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How to Find a Good Editor

How to Find a Good Editor

Every successful author needs a professional editor. Learn three simple steps for finding a good editor who will improve your book.

Writing Tips

Writing Tips

How to Write More Productively

If you need a plan and process for writing books, learn the secret to writing multiple books every year in this interview with author Angela Hunt.

Book Design

Book Design

Effective Book Cover Design

Effective Book Cover Design

A bad book cover can ruin all your marketing efforts. Learn what makes a good book cover in this interview with a top cover designer.

How to Pick a Strong Book Title

How to Pick a Strong Book Title

Your book’s title should accomplish four goals with only a few words. Learn how to create a memorable title that is easy to find and recommend.

Business Advice

Business Advice

Hybrid Publishing

Hybrid Publishing

Is working with a hybrid publisher the right decision for you? Learn the pros and cons of hybrid publishing and how to explore your options.

How to Launch Your Book on a Budget

How to Launch Your Book on a Budget

Is your book launch budget filled with expenses or investments? Learn how and where to spend your time and money to get the greatest return.

The Author’s Guide to LLCs

Learn when and why you should form an LLC for your author business. Discover who can help you get it done and how much it will cost.

Productivity

Productivity

How to Write More Productively

How to Write More Productively

If you need a plan and process for writing books, learn the secret to writing multiple books every year in this interview with author Angela Hunt.

A New Social Network for Authors

Learn how to avoid social media distractions, connect with qualified authors, and write better books with our new social network for authors.

Independent Publishing

Indie Publishing 

Hybrid Publishing

Hybrid Publishing

Is working with a hybrid publisher the right decision for you? Learn the pros and cons of hybrid publishing and how to explore your options.

Innovative Indie Marketing with S.D. Smith

Innovative Indie Marketing with S.D. Smith

Independent authors need marketing tools and skills to be successful. Learn how one indie author reduced his reliance on gatekeepers and sold books directly to his readers.

7 Kinds of Indie Authors

Find out which kind of indie author you are and which sales strategies and promotional tools will work best for you.

Traditional Publishing

Trad Pub

Where to Find Mentorship for Your Publishing Career

Do you ever feel alone in the writing journey? Or perhaps you are not sure what to do next. You don’t need to! In this episode Thomas talks about10 different places to find mentorship and the pros and cons of each.

Conference Tips

Conference Tips

How to Pitch Your Novel

How to Pitch Your Novel

Learn how and when to craft a compelling pitch that make agents, readers, and publishers curious about your novel.

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding

How to Crowdfund Your Book

How to Crowdfund Your Book

Learn how to solve your cash flow problem with these tips for crowdfunding your book before it’s published.

New Podcast: Creative Funding Show

New Podcast: Creative Funding Show

We are launching a new podcast! The Creative Funding Show is a podcast where Author Media CEO, Thomas Umstattd interview Authors, YouTubers, and Podcasters who are funding their creativity using platforms like Patreon and Kickstarter. You will also learn about making...

128 – Taking Novel Marketing to the Next Level

128 – Taking Novel Marketing to the Next Level

Show Outline Introduction: Episode 1 was on Oct 7, 2013 A lot has happened over the last four and a half years. Jim has won half a dozen book awards Thomas spent time as the marketing director for a publishing company. We went a couple of years only posting every...

Audiobook Publishing

Audiobooks

How to Record Your Own Audiobook Using Hindenburg Narrator

How to Record Your Own Audiobook Using Hindenburg Narrator

According to The NPD Group, ebook sales for traditionally published books went down in the first half of 2021. Meanwhile, the most recent data for audiobooks states that sales are up by 12%.   Do I need an audio version of my book? The data is clear. You need to have...

How to Market Your Audiobook

How to Market Your Audiobook

These seven strategies will help you form a close connection with your audience, create a high-quality audio experience, and sell more audiobooks.

096 – How to Turn Your Book Into An Audiobook

096 – How to Turn Your Book Into An Audiobook

Put it in your Contract If you are traditionally published, make sure the audiobook is written in. Publishers only pay for audiobook production for books they believe. Record Yourself/You become the voice talent … Advantages to doing it yourself- You know how your...

Reading Trends for 2013

Here are over a dozen book predictions for 2013 covering Audiobooks, eBooks and Reading Trends.