I burn through so many email subscribers, and I’m thrilled about it.

I burn through a LOT of email subscribers.   I just ran the numbers for the past few months, and I average about 1,000 UNSUBSCRIBES a month.   That’s more than most people have on their whole list combined, and I’m burning through them every month.   That’s frightening, right?   Getting 1,000 people on your…

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A deep dive into giveaways

Listen:  Itunes Stitcher Podbean This week I still can’t even with things. I’m just…numb to it all.  So…I again just didn’t have time to record a new thing. Instead, I’m sharing the audio from a live video I did on my Facebook group page, Authors and Creators Making Money Selling Books. Facebook group link In this…

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The biggest lie we tell ourselves when we’re just starting out

  Listen: Itunes Stitcher Podbean This week I just can’t even with things. My father died last Friday, and I’m at his funeral the day this goes live. So…I just didn’t have time to record a new thing. Instead, I’m sharing the audio from a live video I did on my Facebook group page, Authors and…

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Why point of view matters in your art…

Listen: Itunes Stitcher Podbean One of the questions most often asked by customers is “what are you trying to say in your work?” and one of the most oft laid criticisms at the feet of artists is “it’s pretty, but it doesn’t have a point.” Both of these criticisms come back to a critical aspect…

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How to be the Architect of your best book ever with author Patrick Adams

Listen to this episode if you want to learn: How to create a children’s book from start to finish How to get your children’s book to sell Why launching is prelaunching How to format your book How to find your unique story Listen: Itunes Stitcher Podbean Patrick Adams writes children’s books. More importantly, he helps others…

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Unf*uck your publishing with publisher Joe Biel

Listen to this episode if you want to learn: How to tell a good publisher from a bad one How to work with a publisher effectively Why every publisher is different How to niche down your writing and publishing for massive success How to 10x your book sales Listen: Itunes Stitcher Podbean Joe Biel is…

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How to build a rabid fanbase

Listen to this episode if you want to learn: How to build a rabid fanbase from scratch The three mindsets holding you back The secret to getting people to buy from you How to get more people to notice your work How to love selling your work Listen:   Itunes Stitcher Podbean This week I…

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Be Forever Moved with entrepreneur Tara Massan

Listen to this episode if you want to learn: How to find your right mindset How to achieve focused execution Why it’s important to let your audience into your business Why asking for feedback is so important How to feel good about selling Listen: Itunes Stitcher Podbean Tara Massan and I have been friends for…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Selling Books with Author Matt Harry

Listen to this episode if you want to learn: Why publishers are still important to the book process How Inkshares works What a hybrid publisher can do for you How to get excited about sales Why writing is like dating Listen: Itunes Stitcher Podbean   Matt Harry and I have been friends since almost the time…

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How to build your press contacts with publicist Desireé Duffy 

Listen: Itunes Stitcher Podbean Desireé Duffy is a force to be reckoned with in the publishing world. Aside from being an author herself, she has 20+ years of experience as a publicist. I know most of us have no experience with publicity and PR, so I wanted to bring her on to clear up some of…

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Get your marketing game on point with editor and author Eva Hartmann

Eva Hartmann (aka Jewel Quinlan) is a fiction editor and author with 15 romance books to her name. Romance authors are the most ruthless marketers in the game, and I wanted to have her on to talk about developing the proper mindset, building her brand, and developing her marketing chops. I saw Eva speak at a LARA…

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Wanna learn how to build your creative career?

This isn’t really an episode of my show, which is why I uploaded a different image. I have never used my show to announce a book before.  I’ve done special episodes when books launched. I’ve done seasons tied to a launch, but I’ve never used this show to announce a launch.  Hopefully, that shows how important…

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Find Self Publishing Mastery with author A.G. Billig

Andreea (A.G.) Billig is the founder of www.selfpublishingmastery.com, an author, and motivational speaker. I am part of her upcoming Self Publishing Mastery virtual summit and wanted to have her on the show to talk about it, her career, and how authors can master self-publishing. Here is her writing bio, straight from www.agbillig.com. She began writing short stories at…

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Why the World Needs Your Book with Author Monica Leonelle

Monica Leonelle is a force of nature. I heard about her before I ever booked her on the show, and then I kept hearing about her well after I booked her. She’s an author and speaker. She writes fiction and non-fiction books but is probably best known for her Growth Hacking for Storytellers series, one that I was…

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How to be the Aggregate of all your projects with Drawing Blood artist Ben Bishop

  BEN BISHOP is a comic creator from Maine. We’ve been friends online for a while but met for the first time in person at Emerald City Comic Con, where we did a signing together at this shop in Seattle. I brought him on the show because his Kickstarter for Drawing Blood, with is written by David…

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How to be an Abundant Artist with Marketing Expert Cory Huff

Cory Huff is a marketing expert that specifically works with burgeoning artists and creative entrepreneurs through his association The Abundant Artist. I wanted to have him on the show to talk specifically about how to approach art from a mindset and marketing perspective. I have found in my career that mindset trumps everything, and it’s…

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Finding your artistic pack when you start out a Stray writer with author Vito Delsante

Vito Delsante is a workhorse creator. He’s somebody I’ve known about for a while, but only known a short time, but people were always talking about him. We had Sean Izaakse on the show last year, for instance (listen to the show by clicking here), to talk about Thunderbolts and Stray, and Vito is the writer…

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Sustaining an art career for more than 30 Days of Night with NYT Bestselling author/artist Ben Templesmith

My guest this week is Ben Templesmith. He is a comic book writer and artist most recognized as the artist on the 30 Days of Night comic which was adapted into a motion picture with the same name. Here is his bio, straight from his Wikipedia page. Templesmith produced his first commercial American comics work…

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The difference between complicated and hard

This week I’ll be down at San Diego Comic-Con, and with all the hype around that event, I decided not to post an interview this week. I didn’t think it would be fair to any of our upcoming guests. So instead, I am doing something special. I’m giving you a sneak people inside my Facebook…

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Why Real Artists Don’t Starve with National Bestselling Author Jeff Goins

Jeff Goins is a national bestselling author of five books, most notably among them The Art of Work and his new book Real Artists Don’t Starve. I was in the launch group for his new book and I loved it. It was everything I wanted to say, except much more eloquently and cohesively stitched together. If you’ve ever…

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