Friday, July 15, 2016

#5: Blank-Page Freak-Out! with Tim Gard

Learn to laugh in the face of writer’s block.

Gerald’s guest is Tim Gard, top motivational speaker and corporate entertainer, known for bringing tears of laughter to audiences worldwide. More than an insightful and funny guy, Tim teaches people to be more resilient and resourceful using their own comedic style. Gerald and Tim talk about turning frustration into comedy – and inspiration. Tim also gives tips on dealing with stress and getting started in public speaking.

Also in this Episode

Gerald gives his featurette book review of Bill Bryson’s Shakespeare – citing countless words the Bard coined that we use every day – including countless.

Next Show – Episode 6: She Says What You Write with Audiobook Narrator Rebecca Roberts

We’ll be getting the behind-the-scenes, green-room scoop on how authors and publishers can work best with audiobook narrators. Our charming guest will be none other than Rebecca Roberts, the multi-voiced talent you hear reading Bonfire of the Vanderbilts on

More Big News - GetPublished! Website Memberships Are Now Free has all kinds of support resources for authors, publishers, and book promoters. When we launched the show, we set up the website on a subscription model. We charged a low monthly fee to access the resource pages – such as research links, vendor listings (editors, illustrators, publicists), and sample documents (templates for book proposals and press releases).

Well, it’s all now free. Call us crazy, but no more subscription fees – it’s all free. And, of course, downloading or streaming the podcast has always been free.
That said, to get the resources, you still have to register at the site – all you need is an email address and a password.

If you’re amused by GetPublished! Radio or find it helpful – please subscribe through your podcast app (iTunes, Stitcher, Feedburner, TuneIn, or RSS) and tell your thousand closest friends!

And, by all means, GetPublished!

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

#4: Biztalk with Tom Sant

Gerald's guest is Dr. Tom Sant, who went from being an overworked English professor to a global marketing consultant and bestselling author of business books. He talks about his NOSE technique for writing killer proposals, along with his wish-list for business titles that aren't on the shelves yet.

Besides his past professorship, Tom has been a standup comic and a founder of two successful business enterprises. He's been called the world's foremost authority on winning sales proposals and was named one of the top ten sales trainers in the world by Selling Power Magazine. He is the author of three popular business books - the bestselling Persuasive Business Proposals, which was named one of the seven most important sales books of all time by Inc magazine, as well as The Giants of Sales and The Language of Success, all of which were published by the American Management Association.

The episode also has a clip from Gerald's humorous business book, How to Lie with Charts.


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Thursday, June 23, 2016

GetPublished! Radio Episode 3

Consider the notion that historical fiction is really all about today. The example I’ll use is actually from an opera – Nabucco by Guiseppe Verdi. It’s one of the most beautiful choruses ever composed.

What’s ahead - Our guest for Episode 4 will be Tom Sant, who went from being an overworked English professor to a global marketing consultant. He’ll tell us what’s hot and what’s not in business and how-to books.

(This is the one to share with your thousand closest friends. You may need a tissue or two.)

So get comfortable, or set the pace on that treadmill, or make sure the waiter has your order – we’re going to the opera!


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Friday, May 13, 2016

GetPublished! Radio Episode 2

In today’s special Episode 2 of GetPublished! I’ll take you on a field trip to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art – LACMA. It’s behind the scenes at an after-hours closed session of the American Art Council. I’m giving a talk on the scandal behind Julius Stewart’s painting The Baptism, which is the basis for my sixth novel, Bonfire of the Vanderbilts.

You’ll find pictures mentioned here on our blog Gerald’s Page at getpublished dot guru. They’re also in the book. I gave the presentation standing in front of the painting.

Now, why am I taking you here? One of our mantras on GetPublished! Radio is that no one is stopping you. I don’t have a degree in art history – I’m just an enthusiastic researcher. But if I had waited for scholars in this field to bless my results or for a mainstream publisher to vet the project – it probably would never have happened. But as it was, I self-published in paperback, ebook, and audiobook.

As you listen, realize that even now the museum doesn’t necessarily agree with all my findings. But they were impressed enough to invite me to speak behind closed doors to this influential group.


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Saturday, April 16, 2016

GetPublished! Radio - Episode 1

Our guests in-studio answer questions from Gerald and our listeners:

  • William Anthony is a real-world research engineer and author of the Young Adult sci-fi debut I am Fire and Air.
  • Gary Young is President of the Publishers Association of Los Angeles, Director of Professional Development for the Independent Writers of Southern California, and Vice-chair for the Alliance for Los Angeles Playwrights. His non-fiction book, co-written with his wife, Kathy, is Loss and Found: Surviving the Loss of a Young Partner. His novel,Glimmer the Bright Moonlight, will be released soon.
  • Ruth Frechman is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified personal trainer with a private practice in Burbank. She is the author of the multi-award winning, best-selling book, The Food Is My Friend Diet.

And you won’t want to miss an insider’s look at the future of the ebook publishing industry by our Featured Guest:


Mark Coker, Founder and CEO of Smashwords, Inc.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

GetPublished! Radio Show Goes Live Today

No April Fool - just fools for love of books and spirited debate. 

Featured Guest - Mark Coker, Founder and CEO of Smashwords

The GetPublished! premiere hour-long episode features three in-studio interviews with authors: William Anthony (I Am Fire and Air, YA sci-fi), Gary Young (Loss and Found: How We Survived the Loss of a Young Spouse), and Ruth Frechman (The Food Is My Friend Diet). Gary is also Director of Professional Development of the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC) and President of the Publishers Association of Los Angeles.

Also on the show - call-ins with questions from listeners and Gerald's monologue on how he published his father's memoir.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Stuart Appleton IS Rollo Hemphill

Stuart Appleton narrates the audiobook, which is available now from Amazon Audible and iTunes Store.