Your Work Is a Gift: Getting Comfortable With Self-Promotion

December 4, 2018
For Love & Money with Rae D. Magdon
 
In this episode, we discuss the (unnecessary!) guilt and shame that can consume authors when they promote their own work. Your work is a gift to your readers, and you should be excited to share it with them!
 
We discuss:
  • How the act of purchasing a creative work makes an impact on the purchaser
  • How practice makes perfect when it comes to overcoming self-promotional fears
  • How imagining yourself as a reader can help you put things into perspective
Links Mentioned
 
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Barbara Ann Wright: Speculative Fiction Has Something For Everybody - For Love & Money

November 20, 2018
For Love & Money with Rae D. Magdon and guest Barbara Ann Wright
 
In this episode, we discuss marketing speculative fiction with author extraordinaire Barbara Ann Wright.
 
We discuss:
  • How to market Fantasy/Sci-fi to lesfic romance readers
  • How to market lgbtq+ characters to straight Sci-fi fans
  • How personality sells books as much as back cover blurbs
  • How other worlds offer a freeing, therapeutic escape for queer characters and readers alike
Links Barbara Ann Wright Online
 
Links to Rae Online
Twitter @RaeDMagdon
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Colleagues Not Competitors: Interview with Sallyanne Monti - For Love And Money

November 6, 2018

Colleagues Not Competitors

For Love & Money with Rae D. Magdon and guest Sallyanne Monti
 
In this episode, we are honored to have Sallyanne Monti as our guest: anthology editor, nonfiction author, and expert collaborator.
 
We discuss:
  • The value of trade and collaborations
  • What goes into an anthology
  • How to network with others in your field
  • The myth that authors are competitors, and how acting as colleagues helps everyone "win"
Links to Sallyanne Monti Online
Contact here
 
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I Heart Lesfic: A One-Stop Shop For Sapphic Fiction - For Love & Money

October 23, 2018
For Love & Money with Rae D. Magdon and guest T.B. Markinson 
 
In this episode, we share the love by delving into the origins of I Heart Lesfic.
 
We discuss:
  • How I Heart Lesfic started
  • How it helps authors promote their work
  • How to network with the best of them
 
Links T.B. Markinson Online
Twitter @IHeartLesfic
Links to Rae Online
Twitter @RaeDMagdon
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Going Solo: Independent Publishing with K.F. Bradshaw

October 16, 2018

This week on For Love & Money, we discuss the world of self-publishing with K.F. Bradshaw, author and publisher of the Enchanters series!

Covered in this episode:

  • The challenges of going it alone.
  • Strategies for finding your audience without the help of a publisher.
  • The rewards of creating something truly your own.

Please feel free to check out her books on the Enchanters website.

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5 Reasons Smashwords Rules (and Amazon Drools)

August 21, 2018
In the sixth episode of For Love & Money, Rae shares the savvy secrets of Smashwords, a fantastic independent ebook retailer that frankly puts Amazon to shame.
  • Higher royalties? Check.
  • More formats? Check.
  • Worldwide distribution? Check.
  • Sticking it to The Man? Double check.
Please check out the following website mentioned in the show:
 
 
Connect with Rae D. Magdon on TwitterTumblr, & Facebook, or consider supporting her on Patreon.
 
Her books are available on Smashwords, (and Amazon, too, I guess).
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5 Steps To An Awesome Patreon Experience

August 7, 2018

Looking for a regular way to grow your writerly income? Consider starting a Patreon!

Patreon is an online service that allows your fans to donate small, monthly amounts of money to you in exchange for cool rewards. In this episode of For Love & Money, Rae D. Magdon explains how to set up your own Patreon account in five steps.

We discuss:

  • Choosing rewards
  • Making a pledge video
  • Sharing on social media
  • Post consistency
  • Developing a relationship with your Patreons

In addition to Rae's personal experience with Patreon, which has allowed her to write full-time for the past year and a half.

Important links:

Rae's Patreon

The Lesbian Talk Show's Patreon

Connect with Rae D. Magdon on TwitterTumblr, & Facebook, or consider supporting her on Patreon.
 
Her books are available on Amazon and through several other retailers.
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Jae’s Tips For Authors

July 24, 2018

Jae's Tips For Authors

For Love & Money: Episode 4

A brand new podcast about the business of selling sapphic books! In our fourth episode, Rae D. Magdon interviews Jae from Ylva Publishing at the GCLS 2018 convention in Las Vegas!
 
  • How to reach a readership across the globe
  • Defining your brand
  • Lesbian Book Bingo!
  • Why social media is important (but Facebook stinks)
 
Please check out the following websites mentioned in the show:
 
 
 
Connect with Jae on Facebook, Twitter, and her websiteHer newest release, Paper Hearts, will be available for preorder in mid-August.
 
Connect with Rae D. Magdon on TwitterTumblr, & Facebook, or consider supporting her on Patreon.
 
Her books are available on Amazon and through several other retailers.
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Using An Editor

July 10, 2018

Using An Editor

For Love & Money: Epiosde 3

A brand new podcast about the business of selling sapphic books! In our third episode, Rae D. Magdon interviews Cal Faolan, editor extraordinaire. We discuss: 

  • How you must must must have an editor look over your manuscript before you sell your book.
  • Seriously. You need an editor, even if you're an indie author.
  • Pruning the garden of your words... or spraying the forest with Napalm.
  • The difference between structural editing and proofreading.
  • What causes lesfic readers to put down or return low-quality lesbian books.
 
Please check out the following websites mentioned in the show:
 
 
Email Cal at calfaolan@gmail.com
 
Connect with Rae D. Magdon on TwitterTumblr, & Facebook, or consider supporting her on Patreon.
 
Her books are available on Amazon and through several other retailers.
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For Love & Money: Episode 2

June 26, 2018
A brand new podcast about the business of selling sapphic books! In our second episode, Rae D. Magdon interviews Lee Fitzsimmons, owner and operator of Desert Palm Press. We discuss:
 
  • How social media savvy authors use Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr to increase sales
  • How to sell physical copies of your book at conventions
  • Which online distributors give you the best royalties (hint: definitely not Amazon!) 
 
Please check out the following websites mentioned in the show:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Connect with Rae D. Magdon on TwitterTumblr, & Facebook, or consider supporting her on Patreon.
 
Her books are available on Amazon and through several other retailers.
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For Love & Money Episode 1

June 12, 2018

For Love & Money Episode 1

For Love & Money: Episode 01
 
A brand new podcast about the business of selling sapphic books! In our very first episode, Rae D. Magdon discusses:
 
Why selling sapphic fiction is important
- The importance of building a fanbase
- How sharing a little free work, including fanfiction, can earn you loyal fans for life
 
Please check out the following websites mentioned in the show!
 
 

Connect with Rae D. Magdon on 

Twitter 

Tumblr

Facebook,

or consider supporting her on Patreon.

Her books are available on Amazon, and through several other retailers.

 
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