The Authorpreneur Blog
Amelia D. Hay is a virtual writing and business coach for fiction writers and the host of The Authorpeneur Podcast. Every week, on this blog, she will teach you how to develop a story idea, create compelling characters and outline your novel. Learn how to write your first draft, revise your story, self-publish, establish your author platform, and reach readers. In her, Behind the Scenes Podcast Diary (BTS) she shares an honest account of her journey to self-publishing her novels.
BTS042, Preparing a Murder Mystery Novel for Beta Readers and Juggling Multiple Manuscripts | August Author Diary Update, Part One
During the first two weeks of August, I focused my time on preparing a murder mystery novel for beta readers, then as I waited for feedback, I focused on the second book in my other series. And, this is what juggling multiple manuscripts at once is like. You spend much of your time jumping between projects, and it does get overwhelming at times. In light of that, I share a tip on dealing with overwhelm when jumping between manuscripts.
In this episode, I share a momentous writing update, a surprising update on my Fussy Librarian book promotion. And, I discovered a great tool for self-published authors at a great price.
In this episode, I discuss experimenting with more low budget book promotions on a 99 cent sale on my first-in-series novella, Missing. Naturally, things didn’t go as expected. So, I dive into why I believe my low budget book promotions went horribly wrong.
BTS039, Writing Multiple Books at Once, Low Budget Book Promotions, and Multiple Streams of Income | January to April Author Diary Update
Coming up in this episode, I discuss the progress I made writing multiple books at once, the results of my low budget book promotions, including download statistics, and I discuss my efforts to add multiple streams of income to my author business. And I share my biggest lessons learned with multiple streams of income.
BTS038, Story Origin Newsletter Swaps, Price Matching an eBook on Amazon and Lifting a Preorder Penalty on Amazon | November and December Author Diary Update
In this episode, I discuss the results of my very first story origin newsletter swap, price matching ebooks on Amazon to free when you’re not enrolled in the KDP select programme, and how I lifted my pre-order penalty on Amazon.
BTS037, Write to Market, Free Book Formatting Services and Hiring an Alpha Reader on Fiverr | October Author Diary Update
Coming up in this episode, I discuss my plans to write to market, my new book formatting services and how you can use them for free, and a-ha moment I had about my book Missing, which I’m hoping will result in more positive book reviews.
BTS036, Moving Web Hosts, Getting Book Reviews, and Writing Book Two In a Series | September Author Diary Update
In this episode, I share how after months of frustration with the slow speed of my website, I took the plunge and moved web hosts. And, I discuss along with the results of another free promotion on Kobo, and my experiments with pre-orders on Amazon.
The problem with helpful book marketing suggestions like”get interviewed on podcasts,” is no one actually tells you how to create a pitch that will land you an interview. In this episode, I will share three tips and a six-step formula that will help you craft a better pitch and hopefully, get you a podcast interview. Obviously, I can’t make any outlandish claims or promise you’ll get interviewed on podcasts. But, I can promise to show you how to present yourself to hosts, so that they can see the value you can contribute to their show.
Coming up in this episode, I share how I finally developed a writing habit after months of struggling. And, I discuss my efforts to chase reviews for my mystery novella, Missing. Plus, I found a fun alternative to Patreon.
BTS034, Struggling to Write Book Two in a Series and the Results of My Free Book Promotion on Kobo | July Author Diary Update
Coming up in this episode, I discuss how a well known free ebook platform shared my novella to its audience and the equally unexpected results. And, I review the outcome of my free ebook promotion on Kobo. On top of all of this, I talk about how I’m struggling to write book two in a series.