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New York City comedians Katie Compa and Raquel D’Apice present Kid/Life Crisis, a bi-weekly podcast about an exhilarating, panic-inducing topic in many women's lives: deciding whether to become a parent— or to stay child-free. Katie and Raquel sit down with comedians, writers, executives and more to talk about their experiences, and crack a few (possibly inappropriate) jokes along the way. New episodes go live 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Music by www.bensounds.com.
 
Launched by parents of an infectiously funny and *mostly* happy boy on the spectrum, the Joyriding in Autismland podcast chats with ASD parents, kiddos, therapists, writers, and artists about the unexpected, charming, and funny moments with autism. Because laughing? Is the best vacation. Find the show notes online at http://www.joyridinginautismland.com/podcast
 
From kindergarten teacher to best selling author, my name is Laurie Wright and I help children’s authors publish and market their books for kids. We talk about productivity, strategies and tactics so that you can grow your impact, even if you only have a few hours a week. I share my biggest AH HAHS, my ups and downs, and I chat with other authors who are busy making their dreams come true. This show is for ambitious #wordnerds who want to make more sales and reach more readers!
 
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Have you ever just wanted to know what it takes to have a solid book marketing system? If YES, then this is for you! Join Laurie for the BIG PICTURE overview of an excellent book marketing system, specifically for childrens authors. Join the email list! Website template I talked aboutDoor Laurie Wright: Children's Author & Marketing Coach
 
Written by Becca Syme, 'Dear Writer, You Need To Quit' isn't specifically written for childrens authors, but is definitely still applicable. This book is part of a whole "Dear Writer' series which is a very cool premise. This one has 15 chapters on things you should QUIT, and those are bookended by 'The Bad news' at the beginning and 'The Good News…
 
Welcome to Season FOUR! Over the past 3 years we've done a variety of things on here.. we started with interviews and spent over a year listening to interviews with other indie authors of varying experience about how they made it happen for themselves. Then we started to have more specific topics on the show, and I went looking for guests who could…
 
Have you ever wondered why you're getting NO RESULTS from your book marketing activities, even though you're doing exactly what everyone else is?! You'll want to tune in to hear the reason why, in the third and final episode in the TRAFFIC series. Join Laurie as she shares a new way to think about your book marketing activities. Find the Pitch kit …
 
Where are all the people?! You know you need traffic, but where do you find the people... In this episode Laurie shares where to find traffic, how to know what to post, and how to think more strategically. Want to join the traffic challenge? Check it out HERE in the FB group.Door Laurie Wright: Children's Author & Marketing Coach
 
Struggling to find new readers and make sales? You might need to back up a few steps and think about how you're getting traffic. The basics of book marketing are: turn the traffic you have into a captive audience, engage and connect with them, and ultimately convert them to loyal fans (and paying customers). Here are four ways you can borrow someon…
 
Join Laurie as she shares 5 actionable tips to be more productive when you're online. Will these tips help you write or sell your books? NOPE. But they WILL help you to spend less time sorting emails less time wading through posts from people that bring you down MORE time on what matters! Childrens authors! Spend 10 minutes a day this week and clea…
 
The truth is, the shine usually wears off of running a book business, sometime after you publish, and when you realize how much work the marketing is. In this show you'll learn the 5 TOP things you can do on a weekly basis, that will always work to move your book business forward. And by moving it forward, you can banish the boredom, and stay motiv…
 
How do you act when you go to a party? Do you hover in corners, eye cast down, making sure not to cross anyone's path? Or do you mingle a bit, shake hands, make eye contact and say 'hello'? Believe it or not, social media is just like a party! And Facebook groups are someone else's party. Have a listen to today's episode to make sure you're not bei…
 
Imposter Syndrome. Not sure my HBa in Psych (15 years ago) qualifies me to speak about this issue.... but it's something that many authors struggle with - especially Indie authors who haven't got an 'official' publisher behind them validating their story. This episode isn't the ultimate guide on the perfect ways to overcome your self doubts and bru…
 
Join Laurie as she gets to know author and publicist Jane Owen. Jane was able to PIVOT last year, and instead of feeling sorry for herself (for not * too* long) she set to work working a lifelong goal happen. Find Jane's book here on her website, and connect with her on instagram here and here!Door Laurie Wright: Children's Author & Marketing Coach
 
What matters when it comes to analytics? Author and metrics expert Brandi Johnson is here again, walking us through what's important to track when it comes to metrics, and what we should DO with that information! Share with a friend Website metrics, social media metrics, email analytics --> what's the most important part of all of these? Brandi bre…
 
Author and publishing coach Lene Dybdaul chats with Laurie about money making activities authors can do. Share with a friend Lene shares her tips for book marketing... she suggests planning in advance and building an audience even BEFORE your book is published, so that you can launch your book to a waiting audience. #smart A congratulatory SHOUT OU…
 
Take a common HACK and make it work for you! You've likely gotten this weird FB message from a friend of yours, I've had them from my 80 yr old aunt, my tech savvy cousin in law, and another author.... it's a YT link and just one single sentence... listen now and then tag me when you make your hooky post! @lauriewrightauthor Join the fun on Faceboo…
 
It’s almost here and I am NOT prepared! Who’s with me? Today on the show I’m sharing quick content ideas you can put into action with very little preparation. I know I LOOOVE a good social script, it doesn’t get any easier than plugging in a pre-written post, does it? If you want: 3 social post scripts 6 Valentines’ related ‘sign offs’ - use in ema…
 
I made you something! Something to help cut through the noise of what you think you *should* be doing, that outlines all the things you NEEd to be doing, to market your book for kids. I made it to cut through all that NoisE you see online. Here’s what you actually NEED to do: You need to create valuable content , consistently. You need a place to g…
 
The Kidlit creator stack has been on my mind all day, and I had to share about it because it’s gone in just a week! But that got me thinking about all the other resources out there in the wild that you might enjoy as well. From zero dollars to $800 there is a range in here, but all are worth exploring! First off, decide what you need help with the …
 
Join Laurie as she chats with Tonya Duncan Ellis, author of the award winning, best selling Sophie Washington children's books series. Tonya's books recount the adventures of a precocious African American preteen from Houston, TX and her diverse group of friends. Each funny and heartwarming story teaches lessons about friendship, responsibility, tr…
 
You’ve seen others make it look so easy. You’ve tried doing it yourself a few times, but it never seems to go to plan. Every time you get close to figuring out your book marketing, something goes wrong. Maybe you run out of steam. You get distracted.... ...maybe there’s a pandemic and all your kids are home and you can’t concentrate because the wor…
 
It's time to get OFF the hustle train! Why not approach your book marketing with playful curiosity instead? Maybe it's just me, but in the past I've approached my book biz with a huge 'hustle' energy and in 2021 I want to not do that anymore! Did I really sign up for 5 New Year's challenges? Have a listen and see if you can relate. Important Links:…
 
It's the last day of the Indie Author Income Accelerator series! Today we chat about the #1 trick to actually put this system into practice and make it successful. Sign up for the FREE email series at laurieclass.com, or join the companion class for the video walkthroughs, templates and swipes.Door Laurie Wright: Children's Author & Marketing Coach
 
What happens next? You've generated some traffic and some leads, you have actual people on your email list, NOW WHAT?! Today is all about what to say, how to say it and what you can sell in addition to your book. Important Links Templates I mentioned Email of the Month Club Companion ClassDoor Laurie Wright: Children's Author & Marketing Coach
 
Today is RESEARCH day! I walk you through how to use the google keyword planner tool to find great keywords and phrases that your target audience will actually be using. This one step can make a HUGE difference in how your content is received. If you want study notes and clickable links, sign up for the email transcripts at laurieclass.com. If you …
 
Today is TECH day! I want you to have an understanding of exactly what you’ll need to make this system happen - and it isn’t all that much. Sign up for the email transcripts at laurieclass.com. Mailerlite or Active Campaign (an Email Service Provider) Stripe.com or PayPal.com (or both!) Google docs Canva Sign up for the companion class HERE!…
 
Welcome to the Indie Author Income Accelerator series! All week you can look forward to a short daily episode. Each will be a small piece of a larger marketing strategy. Use this well laid out strategy to grow your traffic, generate leads, grow your email list and ultimately accelerate your income! Want the email transcripts for great study notes? …
 
Becky is a super successful children's author by anyone's standards. Her advice for new authors? Set a time to write each week as if it a doctor appointment - just do it! Listen and get to know, her story and find out what she's planning next. Contact Info: Becky Cummings www.authorbcummings.comDoor Laurie Wright & Becky Cummings
 
Join Laurie as she talks with Foreword Publicity, a PR firm for children's authors! Lori Orlinsky & Aly Bourque share eleven tips for holiday marketing in 2020, answer marketing questions, and share about some new services too! Make sure to check out their incredible giveaway ➡️ Enter for the chance to win a FREE virtual book tour! Read the blog po…
 
Join Laurie as she speaks with Miranda, who shares marketing wins and flops! Her BIG goal: Raise as much money as possible for charities that support children and animals. Through her Charity of the Quarter program, she donates a portion of the proceeds from each book sold to a non-profit every quarter, and she has raised over $8,000 to date! Conta…
 
This is the second time I was lucky enough to chat with Jaclyn on the podcast waaaayyy back in the beginning- it was episode 6! It's always nice to chat with a friend. Since we last spoke, she's launched a new series meant to empower young girls with confidence to be themselves and try new things, even if they are afraid they might fail. Now, doesn…
 
Join Laurie as she chats with astronomer, teacher, educator and now writer - Cecilia Caballero. Ceci travels the globe to catch eclipses and spends new moons gazing up at the stars. She's turned her love of the stars into a publishing house and turned her children's bedtime stories into fabulous books! Cecilia has learned some things along the way …
 
Laurie talks with author and publishing coach April Cox about how she got started, and how she helps authors. April's goal with her books is to help those returning back to school to have a safe, inclusive and bully-free environment. Contact Info www.thelittlelabradoodle.com FB: @thelittlelabradoodle IG: @thelittlelabradoodle YouTube: Self-Publishi…
 
Author and marketing expert Brandi Johnson joined me on the show today to talk about her publishing experience and to help children's authors with the big marketing B! ('B' stands for beast, of course 😜) Marketing your children's book when you have no background in it feels so overwhelming. Most of us end up doing what we see others doing - posting…
 
Are Facebook ads on your to-do list? Stacy Bauer joins Laurie on the podcast and achieves the impossible - she managed to get Laurie excited to try Facebook ads again! For those of you who don't already know Stacy, she is the author of the best selling Cami Kangaroo & Wyatt Too series. Becoming a published author has been a dream of Stacy's since c…
 
Join Laurie as she shares a yucky stat about how many emails people get on average a day, and some ways to help reduce the overwhelm! Want to organize your gmail? Go >>here<< and watch Kelly Stocker's videos, this will be life-changing! For the compete show notes head to Laurie's website >>HERE<
 
Join Laurie as she speaks with Lori Orlinsky and Alysson Bourque, the founders of 'Foreword Publicity'. As indie authors we have to wear all the hats and do all the things! It's overwhelming, time consuming and it can lead to authors giving up on their book dreams, because there is just so much to know. If you've felt like that before you are going…
 
Join Laurie as she talks about time, how little we all have and how to make it as an author EVEN IF we only have an hour a day! Grab the Author Tasks and Time Management List mentioned in the episode - free to make an account but you do need to sign up! >>> Click here to access itDoor Laurie Wright: Children's Author & Marketing Coach
 
Join Laurie and author Nicole Filippone as they talk about the Facebook strategy that Nikki used to group her following from 200 to over 18000 in a matter of months! Nikki is a part-time author on paper, but full-time author at heart. She spends nights, weekends, and lunch hours working on her author ventures and loves it - most of the time. Nikki'…
 
Join Laurie and author Nicole Filippone as they talk about book marketing, kickstarters and the ups and downs of the publishing journey. Nikki is a part-time author on paper, but full-time author at heart. She spends nights, weekends, and lunch hours working on her author ventures and loves it - most of the time. Nikki's big goal is just to help as…
 
Join Laurie and Lindsay as they talk about finding illustrators, funding kickstarters, and getting it all done at nap time! Lindsay is a mother of four (including identical twin girls who just turned 1 year old!) and an aspiring children's book author. Her maternity leave with the twins inspired her to find creative ways to support overwhelmed moth…
 
Join Laurie and author Diane Elgin as they talk about the ups and downs that happen when you take on book publishing! Diane Elgin is currently a full time writer and part time homeschool art teacher. She taught kindergarten for 16 years but recently she felt the need to write for kids. She wrote Daddy, How Does a Sloth Give a Hug about 12 years ago…
 
Join Laurie with author Matthew Ralph as they talk about handy ways to write (it's not what you think!), how to get in touch with influencers, and what to NOT do when you're just starting out! Matthew Ralph is a British children’s book author who lives in London, UK. He is the author of the number one best-selling children’s picture book series “Sa…
 
Join Laurie with author Heather Robyn as they talk about Heather's funny TikTok videos (how much time do those really take to make?!). Heather teaches Informatics Education for Stanford Hospital, holds a Doctorate degree in Education and worked for several years as a Social Worker with foster youth and homeless veterans. She really enjoyed the work…
 
Join Laurie as she shares what other authors had to say about their own experiences! Thank you to the following for your contributions to this episode! Pilar Marie Lauren Eresman Elisavet Arkolaki Stacy Schoppenhorst Bauer Meghan Drew Foster Ashly Curren Nikki Filippone Have a listen so you can either realize you aren't alone in your mistakes, or m…
 
How do children’s authors build strong book businesses and grow their impact? By hanging out with Laurie, here on the Writers Way! This season is for published children’s authors who are passionate about fulfilling their dreams, who want to be successful and are always looking for new ways to learn and hit their goals. Today, a story and the plan f…
 
Since the death of George Floyd I’ve been among the many people trying to learn more about race and racism, and vowing to do better. It’s been eye opening for me. Also embarrassing. How is there so much that I didn’t know? For weeks I stayed mostly silent, to listen and to learn what I could. But I had questions. I was nervous to ask my questions t…
 
Be strategic during your social media time! Four tasks for children's authors to do daily to curate your feed, build and improve relationships, and grow a reader community. This is a repeat of last week's activities because you don't need anything new right now!Door Laurie Wright: Children's Author & Publisher
 
Naibe is Mexican-American Multi-Emmy award-winning journalist based in Los Angeles California, a speaker, and an author. She and Laurie talk books, the need for representation in children's books, and of course, the coronavirus and how it's impacting her book business. Find Naibe on social media @contodopress, or on her website contodopress.com…
 
Here is ONE thing that you can do differently on your social media posts that will improve your audience engagement. Not to mention, you've spent this week paying it forward to others which in the end helps you out too! Doesn't it feel great to help? Remember to join the FB group here!
 
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