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Making an Impact (Ally Machate)
April 7, 2023
With a lifelong passion for books and the written word, Ally Machate started a publishing service to help serious authors fulfill their dreams. And in the process, she found that making it is about transforming her efforts into impact.
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Ally Machate is the founder of The Writer’s Ally, which specializes in helping serious authors to write, publish, and sell more high-quality books.

“You are making it when you can look around and you can see how what you're doing is impacting so many other people.”

– Ally Machate

Ally Machate is on a mission to help authors make great books and reach more readers. A bestselling author and expert publishing consultant, Ally has served small and "Big Five" publishers, including Simon & Schuster, where she acquired and edited books on staff. Her clients include authors with such companies as Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, Rodale Inc., Chronicle Books, Kaplan Publishing, Sourcebooks, and Hay House, as well as independently published bestsellers. Ally leads a diversified team of professionals who specialize in helping serious authors to write, publish, and sell more high-quality books. Learn more at

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Ally’s website

Co-producers: Danny Bermant and Geoff Govertsen
Supervising Producer: Cynthia Lamb
Executive Producer: Danny Iny
Audio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher Martin
Audio Post Production: Post Office Sound
Music Soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
Making our hosts sound great: Home Brew Audio

Music and SFX credits: 

Track Title: The Sunniest Kids
Artist Name: Rhythm Scott
Writer Name: Scott Roush

Track Title: Love and Circumstance
Artist Name: Shimmer
Writer Name: Matthew Wigton

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