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Red Sneaker Writers
57 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
Thrills and Collaboration with Tess Gerritsen and Gary Braver
Bestselling author William Bernhardt offers writing tips and interviews Tess Gerritsen and Gary Braver, authors of the #1 bestselling thriller Choose Me.Chapter 1: IntroductionDon't forget to register for WriterCon, the annual writers conference hosted by Bernhardt taking place over Labor Day weekend, September 3-6. We have over 60 presenters, writers, agents, publishers, and more attending. You can pitch, meet with people informally, have lunch with speakers, enter contests, and much more. Take your writing career to the next level! Visit: www.writercon.orgChapter 2: Interview with Tess Gerritsen and Gary BraverIn this interview Tess and Gary discuss:1) how this new novel came to be;2) how two bestselling authors with numerous solo novels managed to collaborate;3) how to find your voice;4) how to read like a writer;5) where great ideas come from;6) whether to outline;and much more!Chapter 3: Parting WordsThis podcast is ad-free, sponsored by our patrons. Even if you only contribute a small amount, it makes a big difference. Please visit our Patreson site: www.patreon.com/willbernPlease rate or review this show wherever you get podcasts. It makes it easier for new listeners to discover us.
37 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
Exploring History and Setting with Sarah Loudin Thomas
Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews Sarah Loudin Thomas, author of Where Silence Sings and other inspirational novels set in the history and culture of Appalachia.Chapter 1: IntroductionRegister now for WriterCon, William Bernhardt's annual writers conference held over Labor Day weekend (September 3-6). Over 60 authors, agents, publishers, and experts will be presenting. Visit the website to learn more about the unique opportunities at WriterCon to improve your writing life: www.writercon.orgChapter 2: Newsa) Erin Hildebrand handles an internet storm over an Anne Frank reference in her latest novel;b) McGraw Hill was acquired by a private equity firm;c) Astra adds a new children's book line; andd) Draft2Digital increases distribution to libraries with BorrowBox.Chapter 3: InterviewAward-winning inspirational and historical novelist Sarah Loudin Thomas discusses:a) her writing process;b) where she gets ideas and how she develops them;c) why walking the dog is critical to her writing;d) how she researches the past; ande) why she has chosen Appalachia as the setting for her novels.Chapter 4: Parting WordsRemember there are now ten books in the Red Sneaker Writers Book Series offering practical, down-to-earth tips for improving your work: https://amazon.com/dp/B07DBGD644?This podcast is supported by our patrons. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider contributing to our Patreon site: www.patreon.com/willbernWilliam Bernhardtwillbern@gmail.comwww.williambernhardt.com
48 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
Book Marketing Made Marvelous with Sharon Jenkins
Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews Sharon Jenkins, the Inspirational Principal for The Master Communicator’s Writing Services. Chapter 2: IntroductionRegister now for WriterCon, Bernhardt's annual writing conference held over Labor Day weekend. Use promo code RSW to reduce the price by $50.00 (good till June 20).Check out Bernhardt's new novel, Splitsville.Chapter 2: Newsa) Amazon begins distributing titles to libraries,b) Simon & Schuster sponsors a writing contest with a book deal prize, andc) Curious Fictions creates a "Patreon" site specializing in books and authors.Chapter 3: Interview with Sharon JenkinsKnown as "the Master Communicator," Jenkins specializes in helping authors find effective and manageable ways to market their work. In this interview, you will learn how to:a) find your social media niche,b) make and use a vision board,c) start thinking about marketing early,d) find an audience, ande) let your personality shine.Chapter 4: Parting ShotsRegister for WriterCon and use the promo code RSW (good title June 20).www.writercon.orgSubscribe to William Bernhardt's YouTube channel so you're alerted whenever we livestream and can find episodes you’ve missed. Or subscribe wherever you get audio podcasts.Supplemental materials from Sharon Jenkins:FREE AND ECONOMICALLY PRICED RESOURCEShttps://instructionsmith.com/professional-virtual-authors-assistants/https://artofnarrative.com/2020/04/23/best-websites-and-resources-for-writers-2020/https://www.authorsassistant.com/https://www.theauthorsassistants.com/https://collabwriters.com/free-resources-for-writers/Christian Writers Market Guide - 2021 Edition: Your Comprehensive Resource For Getting PublishedWriter's Market 2020: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published (2020)Christian Writers Market Guide - 2021 Edition: Your Comprehensive Resource For Getting Publishedwww.fiverr.comwww.upwork.com
54 minutes | May 29, 2021
Think Before Your Write with Phillip Margolin
Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews Phillip Margolin, New York Times-bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including Gone But Not Forgotten.Chapter 1: IntroductionWilliam Bernhardt's latest thriller, Splitsville, is now on sale.https://amzn.to/3fTfd31Chapter 2: Newsa) Google uses AI "auto-voice" to record audiobooksb) Simon & Schuster adds Simon Element nonfiction linec) New York Times stirs up controversy over book salesd) Amazon KDP will add print-on-demand hardcoversChapter 3: Interview with Phillip MargolinIn this interview, this New York Times-bestselling author discussesa) his writing processb) why he outlinesc) how he got published and found an agentd) seeing his books adapted to film, ande) where he gets his ideasChapter 4: Parting WordsHelp support this podcast by joining the Patreon campaignwww.patreon.com/willbernSubscribe to the William Bernhardt YouTube channel so you never miss an episode.https://www.youtube.com/user/willbern100Get your copy of William Bernhardt's latest legal thriller—Splitsville!https://amzn.to/3fTfd31
37 minutes | May 17, 2021
Creating Suspense with Kaira Rouda
Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews Kaira Rouda, author of the critically acclaimed thriller, The Next Wife.Chapter 1: IntroductionWilliam Bernhardt's new legal thriller Splitsville, can now be ordered!https://amzn.to/3fpPNcSChapter 2: Newsa) Harper's acquisition of Houghton Mifflin's trade line is completed.b) Facebook and Twitter are breaking into audio chat.c) Bookwire is creating a dedicated forum for book-related NFTs.d) Scammers create fake audiobooks for profit.e) Amazon removes billions of fake listings.f) Talkia creates an "almost real" AI voice.g) Studies indicate readers are more successful at romance.Chapter 3: InterviewKaira Rouda, author of ten books, including The Next Wife, discusses:a) her path to current major success,b) her writing process,c) how she found an agent,d) why she's a pantser,5) why she's written so many different genres,and much more.Chapter 4: Parting WordsDon't wait to register for WriterCon!www.writercon.orgOrder Splitsville today!https://amzn.to/3fpPNcS
52 minutes | May 2, 2021
Protect Your Writing Candle with Lisa Scottoline
Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews Lisa Scottoline, New York Times-bestselling author of over thirty novels, including her recent historical novel, Eternal.Chapter 1: IntroductionBernhardt's new legal thriller, Splitsville, is now available for pre-order: https://t.co/X2XISvW4KZ?amp=1Chapter 2: Newsa) Email Scammers Target Book Prizeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/16/books/phishing-book-prizes.html?campaign_id=2&emc=edit_th_20210419&instance_id=29404&nl=todaysheadlines®i_id=908528&segment_id=55850&user_id=5d32313370626d6edf293584cfeda494b) China Literature is Challenging Amazonhttps://www.scmp.com/tech/big-tech/article/3127790/tencents-china-literature-wants-woo-100000-american-and-canadianc) Studies Indicate Reading Increases Lifespanhttps://www.healthline.com/health/benefits-of-reading-books?fbclid=IwAR2n77AcfyWNdEDFefbF_Tu1DcKmabOLWsp160xFlbq_x0xtHVns2VcINi0Chapter 3: Interview with Lisa ScottolineIn the interview, Lisa discusses:a) How to Protect Your Candle,b) The Importance of a Writing Routine,c) Shifting Genres,d) Innovative Book Marketing,and much more.Chapter 4: Parting WordsCheck out Splitsville: https://t.co/X2XISvW4KZ?amp=1Our guest on the next episode will be Sharon Jenkins, CEO of McWriting Services, on book marketing strategies you should be considering before and while you write the book.Rate and review this wherever you get your podcasts!William Bernhardtwww.williambernhardt.com
53 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Finding the Courage to Write with Jacquelyn Mitchard
Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean, the inaugural selection of Oprah's Book Club, later made into a film with Michelle Pfeiffer, and many other novels.Chapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: Newsa) Amazon launches Vella for self-publishing serialized fictionhttps://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/GR2L4AHPMQ44HNQ7b) Harper Collins buys Houghton Mifflinhttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/29/business/media/harpercollins-houghton-mifflin-harcourt.htmlc) Pew Research finds YouTube the most popular social media platformd) Clubhouse allows direct payments to authorse) ProWritingAid hosts Crime Writers Weekf) Register your username on the new Likewise rating app.Chapter 3: Interview with Jacquelyn MitchardThis bestselling author discussesa) how to find the courage to writeb) the Oprah Book Club experiencec) seeing her novels adapted to filmd) finding a writing routine that workse) overcoming social anxietyand much more.Chapter 4: Parting Wordsa) William Bernhardt is presenting talks on great mystery novels at Context Learninghttps://www.contextlearning.com/products/scene-crime-course?_pos=4&_psq=william-bernhardt&_ss=e&_v=1.0b) Register for Bernhardt's summer writing retreat in Eureka Spring July 7-11https://williambernhardt.com/writing-retreats/Remember Red Sneaker Writers—you cannot fail if you refuse to email@example.com
52 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
Write and Persist with William Martin
Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews William Martin, New York Times-bestselling author of Bound for Gold and many other wonderful historical novels.Chapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: Newsa) TikTok's channel #BookTok spurs major book saleshttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/20/books/booktok-tiktok-video.htmlb) BookClub.com invites you to find writers for your book club discussionshttps://www.bookclub.comc) Fan fiction is sold on Etsy with elegant bindingshttps://www.theverge.com/22311788/fanfiction-bookbinding-tiktok-diy-star-wars-harry-potter-twitter-fandomd) Amazon and the Big Five publishers are sued for alleged price-fixinghttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210325005940/en/Hagens-Berman-Booksellers-Sue-Amazon-and-Big-Five-Publishers-for-Alleged-Monopoly-Price-Fixing-the-U.S.-Print-Book-Markete) Stephen King turns his home into a writers retreathttps://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/stephen-king-house-writer-retreat?fbclid=IwAR3UzJ9eZqOBVUQLWax5i-tp_cp1LYATZBrHW5CpitN49OOqt-EZHQbnII0Chapter 3: InterviewBestselling author William Marin shares the lessons he has learned during his four-decade career as a professional author. You will learn:a) The one work a writer needs to keep in mindb) The importance of a good editorc) How to make the most of opportunity, andd) What the day of a pro writer looks like.Chapter 4: Parting WordsWilliam Bernhardt will present a series of online talks on literary topics through Context Learning. Everyone is invited to watch live, or to watch a recorded version during the following week.April 4-Jane Austen: The Cult of the Janeiteshttps://www.contextlearning.com/products/jane-austen-janeitesApril 11-The History of the Mystery: Sherlock Holmes, Lupin, and Cohttps://www.contextlearning.com/products/sherlock-arsene-mysteryThe next guest on this podcast will be NYT-bestselling author Jacqueline Mitchard, author of The End of the Ocean, the first-ever Oprah's Book Club selection.Keep writing!William Bernhardtwww.firstname.lastname@example.org
43 minutes | Mar 21, 2021
Secrets to Writing Success with John Lescroart
Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews John Lescroart, New York Times-bestselling author of The 13th Juror and many other spellbinding thrillers.Chapter 1: IntroductionThis podcast is now recorded live, then distributed as both a video (on YouTube) and an audio podcast. Subscribe to the William Bernhardt YouTube channel so you'll be alerted when a new video is recorded or uploaded.Consider attending WriterCon this Labor Day weekend, or streaming the writers conference from home. For more information, visit: www.writercon.orgChapter 2: Newsa) The new Copyright Small Claims Court has a website. https://copyright.gov/about/small-claims/b) Podium Audio is looking for self-published books that could become audiobooks. https://podiumaudio.comc) Mark Dawson has launched a new book promotion service. https://hellobooks.com/authorsd) Open AI's GPT-3 beta allows authors to test an AI that can write complete sentences based on your ideas. https://openai.come) Bookchain allows authors to convert their work into NFTs and publish on the Ethereum blockchain. https://www.bookchain.caf) Takeaway quote from the Int'l Publishing Forum: "Books see people through hard times."Chapter 3: InterviewBernhardt interviews bestselling author John Lescroart. Your will learn:How to write a novelHow Lescroart financed his writing before he broke outWhen to quit your day jobHow to use your hobbies to become a better writerHow the book industry has changed most.Chapter 4: Parting WordsVisit the WriterCon website and see if this conference could give you the knowledge and opportunities you need to advance your writing ambitions: www.writercon.orgFor more info about William Bernhardt, visit: www.williambernhardt.com
56 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
Finding Your Authentic Voice with David Morrell
Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books and interviews David Morrell, "Rambo's daddy," author of First Blood, The Brotherhood of the Rose, and many other bestselling thrillers.Chapter 1: IntroductionWe are now live-streaming the recording of this podcast. Subscribe to the William Bernhardt channel on YouTube or the William Bernhardt Author page on Facebook so you will be notified when each livestream takes place. The livestream will contain a longer interview and other special features.Chapter 2: Newsa) Harper Collins adds a new imprint for women's and historical fiction;b) Astra Publishing House launches a new literary journal;c) Findaway Voices launches a report on audiobook use based upon APA data; andd) The Panorama Project releases a controversial report on book sales.Chapter 3: InterviewDavid Morrell created the character John Rambo for his novel First Blood. He has also written The Brotherhood of the Rose and many other novels spanning his amazing forty-year career.Chapter 4: Parting WordsPlease rate and review this podcast wherever you get your podcasts!To watch the video version of this podcast, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcBwxLgoFEY&t=25s
36 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Choosing Your Publication Path with Nathan Bransford
Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews Nathan Bransford, author of How to Write a Novel and professional writing coach.Chapter 1: IntroductionStarting with the next episode, the Red Sneaker Writers podcast adds a video edition!Check out the new WriterCon website: www.writercon.orgChapter 2: Newsa) Amazon allows you to nominate your book for special Kindle Deals.b) Morals clauses are popular in contracts with traditional publishers.c) Census Bureau data suggests bookstore sales plummeted in 2020.Chapter 3: Writing TipsBernhardt offers suggestions on how to find the literary agent you want—and agents you definitely want to avoid.Chapter 4: InterviewBernhardt interviews Nathan Bransford, author, former agent, and writing coach about how writers can choose the best path to publication.Chapter 5: Parting WordsConsider attending WriterCon this year, either live or by streaming: www.writercon.org
38 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Psychological Thrillers with Steven James
Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews Steven James, author of the critically acclaimed Bowers Files series of psychological thrillers.Chapter 1: IntroductionFinal Verdict is still #1!WriterCon has a new website! Check it out: www.writercon.orgChapter 2: Newsa) Spotify plunges into podcasts and audiobooks.b) Authors Guild opposes acquisition of Simon & Schuster.c) Books sales decline for schools and libraries.d) CASE Act is now law.e) PPE Loans may be available for self-pub authors.f) Ilona Andrews explains the advantages of self-publishing.g) Barnes & Noble raises royalty rates to compete with Amazon and Apple.h) They read so much fan fiction they crashed the website!Chapter 3: Writing TipsThe first page and first paragraph of your manuscript are the most important. Bernhardt offers tips on how to use those pages to engage the reader.Chapter 4: InterviewBernhardt interviews Steven James, the author of more than thirty novels, including Opening Moves and other psychological thrillers.Chapter 5: Parting WordsHave you read Final Verdict? Is this the year you attend WriterCon?
34 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Maximizing Amazon Sales with David Gaughran
Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews David Gaughran, book marketing expert and author of Amazon Decoded.Chapter 1: IntroductionTwo great new books on sale:Final Verdict (Daniel Pike Legal Thriller #6) by William BernhardtThe Jaguar Queen (Veritas Codex Paranormal Thriller #2) by Betsey KulakowskiChapter 2: Newsa) Publishers Weekly creates a new virtual book show.b) Josh Hawley finds a new publisher—distributed by Simon & Schuster.c) Publishers Marketplace reports that book deals increased in 2020.d) Ebook customers file antitrust lawsuit against Amazon.e) The new President and VP star in their own comic books.f) Braydon Harrington and Amanda Gorman (Inaugural Poet) have books forthcoming.g) Call the Poetry Hotline!Chapter 3: Writing TipsEvery author needs a good editor, and until the end of January, one of the best editors, Alicia Dean, is offering a great sale—only $200 for a content or developmental edit of the entire manuscript. Email Alicia@AliciaDean.com for details.Chapter 4: Interview Bernhardt talks to David Gaughran, author of a new edition of Amazon Decoded, on how writers can maximize their book sales in the current marketplace.Chapter 5: Parting WordsKeep writing!
43 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
Building Your Brand with Liz Berry
Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews Liz Berry, publisher of 1001 Dark Nights and Blue Box Press, about book branding and marketing.Chapter 1: IntroductionBernhardt reminds you that in tumultuous times, people turn to books for solace and wisdom. So keep writing.Chapter 2: Newsa) Simon & Schuster cancels Josh Hawley's forthcoming book.b) Print book sales from retail outlets reportedly increased by 12% in 2020.c) Audiobooks and podcasts are being eyed by major companies, providing opportunity to writers.d) Works first published in 1925 enter the public domain.Chapter 3: Writing TipsBernhardt offers three questions to help you focus on what you should write in 2021, and how you should aspire to publish it.Chapter 4: InterviewBernhardt interviews Liz Berry, publisher and marketing expert, about how to build your brand and most effectively market your books.Chapter 5: Parting WordsPlease rate or review this podcast wherever you get your podcasts!William Bernhardtwww.williambernhardt.com
38 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
Writing Series Characters with Steve Berry
Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews Steve Berry, New York Times-bestselling author of The Warsaw Protocol and many other historical thrillers featuring series character Cotton Malone.Chapter 1: IntroductionFinal Verdict (Daniel Pike #6) can now be pre-ordered.Send me your suggestions for the podcast, WriterCon, or the WriterCon website: email@example.com.Chapter 2: Newsa) Unpublished manuscripts are being hijacked by an unknown source.b) The CASE Act creates a small claims court for copyright cases.c) Portrait of 2020: Book sales are up, Amazon is soaring, but independent bookstores are hurting.Chapter 3: Writing TipsPopular fiction novels can reference the real world and engage with the issues of the day, but avoid being preachy and let your protagonist's actions set an example.Chapter 4: InterviewBernhardt interviews bestselling author Steve Berry about the creation of one of the most successful series characters of the modern era.Chapter 5: Parting WordsMake your New Years Day resolution to write every day (or as close as possible)!
42 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
Blending History & Fiction with William Martin
Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews William Martin, New York Times-bestselling author of the Peter Fallon historical thrillers, including Bound for Gold.Chapter 1: IntroThis episode was recorded during the first-ever Red Sneaker online writing workshop, which has been a tremendous success.Chapter 2: Newsa) ABA announces that it will discontinue its annual trade show, BookExpo.b) Critics and commentators weigh in on the sale of Simon & Schuster to Penguin Random House.c) Barnes & Noble fires a third of its staff.d) Amazon Publishing is talking to DPLA, which distributes books to libraries.Chapter 3: Writing TipsSome of the participants in the online Red Sneaker writing workshop share what they've learned.Chapter 4: InterviewBernhardt talks to William Martin, the New York Times-bestselling author best known for his historical thrillers about how he mines history and incorporates it into his bestselling books.Chapter 5: Parting WordsPlease spread the word about this podcast and leave ratings and reviews.Keep Writing!
38 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
Mastering Social Media Marketing with Lauren Turow
Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews Lauren Turow, Head of Growth at Lately AI.Chapter 1:IntroductionLast Chance to register for Bernhardt's Online Writing Workshop, Dec 9-13. Info: www.williambernhardt.com/writing-retreatsChapter 2: News:a) Bertelsmann (owner of Penguin Random House) will buy Simon & Schuster for $2.2 billion.b) Barack Obama’s memoir posts the largest first-day sales for any book published by Penguin Random House. c) Due to the complaints from authors, ACX has changed its payment policy for returned audiobook titles. d) Binge Books launches a book discovery site for fiction. e) Ebook distributor Draft2Digital announces payment splitting. f) Audiobooks can now be delivered through BookFunnel. g) Elephind is a free resource for researching historical newspapers online.h) James Patterson was the decade’s bestselling author. Chapter 3: Writing Tips:Take advantage of the new features available on your Amazon Author Central page.Chapter 4: Interview Bernhardt interviews Lauren Turow, the Head of Growth for Lately AI, a service that helps authors maximize their social media presence.Chapter 5: Parting WordsPlease rate, review, and post about this website!Attend the Online Writing Workshop!And until next time, keep writing, and remember: You cannot fail, if you refuse to quit.
37 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Epic Fantasy with J.A. Ludwig
Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews J.A. Ludwig, author of the high fantasy novel Bloodfall Arena.Chapter 1: IntroductionWe have power again! I'm back in the recording studio!Chapter 2: Newsa) Amazon allows publishers and authors input on their series pages.b) ACX claims production delays are due to large numbers of low-quality submissions.c) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is for sale.d) Kindle Owners Lending Library is ending.e) UK publishers are putting major authors into Kindle Unlimited.f) Penguin Random House parent company buys Quad printing operations.g) According to a new study, literary fiction and popular fiction affect the brain differently.Chapter 3: Writing TipsBernhardt discusses the challenges of adding diversity and inclusion to your writing and how to do it the right way—to improve your book, rather than simply making token gestures.Chapter 4: InterviewBernhardt interviews J.A. Ludwig, author of the Blood Magic high fantasy series, which leads with the novel Bloodfall Arena. She discusses her path to becoming a writer and what she has learned along the way.Chapter 5: Parting WordsPlease rate this podcast or leave a review!Join William Bernhardt for his five-day online writing workshop. Get direct feedback on your manuscript. Get the answers you need to succeed. For more info, visit: https://www.williambernhardt.com/writing-retreats
41 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
Digital Book Marketing with David Gaughran
Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the book world, offers writing tips, and interviews David Gaughran, book marketing expert and author of Let's Get Digital.Chapter 1: IntroductionA complete power outage is no excuse to slack off.Chapter 2: Newsa) A debut author scores a $2 million deal with Doubleday.b) Book sales are soaring. Readers are buying 30% more eBooks.c) Experts warn that holiday shoppers will start early and buy more than half online.d) Molly Stern starts Zando, a publishing house the will focus on high-profile partners and promoters—not bookstores.e) Mike Shatzhin says publishers must shift their focus from bookstores to direct sales.f) A British six-year-old publishes a book: My Mummy is Autistic.Chapter 3: Writing TipsLara Bernhardt (The Wantland Files) discusses techniques for getting readers emotionally involved in your book.Chapter 4: InterviewDavid Gaughran discusses all the new tips and data in the new edition of Let's Get Digital, his guide to publishing and marketing eBooks.Chapter 5: Parting WordsJudge and Jury, William Bernhardt's fifth book in the Daniel Pike series, is now on sale. The next, Final Verdict, will be available in January.
34 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Editing Excellence with Pierce Gaynor
Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books and interviews Pierce Gaynor, CEO of Fictional, an online AI prose editor for writers and publishers.Chapter 1: IntroductionBernhardt offers an online five-day writing workshop in December.Big response to new tech programs for writers—including FixionalChapter 2: Newsa) Writer is an online service that checks your manuscript for potentially offensive or otherwise problematic prose.b) Joseph Esposito explains why Penguin Random House wants Simon & Schuster.c) A new publishing startup, BookClub, helps authors create their own book clubs.d) Amazon launches a similar book-club-creation service.e) Barnes & Noble computer records were hacked.f) Children's book sales are up.g) Five years later, it appears the New York Times prediction about the demise of eBooks was incorrect.Chapter 3: InterviewBernhardt interviews Pierce Gaynor about his new online AI editing service, Fixional.Chapter 4: Parting WordsIt is not too late to register for Bernhardt's December small-group retreat. Visit: https://www.williambernhardt.com/writing-retreatsKeep writing!
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