Episode 197 – Audio first with Karen Williams

Audio books are big news. But they’re also expensive and complicated to produce – or are they? Determined to find out for herself, Karen Williams published her latest book Becoming An Authority audio first (in fact it doesn’t even exist yet as a print or ebook). She discovered a huge…

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Episode 196 – Finding what works with Helen Winter

Episode 196 - Finding what works with Helen Winter

Writing a book is hard work. One of the best things about this podcast is that so many guests reveal the brilliant, extraordinary, sometimes hilarious strategies that got them through the hard yards of planning and writing and out the other side. This is one of those podcasts. From smart…

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Episode 195 – Practical Inspiration Author Day takeaways

Episode 195 - Practical Inspiration Author Day takeaways

This week saw the first ever Practical Inspiration author day. More than 40 authors at every stage of the journey – from just signed up to three years post-publication – to share stories and tips and to support each other.  There were workshops on overcoming procrastination and marketing your book,…

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Episode 194 – Starting Up with Richard Hall and Rachel Bell

Episode 194 - Starting Up with Richard Hall and Rachel Bell

There’s never been a more entrepreneurial age. The barriers to entry for setting up a business have crumbled over the last decades while our sense of purpose and desire to be in control of our lives have sky-rocketed.  But what does it take to be successful in this new world?…

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Episode 193 – People Powered with Jono Bacon

Episode 193 - People Powered with Jono Bacon

‘It’s tempting, especially when you’re a consultant, to not share anything. Because you’re worried that what you do, what you talk to your clients about, is your secret sauce… it took me about a year or so to realise that that’s completely untrue.’ Jono Bacon has written a few books…

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Episode 192 – Why are we Yelling? with Buster Benson

Episode 192 - Why Are We Yelling? with Buster Benson

“Half of the reason I decided to do this book was to learn… what does it take to write a book? Not only the process that you go through but what is the personal journey I am going to have to go through to become the person that can write…

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Episode 191 – Your Business, Your Book with Ginny Carter

Episode 191 - Your Business, Your Book with Ginny Carter

When you write business books for a living, writing your own brings an unexpected problem: ‘Sometimes I thought it was quite outrageous, in fact: Hang on a minute, nobody’s paying me to do this, how can that be?‘ But Ginny Carter discovered that she was richly rewarded as she took…

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Episode 190 – The Best Bits

Episode 190 - The Best Bits

Writing a business book is a delicate balancing act between being fully yourself and being fully in service of your reader. How do you “do you” to the max, without tipping over into self-indulgence or over-sharing?  In the last few episodes of The Extraordinary Business Book Club we’ve explored this…

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