From Reedsy, this is Bestseller, a podcast for aspiring authors, demystifying the process of writing and self-publishing a book, one chapter at a time.

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Trailer: Bestseller

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Prologue: What is a Prologue?

Meet Shaz Kahng — working mother, sportswear CEO, indie author.

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Chapter 1: The Writing Process

Besides a room of one’s own, what does it really take to write a book?

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Chapter 2: Acquiring an Editor

What better way to celebrate finishing a novel than by throwing out half of it?

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Chapter 3: Deal or No Deal

The classic writer’s dilemma: traditional or self-publishing?

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Chapter 4: The Design Stage

How do you design the cover your book will inevitably be judged by?

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Chapter 5: Going to Market

In an oversaturated market, how do you make your product stand out? Be it running shoes or books — the answer is the same.

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Epilogue: What is an Epilogue?

How do you end a novel, a story, or a podcast? Perhaps, with an epilogue.

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Addendum 1: Choice Words for First Drafts (with Brett Putter)

How do you turn your first draft into a published book? According to Brett Putter, founder of CultureGene and author of "Culture Decks Decoded," the answer may be unsuitable for print.

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Addendum 2: The Human Element (with Eliot Peper)

What is the best way to market a book in the Internet age? Technology may have changed, but the answer hasn't -- for over 2,000 years.

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Addendum 3: Happily Ever After (with Anthony Sciarratta)

Is ending your story "happily ever after" cliché? Maybe -- but some clichés exist for a reason.

Season Two –  via soundcloud

Season 2 Prologue: In Your Dreams

How do you transform "working writer" from a job that's in your dreams to the job of your dreams?

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Season 2 Chapter 1: The People v. Cozy Mysteries

Is "writing to market" the same as selling out, or is it just good business?

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Season 2 Chapter 2: The New World

Before it was a multimillion dollar industry, self-publishing was a new world. But was the (literal) gold rush worth the (figurative) smallpox?