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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Having a Young Justice for art with animation director Vinton Heuck

Today’s episode is all about animation. I talk with animation director Vinton Heuck about his career trajectory, working up from a storyboard cleanup artist on X-Men and Spider-Man to an animation director on Young Justice season three. I actually met Vinton without having any idea his resume. We were at a small convention called San…

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Internal vs. External Motivation

When it comes to living a creative life, there are two types of motivation you can use in order to find meaning in your work. These forces can drive you toward success or madness, depending on which one you choose. The first is external motivation. There are many types of external motivation, like the desire…

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The Stranger things about running a comics company with Niobe creator Sebastian Jones

This episode showcases my dear friend Sebastian Jones, whose company Stranger Comics is seeing the type of explosive growth you hope for every company run by good people. With their message of inclusion, focus on fantastic stories, and 20 year journey to bring the world of Asunda onto the world stage, Stranger went from tabling…

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Keeping your creative Compass pointed South with Batgirl Writer Hope Larson

This week on the show I’m excited to have Hope Larson as a guest. Hope is the current writer for Batgirl, but I know her from her amazing work on Chiggers, Compass South, and the A Wrinkle in Time graphic novel, along with having the most reasonably priced original art I’ve ever seen. I picked…

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The First name in creator owned Comics with Preacher Executive Producer Ken Levin

This week on the show is another live show, but it’s not a panel or a workshop. This panel is a spotlight panel with Ken Levin, founder of First Comics in both the 80s and during its relaunch in 2011. Ken started First Comics in a world that only knew Marvel and DC, and he…

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