Nov 19, 2021 • 40M

What Not to Do, Self-Pub Edition Episode 290 with Cate Frazier-Neely

Cate Frazier-Neely made all the self-pub mistakes so you don't have to.

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Entertaining, actionable advice on craft, productivity and creativity for writers and journalists in all genres, with hosts Jessica Lahey, KJ Dell'Antonia and Sarina Bowen.

Hi all! Jess here. I met performer and voice educator Cate Frazier-Neely through a mutual friend earlier this year, at a Sungazer concert. I was at the concert because my son is a massive fan of Sungazer bassist and YouTuber Adam Neely and Cate was there because she’s Adam Neely’s mom. When the topic of conversation turned away from my son’s hero worship of her son and toward writing and publishing (doesn’t it always?) she revealed she’d made ALL THE MISTAKES when self-publishing her first book, and, of course, I sensed an opportunity for an episode.

As this is a podcast all about flattening the learning curve for writers, I asked her to come on and tell us all the ugly details about publishing her book so we could learn from her mistakes.

Links from the Pod

Cate Frazier-Neely:

Episode 185: #AudioExplosion with Tanya Eby

Singing Through Change: Women's Voices in Midlife, Menopause, and Beyond by Cate Frazier-Neely

The Authors Guild

We had such a great time chatting we didn’t even get a chance to discuss what we’ve been reading!

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