Tag Archives: Prequel

Podcast 12 – Teen Beta Readers and 145,000 Words

Author Pete Bauer and Dorothea Bauer discuss the impact of the novellas on the novels, causing for a rewrite of novels 1 and 2.  Plus the lessons learned from Teen Beta Readers.


Running Time: 41:59

  • Teen Beta Readers
  • Specific Expectations
  • 145,000 Words
  • A Professional Endeavor
  • Art Show
  • Facebook Art
  • Polite Critiques
  • Annoying Analysis
  • Aging Well
  • Novella Novels
  • Semi-Mysterious Mysteries
  • Lost & Found
  • Inspiring Stories
  • The Center of Attention
  • Communicating Art
  • Evolving Industry
  • It Clicks
  • Reading Consumption
  • Traditional Limitations
  • Author Earnings
  • Give and Take
  • Truthful Characters

 

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Podcast 11 – Marketplace

Author Pete Bauer and marketing head Dorothea Bauer discuss the current marketplace within which our books will reside and the challenges of gaining traction as a new product.


Running Time: 32:29

  • Finishing
  • Senioritis
  • Marketplace
  • Guideposts Sweet 16
  • Faith Interaction
  • Asking Specific Questions of Beta Readers
  • Emotional Connections
  • Identifying with Characters
  • Harry Potter and Star Wars
  • Dream Jobs vs. Real Jobs
  • The Matt Maher Equation
  • Raising the Consequences
  • Noah Movie
  • Safety Harbor
  • Marketing with Little Money
  • Youth Conferences and Speaking
  • Youth Group Leaders
  • Finding Books in Your Genre
  • Where Does Your Book Fit in the Landscape?
  • Hugh Howey – “Redbook
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Podcast 10 – Hobby vs. Career

In this podcast author Pete Bauer and marketing head Dorothea Bauer talk about the different paths your writing career would take depending on if your approach it as a hobby versus a career.


Running Time: 32:21

  • Writing as a Hobby vs. Career
  • Three Mandatory Things
  • Consistency & Deadlines
  • Establishing Brand and Presence
  • 1500 Words a Day
  • 80/20 Rule
  • Burnout
  • Writers Block
  • Time of Day
  • Virtual Marketing
  • Facing the Giants
  • Street Teams & Preexisting Bias
  • Lack of Honest Debate
  • Intellectual Sloth
  • Setting Realistic Goals
  • Creative Potential Fulfillment

 

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Podcast 09 – Novellas & Strategies

On this podcast author Pete Bauer and Sonlight Press marketing head Dorothea Bauer continue to talk about their latest findings as they hone their release strategy.


Running Time: 42:36

  • Congratulations Lynette Noni
  • Strategy History Recap
  • More Novellas, If Necessary
  • Has Fiction Lost Its Faith
  • Cultural Christianity vs. Religious Belief
  • Les Miserables
  • Crosby, Bergman, Priests and Nuns
  • Individual Faith Struggles
  • Shifting Focus Mainstream
  • Core Group to Street Team
  • Honoring the Teen Voice
  • Authorpreneur
  • Google Analytics and Authors
  • You as a Brand
  • The Online Wave Hasn’t Crashed Yet
  • Superheros
  • Being a Part of Something Greater
  • Hope
  • Martyrs
  • Faith Spectacles

Links:
Lynette Noni
Paul Elie – Has Fiction Lost Its Faith
CJ Lyons

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Podcast 08 – Novellas & Criticism

On this podcast author Pete Bauer and Sonlight Press marketing guru Dorothea Bauer talk about our shifting marketing strategies that includes increasing the amount of novellas while delaying the release of the first novel.


Running Time: 39:11

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Original Plans
  • June 4th
  • Novellas and Novels
  • The Homecoming Incident
  • Theme and Mood
  • Novellas then Novels
  • 1 to 5 to 6 to 10
  • Writing the First Draft for You
  • Chapters & 1500 Words
  • Perma Free Or Perma Not
  • Young Adult Market
  • Faith Based Market
  • Honest Evaluation & Christian Entertainment
  • Hollywood/NY Standards
  • Christian Music to Christian Literature
  • Novellas First
  • Beta Readers in Waiting
  • Cross Pollination
  • Strategy vs. Tactic
  • Say It x 3
  • Konrath Quotes
  • Being Ready for Opportunities
  • Ignorance is not a Competitive Advantage
  • Why Did You Buy
  • Hunger Games vs Term Paper
  • Truth and Criticism
  • Amazon Reviews
  • Reviews & Marketing
  • Finding You
  • Unique and Unoriginal
  • Self-Publishing Community
  • Talk to Us

Links:
Author CJ Lyons
Author J.A. Konrath
Write. Publish. Repeat.
Self Publishing Podcast

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Podcast 07 – Finishing & Marketing

On this podcast author Pete Bauer and Dorothea Bauer discuss the steps required to finish a book and marketing strategies.


Running Time: 26:36

Some of the topics covered include:

  • 97.3
  • Beta Readers
  • Honest Feedback
  • Genre Clarification
  • Honoring Audience Intelligence
  • Don’t Betray your Audience’s Expectations
  • Give Them a Pie
  • 1 to 5
  • Acclaim vs. Sales
  • Knowing How to Market Your Story
  • Social Media
  • Analyzing Target Demographic
  • Turning Unknowns into Knowns
  • Awareness to Interest to Purchase
  • Editors
  • Prequels and Funnels
  • Helpers

Links:
Survey Monkey

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