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Social Media For Authors

Advanced Use of Social Media for Authors With Orna Ross and Joanna Penn: Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast

Social media is one of the most effective ways for authors to reach readers and amplify their message at the same time. In this advanced salon, Orna and Joanna cover how to use social media creatively and mindfully, including broadcasting versus engagement, tools and tech, and how to measure success.
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Michael La Ronn

Interview with Michael La Ronn — Black Author Thrives on Crossing Borders, Bringing People Together: Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast

My guest this week is Michael La Ronn, who many of you know as the co-host of the AskALLi Members' Q&A podcast. You also may know him as a video blogger, and writer of fantastic fiction. He lives and thrives at the border between genres, and as an African American author who was raised in a biracial family, he chooses to try to bring people together in these polarized times.
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Establishing Your Author Platform

Establishing Your Author Platform With Sacha Black and Orna Ross: Self-Publishing Fiction & Nonfiction Podcast

In this month’s Fiction & Nonfiction Self-Publishing Salon, Sacha Black and Orna Ross explore the importance of establishing your author platform. They explain how to establish an effective platform in today’s digital publishing environment. Topics covered include:   What is…

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Eric Twiggs

Interview with Eric Twiggs — Procrastination Expert Says There’s No Time to Lose: Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast

My guest this week is Eric Twiggs, an indie author and motivational speaker who is an expert in procrastination. In fact, it took him a little while to figure out that was his calling, and then he held off on writing a book about it. Now, though, the author of The Discipline of Now and One Moment in Time has some advice all authors can use on the value of getting things done today rather than tomorrow. So, without further delay, here's Eric Twiggs.
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Online Poetry

The Basics of Online Poetry Book Distribution and Sales, with Orna Ross and Dalma Szentpály: Self-Publishing Poetry Podcast

Orna Ross and Dalma Szentpály explore the basics of online poetry book distribution and sales trends over the past few months. As poetry slams and other events moved online, many poets are connecting for the first time with the power of digital distribution for their books.
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Lorna Fergusson

Interview with Lorna Fergusson — Storyteller Helps Other Indie Authors Chase Away Self-Doubt: Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast

My guest this week is Scottish author Lorna Fergusson, who has tried publishing the traditional way, but found that she enjoyed the control she had over her own work that comes with being an indie author. Lorna has also devoted her career to coaching other indie authors on how they can chase away self-doubt and join the indie publishing revolution. 
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Dean Blake

Interview with Dean Blake — Instagram Artist Helps us Laugh During Tough Times: Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast

My guest this week is Dean Blake, who has turned Instagram fame into an indie author career. What began as simple drawings that poke fun of ridiculous life situations went viral on social media and have struck a chord, especially in these times, when we can all use a good laugh.
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Reboot Your Author Brand

Reboot Your Author Brand With Orna Ross and Joanna Penn: Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast

Is it time to reboot your author brand and reassess your business? As the world begins to tentatively unlock from social cocooning and quarantine, indie authors and others are reassessing what’s most important to them as writers and publishers. Both Orna Ross and Joanna Penn have used this as a time for reflection and reassessment, and they share what they’ve been doing to reboot their author brands.
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Sell Books From Author Website

Sell Books from Your Author Website, With Sacha Black and Orna Ross: Self-Publishing Fiction & Nonfiction Podcast

In this month’s Fiction & Nonfiction Self-Publishing Salon, Sacha Black and Orna Ross outline the advantages and downsides of selling books directly to readers from your own author website and consider the implications for exclusivity with platforms like KDP Select. 
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