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For almost 20 years, Richelle Fredson—dubbed the “six-figure book coach”—has worn many hats within the book publishing industry and serves as a publishing guide, guest teacher, and marketing strategist for countless bestselling authors.

Now she works with aspiring authors to develop competitive book concepts, marketable book proposals and thriving online communities.

Each week on Bound + Determined she’ll give you a behind-the-scenes look at what it means to be an author today. We’re going in between the covers with authors, industry experts, and thought leaders to discuss how to both anchor your expertise AND amplify your story so you can share it with the world.

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Navigating Entrepreneurial Burnout
Chris Atley

This week on the Bound & Determined podcast I’m chatting with Chris Atley, an award-winning coach, a TEDx speaker, and author of Abundant Soulutions: A Mompreneur’s Guide to Manifesting Success through Self-Care.

 

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Students Share Their Book Proposal Blueprint Experience
Leisse Wilcox and Dympna Weil

This episode may surprise you and ultimately give you the perspective you need to take action. From fear of the process and sharing in a group setting to concerns of taking up too much space or preferring private work, Leisse Wilcox and Dympna Weil share all the thoughts they had before, during, and after the Book Proposal Blueprint Program.

 

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Turning Your Book into a Group Program
Kerry Dobson

This week on Bound + Determined, I’m chatting with Kerry Dobson, a Group Program Architect who helps authors, established coaches, and experts craft and lead a signature group program that delivers real impact.

 

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Marissa Eigenbrood

This week on Bound + Determined, I’m thrilled to be in conversation with Marissa Eigenbrood, the President of Smith Publicity, a PR agency that I deeply admire. At Smith Publicity, Marissa leads a passionate team that champions a diverse range of literary voices. From established publishers to innovative hybrid presses, from independently published debut authors to influential keynote speakers and industry luminaries, Smith Publicity is committed to amplifying the voices of all authors.

 

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The Benefit of Podcast Tours
Michelle Glogovac

Today on Bound and Determined, I’m chatting with Michelle Glogovac, The Podcast Matchmaker™, a podcast publicist, author of How To Get On Podcasts (McGraw Hill, 2024) and host of the award winning podcast, My Simplified Life. She works with entrepreneurs, authors, and experts to hone their storytelling abilities, grow their businesses, and elevate themselves as thought leaders. She’s also the Founder + CEO of The MLG Collective®.

 

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From Blueprint to Bookshelf
Lily Womble

This week on Bound + Determined, I’m sitting down with Lily Womble, author of Thank You, More Please (Legacy Lit, June 2024)—a book I’ve proudly been a part of since a chance meeting with the author pre-pandemic.

 

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Investing in Yourself (and your book)
Jannese Torres

I’m sitting down with my former client Jannese Torres, host of the award-winning podcast Yo Quiero Dinero and author of the upcoming book Financially Lit. We chat about how aligned partners seamlessly moved her through the process, how she never had to “convince” anyone her idea or story was worthy, what it was like to go from proposal to manuscript (including adding a whole new chapter on love and money as she navigated a divorce during book writing), and so much more.

 

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The Power of Book Coaching Support
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Don’t miss this conversation where we break down the anxieties of publishing a book, what still surprises her, how she decides what to write next, and her thoughts on the bestseller list.

 

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Rethinking Bestseller
Richelle Fredson

This week on Bound + Determined, I’m giving you a pep talk on what your platform has the potential to be if you just begin…

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Rethinking Bestseller
Richelle Fredson

Becoming a bestseller is a wonderful accomplishment, but for many who seek to see their books on shelves, it’s not the end-all-be-all, and for a vast majority, it’s a goal that can be more harmful than good.

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The Power of Book Coaching Support
Stacy Ennis

In this episode, we dive deep into our experience of working with authors on both book proposals and manuscripts, what we wish more writers knew, and some things about publishing that drive us nuts. You’ll also hear about how Stacy runs a location independent business and is raising her family in Portugal!

 

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The ROI of Time in Business & Books
Frenchie Ferenczi

This week on the Bound + Determined podcast I’m talking with Frenchie Ferenczi, a business strategist and advisor for overwhelmed (but seriously ambitious) experts and creatives.

 

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Embracing the Art of Writing
Suzanne Kingsbury

This week on the Bound + Determined pod, we’re talking all about the art of creating a book, with my favorite person to sink into conversation with about craft–Suzanne Kingsbury.

 

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Staying Connected to Your Book Vision During the Holidays
Richelle Fredson

If you are looking for a quick pep talk (it’s only 10 minutes), packed with tools on how to navigate this sensitive time, AND still feel energized with your book projects–I hope you’ll tune in.

 

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Is Hybrid Publishing Right For You?
Maggie Langrick

Where once, your only options were to traditionally publish or self-publish, we now have a third option which, depending on your goals, could be a great pathway to explore! The rise in hybrid publishing has opened doors for folks who may desire a process that fits their time, creative and business needs But who is this process right for? In this week’s podcast I chat with Maggie Langrick, CEO and Publisher of Wonderwell Press.

 

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Understanding and Addressing Imposter Syndrome
Kristen Boice

Richelle sits down with therapist, Kristen Boice, to discuss where imposter syndrome is rooted and how we can navigate it, so we can continue chasing our book dreams.

 

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Waiting for Inspiration? Don’t.
Terri Trespicio

Waiting for Inspiration? Don’t.

In this MUST LISTEN episode, we look at 3 main obstacles for writers: Imposter syndrome, waiting for inspiration to strike, and finding the “right time” to begin your book.

You will absolutely hear something you need to in this episode—and you’ll probably laugh a lot, too. I did.

Truly, don’t miss this episode.

 

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Shift Your Self-Talk with Katie Horwitch
Katie Horwitch

Shift Your Self-Talk

What if our thoughts, words, and feelings are all we are? What if we actually become it?  

This is the poignant question Katie Horwitch asks in her new book Want Your Self: Shift Your Self-Talk and Unearth the Strength in Who You Were All Along.

We’re all guilty of it–especially in the creative process! We belittle ourselves, what we know and what we have to share. We’re stuck in a loop.

In this week’s episode of Bound + Determined, Katie shares with us her process for finding, being and staying your Self, no matter what.

 

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Why Simple Messaging Wins with Ben Guttmann

Why Simple Messaging Wins with Ben Guttmann

According to Ben Guttmann, it’s actually kind to be simple, and his new book Simply Put: Why Clear Messages Win—and How to Design Them tells us exactly how to do it. In this eye-opening interview, we chat about what authors can do to help their messaging stand out in a crowded market, the mistakes he sees people make in their communication, and tools for writers to keep their messaging on track.

 

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100 Episodes: Looking at Expectations & Realities in Publishing

In this celebratory 100th episode, Richelle is on the other side of the mic. Interviewed by Jennifer Racioppi, Richelle talks about the evolution of this podcast and the publishing industry. They get into expectations and realities when it comes to publishing a book. This is both a tender and teachable episode to enjoy.

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Erasing the Finish Line for Students with Ana Homayoun

Erasing the Finish Line for Students with Ana Homayoun

In this episode, Richelle chats with acclaimed author and education expert Ana Homayoun about why education needs a reframe and what parents and community leaders can be doing to support young minds. She also shares the process of her 4th book, Erasing the Finish Line: The New Blueprint for Success Beyond Grades and College Admission

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Learning to Live Fully with Catherine Duncan

Learning to Live Fully with Catherine Duncan

This week on Bound + Determined, I chat with Catherine about her new book Everyday Awakening: Five Practices for Living Fully, Feeling Deeply and Coming into Your Heart and Soul.

In this episode, she helps us answer the question: What does it mean to be alive?

She’ll also share her experience of writing her manuscript BEFORE the book proposal, and her choice to go the hybrid publishing route.

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Honoring Our Lived Experience in Memoir with Sherry Sidoti

Honoring Our Lived Experience in Memoir with Sherry Sidoti

On this week’s podcast episode we chat about:

  • The importance of vocalizing personal experiences and the collective healing it can instigate
  • Tools and tips for overcoming bullying and adversity
  • The decision to finally speak about the bullying she faced and the implications of that revelation

 

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Conscious Decisions with Stef Ziev

Conscious Decisions with Stef Ziev

On this week’s podcast episode we chat about:

  • What she learned about choice from the biggest rooms in Hollywood
  • Why we struggle with defaulting to autopilot 
  • Tools and Tips for being an active participant in your life
  • Her choice to publish with a hybrid publisher
  • What she learned on her publishing path

 

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Answering Your Questions: Book Proposal Blueprint

Eager to get your book published and curious about my signature Book Proposal Blueprint comprehensive program? This episode gives answers to the most popular questions about the program.

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Inside the Mind of a Top Editor with Hannah Robinson from GCP Balance/Hachette
Hannah Robinson

Inside the Mind of a Top Editor with Hannah Robinson from GCP Balance/Hachette

In this conversation, we get into:

  • What she looks for in proposals that cross her desk
  • The proposal elements that clue her in to a great author
  • The proposal No-No’s and “eeks!” (Though she’s too kind to call them that)
  • Her view on platform and what to be working on
  • How authors can be preparing for Publisher meetings 
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Gina Moffa

Asking for Forewords, Endorsements and Blurbs with Gina Moffa, LCSW

In this conversation, we get into:

  • Stepping out of your comfort zone to market your work effectively.
  • Platform building, marketing, and soliciting endorsements
  • Navigating the process of securing endorsements and blurbs for her book.
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Redesigning Life
Sabrina Soto

Redesigning Life with Sabrina Soto

In this conversation, we get into:

  • The power of speaking your goals out loud
  • Training for the marathon of your dreams (and keeping the faith along the way)
  • Staying invested and full-hearted amidst book challenges
  • The confusion that sits between “self care” and “doing it all” 
  • Putting in the prep work to really change your life
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Persistence & Fighting For Your Book Dream
Jessie Harold

Tune in to hear all the ups and downs, and unorthodox ways Jessie moved through her publishing path to get a book deal for her upcoming book. (Spoiler alert: It took years)

 So, if this is you, too, you are not alone.

 This is a truly transparent conversation around costs, timing, strategy and more!

And when I asked Jessie how she was celebrating this achievement of landing her deal and publisher she candidly responded: “I’m celebrating by writing the damn book!!!”

Yes to that!

Don’t miss this episode!

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Saying Tough Titties to the “Supposed To’s”
Laura Belgray

Saying Tough Titties to the “Supposed To’s” with Laura Belgray

In this conversation, we get into:

  • The struggle of being human (have we really “got this”?)
  • Learning who we are (and what we actually give a shit about)
  • Giving the finger to all the things we’re “supposed to do” in life 
  • and a deep dive into her writing and publishing process

Spoiler alert: Her book process wasn’t linear and SHE even got pushback on her platform.  Tune in to hear the dirty details about how this hilarious and raw coming-of-age essay book came to be.

P.S. Have I ever been more nervous writing an email? No. I mean, it’s literally about THE Queen of Email. How’d I do, Laura? 

 

 

 

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Saying Out Loud: Using Your Voice to Achieve Your Dreams
Vasavi Kumar

Through this poignant episode and her new book, she challenges us to:

  • Through this poignant episode and her new book, she challenges us to:
  • Look at the Intersection of creativity, mental health and self-talk.
  • Value our talents
  • Own our stories AND the ones we tell ourselves
  • Find the leaks in our creativity…and our life
  • Honor our evolution
  • Not water down our message

I hope you’ll tune into this episode and see where YOU can be Saying it Out Loud!

 

Xx

Richelle

P.S. Stay tuned to this newsletter because if you’re an aspiring author–there’s something NEW and exciting in the works for you!

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Living a Beautiful, Whole, Messy Life
Carrie Levine

In this heartfelt episode, we talk about:

  • Prioritizing our needs as humans
  • Ways to make small changes to feel better
  • Lack of equitable access in the functional medicine space
  • Science vs mystery
  • Embracing our messy lives
  • Navigating insecurity during the book process

You don’t want to miss it! 

CW: Child Loss

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From Launch Day Forward...Keeping the Momentum Going
Richelle Frdson

In this episode Richelle covers:

• Thinking and strategizing about launch day forward
• Information to focus on keeping sales steady or looking to breathe new life into slumped sales

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Bringing Your Message to the Stage
Terri Trespicio

In this episode Richelle and Terri cover:

• Finding the hook (and many hooks) within your message
• The parallels between developing a book and a talk
• The permission Terri wants public speakers to take
• Terri’s method for creating a strong signature talk

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Build a Social Media Following Authentically + Effectively
Emily Lyman

In this episode Richelle and Emily cover:

• How to decide what platforms are best for you
• Our tips for engaging on social media
• What’s working to our advantage in social media right now
• How to navigate our fears around vulnerability

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Getting Media BEFORE You Have a Book
Beth Nydick

In this episode Richelle and Beth cover:

• Your value before you’re an author
• Messaging that will grab the attention of media
• Do’s and Dont’s of the process
• Changing your mindset about visibility

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My 5 Tips for Becoming a Better Writer
Richelle Fredson

In this episode Richelle covers:

• Her top five tips for becoming a better writer!

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How I Reviewed Proposals within a Publisher
Richelle Fredson

In this episode they cover:

• The questions I ask before reading the first word
• What I want to see in the first 2 pages
• What most commonly gets missed

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Ways a Book Proposal Benefits YOU
Mara Glatzel

In this episode they cover:

• How we can honor our energy cycle
• How to reframe these first few months of the year
• How to prioritize yourself—even when life is chaotic.

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Ways a Book Proposal Benefits YOU
Richelle Fredson

In this episode Richelle covers:

•  the many perks you’ll see in the proposal process
• and some of the benefits that may surprise you!

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Working through Challenges in Real Time: Live Coaching Episode
Laura May

In this episode:

• You’ll hear Richelle live coach Laura May around her struggles with vulnerability, showing up to build her platform
• AND her concerns around getting parts of her proposal JUST RIGHT

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Supportive Advice From Accomplished Authors
Richelle Fredson

In this episode:

• We hear from a few of my former clients about what they wished they’d known when they started the book process
• AND what they really want you to know and embrace

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Diversifying the Publishing Landscape
Johanna Castillo

In this episode we’re talking about :

• How Johanna’s various roles in publishing make her a great agent
• What she’s looking for in your book proposal
• Her mission to bring more diverse content to book shelves
• What part of the publishing process always surprises her clients

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Understanding the Loneliness Epidemic--and What We Can Do to Feel Better
Dr. Sylvia Kalicinski

In this episode we’re talking about :

• How she’s navigated the book proposal process
• How she looks at her book journey differently a year later
• A beautiful invitation for you to look into your own roots with loneliness
• How to show yourself compassion

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Navigating Grief During the Holidays
Gina Moffa, LCSW

In this episode we’re talking about :

• The ways holidays trigger deep emotion and loss
• Creating a plan for social/family situations
• Learning agency in your grief
• How to pre-plan responses for uncomfortable situations

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3 Reasons to Show Up Fully in Your Writing (aka Going to the Scary Places)
Richelle Fredson

In this episode Richelle discusses:

• 3 Reasons to Show Up Fully in Your Writing (aka Going to the Scary Places)

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Lessons Learned Through Publishing 4 Books
Ana Homayoun

In this episode Ana discusses

• Her biggest lesson as she hands in her manuscript for her latest book
• How she’s changed her writing and process over the years
• Her secret for scheduling her writing time.
• And so much more

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Spooky Edition: Book Publishing Costs to Prepare For
Richelle Fredson

In this episode, I’m breaking down the primary investments and what you can expect to pay, including:

• Book coaching
• Manuscript editorial support
• Costs of self and hybrid publishing
• PR, social media and marketing support

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F the Shoulds, Do the Wants
Tricia Huffman

In this episode we cover:

• The ups and downs of writing and publishing a book in today’s market

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Finding Passion in Tragedy
Amber Mundinger and Tamara Deike

In this episode we cover:

• How they took on the project Bring Music Home in isolation
• Working in partnership with various artists to self-publish
• How they were able to give back to venue employees and owners in the music industry

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Creating Conversation and Engagement Online
Natalie Thomas

In this episode we cover:

• Her journey to build a platform that felt true to her
• The burnout she experienced when first starting
• How she balances blogging and writing a book
• All she’s learned on her journey to becoming an author

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Creating a Content Arc for Your Book Outline
Richelle Fredson

In this episode we cover:

• Process of creating a content arc for your chapters
• Process of creating an overall book outline

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What's Happening While You Wait: Looking Inside the Publisher During Submissions
Richelle Fredson

In this episode we cover:

• Do publishers not like me?
• Will nobody take a meeting?
• What if NO publishers want to partner with me?

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Processing Rejection and Becoming Empowered Again
Kristen Boice

In this episode we cover:

• What rejection is really rooted in
• The new science behind rejection
• Tools and Tips for moving through rejection
• And so much more!

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Anatomy of a Subtitle
Richelle Fredson

In this episode we cover:

• The anatomy of a subtitle

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Making the Publishing Journey Worth the Wait
Karla Salinari

In this episode we cover:

• Why Karla took her family favorites and made them plant-based
• The timeline from idea to book deal, and how she stayed strategic
• How her online community became active participants in her book development
• Her realizations about building a social following
• Our biggest secret for building an effective platform

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Strengthening Your Writers Muscle
Upasna Gautam

In this episode we cover:

• How the work she does enables Journalists to be their best
• How structure makes way for her creativity
• How systematic (not rigid!) thinking creates freedom
• What she learned during the book proposal process
• How daily writing unlocked confidence and opportunity

 

 

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How to Share Your Stories in a Book
Richelle Fredson

In this episode we cover:

• Memoir
• Personal Narrative/Essays
• Prescriptive Memoir

 

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Getting Started on Launching Your Platform
Richelle Fredson

In this episode we cover:

• Why publishers care about your platform
• What publishers look for in your platform
• Why platform is WAY more important than social media
• How to get started
• How to not go bonkers in the process

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The Learning is in the Journey
Vasavi Kumar & Graci Harkema

In this episode we cover:

• How the book process affected their platform + work
• Confidence and validity during the book process
• Letting go of control
• Lessons learned from beginning to end
• How the book process changes our own beliefs

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Writing on a Mission
Michelle Madrid

In this episode we cover:

• Surrender as a sign of great strength
• Writing with BIG purpose and mission
• Revealing yourself in your book
• Finding the intention of your book
• Learning to trust in your process

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Genre Freedom: Writing Both Fiction and Non-fiction
Dana Killion

In this episode we cover:

• Writing and art as a creative outlet
• Writing for yourself, even if you don’t publish
• Shifting from fiction to memoir
• Writing ritual
• Planning and charting your writing and story lines

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Getting to the Heart of Books
Adriana Stimola

In this episode we cover:

• Book proposals
• Dreaming big
• Rethinking Platform
• Mindset
• Staying true to yourself in the process

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Social Media Success Tips from an Industry Expert
Allie Mason

In this episode we cover:

• The biggest (and most common) pain points she sees in clients
• Understanding social media algorithms
• Her recommended first steps if you’re just getting started
• The keys to an effective Instagram page
• Missteps to avoid

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Permission To Pause
Richelle Fredson

This week on the Bound + Determined podcast I’m coming to you with a quick solo episode that gives YOU Permission to Pause.

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Surrendering To Support During The Book Process
Jessica Baum

In this episode we cover:

• All the feels of the book process
• The decision to hire support
• Boundaries required for creativity
• What brought Jessica joy in the book process
• Defining anxious attachment

 

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Savoring Life Online and Off
Alejandra Ramos

In this episode we cover:

• Food, obviously!
• Bringing your full self to your platforms
• How authentic personality bring business opportunities
• Cultivating confidence
• Using your platform as an act of service

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Changing The Game of Your Business with Linkedin
Miranda Von Fricken

In this episode we cover:

• What’s the real potential of LinkedIn
• What makes a powerful profile
• How to assess engagement on LinkedIn
• What LinkedIn means for authors
• Tips for developing content

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Finding Your Greatest Creative Breakthroughs
Wendy Braun

In this episode we cover:

• Bringing your full self to your creative pursuits
• Wendy’s tips for helping creativity turn on and flow
• Managing emotions that come up as a creative
• Pairing creativity with spirituality
• What authors can do to prepare for more visibility + feedback

 

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3 Things You’re NOT Doing in Your Writing, But Should…
Richelle Fredson

This week on Bound + Determined, I’m talking to you about the 3 Things You’re Not Doing in Your Writing, But Should!

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Secrets From a Best-Selling Ghostwriter
Wyndham Wood

In this episode we cover:

• What a ghostwriter does
• How co-writers, editors and ghostwriters support authors
• How to know if working with a ghostwriter is for you
• How to be creative under pressure
• Why saying a book is your “baby” may not serve you

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Nailing Your Book Niche with Literary Agent Laura Mazer
Laura Mazer

In this episode we cover:

• Get sharper in your message
• Find your book’s competitive lane
• Get in sync with your community to create your best book
• Avoid a disconnection between your platform and your book
• Do you have a book? Or is it a blog?

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Essential Media Visibility for Emerging Authors
Meryl Moss

In this episode we cover:

• The most rewarding part of amplifying emerging authors
• Meryl’s best advice for getting media BEFORE you have a book
• How diverse + abundant media options provides opportunity
• The timeline for properly launching a book with PR + Marketing
• An unlikely success story of an 85 year-old first-time author

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Removing the Obstacles That Prevent Success
Richelle Fredson

In this episode of Bound and Determined, Richelle Fredson speaks directly from her years of experience in the publishing world to share the ways that she has found to remove the many obstacles that prevent authors from experiencing the success that they desire.

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Memoir: Learning to Write From Scars
Brittany Penner

In this episode we cover:

• The Sixties Scoop and its continued impact
• What it’s like searching for your roots
• The process of writing her memoir
• The work she needed to do before she could write
• Literary agent + publisher process

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The Stories that Unite All Women
Dina Scippa

In this episode we cover:

• The stories and struggles for women across the globe
• Looking at where our confidence begins to decline
• Dina’s decision to write a book in service to women + girls
• What Dina predicts for Gender Equity in the next 10 years
• Battling “not enoughness” during the book process

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A Modern Guide for Grief
Gina Moffa

In this episode we cover:

• Types of loss
•  Gina’s tools for navigating grief
• Permission to grieve YOUR way (including laughing)
•  Gina’s book process from beginning to deal!

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Cracking the Media Code
Paula Rizzo

In this episode we cover:

• Secrets of a long-time TV producer
• How authors can get the attention of media
• How to be your own producer
• How the media landscape has changed (and become better for adults)
• Why you should be focusing on media BEFORE you have a book

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How to Make Money While Growing Your Platform
Jannese Torres-Rodriguez

In this episode we cover:

• How she began building her platform while working a 9-5 job
• The power of the side-hustle
• How to begin monetizing your platform efforts
• Why she’s so passionate about writing for the Latinx community
• Financial preparations she’s taking on the road to authorship

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The Secrets of Success from Two Literary Agents
Jan Baumer and Steve Troha

In this episode we cover:

• How much of their job is instinct vs. what is presented in a proposal
• Which parts of the proposal they consider most important
• Changes they’re seeing in the publishing industry
• How they’re assessing author platforms
• The most common misstep authors make in their proposals

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Writing Your Book Alcohol-Free = Unbottled Potential
Amanda Kuda

In this episode we cover:

• What Amanda learned about herself in the book writing process
• Why potential was the biggest takeaway of her sober journey
• Moving from book proposal to manuscript writing
• Advice to writers and creatives looking to unleash their potential
• Agents and Publishers meetings + experiences

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Journey of Reconnection: Breaking Down Sense of Self
Kristen Boice MA LMFT

In this episode we cover:

• Incredible insight on triggers
• The role we play
• Disconnection from self and our mission
• How to get clarity in our lives
• And SO MUCH MORE.

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Let's Talk About Sex...and Books
Vanessa & Xander Marin

In this episode we cover:

• The THRIVING social media following they’ve doubled over the last 6 months
• Finding confidence to show up and have hard conversations
• Boundaries (in business + the bedroom)
• The hardest thing for couples to discuss when it comes to sex
• What surprised them about the publishing process

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Why You? The Biggest Trigger in the Book Writing Process
Richelle Fredson

In this episode we cover:

• Your sense of self and how important it is to your book proposal

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How To Become a Confident Writer
Lily Womble

In this episode we cover:

• Navigating a business while being a writer
• Honoring leaps in our professional and person lives
• Harnessing the confidence to show up and thrive online
• How frameworks in your business can be reflected in your book
• Permission to show up in your boldness

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Rise Above Your Story to Write Your Best Book
Karena Kilcoyne

In this episode we cover:

• The process of writing a memoir
• How to find healing through writing
• Deciding to teach from personal + professional experience
• How the right book idea can open doors
• Creating a brand to support your writing

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Standing Out in an Upward Trending Genre
Karolina Rzadkowolska

In this episode we cover:

• Determining where you fit in the market (even a crowded one!)
• Doing the research required to understand your “competition”
• Dedicating time to your business to gather necessary intel
• International platform work
• Knowing exactly who your book ISN’T for

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Amplifying Your Work with Hybrid Publishing
Naren Aryal

In this episode we cover:

• What thought leaders need to publish successfully
• Advice for writers int their early stages
• Predictions for publishing over the upcoming decade
• How to test your book ideas
• Traditional vs Hybrid breakdown

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Breaking Down the Publishing Timeline
Richelle Fredson

I’ll walk you through the following timelines:

• Prep + Development
• Agents
• Publisher Meetings
• The Deal
• Manuscripts

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Jeffrey Davis

Finding Wonder in the Creative Process
Jeffrey Davis

• Defining and understanding the science of wonder
• How wonder serves writers AND impacts our global communities
• How to keep experimenting in life
• The process of distilling your ideas into book form
• How to practically include wonder in your life

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Tara Stiles

Making Your Own Rules for Your Book Journey
Tara Stiles

• The process of making yoga accessible
• Body competition
• Translating what you know and love into a book
• The revolution of feeling good
• The fears around starting something new

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Jesse Finkelstein

Demystifying Hybrid Publishing
Jesse Finkelstein

• What hybrid publishing is
• How this model is different from Traditional and Self- Publishing
• The timeline of hybrid publishing
• How the financials work in this model
• Why Jesse knew a new model of publishing was needed

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Terri Trespicio

How to Unfollow Your Passion
Terri Trespicio

• The joy in making it up as you go
• Why we’re a culture that trades on labels
• How to unsubscribe yourself + question everything
• What it means to truly collaborate with your publisher
• A real look at how great writing unfolds

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Jen Winston

Writing "Greedy" with Jen Winston
Jen Winston

• Why she hopes her book is one day obsolete
• Moving from proposal to manuscript
• Lessons learned during rewrites
• Thinking through how to structure your book
• Why being Greedy isn’t a bad thing

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Farnoosh Torabi

Breaking Barriers in Books and Beyond
Farnoosh Torabi

• Why book proposals aren’t a “one + done” process
• Writing a book that’s a slight deviation from your core brand
• What’s underneath people’s money challenges
• Exploration of the mind + money connection
• How money “missteps” frame your view on finances

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Aimee Raupp

The Freedom of Choice in Your Publishing Journey
Aimee Raupp

• How Aimee empowers women to live in sync with their body
• Her pros/cons of both traditionally and self-publishing
• Connecting the dots between emotional and physical health
• Writing a book to BECOME an expert
• How social proof/workshopping/research leads to great books

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Kyle Gray

Maintaining Your Passion as an Author
Kyle Gray

• Owning your gifts + what makes you unique
• Tapping into your intuition as a creator
• Understanding + balancing your capacity to serve
• Creating a writing schedule
• Organizing your content + writing flow

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Mara Glatzel

How to be Needy in All the Best Ways
Mara Glatzel

• Balancing ambition + your needs
• Pivoting when you feel burnout approaching
• Honoring rest in your life + business
• Releasing perfectionism
• Not falling into isolation and loneliness

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Stephanie Tade

Striking a Balance with Literary Agent Stephanie Tade
Stephanie Tade

• Finding balance during the publishing process
• How Stephanie chooses her book projects
• Biggest proposal turn-offs
• Shifts in the publishing industry
• The power of vulnerability

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Richelle Fredson

The Three Phases of Marketing Your Book
Richelle Fredson

• The three phases of launch
• What to include in your proposal
• How to market…no matter your platform size
• Activating your existing followers
• What to include on your book landing page

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Janna Hockenjos

Content, Style & Structure: Working with an Editor on Your Book
Janna Hockenjos

• Types of editors
• Understanding where you can accept and invest in help
• Things to be thinking about BEFORE writing your book
• Why writing is like grocery shopping
• What to expect from the editorial process + timeline

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Emily Benson

Understanding the Path of Self-Publishing
Emily Benson

• Creating a book that serves your community
• The prep + planning to successfully self-publish
• What Emily learned between book 1 + 2
• Where to invest in support to get a professional product
• How to focus your book when you have a lot to say

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Jonathan Jacobs

Strategic Marketing for Your Book + Branding
Jonathan Jacobs

• The impact of your digital footprint on your book deal
• First considerations when building your platform
• Disarming the feat around visibility
• Creating your own authentic messaging
• When + how to think about your book launch strategy

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Allison Davis & Michelle Warner

Networking to Grow Your Platform
Allison Davis & Michelle Warner

• The 1st step someone should take when growing their platform
• How to overcome self-doubt when putting yourself out there
• How to borrow audiences to grow your own platform
• Daily actions to take to attract the right followers, readers + clients
• Conscious networking

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Michelle Gardside

How to Brand Yourself as an Author
Michelle Gardside

• What does branding mean in today’s market (and what do I need?!)
• The importance of an author + business brand
• How to weave your stories into your purpose
• Things authors can be doing on their own to define their brand
• The biggest missteps authors make when creating their brand

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Richelle Fredson

Want to Write a Book? Start Here.
Richelle Fredson

• Getting clarity on your book’s core topic
• The 4 questions you NEED to be able to answer about your book
• Emotionally connecting to your reader
• The power and value of your stories
• Why writing a book for “everybody” is problematic

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Raising the Volume on Voices that Matter
Rebekah Borucki

• Bex’s journey through her first two books (there have been many more!)
• Showing up in alignment with our true purpose
• Writing while health + working through resistance
• Building your platform + community
• Inequity in publishing

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Sabina Hitchen

Land Media For Your Book and Business
Sabina Hitchen

• The importance of PR in all the phases of your book journey
• The biggest misconception + fear people have about PR
• Tracking vulnerability to put ourselves out there
• How to find your hook
• Tips + tricks to landing media

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Ashton Colby

Writing Your Book for Impact and Advocacy
Ashton Colby

• The moment you realize you have a book in you
• Transgender men representation
• Navigating shame around our trauma
• Placing boundaries on external validation
• Speaking up in our struggle
• And so much more…

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Vasavi Kumar

Turning Your Pain Into Purpose + Service
Vasavi Kumar

• Value of both personal experience + prof. credentials
• Surrendering to timing + control
• Book Proposal Blueprint Group Program
• Taking action on our dreams
• The lies we tell ourselves
• Writing as a 1st generation immigrant

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Richelle Fredson

What I Know is Holding You Back From Writing Your Book
Richelle Fredson

• Overwhelm
• Vulnerability
• Comparison

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Kate Eckman

Find the Confidence to Write the Book You Were Born To
Kate Eckman

• Infusing your personality into your writing
• Adjusting our expectations
• Navigating self-doubt as a writer
• Being OK with people not liking you
• The 5 P’s of Confidence

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Chrissy King

Using Your Voice for the Collective Liberation
Chrissy King

• The intersection of white supremacy and diet culture
• The difference between self-love, body positivity and body liberation
• The diversity challenges within the wellness industry
• The process of writing a book that potentially triggers your trauma
• When your book is a manifesto–a call to action–for important world conversations

Using our voice + writing for liberation

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Wendy Sherman

Understanding the Role of a Literary Agent
Wendy Sherman

• What a Literary Agent Does and Does NOT Do
• An Agent’s Process of Reviewing Book Proposals
• The Thing to Avoid Doing in Your Book Proposal
• What Most Surprises People About the Publishing Process

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Terri Cole

Stop Sabotaging and Start Your Book STAT!
Terri Cole

• How to serve your community with a book
• How boundaries play into your writing
• Ditching the people-pleaser instinct
• Vulnerability as a writer
• Getting out of your own way

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Heather Chauvin

Cut the Excuses: It’s Time to Get Published.
Heather Chauvin

• Hybrid publishing
• Using our stories in service
• Fantasy vs Reality of writing a book
•  Investing in the help you need
•  Writing a book when “you’re not a writer”

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Graci Harkema

Telling Our Stories for Healing and Hope
Graci Harkema

• Writing Through Our Trauma
• Sharing Our Stories for Connection
• Standing in Integrity Through Adversity
• Diversity, Equity + Inclusion

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Jennifer Racioppi

Maintaining Your Vision No Matter the Roadblocks
Jennifer Racioppi

In this episode we cover:

• All the people that touch the book in the traditional process
• How to surrender to the process
• The importance of honoring your emotions as a writer
• Why a platform is so crucial in book publishing

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