Derek Murphy on Writing Fiction that Sells — The Writing Coach 047

Welcome to The Writing Coach. On this podcast, I speak with the instructors, editors, coaches, and mentors who help writers and authors create their art, build their audience, and sell their work.

In ep. #47 of The Writing Coach podcast, I speak with Derek Murphy.

Derek is a book marketing expert, book cover designer, and successful young adult author. He also holds a Ph.D. in Literature. Derek shares what he knows about writing, publishing, and book marketing via books, videos, and a number of different websites, including his home base CreativINDIE.com.

During our conversation Derek describes:

  • How he transitioned from cover designer to young adult author
  • The easiest way for authors to start selling more books
  • The top five cover amateur book cover design mistakes
  • The problem with the disconnect between what readers want to read and what writers want to write
  • Why fast writing doesn’t necessarily mean bad writing
  • How he spent NaNoWriMo writing in a castle (!)
  • And much more!

Listen to the episode now!

Show Notes

Check out Derek’s home base: CreativINDIE.com

Want to give creating your own cover a shot? Try Derek’s diybookcovers.com

Get a FREE copy of Derek’s book Guerilla Publishing: Revolutionary Book Strategies to Make Your First $1000 on Kindle. 

Check out the cover Derek create for my book, The Page Turners: Economy of Fear:

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