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Bestselling writer William Bernhardt (The Last Chance Lawyer) discusses the latest news from the world of books, then interviews Jeffrey Yamaguchi, marketing director for Blackstone Audio.

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: News
a) Several authors have had trouble with people on social media accusing them of racism, body shaming, or Islamophobia;
b) The wholesaler Baker & Taylor discontinues distribution to bookstores; and
c) The Self-e program for distributing indie titles to libraries adds a few options that could result in payment to writers.

Chapter 3: Interview with Jeffrey Yamaguchi
The marketing director for Blackstone Audio--which has recently expanded into print books--discusses audiobooks, his work with writers, and practical, step-by-step marketing advice for building an author platform based upon what he has seen work in the past.

Chapter 4: Register now for WriterCon 2019 while the Early Bird price is still available and save yourself $50! Visit:
(WriterCon takes place in Oklahoma City over Labor Day weekend--August 30 to September 2).

You cannot fail unless you quit!

William Bernhardt


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