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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The Dos And Don’ts Of Dating A Bisexual Woman

July 23, 2018

The Dos And Don'ts Of Dating A Bisexual Woman

Ask A Bisexual Season 1

Ask A Bisexual is a show aimed at busting some of the myths about bisexual women. Sheena’s guest for this season are Tara Scott, reviewer at The Lesbian Review, and Rae D Magdon, author.

We finish off the season with a bang - lol, no pun intended - and do a fun episode about dating.

Tara and Rae talk about what they like and don’t like when it comes to dating and tips to help people who want to date a bisexual woman.

Tara Online

Email

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Twitter

 

Rae Online

Twitter 

Tumblr

Facebook,

or consider supporting her on Patreon.

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

 

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Erasing The Bisexual

July 16, 2018

Episode 5: Erasing The Bisexual 

Ask A Bisexual Season 1

Ask A Bisexual is a show aimed at busting some of the myths about bisexual women. Sheena’s guest for this season are Tara Scott, reviewer at The Lesbian Review, and Rae D Magdon, author.

In this episode Tara and Rae discuss

  • What is bisexual erasure?
  • Why does it happen?
  • What can we do to be more inclusive?

 

Tara Online

Email

Check out all Tara’s reviews on TLR

Twitter

Rae Online

Twitter 

Tumblr

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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Cheating And Promiscuity - Ask A Bisexual

July 9, 2018

Episode 4 Cheating / Promiscuity

Ask A Bisexual Season 1

Naturally being bisexual means that you are all sex addicts, right? Even though it's utter rubbish it is a common misconception. 

In this episode, Tara Scott and Rae D Magdon discuss this. Hosted by Sheena.

Listener Questions & Comments:

Kat Evans There is a myth that bisexual women cheat more often and are more promiscuous. I think it just stems from their dating pool being larger.

Suzie Carr I personally am bisexual and I get so angry when someone decides that I would cheat on my spouse because I find both men and women attractive. That's such an insult. As if sexuality has anything to do with morals, common decency, integrity.

Ask A Bisexual is a show aimed at busting some of the myths about bisexual women. Sheena’s guest for this season are Tara Scott, reviewer at The Lesbian Review, and Rae D Magdon, author.

 

Tara Online

Email

Check out all Tara’s reviews on TLR

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Rae Online

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Facebook,

or consider supporting her on Patreon.

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

 

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Bisexual Discrimination

July 2, 2018

Bisexual Discrimination

Ask A Bisexual 

Season 1, Episode 3

Ask A Bisexual is a show aimed at busting some of the myths about bisexual women. Sheena’s guest for this season are Tara Scott, reviewer at The Lesbian Review, and Rae D Magdon, author.

In this episode Tara and Rae discuss discrimination they have faced from both lesbian and heterosexual communities. 

Tara Online

Email

Check out all Tara’s reviews on TLR

Twitter

 

Rae Online

Twitter 

Tumblr

Facebook,

or consider supporting her on Patreon.

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

 

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If you love what we do, consider becoming a Patron, you get exclusive content and you help us grow

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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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The Double Edged Sword of Bisexual Attraction

June 25, 2018

Episode 2 The Double Edged Sword of Bisexual Attraction

Ask A Bisexual Season 1

Ask A Bisexual is a show aimed at busting some of the myths about bisexual women. Sheena’s guest for this season are Tara Scott, reviewer at The Lesbian Review, and Rae D Magdon, author.

In this episode Tara and Rae discuss  how being attracted to men and women leads to all sorts of misconceptions and false ideas. People think you can’t decide or that you will end up in a heterosexual space just because it is easier.

 

Questions:

Julie Versoi: Bisexual women can be vilified from both men and women. Men can think she's a lesbian that just doesn't want to admit it or think that it's their chance for that fantasy threesome with two women. Lesbian women don't want to date a bisexual woman because they feel she is just experimenting or passing time until a man comes along.

I consider myself bisexual but I am more attracted to women then men, a lot of women won't even consider dating me because they have been hurt before because someone they were involved with left them or cheated on them with a man. It's annoying because they don't stop dating lesbian women that have left them or cheated on them with another woman. A friend suggested I just say I'm a lesbian but to me that isn't being honest.

Enrico Di Bella Which are the things (I mean psychologically) that attract you in men and in women and what you do not like in either gender?

Maji de H I would like to know whether they prefer dating lesbians or dating other bisexual women. Also would like to know more about their preference romantically and sexually. I mean, a few bisexuals that I know seem to enjoy sexual relationship with women much more than with men, but are more attached to men romantically. I know it doesn't apply to all bisexual women, but maybe could be discussed as a myth?

Brooklyn Goodrich as a bisexual are there bisexuals who lean more towards one gender than the other or is it always down the middle?

Julie Versoi When I was younger I leaned more toward men, as I've gotten older I lean more toward women. Could also be that as I have gotten older I've become more comfortable with my bisexuality and more open to my attraction toward women

 

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Becoming The Hero Of My Bisexual Story

June 18, 2018

Episode1: Becoming The Hero Of My Bisexual Story

Season 1: Ask A Bisexual

Ask A Bisexual is a show aimed at busting some of the myths about bisexual women. Sheena’s guest for this season are Tara Scott, reviewer at The Lesbian Review, and Rae D Magdon, author.

In this episode Tara and Rae discuss their own bisexual story (also known as our superhero origin story).

 

And they answer these questions from our Facebook Group:

Nita Round I've often heard it said that bi-sexuals can't decide.

Julie Versoi Yes, that we can't decide or that we're confused about our sexuality.

 

Erin Hodgson Prior to realising you are bisexual, did you think you were predominantly straight, or lesbian? Was it a gradual realisation/change, or was it sudden? How much of that personal journey have you shared with loved ones?

 

Tara Online

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Check out all Tara’s reviews on TLR

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Rae Online

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or consider supporting her on Patreon.

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

 

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If you love what we do, consider becoming a Patron, you get exclusive content and you help us grow

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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 

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

 
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