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What it Takes to be an International Bestselling Author with J.D. BarkerJ.D. Barker (Jonathan Dylan Barker) is an international bestselling American author whose work has been broadly described as suspense thrillers, often incorporating elements of horror, crime, mystery, science fiction, and the su
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What it Takes to be an International Bestselling Author with J.D. BarkerJ.D. Barker (Jonathan Dylan Barker) is an international bestselling American author whose work has been broadly described as suspense thrillers, often incorporating elements of horror, crime, mystery, science fiction, and the supernatural.In episode 1 of Writers, Ink, J. interviews J.D. about what it takes to become an international bestselling author. The two writers discuss the pursuit of traditional publishing and how to become an independent author.Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.In this episode, you’ll discover:How J.D. can write two different books at the same timeWhen J.D. writes his 3,000 words a dayAdvice J.D. implemented from Dean Koontz and James PattersonHow writing with James Patterson has changed J.D.’s mind on outlinesWhat J.D. says to new writers he mentorsThe only two books on writing J.D. uses on a regular basisHow J.D. helped Dacre Stoker turn the corner on DraculWhy J.D. hired professional cover designers, editors, and proofreaders for his self-published booksWhy J.D. talks to his agent, Kristin Nelson, as much as his wifeWhat traditional publishers can do that independents can’tHow J.D. approaches the business of writingWhat J.D. still does day-to-dayWhat J.D. thinks is on the near horizon for the publishing industryLinks:Nelson Literacy Agency - https://nelsonagency.com/The Fourth Monkey - https://books2read.com/fourthmonkey Dracul - https://books2read.com/draculnovelJ. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.comContact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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