46 minutes | Apr 20th 2020

Blending History and Thrills with Steve Berry

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Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews New York Times-bestselling author Steve Berry, author of the Cotton Malone historical thrillers.Chapter One: IntroductionTwisted Justice (Daniel Pike Legal Thriller #4) can be ordered now!Chapter Two: NewsBooks sales are down during the pandemic (except in juvenile nonfiction), but eBooks constitute a larger percentage of overall sales.Many indicators suggest that the pandemic will cause serious problems for traditional publishers.Comic book stores and independent bookstores are hit hard by the pandemic.The largest US printer has filed for bankruptcy.Barnes & Noble is late on royalty payments.Harlequin adds a non-disparagement clause to freelance contracts.The National Emergency Library continues to offend by offering access to eBooks without obtaining author consent.Congratulations to winners of the Walt Whitman and Conclave prizes.There are many sources of financial aid for writers in need.Chapter Three: Writing TipsShould you write about the coronavirus pandemic?Chapter Four: InterviewSteve Berry has sold more than 25 million copies of his historical thrillers worldwide. In this interview, he talks about the lessons he has learned during this incredibly successful writing career.Chapter Five: Parting WordsDid I mention that Twisted Justice is now on sale?This podcast was edited by Jesse Ulrich, CEO of Rant9 Productions
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