional to indie publishingLinks:J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/James Blatch - https://www.jamesblatch.com/The Last Flight by James Blatch - https://www.jamesblatch.com/booksSupercharge Your Scene - http://superchargeyourscene.comSave Indie Bookstores - https://www.saveindiebookstores.comMusic by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.comContact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ “Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen - https://www.mischievousmalamute.com/*Full disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links. See acast.com/privacy for p --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/writersink/support

46mins

1 Jun 2020

Episode artwork

Self Publishing 101: An Interview with James Blatch

WRITE NOW! Workshop Podcast: Write a Book, Change the World with Kitty Bucholtz

EPISODE 189IToday's guest is James Blatch from Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula talking to us about one of their online classes that's open just a couple more days from when this episode goes live on April 2, 2020. I'm a student in both of Mark's courses, Self Publishing 101 and Advertising for Authors. I took the 101 course after hearing Mark talk about a couple things I didn't know how to do on his podcast, The Self Publishing Show. I figured if I could improve my book's chances of selling even to a small degree, it would be worth the cost of the class. I don't have any affiliate links, but I'm such a fan of everything Mark and James and John do, I wanted to be sure you knew about it as well. James also mentions in the interview that for a limited time, they are making their SPF University (not a real university) FREE to everyone! So click the link and sign up! And check out the 101 class while you're there. It might be just what you've been looking for. https://learn.selfpublishingformula.com/p/101http://selfpublishingformula.com/spfufreehttps://selfpublishingformula.com/spf-podcast/

1hr 3mins

2 Apr 2020

Episode artwork

ALAB 078: Find Out Your “Why” in Storytelling with James Blatch

Author Like a Boss Podcast

In this episode with James, he describes how knowing your "why" for telling your story is key to starting your author journey. He also tells us the importance of seeing your mailing list as a two-way street with your readers. Here are just a few of the things we touched on: James talks about the importance of your “why” for telling your story Started out with NaNoWriMo in 2010 Works with Mark Dawson (co-host) Self-Publishing Show Learn all about the journey of his unpublished book started in 2010 Find out how a previous job helped shaped his writing skills Talks about his favorite movie related to great story-telling The importance of HELP during your writing stages Learn about some of the key things that will make your successful as an indie author How you can learn a lot from your mailing list of readers Learn about the many valuable courses offered by James and Mark! If transitioning from hobby writer to business owner is one of the challenges that’s keeping you from making 6-figures as an indie author, then you’ll definitely want to come to the next Author Like a Boss Masterclass where you’ll learn exactly what you need to do to become an empowered, 6-figure indie author. You can sign up at authorlikeaboss.com/alabmasterclass

1hr 3mins

14 Jan 2020

Episode artwork

Finishing Your First Book: An Interview with James Blatch

WRITE NOW! Workshop Podcast: Write a Book, Change the World with Kitty Bucholtz

EPISODE 139I Our guest today is former BBC reporter, James Blatch. You may recognize him as the co-host of the Self-Publishing Show podcast (formerly Self-Publishing Formula) with Mark Dawson. He shares with us the long journey of writing his first book, which should be out in a few months. James tells us how he started…

1hr 13mins

25 Apr 2019

Episode artwork

Finishing Your First Book: An Interview with James Blatch

WRITE NOW! Workshop Podcast: Write a Book, Change the World with Kitty Bucholtz

EPISODE 139I Our guest today is former BBC reporter, James Blatch. You may recognize him as the co-host of the Self-Publishing Show podcast (formerly Self-Publishing Formula) with Mark Dawson. He shares with us the long journey of writing his first book, which should be out in a few months. James tells us how he started… The post Finishing Your First Book: An Interview with James Blatch appeared first on Write Now Workshop.

1hr 13mins

25 Apr 2019

Episode artwork

Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing EP 047 - In The Pilots Seat with James Blatch

Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing

If you are familiar with the Self Publishing Formula Podcast, you'll likely recognize James Blatch as Mark Dawson's right-hand man; his co-host, or, perhaps, his co-pilot for the podcast. But in this episode Mark puts James in the pilots seat with a focus on Blatch's own writing, his background as a reporter, a videographer and, of course, as a pilot. Prior to the interview, Mark shares a word from the podcast's sponsor, Findaway Voices . . .In his personal update, Mark reflects upon the recent death of Stan Lee and talks about the impact Lee's writing had on him, and, in particular, the influence that the character Peter Parker (Spider-Man's alter-ego) had. In the interview, Mark and James talk about: The type of specific videos or books that lend themselves best to YouTube videos VS Facebook videos How videos for most authors, specifically fiction authors, is a medium that can be used to connect and engage with a community of readers The intimacy of radio and digital audio format A bit about James' experience at the BBC and how the skills, particularly of his final few years there lent to this new role as a co-host of the Self Publishing Formula Podcast James' first writing experiences as a young man and his more recent NaNoWriMo experience where his current novel came to him in a single flash of inspiration The evolution of this novel with various feedback from readers and editors The turning point moment for James of meeting and working with editor Jennie Nash Jennie's prompting question: "Why do you need to tell this story" and all that question sparked in James Other questions that Jennie asked or prompts given that helped with the re-imagining of the way the story was unrolled The origin of his love for aviation How James is an even split between the exuberant mother and his reserved and "stiff-upper-lip" father James' recent experience in Florda flying with Nathan van Coops (from episode 38) The advice that James would go back and give to himself when he was just starting After the interview, Mark reflects upon the latest "catastrophy" in the indie publishing space, the recent disappearance of the buy buttons on Amazon for thousands of titles. He offers a reflection on the likely reason for this odd phenomenon and then suggests that much time is wasted worrying over the matter instead of working on the next book. He also considers, if it truly is the negative thing authors think it might be, it's yet another reason why authors shouldn't be putting all their eggs in a single basket. Links of Interest: James Blatch's Website The Last Flight James Blatch on Twitter The Self Publishing Formula Podcast Episode 133 - The Author Accelerator with Jennie Nash Findaway Voices Stan Lee Spider-Man A Canadian Werewolf in New York Kobo NaNoWriMo Patreon for Stark Reflections Stark Reflections Survey James Blatch is co-host of the Self Publishing Formula podcast. He is a former BBC Television News reporter and is currently writing his first novel, a military thriller set in 1960s Britain. The music for this podcast (“Laser Groove”) was composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com and is Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

54mins

15 Nov 2018

Loading