Podcast Episodes

Sell More Ebooks with Dave Chesson from Kindlepreneur–Episode 109–June 14, 2016

On episode 109 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Dave Chesson, a 9-year veteran of the US Navy and founder of Kindlepreneur. We discussed: how he started KINDLEPRENEUR, his ebook data and marketing company; the biggest money wasters Kindle authors fall for; some tips for launching an ebook; how to get more reviews; his new …

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The NY Publishing Scene with Susan Shapiro–Episode 108–June 6 2016

On episode 108 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Susan Shapiro, a writing professor, publishing expert, and bestselling author. We discussed: her upcoming panel discussion at NYU, Secrets of Book Publishing; how Amazon is viewed in NY these days; the latest from the NY publishing scene; the unrealistic expectations of some self-published authors; student/professor …

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Travel Writing Crash Course with Tim Leffel–Episode 107–May 31 2016

On episode 107 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with award-winning travel writer Tim Leffel. We discussed: how to get started as a travel writer; some of his favorite gigs; how travel writers use social media; medical vacations; his book, TRAVEL WRITING 2.0.  Plus, on Today in Writing, Happy Birthday to Walk Whitman. About …

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NY Times Bestseller Robert Dugoni–Episode 106–May 18 2016

On episode 106 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke once again with Robert Dugoni, NY Times and #1 Amazon bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite series. We discussed: the beauty of Warriors basketball; his new book, IN THE CLEARING; the most common writing issues he comes across in his workshops; whether writing the second book …

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What Happened to Booktrope?–Tess Thompson–Episode 105–May 4 2016

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 …

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Bestselling Author Joanna Penn with Amar Vyas–Episode 104–April 27 2016

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 …

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National Book Award Finalist Deb Caletti–Episode 103–April 14 2016

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 …

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Self-Publishing Prodigy Mark Messick–Episode 102–April 7 2016

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 …

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Romance Author A.M. Willard–Episode 101–March 30 2016

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 …

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