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STORM THE GATES OF PUBLISHING with VP and literary agent Amanda Luedeke and novelist Charis Crowe. Teaming up to talk about both sides of publishing (self-publishing and traditional), Amanda and Charis share their combined twenty years of experience in the industry from both sides of the desk. They offer a glimpse behind the "gates" as they share the realities, opportunities, and difficulties of the publishing world. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor and Luedek ...
 
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Literary agent Amanda Luedeke entered a writing contest. Hear about what happened. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-publishing career.…
 
Writing goals are hard. The Gatecrashers discuss tips and tricks to make them less hard. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-publishing caree…
 
The Gatecrashers discuss the final verdict of the Penguin Random House anti-trust trial. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-publishing caree…
 
Something's rotten in the state of publishing. Women make up most of the work force yet hold fewer high-level positions. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to laun…
 
As AI improve, authors and publishers are wondering when we can expect AI-narrated audiobooks. The Gatecrashers discuss. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to laun…
 
Can computers create good book covers? The Gatecrashers discuss this new technology. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-publishing career.…
 
Amanda shares how she landed her own book deal and what that process looked like. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-publishing career.…
 
Read all about it! The Gatecrashers discuss how recent publishing-related tech news affects authors. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-publ…
 
How many marketing dollars per book do publishers spend? The Gatecrashers discuss this and more from the antitrust trial. Source: https://mailchi.mp/hotsheetpub/bn-backlist?e=d650b3b0a0 Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent ne…
 
One takeaway from the big antitrust trial seems to be the thought that agents only care about getting big book advances, and that if they can do that, then they've done their job. Is this true? The Gatecrashers discuss. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a ma…
 
It was the tweet heard round the publishing world, but is it true? Do 50% of books sell 12 copies or fewer? The Gatecrashers weigh in. https://twitter.com/aprilhenrybooks/status/1566230658766503937 Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer …
 
New York Times bestselling authors Sofia Lapuente and Jarrod Shusterman give tips for a strong coauthoring relationship. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to laun…
 
Why do bookstores choose to carry one book over another? Why do some books perform better in certain areas of the country? The Gatecrashers sit down with bookstore owner and literary agent Elisa Saphier to discuss the art of bookselling. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Ch…
 
The Gatecrashers interview author Mel Todd, owner of Bad Ash Publishing. Mel is a Bestselling Amazon author in Urban Science Fiction and Urban Fantasy with over 30 titles to her name, plus stories in multiple anthologies. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a …
 
The Gatecrashers sit down with award-winning novelist Piper Huguley and discuss the importance of fighting to tell the story that you want to tell. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publish…
 
The Gatecrashers share updates and announcements about their publishing journeys! Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-publishing career.…
 
The Gatecrashers read first-page submissions and offer comments and critiques. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-publishing career.…
 
Yes, authors can write and pitch their own press releases. The Gatecrashers discuss how. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-publishing caree…
 
Create your very own story bible! Free story bible templates found here: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/yq5ncpjcevpjfleuwcwfd/h?dl=0&rlkey=cjfh2b3bmkmelqav2qu02213b Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the…
 
The Gatecrashers read first-page submissions and offer comments and critiques. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-publishing career.…
 
The Gatecrashers share a tip on an easy way to get your book translated. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-publishing career.…
 
The Gatecrashers read first-page submissions and offer comments and critiques. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-publishing career.…
 
What content should you put into your author newsletter? The Gatecrashers have some tips. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-publishing care…
 
The Gatecrashers read first-page submissions and comment on the craft. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-publishing career.…
 
The Gatecrashers discuss James Clear's Atomic Habits and how it can help writers. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-publishing career.…
 
Conference season is upon us! The Gatecrashers give four tips for a successful conference experience. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-pub…
 
Ever wondered what literary agents REALLY think? The Gatecrashers offer a glimpse into their uncensored thoughts. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her …
 
Bestselling author Brandon Sanderson has raised over $23M in 4 days on Kickstarter. The Gatecrashers discuss how this move is disrupting the book industry. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of…
 
Ever wondered what literary agents REALLY think? The Gatecrashers offer a glimpse into their uncensored thoughts. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her …
 
Ever wondered what literary agents REALLY think? The Gatecrashers offer a glimpse into their uncensored thoughts. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her …
 
Most authors think they are marketing when they are actually creating. Listen in as the Gatecrashers unpack the dangers of creating more things. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing…
 
Forget followers. Authors need to build communities. The Gatecrashers dive into what this means and how to do it. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her …
 
Ever wondered what literary agents REALLY think? The Gatecrashers offer a glimpse into their uncensored thoughts. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her …
 
Ever wondered what literary agents REALLY think? The Gatecrashers offer a glimpse into their uncensored thoughts. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her …
 
From #booktok to #authortok, the Gatecrashers talk about how authors can use TikTok to their advantage. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-p…
 
What are the rules of thumb when trying to grow a platform on TikTok? The Gatecrashers give a few tips. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-p…
 
What is TikTok and why should authors be on the platform? The Gatecrashers discuss. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-publishing career.…
 
How much does it cost to produce an audiobook? Should you narrate? The Gatecrashers give a crash course on audiobooks. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch…
 
No, it's not always a good idea to price your ebook at $2.99. The Gatecrashers discuss the psychology and strategy behind book pricing. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before d…
 
Part two! Our apologies for the dreadful audio. The Gatecrashers discuss how whale readers make and break careers. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her…
 
Our apologies for the dreadful audio. The Gatecrashers discuss how whale readers make and break careers. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-…
 
The Gatecrashers discuss three different approaches to book-release marketing, as originally presented by Elana Johnson at the 20Booksto50k conference. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of pub…
 
Charis discusses her main takeaways from the 20Booksto50k 2021 indie publishing conference in Vegas. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-publ…
 
Slow and steady book sales are better than that two-day spike on Amazon. The Gatecrashers discuss why. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-pu…
 
What are your strengths as a writer? The Gatecrashers discuss six common strengths and how to spot them in your writing life. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to…
 
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