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Indie Author Conferences - Keystroke International Ep 1.08

Indie Author Conferences - Keystroke International Ep 1.08

March 31, 2019

This week we're talking about author conferences, mostly the 20booksto50K conferences and why you should be looking for events you can attend as an indie author.

If you are interested in attending Edinburgh please join the 20booksto50k group and search for Edinburgh in there.

If you want someone to introduce you at Edinburgh or Vegas, please do let Jon know.

Keystroke Medium International is a destination for readers, writers, either or both and is hosted by Ralph Kern, Jon Evans & Devon Ford.

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This episode of Keystroke International is brought to you by - Kingdoms of Iron and Stone

Heroes are not born, they're forged.

Kingdoms of Iron and Stone is an anthology of monumental proportions, featuring a collection of epic fantasy themed stories by some of today’s best authors.

Edited by two of the best editors in the business, Ellen Campbell and Lauren Moore, these fourteen stories of knights, wizards, thieves, and dragons will take you on an incredible journey through many amazing worlds, filled with great characters on unforgettable adventures.

Inside you’ll find:
A Foreword by Michael J Sullivan (NYT Bestselling Author of the Riyria Revelations)
“Unchosen” by Rick Partlow
“King Edrick and the Dragon” by Kacey Ezell
“The Beast of Balmonna” by C.Steven Manley
“Brothers” by Nathan Hystad
“The Prince, the Thief, and the Dragon” by Paul Summerhayes
“Blueback Flight” by Dean Floyd
“Thirty Silver Pieces” by Monroe Todd
“Black Tongued Heathen” by Kalene Williams
“On the Hunt” by Wayne Ligon
“Little Mage” by Cassidy Taylor
“The Wrath of Khazafel” by Blake Arthur Peel
“The Guardian” by Amanda Kaye
“The Nightmare Tree” by James Evans
“The Westfield Line” by Scott Moon

Produced by Keystroke Medium, the #1 community for authors of all levels and walks of life.

Book link: https://amzn.to/2D4hAfU

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Mastering Facebook Ads with Mal Cooper - The Writer’s Journey, Ep. 1.20

Mastering Facebook Ads with Mal Cooper - The Writer’s Journey, Ep. 1.20

March 28, 2019

With so much of your readership on Facebook these days, Facebook would be the place to sell your book and find new readers, right? Well, maybe. If you've tried to run an ad on Facebook, you know it's not that simple. Here to teach us how to set up Facebook ads and run them effectively is the bestselling author of Help! My Facebook Ads Suck, Michael Cooper. Enjoy the show!

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This episode of The Writer's Journey is brought to you by - Valhalla Station: A Space Opera Noir Technothriller (The SynCorp Saga: Empire Earth Book 1) by Chris Pourteau and David Bruns

The Expanse meets The Godfather in this Space Opera/Noir Technothriller about corporate greed, rebellion, and mankind's survival among the stars.

Revolution threatens a longstanding peace...

Thirty years after the Syndicate Corporation saved Earth from climate-change extinction, SynCorp's Five Factions rule the solar system with an iron fist wrapped in a velvet glove. Food, entertainment, safety, security--SynCorp provides it all. In return, the Company requires complete loyalty and obedience to corporate law.

The Soldiers of the Solar Revolution claim life under SynCorp is slavery cloaked in comfort. They launch their rebellion, targeting the pillars of corporate production: sabotaging refineries on Mars, shattering Callisto's orbital ring. Meanwhile, brutal pirates siphon off Company resources in the Belt, and hackers tap into citizens' implants, addicting them to fantasies shaped from their own dreams.

Besieged on all sides, SynCorp's Five Factions are in retreat. The rebels aim to destroy the Company to free mankind. But does mankind really want to be freed?

Book Link: https://amzn.to/2HK8tFR 

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Ep 4.12 - LIVE! with CC Ekeke

Ep 4.12 - LIVE! with CC Ekeke

March 25, 2019

Josh, Chuck, Lauren, and Kalene are joined by CC Ekeke tonight to discuss his upcoming series that delves into the deeper world of heroes and villains.

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LIVE! is brought to you by - Fear the Reaper: An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure (The Last Reaper Book 2) by J.N. Chaney and Scott Moon

New enemies. Unlikely allies. A neon city in the Deadlands that never sleeps.

Halek Cain has mysteries to solve, people to rescue, and a vendetta to carry out.

But he must fix his Reaper augmentations before they kill him. He needs raw materials from Gronic, a technical specialist on Roxo III, and time to put himself right before the Union comes for him.

Everything seems like it’s going to work out…until he learns Elise is in trouble.

If Cain doesn’t get to her first, everything that happened on Dreadmax will have been for nothing.

The Last Reaper will encounter assassins, Union special operators, and a mysterious rival from his past. The odds are overwhelming, and the enemies are mounting.

But when all is said and done, each of them will learn that you must always fear the Reaper.

Book Link: https://amzn.to/2Ii3BYH 

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Authors Building Facebook Communities with Kevin Tumlinson - The Writer’s Journey, Ep 1.19

Authors Building Facebook Communities with Kevin Tumlinson - The Writer’s Journey, Ep 1.19

March 24, 2019

One of the most successful book marketing strategies out there is to build a Facebook community of readers. This way you can connect instantly with your fans, share your life and thoughts, get their feedback, and bring them along on your writing journey. But how exactly does one do that?

As a bestselling author, host of the Wordslinger Podcast, and Director of Marketing at Draft2Digital, Kevin Tumlinson knows all about building Facebook communities--why and how to do it, what you should look out for, and easy strategies for success.

Take a listen!

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This Episode is brought to you by - Valhalla Station: A Space Opera Noir Technothriller by Chris Pourteau and David Bruns

The Expanse meets The Godfather in this Space Opera/Noir Technothriller about corporate greed, rebellion, and mankind's survival among the stars.

Revolution threatens a longstanding peace...

Thirty years after the Syndicate Corporation saved Earth from climate-change extinction, SynCorp's Five Factions rule the solar system with an iron fist wrapped in a velvet glove. Food, entertainment, safety, security--SynCorp provides it all. In return, the Company requires complete loyalty and obedience to corporate law.

The Soldiers of the Solar Revolution claim life under SynCorp is slavery cloaked in comfort. They launch their rebellion, targeting the pillars of corporate production: sabotaging refineries on Mars, shattering Callisto's orbital ring. Meanwhile, brutal pirates siphon off Company resources in the Belt, and hackers tap into citizens' implants, addicting them to fantasies shaped from their own dreams.

Besieged on all sides, SynCorp's Five Factions are in retreat. The rebels aim to destroy the Company to free mankind. But does mankind really want to be freed?

BOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/2umIX0A 

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Keystroke International Ep 1.07 - Love, Death and Robots

Keystroke International Ep 1.07 - Love, Death and Robots

March 24, 2019

This week we’re talking about the exciting new animated series from Netflix, Love Death and Robots. It’s the brainchild of Tim Miller and David Fincher and features 18 episodes of top quality sci-fi stories brought to life with varying styles of animation.

Highlights include Sonnie’s Edge by Peter F Hamilton. Three Robots by John Scalzi, Beyond the Aquila Rift by Alistair Reynolds, Shape-Shifters and Lucky 13 by Marko Kloos and Suits by Steven Lewis.

We think you’ll enjoy these great stories and you’ll love the visual artistry that brings them to life, as well as the great voice acting. It’s safe to say that Ralph and Jon are both keen to see more projects come to life.

Will we ever see indie authors commissioning animated versions of their short stories like this? We certainly hope so!

Keystroke Medium International is a destination for readers, writers, either or both and is hosted by Ralph Kern, Jon Evans & Devon Ford.

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How to Sell Books at Cons with Patricia Gilliam - The Writer’s Journey, Ep 1.18

How to Sell Books at Cons with Patricia Gilliam - The Writer’s Journey, Ep 1.18

March 21, 2019

Are book conventions worth my time? How do I pick a good con for me? What should my booth be like? What should I wear? Do I really have to talk to strangers? and What if I hates it, preciouss? We ask the Con Queen these questions and more on this episode of The Writer's Journey.

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This Episode is brought to you by: Calida's Forge (A Castre World Novel Book 3) By Ericka Shanniack

She tried to outrun stained blood ties.
Now, the obsession of a madman has her captive.

Because all Calida wanted was to create a safe and loving life for her and her young sister. And happiness seemed within her grasp.

Her soft heart made her open to true love; her iron will and strength made her desirable to the Mad King of the Borderlands.

Desperate to escape, her only shimmer of hope lies with the man who loves her. Like the metal in her hearth, her spirit has been for forged by fire, but will it be enough?

Revisit the magic and humor of the Castre World and the determined, ambitious women historical fantasy readers adore.

Immerse yourself in a new happily ever after – Buy Calida’s Forge today.

BOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/2UwWr5s 

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How Do I Write a Sizzling Synopsis? with Bryan Cohen - The Writer’s Journey, Ep 1.17

How Do I Write a Sizzling Synopsis? with Bryan Cohen - The Writer’s Journey, Ep 1.17

March 19, 2019

Want to write a book synopsis that catches the reader's eye and reels them in to click Buy? Yeah, me too. On this episode of The Writer's Journey, Bryan Cohen teaches us how to write a synopsis that will sell your book. After explaining the basics, we look at some real-life synopsis examples submitted by Keystroke Medium fans. You can find all the examples at the links below. Enjoy!

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Ep 4.11 -  LIVE! with The Better Halves

Ep 4.11 - LIVE! with The Better Halves

March 19, 2019

Tonight on LIVE! is a special episode. Josh and Scott talk with a few of the wives of writers! How the tables have turned. Take a listen as they spill the beans for the "behind the scenes" of being the spouse to an author.

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Today’s Best Book Marketing Strategies with Chris Fox - The Writer’s Journey, Ep 1.16

Today’s Best Book Marketing Strategies with Chris Fox - The Writer’s Journey, Ep 1.16

March 17, 2019

Now that you're ready to launch your book, you need a marketing game plan. Which marketing strategies are right for you, and which ones should you get started on first? We asked Chris Fox--Amazon bestselling author of Six Figure Author and Launch to Market--to share with us the most effective book marketing strategies for 2019. Here's what he had to say...

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Tonight’s Episode is brought to you by: Recon: The Expansion Series, Book 1 by Devon C. Ford

The universe is expanding, and so is humanity’s reach

Years after clean energy ended the world’s reliance on fossil fuels, a lull of peace encompasses all of humanity. Some think we should travel to the distant corners of the galaxy, others oppose the idea, thinking that the harnessed singularity reactors are unnatural.

When a terrorist group attacks the Lunar colony, members of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force are divided as a result of the incursion.

Years later, Lieutenant Commander Kyle Torres comes face to face with old friends, as he’s thrown into an assignment that could change everything: a reconnaissance mission with huge implications for humanity and science alike.

Start the epic journey as Earth begins its venture into deep space, where not everything is as it seems. From Devon C Ford, the best-selling author of the hit Post-Apocalyptic series, After It Happened, comes Recon.

Buy it today.

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Keystroke International Ep 1.06 - The London Book Fair 2019

Keystroke International Ep 1.06 - The London Book Fair 2019

March 17, 2019

This week we’re going to talk about The London Book Fair 2019 which Jon attended from Tue 12th-Thur 14th. Next week, we’ll be chatting about writer conferences and events in general and why Jon thinks they’re worth attending.

What is the London Book Fair and who is it aimed at?
Is it expensive?
Is it worthwhile for authors to attend?
Should indies make extra effort to go?
ALLI, Amazon KDP, Self Publishing Show (nee Formula)

Keystroke Medium International is a destination for readers, writers, either or both and is hosted by Ralph Kern, Jon Evans & Devon Ford.

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This episode of Keystroke International is brought to you by: Kingdoms of Iron and Stone

Heroes are not born, they're forged.

Kingdoms of Iron and Stone is an anthology of monumental proportions, featuring a collection of epic fantasy themed stories by some of today’s best authors.

Edited by two of the best editors in the business, Ellen Campbell and Lauren Moore, these fourteen stories of knights, wizards, thieves, and dragons will take you on an incredible journey through many amazing worlds, filled with great characters on unforgettable adventures.

Inside you’ll find:
A Foreword by Michael J Sullivan (NYT Bestselling Author of the Riyria Revelations)
“Unchosen” by Rick Partlow
“King Edrick and the Dragon” by Kacey Ezell
“The Beast of Balmonna” by C.Steven Manley
“Brothers” by Nathan Hystad
“The Prince, the Thief, and the Dragon” by Paul Summerhayes
“Blueback Flight” by Dean Floyd
“Thirty Silver Pieces” by Monroe Todd
“Black Tongued Heathen” by Kalene Williams
“On the Hunt” by Wayne Ligon
“Little Mage” by Cassidy Taylor
“The Wrath of Khazafel” by Blake Arthur Peel
“The Guardian” by Amanda Kaye
“The Nightmare Tree” by James Evans
“The Westfield Line” by Scott Moon

Produced by Keystroke Medium, the #1 community for authors of all levels and walks of life.

Book link: https://amzn.to/2D4hAfU 

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