Welcome to Season 2, Episode 7 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this seventh episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the changing world of book publishing. If you are an author—or an aspiring author—this episode is for you.
I am always surprised by how many people have either written or want to write a book. According to my last reader survey, 65 percent of my audience fits into this category.
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In this episode, we discuss:
- Why publishers reject book proposals (and how you can use this to your advantage).
Why industry consolidation and competition is a good thing.
How digital publishing has opened up unprecedented opportunities for authors, publishers, and readers around the world. It doesn’t represent the end of publishing but the beginning.
Why people are reading more than ever before.
How personal platforms are giving today’s authors the ability to leverage their influence and and control their future.
How self-publishing no longer has the stigma it once had and why it’s a totally legitimate option for today’s authors.
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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:
Question: What would publishing a book make possible for you? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
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In this episode we mentioned one resource:
- Course: Get Published
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