The Career Author Podcast: Episode 62 – Should I Write For or Offer Services to Authors? (Part 2)

Author services

In part 2 of this two-part episode, J. and Zach continue the conversation around whether or not you should offer author services. You will discover:

  • Bookbub’s new service for audiobooks + what this might mean for the future of audiobooks
  • Four powerful questions to help you assess scenes in your manuscript
  • Why change is the most important aspect of story structure
  • Some of the author services you can offer to diversify your income
  • Why editing and proofreading are excellent business options for authors + what you need to get started
  • Why there’s never been a better time to start hosting your own creative events
  • Different kinds of creative events you can host + why the guys have chosen to focus on collaborative writing events
  • The factors you need to consider before you host your own author events
  • How to carve out your niche to build a successful business around author services
  • An important reminder that being good at something and knowing how to teach something are two different skills and the challenges of writing nonfiction books for authors

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

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7 thoughts on “The Career Author Podcast: Episode 62 – Should I Write For or Offer Services to Authors? (Part 2)

  • Great way today J. So in summary: Sitrep, Subtext, Value shift, Polarity shift.
    I love your positive thoughts about hosting events, because of all the “extra curricular” activities an author can do that is the one I am most interested in. Totally agree that it is a good idea to do writing retreat plus. About making money, one must factor in the cost of all the time spent organizing the event. I don’t know how much time you guys spent organizing and attending Authors on a Train but it wouldn’t surprise me if there’s at least a full novel in the opportunity cost there.
    Great podcast today. You sparked a couple of ideas in me today – at this point, lovely wifey Denise normally goes “Oh no…” πŸ™‚

  • Almost caught up.

    Hey J, can you share that list of methodology books? I figured at this point I am part of your Craft Tribe and will be picking up Story Levels when it releases. But as a new author starting out I am curious what you thought the best methodology books are and that list intrigues me. (Maybe just to Patreons?)

    Anyway, great show. Looking forward to the next one that just dropped into my caster this morning.

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