Do you want to try your hand at cowriting, maybe even build your author career around collaboration like? On this episode of The Career Author Podcast, Zach and J. discuss how to find a collaborative partner and more:

  • New and exciting bonuses on The Career Author Podcast Patreon
  • Amazon layoffs and the end of Createspace
  • The changes in Facebook’s algorithm and what they mean for authors
  • The nature of Facebook ads vs. Amazon ads and what authors can get from each platform
  • Why it’s essential to have your own platform
  • Why J. and Zach think collaboration is one of the best ways to build an author career
  • The realities of collaborative relationships in writing and publishing
  • J.’s extensive experience with author collaborations, including Authors on a Train
  • Tips and advice on how to find a collaborative partner: what to look for in a potential collaborator, how to approach authors you want to work with, and the importance of starting small

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.

Special thanks to our new Patrons: Crystal Bryant, Jesse Daggett, Christopher Wills, Amy Draper, and Guy Alton

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Facebook To Feed You Less Ads

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No More Author Services Through CreateSpace

Other Links:

Authors on a Train –

The Petal to the Metal Episode 54: An Experiment From 1987 –

Sell More Books Show Summit –

Molten Universe Media (Zach and J.’s publishing company) –