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The Art of the Ask, Ep 193

The Art of the Ask, Ep 193

Surely you can’t just ask for what you want? Kevin begs to differ. If you’ve been struggling to find a way to market your books on a shoestring or no-string budget, you’ll want to tune in to this episode for some first-step author marketing advice.


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Iterative Publishing and Perfect is the Enemy of Good, Ep 192

Iterative Publishing and Perfect is the Enemy of Good, Ep 192

Kevin talks about his “iterative publishing” approach and how to leverage it to produce more books, faster, and make them as close to perfect as they can be, over time.


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Content Marketing for Authors, Ep 190

Content Marketing for Authors, Ep 190

Can content marketing help authors with discoverability? Yes. Yes it can. That’s what Kevin believes, at least, and in this Solo Slinger episode he talks about some of the ways an author can leverage content beyond their books to bring more readers to their books.


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True Crime Inspirations with Jode Millman, Ep 189

True Crime Inspirations with Jode Millman, Ep 189

Jodé is the author of the best-selling SEATS: NEW YORK Theatre guidebooks, and her debut thriller novel, “The Midnight Call,” will released by Immortal Works Publishing on June 18, 2019. The unpublished manuscript of “The Midnight Call” was short-listed for the 2014 Clue Award and received the First Place Blue Ribbon as “Best Police Procedural” by Chantireviews.com.


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The Very Personable Mailing List, Ep. 188

The Very Personable Mailing List, Ep. 188

Kevin talks about building your platform with a focus on your mailing list, and creating super fans by being personable and engaging with your readers.


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Cops and Writers with Patrick O'Donnell, Ep 187

Cops and Writers with Patrick O'Donnell, Ep 187

Patrick O'Donnell is a self-published author and full-time police sergeant in one of the largest police departments in the United States. He has over 24 years of experience and has worked a variety of assignments ranging from undercover work, robbery details, vice squads, violent crime task forces, and served as the incident commander for multiple officer-involved shooting investigations. He currently works as a consultant to authors and screenwriters on police procedure.

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Bootstrapping your author career, Ep 186

Bootstrapping your author career, Ep 186

Kevin talks about how to get started in an author career when you have no money and very few resources. Learn how to get the basics—cover, ebook layout, print layout, and distribution—for free. And learn how to tackle some of the business aspects, such as tracking sales and royalties, building a website, and marketing your books, plus investing back into your business and your future.

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Hyper Creativity with GP James, Ep 185

Hyper Creativity with GP James, Ep 185

GP James is a writer and music creator living in Los Angeles. He has written four screenplays, two novels, and several volumes of poetry. His novels have been edited by Richard Marek, publisher and editor of Silence of the Lambs, The Bourne Identity, and countless other bestsellers. James has also worked as a music producer, sound mixer, and recording engineer for Snoop Dogg, Amy Winehouse, Patti LaBelle, and many other award-winning artists, television shows and feature films.


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WPC-080 - The Fascinating Life of Arnold Logan

WPC-080 - The Fascinating Life of Arnold Logan

Arnold Logan was born in North Toronto. He went from boarding school in England to working on Southern Ontario dairy farms, from fiberglass factories to horseback riding with the King of Nepal. He studied at Innis College, University of Toronto, and lived abroad for many years. Springtime in Lawrence Park is his first novel. 


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WPC-074 - Unconventional Marketing with Melissa Burch

WPC-074 - Unconventional Marketing with Melissa Burch

Melissa Burch is the author of My Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker. She's also a filmmaker, producer and war journalist. Her team was one of the first documentary crews in the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. A story about her in Afghanistan was featured in The New York Times. In this episode of the Wordslinger Podcast, Kevin and Melissa talk about her work, her history, and the unconventional ways in which she is marketing her book.


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WPC-073 - Living Well with Roland Denzel

WPC-073 - Living Well with Roland Denzel

Feeling good is the kind of thing we never quite think about. We get so busy building our careers, trying to be more productive, trying to balance work against family life—we can sometimes forget that our bodies are part of the equation. Roland Denzel realized this years ago, and he's been sharing everything he learns about eating better, getting fit, and living well. This episode takes a look at some of Roland's philosophy, so that you can start feeling better right now.


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WPC-069 - Writing fantasy with Garrett Robinson

WPC-069 - Writing fantasy with Garrett Robinson

For some people, just having a writing career is fantasy enough. For Garrett Robinson, being a bestselling fantasy author was just part of the story—and the rest involves a growing career on YouTube as well as heading the fantasy arm of Sterling & Stone. Garrett has some great advice for the will-be author and the will-be YouTuber alike. Tune in to learn how to make fantasy become your new reality.


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WPC-067 - Speculative Fiction with S. Evan Townsend

WPC-067 - Speculative Fiction with S. Evan Townsend

S. Evan Townsend writes in a universe that is an interesting blend of science fiction and noir detective stories—pulp fiction meets nuts and bolts scifi. He's also a host for the Speculative Fiction Cantina, chatting with other authors about their work and helping to introduce readers to new books by authors they'll love. In this episode of the Wordslinger Podcast, Kevin talks to Townsend about his work, about the meaning of Speculative Fiction, and about the future of the genre.


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WPC-061 - Brand Mapping with Jason Arcemont

WPC-061 - Brand Mapping with Jason Arcemont

New year, new chance to get your brand into better shape! As we ring in 2016, Jason Arcemont—Goal Crusher—has some tips on fine tuning your brand without breaking a sweat. Along the way, you can find Your Spot on the Mountain. Because that's how we roll. 


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