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Author Katie Davis hosts Brain Burps About Books as a "fly on the wall" show. It's all about the craft and business of publishing, now including all genres––not just children's books. Interviews with experts cover publishing, creating, promoting, and writing them. Are you an aspiring writer who'd like to know the inside scoop on how others got their books published? Kid's books? Indie books? Non-fiction? Or are you already published and want to hear how to make your book trailer? Maybe you'r ...
 
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I’ve got a sneak peek at something new you might want to know about… Writing for Children Podcast Episode 000 (a little preview) Hi, I’m Katie Davis. I started Brain Burps About Books back in 2010 and continued it for 6 years and 247 episodes. I wanted to give you a little head’s up that I’m creating a new show now. As the Director of the Institute…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #247 Snappsy the Alligator Did Not Ask for Brain Burps to End An Interview with Debut Author Julie Falatko Announcements Just a quick note to let you know that I’m starting a new podcast soon called Writing for Children (if I haven’t already started by the time you hear this). Want to know more? It’s going to be pret…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #246 Time to Celebrate Picture Book Month! An Interview with Dianne de Las Casas Announcements Just a quick note to let you know that I’m starting a new podcast soon called Writing for Children (if I haven’t already started by the time you hear this). Want to know more? It’s going to be pretty awesome and very differ…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #245 Stuff That Gets in the Way of Writing Announcements Just a quick note to let you know that I’m starting a new podcast soon called Writing for Children (if I haven’t already started by the time you hear this). Want to know more? It’s going to be pretty awesome and very different from this show. Go to writingforch…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #244 How to Get Author School Visits Tips for getting author visits & what to do when you get there Announcements Just a quick note to let you know that I’m starting a new podcast soon called Writing for Children (if I haven’t already started by the time you hear this). Want to know more? It’s going to be pretty awes…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #243 12 Things To Do After a Conference Announcements Enter the Institute for Writer's PreK Writing Contest! There will be $1300 in prizes awarded and you could win. For all the details visit www.instituteforwriters.com/prekcontest or text PREKCONTEST to 33444. Submit your manuscript before October 31st for a chance …
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #242 Picture Book Summit An Interview with Julie Hedlund Announcements Just a quick note to let you know that I’m starting a new podcast soon called Writing for Children (if I haven’t already started by the time you hear this). Want to know more? It’s going to be pretty awesome and very different from this show. Go t…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #241 What’s So Great About the 500 Word Picture Book? An Interview with Laura Backes Announcements Just a quick note to let you know that I’m starting a new podcast soon called Writing for Children (if I haven’t already started by the time you hear this). Want to know more? It’s going to be pretty awesome and very di…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #240 Followers + Fear = Super Bad Announcements Just a quick note to let you know that I’m starting a new podcast soon called Writing for Children (if I haven’t already started by the time you hear this). Want to know more? It’s going to be pretty awesome and very different from this show. Go to writingforchildren.co…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #239 Idea Generator for Your YA Novel An Interview with Anne Collier Announcements Just a quick note to let you know that I’m starting a new podcast soon called Writing for Children (if I haven’t already started by the time you hear this). Want to know more? It’s going to be pretty awesome and very different from thi…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #238 Dave Sanderson: Beyond the Miracle on the Hudson An Interview with a Hero Announcements Not sure how to get started with your marketing? Get Your First 1000 Followers is my new LIVE class coming this Fall for those who want that intro to business for writers. Learn how to use an email list, best practices for so…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #237 How Much Do You Edit Out? An Interview with Author Lisa Schroeder Announcements Not sure how to get started with your marketing? Get Your First 1000 Followers is my new LIVE class coming this Fall for those who want that intro to business for writers. Learn how to use an email list, best practices for social med…
 
Listener Mailbag: Part 2 Announcements I have a listener Exclusive for you! Get Your First 1000 Followers is my new LIVE class coming this Fall for those who want that intro to business for writers. Grab your spot before July 31st and get $50 off with code PODCAST50. Just for my podcast peeps! Click HERE to check it out. Want to hear your question …
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #235 Turn Your Kindle Fails Into a Kindle Sale An interview with Kindle Expert Dave Chesson Announcements Get this listener exclusive! Get Your First 1000 Followers is my new LIVE class coming this Fall for those who want that intro to business for writers. Grab your spot before July 31st and get $50 off with code PO…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #234 Listener Mailbag Announcements Listener Exclusive! Get Your First 1000 Followers is my new LIVE class coming this Fall. Reserve your spot before July 31st and get $50 off with code PODCAST50. Just for my peeps! Want to hear your question on a future episode of Brain Burps About Books? Ask your question at www.sp…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #233 Video on the Biz Chix Podcast The Biz Chix interviews me! Announcements Listener Exclusive! Get Your First 1000 Followers in my new live class coming this Fall. My listeners get an exclusive discount of $50. Click HERE and use code PODCAST50. Good thru July 31st. Meet our podcast guests in our the Brain Burps Ab…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #232 Making a Living as a Writer An Interview with Laura Purdie Salas Announcements Picture Book Summit is coming October 3rd! The Early Bird registration is now open! Text 33444 and enter the code PBSKATIE to get on the early bird list or go HERE to sign up. You don't want to miss this! Meet our podcast guests in ou…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #231 A New Storytelling Form Brings History to Life An Interview with Author Entrepreneur Sarah Towle Announcements Picture Book Summit will be October 3rd! Text 33444 and enter the code PBSKATIE to get on the early bird list or go HERE to sign up. You don't want to miss this! Meet our podcast guests in our the Brain…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #230 How to Beat Your Competitors in a Google Search An Interview with Lindsey Anderson Announcements Find out the First Five Ways to Build Your Author Platform and be the first to get notified when the How to Create Your Author Platform course opens again. CLICK HERE to get started. Meet our podcast guests in our th…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #229 Writers, Do You Have a Financial Mentor? An Interview with Todd Tresidder Announcements Find out the First Five Ways to Build Your Author Platform and be the first to get notified when the How to Create Your Author Platform course opens again. CLICK HERE to get started. Join the fun in the Brain Burps About Book…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #228 How to Speak at Teacher Conferences An Interview with Teresa Funke Announcements Find out the First Five Ways to Build Your Author Platform and be on the first to be notified when How to Create Your Author Platform opens again. CLICK HERE to get started. Join the fun in the Brain Burps About Book Podcast Group: …
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #227 Defining Magical Realism An Interview with Laura Ruby Announcements The launch of How to Create Your Author Platform (and Market Your Books without Being Pushy) went great, the students are awesome. The course is wait listed but you can CLICK HERE to be notified as soon as it opens sign up. Plus you'll get 5 thi…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #226 Create Your Author Platform Month Closes with Illustrator Sandy Williams Illustrators Need Platforms, Too! I am grateful for Tim McCanna and his awesome jingle. The original one, but also the new one he created and edited for me. Kellie Johnston, for the lovely thank you note she wrote to me on how I changed her…
 
Fifty Shades of Greatness A Conversation About Creating the Life You’ve Been Yearning For with Paula Jean Burns Announcements Where should you start building your platform? Let me show you with my FREE video training. Hurry! It's only available until May 3rd! Text 33444 and enter the code KATIED to get signed up for my free training! HOWEVER, if yo…
 
Announcements Where should you start building your platform? Let me show with my FREE video training. Hurry! It's only available until May 3rd! Text 33444 and enter the code KATIED to get signed up for my free training! Great listener question from Vicky in today's podcast: "How soon should someone wait after they start their blog to write their fi…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #223 From Tech Phobic to Master Blogger Platform Building with Author Vivian Kirkfield Announcements My free training on how to get started building your author platform will be ready next week – but you can’t get it unless you sign up here: http://www.katiedavis.com/freetraining. Contributors Julie Falatko reviews T…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #222 The Art of Social Media: Tips for Power Users An Interview with Author, Speaker & Social Media Pro Peg Fitzpatrick, co-author with Guy Kawasaki Announcements Coming soon! Free training on how to market your books. Get on the notification list right HERE right now! Listener Kim Trumbo asks a great question. Do yo…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #221 When You Get Interest from Traditional Publishers But Say No Thanks An Interview with KeeKee’s Big Adventures Series Creator Shannon Jones Announcements Answer one questions and get my free marketing lessons! Ask them here and get my Book Promo Planner and Checklist PLUS 21 Ways to Promote Yourself on Amazon as …
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #220 Kelly Light’s Top Tips to Getting Traditionally Published An Interview with Kelly Light: How She Got Five Offers Before Ever Getting an Agent Announcements Want to hear about my Author Platform course when it comes out? Join here! Just for listeners of the podcast! Get a $25 discount and a free success guide fro…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #219 Avoid the Slush Pile with Pubslush An Interview with Pubslush Vice President Amanda Barbara Announcements Free book marketing lessons here: www.katiedavis.com/vip Just for listeners of the podcast! Get a $25 discount and a free success guide from Pubslush HERE: www.katiedavis.com/pubslush Contributors Julie Hedl…
 
BBAB 218: Reedsy | Connecting Publishing Professionals to Writers An Interview with Reedsy Chief Operating Officer Richard Fayet Announcements The Write Life Writers Bundle goes live for 3 days only starting March 9th! You can get $1072 with of ebooks and courses for writers for only $99. Video Idiot Boot Camp, Learn Scrivener Fast and 7 other reso…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #217 Bundle Up! The Writers Bundle Will Heat Up Your Writing An Interview with Alexis Grant of The Write Life Announcements When you sign up at katiedavis.com/bundle, you’ll be one of the first to hear when this great bundle for writers is available! This Week's Guest is Alexis Grant! This week’s guest is Alexis Gran…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #216 Going to Sea with Dr. Bob Ballard An Interview with Scholastic Author Karen Romano Young Click to tweet about this week's episode Announcements Check out my new site! Free book marketing lessons delivered straight to your inbox – go to my new site and you’ll see the sign up box on the right. Contributors Emily W…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #215 What Does the Fox Say? How Janet Fox Used Video to Get a Book Deal Click here to get Katie's 21 Ways to Market and Promote Your Book Checklist & Worksheet Kit FREE. Click to tweet about this week's episode Announcements I'm creating a new course! Get on the VIP list for How to Build Your Author Platform and get …
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #214 Is It Actually Better to Be Traditionally Published? Announcements I love LeadPages! I'm using to build my new website. You can check out LeadPages here: http://katiedavis.com/leadpages I'm creating a new course! Get on the VIP list for How to Build Your Author Platform and get free marketing tips here: http://k…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #213 A Pinterest Rockstar Shares Her Secrets Announcements Just a quick note to let you know that I’m starting a new podcast soon if I haven’t already started by the time you hear this. Want to know more? It’s going to be pretty awesome and very different from this show. Go to writeakidsbook.com/podcast to learn more…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #212 Why SkippyjonJones Almost Skipped the Show Click to tweet about this week's episode Announcements Want to write 12 picture book drafts this year? Want encouragement in your writing journey? Check out 12 x 12 HERE. www.katiedavis.com/12 Contributors Julie Hedlund helps us express gratitude. Marketing Question of …
 
Why Peter Lerangis Was On Air Force One Click to tweet about this week's episode Announcements For writers who want to know more about marketing your books. Any writer. Any books. Online, offline, self or traditionally published. Free Market and Promote Your Book Checklist and Worksheet for my writer peeps. You’ll also get a list of 108 top twitter…
 
Go HERE to get my Market and Promote Your Book Checklist & Worksheet PLUS 21 Ways to Promote Your Book on Amazon!! http://katiedavis.com/21waystomarket Brain Burps About Books Podcast #210 My #1 Marketing Tool That's Helped Me Sell More Books Announcements I’ve got something FREE to help you bump it up to the next level in the coming year! It’s a s…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #209 Holiday Replay: How Do You Win an Award, Find a Literary Agent, and Get a Book Published? Get Rejected First! Announcements It's coming! I'm working on my New Year's Gift for you! (Hint: I'm planning on helping you have a productive year.) Sign up here so you'll get it as soon as it's available: www.katiedavis.c…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #208 Holiday Replay: How to Promote Your Book Announcements It's coming! I'm working on my New Year's Gift for you! (Hint: I'm planning on helping you have a productive year.) Sign up here so you'll get it as soon as it's available: katiedavis.com/2015 Have I helped you this year? Did I say something on the podcast, …
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #207 Our 101 Favorite Children's Books of the Year Part 2 Announcements Would you answer this one question survey? I want to hear from how I can help YOU: http://www.katiedavis.com/onequestion Getting excited and prepped for the next session of Business for Writers 101: Crank It Up with Katie. Get it now for the earl…
 
Our 101 Favorite Children's Books of the Year Part 1 Click to tweet about this week's episode Announcements Would you answer this one question survey? I want to hear from how I can help YOU: http://www.katiedavis.com/onequestion Getting excited and prepped for the next session of Business for Writers 101: Crank It Up with Katie. Get it now for the …
 
I’m so thankful for my business because it means I’m able to donate to charities close to my heart. Inspired by Pat Flynn, I decided to donate half of every Video Idiot Boot Camp tuition from Nov 24 through midnight December 6. Like this: now through Dec 6, I'll make a donation to Pencils of Promise for half of every Video Idiot Boot Camp tuition. …
 
Announcements Thanksgiving next week! I'm grateful for those of you who have donated to the podcast. Getting excited and prepped for the next session of Crank It Up with Katie. There will be an early bird price of $97 but don't join yet. Wait for Cyber Monday when it will be even less. The lowest it will ever be. If you're not on my mailing list go…
 
Click to tweet about this week's episode Announcements Thanks to Carrie Charley Brown for the lovely interview she did with me. You can find it at CarrieCharleyBrown.com Since it's NaNoWriMo, PiBoIdMo and PictureBookMonth, I talk a little about the Learn Scrivener Fast course I’ve been going through. This Week's Review This week’s contributor is Em…
 
Announcements Free 4 Quick & Easy Video Marketing Lessons for Writers You’re not making book trailers yet? Really? Seriously? You know I'm an insane, video-crazed freak, right? But do you know why? Book trailers have literally changed my career as a writer. They’ve made me successful, gotten me attention for my books, earned me income, and I absolu…
 
Announcements EXTENDED! Leave an honest review of the podcast in iTunes by November 7th and be invited to a free Q&A with me. Ask me anything! 1-Go to http://bit.ly/1rxoGdF 2-Click VIEW ON iTUNES 3-Click RATINGS & REVIEWS 4-Click WRITE A REVIEW 5-Enter the Rafflecopter here. Check out the deets and the 200th episode celebration here. Club Burp-a-Pa…
 
To celebrate my 200th episode I wanted to go big. Go big or go home, right? So this is a three parter: 1. A free info-packed webinar for you, my listener. Your ticket is an honest review of the podcast, which you can write by clicking here, then clicking the VIEW IN iTUNES button, then click RATINGS AND REVIEWS and then WRITE A REVIEW. 2. Let us kn…
 
Brain Burps About Books Podcast #199 Click to tweet about this money-making episode here! Announcements Are you ready to take your writing career to the next level but don't know where to start? Come learn the basics of using video and tech, social media, how to start an email list (and why you need one), marketing your book and yourself and how al…
 
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