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This podcast, hosted by USAToday bestselling author Patricia McLinn, is a conversation between authors about how and why they create stories.

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Books2Read for Readers, with Kevin Tumlinson

Host Patricia McLinn talks with Kevin Tumlinson, director of marketing for the ebook creation and distribution service Draft2Digital, supporting both indie and traditionally published authors. Books2Read, D2D’s author services resource, is a fast-growing tool for the industry, with services such as Universal Book Links offering authors increased discoverability with readers, and offering readers a simple, one-click method of finding new authors and new books online. 

In his words: “Books2Read has always been built around the idea that eventually we want readers to be able to discover there new favorite author on that site. … Discover new books, new authors that they love and follow, and then interact with them and support them by sharing things.” [21:45]

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Kevin also is an award-winning and bestselling thriller author, and host of the Wordslinger Podcast. His archaeological thriller series featuring protagonist Dan Kolter has won awards and reached top rankings on Amazon and iBooks. You can find Kevin on:

*His website,

*Facebook and

*Twitter

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Thank you so much for listening. We hope you enjoyed the podcast enough to want to support us for future episodes. You can do that with as little as $1 a month by pledging at Patreon. It’s vital to Authors Love Readers to have your support. Thank you!

Please also consider rating/reviewing the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.

Thanks to DialogMusik for the instrumentals that accompany this podcast.

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BookBub for Readers, with Audrey Derobert

Audrey Derobert works on the Partners Team at BookBub, a free service that helps millions of readers discover limited-time ebook deals. Members receive a personalized daily email alerting them to the best free and deeply discounted titles matching their interests. Audrey is an Account Manager, supporting independent authors and small publishers who are using BookBub’s tools as part of their marketing strategy. BookBub now has an audiobook retail website, Chirp, and is offering deals on titles there, too, including classic books as well as newer titles.

Audrey invites you to check out the BookBub Partners Blog here. Authors can subscribe to get weekly book marketing ideas, publishing insights, and BookBub tips delivered to your inbox.

A graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, Audrey previously has worked with the Foundation for Responsible Robotics in the Netherlands, and as a legislative intern for Massachusetts state Rep. Bill Driscoll.

In her own words: “It’s such a low stakes way of trying out a new author. So if you’re not sure, or if you’re just curious about learning more about what that author has to offer, that’s a really easy way to try out one of their books.” (10:22)

Thanks to DialogMusik for the instrumentals that accompany this podcast.

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The Extras: Take Two, with Mary Alice Monroe

In this special episode of Authors Love Readers, host Patricia McLinn shares parts of her conversation with writer Mary Alice Monroe that were not included in the original episode. The conversation moves from McLinn’s “getting to know you” questions to deeper issues about plagiarism and being in the moment during writing and research.

Monroe, a New York Times bestselling author, found her true calling in environmental fiction when she moved to coastal South Carolina. Already a successful writer, she was captivated by the beauty and fragility of her new home. Living in the midst of a quickly changing habitat gave her a strong and important focus for her novels.

In the authors words: “When I’m doing my research, I’m observant and my antennas are up, but I don’t have a story. I’m just totally in the moment … whether it’s a turtle or a dolphin or whatever animal I’m with.” [23:24]

More about Mary Alice Monroe can be found at her:

website

Facebook

Twitter

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Writers at Conferences, with Patricia McLinn

Authors Love Readers host Patricia McLinn, recently returned from her favorite Novelists Inc. annual gathering in Florida, talks about what writers do when they go to conferences. A NINC past president, she has attended all but two of its annual conferences, which provide networking and learning opportunities for multi-published authors of popular fiction. Patricia discusses the business side of writing, what happens when a bunch of socially deprived writers get together in one place and how she found a future podcast topic.

Patricia is a USA Today bestselling author of mystery, romance and women’s fiction known for strong characters, touches of humor, connected stories, and settings that make you want to move in. She wrote 27 books in 25 years in traditional publishing, then began indie publishing in early 2010. In mid-2015, she left her final traditional publisher and has been happily 100% independent since; she has now published more than 50 novels and two nonfiction writers’ guides.

In Patricia’s words: “What do we talk about? Readers! What readers want, how best to communicate with them, how to encourage readers to read our books. … If we can encourage you to actually read these books [already on your readers], then you can determine if we are  — or are not —  a good reader-author match.” [8:28]

You can find Patricia at:

Her website,

Facebook,

Twitter

and

Instagram

Thank you so much for listening. We hope you enjoyed the podcast enough to want to support us for future episodes. You can do that with as little as $1 a month by pledging at Patreon. It’s vital to Authors Love Readers to have your support. Thank you!

Please also consider rating/reviewing the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.

Thanks to DialogMusik for the instrumentals that accompany this podcast. NINC 2019 meeting photo courtesy of Novelists Inc.NINC novelists inc

Fears and Purpose in Fiction Writing, with Mary Alice Monroe

New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe found her true calling in environmental fiction when she moved to coastal South Carolina. Already a successful author, she was captivated by the beauty and fragility of her new home. Living in the midst of a quickly changing habitat gave her a strong and important focus for her novels.

Mary Alice talks with host Patricia McLinn about using her fears of natural disasters and her desire to educate people on the impact of climate change as the catalysts for her writing.

In her own words: ‘That’s why I write about [climate change]. I think evacuation is going to become a major concern of every American, all humans on this planet, in the next decade as we face natural disasters and also droughts and food shortages.’ [14:18]

You can learn more about Mary Alice at her:

Website,

Twitter,

Facebook

or

Instagram

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Thank you so much for listening. We hope you enjoyed the podcast enough to want to support us for future episodes. You can do that with as little as $1 a month by pledging at Patreon. It’s vital to Authors Love Readers to have your support. Thank you!

Please also consider rating/reviewing the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.

Thanks to DialogMusik for the instrumentals that accompany this podcast.

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About the podcast

Authors Love Readers, hosted by USAToday bestselling author Patricia McLinn, is a series of conversations between authors about how and why they create stories. With questions contributed by readers.

Quite a few podcasts are out there for aspiring and established writers, both on the craft and the business. This podcast, though, is for readers. The goal is to have authors on the show who write in all sorts of fiction genres. As a reader, it doesn’t matter which path to publication an author takes – independent, traditional, hybrid and other combinations. That’s not going to matter on Authors Love Readers, either.

About your host

Patricia McLinn is the author of more than 45 novels, including two ongoing murder mystery series, Caught Dead in Wyoming and Secret Sleuth. She also writes romances – mostly contemporary, but there are a few historicals, women’s fiction and nonfiction titles. She had 27 books in 25 years in traditional publishing. Having secured the rights back to a number of her earlier books, she began indie publishing in early 2010. That made her officially a hybrid author, since she also still had books under traditional contracts. In mid-2015 she left the final traditional publisher and has been happily 100% independent since.

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Guest Appearances by Patricia McLinn

Patricia has appeared on other book talk podcasts and videos, most recently as a guest on the Boone County Public Library’s podcast featuring innovators and creators in northern Kentucky.: You can view these podcasts on her YouTube Podcasts on Writing channel.

Patricia McLinn appearance on The Joys of Binge Reading – Mad About Wyoming


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