- How she side hustled a book while working full time
- Her decision to date jobs in order to pursue her dreams
- Tips for carving out time to write, edit, and market your book
- When you know it's time to divorce the job for the dream
On this episode of the Pub Date podcast we're joined by Stephen A. Hart, founder of Isles Media, LLC, host of the top-rated Trailblazers.FM podcast, and creator of Brand In Demand™ as we discuss how authors should build their brand as they get ready to promote, launch, and sell their book. Stephen shares personal branding tips so you can:
- Set yourself apart from other people in your field
- Clarify who you are, what your message is, and who your audience is
- Earn trust by being your authentic self
Stephen A. Hart is a marketer, podcaster, brand strategist, speaker and entrepreneur. He is known as the creator and host of Trailblazers.FM, but is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and leaders (just like you!) to design the personal brand and life you live and leave™. Learn more about him at www.stephenahart.com.
Book broads Jennifer Dorsey and Vanessa Campos welcome lawyer and entrepreneur Shontavia Johnson to the #PubDatePodcast to discuss intellectual property (#IP) and how to protect it as an author, entrepreneur, and creator. Shontavia helps us understand:
- How to protect your written work
- How to keep your brand IP safe
- The difference between copyright and trademarks
- How to use the DMCA Takedown Notice against content pirates
In this episode of the Pub Date Podcast, book broads Jen Dorsey and Vanessa Campos talk about how authors and publishers make money. We dive into:
- What percentage of authors earn our their advance?
- What kinds of percentages should you expect for each format?
- If you work with an agent, how do they get paid?
- What's the deal with hybrid publishers?
In this episode of the Pub Date Podcast, book broads Jen Dorsey and Vanessa Campos talk about how the publishing supply chain can affect your Christmas in October plus we answer questions from this week's mailbag:
- How do I set my expectations for how long it takes to publish a book?
- When someone tells me I need an editor, what does that mean? (Explain levels of editing)
- I need a book cover. Where do I start?
- What is a book proposal? Why do I need one? Do I need one if I'm self publishing?
Listen to the complete episode for a discount code to our Write a Winning Book Proposal Course.
LinkedIn is a powerful network with more than 740M active users. We're all on it and we're all talking at each other. But we may not be using the platform in the way it was intended. For savvy entrepreneurs and book authors, LinkedIn has become a new source of revenue. It's probably good to know that book marketing on the platform doesn't have to be a hard sales pitch--it should be an education and networking opportunity.
Joining us today is LinkedIn and sales expert and author of Entrepreneur's Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business, Ted Prodromou.
In this week's episode of the Pub Date Podcast, book broads Jen Dorsey and Vanessa Campos are joined by Kevin Anderson (@kawriting) to help demystify ghostwriting. Who are these ghosts? What do they do? How do you find a reputable one? An accomplished ghostwriter, editor, and entrepreneur Kevin Anderson gives us all the answers. Learn more about Kevin and his services by visiting https://www.ka-writing.com/.
In this episode of the #pubdatepodcast, we're joined by honorary book broad Danielle Brown (@daniellebrownwrites) as we discuss how published authors can move into the speaking circuit, why a speech doesn't equate a book, and some tips on how to keep your cool in front of an audience (spoiler: no, there's no mention of underwear). Why Danielle? Well, she is a speaker and leader with #Toastmasters, has a brain for marketing, and a passion for crafting powerful stories. Need more? Listen in!
In this episode of the #PubDatePodcast, we talk with book launch expert and bestselling author Michelle Kulp (@michelle.kulp) about how she broke into book publishing with the help of Billy Ray Cyrus, challenged a publishing stat, and figured out the formula for breaking into bestseller status in two days. Buckle up, authors! This one wild!