Bestseller

PODCAST

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

Trailer: Bestseller by Reedsy

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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?

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Season 2 Chapter 3: Having A Community

Over the past ten years, self-publishing has become unequivocally common. How can a new author stand out in such a large community?

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Season 2 Chapter 4: Making A Change

In this day and age, readers care about your writing if they care about you first. So how do you turn "you" into a marketable brand?

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Season 2 Chapter 5: Making A Community

How do you transform "working writer" from the job of your dreams into a career?

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Season 2 Epilogue: Always A Challenge

Writing never gets easier. How does Jenn still do so much of it anyway?

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Addendum 4: Flashback (with Benjamin Davis)

How do you market a book that you can barely even describe? Benjamin Davis, author of a so called magical realism poetic memoir, travelled across the world to find the answer.

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Addendum 5: To Trope or Not To Trope (with Marlow York)

Drawing from your influences is one thing, stealing from them is another. How did Marlow York walk the tricky tightrope of writing with tropes?