Writing fiction as a non-fiction writer can be a steep learning curve. Tim Grahl and I discuss this today as well as tips for launching your book.
In the introduction, I mention BookFunnel’s new giveaway feature, the Arthur C Clarke award opening up to indie authors. Plus, the launch of my new course, How to Write a Novel: From first draft to finished manuscript. (Use Coupon code: CREATE for $50 off in Sept 2016).
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Tim Grahl is the author of Your First 1000 Copies: A Step by Step Guide to marketing your book and the founder of Out:think, a firm that helps authors make money with online marketing tools. He’s also co-host of The Story Grid podcast with Shawn Coyne.
- The differences in Tim’s life since he was last on the show.
- The origins of The Story Grid podcast that Tim co-hosts with Shawn Coyne.
- Writing the book in sections and polishing each section with Shawn before moving on.
- Short feedback loops for writers and getting advice from professionals rather than amateurs.
- How new authors can ‘scale’ the marketing strategies of big name authors.
- Permission marketing and how that applies to authors.
- On the new role of podcasting and Facebook in marketing books.
- Following up on his viral blog post, Tim’s current thoughts on the USA Today and NY Times book lists.
- On whether Tim’s marketing work for other authors focuses on short-term goals or career longevity.
You can find Tim at www.TimGrahl.com and on twitter @timgrahl