Kobo Writing Life Podcast – Episode 83 – RT Booklovers Conference Part 2

 

This episode continues from where episode 82 left off with KWL’s recent live interviews with attendees from RT Booklovers Convention in Atlanta, Georgia in early May 2017. RT (Romantic Times) Booklovers brings more than 3,500 fans and between 600 to 800 authors together for a celebration of the romance genre.

Mark Lefebvre, Director of Kobo Writing Life, interviewed authors and industry folks about various topics. In Part 2, we share Mark’s chats with:

 

Meredith Wild

 

Stephanie Bond

  • Stephanie’s latest release in the Body Movers Series, 8 Bodies is Enough
  • The things that Stephanie loves about RT, which is one of her favorite conferences
  • A forthcoming project, Temp Girl, and the temporary tattoos that Stephanie is giving out to fans at the conference
  • Watch the Facebook video

 

Liliana Hart

  • The forthcoming book (due out May 23rd) in a brand new series (Gravediggers) from Pocket Books entitled The Darkest Corner which is a mix between her J. J. Graves and the MacKenzie Family series (combining thriller and romance)
  • The unique position of being a hugely successful indie author who is also working with a major publisher and making the best out of both worlds
  • How Liliana writes all the time, including sequestering herself in a hotel room or even as a passenger in the car while touring to events like RT
  • Watch the Facebook video

 

Stephanie Phillips from SBR Media Literary Agency

 

Mark Coker from Smashwords

  • A sneak peek at the annual RT Smashwords survey that explores the aggregated sales data across all the retail platforms, including:
    • Which price points get the most sales / which price points get the most income
    • What impact does a pre-order have on sales related to different genres
    • A deep dive into series, including the effect of free as series starters
  • As of the time of this posting, the 2017 report hasn’t been made live, but here is a link to the 2016 and 2015 report, chock-full of great insights and info for authors as well as Mark Coker’s 2017 Book Industry Predictions
  • Watch the Facebook video

Diane and Dante from ListenUp Audiobooks

  • A bit about the studios where all the recording and production happens, including Mark delighting in seeing a work in progress from Brian Troxell, the narrator of his own audiobook
  • Diane’s role at ListenUp in assisting indie authors in the production of their audiobooks, including the initial discussion, finding the right narrator and getting the book distributed if the author chooses that option
  • Dante’s role as audio engineer and technical director, including working directly with the voice talent and the post recording production to ensure top-quality audio product
  • KWL authors can get $100 off per hour by following this link, navigating to “Get Started” and entering the promo code “Kobo” http://www.listenupindie.pub/
  • Watch the Facebook video

 

 

Links of Interest

Meredith Wild’s Website

Waterhouse Press

Meredith Wild’s Books on Kobo

Stephanie Bond’s Website

Stephanie Bond’s Books on Kobo

Liliana Hart’s Website

Liliana Hart’s Books on Kobo

SBR Media Literary Agency

Stephanie’s Book Reports

Smashwords

Smashwords Blog

Mark Coker’s Books on Kobo

Listenup Audiobooks

Listenup Audiobooks IndiePub (use promo code “Kobo” for your KWL author discount)

KWL Podcast Episode 82 (RT Booklovers Part 1)

 


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