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The Pete Rose effect

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 17 – The Pete Rose Effect and Outliers

On this week’s episode, Zach and J. discuss the Pete Rose effect, the danger of basing your expectations on outliers, and more: Zach’s one year anniversary of becoming a full-time writer A fun new approach to choosing bonus episodes on the Patreon Amazon launches Prime Reading in China with over 500 Kindle titles The Indie[…]

Productivity tools for authors

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 16 – Our Favorite Productivity Tools for Authors

On this week’s episode, Zach and J. flip the script on their Choose Your News segment, putting J. in the driver’s seat and having him read headlines to Zach. They discuss Amazon Internet, productivity tools for authors, and more: The Career Author Podcast hits 50 patrons on Patreon Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers is[…]

Writing to market

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 15 – Writing To Market: Misconceptions and Truths

On this week’s episode, Zach and J. discuss some of the biggest misconceptions around writing to market and more: The excitement of the first time you hit “publish” How the Story Grid is meant to be used New data that shows the connection between what types of books people read and how they read them,[…]

Self publishing mistakes

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 14 – Our Biggest Self Publishing Mistakes and How We Learned From Them

On this week’s episode, Zach and J. discuss some of their biggest self publishing mistakes they’ve made since they began publishing, and more importantly, how and what they’ve learned from them. You’ll learn: Exciting features coming up on Patreon What happened with the brief appearance of a third royalty option on Amazon More rank stripping[…]