Many authors still want a traditional deal and in today's show, thriller author Sean Black talks about his journey from winning the literary lottery through to happy indie success.
In the intro, I talk about the new multi-currency pricing feature on PublishDrive and a reflection on 10 years of the iPhone, released on 29 June 2007. In my personal update, I mention visiting The Hardy Tree in London this week, and also how I have turned a corner with dictating fiction using transcription.
Plus, How to Market a Book Third Edition launches this week, available in ebook and print from 6 July 2017. It might be for you if you want to sell more books and reach more readers 🙂
This podcast is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, which helps authors self-publish and reach readers in global markets through the Kobo ecosystem. You can also subscribe to the Kobo Writing Life podcast for interviews with successful indie authors.
Sean Black is the bestselling author of the Ryan Lock thrillers and co-author of the Malibu Mysteries with Rebecca Cantrell as well as the Byron Tibor series with Steven Savile. In September of 2008, after a heated auction, Lockdown sold to Bantam/Transworld in what Publishers Weekly categorised as ‘a major deal’. Dutch, German, and Russian rights were also quickly snapped up.
- Selling a book at auction to a trad publisher
- On whether movie studios are more interested in books if they're traditionally published
- The less-than-successful experiences that have been valuable for Sean
- Whether indie authors should pursue translating their books independently
- On whether awards help or hinder an author
You can find Sean Black at SeanBlackAuthor.com and on Twitter @SeanBlackAuthor