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Michael J. Sullivan

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3.38 How to launch books on Kickstarter | Robin & Michael J. Sullivan (Part 2/2)

Wizards, Warriors, & Words: A Fantasy Writing Advice Podcast

This is part two of our two-part discussion about using Kickstarter to launch books. If you haven't already listened to part one, check that out first: https://wizardswarriorswords.com/episode/337-how-to-launch-books-on-kickstarter-robin-michael-j-sullivan-part-12In this episode, we continue talking with Robin & Michael J. Sullivan - a New York Times, USA Today, and Washington Post bestselling epic fantasy and science fiction author, best known for his Riyria Revelations series.Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswordsVisit our website to send us a question (and see bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.comFOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS:Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/Thanks to all of our patrons for funding the show, and an extra-special shoutout to our Legendary Wizard patrons, Taylon, Daniel and Luis! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

36mins

19 Sep 2022

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3.37 How to launch books on Kickstarter | Robin & Michael J. Sullivan (Part 1/2)

Wizards, Warriors, & Words: A Fantasy Writing Advice Podcast

We’re joined by Michael J. Sullivan and his wife and business manager Robin Sullivan to discuss how to run effective Kickstarter campaigns. They’re masters at this - Brandon Sanderson even paid credit to them when running his own massive multimillion-dollar Kickstarter campaign, describing them as pioneers of this new publishing approach. Enjoy!For more Kickstarter inspiration, check out Jed's recent interview with Aaron A. Reed, who ran a wildly successful half-a-million dollar Kickstarter on the history of text adventures. Listen to it on the podcast feed or watch it here: https://youtu.be/UerRC8E_qA4 Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswordsVisit our website to send us a question (and see bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.comFOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS:Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/Thanks to all of our patrons for funding the show, and an extra-special shoutout to our Legendary Wizard patrons, Taylon, Daniel and Luis! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

46mins

12 Sep 2022

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Crafting Compelling Characters with Michael J. Sullivan

Worldcasting Podcast

Emory, Chris, Red, and NYT/Washington Post bestselling author Michael J. Sullivan discuss creating compelling characters, plus some general writing advice. Get some behind the scenes details of how they develop their characters and what they’re looking for in them, and get Michael’s and Red's unfiltered thoughts on Patrick Rothfuss! This episode was edited by Jaren J. Petty (Red).

1hr 14mins

27 Jul 2021

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How to run a six figure kickstarter for publishing with Michael J. Sullivan

Mind Your Business for Authors

Michael and Robin Sullivan join me to describe how they use crowdfunding as a go to market strategy for publishing.

1hr 46mins

23 Feb 2021

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Riyria, beszélgetés Michael J. Sullivan könyveiről (vendég Szabó Dominik)

Booktár

Elérkezett a történelmi pillanat, végre fantasy könyvekről beszélgetünk a Booktárban. Szabó Dominik, az ekultura.hu főszerkesztője volt a vendégem, a téma pedig Michael J. Sullivan Riyria könyvei. Jó szórakozást, és ha tehetitek, kérlek támogassátok az adás fenntartását a paypal.me/booktar oldalon.

45mins

31 Oct 2020

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Trad vs Indie Pub? Why Not Both | Michael J. Sullivan, Ep. 2.37

Keystroke Medium

The publishing world. There are more options available out there than you think. What's the best way for you? Fantasy author Michael J. Sullivan joins us to discuss his experiences working with traditional publishers and as a self-publishing author. Catch all his best tips in tonight's episode... (With an extra special surprise guest during hour two!) *** SPOTLIGHT: Age of Myth: Book One of The Legends of the First Empire ... by Michael J. Sullivan #1 Bestseller (epic fantasy, sword & sorcery, military fantasy, action & adventure) One of fantasy's finest next-generation storytellers continues to break new ground. Michael J. Sullivan's trailblazing career began with the breakout success of his Riyria series: full-bodied, spellbinding fantasy adventures whose imaginative scope and sympathetic characters won a devoted readership and comparisons to fantasy masters Brandon Sanderson, Scott Lynch, and J.R.R. Tolkien himself. Now Age of Myth inaugurates an original six-book series. Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer; Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom; and Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people. The Age of Myth is over. The time of rebellion has begun. GET YOUR COPY TODAY: https://amzn.to/3hYJgFd 

2hr 14mins

26 Sep 2020

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MAYDAYCON 2020 - Michael J. Sullivan - LIVE Reading of "Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations Vol. 1)"

Authors on a Podcast Talking Books

Gather 'round and listen to Michael J. Sullivan perform a RARE live reading of his novel, Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations Vol. 1). https://amzn.to/2zPKSke

22mins

18 May 2020

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#32 Scene 1 of Tomorrow City! Plus a breakdown of "Theft of Swords" by Michael J. Sullivan

Head Trip

(0:00) Patreon, New Chapters, and New Year's Resolutions (19:00) Breaking down "Theft of Swords" by Michael J. Sullivan - Spoiler Alert! (45:50) Breaking down Scene #1 of Tomorrow City❌ Visit www.patreon.com/jacksontandy to support the podcast, and to view the rough draft chapters of Tomorrow City❌ Questions or comments about the show? Email me at headtrippod@gmail.com or message me on instagram @jacksonmarktandy ❌ Intro and Outro Music by Inner Travelhttps://innertravel.bandcamp.com

1hr 4mins

2 Jan 2020

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TKC 557 Fantasy Author Michael J. Sullivan

The Kindle Chronicles

Author of the Legends of the First Empire and Riyria series Interview starts at 10:01 and ends at 43:57 On writing fantasy: “The world should just build in the background. You should get to know it by experience, not by having to be told in page after page and getting a whole world history, because that’s boring. People tend to skim that kind of stuff. I like to try and write so if people skim they’ll totally ruin the book, and I try to make everything entertaining enough that they won’t want to.” News “Amazon is Making a Rival to Apple’s AirPods as Its First Alexa Wearable” by Mark Gurman at Bloomberg - April 4, 2019 “Jeff Bezos, in divorce settlement, retains 75 percent of the Amazon stock he held with his now ex-wife MacKenzie” by Craig Timberg and Greg Bensinger at The Washington Post - April 4, 2019 Interview with Michael J. Sullivan Age of Legend Kickstarter project Books by Michael J. Sullivan at Amazon.com Next Week’s Guest James McQuivey, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester, who will present a webinar April 23, 2019 at 11 - 11:45 am ET titled “Are You Fit for the Future? You Can’t Shape the Future with Tools You Don’t Have” Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD. Please Join the Kindle Chronicles group at Goodreads! Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.

46mins

6 Apr 2019

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 157: Michael J. Sullivan

The Once & Future Podcast

This episode we talk with hybrid publishing juggernaut Michael J. Sullivan about his amazing self publishing and traditional publishing careers, and his latest book, Age of Swords: Book Two of The Legends of the First Empire series.Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast over on iTunes, rate it and please tell your friends about us.  It really does help. Click the images below to visit this episode's awesome sponsors!

53mins

27 Jun 2017

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