PublishHer Podcast
For all the writers out there - we're talking all routes to publishing, book launches, book marketing, tips, tools, and resources to write, publish, and sell your book. Self-publishing, hybrid publishing, and traditional publishing. Author interviews and industry experts. Hosted by Alexa Bigwarfe of the Women in Publishing Summit.
How Publishing 1 Book Every Month led to Success - Ellie Hall {ep. 127}
May 15, 2024 • 51 MIN
Ellie Hall shares her journey to becoming a USA Today bestselling author in the sweet romance genre through self-publishing. She shares the journey she's taken, mistakes she's made, and her successes along the way.
Productivity & Time Management Tips for Authors: Stacy Ennis {ep. 126}
May 8, 2024 • 47 MIN
Stacy Ennis, a best-selling author, coach, and speaker, joins host Alexa Bigwarfe to delve into the pivotal topic of maximizing productivity for writers. This episode is a must-listen for writers in need of productivity tips and time management strategies.
Becoming a Speaker as an Author with Jess Ekstrom {ep. 125}
May 1, 2024 • 35 MIN
Do you want to build a career as a speaker? Jess Ekstrom shares insightful tips for authors who are aspiring speakers, highlighting the importance of focusing on the value you bring to your audience over just your personal story.
Using Autocrit to improve your manuscript, with Katherine Graham {ep. 124}
April 24, 2024 • 32 MIN
Discover the unexpected secret to improving manuscript quality and reducing editing expenses for self-publishing authors with Autocrit! Alexa Bigwarfe and Katherine Graham dig into all Autocrit offers to help authors write and improve their manuscripts.
Habit Stacking, Small Steps, & Welcome to Season 4 with Alexa Bigwarfe {ep. 123}
April 19, 2024 • 16 MIN
The PublishHer Podcast is back with Season 4! Host Alexa Bigwarfe gives a short overview of what's to come, and then shares some encouragement around taking the small steps to see big wins, how to habit stack, and why it's important to take the necessary actions to achieve your goals!
Taking the Leap with a Book Coach! Guest: Larissa Soehn {ep.122}
February 23, 2024 • 18 MIN
Larissa Soehn shares her journey first as an author, then as a book coach and why she's so passionate about books and helping women be successful.
I Still Have Love to Give with Emily A. Myers {ep. 121}
February 14, 2024 • 39 MIN
In this episode of the PublishHer Podcast, host Alexa Bigwarfe interviews Emily Myers, an author who delves into romantic suspense, mafia romance, and poetry. Emily's writing journey, from her initial struggles with romantic suspense to finding her niche in mafia romance, sheds light on the importance of tackling her own personal growth and healing so that she could move forward with her other creative pursuits. Her recent poetry collection, "I Still Have Love to Give," serves as a powerful outlet for emotional healing and offers support and inspiration to others facing similar experiences.
What Should I Do Before I Research an Editor? with Jenny Hubert {ep. 120}
February 7, 2024 • 25 MIN
Jenny Hubert is a freelance editor and writer based in the NYC area. This episode covers how and when to find the just right editor, and what the different types of editing are. We dig into knowing and understanding your genre as well!
Better together! The case for community! with Alexa Bigwarfe {ep 119}
January 31, 2024 • 24 MIN
Alexa Bigwarfe discusses the importance and benefits of finding your community as an author or publishing professional.
Enneagrams for Authors with Mary Adkins {ep. 118}
January 24, 2024 • 35 MIN
In this episode of the PublishHer Podcast hosted by Alexa Bigwarfe, the focus is on exploring the Enneagram personality types and how understanding one's type can enhance their writing process. The guest, Mary Adkins, a writing coach and founder of the Book Incubator, shares insights into aligning writing goals with Enneagram types.
Book Marketing, Reach, Building an Audience with Becky Robinson {ep .117}
January 17, 2024 • 28 MIN
The discussion between Alexa and Becky emphasizes strategies for effective social media marketing, the significance of consistency and longevity in building an online audience, and the idea that book marketing is a long-term commitment.
Writing Tips: Showing vs. Telling with Sara Letourneau {ep. 116}
January 10, 2024 • 32 MIN
Alexa Bigwarfe interviews Sara Letourneau of Heart of the Story. They discuss showing vs. telling in your writing and when it's appropriate to use one over the other.
Create-A-way Design & Publishing with Wendy Fedan {ep. 115}
December 20, 2023 • 31 MIN
Wendy Fedan is the founder of Create-a-Way Design & Publishing and is also a freelance illustrator. We talk about finding and working with illustrators, children's books in general, and marketing when you write in multiple genres.
Writing through grief, trauma, and painful events with Alexa Bigwarfe {ep. 114}
December 13, 2023 • 26 MIN
Alexa Bigwarfe shares some tools for writing through difficult times, different tools you can use, and how to get your creative mojo back when you're feeling down.
The Writing Journey with Leslie Rasmussan {ep. 113}
November 30, 2023 • 38 MIN
Alexa Bigwarfe and Leslie Rasmussen talk about the challenges involved in writing a novel, including how to get started. They also discuss themes in writing, empowering the characters, and more!
I just wanna write! Recap from 20Books Vegas Conference {ep. 112}
November 15, 2023 • 29 MIN
Alexa Bigwarfe shares her key takeaways and insights from the 20Books Vegas conference last week.
Writing About the Things That Matter: Dr. Tameka Ellington {ep. 111}
November 8, 2023 • 32 MIN
Continuing our discussion on using books to write about the things that matter and advocate for knowledge, understanding, and change, this episode is an interview with Dr. Tameka Ellington and her decision to write the book: "Black Hair in a White World"
The Raging Grannies - Sharing Your Story & Social Justice Messaging through a book with Samantha Wilson {ep. 110}
November 2, 2023 • 40 MIN
Do you have a book that is centered around social good, activism, and sharing stories about your mission? Samantha Wilson and Alexa Bigwarfe discuss how you can amplify your social justice message through writing your story.
Getting Started and Completing Your Book with Michelle Vandepas {ep. 109}
October 25, 2023 • 41 MIN
Getting started and accountability in your writing are important pieces of the author journey. It can be difficult and challenging. Michelle Vandepas of Empower Press and Alexa Bigwarfe discuss this topic, and so many other topics about publishing!
10 year anniversary celebration with Alexa Bigwarfe {ep. 108}
October 16, 2023 • 50 MIN
It's our 10-year anniversary! The team interviews Alexa Bigwarfe, founder and CEO of Write|Publish|Sell, Kat Biggie Press, Purple Butterfly Press, and the Women in Publishing Summit about the last decade of serving authors.
PR & Marketing for Authors with Paige Dungan {ep. 107}
October 4, 2023 • 43 MIN
Paige Dungan is a publicist who helps authors become best sellers. We discuss the key action steps to launching your book, utilizing media and reviews to sell more books.
Collaboration in Book Marketing with Pam Sheppard {ep. 106}
September 22, 2023 • 41 MIN
Alexa Bigwarfe had the chance to sit down face to face with Pam Sheppard, Auntie Pam as we call her in the WIP Summit Community, to discuss a range of topics, including literary citizenship, collaboration, and the importance of engagement in the marketplace when marketing your book.
{ep. 105} DIY your MFA with guest Gabriela Pereira
September 13, 2023 • 28 MIN
In this episode, our guest Gabriela Pereira will debunk some writing myths about whether you need an MFA to be a good writer and help you develop a stronger foundation for success in your chosen genres.
{ep. 104} Using Archives to Write Your Book with Amy Tector
September 8, 2023 • 23 MIN
Amy Tector and Alexa Bigwarfe discuss using archives for both research and setting in your novels. Amy is the author of THE HONEYBEE EMERALDS, a bookclub fiction set in Paris and THE FOULEST THINGS, a murder mystery set in Ottawa.
{ep. 103} How is AI impacting the Publishing World? with Alesha Brown
August 16, 2023 • 38 MIN
How will AI impact the publishing industry? There's so much fear around how AI will impact authors and publishers. Alesha Brown and Alexa Bigwarfe dig into this topic to discuss the pros and cons of AI in a rapidly changing publishing world. Learn more about Alesha Brown at
{ep. 102} We get by with a little help from our {writer} friends with Lanette Pottle
August 12, 2023 • 29 MIN
Transformational nonfiction writers and entrepreneurs who want to write a book to grow their business, leave an impact on the world, or help people get through a situation in their life may often struggle to make the time to get the book done. Lanette Pottle & Alexa Bigwarfe discuss the importance of accountability and community to get the book done!
{ep. 101} Interview with bestselling author & founder of InkersCon - Alessandra Torre !
July 28, 2023 • 34 MIN
Alessandra Torre is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, who also founded one of the most successful online conferences for fiction authors, INKERSCON. We talk about her journey and the conference.
{ep. 100} Time - How do we get it all done?
July 19, 2023 • 45 MIN
Time seems to be one of the biggest issues. Or lack there of. Prioritization can be really helpful. Alexa Bigwarfe talks about the stresses and time crunches on authors, and how we can make sure we're choosing the BEST for US places to spend our time and energy.
{ep. 99} All About Children's Books with Sheryl Bass
June 28, 2023 • 31 MIN
We're talking about children's books! Not only the importance of Social Emotional Learning and teaching that to children, but also self-publishing vs. trad for children's book authors, and tips from author Sheryl Bass.
{ep. 98} Travel Writing Retreats with Lisa and Cami
June 21, 2023 • 28 MIN
Have you ever wondered about travel writing retreats? Lisa Daily and Cami Ostman take authors on travel retreats for writing and are loving the results.
{ep. 97} Amazon Changes Categories - What's That Mean for Authors? with Dave Chesson
June 14, 2023 • 35 MIN
Dave Chesson is the Founder and CEO of Kindlepreneur, which created PublisherRocket, an amazing tool created to help authors find the best keywords and categories for their book's best chance of success on Amazon. He joins Alexa to discuss what the changes in categories on KDP (Amazon's publishing platform) will impact authors and why they made these changes.
{ep. 96} You can make a difference! How Sherry Paris uses her books to empower students
June 7, 2023 • 27 MIN
Sherry Paris is passionate about being a beacon for marginalized voices and writing books that help empower the youth to take action in social justice movements and learning about diversity topics. She shares her advice on how other authors can do the same.
{ep. 95} Which route to publishing is right for you? with Carol Saller
May 31, 2023 • 34 MIN
Are you a good candidate for self-publishing or should you consider traditional or hybrid? Carol Saller gives her advice on the different routes to publishing, tips for self-publishing, tips for submitting to an agent, and more.
{ep. 94} - why authors should know about this organization!
May 17, 2023 • 46 MIN is a nonprofit, online retail store that sells books - donating profits back to book retailers across the United States.
{ep. 93} Republishing a Children's Book with Antoinette Martin
May 10, 2023 • 32 MIN
Author Antoinette Martin joins Alexa Bigwarfe to discuss why she decided to republish her children's picture book, the process to do so, and her challenges and wins through the process.
{ep. 92} Free publicity & PR tips for authors that work with Liz Kelly
May 3, 2023 • 27 MIN
Liz Kelly is a publicist who loves helping authors find their WOW message and boil it down to the key and most exciting elements to garner the attention of media looking to feature you! Join us for some great tips on finding media coverage to promote your book.
{ep. 91} Book Blurb Magic with Jessie Cunniffe
April 26, 2023 • 26 MIN
Do you know how to write a great blurb for your book? Jessie Cunniffe dishes the details!
{ep. 90} What type of editing do you need? With JoEllen Nordstrom
April 20, 2023 • 33 MIN
JoEllen Nordstrom of FirstEditing chats about editing, types of editing, when you should start editing, and more!
{ep. 89} How to Use your Website to market your book with Fauzia Burke
April 12, 2023 • 43 MIN
Fauzia Burke is a book marketing expert and pioneer of online book publicity. Episode 89 discusses the role a website plays in book marketing.
{ep. 88} Making Your Indie Book Stand out with Jen Craven
April 7, 2023 • 21 MIN
Jen Craven is a fiction writer. She writes contemporary women's fiction and is passionate about making sure her books stand out from the masses of other books. The conversation covers the broad spectrum of why it's important to get your books out there, while making sure you're creating a great product.
{ep. 87} Writing Tips for First Time Writers & StoryBilder with Tanya Gough
March 31, 2023 • 33 MIN
Tanya Gough discusses tips for novelists, using "play" in your writing, letting your characters lead the story, and how StoryBilder can help you as you write your book.
{ep. 86} The Power to Speak... Naked! with Sean Tyler Foley
March 15, 2023 • 39 MIN
Sean Tyler Foley is an accomplished film and stage performer and has been acting in film and television since he was 6 years old. He shares his wisdom on speaking, building confidence so you can share your message in a more impactful way, some speaking tips, book marketing tips, and more!
{ep. 85} International Women's Day with Paige Allen
March 8, 2023 • 35 MIN
Happy International Women's Day 2023 (3/8/23). Paige Allen of IngramSpark delivered a beautiful keynote for the Women in Publishing Summit, and we wanted to share it with you!
{ep. 84} Visibility through Podcasts & Social Media Aps with Julie Lokun & Nicki Pascarella
March 1, 2023 • 31 MIN
Visibility is an important aspect for authors. But speaking publicly, getting on podcasts, and getting out can be scary and time consuming. We talk with Julie Lokun and Nicki Pascarella about podcasts, book marketing, and visibility for authors through social media apps!
{Ep. 83} Plot Marketing - Book Marketing tips with Emily Enger
February 22, 2023 • 29 MIN
Have you ever heard about plot marketing? This is a fun and innovative approach to book marketing that Emily Enger teaches to help make marketing less overwhelming and more fun!
{ep. 82} Doing it wrong, getting it right with Rainy Horvath
February 14, 2023 • 28 MIN
What happens if you realize you made a lot of mistakes when publishing your first book? When should you do a 2nd edition of your book (including fiction) and what does this process entail? This is what we're covering with Rainy Horvath in episdoe 82.
{ep. 81} When Everything Goes Awry: Why This Author Kept Moving Forward - Gloria Coppola
February 8, 2023 • 38 MIN
Sometimes there are some really unexpected turn of events that come about as you're preparing to publish your book. Gloria Coppola speaks candidly about the things that went wrong, why she kept moving forward, and the wonderful success she is having with her book, despite the setbacks.
{ep. 80} Keeping Clear on Your Marketing Goals with Stephanie Feger
February 1, 2023 • 40 MIN
Stephanie Feger and Alexa Bigwarfe discuss why you should NOT do all of the things when trying to market your book, and how important it is to focus your marketing efforts to support your goals and align with what your target reader needs.
{ep. 79} Why you should make your book NOT returnable to avoid this costly mistake
January 25, 2023 • 31 MIN
One simple mistake can cost you all of your royalties and cause you to owe money. This episode is a case study of why you should make your book NOT returnable on IngramSpark during pre-order and launch, based on a recent book launch.
{ep. 78} 10 Steps to Getting What You Want as an Author - How Badly Do You Want It?
January 18, 2023 • 38 MIN
Do you know what you really want as an author? And how badly do you want it? In this episode, Alexa Bigwarfe goes through her 10 Steps To Getting What You Want as an Author, outlining some of the key steps she's taken, or will be taking, to having her dream author career.
{ep 77} Instagram Trends With Raewyn Sangari
September 21, 2022 • 33 MIN
Alexa and Raewyn talk Instagram trends and why authors should be following them.
{ep. 76} LGBTQ+ representation in fiction books with Christine Svendsen
September 7, 2022 • 33 MIN
Christine Svendsen is a busy author and full-time publisher of LGBTQ+ books. We discussed representation for the LGBTQ+ community in publishing, as well as her press, what authors they are looking for, how to submit, and a bunch of other great tips for authors!
{ep. 75} From Paris with Love
August 24, 2022 • 49 MIN
in this 75th episode of the PublishHer Podcast, Alexa Bigwarfe dives into the details of her writing trip to Paris, why she went, lessons learned on writing her first fiction novel, beta readers, marketing, and more.
{ep. 74} Creating great stories & connections to grow your platform with Adriana Alvarez
August 17, 2022 • 20 MIN
Adriana Alvarez runs a female owned publishing house and is a huge proponent of helping other women start their own publishing endeavors. She shares her tips on why you should use storytelling to grow your platform, how you can gain exposure by writing for major publications, and why women should take the world by storm with their books.
{ep. 73} Developing your Author BRAND with DP Knudten
August 10, 2022 • 38 MIN
DP Knudten is a master at working with companies on branding. How much have you thought about the BRAND you're creating as an author. In this really interesting interview, we dig into what a personal brand is for an author and how you develop your own brand.
{ep. 72} Following Your Writing Dreams - 2nd Career with Reyna Marder Gentin
August 3, 2022 • 26 MIN
Reyna Marder Gentin was a practicing lawyer when she decided she did not feel fulfilled. She wasn't happy in her career and knew she wanted something else. After taking a writing class, she realized what she wanted more than anything was to be a novelist. So she set off to do so. In this episode, we discuss her writing and publishing journey.
{ep. 71} Self-Publishing for Children's Book Authors with April Cox
July 27, 2022 • 34 MIN
Looking for tips on self-publishing and marketing children's books? April Cox is here to help!
{ep. 70} Time for a Booky Call! The innovative App Connecting Readers to books! with Nicole Talbott
July 20, 2022 • 41 MIN
Nicole Talbott, VP of Sales and Marketing at Booky Call, joined Alexa Bigwarfe to discuss the innovative app, how it is helping readers find and fall in love with new books through a fun dating style app, and how authors can use the app to market their book.
{ep. 69} The Importance of Your Writing Community - Emilya Naymark
July 13, 2022 • 23 MIN
Your writing community is so important! Emilya Naymark and Alexa Bigwarfe discuss the importance of writing communities, partnerships, and collaborations that can make your book writing and marketing journey so much better!
{ep. 68} Book Marketing & PR Tips from Aimee Ravichandran
July 6, 2022 • 35 MIN
Aimee Ravichandran is the Owner of Abundantly Social and Perceptive Public Relations. She loves working with authors and her community to market books. Aimee provided some great tips on book marketing and launch tips for authors.
{ep. 67} Traditional & Self-Publishing At the Same Time! Author Sandi Schwartz
June 29, 2022 • 53 MIN
Sandi Schwartz is an author who writes on parenting, wellness, the environment, and ecohappiness. In 2020 - 2022, she took the journey of both traditionally and self publishing books. This is part of our Author Series on learning from other authors!
{ep. 66} Sage advice from and tribute to author Shelly Longenecker
June 22, 2022 • 51 MIN
Shelly Longenecker authored the book Dinner for a Dollar and launched her business by the same name. In this interview with Alexa Bigwarfe, she discussed how she set to grow her business after her cancer diagnosis, and all of the many things she learned about focusing in on her target audience, growing her email list, and becoming the expert in her field to help her market her book and business.
{ep. 65} Toby Dorr - You are not your worst mistake
June 15, 2022 • 32 MIN
Toby Dorr has had a wild journey! Alexa and Toby discuss Toby's time in prison and what that taught her, plus her forthcoming book, Living With Conviction.
{ep. 64} The Power of YOUR Story - April Pertuis
June 8, 2022 • 37 MIN
Your story is a powerful piece of your marketing strategy. April Pertuis shares why crafting an emotional and meaningful story is key to an author's success for more visibility.
{ep. 63} Jen Milius - Developmental Editor
June 1, 2022 • 30 MIN
In this episode, Alexa interviews developmental editor Jen Milius about all the things authors need to know when looking for and working with a developmental editor.
{ep. 62} Welcome to Season 2!
May 25, 2022 • 21 MIN
Welcome to the 2nd Season of the PublishHer podcast! We've got some great content heading your way in our second season - book writing, publishing, and marketing tips from authors, coaches, publishers, service providers, and more!
{ep. 61} Why Kindness Matters with author Christina Dankert
February 10, 2022 • 33 MIN
Ep. 61 is about Kindness. Host Alexa Bigwarfe interviews author Christina Dankert about her book, The Kindness Machine. We talk about why she wrote this book, her journey to get it published, marketing a picture book on kindness, and more!
{ep. 60} Writing, publishing, & marketing a memoir about finding love with Linda Jamsen
January 24, 2022 • 49 MIN
Alexa Bigwarfe sits down with Linda Jamsen to discuss what her journey was like to write, publish, and market her memoir, Odyssey of Love. The discussion digs into why Linda decided to write this memoir after her father died, the decision to self-publish her book, what went well for Linda, what her challenges were, and how she's continuing to learn new marketing tactics to grow her audience and sell more books.
{ep. 59} 2021 in Review and some key lessons learned
December 29, 2021 • 61 MIN
Alexa Bigwarfe takes a look at some of the biggest WIP and WritePublishSell moments of 2021 and talks about biggest lessons learned over the year.
{ep. 58} Boundary setting for authors with Christine Seibold
December 22, 2021 • 32 MIN
Boundaries are important. If you don't know how to set them, people, work, and situations can take over your life. As writers, setting boundaries around our writing time is critical. Christine Seibold shares why boundaries are important and how you can learn to set them in your own life.
{ep. 57} Additional revenue streams for authors with Becky Kopitzke
December 15, 2021 • 44 MIN
Sometimes it takes some time before we see significant royalties from book sales. In this episode, Alexa Bigwarfe interviews Becky Kopitzke about creating simple digital products that authors can sell easily on their website to generate additional revenue to supplement book royalties.
{ep. 56} The mindset behind good publicity & PR for authors with Lilian Sue
December 6, 2021 • 44 MIN
How much do you think about your mindset when it comes to PR and promoting your book as an author? Alexa Bigwarfe chats with Lilian Sue about this very topic. PR matters, and so does your mindset!
{ep. 55} Promos, Marketing, & BookBub
November 16, 2021 • 52 MIN
One of the fastest ways to grow more readers and sell more books is by participating in paid promos. Samantha and Ashley talked to Alexa about the types of promos their company LitRing runs for fiction authors, as well as a lot about understanding and why you need to use BookBub.
{ep. 54} Setting boundaries around your writing
November 10, 2021 • 37 MIN
It's NaNoWriMo time, and as many of us scramble to hit high word count goals and actually write a novel in 30 days, protected writing time, systems, and boundaries become crucial!
{ep. 53} Prioritizing your launch activities
November 3, 2021 • 32 MIN
There are so many things to do when launching a book. How do you decide where to prioritize your book marketing efforts?
{ep. 52} Making the BRAVE Leap with Heather Vickery
October 28, 2021 • 39 MIN
Heather Vickery discusses why now was the time to write her book: F*ck Fearless: Making the Brave Leap, and some of her adventures along the way in writing, publishing, and selling her book. We also discussed what it means to make the Brave Leap.
{ep. 51} It all started 8 years ago today
October 15, 2021 • 26 MIN
I published my first book, Sunshine After the Storm: A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother, 8 years ago today, officially launching Kat Biggie Press on October 15, 2013, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.
{ep. 50} What we've learned in the past few years
October 6, 2021 • 78 MIN
It's our 50th episode and Alexa is talking with her team about the biggest lessons learned over the last few years.
{ep. 49} Author Interview - Daniel Fallon
September 30, 2021 • 46 MIN
We cover a lot of ground in this episode. Alexa Bigwarfe interviews author Daniel Fallon about his long journey to research, produce a high quality book, and launch his amazing book. Filled with great insights and information, this is a great interview!
{ep. 48} The challenge of finding the right category for your book with Emily A. Myers
September 22, 2021 • 29 MIN
Emily A Myers recently debuted her book The Truth About Unspeakable Things. In the process to publish her book, she realized she was trying to market to the wrong people. Once her book was positioned properly, the crowd went wild.
{ep. 47} Tools for book layout & design with Formatted Books
September 16, 2021 • 40 MIN
Are you looking for some support in formatting your book? A professionally designed interior of your book is a step that should not be overlooked. Formatted Books is here to help!
{ep. 46} What's all the #booktok madness about? Tiktok for authors
September 8, 2021 • 65 MIN
Have you been hearing about #booktok and wondering what it is? My team members Cayce, Sarah, and I, Alexa Bigwarfe, dig into Tiktok and the phenomenon of Booktok.
{ep. 45} Optioning Your Book: Film & TV rights & more: Eileen Cook
September 1, 2021 • 44 MIN
What does optioning mean? How do you get your book optioned for TV & film? Eileen Cook dishes out all the details on how your book makes it beyond the page. She also goes through different types of "rights" so that authors have a bigger understanding of all of the different rights that are available for you, including foreign rights.
{ep. 44} Creating an Experience for Your Launch Party : Loud Pen
August 25, 2021 • 37 MIN
We all want to create a fun launch event that is more than just a book signing, but is actually an experience. This way more people attend, which means more book sales! Loud Pen is an event planner and has some great tips for creating fun launch events.
{ep. 43} How to find and get editorial reviewers with Kasie Whitener
August 18, 2021 • 44 MIN
Want to know how to have your book show up in local media outlets, big journals, magazines, and more? Kasie Whitener provides the timeline, where to find them, and when to pitch editorial reviewers.
{ep. 42} Demystifying the editing process with Stacey Aaronson
August 11, 2021 • 60 MIN
Want to know all the things about finding and working with your "just-right" editor? Stacey Aaronson explains how to find the right editor, timeline for working with an editor, and more.
{ep. 41} From Rejections to NY Times Bestseller with Eva Natiello
August 4, 2021 • 53 MIN
Eva Natiello got fed up with her growing stack of rejections, so she decided to self-publish. In this episode, she spills the beans on what she did to make it onto the NY Times Bestseller list.
{ep. 40} Marketing Books on Sensitive Topics with Rachel Thompson
July 28, 2021 • 37 MIN
If you've written a book on a very sensitive topic, you may be struggling with how to market it. Rachel Thompson explains how she marketed her books on Sexual Assault and Trauma and shares her best tips.
{ep. 39} Creating a successful kickstarter campaign to fund your book: Kristi Carlson
July 21, 2021 • 53 MIN
Publishing a book can be very expensive, especially if you're doing a specialized project, like a cookbook. Kristi Carlson shares her tips for creating a massively successful Kickstarter campaign - and her tips are awesome for all genres! If you're a fan of the Gilmore Girls, you are especially going to love this interview!
{ep. 38} Using the media & live video to create buzz : Roshanda Pratt
July 14, 2021 • 61 MIN
Do you want to know how to engage with the media? How to craft a press release that will actually get their attention? AND use live video to share your story in a way that's going to help you create attention around your book? Join Roshanda to learn now!
{ep. 37} Dealing with Imposter Syndrome with Angela Hosking
July 7, 2021 • 43 MIN
Do you deal with imposter syndrome and fears around being an author? We all have these fears! Angela Hosking digs into imposter syndrome and her tips for moving beyond the fears and taking giant leaps forward to succeed with your big goals as an author.
{ep. 36} The Case for Self-Publishing with Jodi Brandon
June 30, 2021 • 43 MIN
Is self-publishing the right option for you? Alexa Bigwarfe and Jodi Brandon discuss why some authors might want to go the self-publishing route.
{ep. 35} Social media vs. writing craft
June 28, 2021 • 33 MIN
An attendee in my WIP School asked a great question the other day - should I be spending time getting better at social media or working on my writing craft? It's hard to balance all of the things, but here's my {not so simple} answer.
{ep. 34} Disrupting the Indie Publishing Model with guest Angela Engel
June 23, 2021 • 46 MIN
Angela Engel talks about her publishing model, a different and unique form of partner publishing, and how their model, based on traditional publishing and packaging, helps authors to get their books into the world.
{Ep. 33} Writing memoirs with Stacey Aaronson
June 14, 2021 • 34 MIN
Stacey Aaronson, an editor, ghostwriter, and now author of her own memoir, shares about her experience with writing her memoir, how it was different from ghostwriting, and tips for those working on their memoir.
{Ep. 32} Landing pages, reader magnets, & email sequences ... oh my!
June 12, 2021 • 19 MIN
Growing an email list is an essential part of developing your fans, gaining reviews, and selling more books. In this episode, we talk about what these things are, why you need them, and what you do with them. If you're looking to sell more books, an email list is a key element to book marketing.
{ep. 31} Making an Impact with Hayley Hunter Hines
June 9, 2021 • 32 MIN
Opening your heart and your mind to the possibilities of what you can give to the world. Connecting with yourself to make a bigger impact in the world with your creative works. Hayley Hunter Hines talks about mindset, blocks, and fears around creativity.
{Ep. 30} Book marketing goals: How else do you know what you're working towards?
May 31, 2021 • 29 MIN
I know... goals is a really boring, snoozefest topic. But one thing I have found is that if you don't know what you are working towards, how do you know what to do? You have to have goals for your book marketing efforts, so that you can start creating the action steps for reaching those goals.
{ep. 29} What you need to have ready for cover design & formatting
May 28, 2021 • 19 MIN
This is a basic recap of what you'll want to have ready before working with a publishing partner, self-publishing assist, or freelance cover designers and book formatters.
{Ep. 28} Book Marketing Fatigue
May 26, 2021 • 29 MIN
Are you suffering from book marketing fatigue? Overwhelm at ALL THE THINGS you're being asked to do? You are not alone! Focusing on a few key areas can help you reduce the fatigue and overwhelm. Alexa Bigwarfe talks about the importance of goals and key action steps.
{Ep. 27} Putting some pep into your virtual & live book launches
May 18, 2021 • 23 MIN
An email subscriber recently sent us the question: “What are the best ways to make your book launch interactive and interesting both if it’s virtual and if it’s in person?” So I'm tackling that question today!
{Ep. 26} Amazon Ads with Brian Berni
May 12, 2021 • 34 MIN
Are you considering using Amazon Ads to market your book? Or maybe you're already using them and need some additional guidance? Guest expert Brian Berni of dishes out the details on success with Amazon Ads.
{Ep. 25} What it's like being a blind author with Lois Strachan
May 5, 2021 • 38 MIN
Do you need some motivation? It's hard to feel down on yourself that you just can't DO all the things, when you listen to the inspirational author journey of Lois Strachan, a blind children's book author and rock star! She's also got some great tips on re-publishing a 2nd edition of a book.
{ep. 24} Knowing your numbers for book marketing with Layne Booth
April 29, 2021 • 34 MIN
Layne Booth uses data and metrics to help business owners grow their businesses. In this episode, we discuss how authors can use metrics and data to determine where they should spend their time marketing their books, and growing their author businesses.
{Ep. 23} Using Numerology to Show Up More Authentically with Meaghan Alton
April 28, 2021 • 35 MIN
Numerology can be a really cool tool to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses. If you're interested in learning how you can use the code you were born with to give you better insight into who you are and how to attract the right people, you're going to love this interview with Meaghan Alton.
{Ep. 22} The importance of knowing your ideal reader to properly market your book
April 15, 2021 • 34 MIN
Finding your ideal reader is key to unlocking your ability to market well. But how do you know who that ideal reader is? And how do you learn how to effectively market your book to them?
{Ep. 21} The Importance of Considering Your Health - for Writers with Joanna Penn
April 7, 2021 • 55 MIN
Your health is important as a writer. I talk to Joanna Penn about why she's started talking more about health for writers, and how we all need to consider our mental and physical health on our journey as author entrepreneurs.
{ep. 20} Diversity in Publishing: a Transgender perspective with Nathan Caro Frechette
March 31, 2021 • 36 MIN
It's the end of Women's history month. We've been talking a lot about marginalized voices and making sure they are heard. This is a fantastic view into the importance of transgender voices as part of this discussion. Thank you to special guest, Nathan Carol Frechette.
{ep. 19} From Blog to Book & more with Nina Amir
March 18, 2021 • 42 MIN
Tips for authors, plus why having a marketable idea is the most important thing, how to go from blog to book, and much more with Nina Amir.
{ep. 18} Changes in the Publishing Industry with Jane Friedman
March 10, 2021 • 46 MIN
Alexa Bigwarfe interviews Jane Friedman about the changes in the publishing industry in the digital age and how this impacts authors.
{ep. 17} Gaining Media Exposure with Christina Nicholson
February 24, 2021 • 39 MIN
Looking to gain media exposure so you can grow your audience and market your book? Christina Nicholson, aka the Media Maven, has all the tips!
{ep. 16} Let's talk about editing!
February 17, 2021 • 63 MIN
In this session, previously recorded for the 2018 Women in Publishing Summit, we're talking about the different types of editing, working with an editor, things you should know about getting your book edited. Special Guest panel" Stacey Aaronson, Liz Thompson, Jenny Kanevsky, Jodi Brandon, Dakota Nyght
{ep. 15} Hitting the NY Times Best Seller List with AK Turner
February 10, 2021 • 29 MIN
You can still hit the NY Times Best Seller list, even if it takes a year or two. AK Turner shares her journey of publishing and how she hit the list.
{ep. 14} Diversity in Publishing - E. Danielle Butler, children's book author & publisher
February 3, 2021 • 51 MIN
The importance of diversity and representation in publishing with author and publisher, E. Danielle Butler.
{ep. 13} How to Write Great Characters with Eileen Cook
January 27, 2021 • 41 MIN
If you're writing fiction and you want to make sure you have characters that your readers will love (or love to hate), you want to catch this episode - writing great characters!
{ep. 12} The Power of Conversation w/ Desiree Peterkin Bell
January 20, 2021 • 45 MIN
On this historic day of the first woman elected into the white house, I share an important interview with Desiree Peterkin Bell about the importance of conversation to open your mind to those are different from you.
{ep. 11} Faking it til you make it
January 16, 2021 • 32 MIN
Sometimes an imperfect action is better than no action at all.
{ep. 10} Lucy Hay - screenwriting for novelists & noir fiction
January 13, 2021 • 52 MIN
Lucy Hay, in her interview for the women in publishing summit, shares about screenwriting for novelists as well as writing noir fiction.
Ep. 9 Dave Chesson - Kindlepreneur
January 6, 2021 • 48 MIN
Dave Chesson of Kindlepreneur and Publisher Rocket.
Why your voice matters {ep 8}
December 31, 2020 • 23 MIN
In a crazy wild world, your voice truly matters.
Publishing Children's Books with Maria Dismondy {ep. 7}
December 30, 2020 • 29 MIN
What you need to know if you want to publish a children's books with children's book author and publisher at Cardinal Rule Press, Maria Dismondy.
Legal considerations for authors with Helen Sedwick {ep. 6}
December 30, 2020 • 34 MIN
What do you need to know about legal issues for authors? Helen Sedwick dishes it out.
Marketing tips with Angela J. Ford {ep. 5}
December 30, 2020 • 38 MIN
Book marketing tips with fantasy author Angela J. Ford.
Publicity & PR for authors with Kristi Dosh {ep 4}
December 30, 2020 • 41 MIN
How to get more opportunities for visibility, get in front of more people, grow your platform, and sell more books.
Difference between vanity, hybrid, traditional presses {Ep. 3}
December 23, 2020 • 26 MIN
Do you know the different routes to publishing? We'll cover the differences between vanity, hybrid, self-publishing, and traditional publishing.
Brooke Warner & She Writes Press - Why Go Hybrid? Ep. 2
December 22, 2020 • 39 MIN
I interviewed Brooke Warner in a previous Women in Publishing Summit about why she started She Writes Press and about Hybrid presses. This is a great interview opening doors to other routes to publishing.
Welcome to the PublishHer Podcast. Episode 1
December 9, 2020 • 23 MIN
Welcome to the PublishHer podcast! This is episode 1, the introduction.