Why is a series the not-so-secret weapon for making a decent living with your writing? What's the difference between episodic series and one with a clear arc across the books? What are some of the best ways to market a series? Sara Rosett talks about all these things and more.
In the intro, Facebook shuts down news organizations (and a lot more) in Australia [The Guardian]; The possible impact of Facebook changes on author advertising [Author Media]; my Author Website and Email List Tutorial; my tutorial on how to sell ebooks and audiobooks direct with Payhip and Bookfunnel; and tips on dictation.
Today's show is sponsored by Draft2Digital, where you can get free ebook formatting, free distribution to multiple stores, and a host of other benefits. Get your free Author Marketing Guide at www.draft2digital.com/penn
Sara Rosett is the USA Today best-selling author of cozy mysteries, travel and historical mysteries, as well as books and courses for writers, including How to Write a Series, and, How to Outline a Cozy Mystery. She's also a podcaster at Wish I'd Known Then with co-host, Jami Albright.
You can listen above or on your favorite podcast app or read the notes and links below. Here are the highlights and full transcript below.
- Finding time to write with small children in the house
- The pros and cons of writing a series
- How the hero’s journey fits in with a series
- On the different types of series and where they work best
- How to plan a series
- How to keep track of character continuity in a series
- Different ideas for marketing a book series
You can find Sara Rosett at SaraRosett.com and on Twitter @SaraRosett