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The Successful Author Podcast

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#52 Get an EXTRA MONTH Every Year — With Gurutej Khalsa - The Successful Author Podcast

Do you feel like there’s just too much to do every day? Do you wish you had more time to write and market your books? What would it mean if you could get an EXTRA MONTH every year? Today we’re talking with ­­­­­­­­­­ Gurutej Khalsa and she is going to share with us exactly how […]

30mins

21 Feb 2018

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#51 Writing and Publishing “The Recipe” – with John David Mann - The Successful Author Podcast

Today, we’re talking with someone really special. His name is John David Mann, and he’s a writer I’ve looked up to for a really long time—ever since I read The Go Giver.   He has been a concert cellist, award-winning composer, high school founder, educator, publisher, entrepreneur, marketer, public speaker, and event master of ceremonies — […]

43mins

16 Oct 2017

Rank #2

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#50 Illustrated Book Gets a Digital Upgrade – with J.B. Rivard - The Successful Author Podcast

Did you ever read Alice in Wonderland or Winnie the Pooh as a kid?  Remember those beautiful pen-and-ink drawings that lovingly illustrated the stories? Have you ever wondered what happened to that style of illustrated books? Today we’re talking with ­­­­­­­­­­J.B. Rivard and he is bringing back the pen-and-ink illustrations with his book Illusions of […]

34mins

21 Nov 2016

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#49 Retelling Classic Stories – with David Lamb - The Successful Author Podcast

Do you ever read a book or watch a movie and think “this is really familiar…”  Have you ever thought about retelling a classic story with a modern twist? Today we’re talking with David Lamb and he is going to share with us a little about his journey writing On Top of the World (Until […]

28mins

7 Nov 2016

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#48 How to Self-Publish and Get Paid More by Letting Readers Pay What They Want–with LeanPub - The Successful Author Podcast

Would you like to get feedback on your book—from actual buyers– BEFORE it’s finished?  Does writing in serial format sound fun to you? Would you like to earn more for your books and keep more of each sale? Today we’re talking with ­­­­­­­­­­ Len Epp and he is going to share with us a little […]

35mins

12 Oct 2016

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#47 How to Avoid Common Publishing and Marketing Blunders (Part 1) – with Judith Briles - The Successful Author Podcast

Are you thinking of publishing your own book? Are you a little worried you’ll mess something up or miss something important? Would you like to get some free advice from one of the most experienced self-publishing experts out there? Today we’re talking with Judith Briles and she is going to talk us through some of […]

56mins

31 Aug 2016

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#46 Simple Book Marketing Strategies on Facebook and Amazon- with Scott Lorenz - The Successful Author Podcast

Be honest… did you think you were done with your job as an author when you typed “The End”?  Have you heard that you need to market your book, but aren’t sure where to start? Are you overwhelmed by all the book marketing advice out there? Today we’re talking with book publicist ­­­­­­­­­­Scott Lorenz and […]

48mins

1 Aug 2016

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#45 How to Blend True Crime with Fiction – with Tina Amiri - The Successful Author Podcast

Have you ever listened to a news story and thought “that would make a great book”?  Have you ever wondered where psychological thriller authors come up with all their twisted material? Would you like to know how one author weaves true crime into her fiction?   Today we’re talking with ­­­­­­­­­­Tina Amiri and she is […]

34mins

25 Jul 2016

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#44 – How to Grow as a Writer by Working Outside Your Comfort Zone – with Tom Dowd - The Successful Author Podcast

Have you ever wanted to write a book that was WAY outside your experience?  Did you shy away from it? Or did you embrace the challenge and hope for the best? Last year, I interviewed Tom Dowd about his nonfiction writing. Today he’s back, and he is going to share with us a little about […]

34mins

4 Jul 2016

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#43 How to Plan and Execute a Successful Book Signing – with Gary D. Robson - The Successful Author Podcast

Have you thought about how you plan to launch (or re-launch) your book?  Are book signings part of your plan? Are you a little lost on the details of how to set up and execute a great book signing? Today we’re talking with Gary D. Robson, and he is going to share with us a […]

40mins

27 Jun 2016

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