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How to Write Your Book While Working Fulltime with Kanika Tolver

How to Write Your Book While Working Fulltime with Kanika Tolver

November 11, 2021
On this episode of the Pub Date podcast, Jen Dorsey and Vanessa Campos talk with Kanika Tolver, CEO and founder of Career Rehab LLC and author of Career Rehab: Rebuild Your Personal Brand and Rethink the Way You Work. Kanika shares:
  • 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
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Kanika Tolver is the CEO and founder of Career Rehab, LLC in Washington, D.C., where she helps clients transform their careers with coaching programs, events, webinars and digital resources to help people reach their career goals. An in-demand coach, consultant, speaker and thought leader, she has been featured on CNN, CNBC, CBS Radio, Yahoo!, Black Enterprise, Glassdoor.com, Entrepreneur.com, The Washington Post and a variety of radio interviews and podcasts. Kanika is the author of the acclaimed title, Career Rehab: Rebuild Your Personal Brand and Rethink the Way You Work.
 
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Get a copy of her book here https://amzn.to/3k3brXM
Best Practices for Building Your Author Brand with Stephen A. Hart

Best Practices for Building Your Author Brand with Stephen A. Hart

November 9, 2021

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

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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.

Connect with him on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and listen to his podcast.

 

What Authors Need to Know About IP with Shontavia Johnson

What Authors Need to Know About IP with Shontavia Johnson

October 10, 2021

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
Mailbag Episode: The One About Money

Mailbag Episode: The One About Money

September 26, 2021

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?
Mailbag Episode: Your Burning Publishing Questions Answered

Mailbag Episode: Your Burning Publishing Questions Answered

September 12, 2021

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.

How to Promote Your Book on LinkedIn (without being salesy)

How to Promote Your Book on LinkedIn (without being salesy)

August 29, 2021

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.

How Much Do A Publisher’s Ethics and Mission Matter? The Answer Isn’t Simple.

How Much Do A Publisher’s Ethics and Mission Matter? The Answer Isn’t Simple.

August 15, 2021
When your book publishing dreams are funded by bad money, do you look the other way? Or find a new publisher? In this episode of the Pub Date Podcast, book broads Jen Dorsey and Vanessa Campos discuss Hello, Sunshine! sale to two white dudes, questionable acquisitions by Simon & Schuster, and why their mission/ethics can play a role in finding a book publisher for your next book project.
 
 
The Secrets of Ghostwriting

The Secrets of Ghostwriting

August 6, 2021

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/.

Go From Book Author to Booked Speaker

Go From Book Author to Booked Speaker

July 27, 2021

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!

How to Stand Out In a Saturated Book Market

How to Stand Out In a Saturated Book Market

July 23, 2021

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!

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