Sunday, April 24, 2016

Guild’s May 7 podcasting workshop helps authors reach readers

On May 7, David Lucas will introduce authors to podcasting—a part of the author platform often forgotten by those trying to reach their audiences—at a free workshop held from 10 a.m. to noon at Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Rd, Kirkwood, Mo.

David will share his experience as producer and host of Write Pack Radio (WPR)—a free podcast on the writing industry that has an international audience—and how he is taking a hobby and making it into part of his writing business. Podcasts are the modern online ‘radio show’ that can be accessed by the listener anywhere without any special equipment. Forbes Magazine predicts they will soon available on car radios, and they are easy to make.

David Lucas and Fedora Amis
David will discuss:
  • ·      Why an author (traditional or indie) should consider podcasting
  • ·      The different kinds of podcasting
  • ·      How podcasts let authors talk directly to their audience
  • ·      What you need to start a podcast
  • ·      How to reach and grow your audiences without spending a lot of money (if any)

David is a published fiction short story author and poet. He has a Master’s Degree in Management from Webster University. For two years, David has been the host and producer of Write Pack Radio, a podcast with a panel of authors exploring the changing writing industry. WPR can be found on multiple platforms, including iTunes, TuneIn, and Blog Talk Radio. David decided to take his experience in podcasting and his love for radio dramas and start Winding Trails Media, which will produce podcast audio dramas beginning this fall.

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