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Brought to you from the indie author experts at Draft2Digital! Each week, Self Publishing Insiders features an interview with a new guest, covering self-publishing topics from writing and craft to marketing and promoting your books, and anything that can help you build and grow your author career. Learn about new tools, new software, new markets—and of course, all the inside information that D2D can provide! This show features interviews taken from our live D2D Spotlight, available on YouTub ...
 
Turn writing into more than a hobby, make it your career. Stephan Bugaj (Pixar's Brave, Wall-E, The Incredibles), Justin Sloan (Telltale's Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, and Minecraft: Story Mode), and Kevin Tumlinson (Citadel, Lucid, The 30-Day Author) give you their advice on writing for books, movies, video games and more, and occasionally try to sound smarter by having on amazing guests.
 
Authors Love Readers, hosted by USAToday bestselling author Patricia McLinn, is a conversation between authors about how and why they create stories. With questions contributed by readers. Quite a few podcasts are out there for aspiring and established writers, both on the craft and the business. This podcast, though, is for readers. The goal is to have authors on the show who write in all sorts of fiction genres. As a reader, it doesn’t matter which path to publication an author takes – ind ...
 
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Authors and D2D Insiders Kevin Tumlinson and Mark Leslie Lefebvre take questions and chat live about what it's like to work as both authors and industry people. Learn how two authors juggle working on both sides of the self-publishing fence! //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing succe…
 
Orna Ross is an award-winning novelist, poet and director of the Alliance of Independent Authors Find more about ALLi at www.allianceindependentauthors.org //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft2Digital is the leading ebook publisher and distributor. We’ll convert your m…
 
Timothy Cerepaka has written in multiple genres under several pen names, but he's best known as superhero author Lucas Flint. He is the author of young adult The Superhero's Son series and the superhero LitRPG Capes Online series, among many others. He currently lives in Central Texas. //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// L…
 
Quadragenarian fitness model, lifestyle coach and bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Feast of Fates, Christian A. Brown received a Kirkus star in 2014 for the first novel in his genre-changing Four Feasts till Darkness series. He has appeared on Newstalk 1010, AM640, Daytime Rogers, and Get Bold Today with LeGrande Green. He actively wr…
 
Patrick O'Donnell is a very recently retired police sergeant who is also a published author and technical advisor for writers and screenwriters. His focus is on writing and helping authors get their facts straight regarding police procedure. Find more about Patrick and his work at: Website:: www.copsandwriters.com Facebook:: https://www.facebook.co…
 
Michael La Ronn is the author of over 40 science fiction & fantasy books and self-help books for writers. He writes from the great plains of Iowa and has managed to write while raising a family, working a full-time job, and even attending law school classes in the evenings. You can find his fiction at www.michaellaronn.com and his videos and books …
 
Gregg McBride is a film and television writer/producer living in Los Angeles, where he works for entities including BET, Disney, Paramount, Sony, Hallmark, FreeForm, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV and others. His Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, A Heavenly Christmas, premiered to the highest ratings for an original movie in the history of the Hallmar…
 
Building any sort of successful author career takes thinking things through, figuring out how things work, and working a plan. Few authors have done that as well as thriller writer Ernest Dempsey. In this chat, Kevin Tumlinson corners Ernest on how he's making his author career work, and how you can use what he's learned to move forward with your o…
 
Book layout is an important part of transitioning from your final draft to a polished and published book. Hiring a layout professional is a good idea, but isn't always practical on a self-publishers budget. That's why Vellum may be a good option. //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing …
 
In many ways, the pandemic led to a boon for indie publishers, opening the door for readers to discover new books and new authors. Draft2Digital saw record numbers of sales for self-published authors over the course of 2020, and even as those sales began to level off, they remained much higher than previous years. In this discussion, recorded live …
 
Jeff Adams has written stories since he was in middle school and became a published author in 2009 when his first short stories were published. He writes both gay romance and LGBTQ young adult fiction…and there’s usually a hockey player at the center of the story. Will Knauss is a child of the seventies. When he wasn’t twirling around on the playgr…
 
//Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft2Digital is the leading ebook publisher and distributor. We’ll convert your manuscript, distribute it online, and support you the whole way, and we won’t charge you a dime. We take a cut of royalties on each sale you make through us,…
 
//Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft2Digital is the leading ebook publisher and distributor. We’ll convert your manuscript, distribute it online, and support you the whole way, and we won’t charge you a dime. We take a cut of royalties on each sale you make through us,…
 
//Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft2Digital is the leading ebook publisher and distributor. We’ll convert your manuscript, distribute it online, and support you the whole way, and we won’t charge you a dime. We take a cut of royalties on each sale you make through us,…
 
//Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft2Digital is the leading ebook publisher and distributor. We’ll convert your manuscript, distribute it online, and support you the whole way, and we won’t charge you a dime. We take a cut of royalties on each sale you make through us,…
 
//Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft2Digital is the leading ebook publisher and distributor. We’ll convert your manuscript, distribute it online, and support you the whole way, and we won’t charge you a dime. We take a cut of royalties on each sale you make through us,…
 
Learn more about D2D Payment Splitting in a complete walk-thru with our own Mark Leslie Lefebvre! Find it on our blog: https://www.draft2digital.com/blog/d2d-payment-splitting-a-walk-thru-with-mark-leslie-lefebvre/ //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft2Digital is the le…
 
//Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft2Digital is the leading ebook publisher and distributor. We’ll convert your manuscript, distribute it online, and support you the whole way, and we won’t charge you a dime. We take a cut of royalties on each sale you make through us,…
 
//Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft2Digital is the leading ebook publisher and distributor. We’ll convert your manuscript, distribute it online, and support you the whole way, and we won’t charge you a dime. We take a cut of royalties on each sale you make through us,…
 
//Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft2Digital is the leading ebook publisher and distributor. We’ll convert your manuscript, distribute it online, and support you the whole way, and we won’t charge you a dime. We take a cut of royalties on each sale you make through us,…
 
//Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft2Digital is the leading ebook publisher and distributor. We’ll convert your manuscript, distribute it online, and support you the whole way, and we won’t charge you a dime. We take a cut of royalties on each sale you make through us,…
 
J.F.Penn is an award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author and also writes non-fiction for authors as Joanna Penn. She’s a podcaster and an award-winning creative entrepreneur. Her site, TheCreativePenn.com has been voted in the Top 100 sites for writers by Writer's Digest. Find Joanna and her work at TheCreativePenn.c…
 
Nathan Van Coops lives in St. Petersburg Florida on a diet comprised mainly of tacos. He enjoys old planes, motorcycles, and Volkswagens; and contends that there is such a thing as "dressy" flip-flops. He is the author of two time travel adventure novels: In Times Like These, and, The Chronothon. Find Nathan and his work at https://www.nathanvancoo…
 
Interested in learning how YOU can easily make custom images and ads featuring your book cover in a simple and easy to use tool that has been described by some as "Canva on steroids"? Join D2D's Mark Leslie Lefebvre and Corey Alderin, Co-Founder of BookBrush, as they chat about how BookBrush can help with resources to market your books. //Draft2Dig…
 
Author Roland Denzel chats with D2D's Kevin Tumlinson about author platforms—what they are, how to build them, and how to get the most out of them. //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft2Digital is the leading ebook publisher and distributor. We’ll convert your manuscrip…
 
Nick Thacker is a USA Today Bestselling thriller author and Co-Founder of Author.Email. He's joining D2D's Kevin Tumlinson to chat about his work, marketing for authors, and just the indie author life in general! Find Nick and his books at https://nickthacker.com //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to…
 
How's your author website looking? Nate Hoffelder sits in with Kevin Tumlinson to chat about some do's, don'ts, and do-overs of web design. Pick up some tips on how to improve your own homepage! //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft2Digital is the leading ebook publishe…
 
A native Texan, USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett grew up reading and dreaming of writing books. Her stories and essays have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul, Georgia Magazine, The Writer and Romantic Times Book Review. She is the author of the High Society Lady Detective series, the Murder on Location series, the On the…
 
Michael Bunker, author and off-grid advocate, was thrilled when an agent approached him about optioning his Amish sci-fi as a motion picture. In this episode, Michael sits down with D2D's Kevin Tumlinson to talk movie adaptations and more. //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success…
 
D2D's Kevin Tumlinson chats with author Malorie Cooper about how she balances workload between writing and marketing. Listen in to hear the backstory on her publishing career. //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft2Digital is the leading ebook publisher and distributor. …
 
Will Dages from Findaway Voices joins Dan Wood from Draft2Digital to talk about how audiobooks are a boon for authors, and how you can get your books into audio and distributed worldwide. //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft2Digital is the leading ebook publisher and d…
 
Tawdra Kandle is a USA Today bestselling romance author, and has organized Orlando's Indie Bookfest (now known as Orlando Reads Books) as well as NINC, the Novelists Inc. conference in St. Pete's Beach, Florida. In this episode, Tawdra talks about her own work, as well as the importance of connecting with other authors and industry influencers at a…
 
Dan Wood talks with USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn about her advice for authors looking to make a career out of their writing. //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft2Digital is the leading ebook publisher and distributor. We’ll convert your manuscript, dist…
 
Kate Tilton is the founder of Kate Tilton’s Author Services, LLC, where she has been helping authors since 2010. Kate helps authors of all stripes, from New York Times and USA Today bestsellers and award winners to pre-publication authors, navigate the publishing world and connect with readers. Kate has shared her industry knowledge by contributing…
 
//Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft2Digital is the leading ebook publisher and distributor. We’ll convert your manuscript, distribute it online, and support you the whole way, and we won’t charge you a dime. We take a cut of royalties on each sale you make through us,…
 
Podcaster and author Jami Albright shares her experiences and insights from her work and her show, Wish I'd Known Then... For Writers. //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft2Digital is the leading ebook publisher and distributor. We’ll convert your manuscript, distribute…
 
Born and raised in Texas, Jami Albright is a multiple award-winning author of the Brides on the Run series – fun, sexy, snarky, laugh-out-loud love stories. Her newest novel, the small-town sports romantic comedy Homecoming King, was just released, and she switches from football to tennis for Duke-ing It Out, another enemies-to-lovers rom-com due o…
 
Justin Sloan talks about his first steps toward learning how to direct and learning about film. Learning how to direct the actor, with Nina Foch (USC instructor) Watching MOTHER, by Bong Joon Ho https://www.udemy.com/course/directing-the-actor-a-usc-course-with-nina-foch/learn/lecture/201868#overview…
 
Dan Wood, Mark Lefebvre, and Craig Martelle all join the chat to talk about collaborative writing and Craig's work with 20 Books to 50K. //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft2Digital is the leading ebook publisher and distributor. We’ll convert your manuscript, distribu…
 
D2D's Kevin Tumlinson chats with Carla King about travel writing, the San Francisco Writers Conference, and her author-helping services, Destination Published and Self-Pub Boot Camp! //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft2Digital is the leading ebook publisher and distri…
 
It's a double-decker D2D Spotlight, with D2D's own Kevin Tumlinson and Alexis Grey, one of D2D's Author Support Representatives. She'll walk us through her day-to-day, and how she helps authors get past any bumps in the road along the way to a successful indie author career! //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for …
 
Join Dan Wood as he talks with friend and author Bella Falls about her path to being a successful author. At an early age, Bella Falls was told the family was related to Edgar Allen Poe, and she thought she might become an author some day, too. After teaching English in both high school and college, she dove into the self-publishing scene first as …
 
Author and Numbers Guru, Brian Meeks, sits in with the D2D team to talk about his career, and how he uses data to propel the success of his books. Find more about Brian and his work at http://extremelyaverage.com //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft2Digital is the lead…
 
David Guaghran is an author and inde-author influencer who pens works of fiction between guides to help the self-publishing community. In this interview, David talks about the benefits of marketing using Facebook and BookBub advertising. Find more about David and his work at https://davidgaughran.com/ //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie A…
 
Reedsy offers authors a one-stop shop for finding editing, cover design, marketing, and more. Co-Founder Ricardo Fayet chats with D2D's Dan Wood about everything the service has to offer. Find more about Reedsy at https://reedsy.com //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-publishing success? Draft…
 
Damon Courtney, founder of BookFunnel, has built one of the best tools around for helping authors to offer advance reader copies (ARCs) to readers. Whether you're looking for a way to give away a free book or short story as part of your marketing funnel, or you want to run a promotion to build your mailing list or sell books directly to readers, Bo…
 
Host Patricia McLinn talks with Kevin Tumlinson, director of marketing for the ebook creation and distribution service Draft2Digital, supporting both indie and traditionally published authors. Books2Read, D2D's author services resource, is a fast-growing tool for the industry, with services such as Universal Book Links offering authors increased di…
 
Carlyn Robertson is responsible for partner education on BookBub’s Partners Team. She’s an expert on BookBub’s promotional tools and ensures that authors, publishers, and book marketers know how to... Get behind the scenes with authors and entrepreneurs, and learn how to apply their wisdom to your own story!…
 
Audrey Derobert works on the Partners Team at BookBub, a free service that helps millions of readers discover limited-time ebook deals. Members receive a personalized daily email alerting them to the best free and deeply discounted titles matching their interests. Audrey is an Account Manager, supporting independent authors and small publishers who…
 
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