All authors think about what it would be like to see their book on the big screen or on a television set. But what are the opportunity costs of adaptation? Take a deep dive into this question and more with J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon. You will learn:

  • J.’s recent experience teaching Rachel Herron about the Story Grid and how teaching others can help you improve your own skills
  • How a little bit of planning can make your process more effective
  • Some minor changes to the show
  • Zach shares some advice for improving visibility on short-term promotions like BookBub ads + how to take advantage of that improved visibility when the promotion ends
  • How Amazon’s algorithm favors steady sales over large spikes in sales
  • The opportunity costs of adaptation vs. the benefits: is it really worthwhile for you to pursue adaptation to TV or film?
  • The factors you need to consider before you choose to pursue adaptations for your novels
  • How J. and Zach feel about the future of adaptations for their own work

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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Nintendo Dads Podcast #184 w/ Zach guest hosting –

The Petal to the Metal Episode #73 – Plot Fundamentals Part 1 –

The Petal to the Metal Episode #74 – Plot Fundamentals Part 2 –

The Petal to the Metal Episode #76 – Plot Fundamentals Part 3 –

The Career Author –

Patreon –

Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 –

Night of the Writing Dead – Authors on a Train –