Episode 303: Traditional publishing—DO BETTER

Show Notes

This week Vicky goes solo and runs her mouth off about how traditional publishers need to BLOODY DO BETTER. She got a message after the last episode, and that message inspired this little rant about a bunch of problems that traditional publishing needs to fix. Tune in and find out why independent publishing is so crucial for writers and readers, and what needs to change in the industry.

 Key Points

  • [0:55] Joe is gone off to Germany and Vicky is fighting with sheep.
  • [2:45] Vicky is back with a follow-up episode to her last week’s podcast episode. Vanity publishing!
  • [3:30] How diverse are these big publishers’ editors?
  • [4:40] Including a ‘token’ character in your book because you think it ought to be there, is a problem.
  • [6:00] How do you write an authentic character?
  • [7:55] Most people want to read books from other diverse people, not just from rich white people!
  • [9:25] Don’t wait to be given permission.
  • [10:50] Want to know what a book coach does? That’s Vicky’s next episode!

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Vicky Fraser is the founder of Moxie Books and author of How The Hell Do You Write A Book and Business For Superheroes. She helps business owners write life-changing books, connect with readers and new customers, and grow their businesses. When she's not doing that, she's hanging from a trapeze by her feet.

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