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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 so many people still flock to the big five
  • Why traditional vs. independent publishing isn’t  necessarily a binary decision
  • The decline of sales from traditional publishers and the rise of indie authors on Amazon
  • The importance of strategically building multiple streams of income over the long term and the danger of knee-jerk business decisions
  • Why you need to lean into change and experimentation to build a successful author career
  • J.’s experiences with multi-author box sets, anthologies, and other one-off collaborative writing opportunities
  • The importance of understanding your “why” and setting realistic expectations for collaborations
  • How Amazon feels about multi-author box sets and Kindle Unlimited
  • How you can avoid running into problems with Amazon if you do participate in a multi-author box set
  • Why you should seek out collaboration opportunities in your own author career
  • What you need to know before you start a new collaboration

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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News Links:

Ripples of Agitation

https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2018/05/21/the-motivation-myth-how-high-achievers-really-set-themselves-up-to-win-with-jeff-haden/

Modern Myth

https://medium.com/@stevenspatz4/six-myths-and-one-fact-about-traditional-publishing-b3309f70fcb8

Big Numbers

https://www.geekwire.com/2018/traditional-publishers-ebook-sales-drop-indie-authors-amazon-take-off/

Links:

Night of the Writing Dead – http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com

Authors on a Train – http://www.authorsonatrain.com

Findaway Voices – http://www.findawayvoices.com

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