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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

Episode Summary

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.

Building an Indie Publishing Empire with Michael and Judith Anderle // Self Publishing Insiders // EP028

Episode Summary

Everyone talks about "building an empire," but only a few take action and do what's needed to actually build one. Michael and Judith Anderle took a simple idea—write 20 books to make $50K—and turned it into a massive-scale publishing giant that has heads turning both inside and outside of indie publishing. Learn how they did it in this episode of SPI!

From Fan Fiction to Novelist with Terry Odell // Self Publishing Insiders // EP026

Episode Summary

Terry Odell began writing by mistake, when her son mentioned a television show and she thought she’d be a good mom and watch it so they’d have common ground for discussions. Little did she know she would enter the world of writing, first via fan fiction, then through Internet groups, and finally in groups with real, live partners. Her first publications were short stories, but she found more freedom in longer works and began what she thought was a mystery. Her daughters told her it was a romance so she began learning more about the genre and craft. Now a multi-published, award winning author, Terry resides with her husband and rescue dog in the mountains of Colorado.

Winning as a Hybrid Author with Kevin J. Anderson // Self Publishing Insiders // EP024

Episode Summary

Kevin J. Anderson has published 165 books, more than 56 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as steampunk fantasy novels, Clockwork Angels and Clockwork Lives, co-created with Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist for the legendary rock group Rush. Mark Lefebvre interviews Kevin about being a hybrid author, his method of writing by dictating, and much more.

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