TKC 447 Stephen Campbell

Author of Four Seasons of Reno Hart and Creator of The Author Biz podcast

Interview starts at 10:33 and ends at 42:30

The power of Amazon Publishing–if you’ve written a good book and the people at Amazon support the book–there are so many levers and knobs that they can turn to put it in front of the people who will like it. It is astonishing. There’s nothing like it.  


Amazon discount to celebrate Harris Poll ranking – press release on February 22, 2017

“With Amazon Books, Jeff Bezos Is Solving Digital Retail’s Biggest Design Flaw” by Noah Robischon at Fast Company – February 13, 2017

“9 Statistics Writers Should Know About Amazon” by Jane Friedman at – February 16, 2017

Tech Tip

Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1-5) by Hugh Howie with Kindle in Motion update

Interview with Stephen Campbell

The Author Biz website and podcast

Four Seasons of Reno Hart by Stephen R. Campbell

The Hardy Boys Starter Set (5 Volumes) by Franklin W. Dixon

Cozy Mysteries (new releases in 2016) at

Mysteries by Agatha Christie

The Taylor Stevens Show podcast

Books by Taylor Stevens

Books by Paul Levine

Mysteries by Harry Bingham (99-cent sale ends February 24, 2017)

Books by Barbara Nickless, and her website

World’s Best Cat Litter


Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert [Kindle in Motion] by Patricia Cornwell

“Jack the Ripper: Patricia Cornwell ‘Proves’ Walter Sickert Was the Killer in Second Book” by Sara C Nelson at Huffington Post – February 21, 2017

Next Week’s Guest

Michael Anderle, author of The Kurtherian Gambit series


My talented niece Fran Betlyon sings my father’s favorite song on his 90th birthday on February 18.

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.

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Comments 3

  1. Julie wrote:

    The very first line in the podcast notes should be a disclaimer to turn off your Echo’s microphone. 😀

    I have to wonder if authors give hard copies of ARCs to lessen the chance of piracy? I’m not a writer, but I lurk in a forum where people have discussed piracy issues with ARCs. 🙁

    Posted 25 Feb 2017 at 8:16 am
  2. Len Edgerly wrote:

    Good idea, Julie! 🙂

    Posted 25 Feb 2017 at 9:19 am
  3. Stephen Campbell wrote:

    Hi, Julie – I think you’re right about physical ARCs rather than digital, particularly in the publisher level. They seem far more nervous about piracy than most indie authors. There are some services available to authors/publishers for distributing digital ARCs with some security. One you’re probably familiar with is NetGalley.

    Posted 25 Feb 2017 at 10:13 am