The Career Author Podcast: Episode 15 – Writing To Market: Misconceptions and Truths

On this week’s episode, Zach and J. discuss some of the biggest misconceptions around writing to market and more:

  • The excitement of the first time you hit “publish”
  • How the Story Grid is meant to be used
  • New data that shows the connection between what types of books people read and how they read them, and how this lines up with the guys’ reading habits
  • Google’s voice generating AI has become indistinguishable for humans and what this means for authors
  • Hundreds of Amazon accounts are deactivated without being given a reason and Kindle Unlimited authors are losing pagereads
  • The importance of having more than one income stream as a career author
  • What people think “writing to market” means vs what it really means
  • How writing to market can help you cultivate a long sales life for your every one of your books and build a long term publishing career
  • How Iron Maiden demonstrates the power of writing to market instead of writing to trend
  • The risks of writing to trend, as demonstrated by Metallica’s career

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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News Links:

Dude, where’s my Amazon account?

Your Tastes Reflect Your Format

A.I., A.I., Uh Oh

Other Links:

Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts by Ryan Holiday –

Write to Market: Deliver a Book That Sells by Chris Fox –

The Story Grid: What Good Editors Know by Shawn Coyne –

Authors on a Train – Sell More Books Show Summit –

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