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.
BTS033, Opting Out of Kindle Unlimited, My First Free Promotion on Kobo, and Outlining a Short Story | June Author Diary Update
Coming up in this episode, I discuss my decision to opt-out of Kindle Unlimited or KDP select and shifting my focus from book sales to getting more book reviews. On top of all of this, I’m making a special announcement, at the end of the show.
BTS032, Publishing a Second Edition of a Mystery Novel and Using Book Blogging Tours as a New Author | May Author Diary Update
Coming up in this episode, I will discuss my progress with publishing the second edition of a mystery novella Missing and the results of the book blogging tour. And, I share the results of my boosted Facebook post and my Book Doggy promotion.
BTS031, Rewrite a Self-Published Novel, Using a Paid Beta Reader, Book Blogging Tours, and My Second Bargain Booksy Promo | April Author Diary Update
Coming up in this episode, I will discuss why I chose to rewrite a self-published novel and the steps involved. While we’re on this topic, I also share my experience using a paid beta reader, and how this entire experience has changed my writing and self-publishing process for the better. On top of all of this, I’m also going to discuss the results of my second Bargain Booksy promotion.
BTS030, Frustrations with Publishing Wide, Trying Something New, and Dealing with Negative Feedback | March Author Diary Update, Part Two
Coming up in part two of the author diary episode for March, I will discuss my frustrations with publishing wide, trying something new, and dealing with negative feedback. And, I also share what that means for my James Lalonde series.
BTS029, Writing Beats within Scenes, Scene Blocking and Experimenting with First and Third Person POV in a Novel | March Author Diary Update, Part One
Coming up in this episode of the Authorpreneur Podcast, I will discuss rewriting a novel, writing beats within scenes, experimenting with first and third-person POV in a novel, and scene blocking.
I’m back from my hiatus. And in this short episode, I’m going share exactly what you can expect from the Authorpreneur Podcast going forward.
In this blog post, I discuss my thoughts and experiences using the Reedsy Discovery services and whether I will use the service again in the future.
Coming up in this episode, I’ll discuss enlisting the help of a book blogging tour service. Also on the show, I will share my attempts to grow my email list, whether I’ve made any progress on book two, and what I’m doing to get book reviews for my crime thriller novella, Missing.
There’s light at the end of the tunnel for the second book in my James Lalonde series. I’ve made a tonne of progress this week on fixing the issues in the story arc. In book marketing news, I started dabbling in Amazon ads for the US store. I’m going to share why I turned off the Amazon Ads on the UK store. On top of all of this, I experienced a few exciting author first’s this week.
Coming up in this episode, I’ll share my experiences in experimenting with Amazon advertising and the results of the book promotion services that I purchased during the last week in January. And, I’ll discuss how I discovered that I’d written a pile of garbage which is the current state of book two in the James Lalonde series.