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The Career Author Podcast: Episode 25 – The Opportunity Costs of Adaptation

All authors think about what it would be like to see their book on the big screen or on a television set. But what are the opportunity costs of adaptation? Take a deep dive into this question and more with J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon. You will learn:

  • J.’s recent experience teaching Rachel Herron about the Story Grid and how teaching others can help you improve your own skills
  • How a little bit of planning can make your process more effective
  • Some minor changes to the show
  • Zach shares some advice for improving visibility on short-term promotions like BookBub ads + how to take advantage of that improved visibility when the promotion ends
  • How Amazon’s algorithm favors steady sales over large spikes in sales
  • The opportunity costs of adaptation vs. the benefits: is it really worthwhile for you to pursue adaptation to TV or film?
  • The factors you need to consider before you choose to pursue adaptations for your novels
  • How J. and Zach feel about the future of adaptations for their own work

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.

Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Links:

Nintendo Dads Podcast #184 w/ Zach guest hosting – http://vgtribune.com/nintendo-dads-podcast-184-with-cool-zach/

The Petal to the Metal Episode #73 – Plot Fundamentals Part 1 – http://thepetaltothemetal.com/ep073/

The Petal to the Metal Episode #74 – Plot Fundamentals Part 2 – http://thepetaltothemetal.com/ep074/

The Petal to the Metal Episode #76 – Plot Fundamentals Part 3 – http://thepetaltothemetal.com/ep076/

The Career Author – http://www.thecareerauthor.com

Patreon – http://www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 – http://www.sellmorebooksshow.com/summit

Night of the Writing Dead – http://www.nightofthewritingdead.com Authors on a Train – http://www.authorsonatrain.com

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