On episode 105 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke about the closing of hybrid publisher Booktrope with Tess Thompson. In addition to being one of Booktrope’s bestselling authors, she was also one of its first authors. So, in a wide-ranging, emotional interview, we discussed: how she got started with Booktrope the early success of…Details
In a special takeover episode of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, friend of the show Amar Vyas interviews author, podcaster and self-publishing expert Joanna Penn. Amar is the host of the wonderful MyKitaab Podcast. They talked: audiobooks; translations; publishing across platforms; international markets. Plus, Joanna offers advice to authors who are looking to get their book published. About…Details
On episode 103 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with National Book Award Finalist Deb Caletti, who writes fiction for adults and young adults. We discussed: whether she still struggles with self doubt; why so many writers live near Seattle; her latest release, Essential Maps for the Lost; the roots of depression; how her editing…Details
On episode 102 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Mark Messick, a 16-year-old self-publishing prodigy. We discussed: when and why he decided to become an author; the amazing cover of his book Stupid on Purpose; his new venture: Book Sales Doctor; some of the biggest mistakes he sees self-published authors make; his best…Details
I’m pleased to announce that the audio version of THE ANONYMOUS SOURCE, performed by Jeff Hays, is now available.
I decided to have a bit of fun, so I put together a little audio teaser.
On episode 101 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with romance author A.M. Willard. We discussed: why she didn’t tell anyone when her first book came out; the diversity of the romance genre; her latest book, Hearts in Florence; whether it’s better to publish one long book or three short, interconnected books; marketing a…Details
Episode 100 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast is all about audio books. First, I spend a few minutes talking about trends in the audio book industry and outlining the ACX program, the Amazon/Audible platform that allows indie authors to produce audio books. Next, I speak with actor Jeff Hays, who is focusing on audio books…Details
On episode 99 of the podcast I spoke with my high school buddy, debut novelist Apollo Papafrangou. We discussed: the historic run of the Golden State Warriors; his fist book, published when he was only a teenager; his debut novel, WINGS OF WAX; how he wove his Greek-American background into his novel; how his MFA…Details
On episode 98 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Kevin O’Brien, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen novels. We discussed: his 17 years as a railroad inspector; transitioning to full-time writing; how Mad Men and Bewitched glamorize the ad business; why he writes 80-100 page outlines of…Details
On episode 97 of the WRITER 2.0 podcast I spoke with author, podcaster and psychologist Dr. Janean Anderson. We discussed: what eating disorders are; the fear that often sabotages our creative efforts; her upcoming book, Recover Your Perspective; Ann Lamott’s Bird by Bird; what it’s like launching a podcast. Plus, on Today in Writing, Happy Birthday…Details
On episode 96 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with author and meditation teacher Ann Purcell. We discussed: how meditation can decrease anxiety and help writers focus; how athletes, writers, and others can get in “the zone” more frequently; her latest book: The Transcendental Meditation Technique and The Journey of Enlightenment; why we don’t always do…Details
On episode 95 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Alex Newton, founder and CEO of K-Lytics, an ebook data company that helps authors categorize their books to increase visibility and sales. We discussed: the rate of growth in the ebook market; the most popular categories in the Kindle store; how sales ranking on…Details