In this interview we talk to Harper Bliss & Caroline Manchoulas, successful Lesbian Romance authors about Lesbian fiction and it’s differences to normal fiction.
In this show I give you a behind the scenes glimpse of how I put to together the Begin Self-Publishing Podcast and the equipment I use to make the show.
To celebrate Episode 100, I’m doing something different, letting myself be interviewed by the lovely Amanda Robinson (@shewakeboards) of http://www.socialsavvysociety.com/ fame. She’s a digital marketer now and former competitive wakeboarder (hence the show title).
In this show I talk to Mark Schaefer, international speaker and multiple best-selling author about his efforts to get the rights back to his book, the Tao of Twitter, from McGraw-Hill. As a publisher they weren’t keen to do a new edition of the book, which for a social media book, Mark thought was unacceptable. In addition we also talk about the lessons self-publishers can learn from his new book Known.
In my first full-time job I worked for a small financial software company and had to learn this odd computer programming language that only they used. As a new employee I was given the manual but most people just expected me to do what they did and just pick things up as I went along. But for whatever reason I read the manual. What surprised me was that I learnt an awful lot of things that many of the “old hands” didn’t know by just reading Chapter 1 of the manual.
Joanna Penn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers under the name J.F.Penn. She also writes non-fiction for authors and is an award-winning creative entrepreneur and international professional speaker. Her site, TheCreativePenn.com is regularly voted one of the top 10 sites for writers and self-publishing and in this episode I talk to her about self-publishing audiobooks. We discuss how to use Amazon’s ACX platform to find a narrator and arrange a royalty split, the issues of narrating the book yourself and the issue with Audible having the audiobook market sewn up.