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Author Katie Davis hosts Brain Burps About Books as a "fly on the wall" show. It's all about the craft and business of publishing, now including all genres––not just children's books. Interviews with experts cover publishing, creating, promoting, and writing them. Are you an aspiring writer who'd like to know the inside scoop on how others got their books published? Kid's books? Indie books? Non-fiction? Or are you already published and want to hear how to make your book trailer? Maybe you're a librarian or teacher doing an author study or just a fan of kidlit and want to listen to booksellers, editors, authors and other experts in the field talk about the craft and business of publishing, both of children's literature and beyond.Writer entrepreneur, illustrator, book marketing expert, and author Katie Davis is the host of this funny and informative show meant to help anyone with an interest in publishing, book marketing, video marketing, general book publishing and children's literature. Since 2010, there have been regular contributors and reviewers, as well as hundreds of interviews with anyone Katie believes will help her listeners in their quest to succeed in their business.Katie Davis' traditionally published books have sold over 820,000 copies which led to her writing a self-published marketing guide for writers, debuting at #1 on Amazon. Katie teaches writers how to create videos, she coaches other writers in their marketing efforts and presents at schools, conferences, and fundraising galas internationally. She's an NSA member and on the advisory board for the Brooke Jackman Foundation, a literacy-based charity.

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Author Katie Davis hosts Brain Burps About Books as a "fly on the wall" show. It's all about the craft and business of publishing, now including all genres––not just children's books. Interviews with experts cover publishing, creating, promoting, and writing them. Are you an aspiring writer who'd like to know the inside scoop on how others got their books published? Kid's books? Indie books? Non-fiction? Or are you already published and want to hear how to make your book trailer? Maybe you're a librarian or teacher doing an author study or just a fan of kidlit and want to listen to booksellers, editors, authors and other experts in the field talk about the craft and business of publishing, both of children's literature and beyond.Writer entrepreneur, illustrator, book marketing expert, and author Katie Davis is the host of this funny and informative show meant to help anyone with an interest in publishing, book marketing, video marketing, general book publishing and children's literature. Since 2010, there have been regular contributors and reviewers, as well as hundreds of interviews with anyone Katie believes will help her listeners in their quest to succeed in their business.Katie Davis' traditionally published books have sold over 820,000 copies which led to her writing a self-published marketing guide for writers, debuting at #1 on Amazon. Katie teaches writers how to create videos, she coaches other writers in their marketing efforts and presents at schools, conferences, and fundraising galas internationally. She's an NSA member and on the advisory board for the Brooke Jackman Foundation, a literacy-based charity.

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By MamaStreets - Jun 21 2016
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I'm super excited to discover Katie Davis!!! I knew she was worth following after listening to her first podcast!! I'm new to world of publishing for children and I'm so excited to learn from this spirited chidlrens book pro!!

Fun and informative

By DrGentry - Feb 18 2016
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Katie offers a lot of information and resources to her listeners, often for free. I've enjoyed listening to the interviews that survey many different aspects of the writing and publishing worlds. Her fun personality comes through in the podcast.

iTunes Ratings

116 Ratings
Average Ratings
105
5
2
2
2

Finally!

By MamaStreets - Jun 21 2016
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I'm super excited to discover Katie Davis!!! I knew she was worth following after listening to her first podcast!! I'm new to world of publishing for children and I'm so excited to learn from this spirited chidlrens book pro!!

Fun and informative

By DrGentry - Feb 18 2016
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Katie offers a lot of information and resources to her listeners, often for free. I've enjoyed listening to the interviews that survey many different aspects of the writing and publishing worlds. Her fun personality comes through in the podcast.

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Author Katie Davis hosts Brain Burps About Books as a "fly on the wall" show. It's all about the craft and business of publishing, now including all genres––not just children's books. Interviews with experts cover publishing, creating, promoting, and writing them. Are you an aspiring writer who'd like to know the inside scoop on how others got their books published? Kid's books? Indie books? Non-fiction? Or are you already published and want to hear how to make your book trailer? Maybe you're a librarian or teacher doing an author study or just a fan of kidlit and want to listen to booksellers, editors, authors and other experts in the field talk about the craft and business of publishing, both of children's literature and beyond.Writer entrepreneur, illustrator, book marketing expert, and author Katie Davis is the host of this funny and informative show meant to help anyone with an interest in publishing, book marketing, video marketing, general book publishing and children's literature. Since 2010, there have been regular contributors and reviewers, as well as hundreds of interviews with anyone Katie believes will help her listeners in their quest to succeed in their business.Katie Davis' traditionally published books have sold over 820,000 copies which led to her writing a self-published marketing guide for writers, debuting at #1 on Amazon. Katie teaches writers how to create videos, she coaches other writers in their marketing efforts and presents at schools, conferences, and fundraising galas internationally. She's an NSA member and on the advisory board for the Brooke Jackman Foundation, a literacy-based charity.

Rank #1: 5 Young Adults Writers Talk About Writing & Books & Bad Boys Part 1

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Go to https://katiedavis.leadpages.net/bbab-subscribe/ to subscribe to the podcast and get a free eBook of some of the biggest episodes ever!

Have questions about publishing? Ask them by going to http://speakpipe.com/katiedavis

May 16 2014

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Rank #2: BBAB 201 : How To Get Ideas For Your Picture Book | Picture Book Idea Month

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  • EXTENDED! Leave an honest review of the podcast in iTunes by November 7th and be invited to a free Q&A with me. Ask me anything!

1-Go to http://bit.ly/1rxoGdF

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3-Click RATINGS & REVIEWS

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Check out the deets and the 200th episode celebration here.

  • Club Burp-a-Palooza It's only .19¢ a day, and you can get weekly transcripts, a monthly marketing Q&A and more here: http://www.katiedavis.com/clubburp
  • Are you ready to invest in yourself and crank up your writing career? My next session of Crank It Up group coaching starts Tuesday, November 4th. Let me show you how to expand your audience and build your platform with email lists, social media and video creation. Join here.

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This week’s guest is Tara Lazar, author of the picture book illustrated by James Burks, The Monstore, and creator of Picture Book Idea Month, aka, PiBoIdMo. (You may even learn how to say it, too.)

Tara and I talk about

  • Why Tara started PiBoIdMo––it came from a baaaaad place!
  • The results of being part of PiBoIdMo (Contracts, Agents and Grants, OH MY!)
  • What makes this community special. (It’s awesome.)
  • If Tara could magically give everyone in her community one thing in this world, what would it be, and why?
  • What she said was the hardest question she’s ever been asked. (Hint: I asked it!)
  • Giving a shout-out to some of her power-users and most active members. Hear who she mentions and find out what she likes most about them!
  • The hottest topics that always seem to be discussed in the group.
  • How newbies––or anyone––can get the most out of PiBoIdMo.
  • What has surprised Tara the most about being the head of this forum.

Oct 31 2014

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Rank #3: BBAB 212 : Why SkippyJon Jones Almost Skipped the Show

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Brain Burps About Books Podcast #212

Why SkippyjonJones Almost Skipped the Show
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Announcements
  • Want to write 12 picture book drafts this year? Want encouragement in your writing journey? Check out 12 x 12 HERE. www.katiedavis.com/12
Contributors
  • Julie Hedlund helps us express gratitude.
Marketing Question of the Week
  • What should my platform look like? How do I do it without being pushy or tacky?
This Week's Guest is Judy Schachner!

Described by the New York Times as “…something like the James Joyce for the elementary school – set…”, Judy Schachner is the #1 NY Times Best Selling Author/Illustrator of over 23 books for children including Bits & Pieces, the Skippyjon Jones series, Yo Vikings, The Grannyman and Willy and May. She has won many awards including the first E. B. White Read Aloud Award.

Judy and I talk about
  • If SkippyJon Jones a kitten or a dog?
  • Should you use your “normal reading voice” or use accents when reading out loud?
  • the 10 year anniversary for SkippyJon Jones!
  • Judy’s creative process and tips on how you can help your own
  • Judy’s next big project
  • How you can become a picture book writer

Jan 16 2015

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Rank #4: BBAB 206 : Our 101 Favorite Children’s Books of the Year Part 1

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Our 101 Favorite Children's Books of the Year Part 1
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Announcements
  • Would you answer this one question survey? I want to hear from how I can help YOU: http://www.katiedavis.com/onequestion
  • Getting excited and prepped for the next session of Business for Writers 101: Crank It Up with Katie. Get it now for the early bird price of $97.
  • Now through Dec 6, get Video Idiot Boot Camp for $25 off and I'll donate half of every tuition that comes in to Pencils of Promise. Not only that, but the value of your contribution will be doubled because Pat Flynn will match everything up to $25,000! Use code pencils25 when you check out to get your discount!
  • FREE webinar where I'll teach you how you can use video to explode your writing career, on Dec 6th at noon. Sign up here. http://www.katiedavis.com/pencils
This Week's Guests are

Matthew Winner of The Busy Librarian and the Let's Get Busy Podcast with Cynthia Alaniz of Librarian in Cute Shoes & Contributor at the Nerdy Book Club.

Matthew, Cynthia, and I talk about
  • Our favorite books of 2014.
  • 50 books this week and 51 books (including our #1 picks!) next week.
  • All books are in alphabetical order so we can spread the book love.
  • Getting a downloadable PDF of the books HERE for you to take to your local independent bookseller and get your favorites!
  • Go to coursesforwriters.com/video and sign up

Use the code pencils25 when you check out to get your discount!    

Download a PDF list of all these books here: Top 101 Children Books 2014 - The First 50

Note to my podcast listeners

When I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR I thought, "Hey! I could do that, but with children's publishing as my focus!" That's how Brain Burps About Books got started. Writing is so solitary. I thought it would be a great way to get to talk to my friends and make new ones, plus I could help others learn. Maybe I'd learn some stuff myself, too. I've had the privilege of talking to the first three National Ambassadors for Young People's Literature, to librarians and New York Time's bestselling authors. I've interviewed to booksellers and publishers, writers, illustrators, app creators, and app distributors, and more! There is always something new on the horizon to learn and to share. So many listeners have asked how to support the show, and actually, now you can. I've installed a donate button to help defray the costs of producing the show. What do you learn or get out of Brain Burps every week? If it's worth donating a dollar, two dollars, five, or whatever you think the show is worth to you, it would help enormously. The show costs $20 a month to keep on the server, and that's only if there are four shorter episodes in a month. That number doesn't include other costs like my time to research and record, post, edit the intros and outros, web hosting, and equipment and software to do all this. I ended up loving podcasting. I love my listeners. My "Burpers!" This is my gig, I know. and like I said, it's an incredible experience for me. But if you've you've been helped, or just love it too, and you're able, here's your opportunity to help defray the costs. No matter what, thank you for being a Burper!

Dec 04 2014

1hr 9mins

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Rank #5: BBAB 213 : A Pinterest Rockstar Shares Her Secrets

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Brain Burps About Books Podcast #213

A Pinterest Rockstar Shares Her Secrets
Announcements
  • Just a quick note to let you know that I’m starting a new podcast soon if I haven’t already started by the time you hear this. Want to know more? It’s going to be pretty awesome and very different from this show. Go to writeakidsbook.com/podcast to learn more.

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    There's still time to join Crank It Up with Katie! It's a great opportunity to get coaching for your writer business in a small group format. Join HERE.
  • I’m inviting you to a party! Join the KidLit.TV Pinterest Party on January 29th at 9pm EST. Be sure to follow for the latest resources on KidLit and a chance to WIN! Comment, Like, Repin... it's like a visual Twitter Chat on Pinterest! Have you ever been to a Pinterest party? One for writers? One that will grow your followers? RSVP HERE.
  • Sign up for a FREE 15 minute Pinterest Session HERE!
  • Plus, receive $20 Off a Pinterest Consulting Session by click HERE.

This Week's Guest is Kim Vij!

Kim Vij is a Pinterest Consultant, Educator, Blogger, Freelance Writer and Speaker. Using The Educators' Spin On It, she has created award winning boards on Pinterest with over 1.6 Million followers by focusing pins on Education and Parenting. She’s successfully partnered with leading children’s educational bloggers and brands to create powerful Pinterest boards for early childhood education. In the past three years she has discovered how to reach out to parents to encourage them to become their child’s first teacher by blogging and pinning resources and tips onto her Pinterest Boards. As a mom of 3, Kim enjoys sharing simple ways to make every day moments into learning opportunities.

Kim and I talk about

• What to name your author board. (Hint: Use Pinterest Name-author) • How to pick a niche topic. • How create a character building board. • Naming your boards. • What to use for board descriptions and how tabs connect. • The educational aspects of Pinterest. • How often should you change your board covers? • Promoted pins – paying for pins to be promoted. • Picmonkey.com and Canva.com • What is the maximum size image you can use? • How to pin to secret boards and release later. • Should you use Tailwind or Viraltag or Ahalogy? • Can you change the name of your board? • How to embed your boards on your site. • The steps to a perfect pin. • What should be in your pin description? Answer: Title for the blog post, plus one more sentence, about 100 characters total. • What are the Pinterest don’ts?

Note to my podcast listeners

When I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR I thought, "Hey! I could do that, but with children's publishing as my focus!" That's how Brain Burps About Books got started. Writing is so solitary. I thought it would be a great way to get to talk to my friends and make new ones, plus I could help others learn. Maybe I'd learn some stuff myself, too. I've had the privilege of talking to the first three National Ambassadors for Young People's Literature, to librarians and New York Time's bestselling authors. I've interviewed to booksellers and publishers, writers, illustrators, app creators, and app distributors, and more! There is always something new on the horizon to learn and to share. So many listeners have asked how to support the show, and actually, now you can. I've installed a donate button to help defray the costs of producing the show. What do you learn or get out of Brain Burps every week? If it's worth donating a dollar, two dollars, five, or whatever you think the show is worth to you, it would help enormously. The show costs $20 a month to keep on the server, and that's only if there are four shorter episodes in a month. That number doesn't include other costs like my time to research and record, post, edit the intros and outros, web hosting, and equipment and software to do all this. I ended up loving podcasting. I love my listeners. My "Burpers!" This is my gig, I know. and like I said, it's an incredible experience for me. But if you've you've been helped, or just love it too, and you're able, here's your opportunity to help defray the costs. No matter what, thank you for being a Burper! http://katiedavis.com/donate

Jan 23 2015

1hr 15mins

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Rank #6: BBAB 207 : Our 101 Favorite Children’s Books of the Year Part 2

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Brain Burps About Books Podcast #207

Our 101 Favorite Children's Books of the Year Part 2
Announcements
  • Would you answer this one question survey? I want to hear from how I can help YOU: http://www.katiedavis.com/onequestion
  • Getting excited and prepped for the next session of Business for Writers 101: Crank It Up with Katie. Get it now for the early bird price of $97.
  • Support Pencils of Promise! See the free replay of How to Explode Your Career with Video to find out how you can help HERE.
  • Get Video Idiot Boot Camp for $25 off, too and learn how to create videos to help your career as a writer and help a kid get a good education. Between now and December 31, half of every tuition for Video Idiot Boot Camp will be donated to Pencil of Promise, an organization that ensures quality education for children in Ghana, Guatemala, Laos, and Nicaragua. Use code pencils25 when you check out to get your discount. So far, we've donated over $800!
This Week's Guests are

Matthew Winner of The Busy Librarian and the Let's Get Busy Podcast with Cynthia Alaniz of Librarian in Cute Shoes & Contributor at the Nerdy Book Club.

Matthew, Cynthia, and I talk about
  • Their favorite books of 2014.
  • the next 51 books on the list including our number 1 picks!
  • All books are in alphabetical order so we can spread the book love.
  • Getting a downloadable PDF of the books HERE for you to take to your local independent bookseller and get your favorites!
Note to my podcast listeners

When I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR I thought, "Hey! I could do that, but with children's publishing as my focus!" That's how Brain Burps About Books got started. Writing is so solitary. I thought it would be a great way to get to talk to my friends and make new ones, plus I could help others learn. Maybe I'd learn some stuff myself, too. I've had the privilege of talking to the first three National Ambassadors for Young People's Literature, to librarians and New York Time's bestselling authors. I've interviewed to booksellers and publishers, writers, illustrators, app creators, and app distributors, and more! There is always something new on the horizon to learn and to share. So many listeners have asked how to support the show, and actually, now you can. I've installed a donate button to help defray the costs of producing the show. What do you learn or get out of Brain Burps every week? If it's worth donating a dollar, two dollars, five, or whatever you think the show is worth to you, it would help enormously. The show costs $20 a month to keep on the server, and that's only if there are four shorter episodes in a month. That number doesn't include other costs like my time to research and record, post, edit the intros and outros, web hosting, and equipment and software to do all this. I ended up loving podcasting. I love my listeners. My "Burpers!" This is my gig, I know. and like I said, it's an incredible experience for me. But if you've you've been helped, or just love it too, and you're able, here's your opportunity to help defray the costs. No matter what, thank you for being a Burper!

Dec 12 2014

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Rank #7: How to Create a Mailing List

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Go to https://katiedavis.leadpages.net/bbab-subscribe/ to subscribe to the podcast and get a free eBook of some of the biggest episodes ever!

Have questions about publishing? Ask them by going to http://speakpipe.com/katiedavis

Apr 18 2014

36mins

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Rank #8: Why Small Publishers Rock | A Bird on Water Street

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Apr 04 2014

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Rank #9: BBAB 200 : An Extravaganza of Writerly Advice, a Free Webinar and a $1,000 Donation

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To celebrate my 200th episode I wanted to go big. Go big or go home, right? So this is a three parter:

1. A free info-packed webinar for you, my listener. Your ticket is an honest review of the podcast, which you can write by clicking here, then clicking the VIEW IN iTUNES button, then click RATINGS AND REVIEWS and then WRITE A REVIEW.

2. Let us know you did it by entering your email into the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this page so we can notify you the details for joining the webinar.

3. I'll donate $1,000 to this charity if I get 40 new honest reviews by November 1.

Are you ready to crank up your career? Crank It Up October is open for registration! Four weeks of group coaching with me at a steal of a price. Find out all the deets here.

  • Club Burp-a-Palooza It's only .19¢ a day, and you can get weekly transcripts and more here.
  • Get the FREE course I'm giving away called 100 Things Every Writer Must Do To Succeed Online here: CoursesForWriters.com.

This week’s guests are:

Oct 24 2014

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Rank #10: 5 Young Adults Writers Talk About Writing & Books & Bad Boys-Part2

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Go to https://katiedavis.leadpages.net/bbab-subscribe/ to subscribe to the podcast and get a free eBook of some of the biggest episodes ever!

Have questions about publishing? Ask them by going to http://speakpipe.com/katiedavis

May 23 2014

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Rank #11: BBAB 215 : What Did the Fox Say?

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Brain Burps About Books Podcast #215

What Does the Fox Say?
How Janet Fox Used Video to Get a Book Deal

Click here to get Katie's 21 Ways to Market and Promote Your Book Checklist & Worksheet Kit FREE.

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Announcements
  • I'm creating a new course! Get on the VIP list for How to Build Your Author Platform and get free marketing tips here: http://katiedavis.com/VIP

 Contributors

  • Julie Falatko reviews Goodnight Already by Jory John and illustrated by Benji Davies.
This Week's Guest is Janet Fox!

Janet Fox likes writing history, mystery, romance, and adventure novels... but mostly she likes writing for and about the child – the teen – she still is inside. She lives in Montana, surrounded by mountains and in the company of her husband and their rambunctious yellow lab.

Janet and I talk about
  • How she sold a book based a video she created! (Now, do you believe writers should be making videos?)
  • Her work in choosing speakers for book festivals.
  • How video informs who she chooses to invite.

Feb 13 2015

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Rank #12: BBAB 208 : Holiday Replay: How To Promote

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Brain Burps About Books Podcast #208

Holiday Replay: How to Promote Your Book
Announcements
  • It's coming! I'm working on my New Year's Gift for you! (Hint: I'm planning on helping you have a productive year.) Sign up here so you'll get it as soon as it's available: katiedavis.com/2015
  • Have I helped you this year? Did I say something on the podcast, or in a course, or in an email that you've been able to use? I would love to hear about it! Send me an email at support@katiedavis.com and let me know.
This week authors share their fails, successes, and ideas, so listen up!
  • Uma Krishnaswami direct from India!
  • Chris Cheng talks about python massages
  • Loreen Leedy talks about promoting and making money at the same time here
  • Darcy Pattison talks about creating book trailers with help from this site
  • Editor Deborah Halverson reveals her big fail that happened with her own book
  • Julie Hedlund stumbled upon a great way to pre-promote for the time she gets published
  • Elizabeth O. Dulemba talks about how she's gotten over 3 million hits on her site in the last 2 years
  • Dan Santat talks about his unique and indy-supporting win-win-win idea
  • Elizabeth Stevens' gets published authors to tell about their big failures and fakes me out in the interview!
  • Christine Fonseca talks about her greatest...you'll have to listen to hear!

Dec 18 2014

1hr 17mins

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Rank #13: Brain Burps About Books Lunch n Learn with Author Katie Davis

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May 02 2014

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Rank #14: BBAB 197 : CJ Lyons says, "No Rules, Just WRITE."

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New Crank It Up with Katie! session starting soon! Check it out here: CoursesForWriters.com/crankitup

This week’s guest is CJ Lyons http://cjlyons.net/

Julie Falatko reviews The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara

·      This week’s guest is award-winning as well as critically acclaimed New York Times and Amazon AND USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons.

  • ·      Find out why her first book, already with pre-sales, was canceled.
  • ·      Find out about one-star reviews and what to do with them
  • ·      CJ recommends reading Simon Sinek - Start with Why
  • ·      CJ’sHARD FALL (Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers Book 5)
  • ·      Why you need to be CEO of your own writer company (meaning you)

Oct 03 2014

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Rank #15: BBAB 196 : The Elementary Librarian|How to Make Money Online

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Brain Burps About Books: where you'll learn all about the craft and business of children's publishing (and then some!) Go to http://www.katiedavis.com/podcast to subscribe and learn all about the craft and business of children's publishing and get a free eBook of some of the biggest episodes ever!

Announcements

  • Club Burp-a-Palooza It's only .19¢ a day, and you can get weekly transcripts and more here: http://www.katiedavis.com/clubburp
  • You still have time to register for a free webinar where you'll learn about Scrivener with The Scrivener Coach (aka the nicest guy around, my friend Joe) Go to http://www.katiedavis.com/joe to sign  up!
  • Get the FREE course I'm giving away called 100 Things Every Writer Must Do To Succeed Online here: CoursesForWriters.com?

This week’s guest is Jocelyn Sams, a brilliant librarian who is having five figure months doing business online––in the same way writers can! 

 Jocelyn and I talk about

  • What she charges for an entire year of lessons
  • Fall lessons only to try out and a deluxe plan
  • Mini lesson plans for genre studies, and award winners
  • Guest posting by authors and illustrators
  • Marcie Colleen
  • http://flippedlifestyle.com

Sep 24 2014

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Rank #16: Getting a Hamline MFA in Children's Writing

Feb 28 2014

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Rank #17: New York Public Library Podcast Panel

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Go to https://katiedavis.leadpages.net/bbab-subscribe/ to subscribe to the podcast and get a free eBook of some of the biggest episodes ever!

Have questions about publishing? Ask them by going to http://speakpipe.com/katiedavis

Apr 25 2014

1hr 10mins

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Rank #18: BBAB 177 : High Wattage Promotion Power for Writers on Wattpad

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Go to https://katiedavis.leadpages.net/bbab-subscribe/ to subscribe to the podcast and get a free eBook of some of the biggest episodes ever!

Have questions about publishing? Ask them by going to http://speakpipe.com/katiedavis

May 09 2014

1hr 14mins

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Rank #19: BBAB 205 : The Busy Librarian and a Donation to Pencils of Promise

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I’m so thankful for my business because it means I’m able to donate to charities close to my heart.

Inspired by Pat Flynn, I decided to donate half of every Video Idiot Boot Camp tuition from Nov 24 through midnight December 6.

Like this: now through Dec 6, I'll make a donation to Pencils of Promise for half of every Video Idiot Boot Camp tuition. You'll get $25 off the course, and not only that, but the value of your contribution will be doubled because Pat Flynn, a friend I'm so very grateful for, will match everything up to $25,000!

Use the code pencils25 when you check out to get your discount!

I’ll have a free webinar to teach you how you can use video to explode your writing career, on Dec 6th at noon. Sign up here or copy and paste: http://www.katiedavis.com/pencils.

If you want to be your own CEO, run your Writer Business, and be able to do things like this, don’t miss my Black Friday sale for my four weeks of live coaching––it’s Writer Business 101, aka Crank It Up with Katie. It’s because of my business I’m able to donate to charities that are important to me.

On Black Friday it’ll only be $85 for four weeks! That comes down to $21.25 for an hour of me teaching you and Cyber Monday will go up if you miss it, and then the Early Bird price will be more than that.

If you're not on my mailing list go to KatieDavis.com/news and get on it so you can be notified when it goes on sale – and if you miss it, you can be notified when the early bird price ends so you don’t miss THAT.

My peeps always get the best deals and first notification.

Guest – Matthew winner

Contributor – Julie Hedlund Gets All Grateful on Your A**

What we talked about:

  • The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
  • Grammar wrinkles on our brains – culturally acceptabilities that change
  • How can writers be helpful to librarians?
  • SEO for podcasts
  • Twitter hashtags for writers #fromasecondgrader etc #tweetanauthor
  • Ways to market for free
  • How to make librarians sure of their school visit investment
  • How to learn to do a school visit
  • Monthly #TLChat
  • Nerdy Book Club
  • #SharpSchu Twitter chat
  • Let's Get Busy podcast

Nov 27 2014

1hr 12mins

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Rank #20: BBAB 202 : Robin Preiss Glasser Gets Fancy with Fancy Nancy

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Free 4 Quick & Easy Video Marketing Lessons for Writers

You’re not making book trailers yet? Really? Seriously?

You know I'm an insane, video-crazed freak, right? But do you know why?

Book trailers have literally changed my career as a writer. They’ve made me successful, gotten me attention for my books, earned me income, and I absolutely can’t stand it that you might not be doing them.

I’m going to make this ridiculously easy for you. Unless you’re cray cray crazy, you’re going to sign up for this free mini-course and learn how you can create and use video to help you sell books and build your platform.

Click here to get on the dedicated list of people who will get the info when it starts. You’ll receive an emailed mini-lesson for four consecutive days.

But because I don’t want to bug people who don’t want to know how to get more books into more hands, you do need to sign up for it, even if you’re already on my mailing list.

This Week's Review

This week’s contributor is Heather Preusser, with a review of a debut middle grade novel from Esther Ehrlich and a tip from Chris Crutcher.

This week’s guest is Robin Preiss Glasser, illustrator of Fancy Nancy written by Jane O'Connor. Robin has also worked as an illustrator for Judith Viorst, Garrison Keillor, Lynne Cheney and Sarah Ferguson.

Robin and I talk about

  • Who was the inspiration for Fancy Nancy.
  • Her number video rule.
  • How she transforms author art notes in to finish illustrations.
Note to my podcast listeners:

When I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR I thought, "Hey! I could do that, but with children's publishing as my focus!" That's how Brain Burps About Books got started. Writing is so solitary. I thought it would be a great way to get to talk to my friends and make new ones, plus I could help others learn. Maybe I'd learn some stuff myself, too. I've had the privilege of talking to the first three National Ambassadors for Young People's Literature, to librarians and New York Time's bestselling authors. I've interviewed to booksellers and publishers, writers, illustrators, app creators, and app distributors, and more! There is always something new on the horizon to learn and to share. So many listeners have asked how to support the show, and actually, now you can. I've installed a donate button to help defray the costs of producing the show. What do you learn or get out of Brain Burps every week? If it's worth donating a dollar, two dollars, five, or whatever you think the show is worth to you, it would help enormously. The show costs $20 a month to keep on the server, and that's only if there are four shorter episodes in a month. That number doesn't include other costs like my time to research and record, post, edit the intros and outros, web hosting, and equipment and software to do all this. I ended up loving podcasting. I love my listeners. My "Burpers!" This is my gig, I know. and like I said, it's an incredible experience for me. But if you've you've been helped, or just love it too, and you're able, here's your opportunity to help defray the costs. No matter what, thank you for being a Burper!

Nov 07 2014

1hr 1min

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