• Building a Loyal Fan Base

    13 GIU 2024 · In Episode 20, Author Nation Conference Director https://jamiedavisbooks.com/ explores the essential topic of building a loyal fan base with https://reamstories.com/ CEO https://mevansinked.com/, https://theauthorhelper.com/ Co-Founder https://benzackheim.com/, and bestselling author https://kevinomclaughlin.com/. They discuss strategies like understanding your audience deeply, creating memorable 'magic moments,' and effectively using tools to track and manage reader engagement. This episode offers invaluable insights for any indie author aiming to nurture their readers and cultivate a dedicated following. Join us live in November at https://claymore.kartra.com/page/UAB343https://claymore.kartra.com/page/UAB343https://claymore.kartra.com/page/UAB343 or suggest a topic or host at https://www.authornation.live/deepdivehttps://www.authornation.live/deepdive.
    31 min. 7 sec.
  • Direct Sales For Authors with Pierre Alex Jeanty

    6 GIU 2024 · In Episode 19, Author Nation's https://joesolari.com/ and https://chellehoniker.com/ discuss the evolving state of direct sales with bestselling author and entrepreneur https://pierrejeanty.com/. They explore how direct sales empower authors to forge closer connections with their audience and offer enriched experiences that cater to readers' needs. They also cover strategies for leveraging content across multiple platforms and the critical role of appropriate pricing. This episode is a must-listen for any author considering direct sales as part of their marketing strategy or those looking to understand the future of authorship in 2024. Join us live in November at https://claymore.kartra.com/page/UAB343https://claymore.kartra.com/page/UAB343https://claymore.kartra.com/page/UAB343 or suggest a topic or host at https://www.authornation.live/deepdivehttps://www.authornation.live/deepdive.
    52 min. 11 sec.
  • What's New at Author Nation?

    30 MAG 2024 · In Episode 18, Author Nation team members https://findingyourindie.com/, https://chellehoniker.com/, https://claymore.kartra.com/page/yz9325, and https://jenbgreen.com/ share their detailed planning process and excitement for the inaugural 2024 show. They discuss their approach to creating a welcoming environment that supports networking and learning for authors at different career stages. RAVE Coordinator Mandie also reveals exclusive updates on this year's author-reader event. Whether you're an author, a reader, or just interested in the world of writing, this episode is a treasure trove of insights into an event that promises to be a highlight of the literary calendar. Join us live in November at https://claymore.kartra.com/page/UAB343https://claymore.kartra.com/page/UAB343https://claymore.kartra.com/page/UAB343 or suggest a topic or host at https://www.authornation.live/deepdive.
    18 min. 6 sec.
  • Introducing Soundbooth Theater: Our 2024 Audio Sponsor

    23 MAG 2024 · In Episode 17, Author Nation Managing Director https://joesolari.com/ welcomes https://www.jeffhaysnarrates.com/ and Emily Labes-Royce from https://soundbooththeater.com/ to discuss how they are revolutionizing the audiobook industry. Jeff discusses the company's origins and the creative collaborations that enhance their audiobooks, while Emily shares marketing strategies and community engagement efforts. This episode also covers Soundbooth's innovative projects and their role as the Audio Sponsor for Author Nation 2024, promising unique audio experiences for attendees. Join us live in November at https://claymore.kartra.com/page/UAB343 or suggest a topic or host at https://www.authornation.live/deepdive.
    56 min. 19 sec.
  • Epic Announcement: Story Wars/Author Nation Partnership

    16 MAG 2024 · In Episode 16, Author Nation Managing Director https://joesolari.com/ explores the dynamic world of https://www.storywarscle.com/ with team members Kelly Lytle, Genevieve Santos-Miller, and Gabby Valentine. They discuss the evolution of Story Wars from a local brewery event to a major attraction at Author Nation 2024, combining improv and creative writing in a competitive, high-energy format. The episode details how participants can join the Story Wars community and compete in virtual events leading to a live finale, with prizes including trips to the annual conference in Vegas. Join us live in November at https://claymore.kartra.com/page/UAB343 or suggest a topic or host at https://www.authornation.live/deepdive.
    50 min. 13 sec.
  • Making Your Fans Feel Special with Phil Mershon

    9 MAG 2024 · In Episode 15, Author Nation Managing Director https://joesolari.com/ chats with https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/'s Director of Experience https://www.philmershon.com/ about enriching audience interactions and making lasting impressions. Phil discusses leveraging his introversion to tailor event environments that make every attendee feel valued and connected. They also delve into creating moments that extend beyond the event, such as personalized interactions that enhance reader engagement.  Join us live in November at https://claymore.kartra.com/page/UAB343 or suggest a topic or host at https://www.authornation.live/deepdive.
    38 min. 38 sec.
  • Making a Great First Impression with Your Personal Branding

    2 MAG 2024 · In episode 14, host https://www.kevintumlinson.com/ welcomes guests https://claymore.kartra.com/page/yz9325 and https://arpitmehtaphotography.com/ to discuss the importance of personal branding for authors. Suze, a personal stylist and image consultant, shares how authors can weave their personal style into their professional brand, using examples like Jonathan Yanez. Arpit, a visual artist and Author Nation's professional photographer, discusses his approach to capturing the essence of an author through headshots, emphasizing understanding their motivations. This episode offers valuable insights and practical advice on visually communicating one's brand, making it essential for any author looking to make a lasting impression. Join us live in November at https://claymore.kartra.com/page/UAB343 or suggest a topic or host at https://www.authornation.live/deepdive.
    34 min. 25 sec.
  • Discover More About Your Customers with Geniuslink

    24 APR 2024 · In Episode 13, Author Nation Managing Director https://joesolari.com/ sits down with Jesse Lakes, CEO and Co-Founder of https://geniuslink.com/.  Joe and Jesse discuss Geniuslink's potential for authors, focusing on its ability to help locate and connect with readers online. Jesse explains how Geniuslink, initially designed for affiliate marketing within the iTunes ecosystem, serves both new authors and experienced marketing teams globally. He also discusses the concept of universal book links and the differences between Geniuslink and Booklinker.  Join us live in November at https://claymore.kartra.com/page/UAB343 or suggest a topic or host at https://www.authornation.live/deepdive.
    37 min. 25 sec.
  • AI Update Q2 2024

    18 APR 2024 · In Episode 12, Author Nation Managing Director https://joesolari.com/ sits down with https://futurefictionacademy.com/'s Elizabeth Ann West to explore AI's evolving role in publishing. Elizabeth discusses her software, Rexy, designed to optimize authors' writing efficiency by sequencing prompts and integrating with https://www.notion.so/. She underscores the necessity for authors to stay informed about AI advancements to harness their potential responsibly, enhancing both productivity and creative output. This episode is a must-listen for those interested in the ethical intersection of technology and literature. Check out Future Fiction Academy's free course at https://futurefictionacademy.com/free. Join us live in November at https://claymore.kartra.com/page/UAB343 or suggest a topic or host at https://www.authornation.live/deepdive.
    36 min. 55 sec.
  • BookFunnel: Your Secret Weapon for Finding Your Audience

    11 APR 2024 · In Episode 11, Author Nation Managing Director https://joesolari.com/ sits down with https://bookfunnel.com/'s https://damonjcourtney.com/ to explore the platform's robust features. Damon explains how BookFunnel has expanded its services to include tools for distributing advanced reader copies, managing direct sales, and delivering audiobooks. He highlights how BookFunnel's data on reader behaviors helps authors refine their marketing strategies and content. The discussion also covers the critical role of direct sales in building a community and enhancing reader engagement. Join us live in November at https://claymore.kartra.com/page/UAB343 or suggest a topic or host at https://www.authornation.live/deepdive.
    57 min. 25 sec.

Welcome to the Author Nation podcast, your go-to source for all things indie publishing and self-publishing. Join us as we explore the evolution of the industry, discuss the challenges and...

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Welcome to the Author Nation podcast, your go-to source for all things indie publishing and self-publishing. Join us as we explore the evolution of the industry, discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by indie authors, and dive into the importance of community, branding, and personal relationships. From tips and tricks for building a successful long-term career to insights on professional standards in publishing, we've got you covered. Get ready to be inspired, informed, and empowered on your journey as an indie author. Subscribe now and be part of the Author Nation community! Be sure to come to our live event.
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