Episode 8: How to be a self-publishing superstar with author Tonya Kappes

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The publishing world can be a real mystery, especially to someone trying to publish for the first time. With so many messages out there about the “right” or “wrong” ways to get a book published, it can be enough to make a newbie throw up their hands in defeat. Heck, sometimes it can be overwhelming for people already in it!

While traditional publishing continues to be the path that many authors pursue, self-publishing has become much more popular and more widely accepted over the past decade. Still, there’s a lot of questions—and a lot of mystery—behind the process.

Today’s guest, bestselling cozy author Tonya Kappes, has been self-publishing since the start of her career more than a decade ago. She’s an Amazon All Star who has written more than 180 southern cozy mysteries, all of which have graced numerous bestseller lists. Her stories are packed with southern charm, emotion and humor and filled with flawed characters. And her business sense is impeccable.

This gal knows her stuff—and she’s here to share it all, from the day she decided to write a book (hint: she never even liked to read before that!) to when she made the decision to put her books out on her own. We’re talking writing, marketing and how to stay grounded and centered in this crazy business.

Tune in to hear:

  • The catalyst that drove Tonya to start writing
  • How The Artist’s Way helps to keep her head in the game
  • Her go-to strategy for staying connected to her readers
  • That time Tonya met Grumpy Cat (yes, the real one!)

And much more!

Find Tonya at:


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tonyakappesbooks/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authortonyakappes/

Patreon: https://tonyakappes.com/tonya-on-patreon/