Episode # 75 – Gordon Doherty on Historical Fiction, Translations, and Audiobooks

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gordoncoverThis week I have a chat with Gordon Doherty about the complexities of writing historical fiction, and why fans of the genre can be a little more demanding about the accuracies of the novel than others. We also chat about how Gordon successfully branched out into translations (through a publisher) and audiobooks. Show notes at rspcast.com/gordon.

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Julius SEpisode # 75 – Gordon Doherty on Historical Fiction, Translations, and Audiobooks

[Guest Post 007] What to do When Your Fiction Goes Bad by John Winter

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JohnGuestCoverFrom Simon: It’s Monday, so it’s my pleasure to introduce another author who has come to grace the website with a guest post. John Winter, author of numerous short stories available on Amazon, is here to tell us not to panic! Fiction going bad? Don’t delete that file, or burn that draft, instead, read on. Over to John…Read More

Simon Whistler[Guest Post 007] What to do When Your Fiction Goes Bad by John Winter

Episode # 74 – Rachael Herron on Why Your First Draft Should Suck!

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rachaelnewMy guest today, Rachael Herron, started in the traditional world, having big publishers fighting over the rights to her books. It was the deal that every author aspiring for a traditional contract hopes for, and it was for a book she wrote during NaNoWriMo. We talk about how that came about, and why she decided to head into the self-publishing world. In the second half we really get into the issue of dealing with blocks, and getting the words on the page. Show notes at: rspcast.com/Rachael.

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Julius SEpisode # 74 – Rachael Herron on Why Your First Draft Should Suck!

[RSP Video Tutorial 001] How to Format an Ebook

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formatabookcoverThe book’s written, its been carefully edited, proofread half a dozen times, and your cover designer has done an award winning job (well, at least you think so).

Ready to go, right? Let’s get’s get the damn thing up for sale already.

Hold your horses, their is one more step. Amazon isn’t going to accept your Word document, no matter how well edited it is…

You need your book formatted. 

Following up my last course on how to build a website, by almost a year, I finally present How to Format Your Ebook. Read More

Simon Whistler[RSP Video Tutorial 001] How to Format an Ebook

[Guest Post 006] How I Went From Zero to 1000 Twitter Followers in Just Two Months with Tim Lewis

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timlewiscoverFrom Simon: I’m hopelessly unqualified to talk about matters relating to social media. Until I started RSP, I didn’t use Twitter, I’d not used Facebook in years, and I still don’t know what a Pinterest is. I’m getting there, but I’m far from an authority, which is another reason why it’s great to have these guest posts, I can bring on pros like Tim Lewis, who know what they are talking about, and I can sit in the corner, listen and learn… Over to Tim.Read More

Simon Whistler[Guest Post 006] How I Went From Zero to 1000 Twitter Followers in Just Two Months with Tim Lewis