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The Author Revolution® Podcast

We've reached the indie author revolution, my friend, and it's time to talk honestly about how you can manifest your millionaire author destiny. I believe all creatives are called here for a purpose bigger than they realize and making money is an extension of that. You are worthy of making the money you've always dreamed of. I'm going to show you the way. The Author Revolution Podcast is here to help guide you. I'll give you actionable advice, tips, and tricks to make stepping into your millionaire author career feel easy. I can't wait for you to reach your full author potential. You are inevitable. Go forth and start your author revolution! SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW Are you subscribed to my podcast? If not, I'd love for you to do so today because I'd hate for you to miss a single episode. We have big plans coming up and I know you'll want to listen to learn all you can from the experiences and author advice we're about to share. If you're feeling extra awesome today, I would be so thrilled if you'd share a review of the episode or show in general. Reviews help other listeners decide whether or not to have a listen, too. Plus, I totally enjoy reading them. Thank you so much for being an awesome listener!

Tracks

Author Interview with Bestselling Urban Fantasy Author Martha Carr
Last year, I went to the 20Books Vegas conference and one of the most inspiring talks that I attended was all about writing through adversity. Her speech touched my heartstrings and was the only talk that made me cry! So, of course, I had to bring her on to the show to talk to all of you! In today's podcast episode, I had the great privilege of speaking with bestselling urban fantasy author, Martha Carr! We talked about her diagnosis in 2010, how her PA Grace helps her be the amazing author she is, and even about her Kickstarter coming this May. You don't want to miss this one! Have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/167.
79:45 1/25/23
Resistance or Seasonal Depression? 9 Tips to Shift Your Vibe!
Many people are on motivation kicks for the new year, but what happens when you're resisting making magic happen in your career? Is it really resistance? Or could it be seasonal depression? In today's podcast episode, I'm talking about seasonal depression and giving 9 tips for authors to try to bust through and shake it off. Ready to shift your vibe? Have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/166.
24:17 1/18/23
3 Self-Publishing Trends to Watch in 2023
A lot has changed in the indie author industry over the past few years. This year will be no exception. In fact, it might be the biggest year of change since the advent of digital publishing! In today's podcast episode, I'm going to dish out 3 self-publishing trends for 2023 that I think all indie authors need to be aware of. Ready? Listen now! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/165.
26:35 1/11/23
New Year, New You! Stop Playing Small!
With the year spanning out in front of us, all the possibilities for 2023 lay at our feet. We can decide to go BIG or continue to play small. In today's podcast episode, we're gonna talk about the mindset it takes to go BIG in 2023. No more playing small and hiding in the shadows. Now's the time to embrace all that you are and all that you're becoming! Have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/164.
18:24 1/4/23
Skip New Year's Resolutions - Do This Instead!
Every year about this time, people all over the world craft their New Year's Resolutions. This year, I want you to try something new, instead. In today's podcast episode, I'm going to give you an awesome manifestation tool to help you reach your goals in 2023. Forget New Year's Resolutions, the Universe has your back! Have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/163.
15:44 12/28/22
When Things Aren’t Working: How Authors Can Shift Their Vibe
Sometimes being an author is hard. It feels like it's an uphill battle and no matter what you do, nothing seems to work. Have you ever felt like that? Me, too! Thankfully, those days are few and far between now. In today's podcast episode, I'm dropping 5 tips to help you shift your vibe so you can feel better about your author career and the direction you're heading. Ready? Have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/162.
20:42 12/21/22
Is the USAT Bestsellers List Being Retired?
Many indie authors have leaned on the USA Today Bestseller List for social proof of their author prowess. It's a very easy indicator to readers that you've sold a lot of books. But now, with the long-term editor Mary Cadden being laid off, the USAT Bestsellers List is on hiatus. So, what does that mean for indies? In today's podcast episode, I'm dishing out the information we know so far about the USA Today Bestseller List's hiatus, as well as providing some levity to the situation. This doesn't have to be a doom and gloom scenario. Have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/161.
18:58 12/14/22
Talking Audiobooks with Alicia Rades & Megan Linski
Audiobooks are BIG business -- a $2.67B industry, in fact. And the compound annual growth rate is high at a whopping 24.4%! That means that by 2027, the industry is forecasted to be at $15B. Now's the time to take a serious look into audiobooks for indie authors. In today's podcast episode, I've brought back USAT Bestselling Authors Alicia Rades and Megan Linski. This time, we're diving into audiobooks! Both of these indie author powerhouses earn the majority of their income from audiobook sales and they're here to tell you how they've done it. Have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/160.
65:52 12/7/22
Ending NaNoWriMo with Unfinished Business
Not every NaNoWriMo ends with a fancy WINNER certificate. Sometimes, life happens and we just don't quite make it. When that's the case, where should we go from there? In today's podcast episode, I'm diving into what happens when we reach the end of National Novel Writing Month with unfinished business. Have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/159.
19:30 11/30/22
Carissa's 20Books Vegas Experience
20Books Vegas has come and gone and my brain is still a whirlwind regarding the entire experience. There was so much to see, so much experience, so much to learn... and then some! In today's podcast episode, I'm dishing out all the goods on the 2022 20Books Vegas Conference experience. I'm going to talk about my top 5 sessions (and maybe one bonus one!), as well as what I'd do differently next time around. Plus, you can get a little flavor for what it was like being in Las Vegas. Have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/158.
37:54 11/23/22
Gearing Up for 20Books Vegas: 3 Sanity-Saving Tips
Every author at one point or another has the opportunity to go to some big-deal conferences and signings. For me, I'm attending one such event next week when my husband, close friend, and I attend the largest indie author conference in the world. In today's podcast episode, I'm spilling the beans on how I'm *really* feeling about the upcoming 20Books Vegas Conference and dishing out 3 sanity-saving tips to focus on when you have big events like this to attend. Have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/157.
22:39 11/9/22
3 Millionaire Author NaNoWriMo Productivity Hacks
NaNoWriMo is officially here! Now's the time to get crystal clear on what it is you want from this event and how you plan on doing it. In today's podcast episode, I'm dishing out 3 millionaire author NaNoWriMo hacks to help you stay focused on what really matters (so you can get yourself to the finish line!). Have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/156.
21:31 11/2/22
Expert Interview with Ashley Long, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison
Do you ever wonder how NaNoWriMo creates local events all over the world? The answer is through the help of their regional Municipal Liaisons! ML's are volunteers that make the magic happen for writers all over the world. In today's podcast episode, I'm chatting with Ashley Long, a Municipal Liaison for NaNoWriMo in East Tennessee! We're talking about her journey with NaNoWriMo and how she became an ML, as well as why you should consider being one, too! Have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/155.
38:48 10/26/22
Do you have a NaNoWriMo Survival Kit? (15 Must-Haves)
NaNoWriMo is nearly here... But are you ready? There are a number of things I always make sure I have at the ready before I even think about signing up for NaNoWriMo. They keep me fired up and ready to rock and roll when the words start hitting the page. In today's podcast episode, I'm dropping my list of 15 must-haves before you take on NaNoWriMo this year. Have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/154.
22:17 10/19/22
Author Interview: USAT Bestselling Authors Alicia Rades & Megan Linski
Have you ever wondered whether or not people with mental illness or disability can still manifest awesome things in their lives? Well, my friend, this podcast episode is going to give you some food for thought. In today's podcast episode, I'm talking with USAT Bestselling Authors Alicia Rades and Megan Linski. They're dishing the goods on how this dynamic duo met, their omnibus collection for Hidden Legends, and how authors can manifest, even through a disability or mental illness. It's a power-packed episode! Have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/153.
71:04 10/12/22
Preptober is here! 5 Preparations You Probably Haven’t Thought Of
Preptober has officially begun, as has the Plan Your Series Challenge! During this time, authors everywhere are prepping for NaNoWriMo and all that it entails come November. However, in today's podcast episode, I'm challenging your preparation with five I bet you haven't thought about yet. Have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/152.
23:45 10/5/22
5 Reasons You Should Plan a Series This Preptober
With Preptober right around the corner, many authors are gearing up to plan their NaNoWriMo novels. But... what if you next-leveled the NaNoWriMo experience? In today's podcast episode, I'm dishing out 5 reasons why you should dump planning a solo title and instead, plan out a series this Preptober. Have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/151.
20:01 9/28/22
3 Series Types: Which Do You Have?
We all know that a series is beneficial to our author careers. In my experience, there are three major types of series and knowing which one you have can be the key to its success. In today's podcast episode, we're talking about the three types of series you can create, so you can figure out which one you're trying to plan for. Have a listen to find out which one you have! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/150.
19:24 9/21/22
Surviving Mercury Retrograde for Authors: 7 Tips to Make It Through
Whoo, here we go again. Mercury Retrograde. Communication goes wonky. Anxiety creeps up. No matter how well you plan... things just. don't. go. right. In today's podcast episode, we're diving into Mercury Retrograde and how it impacts authors. PLUS, get 7 tips that will help you stay centered and focused. Have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/149.
20:54 9/14/22
Are You a Deliberate Creator?
When it comes to creating our stories (and our author destinies), we have two choices: Be the deliberate creator or let things happen by default. Neither is right or wrong, but each will get you different results, for sure. In today's podcast episode, I'm asking you the question: Are you the deliberate creator of your author career? Or are you manifesting it all by default? Click here to listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/148.
15:28 9/7/22
Become the Phoenix: 10 Ways to Reinvent Your Author Career
Sometimes, we just need to burn things to the ground and start over again. And while I mean that figuratively, sometimes our author career needs to evolve. Don't you think? In today's podcast episode, I'm going over 10 ways you can reinvent your author career and kickstart more sales. Click here to listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/147.
34:42 8/31/22
Do You Have a Vision for Your Author Career?
We creative types aren't always great at planning for the future, or heck, thinking about the growth we'd like to see. As authors, we often get stuck in the mindset that nothing we do is working, when in actuality, we're always growing. We just haven't done a stellar job of tracking it. In today's podcast episode, we're talking about the importance of having a growth mindset and a clear vision for what your future as an indie author should look like. Click here to have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/146.
18:05 8/24/22
Being PISSED is Actually Getting You Closer to Your Millionaire Destiny
Innovation and changes typically don't come when we're complacent or feel unworthy of whatever it is we're trying to create or bring into this world. We can't shift into our millionaire author selves if we're not willing to stick our toe out, metaphorically speaking. In today's podcast episode, we're going to talk about why being pissed is actually a really good sign you're about to have a breakthrough with your author career. Click here to have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/145.
17:40 8/17/22
5 Signs You're Ready to Manifest Your Millionaire Author Destiny
Sometimes the signs we're about to make massive leaps in our author career doesn't look like growth and exciting things happening. Often, the signs look more like chaos and destruction first. But the good news is, once we get past the initial craziness, we're ready to elevate to new heights. In today's podcast episode, we're talking about manifesting your millionaire author destiny and the 5 signs that show you that you're ready to make it happen. Click here to have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/144.
30:00 8/10/22
Resistance Has Momentum, Too
Momentum can keep us heading in the right direction, even when we're not actively seeking it. But if you're not careful, momentum can work against you, too. In today's podcast episode, we're talking about the momentum of resistance and how to break through it so you can have a successful and prosperous author career. Have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/143.
18:40 8/3/22
The Subconscious Belief Blocking Your Success
Sometimes we don't even realize we hold subconscious beliefs that contradict what we really want. When that happens, it's hard for us to realize the success we've been craving. I recently stumbled on one such belief this past week and it literally made me pause. In today's podcast episode, we're talking about how powerful the subconscious mind can be and why you need to deliberately set your intentions for your success. You can do it today and override any of the previous beliefs that have kept you stuck. Have a listen!
19:27 7/27/22
Are You Addicted to the Struggle Bus?
Oh lordy, indie authors do allll the things! Amiright? But sometimes, we get so used to the momentum of crazy, that we don't stop to ask ourselves if it's even necessary. You might be surprised to find, that the struggle doesn't have to precede success. In today's episode, we're talking about your author career, and in specific, how to bring more ease to it. If you've been struggling a bunch lately, you won't want to miss this episode. It's made especially for you. Have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/141.
25:04 7/20/22
Industry Expert Interview with Kat Caldwell
Everyone has a story... and sometimes, it just needs to be prompted. My guest this week is an expert at helping authors get their stories out. Whether it's through her membership, her podcast, or her course, authors everywhere can learn a thing or two from her! In today's podcast episode, I'm talking with Kat Caldwell, host of the Pencils & Lipstick Podcast! Kat's dishing out on her journey as an author, as well as all the details for drawing out the story within you. You'll love her unique perspective. So have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/140.
53:15 7/13/22
INDIE-pendence Month is Here!
Last month, women's rights took a hit. This month, indie authors are rising up to make a difference. Welcome to INDIE-pendence Month, my friend! In today's episode, we're discussing the awesome event Author Revolution just kicked off to support women's rights. All July, you can get in on exclusive course deals to help you level up WHILE supporting nonprofits dedicated to helping women. You won't wanna miss this episode. Have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/139.
21:19 7/6/22
Industry Expert Interview with Jo Buer
How do you know when the Law of Attraction has kicked in? Well, in my experience, it's when it starts connecting you with like-minded individuals in ways you haven't been connected before. Like this week's podcast guest! In today's podcast episode, I'm talking with Jo Buer, author and podcast host of Alchemy for Authors! Jo talks about her journey to become an author, as well as the inception for Alchemy for Authors Podcast. She's an amazing guest and you're going to love this interview! Click here to have a listen! Be sure to check out the show notes by going to https://authorrevolution.org/138.
55:52 6/29/22