Author and founder of Izzard Ink Tim McConnehey joins us on the podcast this week. Tim has spent almost a decade working with indie authors and connecting them to publishing professionals, making him an expert in the collaborative nature of the publishing industry. Tim talks to us about why authors should hire professionals to help their work succeed and how authors can find the right publishing pro for their book.
- Tim tells us why he decided to publish his own book independently, why he chose to go wide, and what inspired him to start his own publishing company, Izzard Ink
- He explains that self-publishing is actually more collaborative than many people realize, and he explains when an author should take a DIY approach and when an author should seek out the help of a publishing professional
- Tim gives some advice on how to find an editor and a cover designer that is right for your project, and how receiving a rejection from these professionals isn’t necessarily a bad thing
- He also gives some advice on how to market your titles, and why authors should always be seeking quantifiable results when it comes to their publicity and marketing plan
- Tim discusses why he thinks self-publishing will continue to become more collaborative, why audiobooks will continue to grow in popularity, and how AI will fit into the future of publishing
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As a multifaceted publishing visionary, Tim McConnehey specializes in the publishing of eBooks through his company, Izzard Ink Publishing.
And when he says multifaceted, he means it! Tim directs eight teams covering every facet of publishing: finance, distribution, marketing, website development, art, public relations, cover and interior design, audiobook production, editing, and copyright.
McConnehey has a Bachelor of Arts in International Business, from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, and lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife Wendy and their two children. When he does get the chance to get away, he loves to restore old cars and motorcycles.