Zach and J. discuss the struggles of decision making for indie authors and more:

  • How quickly you can fall out of routine
  • Findaway Voices continues to innovate in the world of audiobooks
  • How the guys choose their Amazon keywords and offer some advice for improving your own Amazon page with keywords and metadata
  • Why the name of J.’s other podcast has changed
  • Innocent authors are having their Amazon accounts deactivated and authors are fleeing Kindle Unlimited
  • How these closures should impact your busines decisions – or not
  • Why your business decisions should never be rooted in fear
  • How J. and Zach approach decision making for indie authors, both in their individual careers and for Molten Universe Media
  • How developing income streams from sources other than your books can protect you from trouble in the face of Amazon policy changes or a mistaken account freeze
  • The writer’s natural tendency toward self doubt and why it can be dangerous when making business decisions

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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J.’s Six Foundations –

Symmetric Design –

The Writer’s Well (J.’s other podcast, formally The Petal to the Metal) –

KDP Browse Category Keywords –

The Career Author –

Patreon –

Night of the Writing Dead –

Authors on a Train – Sell More Book Show Summit 2019 –