Serial Fiction: Let’s Talk About Kindle Vella (To Write and Have Written) Play in new windowWith Kindle Vella on the horizon, let’s talk a bit about serial fiction, some of the confusion and misinformation about Kindle Vella, and what we might look for and plan for in choosing our own applications and career paths. If you would like my very slick… Continue reading

Content Marketing! with guest MJ McGriff (To Write and Have Written) Play in new windowContent marketing is my favorite kind of marketing — the marketing that doesn’t feel like marketing! Let’s talk with Margaret McGriff about how to use this in our branding. (If you haven’t seen my episodes on branding and marketing without selling, you might want to get… Continue reading

How to sell your own audiobooks and ebooks (not via Amazon or other retailers) Play in new windowIn today’s market, it’s critical to be able to reach your audience directly. Let’s walk through two options for selling audiobooks directly, for maximum control and profit, via Soundwise and Bookfunnel. Links! AppSumo deal on Soundwise (includes $10 off AppSumo for new users)Soundwise standard pricing and WooCommerce… Continue reading

Author Snapshots Workalong (To Write and Have Written) Play in new windowToday we start to walk through author snapshots (and then chat about those and other marketing things). If you’re not doing a monthly snapshot, this is an easy place to start! Switchy.ioBooks2Read.comZapier.comSendy  Video (from Twitch and YouTube): Continue reading

The History of Ramen (A Worldbuilding Exercise) (To Write & Have Written) Play in new windowHow did a war for natural resources in Korea lead to a ubiquitous American college food? Let’s talk about how in real life everything is connected, and how we can use that to make our fictional worlds more robust, cohesive, and fascinating. Video (from Twitch and… Continue reading