About This Episode
In part two with Kathleen and Adanna, Kathleen spearheads the interview with Adanna centering it around eBooks and eBook promotions and a more in-depth look at Amazon ads and Goodreads. They cover your author website, social media, and how you tie all these elements together. They also revisit your genre aesthetic and go deeper into linking the personal elements as the author into your overall genre vibe.
In 2020, eBook sales were up 22% over previous years. It might seem like a market that doesn’t need attention. But the reality is that 35% of the market reads on their eReader, compared to 37% who only read physical books.
Born in 1978 to parents finding their way through the Los Angeles music business, Adanna’s life has constantly been submerged in art. Moving to upstate New York at a young age, she attended a Waldorf/Steiner school on a small, working organic dairy farm. An unconventional education provided a start in her journey of writing and painting. Waldorf education also provided a lifelong acceptance of her creative mind and the depths to which her imagination could take her. With dreams of being a travel journalist and novelist as a child, and a vision of filling others’ lives with stories and beauty, Adanna wove her way through many different careers to finally land where she always knew she should be. After a fifteen-year nursing career to a hairstylist to today, where she works as a literary publicist and web designer, Adanna makes sure her entire world revolves around literature. Adanna writes about life inspired by nature and has a deep desire to make the world a better place, one word at a time. Threadbare is her first book of poetry. She lives with her husband, stepsons, and daughter in the mountains of Idaho.
In today’s episode, our guest Kimberly Davis Basso talks about self-publishing. She has won multiple awards for her books, two memoirs (I’m a Little Brain Dead and Birth and Other Stories), plus a new book of horror short stories (Next Door). Kimberley is a wealth of information and shares it freely with our listeners.
In Part two of our LA Times Festival of Books author showcase, we talk with three more authors who will be in the WPN booth (#200). Norbert Soski, Author of Only Human, A Guide to the Human Operating System; Rosalinda Diaz, Author of Rom-Com Bee Stings; and Adanna Moriarty, best-selling author of Threadbare, a Patchwork of Poems that Make a Life. In this episode, you get to know each author and what you can expect from them at the festival. Both Norbert and Rosalinda have cool giveaways for the folks who buy their books during the weekend (April 23 &24), and Adanna’s publisher is bringing all sorts of goodies.
April is an exciting month for the book world. The LA Times Festival of Books is the largest book fest in the country, usually seeing 150,000 guests throughout the weekend. The last two years have put a halt to this giant outdoor festival, but 2022 brings it back to life. Expecting around 100,000 people to walk around the festival held on the USC campus in Los Angels. Every year WPN reserves a big booth, and our members join us, allowing them to really sell and hype their books up. It’s networking at its most pure. In this episode, we talk with three authors from the WPN booth, Shirley Strickland, author of The Awakening of La Muse; Tamara Miller Davis, author of Despite the Buzz; and Catherine Klatzger, author of You Will Never Be Normal. These 3 ladies have written inspiring stories, all very different voices that need to be heard.