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May 4, 2013 Newbie Writers Podcast
Episode 81- The Newbie Writers’ Podcast
Special Guest:Jordan Rosenfeld
–Author of debut novel FORGED IN GRACE, “…a luminous, edgy debut…” (Patry Francis), MAKE A SCENE, and WRITE FREE (with Becca Lawton).
–Co-Creator, Indie-Visible: Literary Justice for All, a Writer’s Collective
Jordan E. Rosenfeld learned early on that people prefer a storyteller to a know-it-all. She channeled any Hermione-esque tendencies into a career as a writing coach, editor, and freelance journalist and saves the Tall Tales for her novels. She earned her MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and is most
recently the author of the novel, Forged in Grace (indie-visible ink).Read More
April 14, 2013 Newbie Writers Podcast
The Newbie Writers’ Podcast
Special guest: Dionne Lister
I almost feel like I’m spamming everyone; my cover was ready so I did the cover reveal, and I was going to wait to upload to Amazon, but I couldn’t! So now, the next book in The Circle of Talia series is out there. You can find it on Amazon or Smashwords and soon iTunes, Kobo and Barnes & Noble. The sequel to Shadows of the Realm continues the story of realmists, Bronwyn and Blayke and their creaturas, Sinjenasta and Fang. It’s fast-paced, scary and has awesome dragons (although those who have read Shadows of the Realm would know that).
I hope a lot of readers are waitingRead More
Episode 72: The Newbie Writer’s Podcast
Guest: Bob Fine
Founder and editor for http://thesocialmediamonthly.com/
The Social Media Monthly Magazine
Catharine met Bob at the NMX in Las Vegas and he agreed to come and discuss launching a hard copy magazine about the digital world.
Tell us about the magazine
Tell us about your journey in creating and distributing your magazine
You also request contributions by writers or graphic artists what is your criteria and have you come across any submissions that would stand in as cautionary tales for the newbie writer?
Should a newbie writer be looking at submitting to magazines, journals and blogs what would you tell them?
Re-write the ending to a favorite fairy tale. What if one of the ugly stepsisters got the prince? What ifRead More
February 21, 2013 Self-Publishing
My new ebook, Manage Your Self-publishing Project, is now available from Smashwords and Amazon.
The process described in the book is based on my own experiences: two books published by a small indie publisher, my own self-publishing and starting my own publishing company.
The ebook represents a unique approach in that it uses project management principles to organize the process and break it down into a series of tasks that should be completed at a specific time in the project, both before and after the launch date.
The ebook uses flow charts and mind-maps to describe both the publishing process and the marketing process. Both processes should take place in parallel. The time frames in the processes are four months prior to publication, three months, 6 weeks, launch andRead More
Sorry for the mega lateness of this, the past week just vanished into thin air. Here are the show notes from last week.
Episode 67- The Newbie Writer’s Podcast
Special Guest: Dara Beevas
Dara Beevas is an author, speaker, coach, editor, and blogger. She is the vice president of Beaver’s Pond Press, an award-
winning mentoring publisher that provides consulting, editing, book design, printing, eBook and marketing services for indie authors. She is also president and co-founder of Wise, Ink, an online community dedicated to content creators. Her passion for writing and publishing has led her to help more than three hundred authors publish their books in her decade-long career in book publishing.
Her book, The Indie Author Revolution was released in fall 2012. She holds a Bachelor’sRead More
As an independent author, you ignore Amazon at your peril. Publishing through the giant retailer gives an independent author access to one of the largest readerships on the planet. Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing system offers some significant benefits to indie authors, but at a price. KDP Select offers tempting royalties but at the cost of exclusivity agreements.
Advantages of KPD Select
On average, authors receive 35 percent royalties for books sold through the KDP program. If, however, you register for KPD Select, you receive 70 percent royalties in select countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and India (books sold to locations not on the 70 percent list still pay 35 percent royalties).
In addition, KDP Select authors can promote their book free ofRead More
Episode 62- The Newbie Writer’s Podcast
Guest: Jacob Ramirez
From the web site:
The question that sparked Paper Sky Creative is, “How do we use technology to bring more stories into the world?” What we came up with was a kind of venue inspired by indie rock and roll. We set the stage, and draw the crowd, and the author brings their tale to tell. And we do it online, using a web page that by its very design, creates drama, engages readers and forges avid fans for our spotlight author.
The ultimate goal in this whole endeavor is to bear more great stories into the world. With our venues we can increase book sales for authors, without taking a piece of the pie. Our hope is that the increased revenue makes it easier for great authors to write great stories.
October 13, 2012 Newbie Writers Podcast
Guest Nina Amir author of Blog Your Book
Nina is an inspiration to creation coach inspiring people to combine their purpose and passion so they Achieve More Inspired Results AMIR –
She does much of what Catharine does in her coaching: motivates writers and non writers to create published products and promote their careers as authors as well as achieve their goals, fulfill their propose and live inspired lives.
Which is far more than I claim.
Nina what are some of your successes with your clients, how do you help writers fulfill their purpose and how do you help clients become writers?
How to Blog a Book.
Loved it, bought it. Tell me about the adventure of creating the book and Promoting this book.
Did you pitch Writer’s Digest or did they approach you? How did that work?
September 22, 2012 Newbie Writers Podcast
Episode 51- Newbie Writers’s Podcast
Special Guest- Amy Durrant
My book is called ‘Prisms’. It’s a dystopian thriller about the innocence of youth against a powerful police state. Here’s a link to my book on Amazon and I’ve pasted the blurb below. The tag line for my book is ‘No One Out Runs The Runners’.
Year DC12. The parallel worlds of Earth and Mara are wastelands of corruption, ruled by the unforgiving conference. Seventeen-year-old Faye finds herself thrown into the heart of rebellion with one aim; destroy the conference at whatever cost. Time is ticking. The Runners are coming. But can she win out before she loses herself forever?
Is this like the Hunger Games?
And does that matter?
Is this a YA book or adult? ItRead More
Episode 50 – The Great Debate!
Traditional Publishing Vs Self Publishing.
Featuring: Tweep Nation (arguing on the side of Self Publishing) and Ciara Ballintyne as moderator (to keep Damien in line)
Outline of terms and back ground, then each team can give their opinion because, after all, this is a debate!
Once Upon A Time, publishing a book conjured up a happy vision of success achieved: the advance! The book signings! A devoted editor who possessed the magic to make your book perfect and desirable! No work for the author! The siren song of publication was strong. And deceptive.
During the last twenty years, the fantasy has altered into a universe of change in an Amazonian rivers of options followed by electric possibilities.
What can you expect of publishing? What has changed? AreRead More