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A closer look at Vellum for book layout, with Brad West // Self Publishing Insiders // EP035

Episode Summary

Want to make your ebooks and print books look stunning? Vellum has been many authors' tool of choice for years! In this episode, Kevin Tumlinson chats with Vellum Co-Founder Brad West about the automated layout software that makes your books look gorgeous and professional.

How the Pandemic is Changing Indie Publishing // Self Publishing Insiders // EP034

Episode Summary

D2D's own Kevin Tumlinson, Dan Wood, and Mark Leslie Lefebvre chat about global book sales, book marketing, and how the pandemic has influenced and changed indie publishing, all while answering questions about Draft2Digital.

The Business of Being a Writer with Jane Friedman // Self Publishing Insiders // EP031

Episode Summary

Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in business strategy for authors and publishers. She's the editor of The Hot Sheet, the essential industry newsletter for authors, and has previously worked for F+W Media and the Virginia Quarterly Review. In 2019, Jane was awarded Publishing Commentator of the Year by Digital Book World. She joins us to chat about the industry and her book, "The Business of Being a Writer."

Inside BookBub with Carlyn Robertson // Self Publishing Insiders // EP030

Episode Summary

BookBub is one of the most recognizable and most powerful resources for authors to promote themselves and their work to a willing, world-wide audience. Carlyn Robertson—BookBub's Product Marketing Manager—joins us to talk about the service and how best to use it for promoting and marketing your books.

Absolutely Prolific Writing with Dean Wesley Smith // Self Publishing Insiders // EP029

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From film and TV adaptations to short stories to hundreds of stand-alone novels, Dean Wesley Smith is the role model for the prolific writer. His work includes fiction and non-fiction, with incredible, useful guides such as "Writing into the Dark." D2D's own Mark Leslie Lefebvre chats with Dean about his life, his work, and how he does it all.

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