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Get My Book Out There Podcast
20 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
37 Our Favorite Apps To Keep Us Organized
In this podcast, we're talking about apps that keep us organized. I don't know if anyone has ever had a month like me when you just go, "Oh my gosh, there's too much work and not enough hours in the day." These are the apps that keeps us sane and productive!!
13 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
36 What To Do With A Surprise Plot Twist
So what happens when a plot or a character surprises you? How do you embrace them and tap into the excitement that you're feeling about the stories and about the characters and about the plot twists that come into it? In this podcast, we give you tips for what to do when a plot or character surprises you with a twist. And not one of those tips involves throwing the twist out!
16 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
35 How to Write Newsletters That Get Opened
A lot is written about writing author newsletters and tricks to getting your subscribers to open them. We have found a simple 3-step process works best and we share our process with you in this podcast. Don't knock it because it's simple. Simple works!
23 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
34 Getting Clear on Finances
Finances can be a dirty word when you're starting out with your author business. You so badly want to get your books out there, that you forget to balance the books as you chase your dream and start spending tomorrow's money, today. In this podcast, we look at how to get clear on your finances and put in place systems that will help you manage this important aspect of your business.
16 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
33 How To Reconnect With An Email List You’ve Been Silent With
There will be times when you have been silent with your list for an extended period. Often the fear in reconnecting with your untended list is that people will unsubscribe or not remember who you are! 😱 and so you do not take any action. In this podcast, we share our five step framework to reconnect with a list you have neglected in a way that is genuine and designed to get your subscribers engaged with you.
20 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
32 Working on the Road
For many authors, working on the road is a choice as writing can be a mobile business. From working on the road full time or part time or just when on vacation, we share three tips for success to staying productive and efficient while traveling including how to embrace the many visual distractions rather than seeing them as a negative.
16 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
31 Dealing with Deadlines
Ever been challenged in meeting deadlines? Yes, it's a rhetorical question really because we all have times when we feel overwhelmed by multiple deadlines. In our podcast today, we are talking about three tips on how to meet deadlines or how to deal with deadlines.
17 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
30 How NOT To Take Things Personally
Releasing your book involves opening yourself up to receiving feedback, some of which is constructive and some which can be personal, hurtful, harsh, and negative. How do you not take other people's negative comments personally when they've just called your 'baby' ugly? In this podcast, we tease out ideas for how to not take things personally and stay balanced and keep writing.
10 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
29 How to Hook Readers Into Your Series
All too often we focus on selling an individual book, forgetting the marketing power a series can offer you to sell more books in the entire series. Having books in a series adds to your marketing power and in this podcast we look at four ways you can tap into the power of marketing your book AND marketing your series as a whole. Let's get selling!!
10 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
28 Get Your Books Into Libraries
Libraries offer authors an opportunity to get their books in front of new readers. In this podcast, we share how to get your books into the library system and to make the most out of this opportunity.
12 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
27 Mindset is the Secret Sauce
One thing we are most often asked is “What is your secret to success?” The answer is unexpected because it has nothing to do with the latest course or tactic and everything to do with your mindset. Without the right mindset, you will find yourself chasing the bright shiny objects thinking they will give you the answers you’re looking for. It’s time to pause and take a good long hard look at your mindset. Are you getting in the way of your own success?
33 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
26 Audiobook Narration with Paul Heitsch
Audiobooks are selling like hotcakes but what does it actually take to produce a quality audiobook? We talk with Paul Heitsch narrating as David Brenin who began narrating audiobooks in 2013, after a long career on the other side of the glass as an engineer, producer, and director of spoken word recordings. He has recorded a number of New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, including the Dragon Lords of Valdier series and The Alliance series by S.E. Smith.
14 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
25 Is Writing to Market A Bad Idea?
Trigger warning! This podcast on Writing to Market could trigger severe reactions. Writing to Market is the process of writing stories in genres that are very popular at a particular time, using a popular writing style, and following a set pattern of storytelling. Is it right for you? This podcast looks at the pros and cons of writing to market and it all starts with the question, what it is you want from your writing?
15 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
24 A Writer's Guide to Mayhem with Pauline Baird Jones
Writers of mystery and suspense know you have four main points to keep together - plotting, character, theme, and setting the scene. So how do you not only keep the threads from untangling but build the suspense to fever pitch AND bring your characters safely home? This week, we talk to USA Today Bestselling Author, Pauline Baird Jones, who has mastered the art of mystery and mayhem, in diverse genres such as science fiction, romantic suspense, and thrillers. Pauline Baird Jones is the author of Perilous Pauline's QuickStart Guide to Writing Made-up Mayhem, a guide for writers of suspense, thrillers, and mystery. Download your copy here at Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SHG61V
19 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
23 How To Sell Full Priced Books
Selling your books at full price is the holy grail for most writers. In today's podcast, we show the three step process we use to sell Susan's book catalogue at full price. Keep in mind that we have sold over 2 million books at full price so we know a thing or two about how to do it. There are no magic pills. No silver bullets. No secret bright shiny objects. Just tried and true rinse and repeat tactics that have served us well.
32 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
22 Robyn Peterman Exposed
Contemporary and comedic paranormal romance author, Robyn Peterman, is our guest author today for and boy, oh, boy, did Robyn bring out some gems!! Including two things she would do if she was starting over, whether to man boob or not, and how she handles distractions. You can find Robyn's books at Amazon https://amzn.to/33uYb5d
18 minutes | May 19, 2021
21 How to Write Stories That Go Beyond Books
When you're thinking about your books, think outside of just publishing them. How can you make your books work for you? How can your books become part of wider universe? In this podcast, we look at what is possible when we step outside of the 'rules' of publishing - like who made those rules to start with? - and ways you can expand your stories beyond just books so you can expand and grow your author business without having to solely rely on releasing books.
23 minutes | May 13, 2021
20 Naughty Words for Nice Writers: A Romance Novel Thesaurus with Cara Bristol
Are your romance scenes feeling a bit deflated? Are your sexy scenes more rote than a project of passion? USA Today Bestselling Author, Cara Bristol, has the answers to give your romantic activities and love scenes the pep they need. Cara has written a thesaurus and sex scene writing guide for romance authors to help make your sexy scenes sizzle and snap. You will never be stuck for clean or saucy words or phrases again to describe our bits and pieces, our different senses, nice and naughty sexy acts, and so much more. Naughty Words for Nice Writers: A Romance Novel Thesaurus with Cara Bristol is available at Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SvWF0v
15 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
19 Embracing Your Emotions As A Writer
In today's podcast, we show how authors can lose their fear to tap into their wealth of first-person experience. When authors embrace their emotions instead of seeing them as a negative, better world happens and book sales increase.
24 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
18 How To Get & Stay Organized
In our podcast, Narelle and Susan reveal all on how to get and stay organized. This is a much watch episode because we tell the truth about being organized. Screw the clear desk policy and being "tidy"! None of things ever help you be organized so you can get on with writing your book... unless of course that is your Organizing style. But what are the other organizing styles that we rarely hear about but are equally valid? Yes, piles of paper and everything in sight is a valid way to be organized!! This episode will help you discover that anyone can be organized when you embrace your organizing style, when you draw from the three components of being organized, and use a super easy & effective (and free!!) planner Narelle and Susan's three tips include: Keep It Simple with Narelle's 3-Step Super Easy & Effective Planner How to be organized when you like keeping things The three components of being organized and how to use them to your advantage
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