Season 2 | Episode 6 • Derek Doepker
Host & Guest
Guest, Derek Doepker
Host, Kathleen Kaiser
Producer, Adanna Moriarty
About This Episode
Best-Selling author, speaker, and marketing consultant Derek Doepker has developed an efficient way to keep new authors on track with their marketing needs. An acronym, ASPIRE, breaks down his steps in an easy-to-remember way. He studied successful authors and what they used to sell more books to develop this method. Join in the conversation with Kathleen and Derek on today’s episode of Talking Book Publishing as Derek breaks it down for you and gives direction to authors on marketing their books.
About Derek Doepker
Derek Doepker went from being a broke valet parker to a bestselling author. He’s sold over 100,000 books using free and low-cost marketing strategies. Now he shares these strategies with fellow authors to empower them to turn their passion for writing into a thriving business. You can connect with him at https://bestsellersecrets.com
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.