The Creative Penn Podcast

Information, inspiration and interviews on writing, self-publishing, book marketing and making a living with your writing.

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Self-Publishing And Marketing Literary Fiction With Jane Davis

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Book Marketing: Voice Search For Authors With Miral Sattar

How do people find your book when they search by asking devices with their voice, not by typing? By 2020, 50% of all searches across the internet will be voice-based, and 30% of all searches will be done without a screen. [QuoraCreative].


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Exclusivity vs Publishing Wide For Ebooks, Print, And Audio With Joanna Penn

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The Author Entrepreneur Ethos With Jarie Bolander

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The Importance Of Self-Editing And Why You Need To Read Your Publishing Contracts With Ruth Ware

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