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An Interview with Author Joanna Penn [Audio]


Joanna Penn is a self-published New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has sold over 100,000 books. I recently interviewed Joanna on my podcast, The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour, which you can listen to in its entirety by pressing the play button below: A few of the topics Joanna and I covered: How she quit her job and became a full-time author Her ... Read More »

Podcast with Joanna Penn


Check out this nice podcast with Joanna Penn from the guys at the Self-Publishing Podcast: We started out by talking about speaking opportunities for writers (Sean and I want to get paid to speak), based around Joanna’s conveniently timed new book Public Speaking for Authors, Creatives, and Other Introverts, which you should go and pick up if you’re at all ... Read More »

Book Trailers: Do Authors Get Enough Bang for Their Buck?


Because book trailers are becoming a popular online marketing tool, I thought it was time I did a study of what was going on in this phase of book promotion. First, a trailer has to be a part of the total book package. You must keep that in mind as we proceed. I reviewed 50 trailers, some from the HBS ... Read More »

Book Industry: An Interview with Expert Joanna Penn


Today I have a recent interview with industry expert and author Joanna Penn (J. F. Penn). She has one of the most popular blogs in the book writing, marketing and publishing industry. Joanna has written several business books highlighted below along with the Kindle bestselling ARKANE thrillers, Pentecost and Prophecy. Author Description: Joanna Penn is the author of the ARKANE ... Read More »

Author Blogs: Are You Hiding Your Contact Information From Your Readers?


I recently blogged about author’s lack of supplying contact information in their ebooks and how they miss the opportunity to connect with their readers. Since then I have started a new blog to help authors get more attention focused on their books and their Internet presence. Much to my dismay most author blogs and websites are failing to supply their ... Read More »

eBook Marketing: Is Buying a Great Book Review Your Cup of Tea?


With the huge controversy brewing in the Book Publishing Industry over book reviews and how they’re obtained and used, I thought I would jump in on this. We have exposed a problem in the trust of one of the decision points buyers have. Is the ebook as good as the review says it is? How much do readers/buyers rely on ... Read More »

Ebook Authors: 17 Great Information Sources


I have been asked several times this month what I think are the best current sources of information for the eBook author. I think research is a key element in an indie’s quest for success so I spend a lot of time reading blogs and books on publishing and writing. I did a little research on my research and this ... Read More »