From a recent podcast interview
Yesterday I had a podcast interview with Paul G. Brodie from the “Get Published” podcast. Paul’s a mighty nice guy, from Texas, who enjoys helping authors get some exposure and get published. So, I’m glad he invited me to be a guest on his podcast.
Here’s most of the questions and answers from my podcast interview with Paul:
Paul: What is the one piece of advice that you would give to a first-time author who is currently writing their book?
Tony: I suggest you find and build your audience FIRST. Then write for them and to them every day. Because writer’s write. So write every day.
Paul: And what do you feel is the hardest part about getting published?
Tony: It can be most difficult when you leave the responsibility of it in the hands of others. But when you take on publishing as simply another part of your writing work, then it’s actually pretty easy these days.
Because the traditional publishing route is fine.
But it’s not necessary when you write, every day, for that audience you built and keep moving forward.
Paul: Please share a marketing strategy that you have used in your book launch that worked well?
Tony: I connect my books to my music and share it all with my focused audience on my Podcast. And that’s in addition to a little bit through social media channels.
Paul: What is your favorite book and what was the #1 thing that you learned from it?
Tony: My favorite book is also known as a letter. It’s 1 Corinthians in the Bible. And the #1 thing I learned from it is…even if you conquer and overcome life’s challenges, even if you do amazing things, if you do those things without love, it’s all for nothing.
Paul: What is your favorite quote and why?
Tony: My favorite quote comes from that same book. “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
Paul: Thank you for being our guest on the show! And what is the best way for people to find you online?
Tony: Thanks for having me on the show, Paul. And the best place to find me is: TonyFunderburk.com
Well, there you go. Short and sweet.
Paul told me this episode would be available to listen to on July 19. So, if you’d like to hear it, go to this link:
And if you’re an author who’s interested in taking your book to the published level, look him up. Because Paul might be the guy who can help you…
Grab some Merch
Or how about some music for kids