I was very fortunate to attend a brand new Convention for Writers and Readers here in Calgary called “When Words Collide” a week ago. The convention had several VIP guests including Robert J Sawyer who agreed to be interviewed for the show. He talks about marketing and promotion in the Tips and Typos section.
I also interviewed Marc Johnson. Marc is a self-published fantasy author living in the Bay area. He talks about why he made the decision to self-publish and how he is treating his writing as a business.
Both authors talk about something I found very interesting and that is, knowing your market and targeting it. It’s an important lesson for me and one I think all authors need to hear.
I hope you enjoy the show.
00:00 — Opening – Get Published Episode 64 – Know Your Audience
- Everything has to start somewhere and this is the start of “Get Published”
00:14 — Introduction – Get Published Episode 64 – Know Your Audience
Welcome to the show.
01:06 — Promo – V for Vertigo
01:43— Tips and Typos – Get Published Episode 64 – Know Your Audience (continued)
- Michell talks to Robert J. Sawyer about marketing, promotion and knowing your audience.
- Email feedback at getpublishedpodcast dot com with your comments
13:40 - Promo - Flying Island Press
14:24 — Get Published Episode 64 – Know Your Audience (continued)
Marc Johnson talks about writing, podcasting, eBooks and self-publishing among many other topics.
48:38 — Closing
Thank you for listening.
Websites mentioned in this episode:
Marc Johnson - http://www.marcanthonyjohnson.com/
V for Vertigo - http://johnmierau.wordpress.com/category/podcast-teardown/
Flying Island Press - http://flyingislandpress.com/
The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences - http://www.ministryofpeculiaroccurrences.com/
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