Our super profitable side business & Irma Gold on putting your heart into the world.

In this episode, Katherine and Kate provide an update on their super profitable side business. Which, it turns out, is a Patreon page.  I know, right?  Innovative. Here's the video that explains all. If you want to contribute, check it out here.  Proceeds go towards paying our technical team to do the editing and production work … Continue reading Our super profitable side business & Irma Gold on putting your heart into the world.

Publicity & Alison Manning on what goes on in writers’ heads.

This week, Katherine and Kate discuss what happens the week after your book comes out. Kate talks about her first festival gig in Byron Bay, where she spoke in front of a crowd of oh, about four hundred people and Katherine gives the low down on her television appearance (check out her three and a … Continue reading Publicity & Alison Manning on what goes on in writers’ heads.

Making money and Emily Brewin on phone calls in cubicles, validation and holding your book in your hand

This week Kate and Katherine talk about how to make money. Inspired by Honor Eastley's Starving Artist podcast, Katherine pitches three ideas of things they can sell...  Pretty exciting!  What if they become millionaires?!   Stay tuned to what happens in a couple of episodes time when we update you on our successful money making … Continue reading Making money and Emily Brewin on phone calls in cubicles, validation and holding your book in your hand

Book covers & Karen Viggers on French audiences, re-writes and grappling with the human condition.

In this episode, the hosts talk covers. Kate did not want a lighthouse on hers! Oh dear. So what did she have in mind? Maybe Lucy Treloar’s Salt Creek or Charlotte Wood’s The Natural Way of Things. Speaking of floral covers! There’s a real thing about them… Katherine talks about The Helpline cover, and how when … Continue reading Book covers & Karen Viggers on French audiences, re-writes and grappling with the human condition.

Book Launch Planning & Jack Heath on writing to impress girls, sequels and the best way to approach promotions.

In this episode, Kate and Katherine discuss planning your book launch. Kate likes book launches a lot. So much so, she had two! Katherine enjoyed Kate’s launch and can still quote lines from Kate’s speech, which is frightening impressive. Katherine also asks Kate a pretty big question. It feels like a wedding! It’s the nicest … Continue reading Book Launch Planning & Jack Heath on writing to impress girls, sequels and the best way to approach promotions.

Editing & Graeme Simsion on readers, romance and not picking favourites.

This week the hosts discuss the editing process. Kate talks about having an editor on board early on, and Katherine says that The Helpline ‘clicked’ pretty late in the piece.  The hosts reveal how many words got culled along the way, and which specific words they couldn’t stop using. Kate liked ‘little’ and Katherine had … Continue reading Editing & Graeme Simsion on readers, romance and not picking favourites.

Social media & Toni Jordan on planes, publishers & getting out of the house.

In this episode, Kate and Katherine discuss social media. Katherine is a lurker. Kate used to be but is much better at it now. That said, Kate does describe an ill-fated photo shoot featuring gum boots, a chicken shed and some small children, so the original bar may have been set quite low*. The hosts … Continue reading Social media & Toni Jordan on planes, publishers & getting out of the house.

Promotional YouTube videos & Jacinta di Mase on second chances, pitching, and what agents bring to the table

In this episode, Kate and Katherine discuss making promotional YouTube videos. Katherine asks Kate about hers and they check other authors to see who has the most views. You’ll never guess who it is. Katherine bemoans the state of her hair and the hosts wonder why their faces look so weird in the opening footage. … Continue reading Promotional YouTube videos & Jacinta di Mase on second chances, pitching, and what agents bring to the table

How to give an author talk & Melanie Cheng on short story, speeches & pressing send.

In this episode, Kate and Katherine discuss Author Talks. Katherine has to do one at the Word for Word festival at Geelong, but what is she even going to talk about? Kate explains what she does and how it changes, depending on the audience. There’s a lot to think about: Q & A versus presentation? … Continue reading How to give an author talk & Melanie Cheng on short story, speeches & pressing send.