Episode 23 – The Author Mindset with Joanna Penn

A landmark episode this, with one of my all-time podcasting/writing heroes, Joanna Penn, who started herThe Creative Penn podcast before the term was even invented. Her new book The Successful Author Mindset brilliantly demystifies the process of writing, and in this episode she shares how she’s overcome her own demons of…

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Episode 22: The New Rules of Publishing with John Bond

Episode 22 - The New Rules of Publishing with John Bond

In this week’s episode I chat to John Bond, former MD of Press Books at HarperCollins and founder of Whitefox, which provides publishing services to authors and publishers, about how publishing has changed over the last few years, where it’s going, and what that means for authors. ‘Writers are getting…

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Episode 19 – Ghostwriting with Ginny Carter

EBBC Episode 19 - Ghostwriting with Ginny Carter

In this week’s episode I’m joined by The Author Maker Ginny Carter, book coach and ghostwriter. We talk about why the ‘bestseller’ label can be a vanity metric, how to streamline your book and your marketing, and what Ikea furniture can teach us about ghostwriting. Alison :            I’m here today with…

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Episode 14 – The Lean Entrepreneur with Brant Cooper

In this episode I speak to Brant Cooper, author of The Lean Entrepreneur – which was a crowd-funded book – and founder of Moves the Needle, about treating your book as a startup. Brant has some awesome practical examples and advice for business writers on identifying market segments and needs, building…

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Episode 13 – The Big Leap with Gay Hendricks

When I first put out the call for recommendations for extraordinary business books, Gay Hendricks’s The Big Leap was one of the titles that just kept coming up. When I read it I understood what all the fuss was about. The two central concepts – the ‘Zone of Genius’ and ‘upper-limiting problems’ – are…

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EBBC Episode 11 – The Space Within with Michael Neill

EBBC - Episode 11: The Space Within by Michael Neill

The Space Within: Finding your way back home is a very different type of business book. And to be fair, Michael Neill – transformative coach and mentor to CEOs and ‘creative spark plug’ to celebrities, CEOs and royalty – is no ordinary writer. If you’re getting tired of chasing after the…

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EBBC Episode 6 – Writing on the edge with Natalie Reynolds

The Extraordinary Business Book Club - Episode 6

Natalie Reynolds, CEO of Advantage Spring and author of We Have a Deal, reveals the astonishing story behind the writing of her book (don’t try this at home), the insecurities she overcame, what she learned about herself, how to know when it’s time to write your own book, and why…

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EBBC episode 1 – Introducing the EBBC and an interview with Misfit to Maven author Ebonie Allard

In this first episode of the Extraordinary Business Book Club podcast I introduce myself and the EBBC and explain what’s so extraordinary about it: it’s about extraordinary business books, of course, but it’s also an extraordinary book club because it’s designed for writers as well as readers of business books, it focuses…

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