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Kevin J. Anderson AMA | Ep. 4.02

April 4, 2022

Kevin J. Anderson, renowned and revered author mentor, will be crashing Keystroke Medium to discuss everything from his new book release to the skinny on authors conquering Kickstarter. That's right, folks! It's an AMA of epic proportions you won't want to miss! Join us LIVE to hear Kevin answer all your burning questions. It's gonna be a party!

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Hosts: Lauren Moore, Kalene Williams Special Guest: Kevin J. Anderson

00:00 Opening remarks and introductions

-Discord server is up! https://discord.com/invite/t96CVRD

-Keystroke Coffee is live! https://keystrokemedium.com/product/keystroke-coffee/

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01:00 Weekly Updates

-Kalene: New story is percolating, plus lots and lots of editing into burnout. Mandatory vacation!

-Lauren: Stepping back from editing and work for personal time. Naps are awesome!

-Kevin: Sold only 24M books over 75+ titles! Had a lovely chat with Brandon Sanderson. Trying to relax for 20+ years and love of Doc Savage.

09:45 Main Event – Kevin J. Anderson AMA

-Where Kevin got started writing Star Wars novels.

-Total love for dictation using his Olympus digital recorder. https://amzn.to/2JLGasN

-Working on Spine of the Dragon: Wake the Dragon #1, a finished version of A Song of Ice and Fire. https://amzn.to/3IqGKF1

-Has a kickstarter for Dan Shambles, Zombie P.I., an Addams Family style comedy.

-The frustration with traditional publishers in how they price ebooks vs. print books.

-Totally not released at the same time as Brandon Sanderson’s $30M+ kickstarter!

30:20 Sponsor Double Booked (Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I., Book 8) by Kevin J. Anderson https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thekja/double-booked-a-new-dan-shamble-zombie-pi-adventure?ref=discovery&term=dan%20shambles

33:10 Main Event – Kevin J. Anderson AMA, Continued -Kevin riffs more puns and jokes.

-Kickstarter is about delivering what you promised (GRRM vs. Sanderson)

-Kevin’s artists are in Ukraine…

-Advice for kickstarters for writers. -Kevin’s thoughts on the new Dune movie.

-The extreme time lag of movies and sales in traditional publishing.

-Kevin’s thoughts on the industry and the future. -Kevin’s teaching writing and publishing!

-Wrote steampunk novels with Neal Peart of Rush. Final novel coming in April!

58:00 Closing remarks

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