Rank #1: Talking Horror with Robert Pruneda–Episode 121–January 9 2017
On episode 121 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Robert Pruneda. We discussed:
- his suspense-horror novel, DEVIL’S NIGHTMARE (which is free on Amazon until January 11, 2017);
- advice for authors trying to finish their first book;
- whether social media works to sell books;
- his experience working with hybrid publisher, Booktrope;
- Bookbub promotions and why they’re great for indie authors.
About our guest:
Robert “Sharky” Pruneda is a native Texan, video game “enthusiast” [addict], and fan of all things horror. He left a career in the newspaper industry in 2011 to pursue the life of a nocturnal author, brainstorming new and creative ways to creep out his readers. He doesn’t only write horror though. He also pens the occasional family-oriented tale just to keep from going completely nuts with all those creatures of the night whispering in his ears. When he’s not pulling ideas out of his twisted brain, you’ll likely find him on social media or fighting alongside his fellow gaming buddies where they all get shot up into Swiss cheese (or turned into little bite-sized chunks because of “Sharky’s” obsession with explosives). Medic!
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Jan 09 2017
Rank #2: Kids Books and Ebook Formatting with Hynek Palatin—Episode 123–January 23 2017
On episode 123 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with translator, kids book creator, and ebook formatter Hynek Palatin. We discussed:
- how he got started as a translator;
- why it’s important to understand book sizes before you start drawing your children’s book;
- the differences between formatting an ebook and a paperback;
- the basics of ebook terminology: Mobi, Epub, etc.
About our guest:
Hynek Palatin is an English to Czech translator specializing in IT. He’s also an ebook formatter and children’s book creator. You can get in touch with him by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jan 23 2017
Rank #3: New Books and My First All-Day Writing Class–5 Updates in 5 Minutes–Episode 124–January
On episode 124 of the podcast I offer a brief update.
- I have a new book out, and two new books available for pre-order, all of which can be found here.
- My first all-day writing workshop. I’ll be leading it in Poulsbo, Washington on March 18, 2017, and details can be found here.
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Jan 27 2017
Rank #4: Book Marketing in the New Year with Rachel Thompson–Episode 120–January 2 2017
- what she did when her publisher went out of business;
- building an email list to market your books;
- why my daughter made fun of my cabbage soup on Snapchat;
- book marketing trends she sees coming in 2017;
- her new book: BadRedhead Media 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge
About our guest:
Rachel Thompson is the author of Broken Places (one of IndieReader’s “Best of 2015” top books and 2015 Honorable Mention Winner in the San Francisco Book Festival and Los Angeles Book Festival), and the multi award-winning and bestselling Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed.
Rachel is represented by Lisa Hagan Literary Agency. Her books will be published by boutique literary publisher ShadowTeamsNYC as of May, 2016.
Broken Places continues her exploration started in Broken Pieces, through honest, raw yet lyrical poetry, essays, and prose, one women’s journey from trauma to healing.
She owns BadRedhead Media, creating effective social media and book marketing campaigns for authors. Her articles appear regularly in The Huffington Post, IndieReader.com, FeminineCollective.com, and BookPromotion.com.
Not just an advocate for sexual abuse survivors, Rachel is the creator and founder of the blog-sharing hashtag phenomenon #MondayBlogs and the live Twitter chat, #SexAbuseChat, co-hosted with certified therapist/survivor, Bobbi Parish (Tuesdays, 6pm pst), and #BookMarketingChat (every Wednesday 6pm pst).
She hates walks in the rain, running out of coffee, and coconut. She lives in California with her family.
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Jan 02 2017
Rank #5: From 0 to 20+ Books in 12 Months with Michael Anderle–Episode 122–January 19 2017
On episode 122 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Michael Anderle, who set out to make $50,000 per year by writing 20 books, and ended up doing a lot better than that.
We talked about:
- why he considers himself a “publisher” more than a “writer”;
- his original goal, to make $50,000 a year by writing 20 books;
- how he wound up making $50,000 PER MONTH instead;
- how he uses Google Docs to crowd-source his editing;
- what % of his revenue comes from Kindle Unlimited and what % comes from sales;
- the worst mudslinging he got hit with after his initial success.
About Our Guest:
Michael Anderle (ok, weird talking about myself in the 3rd person) (1967-Hopefully a long time from NOW) was born in Houston, Tx. A very curious child, he got into trouble – a lot. What to do with an inquisitive mind when he was grounded? Read!
Ok, done with all of that 3rd person stuff.
In the first 20 years, I mostly read Science Fiction and Fantasy. In the last 10 years I have enjoyed Urban Fantasy and Military Fiction. With this background, I’ve been blessed with creating The Kurtherian Gambit series, a well-selling, and fan loved, collection of stories.
The fans have propelled these stories beyond my wildest imagination and they should get all of the credit for sharing with friends, family and occasionally the random person on the street. They are fantastic!
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Jan 19 2017