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Episode 39 – Professionalism

In this episode, Mark shares an early audio draft of the chapter on Professionalism for his forthcoming book The 7 P'S of Publishing Success which will be released under his "Stark Publishing Solutions" imprint by the end of Sept 2018. Prior to the audiobook excerpt, Mark shares a few personal updates which include: Attending NINC… Continue reading Episode 39 – Professionalism

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Episode 38 – Nathan Van Coops on Writing, Flying, and Safely Landing Your Audience

In this episode, Mark interviews Nathan Van Coops who claims that he lives on a diet comprised mainly of tacos. He enjoys old planes, motorcycles, and Volkswagen's, contends that there is such a thing as “dressy” flip-flops and is the time travel adventure series, In Times Like These, and The Skylighter Adventures. Nathan, of course,… Continue reading Episode 38 – Nathan Van Coops on Writing, Flying, and Safely Landing Your Audience

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Episode 36 – It’s Not You, It’s Your Crappy Book Cover

In this solo episode, Mark talks about two specific examples from his own publishing experience, where having a crappy cover didn't help book sales. He walks through the back-story for the eBooks in question, his reasoning behind the initial crappy cover (which he didn't realize was crappy in the first place) as well as the… Continue reading Episode 36 – It’s Not You, It’s Your Crappy Book Cover

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Episode 34 – Samantha Davidson on Inspiring Creatives

Mark interviews Alberta writer Samantha Davidson a writer he met at the recent When Words Collide conference in Calgary about the author branding of hers that immediately caught his attention immediately and about her next plans while being just at the point of finishing the first novel she plans on publishing. They also talk about… Continue reading Episode 34 – Samantha Davidson on Inspiring Creatives

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Episode 33 – Two Wrongs That Make A Writer Spite

This week's episode is solo, with Mark reflecting on Two Wrongs That Make a Writer Spite. He takes a look at two negative things that writers often focus on which can be demotivating and make them hateful or spiteful - things that detract from what writers should be focusing on to move onward and upward… Continue reading Episode 33 – Two Wrongs That Make A Writer Spite