Brain Burps About Books
BBAB 209 : Holiday Replay-How Do You Win an Award, Find a Literary Agent, and Get a Book Published? Get Rejected First!

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #209

Holiday Replay: How Do You Win an Award, Find a Literary Agent, and Get a Book Published? Get Rejected First!

Announcements
  • It's coming! I'm working on my New Year's Gift for you! (Hint: I'm planning on helping you have a productive year.) Sign up here so you'll get it as soon as it's available: www.katiedavis.com/2015
  • Have I helped you this year? Did I say something on the podcast, or in a course, or in an email that you've been able to use? I would love to hear about it! Send me an email at support@katiedavis.com and let me know.
This Week's Guest is Illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Debbie and I talk about
  • the process for a first time illustrator.
  • us looking at stuff on the video (she made the image below while we watched!).
  • the word my mom considered a curse word when I was little.
  • art notes Debbie received.
  • how she did wordless spreads.
Note to my podcast listeners

When I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR I thought, "Hey! I could do that, but with children's publishing as my focus!" That's how Brain Burps About Books got started. Writing is so solitary. I thought it would be a great way to get to talk to my friends and make new ones, plus I could help others learn. Maybe I'd learn some stuff myself, too. I've had the privilege of talking to the first three National Ambassadors for Young People's Literature, to librarians and New York Time's bestselling authors. I've interviewed to booksellers and publishers, writers, illustrators, app creators, and app distributors, and more! There is always something new on the horizon to learn and to share. So many listeners have asked how to support the show, and actually, now you can. I've installed a donate button to help defray the costs of producing the show. What do you learn or get out of Brain Burps every week? If it's worth donating a dollar, two dollars, five, or whatever you think the show is worth to you, it would help enormously. The show costs $20 a month to keep on the server, and that's only if there are four shorter episodes in a month. That number doesn't include other costs like my time to research and record, post, edit the intros and outros, web hosting, and equipment and software to do all this. I ended up loving podcasting. I love my listeners. My "Burpers!" This is my gig, I know. and like I said, it's an incredible experience for me. But if you've you've been helped, or just love it too, and you're able, here's your opportunity to help defray the costs. No matter what, thank you for being a Burper! http://katiedavis.com/donate

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Brain Burps About Books Podcast #208

Holiday Replay: How to Promote Your Book

Announcements
  • It's coming! I'm working on my New Year's Gift for you! (Hint: I'm planning on helping you have a productive year.) Sign up here so you'll get it as soon as it's available: katiedavis.com/2015
  • Have I helped you this year? Did I say something on the podcast, or in a course, or in an email that you've been able to use? I would love to hear about it! Send me an email at support@katiedavis.com and let me know.
This week authors share their fails, successes, and ideas, so listen up!
  • Uma Krishnaswami direct from India!
  • Chris Cheng talks about python massages
  • Loreen Leedy talks about promoting and making money at the same time here
  • Darcy Pattison talks about creating book trailers with help from this site
  • Editor Deborah Halverson reveals her big fail that happened with her own book
  • Julie Hedlund stumbled upon a great way to pre-promote for the time she gets published
  • Elizabeth O. Dulemba talks about how she's gotten over 3 million hits on her site in the last 2 years
  • Dan Santat talks about his unique and indy-supporting win-win-win idea
  • Elizabeth Stevens' gets published authors to tell about their big failures and fakes me out in the interview!
  • Christine Fonseca talks about her greatest...you'll have to listen to hear!
 
Direct download: Holiday_Replay_How_To_Promote.mp3
Category:Books and Video Marketing -- posted at: 6:39pm EST

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #207

Our 101 Favorite Children's Books of the Year Part 2

Announcements
  • Would you answer this one question survey? I want to hear from how I can help YOU: http://www.katiedavis.com/onequestion
  • Getting excited and prepped for the next session of Business for Writers 101: Crank It Up with Katie. Get it now for the early bird price of $97.
  • Support Pencils of Promise! See the free replay of How to Explode Your Career with Video to find out how you can help HERE.
  • Get Video Idiot Boot Camp for $25 off, too and learn how to create videos to help your career as a writer and help a kid get a good education. Between now and December 31, half of every tuition for Video Idiot Boot Camp will be donated to Pencil of Promise, an organization that ensures quality education for children in Ghana, Guatemala, Laos, and Nicaragua. Use code pencils25 when you check out to get your discount. So far, we've donated over $800!
This Week's Guests are

Matthew Winner of The Busy Librarian and the Let's Get Busy Podcast with Cynthia Alaniz of Librarian in Cute Shoes & Contributor at the Nerdy Book Club.

Matthew, Cynthia, and I talk about
  • Their favorite books of 2014.
  • the next 51 books on the list including our number 1 picks!
  • All books are in alphabetical order so we can spread the book love.
  • Getting a downloadable PDF of the books HERE for you to take to your local independent bookseller and get your favorites!
Note to my podcast listeners

When I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR I thought, "Hey! I could do that, but with children's publishing as my focus!" That's how Brain Burps About Books got started. Writing is so solitary. I thought it would be a great way to get to talk to my friends and make new ones, plus I could help others learn. Maybe I'd learn some stuff myself, too. I've had the privilege of talking to the first three National Ambassadors for Young People's Literature, to librarians and New York Time's bestselling authors. I've interviewed to booksellers and publishers, writers, illustrators, app creators, and app distributors, and more! There is always something new on the horizon to learn and to share. So many listeners have asked how to support the show, and actually, now you can. I've installed a donate button to help defray the costs of producing the show. What do you learn or get out of Brain Burps every week? If it's worth donating a dollar, two dollars, five, or whatever you think the show is worth to you, it would help enormously. The show costs $20 a month to keep on the server, and that's only if there are four shorter episodes in a month. That number doesn't include other costs like my time to research and record, post, edit the intros and outros, web hosting, and equipment and software to do all this. I ended up loving podcasting. I love my listeners. My "Burpers!" This is my gig, I know. and like I said, it's an incredible experience for me. But if you've you've been helped, or just love it too, and you're able, here's your opportunity to help defray the costs. No matter what, thank you for being a Burper!

Direct download: Our_101_Favorite_Childrens_Books_of_the_Year_Part_2.mp3
Category:Children's Book Publishing -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Our 101 Favorite Children's Books of the Year Part 1

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Announcements
  • Would you answer this one question survey? I want to hear from how I can help YOU: http://www.katiedavis.com/onequestion
  • Getting excited and prepped for the next session of Business for Writers 101: Crank It Up with Katie. Get it now for the early bird price of $97.
  • Now through Dec 6, get Video Idiot Boot Camp for $25 off and I'll donate half of every tuition that comes in to Pencils of Promise. Not only that, but the value of your contribution will be doubled because Pat Flynn will match everything up to $25,000! Use code pencils25 when you check out to get your discount!
  • FREE webinar where I'll teach you how you can use video to explode your writing career, on Dec 6th at noon. Sign up here. http://www.katiedavis.com/pencils
This Week's Guests are

Matthew Winner of The Busy Librarian and the Let's Get Busy Podcast with Cynthia Alaniz of Librarian in Cute Shoes & Contributor at the Nerdy Book Club.

Matthew, Cynthia, and I talk about
  • Our favorite books of 2014.
  • 50 books this week and 51 books (including our #1 picks!) next week.
  • All books are in alphabetical order so we can spread the book love.
  • Getting a downloadable PDF of the books HERE for you to take to your local independent bookseller and get your favorites!
  • Go to coursesforwriters.com/video and sign up

Use the code pencils25 when you check out to get your discount!    

Download a PDF list of all these books here: Top 101 Children Books 2014 - The First 50

Note to my podcast listeners

When I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR I thought, "Hey! I could do that, but with children's publishing as my focus!" That's how Brain Burps About Books got started. Writing is so solitary. I thought it would be a great way to get to talk to my friends and make new ones, plus I could help others learn. Maybe I'd learn some stuff myself, too. I've had the privilege of talking to the first three National Ambassadors for Young People's Literature, to librarians and New York Time's bestselling authors. I've interviewed to booksellers and publishers, writers, illustrators, app creators, and app distributors, and more! There is always something new on the horizon to learn and to share. So many listeners have asked how to support the show, and actually, now you can. I've installed a donate button to help defray the costs of producing the show. What do you learn or get out of Brain Burps every week? If it's worth donating a dollar, two dollars, five, or whatever you think the show is worth to you, it would help enormously. The show costs $20 a month to keep on the server, and that's only if there are four shorter episodes in a month. That number doesn't include other costs like my time to research and record, post, edit the intros and outros, web hosting, and equipment and software to do all this. I ended up loving podcasting. I love my listeners. My "Burpers!" This is my gig, I know. and like I said, it's an incredible experience for me. But if you've you've been helped, or just love it too, and you're able, here's your opportunity to help defray the costs. No matter what, thank you for being a Burper!

Direct download: Our_101_Favorite_Childrens_Books_of_the_Year_Part_1.mp3
Category:Children's Book Publishing -- posted at: 3:00am EST

I’m so thankful for my business because it means I’m able to donate to charities close to my heart.

Inspired by Pat Flynn, I decided to donate half of every Video Idiot Boot Camp tuition from Nov 24 through midnight December 6.

Like this: now through Dec 6, I'll make a donation to Pencils of Promise for half of every Video Idiot Boot Camp tuition. You'll get $25 off the course, and not only that, but the value of your contribution will be doubled because Pat Flynn, a friend I'm so very grateful for, will match everything up to $25,000!

Use the code pencils25 when you check out to get your discount!

I’ll have a free webinar to teach you how you can use video to explode your writing career, on Dec 6th at noon. Sign up here or copy and paste: http://www.katiedavis.com/pencils.

If you want to be your own CEO, run your Writer Business, and be able to do things like this, don’t miss my Black Friday sale for my four weeks of live coaching––it’s Writer Business 101, aka Crank It Up with Katie. It’s because of my business I’m able to donate to charities that are important to me.

On Black Friday it’ll only be $85 for four weeks! That comes down to $21.25 for an hour of me teaching you and Cyber Monday will go up if you miss it, and then the Early Bird price will be more than that.

If you're not on my mailing list go to KatieDavis.com/news and get on it so you can be notified when it goes on sale – and if you miss it, you can be notified when the early bird price ends so you don’t miss THAT.

My peeps always get the best deals and first notification.

 

Guest – Matthew winner

Contributor – Julie Hedlund Gets All Grateful on Your A**

What we talked about:

  • The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
  • Grammar wrinkles on our brains – culturally acceptabilities that change
  • How can writers be helpful to librarians?
  • SEO for podcasts
  • Twitter hashtags for writers #fromasecondgrader etc #tweetanauthor
  • Ways to market for free
  • How to make librarians sure of their school visit investment
  • How to learn to do a school visit
  • Monthly #TLChat
  • Nerdy Book Club
  • #SharpSchu Twitter chat
  • Let's Get Busy podcast

Announcements
  • Thanksgiving next week! I'm grateful for those of you who have donated to the podcast.
  • Getting excited and prepped for the next session of Crank It Up with Katie. There will be an early bird price of $97 but don't join yet. Wait for Cyber Monday when it will be even less. The lowest it will ever be.
  • If you're not on my mailing list go to KatieDavis.com/news and get on it so you can be notified of the Cyber Monday sale – and if you miss it, you can be notified when the early bird price ends so you don’t miss THAT.
This Week's Guest is... 

... author- illustrator James BurksAfter spending fifteen years working as artist in animation working on such movies as Emperor's New Groove, Atlantis, Treasure Planet, Home on the Range, Space Jam, the Iron Giant and the television shows, Wow Wow Wubbzy, Ni-hao Kai-lan, the Dinosaur Train and most recently on Fan Boy and Chum ChumJames is now writing and illustrating his own children's books including Gabby & GatorBird & Squirrel on Ice, and Bird & Squirrel on the Run

 

James and I talk about

 

  • Tacos!
  • His Bird and Squirrel song.
  • Art of visual storytelling.
  • How James got in the biz.
  • His preferred medium.
  • Tips for illustrators.
  • 3 things James would recommend.
  • The worst thing you could do as a storyteller or an illustrator.
Note to my podcast listeners

When I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR I thought, "Hey! I could do that, but with children's publishing as my focus!" That's how Brain Burps About Books got started. Writing is so solitary. I thought it would be a great way to get to talk to my friends and make new ones, plus I could help others learn. Maybe I'd learn some stuff myself, too. I've had the privilege of talking to the first three National Ambassadors for Young People's Literature, to librarians and New York Time's bestselling authors. I've interviewed to booksellers and publishers, writers, illustrators, app creators, and app distributors, and more! There is always something new on the horizon to learn and to share. So many listeners have asked how to support the show, and actually, now you can. I've installed a donate button to help defray the costs of producing the show. What do you learn or get out of Brain Burps every week? If it's worth donating a dollar, two dollars, five, or whatever you think the show is worth to you, it would help enormously. The show costs $20 a month to keep on the server, and that's only if there are four shorter episodes in a month. That number doesn't include other costs like my time to research and record, post, edit the intros and outros, web hosting, and equipment and software to do all this. I ended up loving podcasting. I love my listeners. My "Burpers!" This is my gig, I know. and like I said, it's an incredible experience for me. But if you've you've been helped, or just love it too, and you're able, here's your opportunity to help defray the costs. No matter what, thank you for being a Burper!

 


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Announcements
  • Thanks to Carrie Charley Brown for the lovely interview she did with me. You can find it at CarrieCharleyBrown.com
  • Since it's NaNoWriMo, PiBoIdMo and PictureBookMonth, I talk a little about the Learn Scrivener Fast course I’ve been going through.
This Week's Review
This Week's Guest

Chris Barton is the author of the picture books Shark vs Train (a New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller) and The Day-Glo Brothers (winner, American Library Association Sibert Honor), as well as the young adult nonfiction thriller Can I See Your I.D.? True Stories of False Identities.

Chris and I talk about

 

  • Austin!
  • Secrets from the 200th episode.
  • Jennifer Zeigler's How Not to Be Popular.
  • Two best pieces of advice for writers.
  • How he came up with Shark Vs. Train.
  • The Great Brain.
Note to my podcast listeners

When I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR I thought, "Hey! I could do that, but with children's publishing as my focus!" That's how Brain Burps About Books got started. Writing is so solitary. I thought it would be a great way to get to talk to my friends and make new ones, plus I could help others learn. Maybe I'd learn some stuff myself, too. I've had the privilege of talking to the first three National Ambassadors for Young People's Literature, to librarians and New York Time's bestselling authors. I've interviewed to booksellers and publishers, writers, illustrators, app creators, and app distributors, and more! There is always something new on the horizon to learn and to share. So many listeners have asked how to support the show, and actually, now you can. I've installed a donate button to help defray the costs of producing the show. What do you learn or get out of Brain Burps every week? If it's worth donating a dollar, two dollars, five, or whatever you think the show is worth to you, it would help enormously. The show costs $20 a month to keep on the server, and that's only if there are four shorter episodes in a month. That number doesn't include other costs like my time to research and record, post, edit the intros and outros, web hosting, and equipment and software to do all this. I ended up loving podcasting. I love my listeners. My "Burpers!" This is my gig, I know. and like I said, it's an incredible experience for me. But if you've you've been helped, or just love it too, and you're able, here's your opportunity to help defray the costs. No matter what, thank you for being a Burper!

Direct download: Shark_vs_Train_vs_Chris_Barton_vs_Katie_Davis.mp3
Category:The Craft of Writing -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Announcements

Free 4 Quick & Easy Video Marketing Lessons for Writers

You’re not making book trailers yet? Really? Seriously?

You know I'm an insane, video-crazed freak, right? But do you know why?

Book trailers have literally changed my career as a writer. They’ve made me successful, gotten me attention for my books, earned me income, and I absolutely can’t stand it that you might not be doing them.

I’m going to make this ridiculously easy for you. Unless you’re cray cray crazy, you’re going to sign up for this free mini-course and learn how you can create and use video to help you sell books and build your platform.

Click here to get on the dedicated list of people who will get the info when it starts. You’ll receive an emailed mini-lesson for four consecutive days.

But because I don’t want to bug people who don’t want to know how to get more books into more hands, you do need to sign up for it, even if you’re already on my mailing list.

This Week's Review

This week’s contributor is Heather Preusser, with a review of a debut middle grade novel from Esther Ehrlich and a tip from Chris Crutcher.

This week’s guest is Robin Preiss Glasser, illustrator of Fancy Nancy written by Jane O'Connor. Robin has also worked as an illustrator for Judith Viorst, Garrison Keillor, Lynne Cheney and Sarah Ferguson.

 

FancyNancy

Robin and I talk about

  • Who was the inspiration for Fancy Nancy.
  • Her number video rule.
  • How she transforms author art notes in to finish illustrations.

Note to my podcast listeners:

When I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR I thought, "Hey! I could do that, but with children's publishing as my focus!" That's how Brain Burps About Books got started. Writing is so solitary. I thought it would be a great way to get to talk to my friends and make new ones, plus I could help others learn. Maybe I'd learn some stuff myself, too. I've had the privilege of talking to the first three National Ambassadors for Young People's Literature, to librarians and New York Time's bestselling authors. I've interviewed to booksellers and publishers, writers, illustrators, app creators, and app distributors, and more! There is always something new on the horizon to learn and to share. So many listeners have asked how to support the show, and actually, now you can. I've installed a donate button to help defray the costs of producing the show. What do you learn or get out of Brain Burps every week? If it's worth donating a dollar, two dollars, five, or whatever you think the show is worth to you, it would help enormously. The show costs $20 a month to keep on the server, and that's only if there are four shorter episodes in a month. That number doesn't include other costs like my time to research and record, post, edit the intros and outros, web hosting, and equipment and software to do all this. I ended up loving podcasting. I love my listeners. My "Burpers!" This is my gig, I know. and like I said, it's an incredible experience for me. But if you've you've been helped, or just love it too, and you're able, here's your opportunity to help defray the costs. No matter what, thank you for being a Burper!

 


Announcements

  • EXTENDED! Leave an honest review of the podcast in iTunes by November 7th and be invited to a free Q&A with me. Ask me anything!

1-Go to http://bit.ly/1rxoGdF

2-Click VIEW ON iTUNES

3-Click RATINGS & REVIEWS

4-Click WRITE A REVIEW

5-Enter the Rafflecopter here.

Check out the deets and the 200th episode celebration here.

  • Club Burp-a-Palooza It's only .19¢ a day, and you can get weekly transcripts, a monthly marketing Q&A and more here: http://www.katiedavis.com/clubburp
  • Are you ready to invest in yourself and crank up your writing career? My next session of Crank It Up group coaching starts Tuesday, November 4th. Let me show you how to expand your audience and build your platform with email lists, social media and video creation. Join here.

Reviews

This week’s guest is Tara Lazar, author of the picture book illustrated by James Burks, The Monstore, and creator of Picture Book Idea Month, aka, PiBoIdMo. (You may even learn how to say it, too.)

Tara and I talk about

  • Why Tara started PiBoIdMo––it came from a baaaaad place!
  • The results of being part of PiBoIdMo (Contracts, Agents and Grants, OH MY!)
  • What makes this community special. (It’s awesome.)
  • If Tara could magically give everyone in her community one thing in this world, what would it be, and why?
  • What she said was the hardest question she’s ever been asked. (Hint: I asked it!)
  • Giving a shout-out to some of her power-users and most active members. Hear who she mentions and find out what she likes most about them!
  • The hottest topics that always seem to be discussed in the group.
  • How newbies––or anyone––can get the most out of PiBoIdMo.
  • What has surprised Tara the most about being the head of this forum.
Direct download: How_To_Get_Ideas_For_Your_Picture_Book.mp3
Category:The Craft of Writing -- posted at: 3:00am EST

To celebrate my 200th episode I wanted to go big. Go big or go home, right? So this is a three parter:

1. A free info-packed webinar for you, my listener. Your ticket is an honest review of the podcast, which you can write by clicking here, then clicking the VIEW IN iTUNES button, then click RATINGS AND REVIEWS and then WRITE A REVIEW.

2. Let us know you did it by entering your email into the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this page so we can notify you the details for joining the webinar.

3. I'll donate $1,000 to this charity if I get 40 new honest reviews by November 1.

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.

  • 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 guests are:

Direct download: Writerly_Advice_a_Free_Webinar_and_a_1000_Donation.mp3
Category:The Craft of Writing -- posted at: 8:45pm EST

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #199

 Click to tweet about this money-making episode here!

Announcements

  • 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
Category:eBooks -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Click to tweet about this poopendous episode here!

Announcements

  • 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: 3:00am EST

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
Category:The Craft of Writing -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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!

 

Announcements

 

  • 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!
  • 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 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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

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

 

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Emily Wylie reviews Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt

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  • 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? ;-)

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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.


 

 

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  • Today's interview is with Alison Green Myers and Rosemary Agoglia.
  • Click here for more info on their workshops that marry Ro's experience at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, and Alison's speciality in connecting curriculum-driven instruction to creation writing and language work.

 

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This week's episode is with Bianca Turetsky. Bianca is the author of the stylish Time-Traveling Fashionista series, which has been translated into nine languages. The three books include 

The Time-Traveling Fashionista 

The Time-Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette

The Time-Traveling Fashionista and Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile 

 

Click here for Bianca's Etsy shop and her awesome Mother-daughter book club kit  and listen in as I give Bianca on ways to spiff up her Etsy store

 

 

 

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Today's show is a tribute to the great man and author, Walter Dean Myers, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. I replay an interview I did with him for my 100th episode. 

Walter was the author of Monster, among many dozens of other award-winning books.

Read this tribute to Walter from Lee Bennett Hopkins.

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Today's sponsor is Video Idiot Boot Camp and as a bow to that, I've created a new free mini-course called How to Use Screenflow which you can find at ScreenflowDemo.com

 

I have a whole slew of guests in this episode!

 

In part one I asked everyone I saw at NJ SCBWI 2014 the same question,

"If you could get lost in any children's book, which book would it be, and why?"

 

Below are the writers who answered. You'll have to listen to find out the fun responses!

 

In part two I have Ray Briant, a firefighter who invented an app that will be an amazing research tool for writers, and history teaching tool for educators. Listen and see if you can resist helping Ray's Kickstarter for his app TiloTag get funded! 

 

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  • Kat Yeh
  • Christine Norris
  • Joyce Wan
  • Natalie Zamen
  • Charlotte Bernardo
  • Ame Dykeman
  • Adam Lehrhaupt
  • Tara Lazar
  • Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
  • Stacey Wilk
  • Julie Hedlund

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I promised last week to bring you Part 2 with Stephan Hovnanian and give you more Google Plus Training and here it is!

In the week's episode you'll hear:
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  • me try to pronounce a word I never say out loud.
  • a new gratitude segment from Julie Hedlund. Finally!
In The Interview with Stephan Hovnanian You'll Hear About
  • more tips for Google+.
  • when to schedule a Google Hangout On Air.
  • how to market your Google Hangout.
  • using Google+ to increase your mailing list.
  • what Google Drive is and how to use it to collaborate with others.
  • the Launch Team mentioned in the podcast is now closed, but you can find How to Promote Your Children's Book here.
  • how to get one of Stephan's books for FREE! (Hint: Scroll down!)

You'll get Google Plus Training in today's episode with this G+ expert.Everyone in publishing should know about this! This is great to help you market your books.

 

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How to Write a Novel with Writers Digest Award Winning Blog Writer Nathan Bransford

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