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Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing

Jul 5, 2019

In this episode Mark shares the second half of a Draft2Digital "Ask Us Anything" Live Chat that was recorded on Thursday June 27, 2019.

The chat was composed of questions submitted by authors and answered by Dan Wood, Kevin Tumlinson, and Mark.

Prior to the main segement, Mark shares a personal updateas well as a word from this episode's sponsor Findaway Voices . . .

You can learn more about how you can get your work distributed to retailers and library systems around the world at


In the Live Chat, Dan, Kevin, and Mark cover these questions:

  • How does Draft2Digital work with its retail and library partners for various promotional opportunities, and what do those platforms look for?
  • Formatting your own copyright page VS the system-generated copyright page option that D2D offers.
  • An overview of publishing your eBooks "wide" to all retailers VS being exclusive to Amazon Kindle.
  • The way that libraries purchase eBooks (the two main liscening options).
  • What's going on with Draft2Digital and Google Play.
  • How can an author get their books onto bookstore and retailer shelves.
  • How Findaway Voices might change the landscape for audiobooks being available beyond Audible.

After the recording, Mark reflects on the importance of actually reaching out when there is an offer available to you as an author and taking advantage of it because you and your writing are valuable and worth it.

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