Episode • April 30, 2019

Show Notes

We share the mic with USA Today bestselling author Aileen Erin.


Independent publishing is changing the game and people like USA Today bestselling author Aileen Erin are part of that wave. In this episode, Aileen — who writes fantasy and sci-fi YA novels — sits down with Michael and Saul to share her experiences with independent publishing and how the freedom to be her own publisher has allowed her to thrive in the YA book market. She also talks about the fluctuating trends in the market and how they can both be a blessing and a curse for authors.

In this episode…

  • Aileen shares her story about how she got published.
  • Do YA trends make it hard for some authors to get their books published — or can they help?
  • There’s a lot to juggle when it comes to independent publishing. How does one balance everything?
  • What are some of the upsides of independent publishing?
  • Aileen shares her tips for being successful in indie publishing.
  • We spend a little time talking about writing MFA’s.

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