Welcome to Author Chats
Do you want to learn from other authors who have walked the journey?
Hear from fellow authors and industry experts on their experiences of an author's journey.
When I started writing, I had no clue what I was doing. I knew that I wanted to transform my life, but I did not want to make masses of mistakes.
So I started asking questions and devouring as much training material as I could.
In this section, I chat to other authors and industry experts to help you gain insight to how to improve your author career.
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Author Chats With Jacques De Villiers - Presenting your book to to the public
Does the thought of public speaking terrify you? Did you know some people fear public speaking more than death? But as an author, you need to present yourself to your readers. In this episode of author chats we speak to the Author of What If Hollywood Doesn’t Call?: A Fractured Monk’s Guide To Enlightenment Jaques is a professional motivational speaker, trainer, and legacy writer. He gives us some tips on Public speaking as an author Overcoming anxiety for public speaking as an author Jacques has also generously shared his Bio Checklist for Authors with us. Here is the link for the checklist. https://kimvermaak.com/sitepad-data/uploads//2020/09/Author-Bio-Checklist-from-Jacques-De-Villers.pdf To buy Jacques book, click on this link. https://amzn.to/3hVs2c1 Jacques website: https://www.jacquesdevilliers.co.za/ What are your biggest challenges when public speaking? To visit my website www.kimvermaak.com Create Beautiful Books with Vellum: https://a.paddle.com/v2/click/49674/1...
How to get to Author Chats How to get to Amazon Best Seller Status with Dr Emee Vida Estacio
Have you ever wondered how to write an Amazon best selling book?
Psychologist, Dr Emee Vida Estacio, our guest this week, is the author of Imposter Syndrome Remedy: How to improve your self-worth, feel confident about yourself, and stop feeling like a fraud!
Once you are actively working on eliminating self-doubt, you can take the steps to help you achieve that sort after Amazon Best Selling Book badge. Dr Emee Vida Estacio shares with us about how working on keywords and niches are critical and she teaches on the importance of working with a launch team.
She has an online community where authors can gain support from each other.
Getting to Market Fast with Vellum - with Author Rob Radcliffe
Check out Vellum by visiting this link: https://a.paddle.com/v2/click/49674/1
You can reach Rob via his website: www.robradcliffeink.com
Or email him on: email@example.com Rob’s latest Book, the Guardian, is available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3iyCgQJ
Using Social Media for PR with Patrick Neo Mabiletsa
Patrick Neo Mabiletsa started writing love letters for his brother’s friends, and they paid him for them.
In this video we chat about Patrick’s books and his approach to relationship building using social media. He has a hands-on approach to building his author brand. Before he connects with someone on social media, he already knows something about their profile and their interests. He speaks about his background and the power of books to heal the soul.
Patrick’s book, Chronicles of a Fatherless Son, comes from his own personal experiences. His book Does Time Really Heal deals with people battling to deal with the loss of a loved one.
You can reach Patrick via WhatsApp: +27 719574623 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NeoMabz.Word.
Author Chat with Kim Vermaak and Hush Naidoo- Success with Instagram
A special thanks to Hush Naidoo for joining us in today’s Author Chat.
Hush has been a photographer for over 33 years. He has worked with SAFTAs (The South African Film and Television Awards) for over ten years.
Hush has photographed some famous people including:
Chris and Angela Rock
In this interview, Hush chats to us about author profile photos.
Our topics include:
Why is a profile picture so important?
When should you have a photoshoot in a studio and when should you use a natural setting?What are the most flattering poses for body image?
When to touch up photos?
Hush also shares with us some anecdotes for some celebrities he has worked with.
You can reach Hush for your PR, product or event photoshoot via WhatsApp or email.+27 firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also view his photos on the following platformshttps://www.redbubble.com/people/jadephoto
Author Chat with Kim Vermaak and M H Elrich - Success with Instagram
M.H. Elrich,Author of Etania’s Worth is an award-winning author, reader, and teacher who wears too many hats.
Today we chatted to her about:
Building a following
Time Management for Social Media
A self-proclaimed nerd, she is a big fan of manga, anime, and fantasy books and shows. In her spare time (if she has any), she watches T.V. with her husband, rides horses, and travels to places with lots of trees. She has been published in The Write Word, Orpheus, Kern County Fair, and Short Fiction Break.
Where to buy M H Elrich's Books
Author Chat with Kim Vermaak & Richard James Edward - Managing book finances
Author Richard James Edward, author of the Puzzle Train has worked in the accounting world since 1992.
In this video, he shares some of his knowledge of accounting and distribution for new authors.