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Hosting an event for authors

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 22 – The Power of Hosting an Event for Authors

On this week’s episode, J. and Zach talk about some of the reasons they host events, what goes into hosting an event for authors, and more: Upcoming features on the Patreon The ongoing controversy of the Audible unlimited romance subscription program’s terrible royalty rates Amazon quietly bans ARC reviews? Or are authors overreacting to a[…]

Collaborative writing opportunities

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 21 – Multi-Author Box Sets, Anthologies, and One-Off Collaborative Writing Opportunities

There are more ways to collaborate on a book than writing a novel with another author. Join Zach and J. this week as they discuss multi-author box sets, other collaborative writing opportunities, and more: How a new perspective on your story can help you build a stronger outline Common myths about traditional publishing and why[…]

Genre research

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 20 – How We Do Genre Research

On this week’s episode, Zach and J. discuss how they do genre research on both a story and a marketing level, along with some other interesting topics: Why authors should stop worrying so much about the GDPR Amazon closes Kindle Worlds + what it means for the authors involved Some perspective on KU scams and[…]

Sell More Books Show Summit 2018

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 19 – What We Learned at Sell More Books Show Summit 2018

On this week’s episode, Zach and J. reflect on some of their big takeaways from the great talks at Sell More Books Show Summit 2018, which was last weekend in Chicago. Listen to learn: Why cargo shorts are great The importance of face-to-face gatherings with likeminded people and how much the guys loved the Sell[…]

How Crisis Can Make or Break a Story

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 18 – How Crisis Can Make or Break a Story

Are you ready to raise the stakes? On this week’s episode, Zach and J. discuss how crisis makes or breaks a story and more: Some clarifications about last week’s podcast The importance of finding your own ideal writing process The difference between pantsing and first draft publishing, and how the Story Grid can help pantsers[…]