Brain Burps About Books: Children's Book Publishing Podcast

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #199

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  • Are you ready to take your writing career to the next level but don't know where to start? Come learn the basics of using video and tech, social media, how to start an email list (and why you need one), marketing your book and yourself and how all this combines to build a platform in the new Crank It Up group starting Oct 30. Click here.
  • I’m grateful to Tim McCanna for his wonderful Halloween jingle!
  • Julie Hedlund returns this week with a gratitude segment.

This week’s guest is Steve Scott, independent writer and publisher who has earned $60,000 in a month with his Kindle books. Listen in and learn how he did it!

In the interview you’ll hear Steve’s top advice about:

  • Marketing tools that Amazon supplies.
  • Should you give away your book and if so, when?
  • Drilling down into topics and breaking them down for your books.
  • How to find the perfect illustrator.
  • How many words is selling for what amount now and what’s working for him.
Direct download: IndieAuthor_Steve_Scotts_Giant_Success_Advice.mp3
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  • Are you ready to crank up your career? Crank It Up October is open for registration! Four weeks of group coaching with me at a steal of a price. Find out all the deets here.
  • We’re having a giveaway of Artie’s fun science book: Belches, Burps, and Farts-Oh My!
  • Club Burp-a-Palooza It's only .19¢ a day, and you can get weekly transcripts and more here.
  • Get the FREE course I'm giving away called 100 Things Every Writer Must Do To Succeed Online here: CoursesForWriters.com.

This week’s guest is Artie Bennett. Despite the titles of his books, like Poopendous!Belches, Burps, and Farts-Oh My!The Butt Book, and Peter Panda Melts DownArtie is a true lover of words. He was a prodigy as a child. A word prodigy. How does that reveal itself in a child that grows up to be a writer? He becomes a crossword puzzle creator. He’s a punster and a rhyming champ.

Artie and I talk about

  • Artie’s obscure but fascinating claim to fame (every writer should have this talent).
  • How he told Abe Minzer, his best friend about getting his first NY Times Crossword puzzle printed.
  • Artie’s scientific scatological interests leading to bestsellers!
Direct download: Artie_Bennett_Shoots_the_Straight_Poop.mp3
Category:Business of Children's Publishing -- posted at: 7:00 AM

New Crank It Up with Katie! session starting soon! Check it out here: CoursesForWriters.com/crankitup

 

This week’s guest is CJ Lyons http://cjlyons.net/

Julie Falatko reviews The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara

 

·      This week’s guest is award-winning as well as critically acclaimed New York Times and Amazon AND USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons.

  • ·      Find out why her first book, already with pre-sales, was canceled.
  • ·      Find out about one-star reviews and what to do with them
  • ·      CJ recommends reading Simon Sinek - Start with Why
  • ·      CJ’sHARD FALL (Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers Book 5)
  • ·      Why you need to be CEO of your own writer company (meaning you)

 

Direct download: 197_-_CJ_Lyons-No_Rules_Just_WRITE.mp3
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Brain Burps About Books: where you'll learn all about the craft and business of children's publishing (and then some!) Go to http://www.katiedavis.com/podcast to subscribe and learn all about the craft and business of children's publishing and get a free eBook of some of the biggest episodes ever!

 

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  • Club Burp-a-Palooza It's only .19¢ a day, and you can get weekly transcripts and more here: http://www.katiedavis.com/clubburp 
  • You still have time to register for a free webinar where you'll learn about Scrivener with The Scrivener Coach (aka the nicest guy around, my friend Joe) Go to http://www.katiedavis.com/joe to sign  up!
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This week’s guest is Jocelyn Sams, a brilliant librarian who is having five figure months doing business online––in the same way writers can! 

 Jocelyn and I talk about

  • What she charges for an entire year of lessons
  • Fall lessons only to try out and a deluxe plan
  • Mini lesson plans for genre studies, and award winners
  • Guest posting by authors and illustrators
  • Marcie Colleen
  • http://flippedlifestyle.com
Direct download: How_The_Elementary_Librarian_Makes_Money_Online.mp3
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Learn Scrivener Fast with The Scrivener Coach: an interview with The Scrivener Coach

In this episode I speak to Joseph Nicoletti, aka The Scrivener Coach. He talks about how he went from failed pizza delivery boy to teaching writers how to use Scrivener to make them better writers! And by the way, if you want to learn Scrivener fast, join Joe and me for a totally free webinar. Click here, and come watch this webinar where Joe'll be teaching all this:

1. How To Get Up & Running With Scrivener Quickly.

2. Simple Tricks For Organizing & Working With All of Your Writing Using The Binder

3. How To Export Your Book Into Various Formats Including .Mobi, .ePub, .PDF, Doc, & more.

4. How To Edit & Save Every Single Version of Your Work (Worry Free)

5. A Few Jaw-Dropping Tips & Tricks To Wow Your Peers With ;-)

We also have a review from Julie Falatko of Zack Rock's Homer Henry Hudson's Curio Museum

 

Direct download: Learn_Scrivener_Fast_with_The_Scrivener_Coach.mp3
Category:The Craft of Writing -- posted at: 7:00 AM

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   Club Burp-a-Palooza It's only .19¢ a day, and you win something worth $25 or $50, $100 $300 or more! You gotta be in it to win it! Go to http://www.katiedavis.com/clubburp to check it out

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   Sign up to get help cranking up your business as a writer with my four week live group coaching session, Crank It Up with Katie! 

  

This week’s guest is The Ironic Mom, author Leanne Shirtliffe

 

Emily Wylie reviews Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt

Direct download: The_Ironic_Mom.mp3
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   Club Burp-a-Palooza Imagine: you sign up, it's only .19¢ a day, and you win something worth $25 or $50, $100 $300 or more! You gotta be in it to win it! Go to http://www.katiedavis.com/clubburp to check it out

   Did you hear about the FREE course I'm giving away on CoursesForWriters.com? It's called 100 Things Every Writer Must Do To Succeed Online 

   This week's guest is New York Times best selling writer and freelance editor Emma Walton HamiltonShe’s created an incredible system that empowers writers and will help you prepare your manuscript for publication. Emma Walton Hamilton's Editor-in-a-Box will save you a ton of money, too, if you're hiring an editor. Why? Because you'll skip a lot of the editing errors you would have paid for with the editor! Cool part is you get to use it on every book you plan to publish! You can get it here: http://katiedavis.com/editor
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   We have a review from Heather Preusser of The Tell-Tale Start (Misadventures of Edgar/Allan) by Gordon McAlpine

 

                Some of the links here are referral links. That means I've told you about something I'm very impressed with. I've only told you about it because I'm impressed. If you decided to purchase what I've recommended, you do not pay any more but I'll get a referral fee.

Direct download: How_to_Be_Your_Own_Editor_with_Emma_Walton_Hamilton.mp3
Category:The Craft of Writing -- posted at: 12:57 PM

  • Club Burp-a-Palooza is having it's first Prize bomb on Monday! Imagine: you sign up, it's only .19¢ a day, and you win something worth $25 or $50, $100 $300 or more! You gotta be in it to win it! Go to http://www.katiedavis.com/clubburp 

  • Did you hear about the free course I'm giving away on CoursesForWriters.com? It's called 100 Things Every Writer must do to be a Success online 

  • For the Brain Burps 200th episode, what do YOU think we should do to celebrate? What should the show be about? I discuss an idea I have but I want to hear from my listeners so please leave a comment at katiedavis.com/192

  • This week's guest is indie picture book writer and great marketer, Beau Blackwell. He's created a course for people interested in publishing their own books on Amazon and basically shares everything he knows from his own experience (listen, and you'll hear about that!) You can find the course here:  http://letsmakekidsbooks.com/6weeks Beau has generously offered a huge discount for my listeners if you use the code Katie. Clever code, huh? ;-)

  • Before you publish your book, edit it with Emma Walton Hamilton's Editor-in-a-Box which will save you a ton of money, too, if you're hiring an editor. Why? Because you'll skip a lot of the editing errors you would have paid for with the editor! Cool part is you get to use it on every book you plan to publish! You can get it here:  http://katiedavis.com/editor

     

Direct download: From_Unpublished_and_Unknown_to_Amazon_Bestseller_in_6_Weeks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00 AM

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This week's guests are Elaine Kiely Kearns is a picture book writer, a second grade elementary school teacher and a mother of two, who lives on coffee, chocolate and humor. Armed with a master’s degree in Education and working from her home office in New York, she spends her time writing and perusing the internet for golden nuggets of information for KidLit411.com.

 

Sylvia Liu is an environmental attorney turned writer-illustrator. She won the 2013 Lee and Low New Voices award and her winning manuscript, A Morning With Gong Gong, will be published. She recently completed an illustration mentorship with David Diaz through the Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program.  Her art and infographics have been published on Huffington Post and other venues. She is inspired by aliens, cephalopods, bunnies, and pigs who want to fly.

 

Heather Preusser reviews The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

Julie Hedlund Gets All Grateful on Your A** about saying thank you––and here is the video I created on thank yous.


 

 

Direct download: Starwalk_Kids_Media_Apps_and_eBooks_eBooks_for_children.mp3
Category:eBooks -- posted at: 7:00 AM