The Indie Author Mindset Podcast
Overcoming Adversity, with Stacy Juba

Overcoming Adversity, with Stacy Juba

September 12, 2020

How can you stop life getting in the way of your writing? Is it possible to overcome adversity to prevent it from taking a backseat? 

Stacy Juba is a writer who faced rejection at an young age, had to get through a family illness and dealt with all the usual life situations that often prevents an author from doing what they love to do best - writing. 

In this episode, she gives us her strategies on how to streamline for a busy life and that sometimes it's okay to take a little time off.  She also reveals her single biggest tip for an indie author on how to concentrate on writing. 

 

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Writing Through Depression, with Natalie Roberts

Writing Through Depression, with Natalie Roberts

August 22, 2020

Why are writers so prone to depression? And why are depressives often more creatively minded than other people? Could social media be ruining your mental health?

Natalie Roberts is a writer who's lived with depression for most of her life. She knows the power of writing and has studied the effects writing has on depressives — and that depressives have on writing.

 

In this honest and frank episode, she tells us why many of us might not realise our mental health is being affected by the way we live our lives, and we ponder why that might be — as well as how we can combat it to become healthier writers.

 

 

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How Amazon tried to mess up my book launch… and failed

How Amazon tried to mess up my book launch… and failed

August 5, 2020
On this week's special episode of the Indie Author Mindset Podcast I discuss:
  • The innovative and original approach I took to marketing my new book
  • How Amazon failed to deliver to customers - and why
  • How I overcame this and ensured only Amazon lost out
  • ... and why being open and honest will go down well with your readers 

 

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Vanity publishers and why you should avoid them

Vanity publishers and why you should avoid them

July 29, 2020
On this Indie Author Mindset Special Episode I discuss:
  • Different publishing methods
  • How the publishing landscape has changed
  • The importance of maintaining all ownership of your books

  • ...and why you should never hand over any money to vanity publishers or anyone else to get your book published

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The Indie Author Mindset Podcast is sponsored by IngramSpark, the award-winning indie publishing platform that offers authors like you a way to get your paperbacks and hardbacks into over 40,000 bookstores and libraries worldwide. Let IngramSpark take care of the details so that you can focus on what you do best — writing. Get started today at www.ingramspark.com.

Paperback quality, Kobo Plus and an Apple warning!

Paperback quality, Kobo Plus and an Apple warning!

July 22, 2020
On this week's Indie Author Mindset Podcast I discuss:
  • The excellent quality of a new recycled paper being used by IngramSpark
  • Kobo Plus and how it differs from Kindle Unlimited
  • Why you should always check the details of a promo on Kobo before applying
  • ... and I speak to my wife Jo about some teething problems with the Apple publisher portal

Here is the link for help with uploading to Apple Books https://help.vellum.pub/title-info/apple-books-version/

 

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The Indie Author Mindset Podcast is sponsored by IngramSpark, the award-winning indie publishing platform that offers authors like you a way to get your paperbacks and hardbacks into over 40,000 bookstores and libraries worldwide. Let IngramSpark take care of the details so that you can focus on what you do best — writing. Get started today at www.ingramspark.com.

VAT reduction, avoiding vanity publishers and going direct

VAT reduction, avoiding vanity publishers and going direct

July 15, 2020
On this week's Indie Author Mindset Podcast I discuss:
  • How Amazon's pricing boundaries have changed and what this means for you
  • Why you should never pay a company to publish your book
  • The news that Bertram Books going into administration could actually be good for you if you use IngramSparks
  • ... and how going direct to Apple instead of via an aggregator can give you more promotional opportunities

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The Indie Author Mindset Podcast is sponsored by IngramSpark, the award-winning indie publishing platform that offers authors like you a way to get your paperbacks and hardbacks into over 40,000 bookstores and libraries worldwide. Let IngramSpark take care of the details so that you can focus on what you do best — writing. Get started today at www.ingramspark.com.

Advertising, audio and long-term strategy

Advertising, audio and long-term strategy

July 8, 2020
On this week's Indie Author Mindset Podcast I discuss:
  • If you should advertise differently due to the Stop Hate For Profit campaign
  • The big growth in audiobooks and how it could affect you
  • How one indie has broken new boundaries and is up against Lee Child in the British Book Awards
  • ... and there's a sneak look at my new course

Here is the link to Jane Friedman's article on Marathons, Sprints and Pounces https://www.janefriedman.com/marathons-sprints-and-pounces-3-tiered-approach-to-book-launches/

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The Indie Author Mindset Podcast is sponsored by IngramSpark, the award-winning indie publishing platform that offers authors like you a way to get your paperbacks and hardbacks into over 40,000 bookstores and libraries worldwide. Let IngramSpark take care of the details so that you can focus on what you do best — writing. Get started today at www.ingramspark.com.

Audiobooks, vanity publishers and the future for indies

Audiobooks, vanity publishers and the future for indies

July 1, 2020
On this week's Indie Author Mindset Podcast I discuss:
  • Germany's VAT changes and why you need to act now
  • Why the touted growth in audiobooks isn't all it seems
  • The major shifts in indie publishing and where that leaves you
  • ... and why it always pays to have your wits about you

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The Indie Author Mindset Podcast is sponsored by IngramSpark, the award-winning indie publishing platform that offers authors like you a way to get your paperbacks and hardbacks into over 40,000 bookstores and libraries worldwide. Let IngramSpark take care of the details so that you can focus on what you do best — writing. Get started today at www.ingramspark.com.

The one where I whinge for 15 minutes

The one where I whinge for 15 minutes

June 24, 2020
On this week's Indie Author Mindset Podcast I discuss:
  • Why trad-pub distributors are collapsing
  • What's going to happen for authors after COVID-19
  • Why you don't need to worry about reviews
  • ...and why the world's going to hell in a handcart

This is why I don't record podcasts on Monday mornings.

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Libraries, trad-pub meltdowns and why page counts mean nothing

Libraries, trad-pub meltdowns and why page counts mean nothing

June 10, 2020
On this week's Indie Author Mindset Podcast I discuss:
  • Kobo's new 'Cost-per-Circulation' model of library distribution via Overdrive
  • What traditional publishers are having a meltdown over this week
  • Why page counts in ebooks mean absolutely nothing – but Dave Chesson's worked out some averages anyway
  • ... and why Dean Wesley Smith thinks you're crazy to even consider a traditional publishing deal

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The Indie Author Mindset Podcast is sponsored by IngramSpark, the award-winning indie publishing platform that offers authors like you a way to get your paperbacks and hardbacks into over 40,000 bookstores and libraries worldwide. Let IngramSpark take care of the details so that you can focus on what you do best — writing. Get started today at www.ingramspark.com.

 
 

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