Medieval Western author Derek Alan Siddoway may be at the early stages of his career, but he works as though he’s already a bestseller. This week, I talk to Derek about some of the PR strategies he uses to lay the foundation for success.
Urban/paranormal fantasy writer Kate Danley’s journey to bestsellerdom began in “the world’s worst anatomy class” 12 years ago, when she started writing The Woodcutter to amuse herself. Since then, she has written three different series, become a USA Today bestselling author, and sold film and television rights to her Maggie McKay series. This week I got to talk to Kate about how she went from failing at acting to succeeding at writing, and how luck has played a role in her career.
Bestselling thriller writer Scott Nicholson first entered the self-publishing field in 2010, after a six-book deal with a traditional publishing house, and has never looked back. Since then, he’s published over 20 novels, sold books to Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer and 47North, and has overseen the translation of his work into a dozen different languages. This week, I talk to Scott about his journey and the importance of diversifying your publishing business for long-term success.
It’s been an exciting year for Mark Dawson. When last I spoke with Mark, he was busy writing bestsellers during his commute to his day job. Since then, he’s built up a six-figure-a-year publishing business using email campaigns and targeted Facebook ads. On top of that, Mark’s also joined Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer imprint with his Beatrix Rose series and — oh, yes — he was recently featured in Forbes!
Craig Schaefer, author of the popular Daniel Faust series, is a few days shy of celebrating his one-year anniversary of going pro. In his inaugural year as a self-published author, he has published six books in two different genres and signed with 47North for a third series. This week, I talk to Craig about his overnight success 40 years in the making.