Posts from the Button-Monkey, JP Howle

Better Off Undead #120 – Sean Hates Magenta

Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes So we recently had a whole color debacle with a photo of a dress, and this week, the guys went off on another clothing-and-color-related topic—What color is the shoe on the cover of My Stepbrother the Groom? Is it Berry? Paprika? Some kind […]

Creating “Gotta Buy It!” blurbs with Libbie Hawker (Self Publishing Podcast #149)

Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes Product descriptions—an aspect of your publishing/marketing plan that many writers either do half-assed or ignore completely—are more important than you might think. As this week’s guest, Libbie Hawker explains in the show, you may pay for (or otherwise wrangle) a good deal of […]

Authorpreneur’s Almanac #31: Sean’s January Reading List

READ A LOT, WRITE A LOT–that’s the advice Stephen King gives writers in his epic autobiography/how to, On Writing. If anyone made fun of Sean about not having time to read books before, they definitely don’t have a leg to stand on now. After the great response from Sean’s last “what I’ve been reading” Almanac, […]

Better Off Undead #119 – Dave’s Epic Olive Garden Rant

Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes It’s A Very Davey Christmas all over again. This week’s show was a deep dive into the puzzling and paranoid mind of David Wright, as well as a perfect snapshot of just how Sean and Johnny think so totally differently. (Well, maybe not […]

Scrappy Networking for Authors with Donovan Scherer (Self Publishing Podcast #148)

Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes Just what does it mean to be “Scrappy” when it comes to networking as an indie author? And how can an author make a success, not just with online networking (via, blogs, email, or social networks), but also with face-to-face networking (like going […]

Better Off Undead #118 – WHAT FUCKING COLOR IS IT with Monica Leonelle

Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes This week, the guys had the amazing Monica Leonelle on, because apparently, even though Dave is our team artist and graphic designer, Monica is the only one in the group that knows the difference between black and gold! (By the way, if you’re […]

Selling on Apple, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble (Self Publishing Podcast #147)

Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes Finally, the episode we’ve all been waiting for, the show Johnny and Sean have been teasing us about for weeks, the unveiling of a project that has, until this week, been known only as “The Beyonce.” Invasion is here, and it’s not only […]

Better Off Undead #115 – Dave Explains Why Humanity Sucks

Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes As Dave explains in this week’s episode, Sean has been trying to share “something awesome” each week in SPP. As a way to counteract that awesomeness, Dave decided he’d share something dark and depressing each week in BOU. This week: Dave shares a […]

Networking and Author Landing Pages with Matt Gartland (Self Publishing Podcast #144)

Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes This week the guys sat down with Matt Garland, host of the Author MBA podcast and networking genius. It’s a hard fact in life that we all must face: It’s not always just what you know; it’s who you know that get’s you […]

Better Off Undead #114 – Dave Gets Strep

Right-click here to download the MP3 Click here to subscribe via iTunes A short one this week. With only a few minutes to spare before having to run off to some other appointment, the guys took a wee bit of time to talk about Dave’s adventures with Strep Throat. What do you do when even […]