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Books, Blogs & Business | Book Marketing + Self-Publishing Tips

By Jewell Nicole

The Books, Blogs, & Business podcast is your one stop to book marketing made easy. Want to turn your ideas into full fledged novels? Grow your email list of raving fans? Make money and become a successful author? Come see why over a thousand writers have turned to Jewell Nicole the founder of Jewellz Pages and the Book Marketing Made Easy program, for help to finish their novels, market themselves online, and build a profitable author platform without sacrificing time and money on systems that don't work.
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032 - A Librarian Shares Her Story with Ruth Mini
032 - A Librarian Shares Her Story with Ruth Mini
Introducing Ruth Mini, a Special Collections Librarian and a YA romance writer who loves to branch out in other genres. She writes fiction and non-fiction. She's written two romance novellas, and a children's picture book and has plenty more books in store, including a new series. One of Ruth's favorite things to do is watch movies and she has seen over 1700 movies in her lifetime. In this episode, we get to know Ruth a little better as she shares her secrets of being a librarian, gives us insight as to how she gets inspired and how long it takes to write her first draft. Want to know what she believes is the most effective way to marketing? Then this episode is for you. Listen in, as Ruth shares her story. This episode is brought to you by The Target Reader Mini Course Links mentioned can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
36:40
November 15, 2022
031 - Does Self-Publishing Hurt your Chances of Being Traditionally Published?
031 - Does Self-Publishing Hurt your Chances of Being Traditionally Published?
If you want to be traditionally published, I 100% recommend doing the self-publishing route first...here's why? Many writers have their reasons for wanting to be traditional publishing. After all traditional publishing is the oldest publishing type out there and there are a few advantages like: 1. Monetary advance before publishing - I read in a recent article that traditional publishers are paying nothing less than six figures because if they don’t think the book will sell enough to justify a six-figure advance, they don’t want to publish it. 2. Highest potential for traditional media coverage, so more eyes on your book 3. Highest chance of bookstore placement - because if your book is published y a huge publisher like Harpercollins, bookstores and libraries want a piece of that. So you're set. But as with everything in life there are disadvantages to traditional publishing. This episode is brought to you by The Target Reader Mini Course All links can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
15:27
November 08, 2022
030 - NaNoWriMo 2022: Are You Ready!?
030 - NaNoWriMo 2022: Are You Ready!?
So Nanowrimo is a challenge where you write 50k words in 30 days. When you head across to the NanoWrimo website you have the opportunity to announce your project.  Now when you decide to announce your project, you're able to include your title, if you already have one, genre, type of book, the project summary and your blurb or excerpt. You can even link your playlist and pinterest. And then create a cover for your book. 50k words may sound like an overwhelming task and to do it in 30 days sounds unimaginable. But remember it's only 1667 words that you have to write a day to keep track to your goal. All resources can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
16:11
November 01, 2022
029 - Nano Series: How to Find and Manage your Time for Writing
029 - Nano Series: How to Find and Manage your Time for Writing
This is week 6 and the final week of nano prep and the nano series. In just three days you along with over 500k writers will embark on a writing journey like never before. How do you feel? Are you excited? Are you pumped up? Are you nervous? I'm sure so many of you are getting all the mixed feelings. And rightly so. Writing 1,667 words a day can be a challenge we know… but it’s a challenge made easier if you can find the writing time in your schedule right now. In this episode, I'm going to outline how you can win with a 40hr work week, how you can balance school with writing, and 3 unconventional ways to make more time to write without waking up 4am. All links mentioned can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
13:00
October 28, 2022
028 - Nano Series: Organizing Your Life for Writing
028 - Nano Series: Organizing Your Life for Writing
For the last four weeks, I've been releasing episodes to help you find your perfect idea, flesh out believable characters, craft a detailed plot, and build strong worlds and settings. And you've been hard at work preparing yourself for one of the biggest writing challenges in the world. You along with over 400k writers will embark on a journey like never before. NanoWrimo is like a marathon. You've got to pace yourself, prepare for the obstacles ahead and inform everyone you know that coming November 1, you'll be locked up in your writing cave, creating a masterpiece. Since Nano is a challenge where you write 50k in 30 days, you need to organize your life, including those around you. In this episode, I'll outline some practical steps you can take to organize your life for writing and get your community involved to. This episode is brought to you by The Target Reader Mini Course. All resources can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
17:10
October 21, 2022
027 - Nano Series: How to Build a Strong World and Setting
027 - Nano Series: How to Build a Strong World and Setting
A great story is based in vivid, bright descriptive settings. A story setting is when and where the action takes place. Your story’s setting establishes the environment of the fictional world that you have created that will be planted in the reader’s mind. Most stories have multiple settings, an overall, large setting and then smaller settings. In this episode, I explore the reasons for having a great setting and how as a writer can create great settings that creates mood. This episode is brought to you by The Target Reader Mini Course. All resources can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
22:38
October 14, 2022
026 - Nano Series: How to Construct A Detailed Plot
026 - Nano Series: How to Construct A Detailed Plot
There are many different types of plotting methods to choose from and as a writer, you need to figure out exactly which plotting method is right for you. In NanoWrimo there are 5 plotting methods that are discussed. NanoWrimo also has a plotting method quiz that you can take to decide which plotting method is best for you. In this episode I want to help you plot your way to 50K. This episode is brought to you by The Target Reader Mini Course. All links can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
27:00
October 07, 2022
025 - Nano Series: How to Create Complex Characters
025 - Nano Series: How to Create Complex Characters
"Steve Goodhold was a good kid. He got good grades and was never late to class. Little did everyone know that he spent his nights working as an internet hacker for a modern Mafioso who he met through his older cousin, Peter." "Steve didn’t need much sleep, which was a good thing. He slept maybe two hours a night, and spent the rest of his time stealing identities,wiring funds, and making more money than both his parents combined. He told himself he was saving for college, but the thrill of his secret life of crime was steadily eroding his interest in an Ivy League education." - Nano Prep Workbook Did that pique your interest? Would you like to more about Steve and whether or not his secret life will turn out for a good or bad? Most people think that an intriguing plot is what makes a story good, but the truth is that exciting plots are made up of original and well-developed characters. In this episode, we will dive deeper into how you as the writer can create believable complex characters, that's going to move the emotions of your readers and allow you to create a page turner. And I have some bonus questions for you that's going to help you create intriguing characters. Are you ready? Let's dive in! This episode is brought to you by The Target Reader Mini Course. All links here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
22:04
September 30, 2022
024 - Goal Setting: How It Was, How It's Going
024 - Goal Setting: How It Was, How It's Going
Today marks episode number 29 on this podcast and we are one episode away from celebrating 30 episodes on the Books, Blogs, & Business podcast show. And while most podcast shows never cross the episode 7 mark, I'm thrilled to say with almost 30 episodes down and 52 more to go, I'm confident we'll enter 2023 on a positive note. In this episode, I share with you my top accomplishments for the third quarter of 2022. I also share five tips that has helped me to increase my downloads on the show and how you can too. I share my goals for the final quarter of the year 2022 and I invite you to share with me what your third quarter look like. This episode is brought to you by Meet Your Milestones. All links are here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
20:59
September 27, 2022
023 - Nano Series - How to Find your Unique Story Idea
023 - Nano Series - How to Find your Unique Story Idea
National novel writing month starts November first. And for those who don't know, it's a challenge where you attempt to write 50k words in 30 days. Now I've taken part in this challenge so many times as well as Camp Nanowrimo and the goal is basically to just get writing done. It's all about focus and determination and most importantly community and fun. I want to walk you through step by step the process to writing your book in 30 days or less. And I'm going to share with four ways to get your idea as well as a bonus way that has allowed me to generate 13 solid ideas for thirteen different books. This episode is brought to you by The Target Reader Mini Course. All links mentioned in this show can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
20:36
September 23, 2022
022 - My Book Marketing Strategy EXPOSED
022 - My Book Marketing Strategy EXPOSED
I feel like if we change our perspective a little if can make a huge difference. Something I did. If we look at book marketing from an aerial or birds eye view everything will look jumbled up and difficult. Book marketing is building a relationship with your ideal readers. How do we formm relationships? If I'm trying to get to know you then I would find out your name, probably where you're from and as I get to know you better, ask questions like your interests, wants, desires, & fears. The more I get to know you the better we become friends. Then I start looking looking out for you. If I see a solution to a problem you have then I'm quick to tell you about it. All this helps me to build a relationship with you. The same goes for book marketing. This episode is brought to you by The Target Reader Mini Course. All links can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
20:50
September 06, 2022
021 - 5 Best Wesbite Practices That Turns Visitors into Buyers with Tiffany Nycole
021 - 5 Best Wesbite Practices That Turns Visitors into Buyers with Tiffany Nycole
Having an author website is on the most important things an author can possess. It's also part of the trifecta of book marketing. Without your website you can lose out on potential sales, building your community, and perfecting your author craft. However, having the website is one thing, but many don't know how to maintain it. What's the do's and dont's of website building and designing? In this episode, I had the pleasure of talking all about web practices with my very wonderful friend, Tiffany and I thought why keep the fun to ourselves. So I'm sharing with the do's and dont's, and I do have a few surprises thrown into this epsode as well. This episode is brought to you by Siteground. All links can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
51:52
July 26, 2022
020 - Address this Mess: Common Mistakes Authors Make and How to Fix Them
020 - Address this Mess: Common Mistakes Authors Make and How to Fix Them
So one thing I like to ask when my students are not get sales on their books is what have you done to market their book. What are some of the marketing strategies you've implemented and what has worked and what hasnt? Now you would be surprise how many times authors would tell me that they published the book on Amazon and shared the link a facebook group. Or they tried the "buy my book strategy", a salesy promotional Instagram page, or they simply wait for them to come. Or persons would go the traditional route to avoid having to market the book. A little heads up just because you're doing it traditionally doesn't mean your publisher is going to market your book. They are not repsonsible for the marketing of your book. Thats your job as the author. But one of the ideal ways to get sales on your book is to find your ideal readers. This episode is brought to you by Mailerlite. Mailerlite allows me to do split testing, send campaigns and my favorite, create workflows and automation. This means that once a user enters my email list they get send a series of emails automatically that provides value to them. All I need to do is create the workflow once and it's automatically sent for each subscriber. And the best part, all this can be done on their free plan. You can get your first 1000 subscribers for free by simply siging up here. All links can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
33:24
July 19, 2022
019 - Should an Unpublished Writer Have an Author Website
019 - Should an Unpublished Writer Have an Author Website
What's the first thing you do when you hear of an author's name? You Google them. We all do. Why? Because you want to see what they've written and who they are. When I hear about an author it's what I do. I head across to Google and search for them or I head to their social media pages and I click the link in their bio. I want to get onto their website as fast as possible because I want to see what other books have they written, who are they and what are their likes, what's their personality like, what they actually look like. I navigate through the pages looking for inspiration and consuming the content they have on their site. And the more I do this the more I feel closer to them, the more I want to know who they are, the more I want to be part their community. So I go to their Facebook groups and Goodreads accounts, and Amazon pages and I follow them and join their communities and start posting in the groups and following those following them. And just like that I am a huge fan or probably a lowkey stalker. Which ever way it all started with your author website. This episode is brought to you by Siteground. All resources can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
22:60
July 12, 2022
018 - THE TRUTH: How To Write a Book in 30 Days
018 - THE TRUTH: How To Write a Book in 30 Days
A few years ago I wrote my first ever mystery thiller book. It's a psych thriller and one my most proudest accomplishments. Now it took me 60 days to officially prepare for that book. This was around the time of NaNowrimo and usually nano is where you write 50k words in 30 days. To help ith that you have the two months to prepare starting sept 1. Now before I did that, this was in 2019, earlier that year I rejoined the Wattpad platform and I was honing my writing skills. I entered competitions and won awards in different categories and I played around with the genres that I wanted to write. Then one day I reading a magazine and the cover is what inspired me to write this book. The front cover was of a woman looking through the water stained glass looking depressed. And from that image I got the idea to create a psychological thriller. Now one thing you should know about me, I can turn any situation into a thriller. I see death and destruction everywhere and I love turning everything in murder, mayhem and mystery. I am also a romance author under a different name with my sister and if you leave it up to me I would literally murder the characters in the romance book. Another good reason why knowing the expectations of your genre is important. So I was very set on creating this psych thriller and that's when the real research started. All resources can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
22:11
July 05, 2022
017 - Goal Setting: How to Accomplish Big Things in 90 Days or Less
017 - Goal Setting: How to Accomplish Big Things in 90 Days or Less
I remember back in 2019 I told myself that at the end of 2020 either I will have a thriving business or I would learn from the journey. I'm three years in and my business has transformed. My ultimate goal back then was to help writers with their writing, today I do that in a totally different way. When December 2020 reached and I had made money from my business, enough money to buy groceries and take care of myself I smiled and thanked my past self for just starting. The journey I have been on has opened so many doors for me, it's frightening and exciting at the same time. But I would have never met so many authors, get interviewed by others and even write my stories if I didn't just start. For those who are afraid of where the journey will take you, be afraid but at the same time, be excited and just start. What's the worst that can happen? This episode is brought to you by Meet Your Milestones. All resources can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
25:16
June 28, 2022
016 - Proven Ways To Grow Your List FAST And For FREE
016 - Proven Ways To Grow Your List FAST And For FREE
Email marketing is the number one most effective way to promote oneself and their books to their audience. And its because it allows you to have a one on one in touch experience with your audience. You have direct access to their inboxes, you’re cutting through the noise of social media and there are less distractions in their inbox. However the truth is that many writers still do not use emails as a way to get their books visible and into readers hands. Many prefer to use social media and third party platforms like Amazon to get their books sold. And while nothing is wrong with these platforms, if email marketing is not part of your sales strategy then you’re missing out on big opportunities to get more income. You can use your email marketing strategy with your Amazon platform to increase your sales on your books. You can use social media to grow your email list and of course make more sales on your books. In today’s episode im sharing some tips on how you can build your list fast but for free. This episode is brought to you by Convertkit. All resources can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don’t mention anywhere else, so if you’re not subscribed, there is a great chance you’ll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
22:15
June 21, 2022
015 - How to Significantly Grow your Email List Online
015 - How to Significantly Grow your Email List Online
As was discuss in episode 12, building your email list is the number one way to establish a relationship with your audience. Those who sign up to your email list are your target readers or ideal audience and these are the persons that you can convert into book buyers. Because only 3% of your content gets seen on your social media platform, having an email list allows you to send emails directly to your subscribers inbox. On your email list you can send out newsletters and with that you don’t have to rely on social media platforms like Facebook Twitter or Instagram, to get the word out there. That being said, if any social media platform will to disappear tomorrow and you did not have an established and growing email subscriber list you would find yourself in hot water. Probably you already have email list but its inactive or you just started list building because you followed the steps in the previous episode. So now you’re wondering what is it you can do to grow your list. So the strategies i’m going to share with you today are tested and proven to produce results, but I dont want you to be trying all the strategies and then messaging me to say they are not working. Choose one or two, start small and go from there. All resources can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don’t mention anywhere else, so if you’re not subscribed, there is a great chance you’ll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
28:21
June 14, 2022
014 - Rapid Fire Q&A Session
014 - Rapid Fire Q&A Session
In today's episode I answer all your burning book marketing questions and then some. We go through a list of frequently asked questions and I show you how you can increase books sales and hone in your writing skill. This episode is brought to you by Siteground. Looking for afordable hosting with free business emails, backups and ssl security. Then try Siteground for all your web hosting needs. You can get your first year of web hosting for only $3.99/m when you signup at Siteground. All resources can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
38:19
June 07, 2022
013 - 3 Big Mistakes You're Making in Book Marketing that will Impact your Book Sales
013 - 3 Big Mistakes You're Making in Book Marketing that will Impact your Book Sales
Human interaction is what builds relationships. And book marketing is all about building relationships with your target audience. Yet many of us struggle to actually make connections and build long-lasting sustainable relationships. Why is that? Because we use social media as an avenue to advertise, promote, and market our books. When in reality social media should remain social by trying to connect with our visitors and readers in a relatable way. So one of my biggest goals for this year is to take back my social media and post when I want and how I want and what I want. Because for me social me should be fun and exciting and I should feel pumped when I want to post and interact with my fellow authors. So on that note, you may think this episode is about how to take back your social media and it is to a certain extent. Today I'm going yo share with you three huge mistakes I see writers make when book marketing. I'll share with you some simple tips to promote your book on social media without being salesy. Soo is social media working for you? This episode is brought to you by my very own target reader mini course. This program takes the guesswork out of finding your ideal reader. With only 5 modules I help you the writer find exactly who your reader is, where they hangout and if the story you're writing will truly sell. At the end you get to create your very own target reader character profile, that's unique to you which allows you to create promos and market your story the way you like. You only need to do the work once and can generate benefits for years come. If you're currently writing a book and don't know who will read it, already have published but needs more sales, then sign up for the Target Reader mini course today. Course enrollment is currently open. Head here to enroll. Links to this episode can be found here. Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
29:05
May 31, 2022
012 - Step by Step Guide: How to Build an Author Mailing List from Scratch
012 - Step by Step Guide: How to Build an Author Mailing List from Scratch
In any stage of your business, career or 9to5 an email can be a very useful tool to have. Not sell to them, form a relationship. And because relationships take time to build and grow I always suggest you find your readers before you start writing. However is never really to late to find them. Unlike social media that only shows your content to 3% of your audience, email list is more direct. You need a place where you can have direct contact and track how many eyeballs see your content. This way you can also help you to build a relationship with them. And this where you email list comes in. In this episode I'm going to show you how you can build an email list from scratch and have success right from the beginning. This is a step by step guide that's easy to follow, and at the end you will you will learn the what and why of list building and the six steps to follow to get started. This episode is brought to you by Mailerlite. All resources can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
37:55
May 24, 2022
011 - Ask Your Readers These 10+ Questions To Find Their True Desires
011 - Ask Your Readers These 10+ Questions To Find Their True Desires
In today’s episode I wanted to talk about your readers pain points. I want to push some buttons. Get to know what makes your readers tick, what makes them happy, what do they desire and what fears are preventing them from achieving their desires. Remember that when you write you’re either creating and experience or an escape for your readers. Books and reading becomes their entertainment, a time to escape reality and dive into the world that your characters live in. Persons read out of mere pleasure or comfort and they use your stories to help then fantasy or daydream. Identifying a pain point of your readers and writing a story that addresses the pain point allows your readers to relate or identify with that character. This episode is brought to you by my very own target reader mini course. This program takes the guesswork out of finding your ideal reader. With only 5 modules I help you the writer find exactly who your reader is, where they hangout and if the story you’re writing will truly sell. At the end you get to create your very own target reader character profile, that’s unique to you which allows you to create promos and market your story the way you like. You only need to do the work once and can generate benefits for years come. If you’re currently writing a book and don’t know who will read it, already have published but needs more sales, then sign up for the Target Reader mini course today. Course enrollment ends May 10 at 11:59pm. Head here to enroll. All resources can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don’t mention anywhere else, so if you’re not subscribed, there is a great chance you’ll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
38:42
May 10, 2022
010 - Using Social Media to Find Your Ideal Readers + Course Rundown
010 - Using Social Media to Find Your Ideal Readers + Course Rundown
If you guys have been following for the past few episodes, you would have realized there is a common theme with regards to finding your readers. We talked about the reasons and your why behind finding your ideal readers, we talked about using IG & FB to find your ideal readers, how you can optimize those profiles to attract the right audience, and next week, I will be discussing questions that you can ask to find your audience pain points. In today’s episode we are talking about using social media to find your audience. Or specifically I will be doing a basic rundown of the social media platforms and giving you an idea which platforms can be the best for you to go looking for your readers. This episode is brought to you by the Target Reader Book Marketing Mini Course. This course delivers step by step, the approach you need to take in order to lay the groundwork for your marketing efforts in the future. You can’t build your book writing future on rocky ground or on sand. It’s got to have a solid foundation. So if you’re struggling with making sales on your books or you find that what you’re doing, the information you’re following is still not working, or you’re already worried that the book you’re writing might not sell, then this mini course is for you. Sign up here! All resources can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don’t mention anywhere else, so if you’re not subscribed, there is a great chance you’ll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
16:03
May 03, 2022
Mini Series: The Tree In My House Didn't Stop Me - Journey to Published - Week 4
Mini Series: The Tree In My House Didn't Stop Me - Journey to Published - Week 4
If you think you can't write because...then this episode is just for you This week on Journey to Published, I talk about how a tree crash landing into my house sparked inspiration to write over 3000 words in 2 writing sessions. I share the lows of the week and how it didn't stop me from writing but actually gave me the boost to finish my rough draft. And I'm sharing all the wonderful details with you with a special invitation at the end. This mini series is brought to you by Meet your Milestones. It's my printable planner company. We are dedicated to providing authors with planners, tools, and lots of inspiration in any point on their journey. From brainstorming to publishing and launching to marketing you can find the right tools at Meet your Milestones. All resources can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
28:48
April 30, 2022
009 - How To Find Your Readers On Facebook
009 - How To Find Your Readers On Facebook
The Facebook algorithm prioritizes content that sparks conversations and meaningful interactions between people. This means Facebook is a prime spot or platform for you to find your readers and connect with them. It’s a great place to form a community and to bond with your readers. So how do you find them? In today’s episode, I discuss three places you can optimize on Facebook to find your readers. That is through your own personal Facebook profile, your Author page, and a Facebook group. This episode is brought to you by the Target Reader Book Marketing Mini Course. This course delivers step by step, the approach you need to take in order to lay the groundwork for your marketing efforts in the future. You can’t build your book writing future on rocky ground or on sand. It’s got to have a solid foundation. So if you’re struggling with making sales on your books or you find that what you’re doing, the information you’re following is still not working, or you’re already worried that the book you’re writing might not sell, then this mini course is for you. Sign up here! All resources can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don’t mention anywhere else, so if you’re not subscribed, there is a great chance you’ll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
26:09
April 26, 2022
Mini Series: If You're Struggling To Write, You Need To Hear This - Journey To Published - Week 3
Mini Series: If You're Struggling To Write, You Need To Hear This - Journey To Published - Week 3
If you're struggling to write your book, you need to hear this! This week on Journey to Published, I talk about how my full time job is sucking the life out of me and making it extra difficult to find time to write in my book. I also share where my happy place is currently and why I love is so much. Despite not spending much time writing this week, I think it was still a fruitful week. This mini series is brought to you by Meet your Milestones. It's my printable planner company. We are dedicated to providing authors with planners, tools, and lots of inspiration in any point on their journey. From brainstorming to publishing and launching to marketing you can find the right tools at Meet your Milestones. All resources can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
29:09
April 24, 2022
008 - How To Find Your Ideal Readers On Instagram
008 - How To Find Your Ideal Readers On Instagram
Social media has become a daily part of our lives. From checking Instagram stories to posting on its feed and so much more it has become a great place for authors to establish a brand. Not only can you promote your work on the platform but you can also connect with readers and fellow creators. In this episode, I'll be discussing how to optimize your Instagram to attract your readers and what content you can post that will draw your readers in. This episode is brought to you by the Target Reader Book Marketing Mini Course. This course delivers step by step, the approach you need to take in order to lay the groundwork for your marketing efforts in the future. You can’t build your book writing future on rocky ground or on sand. It’s got to have a solid foundation. So if you’re struggling with making sales on your books or you find that what you’re doing, the information you’re following is still not working, or you’re already worried that the book you’re writing might not sell, then this mini course is for you. Join the waitlist to get early access as well as 30% off. All resources can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
19:08
April 19, 2022
Mini Series: Journey to Published - Week 2
Mini Series: Journey to Published - Week 2
In this episode of Journey to Published, I walk you through my preparation process and ultimately the drafting process. I share some inspiring thoughts and lessons that I learned while writing and marketing my book this week. This mini series is brought to you by Meet your Milestones. It's my printable planner company. We are dedicated to providing authors with planners, tools, and lots of inspiration in any point on their journey. From brainstorming to publishing and launching to marketing you can find the right tools at Meet your Milestones. All resources can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
31:49
April 16, 2022
007 - The WHY Behind Finding Your Ideal Readers
007 - The WHY Behind Finding Your Ideal Readers
One thing you'll hear me talk about a lot is book marketing. I will be that broken record that keeps playing the same thing over and over just in different ways. The more I repeat myself and the more I show examples on the same topics the better you as the writer will understand. Book marketing is about forming a relationship with your ideal readers. Hands down, when you understand that simple statement, you are automatically in a better position to understand the why, the what and the how behind your ideal readership. In this episode I outline 10 reasons behind finding your target audience. I also encourage you to do a deep dive to find your personal why to really cement your motivation. Here's a glance at this episode: [01:35] Podcast availability [02:17] Understanding how your ideal readers are part of the book marketing process [04:44] The Target Reader Mini Course [05:25] The waitlist opens!!! [05:37] 10 Reasons why you need your readers [06:33] Reason 1 - To be successful as an author [07:29] Reason 2 - Get really specific on marketing [08:16] Reason 3 - Exactly where they are [08:48] Reason 4 - Stop worrying about if you have readers [09:30] Reason 5 - Get clear on what your audience expects [11:02] Reason 6 - Have alpha, beta, and arc readers [12:17] Reason 7 - Receive glowing reviews [12:53] Reason 8 - Have lots of readers [13:24] Reason 9 - What to do after publishing [13:54] Reason 10 - Make more money [15:15] Action Step 1 [15:47] Action Step 2 [16:10] Reminder for mini course This episode is brought to you by the Target Reader Book Marketing Mini Course. This course delivers step by step, the approach you need to take in order to lay the groundwork for your marketing efforts in the future. You can’t build your book writing future on rocky ground or on sand. It’s got to have a solid foundation. So if you’re struggling with making sales on your books or you find that what you’re doing, the information you’re following is still not working, or you’re already worried that the book you’re writing might not sell, then this mini course is for you. Join the waitlist to get early access as well as 30% off. All resources can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
17:40
April 12, 2022
Mini Series: Journey to Published - Week 1
Mini Series: Journey to Published - Week 1
In this episode of Journey to Published, I walk you through my preparation process and ultimately the drafting process. You'll learn how to mind map your book and then outline it and then started writing it. Here's a glance at this episode: [01:25] Podcast availability [01:55] Meet your Milestones [02:25] Three challenges in 30 days [03:57] Day 1: Mind map [05:40] Day 2: Outline [08:08] Day 3: Drafting chapter 6 [09:25] Day 4: Drafting chapter 7 [10:40] Drafting chapter 8 This mini series is brought to you by Meet your Milestones. It's my printable planner company. We are dedicated to providing authors with planners, tools, and lots of inspiration in any point on their journey. From brainstorming to publishing and launching to marketing you can find the right tools at Meet your Milestones. All resources can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
15:42
April 10, 2022
006 - Goal Setting: How To Change Your Life in 3 Months
006 - Goal Setting: How To Change Your Life in 3 Months
There's a saying that if you want a different result you got to do things differently. And I decided to do things differently starting this year of 2022. My business made two years January 1 officially and its been a whirlwind of experiences, lessons learnt and more. But this year I really wanted to accomplish big things in my business including increasing my visibility and revenue. So naturally to do that I had to make some changes. From vision board, to planning and creating content, in this episode I drop all the deets on how I changed my life in just the span of 3 months. Here's a glance at this episode: [01:50] What I changed to accomplish my goal [05:42] 30 goals for the year, here are 10 of them [15:18] 4 things I wanted to accomplish in the first quarter [11:43] Accomplishment 1 - Reading Challenge [14:00] Accomplishment 2 - Website [15:10] Accomplishment 3 - Start a YouTube channel [18:25] Accomplishment 4 - Investing [09:08] How I feel [19:52] Goals for the next quarter Click here to listen! All resources can be found here >>> This episode is brought to you by Meet Your Milestones. It my printable author planner store that specializes in author writing planners. Our most significant or our signature planner is the genre specific novel planner. As writers we've got lots of notes while planning and editing our drafts. With the genre specific planner you can keep all your notes in one place. From brainstorming to publishing and marketing, the genre specific planner has a section for every stage in the writing and publishing process. Visit meet your Milestones at jewellzpages.com/shop to browse from a wide selection. Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
23:12
April 05, 2022
005 - How To Overcome Limiting Beliefs in 6 Steps
005 - How To Overcome Limiting Beliefs in 6 Steps
In the last episode, we talked about limiting beliefs, what they are, why we have them, and how to identify the origin of them. Today, I'm going to walk you through an exercise that will help you to overcome your limiting beliefs in 6 steps. Grab your piece of paper and let's get started. Here's a glance at this episode: [00:40] What the last episode was about [04:10] Actionable step 1 - Identify one of your limiting belief [08:07] Actionable step 2 - Recognize it's just a belief [10:40] Actionable step 3 - Challenge your own belief [13:51] Actionable step 4 - Recognize potential damaging consequences [15:15] Actionable step 5 - Adopt a new belief [17:40]Actionable step 6 - Put it into practice All resources can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
21:37
March 29, 2022
004 - 10 Limiting Beliefs That's Preventing You From Writing
004 - 10 Limiting Beliefs That's Preventing You From Writing
I was recently reading up on limiting beliefs and what they are, especially in terms of limiting beliefs as writers and when a writers need to market their books. And the reason I was doing so was because I was trying to figure out why it takes me so long to go from writing my first draft to actual publication stage. And why it takes many writers years to finish their first book. Why is it that there so many unfinished draft just sitting there collecting physical and digital dust? Is it because we feel that our thoughts aren't good enough to share with the world or that we're not good enough to share them? Or maybe we feel like we don't deserve to be called an author or have the satisfaction of having a published novel? And so as I did more research I realized that these were all limiting beliefs. I really dial down the what, why and how of limiting beliefs and I'm pretty excited to share my findings with you. Click here to listen to how you can identify the source of your limiting belief and what steps you can take to overcome them and start or continue writing that book you always wanted to write. Here's a glance at this episode: [3:15] What are limiting beliefs? [05:40] Why do we have limiting beliefs? [09:15] Limiting belief origin #1 - personal experiences [10:15] Limiting belief origin #2 - hereditary experiences [10:32] Limiting belief origin #3 - fear or excuse [11:10] Limiting belief origin #4 - social circles [11:45] Limiting belief origin #5 - society [11:56] Limiting belief origin #6 - religious beliefs [14:55] Action Step All resources can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!! Links mentioned in this episode: Target Reader Waitlist One-on-One Coaching
18:14
March 22, 2022
003 - 5 Big Mistakes Beginner Writers Make When Writing a Novel
003 - 5 Big Mistakes Beginner Writers Make When Writing a Novel
We all make mistakes. No matter how hard we try not to, in one way or another we have made mistakes. To prevent ourselves from making more mistakes than we should or want to make, we seek out advice, help, tutorials and step by step guides. And that’s exactly what this episode is about. Some big mistakes beginners make when starting their novel and some actionable steps to take to prevent yourself from making these mistakes. During this episode I will be sharing with you some big but common mistakes I see writers making when they want to write their story. And if I’m being truly transparent with you, some of these mistakes I made in the early days of writing my novels. I also have a 10 minute tip for you that you can implement right after you listen to this podcast that will help you generate a tons of story ideas. And one last thing. I’ll be talking about goals or rather lack there off. And there is a cool simple strategy I share with my students during coaching that helps them set goals and a strategy that they can implement immediately. Here’s a glance at this episode: [3:20] Mistake #1 – Looking for your BIG idea. [12:00] Mistake #2 – Not researching your genre [15:18] Ask yourself these questions to figure out what genre you write [19:15] Mistake #3 – Not creating an outline can result in your book never getting written [22:05] Mistake #4 – Not setting goals [29:25] Mistake #5 – Not creating a schedule or creating a schedule and not sticking to it [31:45] Action Step Click here to listen! All resources can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don’t mention anywhere else, so if you’re not subscribed, there is a great chance you’ll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
33:32
March 15, 2022
002 - The 30-Day Writing Challenge to Boost your Confidence
002 - The 30-Day Writing Challenge to Boost your Confidence
Camp is right around the corner. We've got just a few days left before April begins and the challenge starts. Some of you are probably super excited and others are wondering what in the name of writers world is Jewell talking. In this episode we are going to discuss what is Camp,  how you can join this amazing challenge, and what benefits can you as a writer get from participating.   I'm also going to be sharing some practical steps you can take to ensure you're successful. So click here to listen to this episode and get ready to plan your next 30 days of writing. PS. Looking for my Target Reader Mini Course? Well, I sure hope you like consistent increases in your book sales. Click below to save your seat and get on the waiting list for my Target Reader Book Marketing Mini Course! I'm in, Jewell. Save my seat! Here's a look at this episode: The Writing Challenge Timeline Decision making Action taking Benefits of participating Resources NanoWrimo Starter Kit Apply for Coaching Target Reader Mini Course Waitlist Website Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
14:57
March 08, 2022
001 - 5 Easy Ways To Make Money as a Fiction Writer
001 - 5 Easy Ways To Make Money as a Fiction Writer
We can use it to live, we can give it, we can repay debt, we can pay taxes, or we can save/grow it. What we talking about? Money! The reason money is so important is that it provides options for you to live a better life that you choose and puts you in control. Having money and being comfortable with finances also gives you freedom and options to decide how you want to live and support the things you care most about in your life. Money a hot commodity. In this episode I'm will sharing with you five easy ways to make money as a writer, that I've used. This will help you to have extra cash to publish your book without worrying that you need upfront cost or experience. In fact because I want to make it even easier for you to start making extra cash, I've created a FREE clarity sheet that you can download, so you can get clear on what business to start. So grab your cheat sheet, click here to listen to this episode, and get ready to earn some extra income to publish your book. PS. Looking for my Target Reader Masterclass? Well, I sure hope you like consistent increases in your book sales. Click below to save your seat and get on the waiting list for my Target Reader Book Marketing Masterclass! I'm in, Jewell. Save my seat! Here's a glance at this episode: [2:31] Memberships, what they are and how to start them [4:40] Starting a Faceless YouTube Channel [6:20] Selling Services [9:32] Selling Products [12:57] Build an Online Store RESOURCES ------------------------------ My Money Making Motivator Clarity Sheet Apply for Coaching Genre Specific Book Planner Target Reader Masterclass Waitlist Website Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
17:04
March 01, 2022
Introducing Books, Blogs, & Business
Introducing Books, Blogs, & Business
You are listening to the Books, Blogs, & Business podcast. This podcast is aimed to help new writers and aspiring authors to write and finish their manuscripts, market themselves online and of course build a profitable author platform. And do it all without wasting time, money, and energy on systems that don't work.  I'm Jewell Nicole and my mission is not only write my stories but to help you write yours as well. If you lack clarity, motivation, confidence and support then the books blogs and business podcast is for you.   APPLY FOR COACHING  WEBSITE
09:56
February 05, 2022