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Is bestselling status worth the cost? Part I

March 11, 2015

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Write a lot of booksThere is Value in art and a price for Fame.

Any author can achieve best selling status, it’s not magic, it’s hard work and often expensive. What do you need to do, and what do you need to purchase reach that NYT Best Sellers list.

I am not yet a best selling author, but one of my clients is. She is self published and officially on the NYT best sellers list. As she said, you only need to hit the list once, and the title is yours forever. Kind of like a Miss America title.

But Sharon’s best selling status was not an accident, she is focused and driven to keep her income from book sales up and keep herself in front of her fans and new readers. The question that loomed in my mind, after watching her and helping her for four months, was, what kind of writer did I want to be? What kind ofRead More

Episode 164 – “Book Development With Naomi Rose”

March 7, 2015

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The Newbie Writers Podcast

Our Guest is Naomi Rose

Naomi talked with us about her approach to book coaching. She is more intuitive with her clients, finding that she works with them to uncover their essential message as well as their very essence!

In her words:

A Book Whisperer ~ at your service:

I help you write the book of your heart  by listening to what’s in you,  shining light on your natural creative pathways, and evoking your true voice  so your book rings with the intimate beauty of your own truth.

With over 30 years in the publications field, I offer a wealth of expertise and support.

As we work together, you will:

  • Come to feel held, nurtured, and expertly guided through the terrain of the book that’s knocking at your heart’s door.

Episode 163 – In all the Wrong Places

March 5, 2015

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The Newbie Writers Podcast

Our guest is Molly Guiles, short story writer.


Molly had some great comments about writing the short story:

  • Start writing 500 word stories – great training for short story writing.
  • Throw up, then Clean Up.
  • Short story is like a joke, it requires a punch line
  • Short stories make you see things Differently.
  • The Novel is kinder than the short story.
  • Prose: Mortgage
  • Poetry: Sex and Death

Catch Molly at Book Passage at 1 PM on April 19

The characters in Molly Giles’ new story collection are looking for and sometimes even finding love IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES. Set in Ireland, Mexico, Hawaii, Arkansas, and, yes, Rohnert Park, these 19 sharp-edged, soft-hearted stories explore the wrong turns, right decisions, and moments of unexpected grace found onRead More

Episode 162 – Lost, Kidnapped And Eaten Alive!

February 17, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Laurie King

Just to start this out: The kidnapped story in Laurie King’s travel memoir, Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive, is when she accepted a ride from a “very nice” man who, it turned out, was not so nice, and she was rescued by a few locals.

The eaten alive refers to an encounter with a beautiful clear pool of water and hundreds of tiny leeches (in Austraila, had to point that out)

And we didn’t get to the lost story.

The market for Travel writing has changed and Laurie attributes that change to the internet, like pretty much everything else. Her advice to Newbie Writers is to create the articles about your travels, post them, gather a body of work, and then start pitching those articles to magazines or web sites. Money? This is not aRead More

Episode 159 – “It’s A Booktastik Good Time!”

February 1, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special guest: Dionne Lister

January 23 2015


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When you promote your book with Booktastik, it reaches our 300-500 daily website visitors, and the book will be emailed in a one-off email to our subscribers (numbers available on the pricing and sales estimate page and growing daily). We also share your book to our Facebook page (7500+likes), Twitter, Pinterest and Google plus.

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Booktastik offers a comprehensive service for publishers and authors looking to reach new readers and fans. Our categories include limited-time ebookRead More