About Author Media
Author Media is a family business that helps authors learn how to build a platform, sell more books, and change the world with writing worth talking about.
How Author Media Helps Authors
A Podcast Packed with Practical Wisdom
Novel Marketing is a weekly podcast that helps writers build a platform, sell more books, and change the world with writing worth talking about. You can listen to the podcast on this website, but it is even better when you subscribe using the podcast app on your phone like Podcast Addict (Android) or Overcast (Apple).
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Margaret first joined the Author Media team in 2013 after receiving her Bachelor’s in Communication from Texas A&M University. She is a National Merit Scholar and mother of three children.
Shauna Letellier is an author, copywriter, and Bible teacher. With her husband Kurt, she has the wild and hilarious privilege of raising three boys along the banks of the Missouri River where they fish, swim, and rush off to ball games.
William graduated from the Podcast Engineering School in 2019 and edits Novel Marketing, Christian Publishing Show, and several client podcasts.
Laurie Christine is a podcast host, writer, certified Biblical Parenting Coach, wife, and mom of four boys. She serves as the Producer for the Christian Publishing Show and Novel Marketing podcasts, and assists with web design and video editing for Author Media. She also hosts her own podcast, Redeeming the Chaos.
Here is a summary of the Author Media story year by year. You can find the extended history here.
Umstattd Media Founded
While still in college, Thomas Umstattd Jr. started Umstattd Media a company that built websites for authors and small businesses.
We launched AuthorTechTips.com an award-winning blog to help authors with marketing and technology.
In 2011, AuthorTechTips.com became AuthorMedia.com a company that build websites for authors all over the world.
Castle Media Group, LLC
Author Media and Umstattd Media became part of Castle Media Group, LLC.
Novel Marketing & MyBookTable
5 Year Plan
Patreon, Podcast Production, & Book Launch Blueprint
Pruning & Focusing