On episode 106 of the Self-Publishing Roundtable we are building the ultimate author career. Well sort of… Robert Chazz Chute and the rest of the panel will attempt to lay out the perfect scenario for forging an author career that you can actually live off. The dialogue will revolve around decisions you can make as your starting out and will focus on the best decisions that not only make creative, but financial sense. Join us in our little experiment. There will be some surprises along the way.
SPRT #106 – Building the Perfect Beast (Part 1) w/ Robert Chazz Chute
@writerwade Can't...sick child says no. Have fun guys :D
@bakwudzbutcher Apparently Robert doesn't have audiobooks. However, his Kindle books and paperbacks can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Robert-Chazz-Chute/e/B007D97QCQ
@bakwudzbutcher Damn Canada and its inability to make money at things...
@bakwudzbutcher I've saved the last bit of Bushmills :p
@matmorrisauthor Um....are you sure about that?
@matmorrisauthor Bet you haven't had to research brothel laws for your current WIP, though...
@CateMorgan Just ice water. Tomorrow is a work day. :(
@LRDennis Thank goodness--that would have been alcohol abuse!
@CateMorgan It is a thing. Promise.
@xgranville Remind me one day to tell you about my shipwrecked vodka. It's EPIC.
How do you limit your character numbers? I find myself flooding my stories with unrequired people, likely belonging to other stories. What number of active characters do you recommend per novel?
@PatrickStemp My bad, as always!
@xgranville yes, will Robert be on my podcast when I get it set up? :P
@xgranville Can Robert expand on self-hosting vs otherwise when it comes to building a list? Why couldn't build a list through your blog/site when it's not self-hosted?
@BatmanErica What are you going to cast?
@BatmanErica Robert's right--30k is a real sweet spot on so many levels. This makes my writerly heart happy.
@CateMorgan Mine are all under 37k words. In fact, other than the bundle, that's the longest one I have.
@bakwudzbutcher Flagg. The Crimson King.
@bakwudzbutcher Check Robert's stuff I'm pretty sure he has audiobooks. I recommend him always.
@BatmanErica Yeah that scares me.
@xgranville then don't have social media for your multiple pen names. Just a separate mailing list.