Time management for authors can be a tricky business. Prioritizing what you should be doing when you’re not writing is important. Zach and J. make some suggestions on where you should focus. You will discover:

  • Some interesting changes in the video game industry + how they relate to what’s happening in the publishing industry right now
  • A great app to help you manage your grocery lists and other checklists you use on a regular basis
  • The many different facets of a successful author career
  • How the guys’ priorities have changed as their careers have grown
  • Why building an audience, and in particular growing your email newsletter, is essential to success
  • Marketing tools that still work in today’s publishing landscape + the guys’ thoughts on newsletter swaps
  • The importance of networking with other authors – yes, even if you’re an introvert – and some advice on how to build these relationships
  • Why you should always be reading and learning, both about writing craft and about the world around you
  • The importance of being selective about the resources you learn from + what novelists can learn from other storytelling mediums
  • How to build a great publishing team to help you produce great books
  • Why advertising might not be a great way to spend your non-writing time
  • Some of the factors you need to consider when deciding what business and marketing tasks you want to focus on in your own author career (hint: focus on what you enjoy)

Plus, submit your own ways and hacks to The Career Author Podcast in the comments section!

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

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