Beyond Writing

Bright Little Light Press

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In the Beyond Writing podcast, indie publisher Bright Little Light Press talks about everything that happens once you finish writing - up to, including, and after, publication. The intent is to demystify publishing, and provide insight into the indus...Show More

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Episode 25: General updates and post-conference musings

26:36 | Nov 11th, 2017

In Episode 25 of the Beyond Writing podcast, host Dachary Carey starts out giving some general updates, discussing the hiatus in episodes, the move out of Boston, and the delay in the production schedule for the year. After the updates, we transition...Show More

Episode 24: Getting political as a writer

41:37 | Aug 19th, 2017

In Episode 24 of Beyond Writing, host Dachary Carey and guest host Kay Rhodes explore the options – and pitfalls – of getting political as a writer. In a post-Charlottesville world, we explore using your author platform – and your stories themselves ...Show More

Episode 23: Understanding Facebook algorithms (for authors!)

43:24 | Aug 12th, 2017

In Episode 23 of Beyond Writing, host Dachary Carey gives you a crash-course in understanding Facebook algorithms; specifically, how they’ll impact your author career as you use Facebook for social engagement and advertising. We’ll walk you through: ...Show More

Episode 22: Tips for feeding your creativity

21:18 | Aug 5th, 2017

Episode 22 of the Beyond Writing podcast is a slight departure from the norm; host Dachary Carey and guest host Kay Rhodes take a more free-form approach to this week’s podcast, and share tips for feeding creativity. We’ll discuss taking breaks from ...Show More

Episode 21: Why, how and when to outsource non-writing tasks

1:27:33 | Jul 29th, 2017

In Episode 21 of the Beyond Writing podcast, host Dachary Carey and guest host Kay Rhodes talk about why, when and how authors should outsource non-writing tasks. We’ll cover the benefits of outsourcing, talk about some of the reasons people choose n...Show More

Episode 20: How (and why) to stack promos to maximize ROI on your marketing spend

32:16 | Jul 22nd, 2017

In Episode 20 of Beyond Writing, host Dachary Carey talks about what it means to stack book promotions to increase your book marketing reach, why it’s helpful, and gives you some practical advice about where and how to do it. The promo sites mentione...Show More

Episode 19: Platform bugs and issues, going wide and the value of good metrics

36:53 | Jul 15th, 2017

In Episode 19 of Beyond Writing, host Dachary Carey talks about platform bugs and issues, specifically: Amazon bugs Kindle Unlimited bugs and glitches Amazon Marketing Services bugs and glitches Facebook advertising account issues The danger of r...Show More

Episode 18: How to write a book that will sell well commercially

1:02:36 | Jul 8th, 2017

In Episode 18 of Beyond Writing, host Dachary Carey talks about how to write a book that will sell well, commercially. There are two parts to this equation: Write a story that readers are going to want to read. Look for a niche in your genre where y...Show More

Episode 17 – Protecting your digital assets

1:39:05 | Jul 1st, 2017

In Episode 17 of Beyond Writing, host Dachary Carey and guest host Kay Rhodes look at protecting the digital assets that form the infrastructure of every author’s career. We’ll discuss what your digital assets are, why you need to protect them, and h...Show More

Episode 16 – Gatekeeping and the mental aspects of publishing

57:33 | Jun 24th, 2017

In Episode 16 of Beyond Writing, host Dachary Carey and guest host Kay Rhodes discuss the gatekeeping that is (or isn’t) involved in publishing, and the mental aspects that aspiring authors should be aware of whether they’re seeking a career via trad...Show More