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The Art & Business of Writing

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Helping Writers & Authors to Write Efficiently & Market Effectively

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Helping Writers & Authors to Write Efficiently & Market Effectively

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Awesome Podcast

By Brooke Craven - Nov 10 2017
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Chris, host of The Art & Business of Writing, highlights all aspects of writing and literature in this can’t miss podcast. The host and expert guests offer insightful advice that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Nice work

By Steverson421 - Nov 05 2015
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Chris did a nice job of asking questions and letting his interviewee do the talking!

iTunes Ratings

13 Ratings
Average Ratings
12
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0
0

Awesome Podcast

By Brooke Craven - Nov 10 2017
Read more
Chris, host of The Art & Business of Writing, highlights all aspects of writing and literature in this can’t miss podcast. The host and expert guests offer insightful advice that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Nice work

By Steverson421 - Nov 05 2015
Read more
Chris did a nice job of asking questions and letting his interviewee do the talking!
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The Art & Business of Writing

Latest release on Mar 30, 2018

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Rank #1: 072: [Series] Writing a Book from Start to Finish

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Writing a book is nearly always on the tops of New Year’s Resolutions and goals. This week, I’m introducing a 15-week podcast boot camp on how to write your book from start to finish. Here are the topics we will cover.

  • Episode 073: The Writer’s Mindset & Daily Habits
  • Episode 074: Who is Your Avatar?
  • Episode 075: Developing Your Book Idea
  • Episode 076: Tools of the Trade
  • Episode 077: Writing Your Book Synopsis
  • Episode 078: Developing Your Book Outline
  • Episode 079: Ways to Get the Writing Done
  • Episode 080: How to Start & Build Your Email List
  • Episode 081: Choosing the Best Social Media Platform/s
  • Episode 082: Building Your Author Website
  • Episode 083: Book Editors & Editing Styles
  • Episode 084: Choosing & Working with Beta Readers
  • Episode 085: The All-Important ISBN
  • Episode 086: Uploading on Amazon, KDP & IngramSpark
  • Episode 087: Launch Parties

Some of the episodes will have links to downloads in the show notes that you can use between episodes as homework to help you get closer to writing a book. I’m looking forward to helping you on this journey.

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Mar 30 2018

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Rank #2: 071: How to Win at Book Festivals (Rebroadcast)

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It’s book festival season. In this rebroadcast episode, I talk with children’s book author Tasha Fuller about how authors can be successful at these events. I chose to do this episode as a replay since we are entering spring and many cities and regions are beginning to launch their annual book festivals. If you’re planning on attending a book festival this year, you’ll want to hear these marketing tips that will help you to engage with more readers and  sell more books.

Next week, we’ll begin a new series on book authorship from start to published.

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Mar 23 2018

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Rank #3: 070: Tips & Tactics for Better Book Launches

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One of the most exciting (or more terrifying) aspects to book writing are book launches. Whether you’re about to write a book, are writing a book, or about to publish a book, Candy Zulkosky is going to tell you the ins and outs of book launches and why they need to start from the moment you have a concept for your book. She talks about the timeline for book launches, from getting a cover to getting testimonials from your audience.

Follow along to learn more about book launches:

  • The origin of Candy’s nickname CaZ (00:42)
  • Why it’s important for people to tell their stories (02:17)
  • How Candy became the Writer Success Coach (04:05)
  • How Candy became involved with Manifest Publishing (06:08)
  • What Candy loves about coaching authors and helping them to get published (07:21)
  • Key lessons she has learnt as The Writer Success Coach (09:03)
  • Why a book launch starts before the book is completed (10:02)
  • How to get your book cover and what comes next (13:06)
  • Building a community for your book launch (15:15)
  • Where to focus your social media strategy (16:50)
  • Producing a media kit (18:42)
  • Why it’s important to have a separate website for your book (20:27)
  • How to co-ordinate a successful launch day (23:19)
  • Choosing your launch date (24:56)
  • What is a good frequency for emailing and posting to your audience (26:04)
  • The importance of asking for testimonials (27:08)
  • Setting up an Author Central page on Amazon (29:40)
  • How long should you keep promoting your book? (31:02)
  • The importance of having people to support you as you write your book (33:31)

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Mar 16 2018

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Rank #4: 069: How I Got a Book Deal Using a Clever Tweet (with Hannah Carmack)

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Hannah Carmack talks about how she went through several rejection letters before a clever 140-character tweet on Twitter caught the attention of a book publisher who offered her a deal for her book. Hannah’s biggest passion in writing is accurate and fair representation all marginalized populations, be it race, gender, or disability. She’s talking today about the process of pitching and finding a publisher through twitter.

Follow along:

  • Who Hannah is (00:11)
  • Current book trends and the rise of ‘own voices’ books (00:44)
  • Hannah’s new book and whole she developed the idea (01:28)
  • The challenges of  writing this book over the 3-4 years it took (03:10)
  • How having Crohn’s disease impacts Hannah’s writing and her perspective on life (04:40)
  • How Hannah got her book published (06:32)
  • What rejection was like and how to learn from it (07:52)
  • What was causing Hannah to be rejected (08:45)
  • What should be in a decent query letter (09:37)
  • What it is like competing at a pitch contest (10:23)
  • How many queries did Hannah send out (13:50)
  • The reality of indie presses (14:43)
  • How Hannah used twitter pitch events to gain interest from publishers (15:53)
  • When Hannah learned she had been picked up by a publisher (17:25)
  • The winning pitch (18:29)
  • Tips for pitching on twitter (19:30)
  • What it’s like working with NineStar Press (21:08)
  • How the marketing and promotion works (22:30)
  • Using Twitter to get tips on pitching direct from agents (24:03)
  • How Hannah uses twitter to promote herself and reach out to writers and agents (26:04)
  • Hannah’s favorite hashtags  (27:05)
  • What Hannah is doing next (27:55)

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Mar 09 2018

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Rank #5: 068: My Biggest Lessons Learned from 2017

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Join host Chris Jones as he reflects on the 5 lessons that he learned in 2017 about the writing life and business as a full-time writer and author.

In this episode, Chris shares these lessons:

  1. Open Up. Get out and live. Write and create outdoors and connect with others. You never know where it will lead. Chris earned upwards of $500 additional income through conversations he had while writing in a local coffee shop.
  2. Experiment. Be willing to try new things to boost your creativity. Chris shares how he chose to listen to indie musicians and watch indie film to get inspired.
  3. Go Old School. Chris shares how Kayla inspired him to get back to paper in his writing, editing, and planning and how seeing the big picture on a page is different than it is on a screen.
  4. Audit Your Life. If you hate doing something in your writing or writing business—stop. Chris shares how he reallocated money to get tools to help with this and how he outsourced operations to help reclaim valuable writing time.
  5. Niche In. Do what you do best, but don’t try to do it all. Find what you’re gifted at and focus your full energies on being the best at that. Chris shares how he declared his desire to ghostwrite and collaborate with authors and though scary at first, it has begun to bear fruit.

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Dec 29 2017

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