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Preparing to Plan for the New Year

EPISODE 170T Today’s guest is – ME! 😀 In January 2018, James Blatch interviewed me on The Self Publishing Show Podcast (then called Mark Dawson’s Self Publishing Formula Podcast) about time management for writers. I’ve been teaching a class called Going the Distance for over a decade, helping other writers plan their time so they…

Book Specs For Your Self-Published Book

Episode 150T Book Specs For Your Self-Published Book

EPISODE 150T When I self-publish my own books or work with clients to publish theirs, I use my Book Specifications Worksheet to collect all the information needed to create the final ebook and/or print book. In this episode, I go over several areas of the worksheet, letting you know all of the things you’ll have…

Even Superman Had a Day Job: An Interview with Margaret Ethridge

Episode 148I Even Superman Had a Day Job

EPISODE 148I Today’s guest is Margaret Ethridge, author of Contentment and Commitment, who also writes as Maggie Wells, author of Love Game and Play Dates. Margaret likes to write about life choices, and she often uses her own life as a jumping off point for ideas. For instance, she loves college football, so she created…

124T – Understanding the Basics of Publishing

Episode 124T Understanding the Basics of Publishing

A friend of mine asked me to help her understand a little about publishing because her father had written a novel and she wanted to make sure he didn’t get taken advantage of. This is some of the information I shared with her. There are two main ways to publish a book – traditional publishing,…