The publishing world continues to change, but authors who adapt and grow with it are making the best of both worlds, straddling traditional publishing and indie in the hybrid model. In today's show, I talk to Michael Ridpath about his journey.
In the intro, I talk about Kobo's move into audiobooks, Draft2Digital's new professional quality ebook templates, and Kris Rusch's post about Rip Van Winkle syndrome and how you can navigate the changes ahead.
Plus, I reflect on my trip away to the Dolomites region of northern Italy. Click here for the photos.
This podcast is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, which helps authors self-publish and reach readers in global markets through the Kobo eco-system. You can also subscribe to the Kobo Writing Life podcast for interviews with successful indie authors.
Michael Ridpath is the internationally bestselling author of 16 novels, that range from financial thrillers through Icelandic crime thrillers, historical spy novels and most recently Amnesia, which incorporate aspects of thriller, crime, and history.
- On changing genres and the impact that has on one's writing career
- Michael's mindset to keep writing during the dips in an author career
- How to know when a book series has run its course
- How Michael is publishing now
- On whether the attitude toward indie publishing has changed
You can find Michael at MichaelRidpath.com and on Twitter @MichaelRidpath