- 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
- 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
Colleagues Not Competitors
- 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"
- How I Heart Lesfic started
- How it helps authors promote their work
- How to network with the best of them
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.
- Higher royalties? Check.
- More formats? Check.
- Worldwide distribution? Check.
- Sticking it to The Man? Double check.
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.
- 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.
Jae's Tips For Authors
For Love & Money: Episode 4
- How to reach a readership across the globe
- Defining your brand
- Lesbian Book Bingo!
- Why social media is important (but Facebook stinks)
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.
- 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!)
For Love & Money Episode 1
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