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The Indy Author Podcast

Matty Dalrymple (DAL-rim-ple) podcasts, writes, speaks, and consults on the writing craft and the publishing voyage as The Indy Author. She has written books on the business of short fiction and podcasting for authors, and her articles have appeared in Writer’s Digest magazine. She is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors. Matty is also the author of the Lizzy Ballard Thrillers, beginning with ROCK PAPER SCISSORS; the Ann Kinnear Suspense Novels, beginning with THE SENSE OF DEATH; and the Ann Kinnear Suspense Shorts, including CLOSE THESE EYES. She is a member of International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime.
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Now displaying: May, 2023
May 30, 2023

Matty Dalrymple talks with Shelby Leigh about MOVING PAST SELF-DOUBT TO PROMOTE YOUR WORK, including getting past the stigma of promotion and marketing; identifying the value to the reader of fiction as well as non-fiction; the importance of understanding your genre; the value of social media for both promotion and market research; protecting yourself emotionally from the impact of unfollows or bad reviews; recognizing that the environment you create on social media is part of your brand; determining your boundaries of what you share; and giving yourself grace. 

 

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Show notes at https://bit.ly/TIAP188 

 

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Shelby Leigh is a poet, mental health advocate, and book marketing strategist who has been writing on the internet for over 7 years, amassing a following of more than 500,000. More than 1,700 authors have used Shelby's book marketing courses and guides to improve their confidence with marketing and get more sales. She is also the author of the bestselling book CHANGING WITH THE TIDES. 

 

Matty Dalrymple is the author of the Lizzy Ballard Thrillers, beginning with ROCK PAPER SCISSORS; the Ann Kinnear Suspense Novels, beginning with THE SENSE OF DEATH; and the Ann Kinnear Suspense Shorts. She is a member of International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime. Matty also writes, speaks, and consults on the writing craft and the publishing voyage, and shares what she’s learned on THE INDY AUTHOR PODCAST. She has written books on the business of short fiction and podcasting for authors; her articles have appeared in Writer’s Digest magazine. She is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors.

May 23, 2023

Matty Dalrymple talks with Tara Robinett of Draft2Digital about THE POWER OF PRINT, including what print on demand is, and changing players in the POD market; D2D functionality for creating print editions from ebooks, including creating a wraparound print cover from an ebook cover; the importance of avoiding ebook language (like "click here") in your print book; why unlimited revisions aren't viable for print; how to switch a book from KDP Print or IngramSpark to D2D print, including changing vendor of record; and how D2D provides a viable centralized option to trade money for efficiency.

Show notes at https://bit.ly/TIAP187 

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Tara Robinett is the Director of Publishing Operations for Draft2Digital. She has worked in publishing realm since 1996 for traditional publishers such as Saxon Publishing, and has also worked as a freelance typesetter, editor, and proofreader before becoming the first official employee hired by Draft2Digital in 2013. She currently oversees the Customer Support and Content Review teams. She lives in Tulsa with a menagerie of cats and dogs and kids.

May 16, 2023

Matty Dalrymple talks with Emma Dhesi about THE POWER OF A BOOK COACH, including the differences between coaching and consulting, and between coaching and editing; the value a coach can bring in terms of providing accountability, guiding you through your own unique writing process, and helping you rediscover the joy of writing; and tips for choosing a coach, including red flags to look out for.

Show notes at https://bit.ly/TIAP186 

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Emma Dhesi is a book coach and author mentor who specializes in helping beginner authors write their first novel. Through her 1:1 coaching, Emma guides writers through story development and character evolution and provides personalized feedback. For more hands-off help, Emma hosts the podcast Turning Readers into Writers and is the lead author of LAUNCH PAD: THE COUNTDOWN TO WRITING YOUR BOOK. Emma lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with her husband, 3 children and 3 cats.

May 9, 2023

Matty Dalrymple talks with Dave Chesson of Kindlepreneur about AI AS METADATA ASSISTANT AND MUSE, including how effective (or ineffective) AI is in helping authors with keywords, book descriptions, categories, and titles; using AI to create interior images such as maps (and tips for how to do this); using AI image generators to visualize your book description; and the importance of changing how we operate to use AI tools to their fullest.

Show notes at https://bit.ly/TIAP185 

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Dave Chesson is the guy behind Kindlepreneur.com, a website devoted to teaching authors about book marketing. Recommended by Amazon KDP as the place where you can learn how to “optimize marketing for your books,” Kindlepreneur has grown to be one of the largest book marketing websites. Dave’s tactics help both fiction and nonfiction authors of all levels get their books discovered by the right readers. Dave is also the creator of Publisher Rocket, a software that helps authors see what's really going on in the book market, and thus pick better keywords and categories to help them sell more books. Dave was previously a guest in Episode 085 - Optimizing Your Keywords.

May 2, 2023

Matty Dalrymple talks with Greta Boris and Megan Haskell about PLANNING A NOVEL. We discuss brainstorming, including planting the concept seeds, productive daydreaming, and feeding the subconscious; worldbuilding, including how much is too much, giving the characters (and readers) an anchor, and letting world-building inform your plot; standalone or series, including which makes more sense for writers depending on whether they are looking to build an indie career or looking for a traditional publishing deal; and the story bible, including using a story bible to build your fan base. Greta and Megan also discuss their Kickstarter, Foundations of Great Storytelling: Preparing to Write.

Show notes at https://bit.ly/TIAP184 

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Greta Boris is the USA Today Bestselling author of The Seven Deadly Sins Murders, a psychological suspense series, and The Mortician Murders, a paranormal cozy mystery series. She hails from sunny Southern California where—based on her books, which are all set there—things are darker than you'd expect. Her stories have been called atmospheric and un-put-down-able.

Megan Haskell is the award-winning author of The Sanyare Chronicles, an action-packed female-led fantasy adventure. Her other titles include the epic fantasy Forged in Shadow and the upcoming women’s contemporary fantasy, Aether Bound. A Southern California transplant, she’s living the dream of writing while raising her two daughters in Orange County.

Together, Greta and Megan founded The Author Wheel, a website dedicated to helping writers become authors and keep their stories rolling. With over twenty years of writing and publishing experience between them, they’ve made the mistakes so you don’t have to.

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