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Enjoy interviews with authors and  book publishing professionals including literary agents, editors, ghostwriters, cover designers, publishers, PR experts, and marketers.

FOR ENTREPRENEURS SELF-PUBLISHING IS THE WAY TO GO

British entrepreneur Chris Ducker has experienced the power of a book to grow his business not once, but twice. His first book, Virtual Freedom, was published in 2014 and continues to sell well today. Four years later, Chris wrote and self-published Rise Of The Edupreneur.

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JUST SIT DOWN AND WRITE, THEN GO BACK AND EDIT

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Dr. Nanette Miner is the author of eight business books, including her most recent one, Future-Proofing Your Organization by Teaching Thinking Skills. Nanette also authored 101 Media & Marketing Tips For The Sole Proprietor, and there’s a fascinating story behind this book’s origins, which you can discover in this episode.

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YOU HURT OTHERS BY NOT SHARING YOUR BIG IDEAS IN A BOOK

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Paul Epstein had a life-changing experience at a San Francisco 49s’ executive retreat. He went on a two-day retreat with colleagues and came away from the experience transformed, finally knowing what his personal “Why” was.

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MORTGAGE BANKER IN AWE OF POWER OF BOOKS SETS UP PUBLISHING COMPANY

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David Hancock walked away from mortgage banking and a massive salary after directly experiencing the power of a book on business growth. David’s passion shifted when he realized he wanted to help other people with the same secret weapon that Jay Conrad Levinson gave him in the late ‘90s.

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WRITE A NUMBER ONE SOLUTION TO A REAL PROBLEM, PEOPLE WILL BEAT A PATH TO YOUR DOOR

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What people need in this world is the best solution to one single problem in their life. And if you can hand that to them, you will win, your book will win, your business will win, your life will win because you will carve out a meaningful niche.

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FINDING THE RIGHT AGENT KEY TO WRITING SUCCESSFUL BOOK

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Sara Bliss, a New York Times best-selling offer of 11 books, had always wanted to be a writer, even from a young age. She went for interviews right out of college and was turned down mainly due to shyness, but she pushed through and willed herself into being a writer.

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WHY AND WHEN TO WORK WITH A BOOK COACH, WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THEM

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Jennie Nash transitioned from being a fiction author to a book coach—she’s been there and done it. With a tremendous amount of knowledge of both aspects of publishing, Jennie has impeccable credentials, making her one of the best book coaches available today.

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DON’T TRY TO WRITE A BOOK, WRITE IN CHUNKS, ONE CHAPTER AT A TIME

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After enduring a couple of bouts of writer’s block, author and journalist Blake Snow has learned not to sit down with the intention of writing a whole book. Instead, he breaks a book into chunks, accomplishing one chapter at a time.

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NETWORK, PR, SIGNIFICANTLY LIFT BOOK SALES

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Marketing pro Andrea Fryrear has authored two successful books and her advice to would-be entrepreneur-authors is to just sit down and write your book. If you can’t write your book then just sit and write, even if you think it’s terrible, and do this consistently every day.

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FIRST-TIME AUTHOR GETS DEAL WITH MCGRAW HILL, WRITES BEST-SELLER

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An artificial intelligence expert who’s worked with the United Nations and IBM wrote a book on AI when he realized people are asking the same two questions about the subject: What should I be doing? How do I actually get started?

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EMPATHY MOST IMPORTANT TOOL TO PERSUADE READERS, SAYS GHOSTWRITER

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Being fired from his job is one of the best things that ever happened to Paul Edwards. It may not have felt like it at the time. However, being unemployed gave Paul the time he needed to think deeply about what he really wanted to do professionally.

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ENTREPRENEUR TURNS PERSONAL, PAINFUL EXPERIENCES INTO WINNING BOOK

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An entrepreneur-author who lost her partner in 2020 used writing to help her deal with her grief, and wrote her latest book, Heaven On Eleven, in a matter of months. Elizabeth Barry is Josh Steimle’s latest guest on the Published Author Podcast. She tells Josh how the loss of her partner in a boating accident in January 2020 led to a growth in creativity.

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WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL AUTHOR? FIRST GROW YOUR NETWORK WITH OUTSTANDING CONTENT

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Author and marketer Kiri Masters shares dozens of important learnings about her writing and publishing journeys. Above all, Kiri’s message is that investing the time to produce great content is essential to cut through the crowded world of entrepreneurial books and content marketing.

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GIVE YOUR BOOK LONGEVITY BY CREATING CLEAR GOALS AND VALUE

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Leo Bottary is a seasoned author and an all-rounder when it comes to writing, publishing, and book marketing. Based in California, Leo helps leaders build high performing teams and groups. His latest book, Peernovation, is less than six months old and has received dozens of five-star reviews.

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HOW TO BECOME A GHOSTWRITER EVERYONE WANTS TO HIRE

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The important thing is to never stop asking questions, to keep probing for details. “Sometimes that means asking the same question three or four times, and sometimes it means rephrasing the question a different way,” explains Rob.

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STORYTELLING TO BEWITCH CLIENTS AND GROW BUSINESS

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If you’re pursuing only data-driven marketing strategies for growth, you’re missing out on a powerful yet ancient approach. This tactic - done well - will lead to significant changes in client behaviour and potentially massive business growth. The approach? Storytelling. Host Josh Steimle’s guest in this episode is masterful storyteller Park Howell.

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DRIVE YOUR BOOK SALES WITH COURSES AND AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

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Laura Sprinkle, an affiliate partnerships strategist, discusses partnerships and affiliate opportunities for entrepreneur-authors on this episode of the Published Author Podcast with host Josh Steimle.

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THE LUCRATIVE COMBINATION OF BOOKS AND SPEAKING GIGS

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Entrepreneur Jeff Butler launched a successful speaking career and then wrote two books - "The Authentic Workplace" and "The Key to The New You" – to enhance his credibility as a speaker and grow his income.

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HOW TO GET THE BEST PUBLICITY FOR YOUR BOOK

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Entrepreneur and owner of The PR Freelancer, Lori Ames joins the Published Author Podcast to discuss her work in the marketing and PR world as a book publicist.

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WRITING PARTNERSHIPS: ARE YOU WILLING TO HAVE A BABY WITH THIS PERSON?

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Entrepreneur-author Ryan Foland’s interview will leave your jaw hanging on your chest for the whole episode! A successful mortgage broker earning thousands, Ryan suddenly spun downwards and became a loser - literally. Mired in debt, Ryan lost everything. His house was foreclosed and creditors pursued him for months. When they caught up with Ryan, they took away his last remaining asset - his car.

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AUTHOR SHARES HER JOURNEY WRITING UNSCHOOLED

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It’s essential that entrepreneurs understand the pros and cons of publishing vs self-publishing, and how agents and publishing companies work when an entrepreneur is ready to publish a book. Kerry McDonald, author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom, explains that the choice a writer makes will depend on their timelines and end goals.

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400 AUTHORS SURVEYED ON WRITING PROCESS, MOTIVATION

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American author of Get The Word Out: Write A Book That Makes A Difference, and Subscription Marketing, Anne Janzer says her experience writing her first book gave her the framework for her second book.

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TUTTLE TWINS CREATOR ON HIS BEST-SELLING SERIES

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Author of the Tuttle Twins series, Connor Boyack explains the importance of marketing, self-publishing, and knowing how to target your audience.

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING GHOSTWRITER WITH 60+ TITLES

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It’s hard to imagine, but some hugely successful authors haven’t always felt confident about their ability to write. Author and ghostwriter Marcia Layton Turner is one such author. She says that writing wasn’t always her strength.

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HINT WATER FOUNDER TALKS ABOUT HER NEW BOOK, UNDAUNTED

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No one plans to be an entrepreneur. It’s too nondescript. And what, exactly, will you be doing? One thing is for sure, you’ll be solving a problem, surmounting a challenge, or responding to a need.

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INTRODUCING THE PUBLISHED AUTHOR PODCAST

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This very first episode of The Published Author Podcast started out as a trailer, but show host Josh Steimle realized he had so much value to share, he just went ahead and recorded one incredibly informative episode!

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