Can Your Book Really Change the World? | Episode 190

It's amazing how many authors still say that they want to write and publish a book to change the world. I explain why a book is a slow and difficult way to bring about change.

Blog: Can Your Book Really Change the World? http://hub.me/amKeF

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/Kcn-CK8Btuo

Timestamp show notes (click on timestamp to view segment on YouTube):

0:17 What books have changed the world?

1:00 Why it's difficult for books to change the world

3:44 Why do authors think their books will bring about change?

4:53 How will authors measure impact their books?

6:20 Should you write and publish books in hopes of changing the world?

6:53 How to connect with Heidi 

How to Decide When Your Book is Done | Episode 189

How do you know when your book is finished and ready to enter the publishing and production phase? Sometimes authors just don't know when to quit writing their books. I explain why that happens and how to get it off your To Do list to done.

Blog: How to Decide When Your Book is Done http://hub.me/alf1Q

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/hU5zqRlnU08

Timestamp show notes (click timestamp to view segment on YouTube):

0:16 Authors with perfection paralysis

1:31 Approval-seeking authors

2:27 The goal problem

2:50 The ego problem

3:29 The sense of loss

4:15 Tips for deciding when your book is done

7:52 How to connect with Heidi

Link to Daylily Coloring Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08YQCQRMQ

Anthology Books: Are They Useful for Writers? | Episode 188

Anthology books are collections of writings that showcase the work of multiple authors. But are they useful for building one's writing resume? I discuss the pros and cons.

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YouTube video: https://youtu.be/tp-FBk45O7E

Timestamp show notes (click timestamp to view segment on YouTube):

0:17 Does participating in an anthology lead to bigger and better things?

0:43 What is an anthology book?

3:51 Why would writers want to be in an anthology book?

7:08 The association effect of anthologies

9:11 Who are you marketing when you're in an anthology?

10:55 Does participating in an anthology help you get book deals?

12:36 Tips for successfully participating in an anthology

15:57 Games you shouldn't play with anthologies

18:25 One type of anthology that could work for you

19:12 How to connect with Heidi 

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