Brain Burps About Books: How to Create Your Author Platform, Adult and Children's Book Publishing, Book Marketing Podcast

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.

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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 EDT

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!