Episode 323: Jason Pinter on His Journey From Editor to Writer to Publisher

Uncategorized Aug 04, 2020

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Jason Pinter has had a Byzantine journey through publishing—first as an editor, then as an internationally bestselling author of seven novels and two children’s books and finally as the Founder and Publisher of Polis Books.

So how does one go on that journey? And what does someone who's seen publishing from literally every side have to say about how the industry has changed over the years and the best way to launch a book today?

It's all in this episode, along with invaluable information about how independent and self-published authors can get their books into libraries—and why they'd want to.


 
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TRANSCRIPT OF THE EPISODE:

Anna (00:00):

So Jason, I was reflecting on when we met. Do you remember when it was?

Jason Pinter (00:08):

I think it was through Andy Levy at Fox News, if I'm not mistaken, that...

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Episode 322: Anna David (That's Me!) on Making Your Message Your Business (Final Excerpt From My New Book)

Uncategorized Jul 29, 2020
Here we are at the final week of excerpts from my new book. This one is the final chapter, Making Your Message Your Business. It's all about the ways you can take that memoir you made out of your mess and create something that can support you for the rest of your life.
 
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Hi there. Welcome to Launch Pad. It's a podcast all about how to successfully launch a book and what a book can do for your career. I am your host, Anna David, and every week I interview bestselling authors and the world's smartest and best marketers and entrepreneurs about how to make the most of a book.

This week, the one I'm talking to is myself. Just like the last two weeks. I am providing you with a free excerpt from my new book, Make Your Mess Your Memoir. And this is a short one. It is the last chapter. And it is about the ways you can take the memoir you made out of your mess and create something that can support you...

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Episode 321: Anna David (That's Me!) on Always Remembering You’re The Messenger (Excerpt 2 From My Book)

Uncategorized Jul 22, 2020

This week's episode features a very special guest: me. I got such a great response to last week's episode that I decided to release a few more excerpts from my new book. This week, it's the 13th chapter, which is focused entirely on how to find, nurture and serve your readers.


 
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TRANSCRIPT OF THE EPISODE

Hi there. Welcome to Launch Pad podcast hosted by me, Anna David, where I talk to bestselling authors and the world's best marketers about how to launch a book successfully and what a book can do for your career. Now, I have a special treat for you last week. I gave you an excerpt from my new book. Y'all really liked it. So now I am giving you a second excerpt from my book, and I'm not doing this just to be self-indulgent, I'm doing this because if you listen to this podcast, this is the best information that you can get about it because it's information I've culled from my 20 years in publishing and from other guests...

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Episode 320: Anna David (That's Me!) on Launching a Book (Excerpt From MY Book)

Uncategorized Jul 15, 2020

This week's episode features a very special guest: me. Yes, it's me giving you an exclusive excerpt from my new book. It's the 12th chapter of the book and definitely the meatiest. It's also the most relevant for you because it's focused entirely on what to do once you've finished your book and are getting ready to launch it.


 
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TRANSCRIPT OF THE EPISODE:

Anna: Hi there. Welcome to Launch Pad podcast, where I talk to writers about their best tips for book launching as well as what books can do for your career. I know I say I have a very special guest a lot, but today I have a very special guest because that guest is me because this episode is an excerpt from my new book, Make Your Mess Your Memoir, which is out. Now, this excerpt is chapter 12 of the book, which is meaty as hell: it's almost 45 minutes of solid information. And it focuses on how to launch a book and drilling down on your goals with your book. Now, if you...

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Episode 319: Derek Murphy on How to Actually Make Money From Book Sales

Uncategorized Jul 08, 2020

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Derek Murphy is a USA Today bestselling author with a PhD in Literature, who’s been featured in CNN, writes fantasy and sometimes lives in castles. When not trolling obscure bookshops, he prefers to be sipping espresso, surrounded by kittens and pursuing research on what it means to be a successful creative.

Now the word unique is overused but this is one unique guy. Looking at the amazing array of material he puts out there is to enter into a tireless brain of myriad interests—including educating aspiring writers, designing covers, penning paranormal fiction and hosting writing retreats in castles.

In this episode, we talked about creative ways to get Amazon to recommend your book (write a blog post that recommends other books like yours and then include a link to that blog in your email auto-responder), the importance of obeying Amazon's ever-changing rules and...

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Episode 318: Jay Abraham on Applying Lessons From Other Industries to a Book Launch

Uncategorized Jul 01, 2020

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Jay Abraham is the world's highest-paid marketing consultant, a proven business leader and top executive coach in the United States.

As Founder and CEO of The Abraham Group, Inc., Jay has spent his entire career solving complex problems and fixing underperforming businesses. He has significantly increased the bottom lines of over 10,000 clients in more than 1,000 industries and over 7,200 sub-industries worldwide. 

This is a man who is paid $30,000 for a day of business consulting. And I was lucky enough to not only get him to agree to come on this podcast to talk about applying lessons from other industries to a book launch but I was also able to get invaluable advice from him a few years ago that radically transformed my business (we talk about that at the very end of the episode; you definitely want to hear it).

In this episode, he doles out some of his top gems—including what to write at the beginning of every business...

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Episode 317: Adam Carolla on Why Having a Great Book is the Best Launch Tip of All

Uncategorized Jun 24, 2020
 

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Adam Carolla is, well, Adam Carolla. The comedian, actor, radio personality, television host and NY Times best-selling author also hosts a podcast you might have heard of since it holds the Guinness Book of World Records record for most downloaded podcast. He was also the co-host of the long-running radio show Loveline, co-created The Man Show and does like 190 other things. 

His first book, In 50 Years We'll All Be Chicks, was on the New York Times bestseller list for 10 weeks, while the audio version went straight to the #1 position on iTunes. He has since released a bunch of other New York Times bestselling books and it's probably safe to assume that his newest book, the just-released I'm Your Emotional Support Animal, will also make it there.

In this episode, we talked about why he doesn't know his publisher's name, how to write a book while driving to a comedy gig...

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Episode 316: Neal Pollack on Working with Big Publishers, Indie, Amazon—and Everyone in Between

Uncategorized Jun 17, 2020
 

Neal Pollack, AKA "the Greatest Living American Writer,"  is the author of 11 books of fiction and nonfiction.

His latest, Pothead, covers his journey from drug-addled literary sensation to sober Austin dad. He's written thousands of articles for publications current and defunct, prominent and obscure. To continue with the randomness, he's a three-time Jeopardy! champion and a certified yoga instructor. 

Neal and I have known each other for years, with essays appearing in some of the same books (one of which I edited). A truthteller who reveals the often brutal reality of modern-day publishing, Neal is perhaps most brutal and truth-telling when it comes to himself.

In this conversation, we talked about what happens to Gen X midlist authors, what happens when you seek literary fame and how the most important thing to do when launching a book is to enjoy it.


 
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Episode 315: Tyler Wagner on How to Hit the WSJ and USA Today Bestseller Lists

Uncategorized Jun 10, 2020
 
 
Tyler Wagner is the founder of Authorsunite.com, where he helps people become successful authors. 
 
More specifically what that means is that he does something similar to what we do at Launch Pad—people pay him to write and publish their books.
 
But he has a superpower we do not—namely, the ability to get books on the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. 
 
How does he do it? And how does a college drop-out end up connecting with Gary Vee, Tim Ferriss before launching a massive publishing business? 
 
It's all in this episode.

 
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Episode 314: Jeff Goins on How Real Artists Don't Need to Starve

Uncategorized Jun 03, 2020
 

Jeff Goins is a writer, keynote speaker, and award-winning blogger with a reputation for challenging the status quo. He is the best-selling author of five books, including The Art of Work, which landed on the best­ seller lists of USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, and The Washington Post. He lives with his family near Nashville, Tennessee. His website Goinswriter.com is visited by millions of people every year.

He is also an idol of mine when it comes to the fine art of combining writing with entrepreneurship and the even finer art of being successful at both.

In this chat, we got into the importance of patrons, why your network is like your neighborhood and how it takes years to promote a book. And of course we chatted about his top launch tips. Spoiler alert: it has to do with being a good neighbor.


 
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INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT: 

Anna: So we're going. So Jeff, I already got a little sycophantic before we started...

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