Author Tools # 1: An Interview with the Founder of BookBlast.co

In Marketing Tools by Simon Whistler2 Comments

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Hello everyone, Simon here, and I have something a bit different for you today. This is not our normal weekly podcast – so you can rest assured that they’ll be a full episode of the RSP podcast on Thursday! What I have here is a shorter format audio where I have a chat via Skype with Jason, who is the founder over at BookBlast.co. I’m hoping that this will be the first in a series of extra interviews here at RSP where I talk to service providers mentioned by authors on the show!

Jason’s service was praised by Darren Wearmouth in his interview about having an effective launch strategy (well worth a listen by the way). So I thought it would be a great idea to get Jason on the phone to talk about BookBlast.co and how it can be useful to authors. The audio below is the result of the call.

This post also contains a full transcript of the interview. It has had some minor alterations to make it easier to read compared to the original audio format.

It’s worth pointing out that I’m not getting any sort of reward for this – no commission, no affiliates, I just thought it would be useful :).

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Simon WhistlerAuthor Tools # 1: An Interview with the Founder of BookBlast.co

Episode # 11 – Writing a Series with Cege Smith

In Marketing, NaNoWriMo, Perma-free, Series Writing, Websites by Simon Whistler1 Comment

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In this interview I talk to Cege Smith about writing a series. Cege has penned three series, with one completed and two still being written. Series writing is becoming more and more popular, so have a listen to this episode to get a great idea of how to start (and finish) a popular series!

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Episode # 10 – Lessons Learned with Victoria Jeffrey

In Editing, Mindset by Simon Whistler10 Comments

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In this episode I talk to Victoria Jeffrey who talks about her discovery of, and journey into, self-publishing. We talk about her attempts to go the traditional route in the 90s and then her journey into self-publishing which began a few years ago. In the main part of the show I ask about what she has learned over the last two years and what she is doing differently today.

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Episode # 09 – Developing an Online Presence with Lindsay Buroker

In Business, Full time writing, Social Media, Websites by Simon Whistler15 Comments

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In this episode I talk to Lindsay Buroker about building an online presence with a website as well as using social media to your advantage. Lindsay has been doing this sort of marketing before she was even a writer so she knows her stuff. It’s a value packed episode and there’s plenty to implement to improve your book sales!

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Simon WhistlerEpisode # 09 – Developing an Online Presence with Lindsay Buroker