This week I talked to Anja Bauermeister, astrobiologist turned German-English translator and indie author, about the state of self-publishing in Germany, and how English-language authors can get their books translated to take advantage of the growing German ebook market.
Spy thriller author Ethan Jones started his publishing career with Amazon’s Kindle Select Program, but eventually took his books wide across all e-tailers. Now he earns more from Kobo than from Amazon, and makes “a four-figure income every single month.”This week, I chat with Ethan about how he’s built his writing business and why he decided to take his books wide.
Cozy crime writer Sara Rosett has learned a thing or two after writing and publishing 17 books in three different series, both traditionally and indie-published. She has collected her best time- and energy-saving hacks in her new book The Efficient Writer: Simple Tips to Help You Save Time, Streamline Your Writing Routines, and Increase Your Productivity. In this week’s episode, I talk to Sara about how she got started in indie publishing, her favorite productivity tips, and the most important piece of advice she would offer new writers.
Bobby Adair was chasing publishing contracts in the 1980s. until recently when he started self-publishing. After putting out the first book in his series in July last year he rose within six months to be a consistent top 20 author in Horror and Science-Fiction on Amazon. This episode looks at how he did it!
Sci-fi paranormal author Kevin Tumlinson took two years to write his first book. Now it takes him 15 days to write a first draft, and he says anyone can do it. This week, I have a chat with Kevin about how he came to write The 30-Day Author: Develop a Daily Writing Habit and Write Your Book in 30 Days (or Less), the three podcasts he hosts, and how he is miniaturizing his life into an RV.