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AUTHOR KRISTA D. BALL ON SUPERCHARGING INDIE NOVEL SALES (MF GALAXY 057)

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WHY AND HOW TO START A MAILING LIST, CREATE AN AUTHOR CENTRAL PAGE, THE SWEET SPOT FOR EBOOK PRICING, WHEN AND WHY TO OFFER DISCOUNTS, AND WHY BUNDLING WITH OTHER AUTHORS FOR 99 CENTS CAN EARN YOU THOUSANDS

Last fall I was one of the guests of honour at Pure Spec, one of E-Town’s most important conventions, and because I was giving a talk, I missed a session that people were raving about. They said that an indie author who’d had major sales was handing out her success secrets for free!
Being an indie author myself and also very, very cheap, I immediately cursed myself for having missed such an excellent chance, and then remembered, Dude, you’ve got a podcast! You can ask anybody for anything!
So I asked Krista D. Ball to tell me and thus you how she went from a low-selling epic fantasy series to being able to pay her mortgage from book sales.

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Krista Ball is not only a charming and delightful interviewee, she’s also the author of 13 novels and novellas including the Spirit C…

MICHAEL PARENTI ON THE ASSASSINATION OF JULIUS CAESAR (MF GALAXY 056)

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PULITZER-NOMINATED AUTHOR ON THE ROMAN PRO-DEMOCRACY STRUGGLE AGAINST THE ELITISTS WHO ASSASSINATED CAESAR, AND THE STRIKING PARALLELS BETWEEN THE POLITICAL CRISIS OF ANCIENT ROME AND THE MODERN USA
Political Scientist Michael Parentiis a tireless activist-academic who has taught at many colleges and universities inside and outside the United States. He is a celebrated lecturer whose humour and anecdotes have delighted audiences across the world, in person and via broadcast.
Hundreds of his articles have appeared in scholarly journals, political periodicals, and popular magazines and newspapers. Michael Parenti is author of more than 20 books on the power of media, political elites, the wealthy, and US imperialism. His writings have been translated into 17 languages and include: Profit Pathologies and Other IndecenciesThe Face of Imperialism,andTo Kill a Nation, The Attack on Yugoslavia His 2003 history The Assassination of Julius Caesar: A People’s History of Ancient Rome received a nomi…

COUNTERSPIN HOST JANINE JACKSON ON U.S. CORPORATE NEWS SELF-CENSORSHIP, ITS CASE FOR TORTURE, AND WHY RIGHT-WINGERS DOMINATE TALK RADIO (MFG 055)

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Janine Jackson is the program director of FAIR, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting, which produces the nationally-syndicated weekly radio show CounterSpin that uncovers bias in US corporate journalism.
Her articles have appeared in sources such as In These Times, and she frequently contributes articles on media, racist coverage, and labour struggle to FAIR’s magazine Extra! She’s also testified before a US Senate subcommittee that funds the American network PBS.
In today’s episode of MF GALAXY, Jackson discusses:
How FAIR and CounterSpin pick the stories to investigate about where corporate media got it wrong or didn’t get it at allWhy the people at FAIR and CounterSpin object to being called “journalists”The reasons why US media stopped reporting about the US bomber who killed Canadian troopsWhy corporate news censors itselfHow US corporate news made the case for torture, andWhy right-wing cranks dominate US talk radio and whether US radio progressives need to change their game
We spoke…