Category Archives: Advice For Authors

Steven Konkoly: Inspiring A Kindle World Of Authors With The Perseid Collapse

Steven Konkoly

Steven Konkoly is back with us today. You may remember Steven from the interview we did about a year ago on his success as the author of such books at The Jakarta Pandemic and The Perseid Collapse. Since that time Steven has enjoyed further success, including the creation of a Kindle World based on the Listen Now

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Tim Knox: How Being Nosy Led To The Launch of Interviewing Authors

Tim Knox

I’m often asked what prompted me to launch the popular Internet-based, talk radio show, Interviewing Authors. It wasn’t because I’m particularly enamored of my own voice or that I’m particularly gifted at asking questions others want answered. The fact of the matter is I launched Interviewing Authors because I was, in a word, nosy. And Listen Now

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Jessica Swift: One Top Book Editor’s Tips For Making Your Manuscript The Best It Can Be

Jessica Swift

Jessica Swift has navigated the rapidly changing terrain of the publishing business for over ten years. After earning a degree in English literature from Smith College she worked in-house for a Vermont-based publishing company, steadily mastering all aspects of publishing, from editing to marketing, and eventually acting as managing editor of three imprints. In 2008, Listen Now

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Joëlle Delbourgo: A Top Literary Agent’s Advice On Becoming A Successful Author

Literary agent Joelle Delbourgo

Joëlle Delbourgo is President and Founder of Joëlle Delbourgo Associates. She represents a broad range of adult nonfiction and fiction, as well as a select and growing list of young adult and middle grade fiction and nonfiction. She began her career at Bantam Books, where she discovered and launched the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series Listen Now

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Jeff Carter: Making Sense of Dollars For The Coming Retirement Boom

Jeff Carter

Jeff Carter is a successful entrepreneur, financial expert and planner, and the author of the new book, Retirement Boom, Turning Your Retirement Savings Into Guaranteed Lifetime Income, which offers innovative financial strategies for baby boomers who may or may not have a sound retirement plan or the income to live comfortably in their retirement years. Listen Now

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Rachelle Gardner: An Insider’s Advice On When and How To Sign With A Literary Agent

Rachelle Gardner

Rachelle Gardner is an agent with Books and Such Literary Agency, representing both fiction and non-fiction. In this interview Rachelle shares her wisdom and insight on when an author should approach a literary agent and how to increase the chances of getting representation. Rachel is looking for mainstream commercial projects for both the Christian and Listen Now

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Dave Delaney: Teaching Authors The Digital Marketing Side of Publishing

Dave Delaney

Dave Delaney is an author, digital marketing consultant, and recognized leader in the fields of social media strategy, podcasting, and business networking. His book, New Business Networking, is a must-read for entrepreneurs and authors alike. Since moving to Nashville in 2007, Dave has co-founded two annual unconferences, PodCamp and BarCamp Nashville. In 2009, he was Listen Now

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Stephanie Barko: Helping Authors Get Booked & Be Heard

Stephanie Barko

Stephanie Barko’s award-winning clients include traditional publishers and their authors, small presses, and independently published nonfiction authors and historical novelists. She has presented on book marketing & publicity at industry & genre conferences, such as North American Historical Novel Society and Oklahoma Writers Federation. Her articles and book reviews have been published in Southern Writers Listen Now

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Rachel Thompson: Self Published Authors: You Are Not An Author

Rachel Thompson

“The most successful self-publishers don’t view themselves as writers only, but as business owners,” said Beat Barblan, Bowker Director of Identifier Services. “They invest in their businesses, hiring experts to fill skill gaps and that’s building a thriving new service infrastructure in publishing.” Authors need to view themselves as marketers, as owners of a business, Listen Now

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Christine Nolfi’s Simple Steps To Success For New Authors

Christine Nolfi

Recently I enjoyed a delightful conversation with a debut novelist that reminded me of the steps required to succeed in publishing. If you’re new to the process, take a deep breath. Believe me, many writers publish a first book without a clear understanding of the tasks undertaken to reach visibility. I was among them. A Listen Now

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Jack Engelhard’s Guide To Writing: Writing Is Prayer

Jack Engelhard

Jack Engelhard is best known as the author of the novel “Indecent Proposal.”  This book, with its high moral dilemma content (“what would you do for a million dollars”?), was translated into more than 22 languages and became a bestseller around the world. Later, it was turned into an equally famous movie of the same Listen Now

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Rachel Thompson: Top 10 Social Media Tips For Authors

Rachel Thompson

Many authors are confused about what they should be doing on social media, the kind of marketing that works online, and how to brand themselves with readers. Should I be on Twitter? Should I be on Facebook? Should I have a blog or website? The answer is yes, yes, and yes. To that end, here are my top 10 Listen Now

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