WELCOME TO THE INDIE KIDLIT PODCAST

Helping children's and middle grade authors find their audience and sell more books.

Your hosts are indie kidlit authors
Marti Dumas & Elena Paige.

Marti is the author of the Jaden Toussaint series of books and other titles. You can follow Marti on Amazon and visit her online at www.martidumasbooks.com.

Elena is the author of the Meditation Adventures for Kids series. You can follow her on Amazon and visit her online at www.ElenaPaige.com.

You can email any queries or requests to be interviewed to TheIndieKidLitPodcast@gmail.com

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EPISODE 24: How to bring your audiobook to market using Draft2Digital
with Kevin Tumlinson

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they find out how to produce and distribute audio books through Draft2Digital's new partnership with FindAway Voices.

EPISODE 23: How to increase your chances of a Bookbub feature with Tara Ellis

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they discover lots more great marketing advice and how to secure a Bookbub feature with Tara Ellis

EPISODE 22: Sell more books using Facebook advertising
with Austin J. Bailey

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they discover how to use Facebook advertising to get more ebook sales with Austin J. Bailey

EPISODE 21: Workshop & Goal Setting - Lessons learned from episodes 15-20

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they workshop the incredible advice and information from interviews 15-20. They set goals based on the information and you can do the same, making this the year that you FIND YOUR AUDIENCE AND SELL MORE BOOKS!

EPISODE 20: Marketing to a niche target market with
Steven K. Smith

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they discover how to write books for a particular target market and sell more books through local channels with Steven K. Smith

BONUS EPISODE: Adopting a growth mindset with
Elena Paige and Marti Dumas

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they discuss how to adopt a growth mindset and be the best most successful author you can be

EPISODE 19: Selling books at live events with
Donovan Scherer

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they learn how to sell more books through live events with Donovan Scherer

EPISODE 18: Mastering middle-grade story structure
with Scott King

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they discover how to write a middle-grade novel readers will love, with expert Scott King

EPISODE 17: Practical book marketing advice
with Beau Blackwell

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they discover clever tools and the right mindset to market their books to the right readers with Beau Blackwell

EPISODE 16: How to write an award winning book series
with Marc Remus

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they discover how to write an award winning book series with the author of the Magora series, Marc Remus.

EPISODE 15: Building a solid, long term career as a children's book author
with Karen Inglis

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they discover the secrets to a long and successful indie author career with best-selling children's book author Karen Inglis. Find out more about how to publish books kids will love, even when not part of a series, how to conduct those all important school visits and more!

EPISODE 14: Workshop & Goal Setting - Lessons learned from episodes 7-13

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they workshop the incredible advice and information from interviews 7-13. They set goals based on the information and you can do the same, making this the year that you FIND YOUR AUDIENCE AND SELL MORE BOOKS!

EPISODE 13: Selling over 50,000 children's books
with Bobbie Hinman

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they find out how to write and publish a best-selling children's book with author Bobbie Hinman. A deeply informative interview with lots of practical advice to get your picture book published.

EPISODE 12: Instafreebie from an authors perspective with
Austin J. Bailey, Nathaniel Gold and Yolanda King

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they speak to real authors - Austin, Nathaniel and Yolanda -  about their Instafreebie experience. This is the third Instafreebie special interview to help you get new readers and sell more books.

EPISODE 11: The benefits of using Instafreebie to gain new readers with
Ashley Durrer

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they uncover the best ways to use Instafreebie with Ashley Durrer. Learn how to gain engaged subscribers and run successful giveaways.

EPISODE 10: Successful joint author promotions with
J. Philip Horne

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they discover how to partner with other authors through promotions, with J. Philip Horne. Find out how to get more raving fans and email subscribers using Instafreebie and more.

EPISODE 9: Advantages of selling on multiple platforms
with Kevin Tumlinson

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they explore selling kid lit books on multiple platforms, with Kevin Tumlinson. Find out how Draft2Digital can make e-book distribution both easy and successful.

EPISODE 8: Selling foreign publishing rights with
Justin Sloan

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they explore foreign rights possibilities with author Justin Sloan. Learn how to potentially get international interest in your books and view your author business as a global one.

EPISODE 7: Workshop & Goal Setting - Lessons learned from episodes 1-6

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they workshop the incredible advice and information from interviews 1-6. They set goals based on the information and you can do the same, making this the year that you FIND YOUR AUDIENCE AND SELL MORE BOOKS!

EPISODE 6: Marketing tips from traditional publishing with Tara Lazar

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they find out all about the other side of publishing - traditional publishing - with author Tara Lazar. Marketing tips and lots more ideas for school visits, encouraging you to increase your confidence and get your book out there.

EPISODE 5: Joint author book launch and successful school visits with Emma Warner-Reed

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they find out how to run a joint book launch and selling books through school visits, with author Emma Warner-Reed. A passionate approach to visiting schools that will give you lots of ideas for running your own successful school visits.

EPISODE 4: Building an authentic brand and increasing productivity with Rachel Toalson

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they talk productivity for authors, blogging and more with author Rachel Toalson. A heart felt interview which will inspire you to see your author career as a life, not just a career.

EPISODE 3: Adjusting your strategies to meet the market with Justin Johnson

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they explore the indie kid lit space with indie veteran Justin Johnson. Revisit your pricing strategies, keywords and overall approach to your publishing career.

EPISODE 2: Writing and selling books for the education market with Darcy Pattison

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they explore the education market and how to sell books to libraries and schools, with author DARCY PATTISON. So much to absorb in this jam packed interview. Get your notebook and pen ready...

EPISODE 1: How to write engaging children's fiction with Adam Maxwell

Welcome to the brand new and informative INDIE KIDLIT PODCAST.

Join Marti Dumas and Elena Paige as they find out how to write great kids fiction with author ADAM MAXWELL. An enjoyable interview that will have you thinking more deeply about your characters when writing your next book.