The Career Author Podcast: Episode 84 – Finding an Audience with Anthologies and Box Sets

Finding an Audience with Anthologies and Box Sets

It’s getting hard to find an audience these days so leveraging multi-author box sets and anthologies might be one solution.

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.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

The ways you can reach new audiences with:

  • Multi-author box sets
  • Anthologies

Things to consider when going to market:

  • Distribution
  • Marketing
  • Promotion
  • Revenue Management
  • Pricing

Also, learn how you can use text-to-speech software to improve your revisions.

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4 thoughts on “The Career Author Podcast: Episode 84 – Finding an Audience with Anthologies and Box Sets

  • Morning guys. Great way today J. I always read my work aloud as part of my comprehensive self-editing process 🙂. I recall when I used to work for the Corporate £ having fun (those were much simpler times) with the pdf bot reading aloud – there were two voices one male and one female. I had forgotten about that so I’m going to try this bot reading aloud for my stories. Could be fun.
    Not ready for a box set yet but I enjoy contributing short stories to anthologies. It allows me to try things I might not try in a novel because a short story is not such a big time commitment. I recently wrote a short story for an anthology in the first person and enjoyed it. Next year I may try and write a novel in the first person, which I would never have considered without my experience of trying it in a short story first.
    Interesting point about Box sets: as you get the same amount per page read in KU it overrides the cheap pricing and is a kind of Amazon friendly page stuffing, I think.
    Great show today.

  • I use text-to-speech programs to review everything I write. In the past, when I just read what I had written, I read my intent, not my execution. My brain filled in what I intended to write, not what I left out or mistyped. It also helps me catch clunky sentences. If I can’t understand a sentence read back to me or get tripped up in it, it’s time to re-work the sentence.

    Over the past three years, I’ve used two different programs. One is Natural Reader. I have that on my PC. This year, I discovered Voice Dream Reader on the iPad. It is a fantastic program. Both have helped improve my writing immeasurably.

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