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APIF-003 Virtual Blog Tours From Your Home with D’vorah Lansky



Today on the Authors Pay It Forward Podcast our Guest & Book Marketing Expert is   D’VORAH LANSKY

Join us to learn D’vorah’s time tested solutions for marketing your books on a global level, growing your media footprint and expanding your essential email list, ALL WITHOUT LEAVING THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME!

To simplify your Virtual Blog process, download D’vorah’s free gift, “The Busy Author’s VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR Journal”.  Using the journal will make your tour flow smoothly, plus making the process easy to duplicate on your next book tour. Enjoy!


D’vorah Lansky, M.Ed. is the bestselling author of several books including Book Marketing Made Easy, Develop Your Author Platform, and Connect, Community, and Profit.

She has been marketing online since 1994 and working exclusively with authors since
2007. D’vorah has participated in hundreds of online speaking opportunities and is passionate about teaching powerful book marketing and community building 
strategies, to authors across the globe. For additional information about many more of D’vorah’s value packed programs, visit our friend at

On a personal note,  I can’t thank D’vorah enough for her free training program for new podcasters.  She gave me the knowledge, skills and confidence to be talking to you today.  


Today’s episode has been brought to you by our own publishing passion, called Mushroom Tales, Motivational Children’s Picture Books in Rhyming verse. Stop by our book site to receive a free eBook version of each new Mushroom Tale, now in Bilingual (Spanish & English) versions and Audio Books will be coming for each new Tale.  

So, if you know have a child, know a child or even used to be a child, remember, There are Mushrooms, with Tales, Everywhere!

So, from your friends in the Authors Pay It Forward facebook community, we hope you’ll join us next time when we meet another Indie Publishing Expert and you’ll see why we like to say:

When it comes to Indie Publishing, you can do it yourself, but you don’t have to do it alone, because we are Authors supporting Authors and we’re glad you’ve joined us.

Thanks a lot. Come on back!





This is the Authors Pay It Forward Podcast at Welcome to Episode Number One (APIF-001) in our newest series about every single aspect of Independent Self-Publishing or as we like to say, INDIE PUBLISHING.

TODAY…. our special Guest, the Kindlepreneur, is in the house.  Dave Chesson is here to bring us a laundry list of free tools that will help YOUR READERS and future fans to discover and to purchase your books.  

Dave will be talking about those tools that can be found on his website at

These are just some, but not all of the tools available from The Kindlepreneur:

  1. A tool to help make the all important selection of the correct category for your book on Amazon. 
  2. The popular KDP Calculator which will tell you how many books a specific book on Amazon is really selling, day by day.  With this tool, you will be able to tell how many books you will need to sell, in your chosen category to become a number one Bestseller. 
  3. Crafting the most effective book description is critical and the Amazon Book Description Generator Tool masters that challenge for you. 
  4. Then, there’s a Kindlepreneur tested list of 79 sites to promote your Kindle Book, with both Free and Paid services.

Dave Chesson has a gold mine of Kindle success generating tools.  On the Kindlepreneur site, help yourself to these free featured solutions and many more:

We can’t forget to mention, the coolest tool, so far, from The Kindlepreneur and this one is so special that it required a website of its very own.  Check out the KDP Rocket at This tool will help you discover the perfect profitable subject for your next book and will show you how to outrank your competition.  

For an every growing list of crazy, brilliant ideas and apps to improve your Kindle Publishing adventure, keep an eye on our friend Dave Chesson, The Kindlepreneur:  






Thanks again, for joining us to meet another friend of the Authors Pay It Forward podcast.  We hope you’ll stop by our site at,  to connect with future guest experts and where you’ll find links to our two FaceBook groups.  One group is designed to talk about YOUR books, specifically and to share questions, answers and flashes of brilliance with our international collection of hundreds of friendly and helpful Indie Authors. The other is a group where we can continue the discussion of recent podcasts (like this one) AND ALSO discuss your SUGGESTIONS for topics and guest experts for future episodes.  

We hope you’ll join us next time for a chat with a new Indie Publishing Guest Expert and if you enjoy our Authors Pay It Forward Podcast, tell your Author Friends and we always appreciate when you have time if you’ll leave a review on iTunes.  

So, join us again, when you’ll hear us say, “When it comes to Indie Publishing, you can do it yourself, but you don’t have to do it alone. We are Authors supporting Authors and we’re glad you’ve joined us.  

See you next time!  Come on back!  

Dave Freeman


When an Author tries to decide whether to opt for Indie Publishing Versus Traditional Publishing, an obvious question can be “What’s the difference?” We’ll compare and contrast the two publishing options in today’s pre-launch episode.

Welcome to all of my Current and Future Authors Friends. This is THE AUTHORS PAY IT FORWARD PODCAST, where we’ll be talking about all things Indie, which…..for our purposes, is Independent Self-Publishing.

Now, whether you’ve written a book or are just thinking about it,…………’ve come to the right place, because WE (you and I) are about to unpack the Indie Publishing Process, one episode, one subject and one guest expert at a time….and regarding those subjects, your suggestions are always welcome.  

This is the official introduction to our new series.  We’re calling it Episode Zero (APIF-000)… just a little warm up, before we launch our Author’s Community into a full blast deep dive into every aspect, process, technology and technique of Indie Authorship. 

Since starting at the beginning is generally a good idea. Today, In this pre-launch episode, we’ll get started with a little Publishing 101, to help you decide which avenue is best for you and your book.  Let’s see if we can answer a common and very logical  question for new and future Authors:   “INDIE PUBLISHING VS. TRADITIONAL. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?