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From the writing desk of award-nominated and award-winning authors and podcasters Philippa Ballantine and Tee Morris comes The Shared Desk, a writer's show that explores collaboration, science fiction, fantasy, and just about anything that catches their fleeting attention spans.
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Episode #77: Pip Is Learning New Things
We’ve been busy lately with wrapping up one project and starting a brand new one. However, we are never too busy to learn new things, and Pip is doing that presently with Nick Stephenson and his course, How to Find Your First 10,000 Readers. This may sound like we’re drinking the marketing guru’s Kool-Aid (mmmmm…fruity) but we are asking hard questions. Nick’s got answers.
00:00 — Introduction
All the SEVENS!
Shameless plug for Happy Hour from the Tower…
Sonic Boom is encouraging bad behavior at home.
What are we up to?
Podcasting for Dummies, the Third Edition
Listening to Geo again, and still loving that skeptical goofball!
Where is Tee going to be ON HIS BIRTHDAY? Well, he’s launching Podcasting for Dummies in Phoenix, Arizona!
Jack Mangan needs to get back into podcasting.
04:50 — Episode #77: Pip Is Learning New Things
You can be marketing books for years (like us) and still miss steps.
When marketing goes bad…
Pip decided to take a deep dive course in marketing with Nick Stephenson of Your First 10,000 Readers
Who is Nick Stephenson?
Who is endorsing nick? Well, Joanna is, for one…
You can see some of these changes happening here.
Pip begins to share her newfound knowledge…and channels a Beatnik instead.
Your website should be doing this. (I didn’t know that!)
Free really isn’t “free” when you look at it.
Tee wants to buy Nick a pint based on his sense of humor.
Nick practices what he preaches.
A look at how to value your work.
Pip is learning a HECK of a lot!
When covers go bad, it’s EPIC.
Authors can really be cheap.
With lessons learned and learning from the lessons of others, it’s time to a To-Do List.
Launching a book? Tee’s got that covered.
23:45 — The Loot Crate Lookie-Loo!
Who’s opening THE BOOOOOOXXX?!?!?
June’s Theme: Alter-Ego (Something Pip and Tee are familiar with.)
Tee-shirt: A Classic Transformers shout-out.
A Spider-Man Q-fig
An Incredible Hulk bowl, perfect for a raging teenage barbarian!
A poster book of DC Comics’ New 52 comic book covers
Nice Loot Crate pin nod to Spider-Man’s nemesis, the Green Goblin
We made a dent in our Geeky Prize Giveaway Stash at AwesomeCon, but we’re filling it up again…
28:52 — Writers Off the Clock
It was a VERY special weekend at the Morris household….
Introducing our daughter to ALIENS…
She handled The Matrix really well, but it wasn’t the R rating that bothered us.
Do you have to show someone Alien