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Work life balance for authors

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 13 – Work Life Balance for Authors

On this week’s episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. discuss practical steps toward creating a healthy work life balance for authors and more: What the guys have been up to lately, including exciting new bonus episodes on Patreon J. and Zach’s recent visit to the Sell More Books Show How to turn[…]

Calls to Action

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 12 – Calls to Action

What are Calls to Action (CTAs) and how should authors use them? On this episode, J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon discuss this question and more: Zach says farewell to Toys R’ Us and the guys discuss the power of nostalgia How Toys R’ Us closing might impact other businesses and the mass closing of malls[…]

The collaborative process

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 11 – Exploring the Collaborative Process

On this special episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. have a rare sit-down and face to face discussion about various aspects of the collaborative process:   Exciting things coming up for Patreon subscribers How Authors on a Train showed J. and Zach the importance of in-person meetings for collaborative partnerships Why authors[…]

Amazon exclusivity vs selling wide

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 10 – Amazon Exclusivity vs Selling Wide

As an indie author, where should you sell your books? On today’s episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. discuss Amazon exclusivity vs selling wide and a variety of other topics: The Facebook algorithm changes strike down a small publisher Amazon opens more brick-and-mortar bookstores Audible’s attempt to reconcile with romance authors and[…]

The importance of unplugging

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 9 – The Importance of Unplugging, Distractions, and Living in the Moment

Zach is back from vacation and brings today’s topic with him as he and J. talk about the importance of unplugging and more on this episode of The Career Author Podcast: The joys and sorrows of long days at Disney World Serial Box, an upcoming app for serialized fiction in both ebook and audiobook form,[…]

Pros and cons of running a fiction podcast

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 8 – Pros and Cons of Running a Fiction Podcast with Luke Kondor and Daniel Willcocks of Hawk & Cleaver

With Zach still on the road, J. Thorn is joined by Luke Kondor and Daniel Willcocks from Hawk & Cleaver. Together with J., they discuss the pros and cons of running a fiction podcast and more: The latest claim that print is dead, brought to you by the New York Times CEO Is there still a[…]

Story Grid

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 7 – Story Grid Creator, Shawn Coyne

Story structure is one of the most important elements of writing craft, and you can learn a lot by analyzing the structure of stories you love. In this very special episode of The Career Author Podcast, J. is joined by Story Grid creator, Shawn Coyne.  Discover how to break down and analyze any story beat or[…]

Audiobooks

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 6 – Should You Have Audiobooks?

Should you publish audiobook versions of your work? On this episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. discuss this question and more: Audible aggressively courting traditional publishers The unveiling of a new Barnes & Noble mobile app which sounds strangely familiar How Draft2Digital is expanding their Universal Book Link tool to improve author[…]

Reader magnets

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 5 – Reader Magnets

Reader magnets can be excellent tools for indie authors trying to build their tribe. On this episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. discuss what reader magnets are, how they can benefit your author career, and more: Kobo announces a new contract with Kobo and Wal-Mart, bringing e-readers, ebooks, and audiobooks to Wal-Mart[…]

Handling negative reviews

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 4 – Handling Negative Reviews

Handling negative reviews is an inevitable part of life as a career author. But what is the appropriate response? On this episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. dive into this topic and more: Barnes and Noble announces the new Barnes and Noble Press platform, which integrates their self-publishing dashboards for print and[…]

How to find a collaborative partner

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 3 – How To Find a Collaborative Partner

Do you want to try your hand at cowriting, maybe even build your author career around collaboration like? On this episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. discuss how to find a collaborative partner and more: New and exciting bonuses on The Career Author Podcast Patreon Amazon layoffs and the end of Createspace[…]

Author website

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 2 – Do You Need an Author Website?

Do you need an author website? On the second episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. discuss this question and more: Are authors and publishers responsible for checking facts in nonfiction books before they hit shelves? The sales power a timely book can have How you should make decisions about your author career[…]

state of independent publishing

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 1 – The State of Independent Publishing in 2018

On the inaugural episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. discuss the state of independent publishing in 2018.  Join them to explore some of the year’s most interesting developments for indie authors: Rank-stripping on Amazon KDP and how it has impacted one indie author in particular The risks vs. benefits of free promos[…]

The Career Author Podcast: Episode 0 – An Introduction

Becoming a full-time writer can be overwhelming. J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon, co-founders of Molten Universe Media, know this firsthand. In The Career Author Podcast, they share their unique approach to author success. Listen every week for honest discussions around topics like: Improving your writing craft Co-writing for authors Business administration for authors Book marketing[…]