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An Intimate and Unfiltered Conversation on Books, Brands and Business

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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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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