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Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing

Apr 13, 2023

Mark interviews Kerrie Flanagan and Cary Bergeron from CraveBooks.

Prior to the interview, Mark shares a brief personal update and a word about this episode's sponsor.

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During the interview, Mark, Kerrie and Cary talk about:

  • A bit of a background about Kerrie's writing, publishing, and industry experience, including her multiple previous appearances on the Stark Reflections podcast
  • Cary's experience running a marketing agency and how CraveBooks was initially a side project that grew into something bigger
  • The challenge with many of the promo sites and the fact they don't "save" or "keep" the details from an author of previous promotions
  • What is and how it works as a marketing platform tool for authors
  • How CraveBooks owns and operates about eight of those sites, but also has connections via third party promotion sites
  • How Kerrie and Cary met and started working together
  • Where Mark and Kerrie first met
  • The "Version 2" of CraveBooks, AKA, CraveBooks 2.0 and the bells and whistles that will be included in that
  • How you have a free author profile on CraveBooks
  • vice about marketing in general
  • And more...

After the interview Mark reflects on a couple of different things from the conversation.

Links of Interest:


Crave Books is a full-service eBook site and daily email service that gives readers free and bargain eBooks and connects readers and writers. The site also offers a variety of book promotional opportunities and service for authors to raise their profiles and reach new readers.


The introductory, end, and bumper music for this podcast (“Laser Groove”) was composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of and is Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0